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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Rat
Momentum = mass x velocity / 225400 .56 slug

Momentum = mass x velocity / 225400

.56 slug
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-02-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Rat
Everything is a compromise; if you are putting...

Everything is a compromise; if you are putting arrows into a 4 x 4 square at 60 yards you are doing it right. I don't care what the speed is...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Sounds like you are on the right track. Please...

Sounds like you are on the right track. Please keep me updated so I can compare the three archery programs to what works best for you. I keep a database of these things so I can see what happens in...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-02-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Rat
It may seem that way when looking at the numbers...

It may seem that way when looking at the numbers and if you are used to shooting light, fast combos. But 270 is a good speed with almost a 500 gr arrow and is the speed I generally shoot for on my...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-02-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Rat
I don't see how an arrow can be too long, it...

I don't see how an arrow can be too long, it tunes where it tunes.

It would be the same as saying you don't want to add 4 grains of powder when working up a load for a rifle; if it shoots better...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Rat
Good question. I have been using TAP Pro for...

Good question.
I have been using TAP Pro for years, and I put a lot of faith into that program, but I always felt it was a little stiff; and maybe that's by design.

To be honest, I'm not a good...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Rat
Looks like I ran a few things incorrectly the...

Looks like I ran a few things incorrectly the first time. Here is the original arrow again, but with corrected input.

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Here is the Elk arrow I would build. I used a Carinivore shaft as...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Rat
Is that a... Lab Rat?

Is that a...





Lab Rat?
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Rat
This is OnTarget2 by Pinwheel, it works pretty...

This is OnTarget2 by Pinwheel, it works pretty good, I just started using it again in the last few weeks.

I have been using TAP Pro for years, but he hasn't updated his 2018 database yet so I an...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Rat
Okay, that was just about the stupidest thing...

Okay, that was just about the stupidest thing I've ever done. I think I have them all correct now; I was posting another arrow build and was having a brain fart as to why the images I posted didn't...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Rat
Puncher51 Arrow Build

Im just trying to get a better setup for hunting elk, as well as white tails, hogs, and exotics.
I shoot a Mathews DXT, 28.5 draw, 70#. My arrows are Easton Axis 340s, cut at 28 3/8. I was...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Rat
HDWrench Arrow Build

Arrow Da Torch 400 7.2 GPI shaft is 27.5 6 mm RPS insert press in 6 mm nock Running Slick trick 4 blade 100 grain .

Bow Hoyt carbon fiber SPYDER shooting 63 lbs I do not recall what the chrono...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
I'm going to start a thread for you HDWrench,...

I'm going to start a thread for you HDWrench, post will up shortly.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Rat
I was looking forward to chiming in on this one,...

I was looking forward to chiming in on this one, but it looks like everything I would have said has already been said.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Rat
First chart is of the arrow as specified; and, as...

First chart is of the arrow as specified; and, as you thought, it is a little stiff.

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Here is the same arrow with the dynamic and static spine matched. To answer you question and to get...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
What vanes and what draw length on the bow? What...

What vanes and what draw length on the bow? What Carbon Spyder; Turbo, 30 or 34?

What are you looking for, just options? I don't think you will have many with .400 arrows and it sound like they...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-23-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
I see. The only place Gunnyart's are posted is in...

I see. The only place Gunnyart's are posted is in the AA image of his bow's spec's.

Tap Pro has been great for many years, but he still hasn't updated the database for 2018 yet, so I am looking...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Maybe, maybe not; that's the thing with running...

Maybe, maybe not; that's the thing with running higher FOC, as you can see in this thread even, many people get away with using a spine that SHOULD be way too weak. But it works.

Even out of my...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-23-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Your (almost) perfect arrow Gunnyart... I...

Your (almost) perfect arrow Gunnyart...

I changes the length a little, I changed the tip weight a little and I used a Gold Tip Kinetic .200. As you can see, it is very close to perfect according...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-23-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Here is the same build from TAP Pro. As you will...

Here is the same build from TAP Pro. As you will see, TAP Pro recommends a much stiffer arrow; as I thought when we first ran it in AA and as dk_ace pointed out yesterday.


Tap Pro...

I...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-23-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Those aren't his specs at all, not even close... ...

Those aren't his specs at all, not even close...

But, I an running the TAP Pro numbers right now for comparison to AA; so stand by Gunnyart, let's see how AA stacks up...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-22-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Rat
The con is, bow companies make them cheap! ...

The con is, bow companies make them cheap!

Get a solid steel or Aluminum one from Coolhandluke over at AT and you will be surprised at the difference. Probably the best $20 you will ever spend on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,243
Posted By Rat
Buy one with a 20" bar, then take it off and...

Buy one with a 20" bar, then take it off and install an 18" bar; best chainsaw you will ever use.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Rat
Bring your bow, release and a 12 pack of shiner...

Bring your bow, release and a 12 pack of shiner and we can knock one out.

But no, I'm not making them to sell; way too many releases out there to keep up with them all.

Sent from my SM-G930P...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-20-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Rat
Take this with a grain of salt because I build my...

