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    Worm gear too slow. I use a light weight boat...

    Worm gear too slow. I use a light weight boat winch purchased at Farm and Fleet along with a turnbuckle for when you need to set it precisely.
  2. Hoytuner did a nice job with his reply to your...

    Hoytuner did a nice job with his reply to your post. IF you are serious about target, you'll move to shooting with back tension. My coach taught me to shoot both a thumb release and a hinge with...
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    I am one of the few who believe you can be over...

    I am one of the few who believe you can be over spined with a compound bow. I believe you can tune a bow for an over spined arrow and get good arrow flight, but a properly spined arrow will be more...
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    Black Eagle PS23s are a great shaft and I use...

    Black Eagle PS23s are a great shaft and I use them for my indoor arrows. I use a 400 spine arrow and the PS23s are 7.3 gr / in where the CXL Pros are 6.47 gr / in, a much lighter arrow, which is why...
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    Many build their 3d and indoor arrows...

    Many build their 3d and indoor arrows differently. Many build their 3d arrows for speed to be more forgiving of distance errors as they fly flatter, which means cutting them shorter and using 100gr,...
  6. Thread: Chronograph

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    In addition to what everybody listed above, I use...

    In addition to what everybody listed above, I use mine during a string change to see if I lost or gained any speed and in the placement of speed nocks.

    It also helps with spine. OT2 does a pretty...
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    On a post like this, everybody starts listing...

    On a post like this, everybody starts listing their favorite bows. I won't do that. What I'll tell you is to get a bow that fits you perfectly, i.e. a geometry where the string barely touches your...
  8. Thread: Which target

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    Depends on your setup. I have tried several...

    Depends on your setup. I have tried several targets (Bull Dog, Morrell, Redhead, Block, ...) and only found one type that will not wear out quickly with narrow diameter arrows out of a 60# bow,...
  9. Thread: spine check ?

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    Some are and some are not. It depends on how...

    Some are and some are not. It depends on how well OT2 characterized the bow in their library. It came in very close for my Xpedition Perfexion, but was way to low for my Hoyt Pro Comp Elite...
  10. Thread: spine check ?

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    Put your numbers into OT2. Calculated weight of...

    Put your numbers into OT2. Calculated weight of 443.8 (assumed Blazers), calculated velocity of 270fps, FOC of 15.87%, Grs / LB = 6.828, KE 71.98 ft lbs. Optimal spine is 0.3369, so while you are...
  11. Thread: spine check ?

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    Need the bow and draw length to run the numbers

    Need the bow and draw length to run the numbers
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    Yep! I use my 20yd pin for 10yd shots and it's...

    Yep! I use my 20yd pin for 10yd shots and it's dead on.
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    Did you have a problem with vanes sticking using...

    Did you have a problem with vanes sticking using your old fletching jig? Are you fletching, narrow, standard, or large diameter arrows? Length of fletch? Which hole do you have the helical pin?...
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    Do the same thing. For my indoor and hunting...

    Do the same thing. For my indoor and hunting bows, I set up at 20yds. For my 3d bow I set up at 30yds. For my field bows, I set up at 40yds.
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    One of the best hunting arrows you will find are...

    One of the best hunting arrows you will find are Gold Tip Expedition Hunters. Very tough arrow, fly well, and a great value. Should be able to get a dozen cut, fletched, with inserts and nocks for...
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    I think it's a good rule. There are holes all...

    I think it's a good rule. There are holes all over the ceiling and the plywood above the foam target wall of our club indoor range, mainly kids and women with a little too much bow, but have seen...
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    I've seen lubes, soap, and wax used and all work....

    I've seen lubes, soap, and wax used and all work. Lubes, like Scorpion Venom, work well on 3d targets, but tend to get all over your quiver. Both wax, like clear shoe polish, and soap work on the...
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    Tennis ball off the nose of a 3d deer at 30yds if...

    Tennis ball off the nose of a 3d deer at 30yds if possible. Maybe a smaller ball at 20yds. Hardest thing I ever shot was rotating plastic spoons set up during Bowhunter league. One of our club...
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    Got rid of my fixed mount sights a long time ago...

    Got rid of my fixed mount sights a long time ago and only use dovetails, mainly Spot Hogg ITs and Axcel Armourtech Pros as well as an Axcel CXL for my freestyle target bow. Usually use them fully...
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    I'm not sure I completely understand your...

    I'm not sure I completely understand your question, but there are several different ways to set up, tune and sight in a bow. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Would recommend you pick one...
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    Have three Hogg ITs on 3 different bows and they...

    Have three Hogg ITs on 3 different bows and they perform very well. I put the sight at the end of the rail as it increases the sight radius of the bow, which increases accuracy. They are built like...
  22. Thread: VAPS question

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    Agree. The ID of the VAP arrow is 0.1660" and...

    Agree. The ID of the VAP arrow is 0.1660" and the OD of the collar of the Deep Six Hit insert is 0.1665", so you have to take just a bit off. The glue grooves fit fine, so just need to relieve the...
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    Using PS23s for indoor this year and they are...

    Using PS23s for indoor this year and they are performing well.
  24. Nailed it. I'll add, that's why cam lean is...

    Nailed it. I'll add, that's why cam lean is different at rest and then at full draw.
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    Pretty much agree. I hunt with VAPs using Easton...

    Pretty much agree. I hunt with VAPs using Easton Deep Six Hit inserts, which makes for a hard hitting, clean looking arrow. Narrow diameter arrows do penetrate better as they carry more energy...
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    For hunting arrows, cut them no shorter than an...

    For hunting arrows, cut them no shorter than an inch in front of the riser to keep broad head blades in front of your bow hand. Of course, you can cut them longer for optimal spine. For target...
  27. Thread: ring/dot

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    Use a black dot on a 4x lens for indoor and it...

    Use a black dot on a 4x lens for indoor and it works fine for NFAA and FITA field. Does not work well for 3d, where I still use a pin.
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    There are several very good ones out there. Like...

    There are several very good ones out there. Like everyone else, bought some with a brass rivet through a leather or synthetic material bracket with holes for the rope. I was lucky if they lasted a...
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    Look at Carbon Express Maxima Blue Streak 350s...

    Look at Carbon Express Maxima Blue Streak 350s (.347 spine) at 8.3gr / in. Not cheap, but I've had good luck with them.
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    I start with the center shot at the...

    I start with the center shot at the manufacturer's start point recommendation and a nocked arrow perpendicular to the string and running through the Berger hole with the top cam lean near zero. I...
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