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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm confused...

I'm confused...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Trumpkin
Lucky dog! I miss my home state something fierce!...

Lucky dog! I miss my home state something fierce! Can't say Helena would be my first choice of living spots, but that's partly because of distance from family. The fishing and hunting by Helena is...
Forum: Traditional 09-16-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 22,583
Posted By Trumpkin
That's a big porker, TJ!

That's a big porker, TJ!
Forum: Traditional 09-16-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By Trumpkin
Went out and visited Byron today. Took my shot...

Went out and visited Byron today. Took my shot there cause I can only reach 20 in town.
Full disclosure, I did shoot early in the morning, but shot this in the afternoon, probably 7-8 hours...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By Trumpkin
It sticks in my craw to totally give up. I'm...

It sticks in my craw to totally give up. I'm gonna try to grind out the preseason prep so I can at least go sit somewhere and hope when October rolls around. Going to be relying on last years...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By Trumpkin
Anyone Else...

just not at all fired up for deer season? The place I had to hunt last year has fallen through, and I don't have the energy to try and make much of the public land game.

It doesn't help that I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,933
Posted By Trumpkin
Have Ruger Mark 1, will travel.

Have Ruger Mark 1, will travel.
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 22,583
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice elk Corey!

Nice elk Corey!
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 18,363
Posted By Trumpkin
Looking forward to pictures! Congratulations!

Looking forward to pictures! Congratulations!
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang Rick! That's some serious shooting,...

Dang Rick! That's some serious shooting, especially for 3 weeks off! Almost makes me want to ditch the gapstinctive and get a nice point on distance....
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 18,363
Posted By Trumpkin
Good Luck! Shoot straight, and don't get trampled...

Good Luck! Shoot straight, and don't get trampled ;)b
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Trumpkin
Thanks for helping out Ellis! Looking forward to...

Thanks for helping out Ellis! Looking forward to meeting you.
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Trumpkin
PM inbound.

PM inbound.
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Trumpkin
Austin Folks, got a favor to ask

Anyone close enough to do a face to face swap, and have some 300 grain field tips I could buy off ya? Worst case scenario I can order on 3rivers but I don't want to wait a week on shipping. I'm...
Forum: Traditional 08-31-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By Trumpkin
Update: heard back from the Toelke's it's...

Update: heard back from the Toelke's it's actually a Rhino string... my bad for misleading you guys. Looks like some 300 grain points are in my future.
Forum: Traditional 08-31-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By Trumpkin
Well I ran the gamut of brace height up to 9". I...

Well I ran the gamut of brace height up to 9". I was not able to fully straighten the arrow out, and the best brace is between 8.5 and 8.75 for me. I said Toelke uses D97 but now I'm not sure. I went...
Forum: Traditional 08-31-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Trumpkin
That tune doesn't lie! But why not bump your...

That tune doesn't lie! But why not bump your brace height back up a 1/4" first and see what it does? That has been an eye opener in tuning for me this week.
Forum: Traditional 08-30-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By Trumpkin
I checked my brace height after my last shooting...

I checked my brace height after my last shooting session. It was at 8.25". I'll bump it up tonight.



Thank you for the recommendation! And the encouragement! I am a huge fan of my draw length,...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By Trumpkin
Yep, we decided that is a no go. I'm going to...

Yep, we decided that is a no go. I'm going to have to do this without making sawdust.



I'm pretty sure I'm right around 8" after my session today, so I'll try going higher. I definitely like...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By Trumpkin
I'd love to hear your take on things Rick!...

I'd love to hear your take on things Rick! Someone mentioned changing strings, but I don't know anything about that. A few searches on here shows you to be a bit of an expert in such matters, so I'd...
Forum: Traditional 08-28-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By Trumpkin
Sorry everyone, can't answer while at work. To...

Sorry everyone, can't answer while at work. To shed more light on the situation. I have switched bows, and corrected a collapsing issue at the shot. I dropped from a 70 lb longbow at 33" to my...
Forum: Traditional 08-27-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By Trumpkin
Changing center shot on your bow

Anyone have experience with tuning by sideplate thickness, or have you taken a rasp to the side of the sight window? I really don't want to add 75 grains to my tip weight to bring my arrows back into...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By Trumpkin
He seems super smart so far, and is already...

He seems super smart so far, and is already bonding well with us. He likes to play but is not as energetic as I expected/feared. I'm really excited about raising this pup up! He's got lots of promise.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Trumpkin
Oh, okay. That's good to know. Thanks!

Oh, okay. That's good to know. Thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Trumpkin
Main beam: 19 3/8" G-1: 3 2/8" G-2: 8 6/8" ...

Main beam: 19 3/8"
G-1: 3 2/8"
G-2: 8 6/8"
G-3: 6 6/8"
H-1: 4 2/8"
H-2: 3 7/8"
H-3: 3 7/8"

As I understand it, that's all the measurements for a 4pt antler? No clue what a standard width or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Trumpkin
Sounds like an after dinner project. Will do it...

Sounds like an after dinner project. Will do it in a bit!;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Trumpkin
Score From One Antler?

