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Forum: Traditional 05-24-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,857
Posted By Straitshot
Can't pinch or no pinch (Can't remember which)...

Can't pinch or no pinch (Can't remember which) calf hair tab for 15 years but kept having to buy a new one when the hair would wear off. Then I discovered the Bateman and that has been my go to tab...
Forum: Traditional 05-02-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Straitshot
Where and when is this?

Where and when is this?
Forum: Traditional 04-27-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By Straitshot
I have a few carbon Beman ICS Hunters 500 that...

I have a few carbon Beman ICS Hunters 500 that split at the insert because I hit something hard like a rock. I repaired them by driving about 1 1/2" of an aluminum shaft over the end like a footing....
Forum: Traditional 04-26-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,141
Posted By Straitshot
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word...

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.” Pro 15 1-2

The internet and forums allow us...
Forum: Traditional 04-26-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 576
Posted By Straitshot
Danny, Those are outstanding! Nice Job. ...

Danny,

Those are outstanding! Nice Job.

To get the limb bolts to position where I want them I use little washers I make out of leather and put them between where the limb bolts bottom out in...
Forum: Traditional 04-17-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Straitshot
For me the normal position of my wrest when...

For me the normal position of my wrest when pointing my finger will cause the bow to cant and therefore is the most natural and relaxed position for both bow and hand when I am shooting.
Forum: Traditional 04-15-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Straitshot
It is possible you may have pulled or tore a...

It is possible you may have pulled or tore a tendon so I would say ice it down and give it a definite rest. If the pain continues I would consider seeing a DR.
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Straitshot
Very nice early Wing Presentation one piece. ...

Very nice early Wing Presentation one piece.

Bob Lee also designed the three piece take down Wing Presentation II. It was a highly sought after bow in the 80's both the target and hunting model.
...
Forum: Traditional 04-06-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Straitshot
You are welcome any time. CVAA club shoots ever...

You are welcome any time. CVAA club shoots ever first full weekend of the month and every second weekend of the month for the Devils Mountain Traditional Club. ;)b

Came over to Abilene with some...
Forum: Traditional 04-06-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Straitshot
Well, you know us old guys, the only fun we have...

Well, you know us old guys, the only fun we have anymore is pickin' on each other. :D
Forum: Traditional 04-06-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Straitshot
Rick, Not only would he have to put on a lot of...

Rick, Not only would he have to put on a lot of pounds but he would need a lot of years too. :)
Forum: Traditional 03-31-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,231
Posted By Straitshot
Inman's Kitchen in Llano has just as good and...

Inman's Kitchen in Llano has just as good and maybe even better BBQ than Coopers and they make the best smoked Turkey sausage you will ever eat.
Forum: Traditional 03-31-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,064
Posted By Straitshot
Very nice looking bow! RER does advertise their...

Very nice looking bow! RER does advertise their bows have static non working tips and when unbraced the tips hook is more radical in appearance. They have long had the reputation of being excellent...
Forum: Traditional 03-26-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By Straitshot
Danny, Hope you can make it sometime. It...

Danny,

Hope you can make it sometime. It would be good to see you. It has been awhile since we had the opportunity to shoot together.

We had a very good time at the Cherokee shoot. It was my...
Forum: Traditional 03-25-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By Straitshot
Thanks to all the folks who made the shoot at...

Thanks to all the folks who made the shoot at Cherokee a terrific shoot. Sure had a good time today. Thanks for your hospitality and providing a fun shoot for us old codgers. ;)b;)b;)b
Forum: Traditional 03-25-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,027
Posted By Straitshot
Danny, If I had the opportunity to do it over I...

Danny, If I had the opportunity to do it over I would have them run the Macassar all the way out on the opposite side of the grip throat instead of the B&W, but I do like the little B&W overlays on...
Forum: Traditional 03-25-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,027
Posted By Straitshot
Danny, Here are a couple of better photos of my...

Danny, Here are a couple of better photos of my SAXS.
Forum: Traditional 03-24-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,231
Posted By Straitshot
Thanks, Bisch, for the correction. ;)b My...

