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    Sure, and I use one of them dipping tubes for the...

    Sure, and I use one of them dipping tubes for the job. But it takes a lot of shooting, and hitting the target, to wear off the finish to a point at which recoating is needed. Usually, I have...
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    Martial arts - thoughts

    I am thinking of signing up for a martial arts course to supplement my normal workouts. I have a choice between Judo or Tang Soo Do, and I am wondering if anyone has experience with either of these...
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    First, I am sorry to hear about your downturn and...

    First, I am sorry to hear about your downturn and I sincerely wish you the very best. Second, it was earlier this week that I visited a lawyer relative to a new will. I am divorced and I have 2x...
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    Nope. Had the second cataract removed and an...

    Nope. Had the second cataract removed and an ocular implant installed on Wednesday. I will be able to restart the cardio Sunday and back to lifting next week. I'm bred already. But I can see like...
  5. Put several coats of Tung Oil or marine varnish...

    Put several coats of Tung Oil or marine varnish on the wear area. You should be prepared to recoat the wear spot periodically depending on how much you shoot or the extent of the damage.
    Hey, do I...
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    Where has the love gone?

    Where has the love gone?
  7. Thread: 9/11/2001

    by 782gear
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    That is indeed sad; and it's sadder to know that...

    That is indeed sad; and it's sadder to know that there exists some Americans who refuse to believe that the continued threats against us are real, and must be crushed. Political correctness, and so...
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    I thought that we were supposed to use feathers...

    I thought that we were supposed to use feathers exclusively when shooting off the shelf no matter what kind of rest was in place. I have always been under the impression that vanes were for...
  9. No, and in fact I felt a sense of relief because...

    No, and in fact I felt a sense of relief because I was no longer tied to a "plan" that was agreed on by everyone in our party. The party was always made up of friends and relatives with my uncle...
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    My Pennsylvania lawn is populated by all kinds of...

    My Pennsylvania lawn is populated by all kinds of green stuff that I cut every 7 to 9 days. The only weeds I take out are crabgrass. And other weeds, though not exactly welcomed, are tolerated as...
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    Nope. The scenario you offer is interesting, but...

    Nope. The scenario you offer is interesting, but I would not support that shot based on what you present as the background. In fact, I would not support that shot if the archer made it on a regular...
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    I usually eat a meal of protean and carbs (egg...

    I usually eat a meal of protean and carbs (egg whites + whole wheat bread or oatmeal + turkey sausage) an hour or two before a workout. For an after workout snack I have a whey protean drink.
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    New Samic Sage breakin

    I took delivery on my new Samic Sage #45 today and wasted no time in applying the rug and plate. Right now I have it strung and the brace height at 6.5 just to stretch out the flemish twist string. ...
  14. Thread: Side-Arms....

    by 782gear
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    I carry a Glock 27 gen 4, in .40. And I carry it...

    I carry a Glock 27 gen 4, in .40. And I carry it when hunting or grocery shopping.
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    I spent most of my working life in the aerospace...

    I spent most of my working life in the aerospace and defense industries negotiating and establishing security requirements relative to new business opportunities. Recently retired.
  16. This is a good example of how technology helps...

    This is a good example of how technology helps improve process.
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    The President of the United States has been...

    The President of the United States has been described as "feckless", and frankly I had to look up the word so that I was sure to have an understanding of what it means. Now I know that it describes...
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    Poll: Paying the shipping costs.

    Paying the shipping costs.
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    Thanks folks for the good advise. I ordered a...

    Thanks folks for the good advise. I ordered a Samic.
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    Beautiful, just beautiful. I can see myself...

    Beautiful, just beautiful. I can see myself comfortably ensconced I one of them leather chairs, a crackling fire of apple wood in the fireplace, a large glass of bourbon (Black Jack, neat, if you...
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    Dropping poundage - maybe?

    I have been shooting #55 recurve and longbow for a number of years and recently added pins to my Bear Grisly. And although I generally shoot better with the pin set up, I can really tell that I am...
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    From my cold, dead, hands. Thank you Mr. C....

    From my cold, dead, hands.

    Thank you Mr. C. Heston - wherever you are......
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    I spent 6 years on active duty in the USMC - ...

    I spent 6 years on active duty in the USMC - 1970 - 1976. It was, and is, a time of my life that I will forever cherish. My experience in the Corps allowed me get a college degree and to pursue a...
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    Thanks to all who responded. I mounted the...

    Thanks to all who responded. I mounted the bracket to the bow using the threaded insert that is, I guess, supposed to accommodate a quiver. I secured it with a nylon bolt and a stainless steel...
  25. Thread: dog or cat?

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    I am assuming the pic was taken in Illinois? If...

    I am assuming the pic was taken in Illinois? If so, then I think it's a dog. However, if this was taken in PA, my photo analysis world lean toward declaring this is a shot of a Mountain Lion. ...
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    Pins on a recurve

    I want to try adding a set of adjustable pins to my Bear Grisly. Can someone please point me to a resource that explains how they are used? Are there any changes needed in terms of bow positioning...
  27. Thread: Draw Length

    by 782gear
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    I have always used the math that says; draw...

    I have always used the math that says; draw length sets the arrow length. I don't have any difference in draw length (arrow length) between my long bows or the one recurve I shoot. I have the arrow...
  28. Thread: 51 years

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    I too use and Osage bow, but I had it made by a...

    I too use and Osage bow, but I had it made by a guy in CA. It's at @55 pounds and it flings them Port Orford Cedar shafts with a lot of authority. I love the imperfections in the limbs and marvel...
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    I shoot both carbon and cedar from my Osage or...

    I shoot both carbon and cedar from my Osage or English long bows. However, I prefer the cedar shafts because they smell so good during the building process. I always wear a glove on my bow hand....
  30. I make up games focused on the terrain and the...

    I make up games focused on the terrain and the trees or features that I can see. I try to memorize them and then look for any changes that take place. I have found that this is a great way for me...
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