July 17th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Arrows hard to pull out of target?
I shoot in my back yard frequently with no problem arrow retrieval out of the target. I shot at a 3-d course a while back and I could barely pull the arrows out of the professional targets. someone told me there it was because my arrows had a camo finish on them they were pulling out so hard, but my buddy shooting with me had the same problem his were black arrows is there a certain arrow you use for 3-d or do you put something on the arrows to make it easier to pull them out like graphite dust or something. Any insight on this?
I'm shooting Gold Tip XT camo finish. 5575
July 17th, 2007, 08:19 PM
Ttry buying some arrow lubricant, or and arrow puller device. I'vealso heard dipping arrows in liquidsoap works as well.
July 17th, 2007, 08:25 PM
Take a bar of soap & rub it on the first 8" of arrow, you can pull it out of the toughest targets with 2 fingers! Many guys carry the soap with them & re-soap every few shots!
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July 17th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Carry a small bar of hand soap and rub it on your arrows between targets.
July 17th, 2007, 08:27 PM
liquid soap works, but it will dry up and you have to keep applying it.
Any lubricant that dont dry to fast will work...vaseline works good. (No, not for that)
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July 17th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Get one of those round rubber disks (about 4" across) for opening jars. They are usually free with ads printed on them. I've used them several times for 3d targets and had no problem at all.
July 17th, 2007, 08:37 PM
What happens to your rest when it builds up?
Originally Posted by Blacktail Hunter
July 17th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Shoot aluminum arrows instead
(Compound Traditionalist…and inconspicuous Old Timer)
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July 17th, 2007, 09:02 PM
The bar of soap will do the job
July 17th, 2007, 09:02 PM
I always rub a bar of soap up and down the arrows and it works just fine.
July 17th, 2007, 09:08 PM
what he said
Originally Posted by Buckeyehunter12
July 17th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Woody's arrow lube. Buy some you will not be disappointed! Just a little of this stuff on the tip end of your shaft and they pull out like they are in butter, even with McKensey HD targets.
July 17th, 2007, 10:22 PM
I was given this tip from an archery shop I use. Get some armorall gell and keep a small sponge in your tackle box or make a tube with a sponge in it and just wipe the last 6-8 inches only or you wont be able to pull too slick. Works great I was having that problem with my arrows as well.
July 17th, 2007, 10:30 PM
I carry a bar of soap in my quiver when I go to a shoot.. Just rub the soap on the last 6-8 inches every time the arrows get a little tough to pull..
Almost all carbon arrows will have this problem..
This is probably the cheapest thing to do to help..
July 17th, 2007, 10:34 PM
I have never tried the soap idea but the lube and lube tube just didn't work for me they still pulled really hard. An arrow puller works good, still hard to pull out but you can get a much better grip.
July 17th, 2007, 10:47 PM
Woody's arrow lube, or a similar high viscocity silicon lube, and a good puller.
You were probobly shooting older Mckenzies. the Rinehart targets, and the newer Mckenzies are much easier. I used to use the soap, but now I will definetly stick with Woody's
July 17th, 2007, 10:52 PM
Get one of these at WalMart for about $4 ------------It's an arrow puller that you can clip to a belt loop or whatever .......
July 17th, 2007, 11:16 PM
Like everyone has said, a bar of soap works great
July 17th, 2007, 11:22 PM
the last 3D shoot i shot, they were passing out little hotel soaps at registration. I was able to just slip it into my watch pocket of my jeans.
Was supprised how easy it make extraction.
July 18th, 2007, 12:27 AM
thanks for all the good ideas!
July 18th, 2007, 12:30 AM
A buddy and I shot a 3D last weekend and his carbons pulled a lot harder than mine both where "black" plain arrows. We couldn't figure out the difference.
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