Thanks, Bisch, for the correction. ;)b My mistake. I thought only vendors were allowed for any type of camping.
Forum: Traditional 03-24-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,231
Posted By Straitshot
Danielb89, Daniel, there use to be camping...

Danielb89,

Daniel, there use to be camping available at the shoot site but it has moved this year to another ranch just a short distance away and I understand there will NOT be camping available...
Forum: Traditional 03-23-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,027
Posted By Straitshot
Here is what has become my go-to-bow. The one I...

Here is what has become my go-to-bow. The one I had prior to this one was the same specs but all Cocobolo. I like this one better and it still has plenty of heft even though there is no phenolic. My...
Forum: Traditional 03-20-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,231
Posted By Straitshot
Saturday with a few others from San Angelo the...

Saturday with a few others from San Angelo the good Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise.
Forum: Traditional 03-16-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By Straitshot
A bow almost identical to that was my go-to-bow...

A bow almost identical to that was my go-to-bow back in the mid to late 70's. It was a terrific shooter. Wish I still had it. Prior to that one I had two Damon Howatt's.
Forum: Traditional 03-16-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,260
Posted By Straitshot
DRT, Thank you and may the good Lord bless...

DRT,

Thank you and may the good Lord bless and keep you too! Shoot straight and enjoy the journey. Blessings.
Forum: Traditional 03-16-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,260
Posted By Straitshot
To not realize there are varying degrees of...

To not realize there are varying degrees of ability, natural or otherwise, in everything we do at the least is na´ve and at its worst denial. If not we would all be clones and no one would ever be...
Forum: Traditional 03-15-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,260
Posted By Straitshot
Whether you call it instinctive, intuitive,...

Whether you call it instinctive, intuitive, subconscious, or whatever is all a matter of semantics.

It is probably the oldest method of shooting a bow there is.

This is my way of attempting to...
Forum: Traditional 03-15-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,114
Posted By Straitshot
Danny, Yes, I have antler bolts on mine. I...

Danny,

Yes, I have antler bolts on mine. I ordered them from BW but asked them not to put the spider web on them. I wanted them plain so I could fix them up the way I wanted them to look. I...
Forum: Traditional 03-14-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,114
Posted By Straitshot
Danny, NOW YOU ARE COOKIN'! Nice bow! That...

Danny,

NOW YOU ARE COOKIN'! Nice bow! That is almost as good a lookin' as my SAXS. Love the wood combination and that there is no red in it with that combination.

Hope you have years of...
Forum: Traditional 02-27-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 885
Posted By Straitshot
John, Thanks for the clarification. Also...

John,

Thanks for the clarification. Also curious how you all determined when there was a tie?

It was a terrific shoot and I will make every effort to come back again. You guys did a fantastic...
Forum: Traditional 02-27-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 885
Posted By Straitshot
On the scores, curious as to what the X out...

On the scores, curious as to what the X out beside some of the names mean?
Forum: Traditional 02-26-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Straitshot
Chuck them up in a drill and use a file to taper...

Chuck them up in a drill and use a file to taper the back, or you can do like I do and chuck them up in a drill and taper the back slightly on my table top belt sander.

Or like others have...
Forum: Traditional 02-26-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 885
Posted By Straitshot
Will the scores be posted later for those of us...

Will the scores be posted later for those of us who could not stay or shoot Sunday?

Again, this was a great shoot. It was my first time there. You folks have a very nice range.

Once again my...
Forum: Traditional 02-25-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 885
Posted By Straitshot
This was a great shoot and worth the drive from...

This was a great shoot and worth the drive from San Angelo. My sincere thanks to all involved in setting it up. Would have liked to have been able to shoot the course again in a different class but...
Forum: Traditional 02-20-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,673
Posted By Straitshot
I checked it out on their website and I believe...

I checked it out on their website and I believe this is a different range than where the longbow championship is held. If I found it correctly the range is on Watercress Dr.
Forum: Traditional 02-20-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,673
Posted By Straitshot
Is this shoot at the same place the Texas State...

