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  1. 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...
  2. Thread: spine check ?

    by Strodav
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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...
  3. 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...
  14. 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.
  16. 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...
  19. 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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    Help me understand the technique for grip...

    Help me understand the technique for grip alignment. My coach taught me to keep the fingers open, knuckles at 45 degrees, relaxed wrist for bone on bone contact, shoulders down. That's the grip I...
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    Scott Backspin

    Scott Backspin
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    If you are going to paper tune at longer...

    If you are going to paper tune at longer distances, recommend using a bare shaft as the purpose of the fletches on an arrow is to straighten it out in flight. I bare shaft paper tune to 10yds then...
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    Factory setting is a good starting point, but...

    Factory setting is a good starting point, but only a starting point. If you are happy with the results of paper tuning, leave it there and you are probably good to go for indoors, but I recommend...
  27. Many of the posts above contain the reasons I...

    Many of the posts above contain the reasons I have bought New Breed and Xpedition bows both of which have excellent customer service. Don't get me wrong, I love the Hoyt bows I own and have tried,...
  28. Thread: Is this legal?

    by Strodav
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    Believe me, you neighbors will here your arrows...

    Believe me, you neighbors will here your arrows hitting the target.
  29. Thread: Is this legal?

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    In my city here in Illinois, it's illegal to fire...

    In my city here in Illinois, it's illegal to fire any projectile outside within city limits. That includes airsoft guns, bb guns, bows, and guns. My guess is they wouldn't go after kids with nerf...
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    When I wanted to build out a freestyle bow I...

    When I wanted to build out a freestyle bow I looked at all the target bows out there. Ended up with a Hoyt Pro Comp Elite at 50# (usually shoot 60#s), 27 1/2" DL (I'm 28", but Elites come very long...
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