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Forum: Traditional Today, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By RickBarbee
As you may have noticed - I love keeping folks on...

As you may have noticed - I love keeping folks on their toes. :D

As their rule are written, there is nothing to keep someone from using a stabilizer, and still be "well within" those rules.

An...
Forum: Traditional Today, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By RickBarbee
Got the weight nailed down, and did some...

Got the weight nailed down, and did some shooting.

My Gaps, and Sting walking for distances all remained the same.
My arrows are now shooting weak about 2" at 20 yards, and 12" at 40 yards.

I...
Forum: Traditional Today, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By RickBarbee
As far as the written rule of TBoT are concerned:...

As far as the written rule of TBoT are concerned:

It is bolted to the bow, and does not move once so. Compliance

The bow is all one solid piece once put together. Compliance

It has no...
Forum: Traditional Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By RickBarbee
No, but it would probably be a pretty good visual...

No, but it would probably be a pretty good visual mapping for a 150 yard shot. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By RickBarbee
Bow Quiver Counter Balance

Lately I have been tinkering around with counter balancing my bow quiver.

It dawned on me, that I better check the rules of the different competition venues I might shoot in before I showed up at...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Derail? Any time you post about something new,...

Derail?
Any time you post about something new, and expect folks who are involved (or want to be involved) to not give an opinion on it, then you're living in a fantasy world.

You need to read it...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Well, I don't know how else to put it. If...

Well, I don't know how else to put it.

If you want to call someone a cheater, even though they aren't using any different equipment than you, and (string walking aside) even though they are...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
There again - an unenforceable "opinion" of a...

There again - an unenforceable "opinion" of a rule, is just that, an opinion.

What about fancy belly overlays?
A very convincing argument could be made, that they are intentionally placed there...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
The operative words there are "No Marks". ...

The operative words there are "No Marks".

Does that mean a natural grain line of the wood on the belly side of the bow, etc is illegal?

If so, and you want to construe it to mean natural...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Brother, I would not even begin to enter into a...

Brother, I would not even begin to enter into a debate without knowing my material.

The ASA rule specifically states "No Marks", and means you can't add any marks to the riser in which to use as...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
With that attitude, you might as well come...

With that attitude, you might as well come straight out & say gap shooting is illegal also, and if you even think about looking at your arrow you're disqualified, even though there's not a human on...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Jerome, just some food for thought. Do you...

Jerome, just some food for thought.

Do you know what riser mapping is?

It is almost exactly like having a fixed pin for different distance's.

You use spots you learn to recognize on your...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL Gary, of course I do. Still, it makes a...

LOL Gary, of course I do.

Still, it makes a good point for those who want to pay attention to it.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Rick

Rick
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Let me give a scenario, and ask a question. ...

Let me give a scenario, and ask a question.

Scenario:
You and I are twin brothers, from a poor family.
You and I love archery and bowhunting.
We/Our Family can only afford one bow, and set of...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
I didn't mean I was at the ASA meeting where the...

I didn't mean I was at the ASA meeting where the rule was adopted.

I meant I was around (long ago), and witnessed it when folks started throwing a fit over, and making arbitrary rules over non...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
What "Way to many" folks seem to have forgotten...

What "Way to many" folks seem to have forgotten is - 3D competition was intended to make us better shots for hunting.

I took/take that intent to heart, and compete with exactly what I hunt with,...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Maybe you wouldn't, but I used the word...

Maybe you wouldn't, but I used the word intentionally.

ar·bi·trar·y
ˈärbəˌtrerē/
adjective
adjective: arbitrary

based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
If you think the barebow class will be even...

If you think the barebow class will be even "remotely similar" in equipment "by most" to the equipment I use to hunt with, then you really need to look it all over again real good.

I compete...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
No, no they did not. Determining classes...

No, no they did not.

Determining classes according to non accessorized aiming methods makes about as much sense as determining classes according to shooters height, or whether they are left, or...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Jerome, I understand the rules as they are...

Jerome, I understand the rules as they are written, and I participate within the confines of them. Always.

I say KUDOS to the ASA for putting forth the effort. It's just a shame they based that...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
I shoot a 3 piece take down recurve near 70# in...

I shoot a 3 piece take down recurve near 70# in draw weight, off the shelf, no stabilizer, no sights.

No gadgets of any kind. Heck, I don't even have any vibration dampeners on it.

The only...
Forum: Traditional 07-15-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By RickBarbee
Traditional FSC week 29

Print this image to a full 8.5" X 11" sheet of plain white paper.
Draw it if you wish. It don't have to be exact, or perfect

It has been a long standing practice, that archers/bowhunters shoot...
Forum: Traditional 07-15-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks. I'm trying to think of something. ...

Thanks.

I'm trying to think of something.

I'll get something posted before the end of the day.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 07-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Granted it was only 10 yards. That says a...

Granted it was only 10 yards.

That says a mouth full.

Any method takes a lot of work to get it where it is working.

String walking not only involves good form to pull it off, because you are...
Forum: Traditional 07-13-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
The argument could easily be made, that one...

