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Forum: Traditional Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 220
Posted By RickBarbee
Happy Birthday !!!

Happy Birthday !!!
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By RickBarbee
Well shoot. :D Nice shot Ellis. :) Rick

Well shoot. :D

Nice shot Ellis. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By RickBarbee
I truly believe, that having someone to teach you...

I truly believe, that having someone to teach you the basics of proper form, and execution of the shot is very beneficial to the beginner.

Once you have a good handle on the basics, then you can...
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By RickBarbee
I used to joke about my big girls and say: ...

I used to joke about my big girls and say:

"If you got stuck, I could pry your truck out of the mud with them, wipe the mud off, and continue shooting without ever breaking stride." :D
...
Forum: Traditional 11-12-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By RickBarbee
Never let it be said, that "I'm not a sporting...

Never let it be said, that "I'm not a sporting feller".

Braved the wind, cold, and snow (yes snow) to take a second shot.

Rules is rules. 1-5/8"

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By RickBarbee
I can't speak for the carbon laminated stuff, but...

I can't speak for the carbon laminated stuff, but the good old glass wood limbs (in my experience) yield a structural integrity making them capable of shooting a much lighter weight arrow (GPP wise),...
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By RickBarbee
When you say a while back, you're correct. It was...

When you say a while back, you're correct. It was quite a while back. 1994 I believe.

It was supposed to be 75 @ 29.5, but yeah it turned out to be quite a bit mor'n that.

Yes on the 300 indoor...
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By RickBarbee
I marked against, and around the shaft with a...

I marked against, and around the shaft with a sharpie before pulling the arrow, and removing the target from the butt.

It made it easier to see where the shaft actually was. I suggest everyone do...
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By RickBarbee
Among the mass produced bows like Bear, Martin,...

Among the mass produced bows like Bear, Martin, etc, many of the heavy draw weights (over 65#), were custom orders for heavy, but the vast majority of them to hit the market were heavy by accident.
...
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By RickBarbee
Traditional FSC Week 46

Use a straight edge, and place a small X or + at the center of an 8.5" X 11" sheet of blank white paper. If you don't want to go to the trouble of marking the paper yourself, you can print this image...
Forum: Traditional 11-06-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By RickBarbee
Stuff happens. I'm not trying to be...

Stuff happens.

I'm not trying to be condescending, or mean in any way with the following question.

Are you looking for suggestions, and/or a push in one direction, or the other?

I'm not the...
Forum: Traditional 11-06-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 417
Posted By RickBarbee
My match sucks. LOL That's 4" I'll take...

My match sucks. LOL

That's 4"

I'll take it. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-06-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 417
Posted By RickBarbee
Me being a birthday boy today, I decided to treat...

Me being a birthday boy today, I decided to treat myself to a second chance at this.

I actually followed the instructions this time. :D

Still 5". Oh well, at least I'm consistent. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-05-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 417
Posted By RickBarbee
I did put up some new cardboard, so the holes...

I did put up some new cardboard, so the holes would be nice & clean though. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By RickBarbee
With the bow being cut negative 3/16", and...

With the bow being cut negative 3/16", and assuming a 1/16" thick strike plate material, the arrow's inside is setting at negative 1/8"

The calculator shows a perfect arrow/bow match up with your...
Forum: Traditional 11-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 417
Posted By RickBarbee
I don't follow directions very well apparently. ...

I don't follow directions very well apparently.

I went ahead, and lightly marked all the lines in pencil,
Then turned the pencil marks against the target butt.
You can barley see the marks in...
Forum: Traditional 11-04-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 417
Posted By RickBarbee
If I get a chance to do this, I may do the...

If I get a chance to do this, I may do the shooting "before" the folding, because I can see the lines of the folds from 30 yards easily. From 7 they look like sharpie marker lines.

Just an added...
Forum: Traditional 11-04-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By RickBarbee
If it tunes perfect, then it's likely right :),...

If it tunes perfect, then it's likely right :), but it's all also dependent on the length of the arrow to BOP, it's GPI, and the diameter of the shaft.

The aftermath isn't listed in the...
Forum: Traditional 11-03-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By RickBarbee
String Walking And It's Effect On Bow Noise

String walking certainly can be louder on the shot, but it does not have to be, and definitely not significantly so.
Just as with everything else related to our equipment, it boils down to tuning....
Forum: Traditional 11-03-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm not an instinctive shooter "per say", and...

I'm not an instinctive shooter "per say", and it's definitely not my preferred form of shooting for most shots. That don't mean I don't believe it exists, and can't do it if I need, or want to.

I...
Forum: Traditional 11-03-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
It is only a slight collapse, which looks worse...

It is only a slight collapse, which looks worse than it is due to the quiver induced torque of the bow.

It's more of a thing I feel, than see, although the video did confirm that feeling for me....
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
My bow arm collapsed on every shot in this last...

My bow arm collapsed on every shot in this last video..

I normally don't do that, but am tired, plus I was shooting at my broadhead target, which is setting head high. I think the upward angle may...
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
I've never been able to improve my accuracy using...

I've never been able to improve my accuracy using a dynamic release, but it's no worse either. It just boils down to "more movement" for me.

I'm a control freak, and the static release makes me...
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
It's been a long while since I used a dynamic...

It's been a long while since I used a dynamic release.

This is just 5 cold shots for Coach Arne to evaluate.

I just let it happen, without trying to enhance, or over emphasize it.

Any & All...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By RickBarbee
I am NOT going to shoot my wife's trash can again...

