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    If one is interested in the accuracy / precision...

    If one is interested in the accuracy / precision history, look up the book _The Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy_
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    They’re fun, and very challenging. If you’re...

    They’re fun, and very challenging.

    If you’re tolerant and easy-going about not shooting well, and if you can learn for your mistakes, it’s a great style, but if you want instantaneous results,...
  3. Read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The White Company...

    Read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The White Company for an historical take on what a master archer was capable of.

    You’ve also left out the matter of equipment — you’ll want to match up bow draw...
  4. I stuffed mine w/ crinkly plastic bags from the...

    I stuffed mine w/ crinkly plastic bags from the grocery store.

    Didn’t zip tie it shut though — as soft spots develop I re-stuff w/ more bags.
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    Bought a Kaya KTB on the strength of online...

    Bought a Kaya KTB on the strength of online reviews: http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1395661

    Shoots pretty good:

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    There needs to be an out takes reel where he...

    There needs to be an out takes reel where he confesses how many takes were needed for each shot.

    I'd also hate to be an archery coach or range safety officer in the near future.
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    If anyone is curious about specific historic...

    If anyone is curious about specific historic claims a good text for researching these would be: http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Archery-Six-Continents-Collection/dp/0826217516

    (ob. discl. I...
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    There was also the later Little Bear bows where...

    There was also the later Little Bear bows where the "coin" was simply a metallic foil sticker.
  9. Top limb will be determined by where there arrow...

    Top limb will be determined by where there arrow pass is placed (I use a Kaya KTB which has a leather protector at the top of the grip) --- it's more likely to be marked for weight on the top limb...
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    Or, get a Bear Takedown (formerly known as the...

    Or, get a Bear Takedown (formerly known as the Bear Custom Kodiak T/D) w/ latches --- neat thing about the design is one can shoot the bow w/o the latches being closed (they're only there to keep the...
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    The most useful tool to buy is the one you...

    The most useful tool to buy is the one you actually need for your next project.

    Once you have the basics:

    - saws (crosscut, rip and a fine or dovetail saw)
    - combination square or Odd Jobs
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    There's one thread on this sort of thing here:...

    There's one thread on this sort of thing here: http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1005048

    Contact the manufacturer of the takedown sleeve and I'm sure you can find more. ISTR seeing...
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    Another bow case: 2106263

    Another bow case:

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    I posted a simple one to Lumberjocks a while...

    I posted a simple one to Lumberjocks a while back: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/75710

    There were a bunch in this thread: http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1040178 (as well as some...
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    Thanks! Yeah, the Fred Bear Signature edition...

    Thanks!

    Yeah, the Fred Bear Signature edition was way over-the-top. I'd actually be interested in one if they'd offered it w/o the gold-plating (too much bling for my taste). Quite the investment,...
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    When I was a kid, a Bear Custom Kodiak T/D was my...

    When I was a kid, a Bear Custom Kodiak T/D was my dream bow --- even more than the "modern" compounds which were coming into vogue.

    Of course, when I got back into archery Bear was just producing...
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    Thanks! It's a bit odd, Korean tradition and...

    Thanks!

    It's a bit odd, Korean tradition and archery hunting --- they pretty much stopped a long while ago, too-busy defending themselves from various invasions in which archery played a...
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    Thanks1 It was ~12 yards (about all I can...

    Thanks1

    It was ~12 yards (about all I can manage in my backyard), using a leather thumb ring which I made.
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    For rabbits I'd suggest the G5 SGH (small game...

    For rabbits I'd suggest the G5 SGH (small game head) or the Easton Expandable Varmint Points rather than a broadhead --- IME they'll run off w/ a broadhead in them as well.
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    It's still holding up quite well, and I've gotten...

    It's still holding up quite well, and I've gotten better:

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    (not good enough to shoot like that consistently, but it's gratifying when I manage it)

    Did have to replace the leather wrap...
  21. Thread: New Book

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    The problem here is that the original question...

    The problem here is that the original question could be seen as the reverse of the logical fallacy ``appeal to authority'' --- the book and its contents arguably should be judged on their own merits...
  22. I guess I'm missing some distinction between...

    I guess I'm missing some distinction between ``traditional'' and Olympic archery --- a Bear Custom Kodiak Takedown seems pretty traditional to me, even in the C-handle length.
  23. Did Vic Berger ever shoot NFAA? ...

    Did Vic Berger ever shoot NFAA?

    http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/tf/lw/thread2.cfm?forum=23&threadid=219077&messages=6&CATEGORY=9
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    When stuffing my own bag, I found that the...

    When stuffing my own bag, I found that the crinkly shopping bags were the best plastic option --- not as likely to melt and stick to arrows as other sorts.
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    It's a padding fabric w/ an adhesive back used to...

    It's a padding fabric w/ an adhesive back used to pad parts of one's foot:
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    You can get moleskin in the first aid / foot...

    You can get moleskin in the first aid / foot products aisle at your local grocery or pharmacy.
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    Make certain that the limbs aren't moving in...

    Make certain that the limbs aren't moving in their pockets --- I padded the limbs on my Bear Custom Kodiak T/D (green stripe) w/ moleskin
  28. The show was cancelled last year --- there was a...

    The show was cancelled last year --- there was a different show w/ different sponsors this year.
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    What did you use? I've been debating refinishing...

    What did you use? I've been debating refinishing the Little Bear I bought to replace the one I had as a kid....
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    Typically, RFID doesn't need a battery, you...

    Typically, RFID doesn't need a battery, you strobe the tag w/ radio waves which power it up and transmit a signal back. Since it's not powered, it may skirt legislation against tracking devices.
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