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    Yep. I loosen the top stop and move it about...

    Yep. I loosen the top stop and move it about 1/16" to allow for more rotation, then tighten it down. Then loosen the bottom stop, put the bow in a draw board and pull it into the top stop (I use a...
  2. Thread: Podium x elite

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    For comparison, paid $1400 + tax for my 2014 Pro...

    For comparison, paid $1400 + tax for my 2014 Pro Comp Elite.
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    Have a 10 yd range in the basement and shoot 5...

    Have a 10 yd range in the basement and shoot 5 spot a few times a week on 1/2 size targets. Also, you can get a lot of tuning done in 10 yds.

    One of my shooting buddies lives in an apartment and...
  4. [For Sale] Spot Hogg Wrapped 5 Pin Right On Sight For Sale

    I have a lightly used Spot Hogg Wrapped 5 Pin Right On 2" sight for sale. Small cosmetic defects. New MSRP is $174, but you can get them on Ebay from $132. I'm asking $85. If interested PM me or...
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    I shoot Hoyt's at 60# / 28" DL and 400 spine...

    I shoot Hoyt's at 60# / 28" DL and 400 spine works for me, but it wouldn't hurt to go one move stiffer. You can usually tune a bow to a fairly wide range of spine, so I don't think it's your arrows....
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    No question Matthews makes great bows, but the...

    No question Matthews makes great bows, but the competition is getting intense. Look at all the excitement over what Obsession, Elite and PSE have done in the last year or two, not to mention the...
  7. Thread: Thumb release

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    I found a coach about a year ago. First thing he...

    I found a coach about a year ago. First thing he did was told me to put the strap release back in the bow case and started me on a thumb release. He's goal was to teach me to shoot with back...
  8. Thread: Spine help

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    Archer's Advantage says that 300s are just...

    Archer's Advantage says that 300s are just slightly to the weak side, so they should work just fine. Arrow weight comes out to be 415gr with an FOC of 12.7% with an estimated speed of 328 fps.
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    Consumers beware. Manufactures count on year...

    Consumers beware. Manufactures count on year after year sales to that subset of customers who have to have the latest greatest bow and do their best to make you think this year's bows are really,...
  10. Sold to J-Daddy on 10/16.

    Sold to J-Daddy on 10/16.
  11. Thread: hoyt prices

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    I paid $1400 for my 2014 PCE + $100 in taxes,...

    I paid $1400 for my 2014 PCE + $100 in taxes, then add target sight, a couple of hundred worth of stabilizers, a higher end rest and it gets to real money. I know the OK DST was selling for...
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    Didn't know Speciality Archery alignment kits...

    Didn't know Speciality Archery alignment kits came in 1/8" and 1/4" sizes. Thought they came in standard and large. For a 3/16" peep, I'd go with the standard size, but Speciality designed them to...
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    When a new invention comes to market, you expect...

    When a new invention comes to market, you expect to see significant improvements year after year. If I remember correctly, the first patent for the compound bow was 1966 and we saw rapid...
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    Last guided hunt I went on, it was the stuff I...

    Last guided hunt I went on, it was the stuff I didn't need, not extra stuff I needed. Did not need to take my field dressing kit as they put my deer in a pickup, took it to base camp field dressed...
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    You want to move the nock to the right, so you...

    You want to move the nock to the right, so you want to move the bottom of the top cam to the right, so add a twist to the left yoke and take one out of the right. IF there are a lot of twists in the...
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    You didn't post the distance. I start paper...

    You didn't post the distance. I start paper tuning at 5 ft. Because arrows flex, I test to see that I get consistent results at 3, 5, and 7 ft from the tip of the arrow at full draw. Fletching...
  17. Thread: Arrow choice

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    Aluminum or carbon is a personal choice. Shoot...

    Aluminum or carbon is a personal choice. Shoot what you want as they will both work for you. You can even buy carbon over aluminum to get the best of both worlds. I shoot Easton ACEs for longer...
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    Interesting post. Been using Blazers for years...

    Interesting post. Been using Blazers for years without a problem on Gold Tip, Victory, Carbon Express, and Easton shafts. Have bought complete arrows over the years and many of them came fletched...
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    Totally agree. Hate to see any dealer slam a...

    Totally agree. Hate to see any dealer slam a reputable manufacturer's product, much less a Hoyt dealer. If the arrow is spined correctly, it will be as safe as any other bow / arrow combination.
  20. Thread: Tuning a Hoyt

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    Wow! The ScOuT and I do pretty close to the same...

    Wow! The ScOuT and I do pretty close to the same thing. I'll add a bit to it. Check to see the timing on your rest is right while your on the draw board checking cam sync. Check for any fletching...
  21. Thread: Deer and rain

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    Depends on how cold it is. They usually bed down...

    Depends on how cold it is. They usually bed down in bad weather unless it gets cold and want to feed. Just my experience.
  22. Snap On use to be made in the US, then there's...

    Snap On use to be made in the US, then there's Blue Point, but more and more of Snap On's products are coming from off shore. Even is you buy a Snap On tool labeled "made in the USA" it really means...
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    I shoot a Backspin. It works as advertised and I...

    I shoot a Backspin. It works as advertised and I plan to keep using it, but I'm finding releases are like religion and politics. You need to find the one that's right for you.
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    What did you see when you field dressed it?

    What did you see when you field dressed it?
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    New bow lineups and hunting in addition to the...

    New bow lineups and hunting in addition to the normal stuff. So, your right, quantity is up, but IMO, quality is down.
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    I have a Ram Products spine tester and it's a...

    I have a Ram Products spine tester and it's a real eye opener. Found that Easton arrows are a bit stiffer than spec (for example ACE 470s measure at 450 and Fabtoy 500s measure at 480), but have...
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    Bought mine last summer. Excellent climber. ...

    Bought mine last summer. Excellent climber. Glad I bought it.
  28. Thread: Limb grease

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    I use white lithium grease. Seems to work well.

    I use white lithium grease. Seems to work well.
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    http://www.basspro.com/Easton-BondAll-Adhesive/pro...

    http://www.basspro.com/Easton-BondAll-Adhesive/product/1301230840/

    The label on the bottle I bought at Bass Pro says it's approved for HIT inserts.
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    Read a couple of articles on the whys of fixed...

    Read a couple of articles on the whys of fixed blade broad head problems. Couple of things I took away are broad heads with skeletonized blades don't plane as easily and get the FOC up as much as is...
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