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Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks Folks. Jim Fetrow was/is a very good...

Thanks Folks.

Jim Fetrow was/is a very good friend of mine, who passed away a short while back.

Though many won't know who he is, he was an archery icon.
He was an excellent bowyer in both...
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By RickBarbee
The 1.33 Fetrow Shot

Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/j9d8nRDypHg

Rick
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By RickBarbee
I've been swamped (literally) dealing with all...

I've been swamped (literally) dealing with all the issues from the rain.
Just haven't had much of a chance to shoot.

Lot's of folks have their minds wrapped around hunting right now, and the FSCs...
Forum: Traditional 10-20-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,123
Posted By RickBarbee
It could be worse. You could have someone...

It could be worse.

You could have someone going around posting incomplete quotes from you, presenting those quotes totally out of context, then inviting others to dog pile with him onto you for a...
Forum: Traditional 10-20-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,123
Posted By RickBarbee
You don't have to be feeling bad to feel better. ...

You don't have to be feeling bad to feel better.
Just saying. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-20-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,123
Posted By RickBarbee
Go shoot an exploding bottle, or heck even pop a...

Go shoot an exploding bottle, or heck even pop a balloon. It'll make y'all feel better. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-19-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,665
Posted By RickBarbee
We are at the point of having to drag vehicles in...

We are at the point of having to drag vehicles in & out with a 4x4 tractor.
It would be nice if staying at home was an option, but it isn't.

The ground is so saturated, that the lateral lines for...
Forum: Traditional 10-16-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,665
Posted By RickBarbee
We are two miles from the blacktop. Our private...

We are two miles from the blacktop.
Our private road is very close to being impassable.
I suspect by morning it will be.

We're expecting rain all the way through Saturday, so we're pretty...
Forum: Traditional 10-16-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,665
Posted By RickBarbee
Forum: Traditional 10-14-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By RickBarbee
I learned from the master. "You". :D

I learned from the master. "You". :D
Forum: Traditional 10-14-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By RickBarbee
You've gotter Ellis.

You've gotter Ellis.
Forum: Traditional 10-13-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By RickBarbee
I agree with David. He's young, but he's...

I agree with David.

He's young, but he's also healthy, and fat, which makes him look big/older.

That neck & head though say 3.5/4 all day long.
Forum: Traditional 10-13-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By RickBarbee
I forgot to measure. I was being soaked, and...

I forgot to measure.

I was being soaked, and pelted with rain, and wanted only to get back in the house.
Forum: Traditional 10-13-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,123
Posted By RickBarbee
There has been a few folks asking just exactly...

There has been a few folks asking just exactly how I aimed for this shot.

In this picture, the blue dot represents the level the bottle was setting in my vision, and the green dot represents where...
Forum: Traditional 10-13-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By RickBarbee
Pouring down rain, and in my hurry to get back...

Pouring down rain, and in my hurry to get back inside I forgot to measure.

Right now our leader is tradturke, ooops I mean tradtiger :D with 1-13/16".

Y'all get out there & shoot. I'm proof...
Forum: Traditional 10-12-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,123
Posted By RickBarbee
Yes. I drilled a hole in the cap, and installed...

Yes.
I drilled a hole in the cap, and installed a regular pull in rubber valve stem.

The maximum pressure rating on the bottle is 110#.
The average failure pressure is 150#.
I always keep it at...
Forum: Traditional 10-11-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,123
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm not going to lie. I practiced this shot on an...

I'm not going to lie. I practiced this shot on an empty uncharged bottle for 3 afternoons about an hour each. I had a lot of misses, but they were near misses, and I beat the snot out of that bottle...
Forum: Traditional 10-11-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,123
Posted By RickBarbee
100 Yard Bottle Bomb Shot

https://youtu.be/gDTWg6KvwAE

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-11-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By RickBarbee
Yes "Semi" I was having a senior moment. :) ...

Yes "Semi"

I was having a senior moment. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-11-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By RickBarbee
Sewage

It's the way I shoot.

S - Simi

E - Educated

W - Wild

A - *****
Forum: Traditional 10-10-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By RickBarbee
Don't have any lighted nocks for these arrows,...

Don't have any lighted nocks for these arrows, but I'll do the filming during a time of day where the light will show the arrow in flight real well (I hope).

When I get serious about it, I will be...
Forum: Traditional 10-10-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By RickBarbee
Yesterday evening late, I was practicing shooting...

Yesterday evening late, I was practicing shooting at a 2 liter soda bottle at 100. I got in probably 30 shots before it got to dark to see.

I regularly shot within 2 - 2.5 ft of the bottle, and...
Forum: Traditional 10-09-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By RickBarbee
You're talking stickbows I assume, because that's...

You're talking stickbows I assume, because that's what we're using, and talking about here.

This is the first time in a very long time, that I've shot from 100 yards with any regularity. This is...
Forum: Traditional 10-08-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By RickBarbee
FSC Week 41

Print, or draw this image to scale on an 8.5 X 11 standard paper.

One shot only.

Take your shot from 16 yards (8 for the kiddos).

Closest to the 40 degree mark (edge of shaft to edge of...
Forum: Traditional 10-06-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By RickBarbee
Not only did I work my tail off clearing this...

Not only did I work my tail off clearing this out, and have the aches & pains from it this morning, but evidently I am paying for it in other ways also.

No, that's not a snake bite.

It's a...
Forum: Traditional 10-05-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By RickBarbee
Naa. I figure I'll have to multiply my 50...

Naa.

