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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Rat
Well, we can't tell you for sure what size you...

Well, we can't tell you for sure what size you need; that will depend on your scope size and the distance from peep to pin. But, as Fishindude said, try a 3/16" and se what it looks like. Keep...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Rat
First, Yes, you can parallel generators. Honda...

First, Yes, you can parallel generators. Honda makes a parallel cable specifically for this generator series. Buy it, plug it in, double the wattage.

Starting watts of the mini-split will be the...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Rat
Prime Centergy Hybrid and Logic come with limb...

Prime Centergy Hybrid and Logic come with limb and cables stops.

PSE Evolve Cam, very nice.

Elite Ritual, very nice.

Realm X, very nice.

It was down to the Realm X and the Prime Logic...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Rat
Prep for freezing for sure. I don't have a...

Prep for freezing for sure.

I don't have a reservoir just a large pressure tanks, I wrap all the exposed pipes and run a sprinkler on a timer for about 10 minutes every 1.5 hours. My water comes...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-19-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Rat
A couple of things... 1) Software always...

A couple of things...

1) Software always seems to chart my arrows as weak, no matter what I do.

2) It will depend on your bow.

Here's a good example.

Tribute, 28.75" DL, 300 spine...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By Rat
Mitsubishi or Daikin, both build good units. If...

Mitsubishi or Daikin, both build good units. If you go with another brand, like LG or Pioneer you will have a much more difficult time finding parts when you need one. Mitsubishi and Daikin have the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,702
Posted By Rat
Youtube is done; and I'm on all of them. Keep...

Youtube is done; and I'm on all of them. Keep making accounts and I will keep subscribing and following.

I also listen to a lot of podcasts, so that would be a good one to do as well; podcasts...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-18-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Rat
Multiple anchors is the trick, that and...

Multiple anchors is the trick, that and consistency in form will get you hunting accurate in a shot while.

A multi-pin sight is better than a slider due to not needing to move your anchor for...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Rat
Back in the day, the original Cat Whiskers were...

Back in the day, the original Cat Whiskers were meant o be tied, in an overhand knot, to the string. The creator said that the knot was a big part of what made them work so well for stopping string...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-13-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By Rat
I never used them back in the day, but since I...

I never used them back in the day, but since I started shooting shorter A2A bows I use one now.

Since my nose doesn't touch the string on the shorter bows I need that extra reference point. I...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Rat
When we say "Add weight to the front to weaken...

When we say "Add weight to the front to weaken the spine." isn't it implied that we are talking about the dynamic spine (reaction)? Does anyone really believe that we are weakening the static spine...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-09-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Rat
Personally I like pin bushing and pin nocks....

Personally I like pin bushing and pin nocks. Regular bushing and nocks are better than regular nocks and inside the arrow. Pin nocks provide more protection than regular bushings and regular bushing...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-09-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Rat
It's hard to argue with a guy who builds strings...

It's hard to argue with a guy who builds strings for a living.

I have been using 452X for years and years, never a complaint, build 'em right and they are perfect for their entire lifespan. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,610
Posted By Rat
I have an old (1984) Empire hull, 17 footer, with...

I have an old (1984) Empire hull, 17 footer, with a 150 motor. I love it.

BUT, if I had to buy a new one right now it would be the Xpress shallow water or bay series. I have ridden and operated a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By Rat
Sad to hear it AJ, but at least you aren't to the...

Sad to hear it AJ, but at least you aren't to the point where you need a crossbow either. Maybe once those shoulders heal you can give trad another go.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,654
Posted By Rat
Crazy how that arrow broke off and stuck in the...

Crazy how that arrow broke off and stuck in the ground like that; makes it easy to start tracking!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,209
Posted By Rat
I shoot a lot of 300 rounds, so 20 yards for me.

I shoot a lot of 300 rounds, so 20 yards for me.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-26-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Rat
You are literally chasing your tail. You need...

You are literally chasing your tail.
You need to get back on your feet (literally) before you get to this level of tuning; I am willing to bet that you can't be consistent enough from shot to shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,925
Posted By Rat
Michael is right, change is the only universal...

Michael is right, change is the only universal constant.
I have seen this site impacted by facebook and other media platforms.

Having said that, the brotherhood is still strong. Every year I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By Rat
In our area they are called Crazy Ants or Tawny...

In our area they are called Crazy Ants or Tawny Crazy Ants. They are an invasive species from Argentina IIRC.

Crazy Ants do not borrow, they take over other ants colonies/mounds and will run...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rat
I visit three forums pretty much every day; TBH,...

I visit three forums pretty much every day; TBH, Archery Talk and the Hammock forums.

I get what I need from each of them, and contribute what I can.

I just scroll past the haters and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By Rat
1) Outdoor unit power disconnect is open. Check...

1) Outdoor unit power disconnect is open.
Check the disconnect to make sure it is closed, if it is a breaker type push all the way to the off position and then back to the on position.
2) Unit...
Forum: Traditional 03-20-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,610
Posted By Rat
Back in the early days of the HCB we had this...

Back in the early days of the HCB we had this same debate one weekend. We had several good trad shooters but my dumb *** piped up and said it should be easy enough that a newbie could hit all the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-20-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Rat
Really? I don't see .010 making enough...

Really? I don't see .010 making enough difference to retune, maybe if you are on the bubble of being under spined to begin with.

