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Forum: Traditional 01-17-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,132
Posted By RickBarbee
Congrats to all !!!! I haven't killed...

Congrats to all !!!!

I haven't killed anything in so long now, that I fear I may have forgotten how.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-13-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By RickBarbee
I use coconut oil. Vaseline works also. Some...

I use coconut oil. Vaseline works also.

Some folks use an automotive spray silicone lubricant.
That makes them super slick. To slick for me.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-13-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By RickBarbee
Yes it is slicker. Slickest of all leathers, but...

Yes it is slicker. Slickest of all leathers, but hard to get your hands on.

Ballistic nylon is even slicker when lubricated, and will last just about as long if kept lubricated. It quieter too. :)...
Forum: Traditional 01-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By RickBarbee
We all go through it now & then. You'll figure it...

We all go through it now & then. You'll figure it out.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-10-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By RickBarbee
If nothing on the bow has changed, then it's...

If nothing on the bow has changed, then it's definitely something you are doing.

The four primary things to cause this:

(1) Bad release/plucking the string
(2) dropping/tossing your bow arm...
Forum: Traditional 01-09-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By RickBarbee
That looks very much like an ET Williams Brown...

That looks very much like an ET Williams Brown Recluse.
I shot one long ago, but don't remember a whole lot about it other than it shot real well.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickBarbee
AND THAT right there truly is the End All, Be All...

AND THAT right there truly is the End All, Be All of it. ;)b :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickBarbee
Going with 9 - 10 grains per pound of draw weight...

Going with 9 - 10 grains per pound of draw weight will keep the speed up some, but will tame the bow, thus making it more pleasurable to shoot, and shorten the learning curve.

For most (including...
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickBarbee
Get your bow. A Sage will deliver an arrow as...

Get your bow.
A Sage will deliver an arrow as well as many of the the top of the line customs.

Get your arrows.
Get their weight to be around 9 to 10 grains per pound of whatever draw weight...
Forum: Traditional 01-03-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By RickBarbee
Just cuz you was born an old (insert your choice...

Just cuz you was born an old (insert your choice of description here), don't mean you should go pickin on them young folk. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-03-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm not sure I was ever that young. :D Rick

I'm not sure I was ever that young. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By RickBarbee
It's a piece of cake. Really. You'll get the...

It's a piece of cake. Really.
You'll get the hang of it in no time.

The options to make the bow "what you want it to be" are almost limitless, but in the end it really only boils down to having a...
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By RickBarbee
It'd be a fun trip for sure. :) Rick

It'd be a fun trip for sure. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By RickBarbee
You should twist Carl's arm to come along, and...

You should twist Carl's arm to come along, and then swing through Abilene to pick me up. Y'all are in need of my company. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-02-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By RickBarbee
I want to try to be there this year. Hope I can...

I want to try to be there this year.
Hope I can work it out.
We'll see. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-01-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By RickBarbee
I can't get back out until Friday. Going to...

I can't get back out until Friday.
Going to hunt (for deer) as much as I can the last three days.

Then it'll be game on for the pigs. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-01-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 774
Posted By RickBarbee
My goals don't change from year to year. They are...

My goals don't change from year to year. They are simply to shoot as much as I can, hunt as much as I can, be as successful as I can at both while having fun regardless.

I'll add this though - I...
Forum: Traditional 01-01-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
I know I said I was out of this one, but what I...

I know I said I was out of this one, but what I am about to say is from the heart, and I just had to share it, then I am "really" out of this one.
...
Forum: Traditional 12-31-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
My last reply, and I'm out of this topic. I...

My last reply, and I'm out of this topic.

I am a Traditional Archer, and a Traditional Bowhunter.
Archer "First". Bowhunter "Second".

Why archer first you ask?
The answer is - "Because" I am...
Forum: Traditional 12-31-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
:D

:D
Forum: Traditional 12-29-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By RickBarbee
The temps were above freezing (mid to upper 40's)...

The temps were above freezing (mid to upper 40's) for the first time in several days, but the wind was howling. I was surprised to see so much movement in that wind.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-29-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By RickBarbee
Finally got to get out again today.

Today's half day hunt.
From about 12:30 to dark.

Saw 15 deer. 11 buck, and 4 doe.
Only one shooter buck among them. He was chasing a doe, and never got close enough for me to shoot. 8 of those...
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 50,197
Posted By RickBarbee
;)b It ain't over yet. :) Rick

;)b

It ain't over yet. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RickBarbee
Forgot the picture.

Forgot the picture.
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RickBarbee
A footing is any piece of material, that is...

A footing is any piece of material, that is incorporated either internally, or externally at the ends of the shaft to increase the ends structural integrity, and weight.