I figure I'll have to multiply my 50 yard gap by 2.5. :D
Actually, I'm not joking about that. These arrows weigh almost 650 grains.
They shoot real fast at "normal" distances, but I figure...
Forum: Traditional 10-05-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By RickBarbee
I am facing almost due east when facing the...

I am facing almost due east when facing the target.

What I need to do now is scavenge up 10 3D targets, and set them up to shoot at from each stake to the south at varying distances.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-05-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By RickBarbee
100 Yard Shooting Range

I've always done my best archery shooting when I simi regularly practiced shooting long distances.

To that end, I got my shooting lane cleared out, cleaned up, and pushed on back to 100 yards.
...
Forum: Traditional 10-02-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By RickBarbee
A Million Words Without Uttering A Sound

A Million Words Without Uttering A Sound. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-01-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 725
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks Gary. Already had it on (working on...

Thanks Gary.

Already had it on (working on the remodel), but thought it might help, so I left it on. I actually think it hindered my twist a bit.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-01-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 725
Posted By RickBarbee
While, I can't imagine not being able to go ahead...

While, I can't imagine not being able to go ahead on to at least one knee, I just had to give this a try. It wasn't as hard a I thought it would be.

I'll get over the back & knee pain in a couple...
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 725
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL, counts me out too. No way I can crouch...

LOL, counts me out too.

No way I can crouch like that, and even if I could I couldn't twist for the shot. I'd be to busy just trying to stay upright, THEN I'd have to call 911 to get helped back...
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,040
Posted By RickBarbee
Yes, I'm sure. I shot all 3 shots at the...

Yes, I'm sure.

I shot all 3 shots at the same time yesterday.
There's definitely an advantage in doing that.

Call us a good one. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,040
Posted By RickBarbee
Someone call the week 40. Times a wastin. :D ...

Someone call the week 40. Times a wastin. :D

Whatever is called for the shot, I am going to duplicate on the TAF forum.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By RickBarbee
I bet you're talking about G.W. Flanagan bows. ...

I bet you're talking about G.W. Flanagan bows.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By RickBarbee
And quit when you get tired, or start falling...

And quit when you get tired, or start falling apart.
The worst thing anyone can do for their shooting is shoot until they have to end on a stretch of sour shots.

The absolute best time to stop a...
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,040
Posted By RickBarbee
I know it don't count. I just wanted a...

I know it don't count.
I just wanted a participation badge. :)

A little bit of slapping went on between 1 & 2, but nothing serious.
I'll take all 3 shots when the chips are down.

I just hope...
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By RickBarbee
Target panic is created by lack of control in...

Target panic is created by lack of control in your state of mind,
which is usually rooted in a lack of confidence in what you are doing,
in both your ability, and your method.

I've suffered it....
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By RickBarbee
Agree. And, that training can lead to doing...

Agree.

And, that training can lead to doing it so quickly, that it appears to be instinctive.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By RickBarbee
"Instinctive" (Revisit)

I didn't get to go hunting on this morning's season opener , so I decided to revisit the "Instinctive" topic. :)

My instinctive shooting is actually quite a bit above that of most normal humans....
Forum: Traditional 09-28-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,040
Posted By RickBarbee
I didn't offer them for sale, AND declined when I...

I didn't offer them for sale, AND declined when I was asked to sell them.
Like I said - No clue.

It's no big deal. I was just curious.

LOL Recipe Forum. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-28-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,040
Posted By RickBarbee
No. The title of the thread in question was...

No.

The title of the thread in question was "New String Recipe".

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-28-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,040
Posted By RickBarbee
Yesterday was the first time I've had a chance to...

Yesterday was the first time I've had a chance to shoot this week, and I shot a lot setting up my new string, and working on my fixed crawl setting.

Today I worked on the crawl a bit more, and...
Forum: Traditional 09-27-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,650
Posted By RickBarbee
I will be "eventually". I've been so busy,...

I will be "eventually".

I've been so busy, that I haven't even got my hunting spots set up yet.
Heck, I haven't even renewed my license yet.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-26-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By RickBarbee
If you can't find what you are looking for here,...

If you can't find what you are looking for here, or at the leatherwall, then you probably aren't going to find it.

I have my own forum up for trad folk, and I mainly go here, there leatherwall,...
Forum: Traditional 09-24-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,187
Posted By RickBarbee
If you want to buy this new jig ($170 to your...

If you want to buy this new jig ($170 to your door), tell ya what I'll do.
I'll build you one of my signature strings (on this jig) for the bow of your choice, and send it with measurement...
Forum: Traditional 09-24-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By RickBarbee
The string is great. Performs with the best, if...

The string is great. Performs with the best, if not better.
I've shot it enough to be very confident in it now, and extremely pleased with the performance. It's very quiet, and very fast.

The...
Forum: Traditional 09-24-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By RickBarbee
If I built two strings, lets say one from "your...

If I built two strings, lets say one from "your preferred" fast flight material , and the other from "my preferred" fast flight material.

Then, I set those two strings up to "properly shoot" from...
Forum: Traditional 09-24-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By RickBarbee
I don't mean to say, that it isn't ok to keep...

I don't mean to say, that it isn't ok to keep several different types of materials on hand for customers if you want to. It's perfectly ok, BUT that wasn't what my end goal was.

I refused to...
Forum: Traditional 09-24-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By RickBarbee
About Strings, and String Materials

When I built strings for hire, I offered two, and only two types of material.

(1) Polyester (B50, or B55). Pretty much the same

(2) The Low Stretch Fast Flight material I was "most confident"...
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