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  1. Setting up my first set of 3d target arrows with glue-in points

    I'm shooting a Bowtech carbon icon with a draw length of 29.5 set at 50lbs (for now). After completing my research and talking with a wide variety of folks (even Gold Tip techs) and they all say the...
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    I find a brace height of 7.5 with the nock 5/8...

    I find a brace height of 7.5 with the nock 5/8 above center does very well and quiets the bow way down.
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    Samick Sage -- arrow spine?

    For my sage at 25 and 35lbs I use the Axis 600 with brass inserts, 5" offset shield cut feathers and 125gn tips and they fly like darts up to 20 yards, never shot beyond 20. I started with GT...
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    The grip is pretty much the same as the KN but...

    The grip is pretty much the same as the KN but the rough texture has been removed, so it's smoother.
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    I've read a lot of postings on leaving a recurve...

    I've read a lot of postings on leaving a recurve strung vs unstrung. A majority of folks seem to leave their bows strung with no ill effects. If you are going to unstring it between shoots, get a...
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    Nice!!! Mine is on order as we speak. I...

    Nice!!! Mine is on order as we speak. I purchased a bare bow and all the individual pieces (rest, sight, stab, etc.) with the hopes of entering 3d competitions. I am curious about the extra...
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    Finding your sweet spot in terms of draw weight...

    Finding your sweet spot in terms of draw weight is important, as many have said. I started to shoot with a 25 lbs recurve off the shelf. Upgraded to an adjustable raised rest and my groups...
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    My local shop has one or two in camp but the wait...

    My local shop has one or two in camp but the wait for Black Ops is 2 weeks also.
  9. Differences between different strings.

    Right now on my two current bows, I have a basic Flemish fast string and on another I have your standard run-of-the-mill dycron strings. Can someone explain to me what effects I would experience...
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    Another spine issue...?

    I started with a 25lbs Samick Sage then upgraded the limbs to 35lbs plus I also shoot a 35lbs Bear Kodiak. I started with Gold Tip 500 spine and 100gr tips cut to 30" but found 600 spine carbon...
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    Totally agree with Barney. I've had lots of...

    Totally agree with Barney. I've had lots of problems with middle finger in the corner of my mouth as a 3-under anchor point. Consistency was hard for me to keep. I switched to forefinger under the...
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    I'm setting up a Carbon icon myself for target...

    I'm setting up a Carbon icon myself for target (3d) and have added the following to the bare bow: b-stinger 10" hunter extreme, limbdriver pro, apex covert sight with trufire hardcore release. I...
  13. Soon-to-be Carbon icon owner with questions

    I've been a traditional shooter who's moving into the compound arena. I plan to get the new Carbon Icon in 50-60lbs range, initially setup at 50 with a 29" draw. What spec arrows do you folks...
  14. Poll: I'm totally looking forward to getting my new...

    I'm totally looking forward to getting my new bow. :-)
  15. Thread: 3 Under?

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    I've been taught and have recognized that because...

    I've been taught and have recognized that because of where I anchor (corner of mouth) and the fact that I shoot instinctively without a fixed sight, three under sends my arrows where I'm looking. ...
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    Such good advice, I feel good that as a...

    Such good advice, I feel good that as a relatively new archery I am progressing to the point where I would have made many of the same recommendations--I guess I'm learning. The problem with being...
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    Helical fletchings will induce an arrow spin more...

    Helical fletchings will induce an arrow spin more quickly than with a simple offset at the expense of aerodynamic drag. So in the end helical will be slightly slower. Using my 35lbs traditional bow...
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    Thanks center shot looking forward to iReading...

    Thanks center shot looking forward to iReading it. You shooting off the shelf or with a raised rest? If raised rest, which one?
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    My girlfriend recently came into the possession...

    My girlfriend recently came into the possession of her grandfather's Bear kodiak special from 1955 and that bow is in perfect condition and shoots really well at 35 lbs. I'm so impressed that a 60+...
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    George, forgive me but I've never heard that...

    George, forgive me but I've never heard that justification for an arrow's spine. My understanding is that it's a function of draw length and draw power (pounds at that draw length). The cut of the...
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    Opinions on 2014 Hoyt Tiburon

    I've read every review I can find and all the blog postings that I could find on the Hoyt Tiburon and while those are helpful I'm looking for the insider (owner) scoop on this bow.

    I am very...
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    You mentioned keeping them dry--wrong. Hose them...

    You mentioned keeping them dry--wrong. Hose them down real good. As you soak them they will swell and will stop the arrows much better. I have the same setup and when they go through the bails...
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    Hoyt Dorado: First Impressions

    Someone here mentioned that the Tiburon could not be adjusts for tiller. This is incorrect, you can adjust the 2014 Tiburon for tiller.
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    I found that mine did best at 7.75 with a well...

    I found that mine did best at 7.75 with a well stretched flemish string and a 30" draw length. 8 was too far and resulted in some stacking. 1/8" either way makes a difference so you kind of have to...
  25. Getting a 1955 Bear Kodiak bow repaired

    My girlfriend has received several bows that belonged to her grandparents. One of them has some cracks in the glass and a slight split in the riser handle. She wants to get this bow repaired, where...
  26. Yea I figured it out, it was my own stupidity, in...

    Yea I figured it out, it was my own stupidity, in that I left the thick side plate and rug rest on when I added the freeflyte causing it to be stick farther to the left. I removed all the previous...
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    I have a 30" draw length and use a 62" Samick...

    I have a 30" draw length and use a 62" Samick Sage with 25 lbs limbs, plus I also have a bear Kodiak Special that's 66" with 35 lbs of draw weight. I can shoot both fairly well as a newbie when my...
  28. I shoot 3 fingers under. My goal is to get the...

    I shoot 3 fingers under.

    My goal is to get the arrow point just left of the string as Furry90Flier stated.

    Tin Man - The Free Flyte arrow rest does not use a plunger but rather screws into the...
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    How does bow length affect draw?

    So let's say I have three of the same make/model of bow in 35lbs draw, except one is 58", one is 62" and the other is 64" AMO.

    How does the draw of each bow differ from the archer's perspective. ...
  30. Mounting AAE Free Flyte arrorw rest on Samick Sage

    So I've been shooting my sage off the shelf for the last few months, but now want to use an elevated rest. From the directions that came with the AAE Free Flyte arrow rest that I got (after reading...
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