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  1. Arrow recommendation for new longbow shooter

    Traditional Archery
    I'm a new longbow shooter and I am looking for recommendations of arrows to shoot. Started at 30#, 28" draw, 68". Wanting to start shooting 3D. Thanks for sharing knowledge.
  2. Custom Arrows, just for fun

    Traditional Archery
    Used the long weekend to create some custom arrows for myself. Easton Gamegetter 400, Gold Tip Traditonal XT 500, Beaman Centershot 400. Used metallic paint for accent stripes, and it flakes off after a couple of rounds of shooting. Will probably just used water based paint in the future.
  3. bamboo arrow shafts

    Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    Currently have been making my own arrows with great success, after shooting some bamboo arrows I don't think I will ever look back. I currently can't afford the price tag on the bamboo from traditional archery suppliers such as 3 rivers. If any one has any or knows of any one that has any I...
  4. Drying Rigs for applying lacquer to shafts advice

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    Hey guys i've already stained my shafts and now want to dip them in the lacquer tube. Before I do, could you tell me what methods of hanging them up to dry you use? I notice that a lot of people use clothespins and then somehow hang the clothespins on a wire. But how does it hang on the wire...
  5. Custom Carbon Express Heritage 150 & Gold Tip Hunter 55/75 ARROWS

    Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    Selling 2 sets of custom arrows $80 obo (6) Carbon Express Heritage 150 @ 30 3/8" (blue/white/black) *wrapped & custom crested *custom spliced 5" Truflight RW shield cut feathers *nock collars *great condition, only been shot a few times. $65 obo (5) Gold Tip Hunter 55/75 (4 are 29 3/4", 1 is...
  6. Bare shaft tuning (perfection desired) questions

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    Hey guys so I just bare shaft tuned my GoldTip Trad 33/55 arrows. First off I started with a 30" shaft and 2 fletched arrows. I also just started shooting 3 under which I love, but getting the nock point correct is def a challenge....had to move it up quite a bit. I found a cool trick for the...
  7. Straight Grain Wood Education needed!

    Traditional Archery
    Hey guys i'm getting closer to attempting my own wooden arrow making, but could use advice on getting good wood. I know that you want wood that has straight grain that runs the full length of the shaft (ideally). My question is where to find this wood. Is there a certain part of the tree that...
  8. plastic nocks vs. self nocks and why!

    Traditional Archery
    Hey guys I was wondering what everyone prefers between plastic nocks and self nocks. I bought my first set of traditional arrows with self nocks, but shoot compound and recurves at work using plastic nocks. I think self nocks look way better for "traditional" gear but was wondering what the...
  9. FOR SALE: 12 easton powerflight 400 carbon arrows w/ feathers

    Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    Selling 12 unused arrows that I purchased recently. Realized they were too stiff spine-wise. My loss is your gain! This is the description from the shop I purchased from: DEFLECTION/SPINE OF 400 THREE,FOUR INCH RIGHT WING FEATHERS.HELICAL FLETCHED. WHITE BARRED COCK FEATHER AND TWO RED...
  10. New Long Bowyer recommendations?

    Traditional Archery
    Been hunting with compounds for years and wanted to go back to a longbow and just ordered a Martin L-100 55# bow after doing some research from cabelas. I shoot roughly 68 lbs with compound and it is not bad for me to pull back. Was hoping that 55lbs on longbow is ok. (Thoughts?) Haven't...
  11. Longbow instinct shooting question

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello all Im hoping I can get some advice to help my shooting. I shoot a hickory longbow, 35# @ 28" , and I'm pretty sure I over draw to 28.5" - 29" - my arrows are spined 30#-35# (which I'm thinking may be my problem) I instinct shoot, and everything I read says that you generally shoot a...
  12. Carbon arrows suggestions for heavywight traditional bow?

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi guys! I have a quick question. I have a 90# longbow and I was looking into getting carbon arrows for it but am unsure which ones, I was looking at jacketed carbon core arrows like the Easton axis dangerous game full metal jackets with the 250 spine. Also I was looking at the gold tip big game...
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