I shot in two different arrows this weekend: Gold Tip Velocity @...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-20-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Rat
Looks like the analog is the closer of the two,...

Looks like the analog is the closer of the two, makes sense with the weight of the digital.

I would guess the other option, besides travel and weight, would be the tolerance of the spine...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-20-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Rat
My advice is the same as above; go with the .300....

My advice is the same as above; go with the .300.

It is possible to tune an arrow that is slightly weak, but it is far easier to tune an arrow that is slightly stiff. Either way there is tuning...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,018
Posted By Rat
A lot of good responses that pretty much cover...

A lot of good responses that pretty much cover the spectrum of weak/dominant eye shooting.

The general consensus is that using the dominate hand with the dominant eye is the way to go; obviously...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rat
Looks like the rockers were left out of the...

Looks like the rockers were left out of the bottom limb maybe.

Had a guy come over to the house with new limbs on his bow a few weeks ago, he had a limb failure and had a pro shop put new limbs...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 989
Posted By Rat
Fill out your profile so we know where you are...

Fill out your profile so we know where you are located.

Find a good coach, plenty have offered. A coach will be able to tell you if the draw length is right and make small corrections in the bow...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-13-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Rat
Pretty interesting video by 1Nestly he just...

Pretty interesting video by 1Nestly he just posted on this.

Does it make a difference which way the bowstring is twisted in relation to the way the arrow rotates?

Watch and find out...
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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-12-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rat
The farther out from the riser the pin is located...

The farther out from the riser the pin is located the more accurate it will be. This is due to something called a sight radius. For the same reason a rifle (with a longer sight radius) is more...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-12-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Rat
Good article enewman, I'm just going to put these...

Good article enewman, I'm just going to put these here for future reference...

Momentum = Mass x Velocity / 225400
Kinetic Energy = Mass x Velocity˛ / 450800

Also, Front of Center formula;...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-09-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rat
String angle is what we should be measuring, at...

String angle is what we should be measuring, at full draw. A couple of years ago Hoyt came out with a marketing ploy that stated their "new" cam system felt like a longer A2A bow. Subsequent...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-07-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rat
As a part time coach I tech this exact same...

As a part time coach I tech this exact same thing. There is no perfect form, only perfect form for an individual. Sounds like you have it dialed in and you are right, with a proper and repeatable...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-07-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rat
Good observation. Modern bows with long, stiff...

Good observation. Modern bows with long, stiff risers, parallel or beyond parallel limbs and big cam systems do have much better string angles than bows of the same A2A length of just a few years...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-07-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By Rat
I'll take it; I have some people here at work...

I'll take it; I have some people here at work that need to take that challenge.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,414
Posted By Rat
Snake Farm Natural Bridge Austin Duck...

Snake Farm

Natural Bridge

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Live music everywhere
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rat
Short Vs. Long Axle to Axle; Myth, Fact and Opinion...

I hear it all the time, I see it all the time and, as a coach, I am constantly trying to tech someone a less effective way to shoot due to it; It is a short axle to axle bow.

Myth, marketing and...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-07-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By Rat
If they pull me over they had better have...

If they pull me over they had better have probable cause; by the time you "opt out" they have already broken the law.

My reward for good driving is to not get pulled over, not a pizza coupon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Rat
The one thing you DO NOT want to go cheap on is...

The one thing you DO NOT want to go cheap on is the HVAC system, and especially the duct system. An improperly designed and/or installed duct system will cause you problems forever.

It is MUCH...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-06-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11,059
Views: 1,043,305
Posted By Rat
Yes, it is public land, but you can't just go...

Yes, it is public land, but you can't just go hunt. You need an APHP, hunter orange and it's archery only for hogs.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-02-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By Rat
It is hard to find a bad arrow from a major...

It is hard to find a bad arrow from a major manufacturer today. Beman (owned by Easton) is a great arrow, as re many others.

However, build your own arrow. Look at all the options available to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 811
Posted By Rat
We already do home automation! But yes, the...

We already do home automation! But yes, the industry has changed drastically in the 27ish years I have been doing this.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-01-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Rat
Gut Check Wraps and Wipes...

One of the coolest things from ATA that I have seen.

This is an arrow wrap or a wipe that will indicate whether or not you have a gut shot animal. I guess it uses something similar to litmus...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 811
Posted By Rat
This is going to be the easiest and least...

This is going to be the easiest and least expensive option. Like Double Bogey said, the thermostat will be in the attic and the wired remote sensor will on the wall where your stat is now; you will...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-28-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11,059
Views: 1,043,305
Posted By Rat
They breed so fast it's not a concern...

They breed so fast it's not a concern...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-27-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Rat
Gee Wiz guys, I can sure feel the love on this...

Gee Wiz guys, I can sure feel the love on this thread!

I do what I can when I can, something my Grandad taught me; pass on what you know.

I hope you get it figured out Radar.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-27-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Rat
What are you packing them in that they need to be...

What are you packing them in that they need to be so short? My 28 inch arrows carry fine on my pack or in a tube for truck conveyance.

But get some of each and see what they do; I doubt you will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 17,305
Posted By Rat
The recap thread is up! ...

The recap thread is up!

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683985

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By Rat
GRXH 2018: Take a stand!

GRXH 2018 started off like many other GRXH; wind, rain and a broken boat...

Gage and I launched the boat only to be greeted with the high temp alarm as soon as we started out in earnest. So there...
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