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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Rat
There is nothing wrong with your idea, I know two...

There is nothing wrong with your idea, I know two people who do this for the same reasons you are exploring.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By Rat
Some light reading for you... ...

Some light reading for you...

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12861778&postcount=8

This is just one post in that thread, here is the whole thread.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By Rat
A couple of things... 1) Paper tuning is...

A couple of things...

1) Paper tuning is only the beginning of tuning, you still have a ways to go. The next step will be to do a walk back tune or a French tune. Then you will need to broadhead...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Rat
I think it's twofold... 1) Yes, they do get...

I think it's twofold...

1) Yes, they do get louder; axles loose their polish, bearings dry out and get debris in them, string tracks get dinged, limbs and limb pockets get worn and loose a little...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Rat
Tell me what you are looking for and then we can...

Tell me what you are looking for and then we can build the arrow.
What FOC do you want?
What bow are you shooting?

I will run the numbers tonight when I get home. Keep in mind that just using a...
Forum: 3D/Tournament 11-12-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Rat
Hill Country Bowhunters is a full 3D...

Hill Country Bowhunters is a full 3D organization, not just for kids. IT IS just for kids in the sense that the money we make is invested in kids to take them on hunts, fishing trips and other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 17,953
Posted By Rat
Outstanding, you got your wish; you learned a...

Outstanding, you got your wish; you learned a lesson and found the deer. I am with everyone else, I would've bet that deer was dead somewhere.

Sometimes, they live no matter what we do! Thanks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,362
Posted By Rat
They have released the new Centergy X1, which is...

They have released the new Centergy X1, which is the Centergy based target bow.

We are expecting to see a short axle to axle bow in the Centergy line as well, but no one knows for sure.

IF...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-11-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10,833
Views: 1,002,420
Posted By Rat
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming... You...

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...
You never know for sure where they are going to be, you will get into them one day. I've been where you see 50 hogs in one area, and then nothing the next...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rat
I'm no zoologist, so I can't point to a specific...

I'm no zoologist, so I can't point to a specific study, but it is pretty common knowledge that other animals such as birds, dogs and maybe even humans can detect electro magnetic fields...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rat
I have tried the Alien Gear Shape Shift and I...

I have tried the Alien Gear Shape Shift and I like it. A friend bought the starter kit for his G 19 and I tried it out.

I like to wear at 3 o'clock concealed but OWB around the house and out on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rat
Just do a Youtube search, plenty of "regular"...

Just do a Youtube search, plenty of "regular" people that have posted their videos of what they think.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rat
Most people I see are using Patreon as the gap...

Most people I see are using Patreon as the gap filler until something else can be figured out. Viewers and subscribers can set up a recurring payment to the channel, like $10 a month or do a one time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rat
It is well documented that animals see in the EMF...

It is well documented that animals see in the EMF spectrum; it is also well documented that movement (by our muscles) causes EMF.

You do the math...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Rat
That depends on what you are trying to do and...

That depends on what you are trying to do and your eyesight.

Most hunters do not use a magnified lens, but some do with great results. I think the general thinking is that it takes too much to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Rat
Spot Hogg makes the Spark scope/housing. It has...

Spot Hogg makes the Spark scope/housing. It has either a duplex reticle or a fine crosshair reticle, in either 10-32 thread or the Spot Hogg MOB mount, in four different magnifications and it comes...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,602
Posted By Rat
Well, I have certainly learned a lot in the last...

Well, I have certainly learned a lot in the last few days.

I will be zeroing @ 100 yards, because I have a BDC reticle (I didn't even know what that meant three days ago) and I can then use the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-05-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10,833
Views: 1,002,420
Posted By Rat
Granger is not the best place to try for your...

Granger is not the best place to try for your first hog; Granger is PHD level hog hunting, but it's still fun to hunt them there.

Read the thread, all of it, then use the search function, all of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Rat
Correct, but if you look at the longer arrow on...

Correct, but if you look at the longer arrow on the chart, it will suggest a stiffer spine; and that is what he is asking.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 502
Posted By Rat
Surprisingly, there is no one cure for all target...

Surprisingly, there is no one cure for all target panic, but there is a good starting place.

First, AJ's CD, best I have ever seen.

Second, tension activated release, the evolution is great,...
Forum: Traditional 11-03-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rat
Yes, Nestly is a righty. Rick, this is...

Yes, Nestly is a righty.



Rick, this is called spine indexing and has been, as you stated, going on for a long time; even when all we had were Aluminum arrows.

However, I have never found...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,602
Posted By Rat
Woah... Okay, this is way more complicated than I...

Woah... Okay, this is way more complicated than I thought and, apparently, there is no correct answer.



Rifle: Savage, Model 11, Hog Hunter
Scope: Vortex, Diamondback
Ammo: 168 gr Hornady
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-03-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,602
Posted By Rat
.308 zero or 2" @ 100 yards?

I am not a gun shooter, but I recently bought a .308. I went to the range and got it on paper and grouping okay. I am planning to go back and really sight it in @ 100 yards.

Is it best to have it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,439
Posted By Rat
A little public shaming maybe? If your...