Is this shoot at the same place the Texas State Longbow Championship is held? I have been to the longbow championship but my not have ever been to the actual club range.

Thanks
Forum: Traditional 01-19-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,085
Posted By Straitshot
I have owned several throughout the years, and...

I have owned several throughout the years, and have never shot a bad one. There will always be one in my stable of bows. I have an outstanding SAXS and they are one of my favorite bows to shoot.
Forum: Traditional 01-14-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,480
Posted By Straitshot
jerp's first sentence says it all and hits the...

jerp's first sentence says it all and hits the nail on it's proverbial head.
Forum: Traditional 12-24-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 839
Posted By Straitshot
Merry Christmas to all! ...

Merry Christmas to all!

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Forum: Traditional 12-19-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Straitshot
Darn, some of the good bowyers quit.

Just my luck. Found a bow I really like and find out they are no longer made but I did find a used one at a bargain and had to get it.

Here is a photo of my new-to-me Whippenstick Phoenix one...
Forum: Traditional 12-11-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Straitshot
He is referring to nock high, low, etc. after the...

He is referring to nock high, low, etc. after the arrow has impacted the target,

Using parabolic cut feathers over shield cut feathers I think gives you slightly more arrow speed also due to less...
Forum: Traditional 12-11-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Straitshot
There are only two things on an arrow that could...

There are only two things on an arrow that could cause it to be noisy as it flies to the target. The point or the fletching. You either have a loose point or an issue with the fletching like portions...
Forum: Traditional 11-16-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Straitshot
Chunky, Those are both excellent trophies,...

Chunky,

Those are both excellent trophies, but that Axis is OUTSTANDING!

I hunted state public land at Junction, TX. one year. First day there we were allowed to do a little scouting before...
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By Straitshot
I don't know how good Aoudad meat is but I do...

I don't know how good Aoudad meat is but I do know Axis meat is excellent and there is probably more meat on an Axis Buck than on an Aoudad. That would be one of the things to consider for me.
...
Forum: Traditional 11-07-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,487
Posted By Straitshot
Junkers88, I think Chunky had a good civil...

Junkers88,

I think Chunky had a good civil reply to your post. Some folks here just can't seem to get out of their own way.

I salute your wife helping our vets, and the remark about you having...
Forum: Traditional 11-01-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,861
Posted By Straitshot
Black Widow bows have always been excellent...

Black Widow bows have always been excellent shooters and ever since the new owners decided to again build them using exotic woods they have become serious eye candy to boot. They are no more...
Forum: Traditional 08-17-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Straitshot
That is probably a good call as time with Him can...

That is probably a good call as time with Him can improve everything.
Forum: Traditional 07-01-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Straitshot
Yes, concentrate on the target. The same as you...

Yes, concentrate on the target. The same as you would shooting a basketball or throwing a baseball or rock. Remember, "aim small, miss small" so focus on a spot on your target and not the whole...
Forum: Traditional 07-01-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Straitshot
Starting light is good, but for your size 30# is...

Starting light is good, but for your size 30# is a bit light. To find arrows that will shoot decently from that light of poundage will probably be too weak as you begin to increase in draw weight....
Forum: Traditional 06-17-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By Straitshot
Recently ordered a Black River bow. At the time...

Recently ordered a Black River bow. At the time he did not have an extremely long wait time. I think he said about 3 months but that was about three or four weeks ago. For the woods I wanted and the...
Forum: Traditional 11-19-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Straitshot
If you have only shot compounds with sights and...

If you have only shot compounds with sights and release and never shot traditional bows before traditional archery will be a whole new experience. It will require persistence with a capital P,...
Forum: Traditional 11-17-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,305
Posted By Straitshot
Have a few also and have hunted hogs and deer....

Have a few also and have hunted hogs and deer. The heaver guns are not much fun to carry around in the woods so the bottom one, a No.1 Sporting rifle, I just use for bench and prone shooting. It...
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