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    You might try practicing the out of position...

    You might try practicing the out of position shots so that you know for sure if your bow's DL is optimum for hunting. If you hunt from a tree stand, get up in one and try shots from every angle and...
  2. Thread: Longer ata bow

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    It hasn't been that many years since a 40" bow...

    It hasn't been that many years since a 40" bow was considered short. I'm 5'-9" and won't shoot anything shorter than 37" & I don't feel any disadvantage. I jumped on the short bow bandwagon back in...
  3. Thread: D loop pliers

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    I use snap ring pliers that Harbor Freight used...

    I use snap ring pliers that Harbor Freight used to sell. I've also seen them at gun shows. They are not very good for snap rings which is probably why HF doesn't sell them any more, but they work...
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    Good stuff! Thanks for posting. I look...

    Good stuff!

    Thanks for posting. I look forward to the expanded article.

    I agree that this is an overlooked part of archery, at least for most. The guys doing all the winning don't overlook...
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    Spot Hogg has a couple with very similar...

    Spot Hogg has a couple with very similar geometry. I don't know anything else about them.
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    At the end of indoor season last year, I took a...

    At the end of indoor season last year, I took a look at my shooting. What I saw wasn't pretty. As much time, effort and money as I put into this sport trying to do it alone, well to put it mildly,...
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    There is an entire forum here on AT for compound...

    There is an entire forum here on AT for compound finger shooters:

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=115

    hope this helps,
    Allen
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    We can't tell too much from static photos or even...

    We can't tell too much from static photos or even videos. Chances are you will find additional points from improvements to execution and they mental game. It will come from the little things that...
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    Your form looks pretty good, certainly good...

    Your form looks pretty good, certainly good enough to shoot better than average scores. What scores are you shooting and what scores do you want to shoot?

    Are you a 1000 shooter trying to break...
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    Do you have the standard hook shaped arrow holder...

    Do you have the standard hook shaped arrow holder or the one I linked above?

    I don't have any problem with my Grayling & 2712's. Are the GT XXX' bigger than these?

    Allen
  11. Thread: How am I doing?

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    Please get some coaching. I can see that you...

    Please get some coaching. I can see that you have some talent at this and reading your post, you have a strong interest in archery. To be able to shoot good groups like you have this soon, you are...
  12. Thread: Shoulder Pain

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    Dale may be a little harsh, but he is right. If...

    Dale may be a little harsh, but he is right. If it hurts, quit doing it.

    And the best medical advice you can get when something hurts enough to worry about it, is "go see a doctor". However,...
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    The originals of those bows were the first...

    The originals of those bows were the first composit bows. The power lamination was horn. I'm not sure of the other layers. Building faithful reproductions is a difficult, time consuming process.
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    I've owned three portable presses and IMO they...

    I've owned three portable presses and IMO they are all a PIA to use. The Bowmaster was the worst. The ratchelock the next worse & the Feather Vision (no longer available) was the best of a bad lot....
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    There is a guy on youtube that makes these out of...

    There is a guy on youtube that makes these out of PVC.
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    Pictures please!! If it's better than the red...

    Pictures please!!

    If it's better than the red one, it will be worth seeing!

    Allen
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    I think that's what Bernie uses. He calls it...

    I think that's what Bernie uses. He calls it something else though.

    It would probably be a lot heavier than the pink foam hair rollers.
  18. I've bought 3 Hoyts and 2 Mathews used and have...

    I've bought 3 Hoyts and 2 Mathews used and have had a problem only once and that was on a bow that I bought used and shot for 8 years before one of the limbs failed. I do my own work and build my...
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    Start with an arrow that's stiff enough to handle...

    Start with an arrow that's stiff enough to handle the extra weight up front.
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    First thing you do with PSE's is to be sure the...

    First thing you do with PSE's is to be sure the limbs are in the right sequence. There are several threads that have this sequence. Sorry I don't have a link to them right now. I'm at work. ...
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    Last Chance Archery Thing-a-week #8 & #9 cover...

    Last Chance Archery Thing-a-week #8 & #9 cover why this happens and what to do about it.

    It's not target panic, it's just poor form.

    Allen
  22. Thread: The Butt Hutt

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    Nice work! Most times we hope that our targets...

    Nice work! Most times we hope that our targets don't detract from our yards too much. Your Butt Hutt actually adds to your property.

    You must be a professional builder.

    Allen
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    I've been to too many shops that are seriously...

    I've been to too many shops that are seriously lacking in coaching skills. Are the "Pro staff" archers who have won on national level competition? Have they achieved Level 2 certification? Or...
  24. The ACC has been the top arrow available for...

    The ACC has been the top arrow available for general use for many years. Great hunting arrow, very good target arrow. As others have posted, you won't do any better with a lower priced arrow.
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  25. Interesting bow. Who made the cams?

    Interesting bow. Who made the cams?
  26. Thread: Bow question

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    Contact AT member field14. He used to be one of...

    Contact AT member field14. He used to be one of the top archers in the country until he suffered medical problems. Now he has a tremor and trouble holding the bow still. I think his solution was...
  27. The pro string builders around here had a lot of...

    The pro string builders around here had a lot of trouble with serving at the idler a few years back. However, they quickly figured out how to do it so that it's not a problem. I don't know what...
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    At the end of indoor season last winter, I felt...

    At the end of indoor season last winter, I felt much the same as you. For all the work, study and practice time I was putting in, I wasn't getting too much for it.

    Here is what I did: First I...
  29. Thread: Target panic OR?

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    Check out the Last Chance Archery Thing A Week...

    Check out the Last Chance Archery Thing A Week with George Ryals.

    #8 & #9 will show you what your problem probably is and how to fix it. Basically, get both shoulders down.

    Allen
  30. Now that's funny! I've ordered a new cam to...

    Now that's funny! I've ordered a new cam to shorten the DL on my Mathews to get my knuckles a little further forward on my jaw. :)

    One advantage to having a little room for the knuckles to slide...
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