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    Update - I went back out to shoot this morning...

    Update - I went back out to shoot this morning with the one Tapp with the Bohning moon nock sanded on one side flush with the front and it shot fine but the regular Bohnings were still off. So I came...
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    I pulled the stock off (and was able to see where...

    I pulled the stock off (and was able to see where the plastic washer and "stack" for the front screw went). The tower is held in place to the rail by two countersunk screws - it's skewed to the right...
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    Thanks Geekster - if I look down the rail from...

    Thanks Geekster - if I look down the rail from the front, the large black whatever is skewed to the left (it would be all the way to the right when shouldered). As I was measuring the sides of the...
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    My Ventilator does not like Firenocks

    When I first got the Vent, I was shooting the same GT Laser Pro arrow at 20 or 30 yards, I always thought I could shoot as good with my PSE vbow. So I ordered a set of Spynal Tapps from Jerry (with J...
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    Are these from Scorpyd or are they custom made?...

    Are these from Scorpyd or are they custom made? Thanks.
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    I'd agree with what Clint says. And like what pin...

    I'd agree with what Clint says. And like what pin shooter said, I was getting ready for an elk trip in 87' with my buddy and when he drew back his Bear bow, the riser snapped in half right at the...
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    If you guys thought I was all concerned about providing info after a couple more days you're wrong. The straps don't work on my Ol' Man like I would expect them to so I was done with this thread,...
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    Thanks bobbehike - good thing to know.

    Thanks bobbehike - good thing to know.
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    What are the chances . . .

    Yesterday I went out to sight in the Spynal Tapps out of my Vent but decided to shoot the GT Laser's first. I was zeroing in on 40 yards and went to pull the shaft and the damn insert and point...
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    DEC - smart decision. :thumbs_up

    DEC - smart decision. :thumbs_up
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    I think there are a lot of so called experts on...

    I think there are a lot of so called experts on here that are in for a rude awakening if they ever do fall. Whether it's the traditional 4 point harness or a rock climbing harness (which I'm...
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    Have Decal Connection make some decals that say ...

    Have Decal Connection make some decals that say - 125# limbs - and stick them on a 100# Ventilator . . .
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    I believe it's advisable to have about 200# of...

    I believe it's advisable to have about 200# of force on the string when reserving, I don't think many crossbows do that while strung.
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    Sold

    Sold
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    My 7 year old grandson might be shooting a...

    My 7 year old grandson might be shooting a Ventilator this season rather than the Recruit I bought for him . . . :mg:


    Update - I just did a quick search and found that Cabelas is part of a class...
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    There's been numerous articles about deer...

    There's been numerous articles about deer movement and barometric pressure. The "good" range is 29.80" - 30.00", the best range for deer movement is 30.00" - 30.40". I was able to use a weather...
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    That would seem to be a hard way to climb. If...

    That would seem to be a hard way to climb. If something is stretching then I would think you may have the wrong type of rope.
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    Probably the pisspoor servings on the cables and...

    Probably the pisspoor servings on the cables and strings . . .
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    If you're going to tie a knot for the lifeline...

    If you're going to tie a knot for the lifeline that goes around the tree, you'd be best served to follow the rock climbers and learn to tie a figure 8 loop knot. It's the strongest of knots rated at...
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    It is not the moon phase that Solunar Tables...

    It is not the moon phase that Solunar Tables track - it's the moon's position in the sky (overhead and underfoot), along with moonrise and moonset when it correlates with a sunrise and sunset. I have...
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    I've never seen rope at Home Depot that I would...

    I've never seen rope at Home Depot that I would use either for the lifeline or prusik loop.
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    The waistband on the 20ft up looks a bit narrow -...

    The waistband on the 20ft up looks a bit narrow - anyone ever hung in one for any length of time to see if it's really comfortable or not?
  23. I use ratchet straps as well but just to hold the...

    I use ratchet straps as well but just to hold the sticks tight to the tree while I tie them in with rope. Some of my stands came with cam buckles that work ok but are sometimes hard to get really...
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    I'd be interested too a I'm using them for the...

    I'd be interested too a I'm using them for the first time this year.
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    Finally someone here on AT knows which ropes are...

    Finally someone here on AT knows which ropes are the proper types for lifelines and how they're used.
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    Ah . . . somebody's using the correct type rope...

    Ah . . . somebody's using the correct type rope to arrest a fall. I still wonder if these so called 300# or 400# capacity HHS lifelines would actually withstand a 2' drop of a 200# hunter? My 7/16"...
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    I didn't switch from my Tree Spider to a rock...

    I didn't switch from my Tree Spider to a rock climbing harness to save money - I switched to hopefully save my life. Even my Tree Spider can cause suspension trauma if something prevents a quick self...
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    Good post jhicks54 . . .

    Good post jhicks54 . . .
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    I started using a prusik last year and only...

    I started using a prusik last year and only needed one hand on it to get up or down. How many hands do you use to slide the prusik up or down?
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    How do you stay connected and get to the top of...

    How do you stay connected and get to the top of your lock on without a lifeline?
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