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Forum: Traditional 01-04-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,293
Posted By Retsbew
I don't think one's opinion should be restricted...

I don't think one's opinion should be restricted or measured by where they come from, live, how old they are or anything else that begs the question of what the heck that kind of thing has to do with...
Forum: Traditional 01-03-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,293
Posted By Retsbew
Whether you agree or disagree with me makes no...

Whether you agree or disagree with me makes no difference, opinions are what they are. My own, and one that is neither an insult to you or a forced requirement at any level. is simply that including...
Forum: Traditional 01-03-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,293
Posted By Retsbew
Obviously anyone can shoot whatever equipment...

Obviously anyone can shoot whatever equipment they want (provided it's legal) and call it whatever name they want (modern, traditional, Orville, Auntie Wrinklepants, whatever). I'm just suggesting...
Forum: Traditional 01-03-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,293
Posted By Retsbew
Ha, Rick's 'big umbrella' theory is funny as a...

Ha, Rick's 'big umbrella' theory is funny as a cartoon but I think DRT's suggestion is more relevant to the point...that the more logical aspects of the issue center around the devilish details of...
Forum: Traditional 12-31-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,293
Posted By Retsbew
Ok, I brought this topic up as food for thought...

Ok, I brought this topic up as food for thought and end-of-year reflection (it's winter here and 20 below zero..lot's of reflection time available). Talk and thoughtful conversation can be useful,...
Forum: Traditional 12-30-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,293
Posted By Retsbew
My perspective is that I wish that the general...

My perspective is that I wish that the general concept of traditional archery was identified only with hunting, and only with the type of hunting methods and materials most often used and seen in the...
Forum: Traditional 12-20-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,293
Posted By Retsbew
Has traditional archery become hypocritical?

I remember when the idea, and indeed the practice of traditional archery, was to do one's best to keep challenge and simplicity at the forefront of archery applications. From everything to bows,...
Forum: Traditional 07-22-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,241
Posted By Retsbew
'Great Stuff' canned spray foam (Lowe's or Home...

'Great Stuff' canned spray foam (Lowe's or Home Depot...get the type for filling wide cracks) does work well for repairing 3D targets...as stated above simply clean out the bits of foam from the...
Forum: Traditional 07-12-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Retsbew
As long as they're YOUR bales or permission is...

As long as they're YOUR bales or permission is granted. Lotsa farmers don't appreciate arrows in their baled hay, broadheads or not.

if all is well with that aspect, try using steel blunts for...
Forum: Traditional 05-31-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,955
Posted By Retsbew
I gave up gloves 25 years ago and stopped buying...

I gave up gloves 25 years ago and stopped buying tabs maybe 15 years ago. It just didn't make sense to me to keep spending good money on something that is so easy to make (Same with arrows. And...
Forum: Traditional 05-05-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By Retsbew
Sounds like you're in the ballpark fro brace...

Sounds like you're in the ballpark fro brace height at 7.5", though you may want to check it again after checking a few more things.

First, make sure the limbs don't have any twist. Simply look...
Forum: Traditional 05-03-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Retsbew
Ice and two ibuprofen several times a day for 2-3...

Ice and two ibuprofen several times a day for 2-3 days in a row has worked for me for 25 years when my shoulder/neck acts up. Avoid shooting for at least twice that long. Sounds like your...
Forum: Traditional 05-01-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Retsbew
I'm a fan of these bows and have owned a few. ...

I'm a fan of these bows and have owned a few. The limb inscription says 45#@23", an unusually short draw. Using the standard '3# gained for every inch of draw over the marked weight' rule the bow...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 01-21-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By Retsbew
Ummm...isn't this an ARCHERY site?

Ummm...isn't this an ARCHERY site?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,880
Posted By Retsbew
If the season was open and I had a legit legal...

If the season was open and I had a legit legal use/need for it then yes, I would take it. If not, then nope. That predators take prey animals that we also prey on (in a non-survival sort of way)...
Forum: Traditional 12-08-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By Retsbew
Have worn a jersey or camo glove on my shooting...

Have worn a jersey or camo glove on my shooting hand for many years and wear it's mate on my bow hand when it's cold out. I don't modify the gloves in any way but do modify/cut my tabs to fit over...
Forum: Traditional 10-02-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Retsbew
It happens sometimes, best to self-review what...