These two arrows are...
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RickBarbee
At my "online" Dynamic Spine Calculator...

At my "online" Dynamic Spine Calculator (http://www.taylortel.net/~rickbarb/dynamic_spine_calculator.html) page, if you click on the instructions, you can find these as well as a few other tips.
...
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RickBarbee
You're quite welcome. Something I forgot to...

You're quite welcome.

Something I forgot to mention:
If you find limb center, and mark it right at the fade outs, it will generally be the most accurate, and will compensate for any misalignment...
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RickBarbee
Lots of bows just don't lay flat enough, or...

Lots of bows just don't lay flat enough, or accurately flat for me to trust the flat surface method, so of these methods, I generally rely on using the two strings method.

I will add, to get it...
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RickBarbee
Hope these help. Rick

Hope these help.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-25-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
To each their own. I have no problem with...

To each their own.

I have no problem with folks not wanting to associate themselves with the "Traditional" handle.

What I do have a problem with is when folks try to belittle it, or make it...
Forum: Traditional 12-25-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By RickBarbee
Merry Christmas !!! Rick

Merry Christmas !!!

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
I fully understand some folks (let's say...

I fully understand some folks (let's say reluctance) to be labeled with the moniker. Trust me, I've seen those embarrassing moments such as described by Buff.

My point was, is, and will remain - I...
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
;)b :) Rick

;)b :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
Nope. It just makes you versatile. :) Rick

Nope. It just makes you versatile. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By RickBarbee
ILF is just an adjustable limb attachment system,...

ILF is just an adjustable limb attachment system, and once adjusted not really much different from any other.

I haven't found it hard at all to get them as quiet as any other recurve I have shot,...
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By RickBarbee
I'll be using my TradTech 68# carbon woods. My...

I'll be using my TradTech 68# carbon woods.
My Bigfoot SS limbs need some overhauling, and if I find the time to get that done I may switch over to them, but that'll likely be down the road a ways....
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By RickBarbee
Definitely hard to find, and fairly non existent...

Definitely hard to find, and fairly non existent anymore from the big manufacturers. Pretty much have to go with a custom for it.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By RickBarbee
If you are on FB, just PM him. He's pretty quick...

If you are on FB, just PM him. He's pretty quick to reply.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
I was thinking along the lines of the Oneida...

I was thinking along the lines of the Oneida bows.
They are a compound bow resulting in let off for ease of draw, but don't have wheels.

A draw lock only holds the bow at full draw, but you...
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
Agreed, except I will add to the no wheels with...

Agreed, except I will add to the no wheels with no mechanical device to aid in leveraging of draw weight. Just the lever of the limbs themselves, and nothing else.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL, it might. :D It is call the Optimus. ...

LOL, it might. :D

It is call the Optimus.
Made by John's Custom Archery shop.
See link in my first post.

I've been looking for a slim line yet beefy no nonsense ILF riser for a while now. I...
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By RickBarbee
New Riser Ordered

I have one of these in right hand 21" ordered up.
Can hardly wait to get it in my hands.
John is a great feller to deal with.

John's Custom Archery...
Forum: Traditional 12-21-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
A "SHOOTER" by my loose definition, is someone...

A "SHOOTER" by my loose definition, is someone who can shoot well.

Anyone who takes the time, and dedicates themselves to be a "SHOOTER" has my full respect, and admiration regardless of their...
Forum: Traditional 12-21-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
If my memory serves me, the moniker was not...

If my memory serves me, the moniker was not coined by we stickbow shooters, but was a label placed on us by the compound guys.

In my neck of the woods, when the moniker came about, it was meant as...
Forum: Traditional 12-21-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
I've never minded the moniker. Actually even...

I've never minded the moniker. Actually even liked/like it, but like I said - my definition is pretty open minded about what traditional archery includes.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-21-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
Heck, we beat up on each other way more than...

Heck, we beat up on each other way more than anyone outside our ranks. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-20-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,144
Posted By RickBarbee
I don't starting noticing any "significant"...

I don't starting noticing any "significant" change in trajectory until about the 30 yard distance. Any distance 20 yards & less is nothing to worry about.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-20-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By RickBarbee
To answer that - First, you are going to have...

To answer that - First, you are going to have define what "traditional archery" is to you. The mindset is automatically included.

Ask 100 folks to define it, and you'll get a plethora of different...
Forum: Traditional 12-19-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By RickBarbee
Bump for the cool crowd. :) Rick

Bump for the cool crowd. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-19-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,144
Posted By RickBarbee
I want one of them wireless transmitter tracking...

I want one of them wireless transmitter tracking devices.
Anyone want to donate to the cause? :D

Rick
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