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    From what I've read, it's all about string angle....

    From what I've read, it's all about string angle. In one article, a pro suggested you want the string to barely, gently touch your nose, as that's more repeatable than pressure on your nose, and be...
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    Placed an order for mine through Strictly Fishing...

    Placed an order for mine through Strictly Fishing and Archery in Shorewood, IL today. Exchanged a couple of Emails with Sales and it looks like 4 to 5 week delivery for my LH Perfexion, Cardinal...
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    A little over a year ago, a Pro shop got a left...

    A little over a year ago, a Pro shop got a left hand X-Ring VII for me to try. It only took one shot for me to know I was going to buy it. Ultra smooth draw, the most quiet bow I ever shot,...
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    Really like Lancaster Archery and spend too much...

    Really like Lancaster Archery and spend too much money with them. Tech chat is excellent, Customer Service is excellent, they fill and ship orders quickly, and they have a wide variety of products. ...
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    Thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to...

    Thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to it. Hope to find a place to shoot indoor during the heat of the summer and looking forward to be able to hunt and shoot outdoors the other 9 or 10...
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    Find a local archery club, join a league, go to...

    Find a local archery club, join a league, go to their 3d and field shoots. Probably can find a few clubs in the DFW area to shoot public matches. The Texas State Archery Association and Texas Field...
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    You can't go wrong with any of the larger...

    You can't go wrong with any of the larger manufacturers' popular bows from the last couple of years. My coach is an Obsession dealer and was looking at both the Phoenix and Addiction today. They...
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    In order, I'd start looking for a QAD (preferably...

    In order, I'd start looking for a QAD (preferably HDX), Ripcord Code Red, Trophy Taker Smackdown Pro. I own and have used all of these and they perform satisfactorily for hunting and 3d. If you...
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    Nothing wrong with Carbon ones, good arrow and...

    Nothing wrong with Carbon ones, good arrow and fly well. You might want to check out Black Eagle X-Impacts. I switched from ACEs to X-Impacts for outdoor field last fall, no difference in group...
  10. Thread: Is 4x enough?

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    Personally, I prefer 4x for both indoor and...

    Personally, I prefer 4x for both indoor and outdoor (out to 90m / 99 yds). 6x bounces around too much for me. Mine as well not use a lens with 2x. I guess it's kind of like binoculars. You think...
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    Just be aware of the minimum draw weights for...

    Just be aware of the minimum draw weights for hunting in your state. Here in the state of Illinois, I believe it's 40#s. I agree with most of the other posts. You're going to want to figure out...
  12. Thread: Arrow lenght

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    Depends on whether you trust your pro shop. If...

    Depends on whether you trust your pro shop. If you do, let them set you up. If not, call Jerry at South Shore Archery. That bow will shoot a fairly wide range of spines, so I'd set your arrows up...
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    Asked the same question about a year ago. Had...

    Asked the same question about a year ago. Had been shooting a hip quiver up until then, so bought a Aurora techno field quiver just to try it. Find I use the hip quiver a lot more than the field...
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    Sorry you guys are having issues and hope Trophy...

    Sorry you guys are having issues and hope Trophy Taker Customer Service takes care of it for you. Have one on my 60# New Breed Eclipse and another on my 60# Expedition Archery X-Ring VII. Both have...
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    Did this to my Dominator 3d Max and it...

    Did this to my Dominator 3d Max and it significantly improved the valley. Like others have said, form was getting sloppy, so I've moved it back.
  16. Thread: draw length ?

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    Yes, you will not be as accurate or consistent or...

    Yes, you will not be as accurate or consistent or comfortable shooting a bow that is not at your draw length. A full inch is a pretty big difference. Advanced shooters spend a lot of time finding...
  17. Thread: Back wall

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    A reasonably skilled archer will learn how to...

    A reasonably skilled archer will learn how to shoot cable stops and limb stops equally well, even though they may have a preference for one or the other. I looked at an 2014 Obsession Addiction...
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    I look at things like this from my engineering...

    I look at things like this from my engineering background. Titanium is 56% the weight of steel, so you will get a decrease in weight but, IMO, not enough to see much of a difference, if any, in speed...
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    What spine arrows at what length and point weight...

    What spine arrows at what length and point weight are you shooting now and what points to your current arrows being too weak? You can tune most modern compounds to shoot a fairly wide range of...
  20. I shoot a left handed 2014 PCE Spiral-X and the...

    I shoot a left handed 2014 PCE Spiral-X and the cams in your pictures look a lot like the same cams I have. If I'm understanding the pictures you're hitting the bottom cam stop before you're hitting...
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    Need to make sure the timing is right, i.e., the...

    Need to make sure the timing is right, i.e., the starting cam rotation is correct for that mod. It's usually right if the brace height is in spec, so look at the tuning chart for that mod and draw...
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    I use Fatboys, which have performed well for both...

    I use Fatboys, which have performed well for both indoor and 3d, but my next set will probably be Black Eagle PS23s.
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    After a few years of playing around with...

    After a few years of playing around with different tuning methods I settled on bare shaft paper tuning. It's all I use now. Need to make sure the bow is set up correctly, then I bare shaft paper...
  24. Thread: Obsession

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    My archery coach is an Obsession dealer. The...

    My archery coach is an Obsession dealer. The 2015 lineup is as good if not better than any other twin track cam bow out there. They have a very smooth draw cycle and are quiet, similar to my...
  25. I can pull 70 lbs, but am not sure I could if in...

    I can pull 70 lbs, but am not sure I could if in my tree stand sitting for hours on a cold day and am chilled, so I've always hunted at 60lbs and plan to stay there for as long as I can. My...
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    I use Bohning blue heat set glue sticks for...

    I use Bohning blue heat set glue sticks for inserts, glue in points, and pin nock bushings. It has performed well, is easy to use, is ready immediately, and it's easy to remove with just a bit of...
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    You might want to start here...

    You might want to start here http://www.huntersfriend.com/carbon_arrows/hunting_arrows_selection_guide_chapter_1.htm , which is a good general purpose arrow tutorial.

    Let's start with diameter. ...
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    Have a 2014 PCE Spiral X. Had the same...

    Have a 2014 PCE Spiral X. Had the same experience until I replaced the cable guide rod with an arctec CPR system. Tuning got much easier and for bare shafts to hit with fletched at 20 yards and...
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    My shooting buddy, the guy that really got me...

    My shooting buddy, the guy that really got me into archery, buys a new bow once or twice a year shoots it for a few months then usually ends up selling it. He has not found one that shoots as good...
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    Every once in a while I'll slap my arm,...

    Every once in a while I'll slap my arm, especially when warming up. I make sure my grip is correct, 45 degrees, most weight in the web, fingers relaxed, wrist relaxed. This tends to point my elbow...
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