I am NOT going to shoot my wife's trash can again just to try to beat this. :D

Great shot. ;)b :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By RickBarbee
The fletch orientation didn't change my point ons...

The fletch orientation didn't change my point ons any.

The cock fletch in just made my shots much more forgiving to things like an errant release, etc.

That don't mean you'll always get away...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
I wasn't trying to point to my shooting as being...

I wasn't trying to point to my shooting as being anything great.
I honestly want/need, and appreciate advice.

The point of this was (actually a couple of points).

(Point #1)
You need to have...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By RickBarbee
I never knew the name of the knot either, until...

I never knew the name of the knot either, until someone informed me of it after I made the video.

Been using it for years in both archery applications, and fishing.
Always called it a whip tie...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
Don't know why. It's up & working. Just checked. ...

Don't know why. It's up & working. Just checked.

If you are trying to watch it on a phone, it's likely to small to see anything anyway.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
I rigged up a side stabilizer, that completely...

I rigged up a side stabilizer, that completely eliminates the quiver induced torque of the bow, but it's heavy, and has to stick out on the off side, which bugs me.

Since the arrow is long gone...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
Side note on static release: I don't...

Side note on static release:

I don't recommend it to anyone.
It works when it works, but is a curse when it don't.
You have to stay on top of it to get & keep it right.

It's something I...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
This is why, when I am working on form, I...

This is why, when I am working on form, I normally now days only shoot one arrow, and pull it before shooting the next, or I shoot at different spots on the target. I'm a poor boy, and the thought of...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
I figured folks would be all over this like stink...

I figured folks would be all over this like stink on poop. :D

Come on now. I know I do some things differently (static release), but that's intentional, and know I did some things wrong.

Knew...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
I collapsed some on the 3rd & 5th shots. Knew it...

I collapsed some on the 3rd & 5th shots. Knew it when I did it. It didn't effect the shots any. Not that would show at 10 yards anyway.

I've had folks tell me the same thing about the back...
Forum: Traditional 10-30-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
By the way: That's a 64" bow & 69# at my...

By the way:

That's a 64" bow & 69# at my 29.5" draw.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-30-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By RickBarbee
"Cold Shooting" Form Display

I don't mind exposing my flaws.

These are the only 5 shots of the day. I can do better, but was tired, not warmed up, and in a hurry.

I know I'm not perfect.

I also know where I had...
Forum: Traditional 10-30-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep, it does create a significant amount of...

Yep, it does create a significant amount of forward string travel when you add weight toward the middle of the string.

Hey, that's power stroke !!!!! LOL
Contrary to popular belief, that don't...
Forum: Traditional 10-30-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By RickBarbee
You're quite welcome. To be anywhere near...

You're quite welcome.

To be anywhere near the length you want, the 2016's are going to be considerably stiff, and the 1916's considerably weak, that is unless you want to change point weights,...
Forum: Traditional 10-30-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By RickBarbee
The diameter of the shaft, plus the thickness of...

The diameter of the shaft, plus the thickness of the strike plate material you use is going to impact things some,

BUT

for what you have, and are looking for - Go with the .500's, and it will...
Forum: Traditional 10-30-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By RickBarbee
The science behind the theory is sound (pun...

The science behind the theory is sound (pun intended).

It does work to some, and varying degrees, but often (very often) you can't hear, or notice a difference (even using a db meter).

What I...
Forum: Traditional 10-30-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By RickBarbee
By the way - the technical name of that knot is...

By the way - the technical name of that knot is "Nail Knot".

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-30-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By RickBarbee
Well sort of. Just amplify that a bit. If...

Well sort of. Just amplify that a bit.
If properly tuned, there will be zero contact.
When properly tuned, there should be enough flex to keep even the inside cock fletch from making contact.


...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep, that works well also. I just find it...

Yep, that works well also.
I just find it easier to hold the needle in place while I'm doing the wrapping.

Also, the needle I am using is pretty large.
It's more like one you would use for...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 36,032
Posted By RickBarbee
Hot dog, and congrats to all you guys. ...

Hot dog, and congrats to all you guys.

You're making me feel left out, and jealous.

I have a couple of young rag horns, and a few doe hanging around my home place.
I usually give these deer a...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By RickBarbee
Different head position is why. I could touch...

Different head position is why.
I could touch my nose to the the fletch on an outer cock feather, but to do so caused me to have more forward & down head position than I prefer.
I like my head...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By RickBarbee
Let's Discuss Anchor Point, and Fletching

My anchor is:

(1) Index (or whichever) finger in corner of mouth (actually on a tooth)

(2) Jaw settled into the cup made by my thumb & little finger (boy scout salute)

(3) Nose on the back...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By RickBarbee
Gulp - She noticed the split in the trashcan....

Gulp - She noticed the split in the trashcan. :eek:

I even used a paper towel, and alcohol, and cleaned all the lines & spots off it.

I'm playing dumb. :D

I'll have to own up to it though if...
Forum: Traditional 10-28-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By RickBarbee
Here you go Bob. ...

Here you go Bob.

https://youtu.be/1YlYqDiJN8U

Keep in mind - I used the pencil, so I could show clearly how the knot is done.

When I do them for myself I use a needle, and wrap the coils...
Forum: Traditional 10-28-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,851
Posted By RickBarbee
Awesome !!!! Rick

Awesome !!!!

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-28-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks. Wife hasn't noticed the trashcan yet....

Thanks.
Wife hasn't noticed the trashcan yet. Maybe she won't. LOL



Thanks.
I wasn't sure I was doing it right, so I decided to at least make it interesting.

Rick
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