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Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By RickBarbee
John, in case of a winning tie/ties on the cards,...

John, in case of a winning tie/ties on the cards, make it simple.

Just split the half of the pot going to the shooter evenly between those who tie.

Rick
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By RickBarbee
I always liked the "card games". Tape or...

I always liked the "card games".

Tape or otherwise laminate all 52 cards (at random & no jokers) on a cardboard, then stick it on a target butt for shooting at it.

$1 a round of 5 shots.

At...
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By RickBarbee
That folding survival bow isn't going to be the...

That folding survival bow isn't going to be the best for learning to shoot well.
It is what it is, and works simi well for it's purpose, which is a simple bugout weapon.

As Bisch stated, you can...
Forum: Traditional 02-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm still very much against government mandated...

I'm still very much against government mandated proficiency tests.

Laws do nothing to help an individual in this case,

BUT

In a private property, or otherwise controlled environment...
Forum: Traditional 02-19-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,179
Posted By RickBarbee
Awesome Ellis !!! Rick

Awesome Ellis !!!

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-19-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
I agree we should all strive for better accuracy...

I agree we should all strive for better accuracy than 9", but where tests are concerned you have to draw the line somewhere, and we both know there are some very good, and very sensible about their...
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,179
Posted By RickBarbee
That would be a real treat. :) ;)b Rick

That would be a real treat. :) ;)b

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,179
Posted By RickBarbee
P.S. Really looking forward to seeing what your...

P.S.
Really looking forward to seeing what your cape buff rig will do.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,179
Posted By RickBarbee
Awesome, and Thanks !!!!!! Rick

Awesome, and Thanks !!!!!!

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By RickBarbee
That riser, and the lower draw weight limbs are...

That riser, and the lower draw weight limbs are late *80's.
The heavy (modified set of limbs) are early *90's.

You would have slobbered on yourself over the late 90's riser.
It was beautiful....
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
Ah Gary, I missread an earlier post, and took it...

Ah Gary, I missread an earlier post, and took it you are only shooting fletched.

Carry on.
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
That sound like contact. When I asked about...

That sound like contact.

When I asked about fletching orientation I meant:

Where is your cock fletch located?

If it is turned out at 90 degrees, turn it in at 90 degrees, and lets see what...
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
What is your fletching orientation? Didn't...

What is your fletching orientation?

Didn't think about it till just now, but you may be getting some contact at pass, which will enhance things being off some. Especially a weak spine indication....
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By RickBarbee
You are getting some serious grove on with that...

You are getting some serious grove on with that old recurve.
I'm truly happy it wound up in your hands. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
29-3/8" is a perfect match up for 150gr points on...

29-3/8" is a perfect match up for 150gr points on that arrow shaft.

Don't go cutting them all down to there though, because differences in form can change that dramatically.

Just start cutting...
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
Gulp. :eek: :D No comment, other than - I...

Gulp. :eek: :D

No comment, other than - I shoot skinny strings, and my bows with them are about as quiet as you can get a bow. :p

The helping with the weak arrow comment is spot on however....
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
I don't have the specs on the warriors. Look...

I don't have the specs on the warriors.

Look them up, and get me the outside diameter, weight of inserts, weight of nocks, and their weight in grains per inch.

I can figure you an almost...
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
Tell me again - what exactly are the .600 shafts...

Tell me again - what exactly are the .600 shafts you are using?

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
What calculator? I'm not calling all this...

What calculator?

I'm not calling all this stuff from brain power (ain't got nuff a dat).
I'm using a calculator, and it says a .600 is way weak at that length with even a 125gr point.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
That's the price we pay in our endeavor for good...

That's the price we pay in our endeavor for good flight, and a quiet bow.
No way to get around it, unless we decide to settle for less than possible.

PS
While I know it can be done (I've done...
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
That's what I was getting at. Just offering some...

That's what I was getting at. Just offering some options otherwise.

Either way, there's some major changes in need.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
Yeah, there's the problem. You'd have to...

Yeah, there's the problem.

You'd have to drop down to about 95gr point weight at that shaft length, or cut them down to a little under 29" bop to make those .600's shoot well with 145 - 150 grain...
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
What is the draw weight of your TC at your draw...

What is the draw weight of your TC at your draw length?

What brand & model of arrow shafts?
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
You'll have to do a little searching, but you can...

You'll have to do a little searching, but you can find 150gr field points out there.

I finally just quit going to the trouble, and moved to a broadhead weight, that field points of the same weight...
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 441
Posted By RickBarbee
Because, that way they can convince you to buy...

Because, that way they can convince you to buy the 5gr brass washers to make them match. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-18-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By RickBarbee
Oh THANK GOD !!!! I thought you were going...

Oh THANK GOD !!!!

I thought you were going to call an "Iron Armadillo" shot, or something similar. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,179
Posted By RickBarbee
Something note worthy is - this big old broadhead...