The argument could easily be made, that one persons method of instinctive shooting isn't on equal standing competition wise as that of another instinctive shooter. Lots of definitions of instinctive...
Forum: Traditional 07-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Here's how I see it. There are those who...

Here's how I see it.

There are those who shoot instinctive, and those who can't get the hang of it.

There are those who gap shoot, and those who can't get the hang of it.

There are those who...
Forum: Traditional 07-12-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By RickBarbee
At that length, and that much front load, I would...

At that length, and that much front load, I would think them to be a tad weak at 57#.

As near as I can figure, they look like they would match up best to about 53#, but that's not far off your...
Forum: Traditional 07-11-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
I would love to see a traditional "Dangerous Game...

I would love to see a traditional "Dangerous Game Hunter" class. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 07-11-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
I understand why some do. My thing is -...

I understand why some do.

My thing is - competition for me has always been about being a better shot for hunting, so I use the bow I hunt with.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 07-11-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By RickBarbee
#1 dotted. #2 was just inside the 2" line,...

#1 dotted.

#2 was just inside the 2" line, but when I leaned the bow on it to take the picture it pushed it over, and down some, and tore the plate.

Sorry. :o

Rick
Forum: Traditional 07-11-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
Oh, I know. Not worried about it. Like I...

Oh, I know. Not worried about it.

Like I said, I'm kind of in my own category, and I like it that way. The only competition I have to worry about is myself, and my quarry.

No fuss, no muss. :)...
Forum: Traditional 07-11-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,359
Posted By RickBarbee
If they are going to allow compound as barebow in...

If they are going to allow compound as barebow in the class, it will wind up being the same huge debacle as it is in other venues who do.
If that's the case, I'll pass.

If however, it will be...
Forum: Traditional 07-08-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By RickBarbee
No. If you anchor with your fingers in the same...

No. If you anchor with your fingers in the same place on your face, then it will raise the point on distance, because you have effectively lowered the distance of the arrow from your eye by the width...
Forum: Traditional 07-07-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By RickBarbee
Your point on distance will be closer. Rick

Your point on distance will be closer.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 07-07-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm not going to go into any long drawn out...

I'm not going to go into any long drawn out thing.

Whether it be 3 under, or split finger, the farther below your eyes you anchor, the longer your point on distance will be.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By RickBarbee
That should have read - 1-9/16" Rick

That should have read - 1-9/16"

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-29-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By RickBarbee
Not so great. :D Rick

Not so great. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-29-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By RickBarbee
https://www.widowmakerarchery.com/ Rick

https://www.widowmakerarchery.com/

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-29-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm still planning on shooting this, but my index...

I'm still planning on shooting this, but my index finger is still sore from smashing it, and my thumb & index finger look like I work in an "old school" cannery from cutting them while cutting tile...
Forum: Traditional 06-26-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By RickBarbee
Proper form will usually lend itself to more...

Proper form will usually lend itself to more expansion (longer draw), but I am wondering if your strength building has increased the girth of your upper body, which "might" also lend itself to some...
Forum: Traditional 06-25-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By RickBarbee
Pretty cool setup. I've got a motorized one...

Pretty cool setup.

I've got a motorized one (yeah, I'm always making things harder than they need to be).

It works great, but runs the batteries down to fast. I just need to get some bigger...
Forum: Traditional 06-24-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By RickBarbee
I'll shoot soon. Smashed the crap out the index...

I'll shoot soon.
Smashed the crap out the index finger on my string hand while cutting tile yesterday. It's sore as heck right now.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-22-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By RickBarbee
My .300's are .26" diameter. Might as well call...

My .300's are .26" diameter. Might as well call them quarter inch.
The outserts are 11/16, and I use 11/16 points, but that's all right behind the broadhead, so no big deal.

Toughest, and most...
Forum: Traditional 06-20-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 18,479
Posted By RickBarbee
I was actually shooting at his head. Don't...

I was actually shooting at his head.
Don't know for sure whether I pulled the shot, or he tried to jump out of the way.
Either way, smashing his shoulder to the tree did the trick. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-20-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 18,479
Posted By RickBarbee
Congrats to all who've connected. I haven't...

Congrats to all who've connected.

I haven't posted a kill in so long, I thought I would share my smashed squirrel with ya. Shot around noon today.

That VPA SGT smashed him hard against that oak...
Forum: Traditional 06-20-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By RickBarbee
Should have used the recurve. :D 3 shot...

Should have used the recurve. :D

3 shot total - 7 & 3/16"

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-20-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By RickBarbee
I shoot them, and I love them. I'm shooting...

I shoot them, and I love them.

I'm shooting the Widowmaker Smash .300's (Out of Australia).

I smashed this squirrel against a tree with one tipped with a VPA SGT earlier today.

16 yards,...
Forum: Traditional 06-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks guys. The angle of the arrow on...

Thanks guys.

The angle of the arrow on today's (#2) shot made it hard to keep the tape measure from sliding up the shaft, but I'm gonna call it good for 1"

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-19-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By RickBarbee
I spent the better part of 3 hours just shooting...

I spent the better part of 3 hours just shooting here in the yard with my grandsons last evening.

Playing "pick a spot" games, shooting balloons, and other stuff.

It's things like this that...
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