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Forum: Traditional 06-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,945
Posted By gettin closer
Rick, I appreciate the video. Thanks for posting...

Rick, I appreciate the video. Thanks for posting that.

I will say that you can get both, the single and double bevel heads very sharp. Personally, I shoot some 3 blade and 2 blades. Of the 2...
Forum: Traditional 04-24-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By gettin closer
Like I said, the difference in penetration is...

Like I said, the difference in penetration is minut and I personally prefer the durability and strength of the thicker material and having more of the rotational affect! To me, that is the entire...
Forum: Traditional 04-23-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By gettin closer
Technically you get more resistance with the...

Technically you get more resistance with the "wider cut" and therefore "less penetration". However, I love thicker/meatier broadheads as I feel they will last longer and hold up better. I also feel...
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,527
Posted By gettin closer
Although I do not shoot woodies, I do have a...

Although I do not shoot woodies, I do have a couple of glue on heads that I have used with adaptors with good success. Like anyone will tell you, if you can get them sharp and have confidence in...
Forum: Traditional 03-22-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,059
Posted By gettin closer
Although I accomplished my goal last year by...

Although I accomplished my goal last year by taking my first Trad buck, at the end of last season I wanted to become more consistent. My goal was tear everything down and start over. Back in January...
Forum: Traditional 03-21-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By gettin closer
Those are beautiful bows!

Those are beautiful bows!
Forum: Traditional 03-21-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By gettin closer
The beautiful modern longbow!

Let me start by saying that I have nothing against recurve bows. I just shoot and enjoy longbows as my personal preference.

That said, I am waiting on a new longbow to be built but it will be a...
Forum: Traditional 03-21-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 15,585
Posted By gettin closer
This is my favorite picture! What a trophy!

This is my favorite picture! What a trophy!
Forum: Traditional 02-25-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By gettin closer
Suppose it might help if I had remembered to add...

Suppose it might help if I had remembered to add the link. (I am a little slow sometimes.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683569
Forum: Traditional 02-22-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By gettin closer
Sarrels in classifieds

In case any of you are interested, I just posted a Blueridge SR in the classifieds in case you do not check there often.

Have a great evening.

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Forum: Traditional 11-20-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 51,881
Posted By gettin closer
That is an old warrior! All busted up and scars...

That is an old warrior! All busted up and scars and marks everywhere. What a trophy!
Forum: Traditional 11-20-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,000
Posted By gettin closer
My favorite arrow is the one I just sent through...

My favorite arrow is the one I just sent through the lungs of a deer or hog! I have had great success with the gold tip traditional (standard diameter) and just switched to the Easton Axis 5mm (As I...
Forum: Traditional 11-19-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By gettin closer
Longbow in classified

I just add a 44# Black Creek Banshee longbow to the classifieds. Wanted to let y'all know in case you don't check there frequently. Have a good day.

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Forum: Traditional 10-16-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By gettin closer
Great advice on here. My wife shoots a 42#...

Great advice on here. My wife shoots a 42# compunt. She uses the steel force cut on contact single bevel heads 125 grain with a basic arrow. (Not sure of brand but a basic compound arrow. No weights...
Forum: Traditional 09-28-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,726
Posted By gettin closer
The best one was the squirm on top of the feeder...

The best one was the squirm on top of the feeder surrounded by metal! I would have lost an arrow if I was shooting my longbow. Very impressive!
Forum: Traditional 08-30-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,467
Posted By gettin closer
Sure is a looker! If it shoots half as good as it...

Sure is a looker! If it shoots half as good as it looks, you can't miss!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By gettin closer
This would be my biggest concern! You should get...

This would be my biggest concern! You should get a ford!:D

In all seriousness,you do not notice much difference in towing with or without a T Top. Some are set up to fold down if you stir them in...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-27-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By gettin closer
You can get a 44 mag rifle suppressed and it...

You can get a 44 mag rifle suppressed and it works great. However, since you have a 223, I would buy a bolt action 308 and get a 308 suppressor. The 308 can fire subsonic loads and full power loads...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By gettin closer
That is what I am afraid of... I will have a 50...

That is what I am afraid of... I will have a 50 gallon feeder with a stick! Fancy stuff! Might not be too bad if I can find a way to keep the coons away from it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 44,124
Posted By gettin closer
Ikeman summed it up when he said it is "My food"....

Ikeman summed it up when he said it is "My food". I went from 226 down to 184. I fluctuate and could afford to lose another 10# or so but I am comfortable here. Just DON'T CHEAT. Everyone gets hit in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By gettin closer
I have not had any luck finding a feeder similar...

I have not had any luck finding a feeder similar to this.

Has anyone ever used a normal feeder and coated the spinner and upper box area that corn hits with the rubber coating? Maybe hung some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,908
Posted By gettin closer
Do we get a "buy a rice bran feeder get a dog...

Do we get a "buy a rice bran feeder get a dog feeder free" deal on the green screen?!?

Just messing with you! But like everyone else, I too want to know the price. Especially on the dog feeder....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,190
Posted By gettin closer
This is what I use as well. I will use these with...

This is what I use as well. I will use these with the aider on straight trees with not a lot of limbs or these stepps ladders with the tree branches to get me up faster. As you mentioned, no one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,190
Posted By gettin closer
That is because people already think we are...

That is because people already think we are crazy! We just hate to confirm it. They are extremely mobile and most people will not give it a chance. It does take practice but is safer and I like it...
Forum: Traditional 07-25-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By gettin closer
Stalker in classifieds

I just saw a stalker coyote in the classifieds. I hear they are nice bows. I have always wanted to try the longbow version. The coyote is a recurve.