Something note worthy is - this big old broadhead made a hole, that the shaft had very little drag resistance as it penetrated. It was almost an easy two finger removal from the barrel. ALL of the...
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,179
Posted By RickBarbee
Oh, and yes, I spent a lot of time making sure...

Oh, and yes, I spent a lot of time making sure this puppy flew good. Spent all day building, changing, and rebuilding until I got it to this weight & FOC, then spent about 1.5 hours shooting, tuning,...
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,179
Posted By RickBarbee
This video is with the same bow at the same...

This video is with the same bow at the same distance as the first, but with a 966gr / 14 gpp / 30% FOC arrow.

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Resistance is resistance in whatever form it comes in, and it takes...
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
Gary, that's darn good considering everything you...

Gary, that's darn good considering everything you had going on, and doing with your setup. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 741
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL, I don't think I blew anyone out of the...

LOL, I don't think I blew anyone out of the water.
Pretty sure there's some other 15 scores.

One things for sure (not that I'll do it). I don't think I'd have to worry much if I put my target...
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,179
Posted By RickBarbee
What GPP do you consider to be the best? At...

What GPP do you consider to be the best?

At what point do you think arrow weight (in GPP) will start decreasing the amount of penetration, instead of increasing it?

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 741
Posted By RickBarbee
After the 30 yard shot, there was just to much...

After the 30 yard shot, there was just to much fletching clutter from the longer distances to focus, so I pulled the arrows, and shot the 35, 40, and the 45 (standing in the thick brush).

Removing...
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 741
Posted By RickBarbee
Printer is low on color ink, so I just printed in...

Printer is low on color ink, so I just printed in gray scale.

Wanked the 20 yarder bad,
so 15 is where the score stopped for a 15 point total.

I decided to go ahead, and shoot all 9 in the...
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By RickBarbee
I can't use hot glue, nor can I use any temporary...

I can't use hot glue, nor can I use any temporary means to afix the inserts.

If I do, they will blow out into the target on almost every shot.

Even when using extremely strong epoxies, I'll...
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By RickBarbee
If you don't care about the position of the...

If you don't care about the position of the graphics on the shaft, then go ahead & secure your inserts at the point end as normal, and cut off at the nock end.

That's what I do, and it makes it...
Forum: Traditional 02-17-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm fortunate enough to be able to see what the...

I'm fortunate enough to be able to see what the arrow is doing in flight, but I still bareshaft into a nondirectional foam target in order to get a good comparison of the entry angles of each arrow....
Forum: Traditional 02-16-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
Evidently, according to some. :D

Evidently, according to some. :D
Forum: Traditional 02-16-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
I can't take much more of this abuse. :D Rick

I can't take much more of this abuse. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-16-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By RickBarbee
Pretty much. Nothing to add, except "If it...

Pretty much.
Nothing to add, except "If it works. It works." ;)b :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
Oh I agree. Like I said, it was an evil thought. ...

Oh I agree. Like I said, it was an evil thought.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL, I have seen him shoot more arrows in a...

LOL, I have seen him shoot more arrows in a weekend than I do sometimes in a half a year. Cool thing about that is - Most of those arrows found their mark for him. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
I just had an evil thought. What would...

I just had an evil thought.

What would really perk this test up, would be to have to shoot with the scoring rings turned to the backside where you couldn't see them.

That would force you to...
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
Good shooting Gary. Yep, and yep it...

Good shooting Gary.



Yep, and yep it will. ;)b

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm doing all my posting when my phone beeps at...

I'm doing all my posting when my phone beeps at me.
It's a refreshing break every few minutes from building tabs.
In other words - I'm working too, but I'm a multi tasker. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL. I was just pokin some friendly fun at you. ...

LOL. I was just pokin some friendly fun at you.
I do wish you would go back, and read the posts, and get a better perspective of what we non sighted stickbow shooters have to deal with.

We all...
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
Dang I wish there was a way to keep compounders...

Dang I wish there was a way to keep compounders from getting "lost" in this "Traditional" forum, especially in these type topics. :D

Not that I mind you guys, but it would help give your comments...
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
Same Same, except I know who they are. John...

Same Same,

except I know who they are. John Demmer is one of them, and Tops Shots every one.

I'm "never" happy. I'm always trying to improve. The day I get the "that's good enough" attitude,...
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
What kind of bow you talking about? We're...

What kind of bow you talking about?
We're talking sticbows here.

Just a little perspective.

On the target faces used for the 2018 Lancaster Classic Bare bow shoot-up finals, the outer black...
Forum: Traditional 02-15-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,868
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep. ;)b I agree. Although, when...

Yep. ;)b



I agree.

Although, when you get old, worn out, and feeble like me, setting & kneeling make it easier to shoot. I'm much less stable when standing.

Rick
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