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    Agree

    Agree
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    have you ever cut feathers?

    I'm trying to get my starter bow set up for a friend of mine to try and was just wondering. Have you ever taken a 4" feather and cut it down to 2 1/2" or 2"? I'm thinking about that because it's a...
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    OK, I will go down to $200

    OK, I will go down to $200
  4. Thread: Does this count?

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    Wait tradbow guy, the guy did it in Robin Hood,...

    Wait tradbow guy, the guy did it in Robin Hood, Men in tights. "He split Robin's arrow in twain" :)
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    Sale posted properly

    I am selling my longbow and have posted it in the classifieds under traditional, Left handed gear.
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    214198321419842141985 Here are the others.

    214198321419842141985
    Here are the others.
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    LH longbow + for sale

    Due to a wrist injury I have to sell my longbow. A left hand Samick Trailblazer 68", 30# bow. I have only had this bow for 7 months and it retails at $229.99. Here's what you get. The bow, a bow...
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    You also might want to look at the platinum plus...

    You also might want to look at the platinum plus shafts. Some of those are rated pretty light and will last a good long time and a quality product. Again, at this draw weight, look at youth charts...
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    gnome, if I were you I would try the youth arrows...

    gnome, if I were you I would try the youth arrows that are rated below 28#. You can pick those up at retail shops usually. You also might want to look at the arrows that come with the Capital youth...
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    Thanks for all the support. I hope everything...

    Thanks for all the support. I hope everything works out for you Hank. I don't want to go down that road which is why I'm parking the longbow. I'll give it a while and in the meantime, I'll want to...
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    Grant, It's not that the Samick has any excessive...

    Grant, It's not that the Samick has any excessive hand shock, it's my wrist. I literally couldn't hold the bow on a shot the other day the pain was so severe. And as you said, there are longbows with...
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    May have to give up Longbow...injury

    I've been shooting my longbow for 7 months now and all of a sudden I'm getting a lot of pain in my bow arm wrist. Laid off for a few days then tried to shoot again and the pain was too much. Went to...
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    Archery: escape? or ????

    I was doing some thinking the other day. Scary I know. I read that a lot of people use archery as an escape from their day to day stresses. They can leave everything at the door, go out and shoot,...
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    Not a hunter, just shoot 3D and target so I'm not...

    Not a hunter, just shoot 3D and target so I'm not concerned with broadheads. Sorry about the goof on my part regarding weights and spines. Since I shoot in the longbow division, IBO, my longest shot...
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    Longbow shooter, would you rather?

    I now have to go through the painstaking task of bare shaft tuning. Don't know why, but things have changed and my arrows are now shooting too weak. I'm probably getting better expansion. In any...
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    I'm shooting 28" shafts with 100 grain points....

    I'm shooting 28" shafts with 100 grain points. I'll have to see if I can nock off another inch. I sure would be cheaper for now than buying another test kit.
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    Arne, why is 125 grains base line for wood? I'm...

    Arne, why is 125 grains base line for wood? I'm just asking because I don't know. Never heard it before. You may be absolutely right. I've just never heard it before.
    The drawback for me, with a 30#...
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    Bingo!!!! So I put more bend in my bow arm to...

    Bingo!!!! So I put more bend in my bow arm to shorten my draw length and draw weight. All of a sudden, no riser slap, bow is quiet. Downside, with this much bend in the bow arm, I'm probably down to...
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    Arne, I'm shooting a 30# bow, shooting 30-35#...

    Arne, I'm shooting a 30# bow, shooting 30-35# spined spuce at 28" and 100 grain points. This is really driving me a little nuts. But if, as tradbow guy says, my arrows are too weak, that's a good...
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    serious side plate wear...help

    I put on a brand new side plate today. Shot about 30 shots. Seems like way too much wear on the side plate. Is this normal? Or, as I suspect, it indicates improperly spined arrows? And if so, too...
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    Thanks guys. Awesome information. Never thought...

    Thanks guys. Awesome information. Never thought of, or been taught, about the tuning in and out and the spine implications. Never thought of the leather "launch pad" either. Great stuff. Now I have...
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    side plate question

    On my longbow, I'm using a bear hair rug for the shelf and the side plate. Do you think I would see a difference, or would it make a difference how wide that side plate is? Right now it's bout 1/2...
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    I heard some rumblings that they might be looking...

    I heard some rumblings that they might be looking at Wintergreen, Virginia. Between Charlottesville and Lynchburg.
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    The first match is February 28th and I'm calling...

    The first match is February 28th and I'm calling it The Arctic Open. It could be 50 degrees or it could be 5 degrees. No telling in central Va.
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    Central Va matches 2015

    The Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club in Charlottesville, Va has a small but challenging 3D course. 15 shooting lanes that we'll shoot twice. The terrain changes from flat to steep down hill shots. We...
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    I was thinking more in terms of use for a 3D...

    I was thinking more in terms of use for a 3D match. What if it starts raining? Or it's misting or foggy? That's my main application
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    water proofing feathers?

    Guys, I've seen the dust that you can buy to water proof feathers. I tried an experiment today. I used silicone sneaker spray from foot locker. Have any of you used this stuff or the powder? Which...
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    3d, If you're just learning and going to shoot a lot to start, IMO you should probably start with aluminum arrows. They'll take a beating, you can put feathers on them, and it's a good start. Once...
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    riser: metal or wood?

    So I've put my longbow down for a while and picked up my recurve. Having fun but had a question. I have a metal riser. List advantages and disadvantages you guys have found for both wood or metal....
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    Sorry for your loss. Hope you can find the...

    Sorry for your loss. Hope you can find the strength and comfort you need right now.
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