Fyi
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By gettin closer
A buddy of mine had one with a dish or pan under...

A buddy of mine had one with a dish or pan under the funnel. You could set it to tip/tilt 1x or 2x and that is all it would put out 2x a day (photo cell). That is what I am really looking for. I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By gettin closer
I will look into the fish dump feeder. That is...

I will look into the fish dump feeder. That is actually what I am looking for but have not been able to find one? Do you have any idea where to get some? I was trying to stay away from the PVC / self...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By gettin closer
I was wanting to keep my scent out of the back....

I was wanting to keep my scent out of the back. As mentioned, it is a very narrow piece of property. The less I am back there, the better. But this is the backup plan...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By gettin closer
Quiet feeder? Moultrie or stick and bucket

My wife and I bought a place that is 11 acres surrounded by much larger plots. It is a long piece like a runway that is heavily wooded. We would like to setup a feeder and see what comes in but did...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,190
Posted By gettin closer
I also use a similar system to Ikeman. It is a...

I also use a similar system to Ikeman. It is a sitdrag and I have it attached to a rock climbing harness. The only weight and force applied is on the sitdrag but the harness is there as a fail safe....
Forum: Traditional 07-24-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By gettin closer
Keep your eye on the classifieds. You can usually...

Keep your eye on the classifieds. You can usually find them for about 3/5 the cost of a new one (and they shoot the same). That is if you have time. If you are looking to get one now and be ready by...
Forum: Traditional 07-07-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By gettin closer
Gone

Gone
Forum: Traditional 07-01-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By gettin closer
Price drop to $375!

Price drop to $375!
Forum: Traditional 06-30-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By gettin closer
Thought I posted it in the classifieds... I am...

Thought I posted it in the classifieds... I am not sure how to move it.
Forum: Traditional 06-30-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By gettin closer
It is a 1 piece.

It is a 1 piece.
Forum: Traditional 06-30-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By gettin closer
Pronghorn longbow for sale

I have a 60" long 60#@28" draw long bow I am looking to sell. It shoots great but is too much bow for me. I have looked into getting the weight reduced but do not believe I can get it down enough to...
Forum: Traditional 06-28-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By gettin closer
That is one of my bucket list hunts! One day, I...

That is one of my bucket list hunts! One day, I will be that guy in Africa with traditional equipment. I only pray that my shot hits like yours did!


Great shooting! What else did you get? We...
Forum: Traditional 06-28-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By gettin closer
I love how he has the "tom" patterned. Those...

I love how he has the "tom" patterned. Those turkeys look a lot like buzzards to me. I wonder how many people have made that mistake before!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,326
Posted By gettin closer
Look for a used Hustler Fastrak. I have a 2016...

Look for a used Hustler Fastrak. I have a 2016 model and it has the Kawasaki engine end it is a beast. We just moved and the place had thick bahaha grass that was hip high and the thick stuff was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By gettin closer
Before you turn rotors, see what new ones cost....

Before you turn rotors, see what new ones cost. If you have a bunch of miles on them and they have to shave off a bit to smooth them out, they become easier to wrap if they are hot and you run them...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-22-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By gettin closer
Check out Engle Balistics. This is what I am...

Check out Engle Balistics. This is what I am using. I only had 1 issue on a large boar using the reaper. It did not penetrate the shield. I was told not to shoot through the shoulder area due to the...
Forum: Traditional 06-21-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By gettin closer
Who took it down for you? I have been trying to...

Who took it down for you? I have been trying to going contact info for bowdoc (retired) and the bow hospital (can't open the site) anyone in TX that can do this for me? It is a nice bow but useless...
Forum: Traditional 06-21-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By gettin closer
Just talked to Herb Meland. He is a great guy to...

Just talked to Herb Meland. He is a great guy to talk to. He said he would feel comfortable taking off a couple of pounds but that the bow was probably 30 years old or so. I would want to knock off...
Forum: Traditional 06-21-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By gettin closer
That is impressive. I did not know that they...

That is impressive. I did not know that they could be reduced that much. I agree on being able to shoot them better with the more manageable draw weight.
Forum: Traditional 06-21-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By gettin closer
It is a Pronghorn 1 piece longbow. I was going to...

It is a Pronghorn 1 piece longbow. I was going to call Herb this evening once I had the serial # in case he needed it. His website request that you call in the evening anyhow as he is building bows...
Forum: Traditional 06-21-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By gettin closer
Reducing draw weight on a longbow?

Have any of you had a bowyer take a bow that was too much weight for you and rework it to reduce the poundage? If so, did it effect the feel (Obviously light weight but more so regarding the...
Forum: Traditional 05-31-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By gettin closer
I have 2 EFA quiver. 1 with the totem pole and 1...

I have 2 EFA quiver. 1 with the totem pole and 1 without. I prefer the 1 without as it is lighter and on the long bows it does not give much clearance between the totem and your hand. (More space...
Forum: Traditional 03-13-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,791
Posted By gettin closer
What a great weekend! It is always fun to go but...

What a great weekend! It is always fun to go but even better when you get a chance to get something down. For everyone to get a critter, you can't beat that!
Forum: Traditional 03-09-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By gettin closer
That is great! I tried sewing a patch of hide one...

That is great! I tried sewing a patch of hide one time. You did good. My experiment was not so favorable. Good work!
Forum: Traditional 03-06-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gettin closer
I just got some new arrows in on Friday and bare...

I just got some new arrows in on Friday and bare shaft tuned them on Sunday. This is the way I learned and never have tried paper tuning. With feathers, they can correct the flight before your eyes...
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