Take this with a grain of salt because I build my own strings. Having said that, when someone else brings new strings to me to install I always check the spec's. I stretch them to 100 lbs and measure...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-20-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Rat
Lots of people use hinges to hunt with; I'm no...

Lots of people use hinges to hunt with; I'm no exception. If you haven't seen my holder, here it is...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/7fae57934f77eff87078cd40a8114ca9.jpg
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-20-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Don't be confused, I was just showing that the...

Don't be confused, I was just showing that the .400 spine is very weak compared to the .350 spine and that changing the arrow shaft will be the only way to get optimum spine according to AA.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-20-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Wouldn't hurt at all, better to start a little...

Wouldn't hurt at all, better to start a little stiff and use weight or length to get the optimum spine.

This one shows a 28.5 inch arrow in .350 spine that is optimum based on AA. This where I...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-20-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Here is the same shaft in .400 spine. You could...

Here is the same shaft in .400 spine. You could add length to the .350 spine shaft and get it perfect based on AA.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-20-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
I'm trying out Archer's Advantage, I tried it...

I'm trying out Archer's Advantage, I tried it years ago and wasn't very happy, but I'm willing to see if I like it any better now. This will also be a good place to compare what I know I like (TAP...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-19-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Rat
Computer is stupid, posting from phone....

Computer is stupid, posting from phone. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/7fae57934f77eff87078cd40a8114ca9.jpg

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-19-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Rat
Onboard backtension release holder.

I got the idea from a guy over on AT; I've played with a few different designed and came up with this for my new Prime.

This Kydex and is mounted to the Sherpa Accessory hole in my Logic. IT...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-19-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
No, it's not an app, it's a program, runs on...

No, it's not an app, it's a program, runs on Windows. It's called The Archery Program Pro, TAP Pro for short.

He has three programs:
TAP Pro
TAPes
Spinal TAP

Spinal TAP is just for arrow...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-19-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Rat
Here it is, my home archery/everything...

Here it is, my home archery/everything...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-19-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Also, you are very close to a .200 spine in the...

Also, you are very close to a .200 spine in the ideal spine, if it were me, I would get a half dozen of each and build them, see which size shot best, and then use those.

My bet would be that...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-19-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rat
Here's the work up. As you will see, the...

Here's the work up.

As you will see, the chart will show a little weak, but these arrows will work great for what you are doing.

You will not need the four fletch to steer the big broadheads,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-18-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Rat
I'll have to take some pictures when I get home...

I'll have to take some pictures when I get home this afternoon.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Rat
This, plus, check and see if your pro shop makes...

This, plus, check and see if your pro shop makes strings. This is a great route as it can be a little less expensive and they can tailor the strings to you (ie, shorter cables or longer string, etc.)...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-12-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Rat
Don't worry about it if it is shooting well. ...

Don't worry about it if it is shooting well.

However, it will change the tune of the bow.

Bareshaft through paper will tell you where you are and where you need to go.

You can install an...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-11-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By Rat
The Archery Program Pro is still running like a...

The Archery Program Pro is still running like a champ, just sayin'.
http://www.thearcheryprogram.com/
Forum: Traditional 06-10-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Rat
It isn't hard at all, there is a learning curve...

It isn't hard at all, there is a learning curve though. The best part is the material is cheap enough you can make a few screw ups and practice runs and not break the bank.

There is formula for...
Forum: 3D/Tournament 06-07-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,061
Posted By Rat
It isn't fair, that is why they have different...

It isn't fair, that is why they have different classes of competition. If you shoot open class with your rig you you are putting yourself at a disadvantage by not using all the available equipment. ...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-28-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Rat
With the arrow rest up, the bottom of the arrow...

With the arrow rest up, the bottom of the arrow needs to be in the top half of the Berger Hole, and level off the string.

You may need to move your peep once this is done. Moving the peep is what...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-25-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rat
I think we should all meet in Brownwood and have...

I think we should all meet in Brownwood and have a beer, fling some arrows and talk archery!
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-25-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rat
No reason to leave enewman, you are doing good...

No reason to leave enewman, you are doing good work here. We get to express our opinions on public forums and sometimes that comes off as sideways or contrary.

I think Rocky is just trying to say...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-25-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,251
Posted By Rat
Both look nice, I guess a new saddle and platform...

Both look nice, I guess a new saddle and platform are in my future!

I wonder if they will do some tree steps or sticks as well. I love the Stepp steps I use.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,640
Posted By Rat
Essential oils have their place, but they aren't...

Essential oils have their place, but they aren't the cure for everything and they do a great job at taking care of everyday healthy living.

I use essential oils on a daily basis in one form or...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-18-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Rat
Rocky is right, I wrote that backwards...

Rocky is right, I wrote that backwards...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-17-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Rat
More momentum is always a good thing, I would go...

More momentum is always a good thing, I would go with either of the two heaviest arrows with a bias toward the heaviest arrow. I wouldn't care about pin gap as long as the pins were on. You could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Rat
Like so many things in life, it depends... ...

Like so many things in life, it depends...

Gas heat: If you have natural gas in the home, this is usually the best bet for heating, low cost and reliable.

Electric Heat: Reliable but very...
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