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Old 07-19-2017, 10:05 PM   #1
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I can't shoot my bows with a standard bill cap. Does anyone have a source for a short billed cap that works with their trad bow? I was hoping Bob Sarrels would have some made but haven't heard about any. I forgot the other evening when I drew on a hog. Had to let down, take my hat off and then shoot. Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:26 PM   #2
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Big Jim sells them for 10 bucks I think. I love mine
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:57 AM   #3
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https://bigjimsbowcompany.com/product/big-jims-caps/
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:12 AM   #4
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Go kill something at Big Oak Bowhunting, and Buff will give you a real nice one!
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:48 AM   #5
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Big Jim sells them for 10 bucks I think. I love mine
That will do it. Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:51 AM   #6
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Go kill something at Big Oak Bowhunting, and Buff will give you a real nice one!
I would sure be willing to send Buff some money for one.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:59 AM   #7
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I would sure be willing to send Buff some money for one.
Send him a PM, I'm sure he'll get you fixed up.
I really like the trad caps he has.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:21 AM   #8
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Go kill something at Big Oak Bowhunting, and Buff will give you a real nice one!
Dangit you beat me to it!
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:48 AM   #9
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:19 AM   #10
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I use boonies for hunting. I have some with snaps that I put in the brim and crown to snap the brim up out of the way and I have one that I cut a slot in for the string. I find it very distracting when the string contacts the brim.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:37 AM   #11
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Got the hat. Still don't work for me with a trad bow.

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Old 07-20-2017, 09:08 AM   #12
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You may want to look at the ones from Traditional Bowhunter. Go to www.tradbow.com. They have both regular billed ones and short billed ones. I think they are on now for $7.00. They are good quality caps, assorted colors and have camo. I am not thrilled about their camp pattern but I have never been a slave to fashion anyway!
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:33 AM   #13
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I am not sure I will be able to shoot with any hat on but wanted to try a short bill and see. My anchor point is higher than when I shot a compound. I am just so used to wearing a cap when I hunt that I forget until I go to shoot.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:35 AM   #14
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I highly recommend getting the flex billed ones (like the one Buff uses for Big Oak hats) vs the hard billed version. I own a hard bill version with the same dimensions and the bill is still too long. I have to put a dent in the soft billed one so the string doesn't touch.

I have considered cutting out a notch on the fixed billed hat and gluing off the edges because that other hat fits so comfortably.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:13 AM   #15
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I highly recommend getting the flex billed ones (like the one Buff uses for Big Oak hats) vs the hard billed version. I own a hard bill version with the same dimensions and the bill is still too long. I have to put a dent in the soft billed one so the string doesn't touch.

I have considered cutting out a notch on the fixed billed hat and gluing off the edges because that other hat fits so comfortably.
Sent Buff a PM. Hopefully he can hook me up and I can put this hat dilemma to rest. Thanks for the replies. I knew someone had to have figured this out.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:28 AM   #16
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I shot 3 d with a guy a few times back in the 80's. He had a felt (I think) safari type hat with a notch cut out for the string. It was cool how the string consistently found the same spot every time. He was the best trad shooter I had ever seen. Ya'll remember Keith Bain?
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:24 AM   #17
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Traditional Bowhunters of Texas also sells short brims!

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Old 07-20-2017, 01:18 PM   #18
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That's one of the first places I looked. I can't find a hat anywhere on their site.
Store has nothing but shirts. Maybe I will call them. Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:37 PM   #19
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Send me your address.

Our hat model, ..... still pretty for a older gal.....
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:41 PM   #20
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It has a wire in the bream, you can bend it how ever you need to clear your string
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:27 PM   #21
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:27 PM   #22
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Our hat model, ..... still pretty for a older gal.....
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PM sent with my address. I really appreciate you hooking me up. Will get some blood on it asap. I shoot straighter with a hat on!
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:09 PM   #23
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I use a Cheap boonie off Ebay. Really flimsy and brim goes full 360. More sun coverage that way. I will admit that occasionally it flips down instead of up as I draw. Just a second to move the string away from anchor, push the brim up, and all is fixed.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:50 PM   #24
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Our hat model, ..... still pretty for a older gal.....

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That's the best looking hat model on TBH, for sure!!!!!!

You should have included the girly bow in the pic too!!!

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That's the best looking hat model on TBH, for sure!!!!!!

You should have included the girly bow in the pic too!!!

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Old 07-21-2017, 09:46 AM   #26
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Oh yeah she's Purty ��
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:15 PM   #27
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Just a second to move the string away from anchor, push the brim up, and all is fixed.
And after all that... you start praying the deer comes back

I bought a boonie too, and ran into the issue you described. I like the full coverage too. I wish they had one with a wire. Maybe they do. I have a leather scout hat that has a wire... but it doesnt breath well.



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Old 07-21-2017, 12:16 PM   #28
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Oh yeah she's Purty
She sounds hideous

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Old 07-21-2017, 12:55 PM   #29
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She's a Bisch so;
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:11 PM   #30
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She's a Bisch so;
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:41 PM   #31
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Since the boonie is so cheap, I may try putting in a wire myself... Opens more possibilities. The only deer I have shot with my longbow were oblivious. That's why it worked. Maybe a little much moving for the brush??
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Since the boonie is so cheap, I may try putting in a wire myself... Opens more possibilities. The only deer I have shot with my longbow were oblivious. That's why it worked. Maybe a little much moving for the brush??
Like this???

I thought of the same thing after I posted. It is incredibly easy to thread wire into the brim.



I didn't have anything thicker than some copper wire I use for fly tying... but the proof of concept worked.

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Old 07-21-2017, 06:23 PM   #33
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Found thicker guage stranded wire I had... works even better. Need to find the best wire.

This hat even has a fold over to insert the wire.



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Old 07-21-2017, 07:06 PM   #34
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Just went and did some shooting with the wire mod boonie... and I have to say... the boonie might see some more tree/stalking time this year.

Was able to bend the brim out of the way of The string and still get side and back cover.



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Old 07-21-2017, 07:32 PM   #35
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You could always just turn the hat backwards...
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