A few years back my Grandpa popped a dandy of a whitetail in the mountains of Montana. He was still hunting some real thick timber, saw an antler first, then the rest of the buck's body through the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By Trumpkin
Got A Mini Aussie Pup

Well, we finally had time, funds, and an available puppy line up. I promised I'd update the green screen when I finally pulled the trigger on a Mini Aussie puppy.

I surprised my wife on Monday...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By Trumpkin
You're not going to give it a fair shake hunting...

You're not going to give it a fair shake hunting elk in college, unless college is in elk country. My advice is start saving money. Try to kill your debt. Live as cheap as possible. Ace your tests,...
Forum: Traditional 08-14-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Trumpkin
Confession time. I shot this the other day and...

Confession time. I shot this the other day and was too embarrassed to post it. It was bad. Too bad. Horrible, even.
Forum: Traditional 08-13-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 22,583
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang... You guys don't take a break from wearing...

Dang... You guys don't take a break from wearing out the critters! I'm gonna have to get after something soon to catch up!
Forum: Traditional 08-07-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Trumpkin
What are you waiting for? There's at least one...

What are you waiting for? There's at least one take down on his homepage right now! Price will go up every couple years, you know...

:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Trumpkin
Now the counter point to that would be a Lin Rhea...

Now the counter point to that would be a Lin Rhea Bowie...

http://rheaknives.com/knife-gallery/

No clue what one of those puppies would cost.
Forum: Traditional 08-07-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Trumpkin
My Bowyer Rocks!

Dan Toelke is awesome! I came home to an email asking me to call him. Well, as soon as I saw that email I called Dan up, wondering what in the heck was going on.

Turns out he saw a thread on trad...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Trumpkin
Pretty sure guides get lots of knives as gifts....

Pretty sure guides get lots of knives as gifts. He probably can use that same money in the form of a prepaid credit card more. Not to be rude or anything, just a fact of life. Guides in fishing and...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 20,330
Posted By Trumpkin
I hope y'all don't mind a young guy posting one...

I hope y'all don't mind a young guy posting one up. If you're on TG you may remember this one...

My Broken Heart Montana Bull

Elk. The word compels my mind to visit snow dusted saddles amidst...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,414
Posted By Trumpkin
Rick, you have this all wrong! You need to roster...

Rick, you have this all wrong! You need to roster at least two young bucks to do all your meat packing for you. Let them run themselves ragged going steep and deep, while you saunter into a nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Trumpkin
Pipe Smokers, Post em Up!

Anyone else on here smoke a tobacco pipe? I came by it honestly, as my brother makes a living crafting and selling them! Naturally I own a couple of his.

https://i.imgur.com/EauW8dBl.jpg

Mine...
Forum: Traditional 08-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Trumpkin
If the bowyer helped you're probably on the right...

If the bowyer helped you're probably on the right track.;)b
Forum: Traditional 07-30-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Trumpkin
I don't think I'll make it... too many projects...

I don't think I'll make it... too many projects to get done by October.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By Trumpkin
Can you catch them with a flyrod from the beach?

Can you catch them with a flyrod from the beach?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Trumpkin
If you hit the offside leg bone that can happen.

If you hit the offside leg bone that can happen.
Forum: Traditional 07-28-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trumpkin
Well, most folks are probably still shooting. The...

Well, most folks are probably still shooting. The course is/was a great setup! I had a blast, and even shot halfway decent. I was expecting a train wreck, but I walked away with all my arrows intact!
Forum: Traditional 07-27-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trumpkin
This'll be interesting. I hit a major slump this...

This'll be interesting. I hit a major slump this week, and didn't really shoot my way out of it yet...

We may need a metal detector on the course!
Forum: Traditional 07-26-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,508
Posted By Trumpkin
Man... I'm curious to see what my Toelke (64lbs @...

Man... I'm curious to see what my Toelke (64lbs @ 33") with 675 grains and Tree sharks would do to one of these drums. I don't have a 20 yard range though, so I probably won't get around to shooting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 12,718
Posted By Trumpkin
Ooooooh!!!! I want a pair of the B2's pretty...

Ooooooh!!!! I want a pair of the B2's pretty badly! Did you get a tripod to mount those on?
Forum: Traditional 07-25-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trumpkin
I'll vouch for the honey! It's good stuff! We...

I'll vouch for the honey! It's good stuff! We aren't going through ours fast enough or I'd be buying more on Saturday.
Forum: Traditional 07-24-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trumpkin
Hoping/planning to be there Saturday morning.

Hoping/planning to be there Saturday morning.
Forum: Traditional 07-21-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By Trumpkin
Standard Zwickey inserts are only 30-40 grains I...

Standard Zwickey inserts are only 30-40 grains I think. Definitely can get 100 grain steel adapters. Check Braveheart Archery if 3Rivers doesn't have them.
Forum: Traditional 07-21-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By Trumpkin
I goofed up. Said to build out the side plate,...

I goofed up. Said to build out the side plate, but if your arrows are too stiff, you need to go the other direction.
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