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  1. No peep is probably why your anchor didn't...

    No peep is probably why your anchor didn't change.

    Back in the days of slower bows where pins were farther apart, slotted peeps were available for those of us who worried about such things....
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    I need to make one last order before they're all...

    I need to make one last order before they're all gone. I haven't found *anything* that comes close to yours for price, fit.
  3. It's rather easy to estimate once you get the...

    It's rather easy to estimate once you get the concept down. It's the difference between exactly half the length and the balance point expressed as a percentage.

    Example: If your arrow measures...
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    Pretty much depends on your draw length. I switch...

    Pretty much depends on your draw length. I switch between recurve and compound so I keep it short so my anchor doesn't change much.
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    I don't know of any advantage of shooting a rope...

    I don't know of any advantage of shooting a rope release through a D loop. It's usually either one or the other. The D loop saves wear and tear on the string. Using the release rope on the string...
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    Sometimes you're head just isn't in the game. If...

    Sometimes you're head just isn't in the game. If I find myself shooting like that I quit. No sense in practicing bad shots.
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    Fingernail buffing files work great. They're made...

    Fingernail buffing files work great. They're made for fine polishing and don't scratch. The padded buffers work well for getting into the grooves.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eiz7qmi14rs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eiz7qmi14rs
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    [For Sale] If the W&W fits the SF Forged riser I might be...

    If the W&W fits the SF Forged riser I might be interested.
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    Not really. The theory behind fat shafts is to...

    Not really. The theory behind fat shafts is to throw away the book. Full length, super heavy tips, playing with fletching, wraps, nocks to get it "close enough" that it flies well at 20 yds, ignoring...
  11. It's important to remember that personal fit...

    It's important to remember that personal fit can't be found on the internet. I tried a lot of these at the Vegas Shoot this year, only a few really "felt right" in my hands.

    The Hot Shot Xtacy...
  12. Which of these (if any) have clickers? Maybe...

    Which of these (if any) have clickers?

    Maybe it's just the control freak part of me coming out, but I need to hear that "positive reinforcement" that I'm nearing release. As others have written, I...
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    The Samick Journey is essentially the Sage with...

    The Samick Journey is essentially the Sage with 2" longer limbs. For draws over 28" I'd suggest the Journey over the Sage for the reasons given.
  14. You will need to remove and redo the nocking...

    You will need to remove and redo the nocking point to accommodate the rest. Glove or Tab is your choice. Target shooters seem to prefer tabs, hunters like gloves.
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    I recorded myself in slow motion and learned that...

    I recorded myself in slow motion and learned that although I maintained an open hand, it clenched at the moment of release. Even worse, I would grab the bow *before* releasing. Now that I know that,...
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    This explains my technique exactly. It may not be...

    This explains my technique exactly. It may not be exactly "back tension" but my mind won't allow myself to think anything other than the release *must* move for it to fire. I ditched the thumb...
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    Think of your release construction and the...

    Think of your release construction and the angle/pressure you need to set it off. Back tension doesn't just magically "work", you still need to move the release in the proper direction to get it to...
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    Plus, with my head angle, I would have half the...

    Plus, with my head angle, I would have half the sticker on my nose!
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    I used something like this years ago when I...

    I used something like this years ago when I worked at an electronics shop. I used circuit board layout tape and it had little black donuts for where the solder pads would go.
    Photographers will...
  20. What is this "training bow"that is giving you so...

    What is this "training bow"that is giving you so much grief?
  21. Short answer: Don't blame the arrows.

    Short answer:

    Don't blame the arrows.
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    I let it find it's natural position. To help find...

    I let it find it's natural position. To help find it, I've even slicked up my bow hand and let the grip squirm around until that point is found.

    Like you, the natural pressure point seems to be...
  23. Montana bows by Dan Toelke

    Montana bows by Dan Toelke
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    Thanks, I just came to that conclusion as well. 4...

    Thanks, I just came to that conclusion as well. 4 lbs from bow weight or pulling down, it's still four pounds of draw weight. Confusion has finally cleared.
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    That's my point exactly. To get an accurate...

    That's my point exactly. To get an accurate reading you need to calibrate your scale to zero, something bow shops seldom do.
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    1# in which direction? Longer riser gains...

    1# in which direction? Longer riser gains poundage, or loses poundage?
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    The bow is pulling down on the string by 4 lbs....

    The bow is pulling down on the string by 4 lbs. Why wouldn't the scale read that too? Actually, it does unless you zero it first. Then, any additional pull added by you would be the actual draw...
  28. If it wasn't for cost, I'd go for the Kingpin.

    If it wasn't for cost, I'd go for the Kingpin.
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    Okay, so then when you pull the bow down it's...

    Okay, so then when you pull the bow down it's added to the 4 pounds that the bow itself is already pulling, right? To make it simple, if the bow weighs 4 lbs and you add 10 pounds of pull the scale...
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    I still don't see why this would happen. If the...

    I still don't see why this would happen. If the bow weighs 4 lbs, the scale reads 4lbs. As you pull down it doesn't restart at zero it just goes from 4 lbs up to the peak weight. What am I missing...
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