It happens sometimes, best to self-review what you might do next time to avoid the same result. Some things to consider: silent woods means heightened deer senses,strike one; ANY movement or noise...
Forum: Traditional 08-16-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By Retsbew
Close-range hunting with a traditional bow and...

Close-range hunting with a traditional bow and traditional arrow...about as good as it gets, I'd say.
Forum: Traditional 07-23-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Retsbew
I make my own arrows and prefer RW feathers if...

I make my own arrows and prefer RW feathers if only because I'm right-handed and find it easier/quicker to handle a RW fletching jig (I have both types). Aside from that it doesn't make a bit of...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By Retsbew
I shot with a glove for years but moved to a tab...

I shot with a glove for years but moved to a tab 20 years ago, finding they are more convenient, give a more consistent release and don't wear out easily. They are also very cheap/easy/fun to make...
Forum: Traditional 06-30-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Retsbew
I have a low forties 68" 21st Century Saturn and...

I have a low forties 68" 21st Century Saturn and a mid-forties 66" Edge and for me (28" draw length) both favor a 7.5" to 7.75" brace. They'll shoot fine at a lower brace, but are quieter when...
Forum: Traditional 06-14-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By Retsbew
Love the woodies, they fly well and are loads of...

Love the woodies, they fly well and are loads of fun to make.

Sitka Spruce is light and makes a good target or 3D arrow, Doug Fir and Chundoo (Southern Pine) make very good mid-weight shafts, if...
Forum: Traditional 02-19-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Retsbew
Glad to see someone still wanting to shoot real...

Glad to see someone still wanting to shoot real arrow shafts instead of plastic tubes. Maybe traditional really does still mean something to some folks (heh heh).

Caddo gave good advice re...
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Retsbew
Everyone aims, it's just that with instinctive...

Everyone aims, it's just that with instinctive you don't use the arrow tip or bow to do it.

When you toss a horseshoe you look at the stake and trust your eyes and body feel to place the shoe. ...
Forum: Traditional 12-09-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,275
Posted By Retsbew
I've never seen a need or had any attraction for...

I've never seen a need or had any attraction for battery-powered arrows/lighted bow sights when bowhunting (even with my compound 25 years ago), and it seems even more bizarre when a 'simple stick...
Forum: Traditional 12-08-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,440
Posted By Retsbew
There are quite a few 'trad' sites on the web but...

There are quite a few 'trad' sites on the web but unfortunately many are heavy to formal target/competitive shooting. I say unfortunately not because I don't like target shooting per se but because...
Forum: Traditional 12-02-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,734
Posted By Retsbew
Usually use cheap brown jersey gloves to hide the...

Usually use cheap brown jersey gloves to hide the 'shine' from an ungloved hand. I don't cut any part of the glove off but I do like to have the glove fit fairly snug. Tab fits over my gloved hand...
Forum: Traditional 11-22-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,110
Posted By Retsbew
4dog I'm in Maine, land of many waters, big woods...

4dog I'm in Maine, land of many waters, big woods and scarce deer, lol.
Forum: Traditional 11-21-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,110
Posted By Retsbew
I've always believed that regardless of one's...

I've always believed that regardless of one's shooting skill with a bow (any bow, trad or compound) the true test of BOWHUNTING skill is to get close and still get drawn without detection, especially...
Forum: Traditional 11-19-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By Retsbew
I have to agree with Straitshot, if coming over...

I have to agree with Straitshot, if coming over from a compound the average archer will lose (rather than gain) draw length with a longbow or recurve, typically an inch or two. If the trad bow is a...
Forum: Traditional 11-08-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,402
Posted By Retsbew
That's interesting to watch the arrow's flight...

That's interesting to watch the arrow's flight and the deer's reaction from start to finish...sort of a 'short story' of what happens in the blink of an eye. Very useful info. Re arrow placement...
Forum: Traditional 11-07-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,079
Posted By Retsbew
I don't shoot recurves much anymore (now ASLs and...

I don't shoot recurves much anymore (now ASLs and hybrids) but have had several Widow MA's over the years along with another dozen or so recurves. No doubt about it, they can be tricky to get quiet,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,709
Posted By Retsbew
Your comment to him wasn't out of line,...

