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  1. Thread: Aussie Mates

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    Beautiful!! Love the spaulted Maple. Thanks...

    Beautiful!!

    Love the spaulted Maple.

    Thanks for posting.
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    The better choice is probably a new bow. The...

    The better choice is probably a new bow. The tomcat was a great bow, and there is nothing wrong with it, but it's a decade old. Valid or not, bowtech doesn't have a good reputation for durable...
  3. They are too long if the limb bolts are screwed...

    They are too long if the limb bolts are screwed all the way in. If you want to reduce draw weight and screw them out a bit, you need more cable rod, since the cable slide will come back further.
    ...
  4. Olympic gold medalist Daryl Pace was right when...

    Olympic gold medalist Daryl Pace was right when he was asked about the most difficult distance to master in archery. He replied that it's the 6" between your ears.

    Allen
  5. Thread: Brace Hight

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    The old generality is that the shorter your draw...

    The old generality is that the shorter your draw length, the lower the brace height that will be "forgiving" for you. It's just that in the 15 years I've been asking the question, nobody has been...
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    I wonder if those jobs are actually going...

    I wonder if those jobs are actually going overseas. They said economic conditions, but that can mean anything.

    Really hate hearing about those folks losing their jobs. We've been through that...
  7. Thread: Form question

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    "Correct Form" is what we've come up with over...

    "Correct Form" is what we've come up with over many years and is what works for most beginning archers. However, it's just a place to start as archers develop their skills and move on to different...
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    There is a reason that Mathews grew to be one of...

    There is a reason that Mathews grew to be one of the larger bow manufacturers in the country. It was not all advertising. A big part of it was some really great bows that backed up the advertising....
  9. I'm glad you asked too! Always assumed it would...

    I'm glad you asked too! Always assumed it would give a washboard effect & be inconsistent.

    Thanks for setting me straight guys.

    Allen
  10. Thread: What glue to use

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    Use one of the super glues. I prefer the runny...

    Use one of the super glues. I prefer the runny type as opposed to the gel type. Put plenty of glue on the vane, then give it a hard shake to get rid of the excess. Then when you put the vane on...
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    On the pipe clamp press, the fingers are too...

    On the pipe clamp press, the fingers are too short to turn it the other way. If you make the fingers long enough, the moving end of the clamp puts too much pressure on the pipe and jams it up.

    If...
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    Easy construction, low cost: ...

    Easy construction, low cost:

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=965870&highlight=press
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2334584
  13. Thread: Stress...

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    Bart, that's just a mean post when I'm down to no...

    Bart, that's just a mean post when I'm down to no boat and live so @#$%^ far away from crab water. :(

    But that is a great way to forget problems from the real world! :)

    Allen
  14. Thread: which cam system

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    Yes, that will give me the right DL, but it will...

    Yes, that will give me the right DL, but it will also throw off my cam orientation. Right now fletched an bare shafts are hitting perfectly together. From previous experience two twists will cause...
  15. Thread: Fetching Jig

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    I gave up on the Bitz a couple of years ago. It...

    I gave up on the Bitz a couple of years ago. It was the best jig available for many years, but the only major improvement over the last 30 years was the Zenith upgrade.

    IMO, the best deal on a...
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    Most of the posts on AT since the beginning, in...

    Most of the posts on AT since the beginning, in some way have to do with shooting better.

    With a lot of hard work, absolute steady is possible for a second or so, but it's not necessarily more...
  17. Thread: 70# target bow?

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    Indoor shooting, the arrow just needs to clear...

    Indoor shooting, the arrow just needs to clear the ceiling and stick in the target. I think Reo was shooting 38 lb. when he first started winning nationally. I shoot 48 lb. because that's as low as...
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    Good question & Mike is right. I've asked this...

    Good question & Mike is right.

    I've asked this same question of quite a few professional archers, including several who have been all the way to the top. ALL say to let down. Never let yourself...
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    Most of the smaller targets will work. However,...

    Most of the smaller targets will work. However, you probably want to avoid bag targets. They are loud when shot in small spaces. Almost like a 22 going off. And if you don't suspend them from...
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    There is nothing functionally wrong with that...

    There is nothing functionally wrong with that string. It will shoot fine and last as long as it would have without the cut fibers. It looks like crap, but when you reserve, you can easily cover it...
  21. Thread: which cam system

    by aread
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    Alan, On a Mathews single cam, how would you...

    Alan,

    On a Mathews single cam, how would you lengthen the DL and still keep the cam orientation where it should be? It needs about 1/8".

    Thanks,
    Allen
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    I agree with all of the above. DL is the single...

    I agree with all of the above. DL is the single most important factor, but form is a close second. Thing is you can't have one without the other.

    Then comes execution, which built on DL &...
  23. Thread: bomar draw stops

    by aread
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    I put one on my 2011 Supra and coupled it with a...

    I put one on my 2011 Supra and coupled it with a 32 strand cable.

    The wall is super hard. It's as hard as any bow I've ever shot. Exactly what I wanted.

    Allen
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    Go to their website. They have a catalog that...

    Go to their website. They have a catalog that you can download.
    It has all the sizes, weights and heights.
    Allen
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    I suspect that is a sin that many of us commit. ...

    I suspect that is a sin that many of us commit.

    Those who commit it the fewest times are the ones with the better scores.

    Allen
  26. Thread: Budget Bow?

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    I've bought strictly used since 2004 and only had...

    I've bought strictly used since 2004 and only had one problem. However, the savings from buying used more than covered the problem.

    Used is the way to go IF you can work on your own bows and...
  27. Thread: Tuning ?

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    Generally, a bow with dual cams and shoot through...

    Generally, a bow with dual cams and shoot through cables will take less time to tune than the other systems.

    - If you know your DL, setting it is a very quick process and you may or may not need a...
  28. Thread: Progression.....

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    Is this archer coming to the line KNOWING that he...

    Is this archer coming to the line KNOWING that he can shoot that score?
    Or is he coming to the line TRYING to match that score.

    Of course this has to be balanced with the archers attitude. If...
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    Depending on your press design, you may be able...

    Depending on your press design, you may be able to use a drill motor. Use an adapter and a socket of the appropriate size. I use this on my EZ Green and it works great. Fast enough to get the job...
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    We've missed you! Hope you begin posting here...

    We've missed you!

    Hope you begin posting here again.

    Allen
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