A little public shaming maybe? If your neighborhood has a Facebook page then you can post video and images of people speeding, call them out in public; it might work.

Probably get a lot of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Rat
Use the length of the arrow, not your draw...

Use the length of the arrow, not your draw length. If the arrow falls in between use the longer one on the chart, this will yield a stiffer arrow which is better than a weak arrow for most people....
Forum: Traditional 11-03-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rat
The idea behind clocking is that the faster you...

The idea behind clocking is that the faster you can get an arrow to stabilize the more accurate it will be in the long run. This is also what Donnie Thacker states in his article.

Convention...
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rat
As I said earlier, one cannot know, only infer....

As I said earlier, one cannot know, only infer. But if you watch the Nestly video I posted it is a pretty strong inference.
Forum: Traditional 11-01-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rat
Not slow motion, but here is a good clocking...

Not slow motion, but here is a good clocking video by Nestly from AT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY70S2ze8ew
Forum: Traditional 11-01-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rat
Here is an article by Donnie Thacker on clocking,...

Here is an article by Donnie Thacker on clocking, he is a top shooter who uses clocking in his arrow tuning process.

Arrow Clocking by Donnie Thacker...
Forum: Traditional 11-01-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rat
It is pretty easy to figure out where the spine...

It is pretty easy to figure out where the spine is on an arrow with a ram tester or by using the water method; we have been doing this for decades.

I am not sure of the vectors or the forces...
Forum: Traditional 11-01-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rat
Yes, it is called clocking, and there is no way...

Yes, it is called clocking, and there is no way to know for sure which way a shaft is going to clock (rotate).

Clocking is when we make a mark on the bareshaft, say at the top when it is nocked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Rat
The best way is to find a group and go, but...

The best way is to find a group and go, but places like REI also have classes and groups to join and are usually free. You can also rent gear from REI to try before you buy.

Facebook usually has...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,047
Posted By Rat
Personally, I think it's kind of cool that we...

Personally, I think it's kind of cool that we humans have come up with a weird way to extend out time outside. It may have been originally developed and passed for energy savings but anything that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 921
Posted By Rat
This is what we did, a little yoke tuning and he...

This is what we did, a little yoke tuning and he was right where he needed to be.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Rat
I kinda hate to say this, but... There are...

I kinda hate to say this, but...

There are so many good bows for young people these days you really need to let him shoot them and see which one he likes best. I know it kind of ruins the surprise...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Rat
Limb Driver Pro V or Limb Driver Micro Elite;...

Limb Driver Pro V or Limb Driver Micro Elite; Micro Elite can be operated of top or bottom limb.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 954
Posted By Rat
As you can see, there are any number of things...

As you can see, there are any number of things that will improve accuracy; and they are different for every person depending what they need at that point in their shooting.

For me it was shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By Rat
The 34 would definitely be better for a 29 inch...

The 34 would definitely be better for a 29 inch draw.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By Rat
I agree, it's all a bit over dramatic. I get it,...

I agree, it's all a bit over dramatic. I get it, your boat was broken, but you had a year's supply of food on board, a water generator for clean water, yes it was broken but she got it operating...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By Rat
New bow, all the way. A flagship bow will be...

New bow, all the way. A flagship bow will be faster and usually have a better feel; not that mid-tier bows are junk. If you are truly serious about hunting and shooting, a flagship will make a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,216
Posted By Rat
There's nothing like your first one, congrats!

There's nothing like your first one, congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,082
Posted By Rat
The Rival has a pretty energetic fan base,...

The Rival has a pretty energetic fan base, reminds me of the days when the Tribute started to be phased out by Bowtech, lots of mad people over that one.

I see you also have the Sherpa quiver, I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,525
Posted By Rat
Also, images are best when uploaded in 640 x 480...

Also, images are best when uploaded in 640 x 480 size.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Rat
Where to start...?

Let's talk about the tuning processes as I see them. I often get asked the question, "Where do I start for tuning?", or "What is the best tuning method?"

I break down tuning into three categories:...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Rat
I don't really understand it all, but I keep...

I don't really understand it all, but I keep learning...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,523
Posted By Rat
I once asked my Pastor about this, and this is...

I once asked my Pastor about this, and this is his take, and mine...

The difference between cussing and cursing is the intent; both can use profane words, but the profanity isn't the point.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Rat
Tuning Efficiency, Geek Speak

I have been playing with arrows quite a bit lately and have come to some conclusions.

I started with shooting a 29" arrow with my 28.75" draw length. The only other adjustments made were to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,267
Posted By Rat
I do it exactly as you do it Michael, just meat...

I do it exactly as you do it Michael, just meat and a little salt, sometimes I throw a couple of jalapenos in as well.

I use it just how you described, to make other recipes that would require...
Forum: It's All About the Video 10-24-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 895
Posted By Rat
I was expecting to see you on a combine in a corn...

I was expecting to see you on a combine in a corn field...

This was better!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Rat
We had dairy goats for years, we loved 'em. But,...

We had dairy goats for years, we loved 'em. But, we no longer have them, all the neighborhood kids have grown up and moved away and we have no one to care for them when we go on vacation or hunting...
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