Your comment to him wasn't out of line, especially in a hospital.

Maybe he wasn't actually a cop, but if he was a cop he wasn't exactly practicing his 'protect and serve' mandate. Cops aren't...
Forum: Traditional 09-05-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Retsbew
Price?

Price?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,015
Posted By Retsbew
TS rubber mats...very tough, but very heavy.

TS rubber mats...very tough, but very heavy.
Forum: Traditional 08-13-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By Retsbew
There's a difference between 'thinking' about the...

There's a difference between 'thinking' about the various steps necessary to construct an accurate shot (building effective form), and simply waiting for conditions to develop to the point that the...
Forum: Traditional 07-31-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By Retsbew
There are many aperture-type sighting systems...

There are many aperture-type sighting systems available at your local supermarket. Examples include 'Tab From a Spam Can', 'Tab From a Dogfood Can', Tab From a Can O' Sardines' and a large variety...
Forum: Traditional 06-11-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Retsbew
Yup uh-huh sure. A closer look at that first...

Yup uh-huh sure. A closer look at that first photo clearly shows that the 'distant target' is just a white sugar cube suspended by a thread connected to the tree branch branch just above his thumb. ...
Forum: Traditional 06-11-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,199
Posted By Retsbew
Nice, sure wish they had shoots like this in...

Nice, sure wish they had shoots like this in Maine. You don't see many real bows and arrows used anymore, lol. Any video footage of the shoot?
Forum: Traditional 05-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By Retsbew
One problem with using brace height to tune the...

One problem with using brace height to tune the arrow is that many bows shoot quieter at a given brace. Change it and you might get the arrow to move left or right a little, but it may also make the...
Forum: Traditional 04-13-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,876
Posted By Retsbew
Toelke's are nice, I have a 2-piece take-down...

Toelke's are nice, I have a 2-piece take-down Whip that shoots hot for a 45# bow. Didn't like the little round rubber sideplate though (has a kind of 'sticky' texture to it) so replaced it with a...
Forum: Traditional 04-06-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,463
Posted By Retsbew
Make a bet with yourself that if you miss or...

Make a bet with yourself that if you miss or wound a critter due to long range shooting you'll tear up a $100 bill. Then you'll not only know how far too far is, you'll probably remember it much...
Forum: Traditional 04-05-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By Retsbew
Looks like those Saxon dogs were crack shots. :D

Looks like those Saxon dogs were crack shots. :D
Forum: Traditional 04-02-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,512
Posted By Retsbew
Where's Lars Anderson when you need him. :)

Where's Lars Anderson when you need him. :)
Forum: Traditional 04-01-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,512
Posted By Retsbew
Maybe someone should tell him you're supposed to...

Maybe someone should tell him you're supposed to shoot an arrow at the bird with the bow, not throw the bow at the bird with an arrow. I guess for some guys it just takes a little longer before the...
Forum: Traditional 03-30-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,189
Posted By Retsbew
Very good suggestions but if you like baseball...

Very good suggestions but if you like baseball caps the easiest solution might be to wear one of those and simply turn it backwards before shooting, or get one of the the wire-bendable short-bill...
Forum: Traditional 03-30-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,697
Posted By Retsbew
As my shoulders get older (I refuse to admit the...

As my shoulders get older (I refuse to admit the rest of me is) I've been moving to lighter 41#-46# bows for general practice/targets to reduce wear and tear. Still prefer 50-55# for hunting,...
Forum: Traditional 03-29-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,212
Posted By Retsbew
Nice, I saw some others just like it on E**y. ...

Nice, I saw some others just like it on E**y. Would you by any chance be from China or Korea? :D
Forum: Traditional 02-23-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,356
Posted By Retsbew
Rockmesteady, to answer your question about using...

Rockmesteady, to answer your question about using denim scraps to make a tab, I'm never tried it but I suspect it wouldn't provide the protection of leather unless you used a bunch of layers, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 13,248
Posted By Retsbew
Your wife was apparently as strong and determined...

Your wife was apparently as strong and determined as she was beautiful, she was there for you and the children through it all until the Lord took her home. She'll be there still, watching over you...
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