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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-25-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
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: 691
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: 13
Views: 427
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: 114
Views: 3,189
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: 298
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: 298
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: 312
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...
Forum: 3D/Tournament 05-10-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Rat
Overall, it seems there are more people into...

Overall, it seems there are more people into archery than ever before. Take my favorite public hunting spot for example; I see far more people hunting there than I did in the past. This may be due to...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-08-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Rat
One of these might work. There is also a guy on...

One of these might work. There is also a guy on Archery Talk that prints them; this might be his design (or it might be him).
https://www.ebay.com/i/282531025622?chn=ps

The easy answer is to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-06-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11,075
Views: 1,048,426
Posted By Rat
Sounds to me like Shultz is trying to scare...

Sounds to me like Shultz is trying to scare everyone away from his favorite hunting spot! Stay away from Granger, that place will kill you man! :D
Forum: It's All About the Video 05-04-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Rat
Pretty cool!

Pretty cool!
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-04-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By Rat
Not so. If I build two identical arrows in...

Not so.

If I build two identical arrows in weight, but one has flu-flu vanes, the flu-flu arrow will not hit the same spot.

The increased drag from the flu-flu vanes will cause the arrow to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By Rat
In normal concentrations it will not effect you,...

In normal concentrations it will not effect you, unless you are allergic.

Getting it on your skin does no harm, it just isn't effective as an insecticide.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-03-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By Rat
I've been experimenting with a new-to-me method;...

I've been experimenting with a new-to-me method; I'm sure it's been done before I've just never seen it.

Since most people don't have a pristine target for bareshaft tuning I came up with another...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-03-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By Rat
A very good approximation. Back when I was...

A very good approximation.

Back when I was debating the use of vanes over feathers the consensus was that feathers were faster out of the hole than vanes, but that vanes caught up in speed at...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-03-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By Rat
Finishing nail: 50 grains @ 400 FPS = 0.0887...

Finishing nail:
50 grains @ 400 FPS = 0.0887 slugs (momentum) & 17.75 Ke

Railroad spike:
7000 grains @ 300 FPS = 9.317 slugs (momentum) & 1397.52 Ke

Definitely easier to stop a finishing nail...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-01-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,464
Posted By Rat
I'm in the same boat. I just bought a new bow, I...

I'm in the same boat. I just bought a new bow, I shot everything, from 35+ to 28 A2A, and I ended up with the Prime Logic, which is 31" A2A.

As I said before, I'm all about the fit, shoot what...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-30-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Rat
When walking it's in my pocket. When still...

When walking it's in my pocket.

When still hunting it's in my hand.

In the blind I use a release bag with a drawstring.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-30-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Rat
Never seen it done, doesn't mean it can't be...

Never seen it done, doesn't mean it can't be though. As a rule people shooting handheld releases are looking for accuracy and using a peep is more accurate.

Hunters are generally the peepless...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
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 04-25-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
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 04-25-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
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: 357
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: 328
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: 1,424
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: 2,786
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: 14
Views: 760
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: 428
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: 35
Views: 1,297
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: 838
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: 449
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: 719
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: 6,729
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: 1,406
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: 4,675
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: 1,233
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: 26
Views: 1,097
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: 7,032
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: 532
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: 2,209
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: 532
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: 2,667
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: 726
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: 726
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: 768
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: 1,029
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: 1,124
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: 1,014
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: 757
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...
...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-12-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,464
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...
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