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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Trumpkin
Best Place To Demo Binos (Austin Area)

I foresee some 12x50 binoculars in my future, and given the cost of optics I want to try before I buy. What's the best place to go ask to look through binos, where they'll let me set them on a tripod...
Forum: Traditional 11-13-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 508
Posted By Trumpkin
Well I shot this just now at 1 1/8"... but I...

Well I shot this just now at 1 1/8"... but I missed the part about the x being behind. I couldn't see it, but the paper had a crease down the middle that gave me my vertical and defeated the purpose...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-11-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11,290
Views: 1,084,496
Posted By Trumpkin
Deer hunting plans got scuppered yesterday, so I...

Deer hunting plans got scuppered yesterday, so I went to Granger for the first time. I walked maybe 2-3 miles total, and saw 3 pigs.

The first two were unaware, and I had good wind, but I stalked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,750
Posted By Trumpkin
Holy smokes, Bisch! I don't think you have a...

Holy smokes, Bisch! I don't think you have a longbow heavy enough for that tank. :D You'd better have me out there to do some dirty work for ya ;)
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Trumpkin
I can't really speak to the fletching clearance....

I can't really speak to the fletching clearance. I've always liked cock feather up, personally. I may try it facing in once off season rolls around now that you recommend it though!

My anchors are...
Forum: Traditional 10-29-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 36,563
Posted By Trumpkin
Bisch, that buck is a gnarly stud! Looks like you...

Bisch, that buck is a gnarly stud! Looks like you drilled him nice and low to boot.

Tim and Hunter Todd, way to go guys!
Forum: Traditional 10-28-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 36,563
Posted By Trumpkin
Way to go everyone! Too many critters down to...

Way to go everyone! Too many critters down to call everyone by name.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By Trumpkin
Bump for someone who needs this!

Bump for someone who needs this!
Forum: Traditional 10-12-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,639
Posted By Trumpkin
Great shooting Rick! I love the trajectory of the...

Great shooting Rick! I love the trajectory of the arrow in the slow motion replay. It's coming down on at least a 30 degree angle!
Forum: Traditional 10-07-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 796
Posted By Trumpkin
I was actually sanding boards all day today....

I was actually sanding boards all day today. Thanks for wrapping this up for me! I apologize for the back pain I caused this week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By Trumpkin
Why do you hunt? If a decision you make...

Why do you hunt?

If a decision you make about one deer fits into the answer of the overarching question, then roll with it! If you can't answer the big question, maybe consider it first before...
Forum: Traditional 10-04-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,626
Posted By Trumpkin
Remember to breath when the first deer comes in....

Remember to breath when the first deer comes in. Maybe make a point of just watching and relaxing for a couple minutes if they're on corn and not too jumpy. At the very least, talk yourself through...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 884
Posted By Trumpkin
I grew up processing our deer on the kitchen...

I grew up processing our deer on the kitchen table. A deer takes 4-5 hours for me. It's a small time penalty to ensure you get your own meat back!
Forum: Traditional 10-01-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 36,563
Posted By Trumpkin
congratulations to all the killers from the...

congratulations to all the killers from the opening weekend!
Forum: Traditional 10-01-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 796
Posted By Trumpkin
Great shot Rick! Glad to see so many of you...

Great shot Rick!

Glad to see so many of you guys shooting this one.
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 796
Posted By Trumpkin
This is precisely why I like this challenge. It's...

This is precisely why I like this challenge. It's easy to get caught in a rut with our shooting, and I've had a couple situations in the field where I didn't have the experience to take or make the...
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 796
Posted By Trumpkin
Lol, hey Bisch! Nice 11 pointer you whacked...

Lol, hey Bisch! Nice 11 pointer you whacked yesterday! And I'm not THAT tall! I can still walk through doors normally ;)
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 796
Posted By Trumpkin
Ok, I'm calling an audible then. I don't want to...

Ok, I'm calling an audible then. I don't want to discriminate against bad backs or knees!
Alternative shot is to cant the bow over 45 degrees to shoot this. I want everyone to be able to shoot!
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 36,563
Posted By Trumpkin
Way to go Bisch! It's always good to get meat in...

Way to go Bisch! It's always good to get meat in the freezer right off the bat!
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 796
Posted By Trumpkin
FSC Week 40

Scenario: You're walking from your stand back to the truck. It's mid morning, and nothing has moved since dawn. You're weaving through the last 50 yard thicket when you hear noise. The trees are...
Forum: Traditional 09-30-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,112
Posted By Trumpkin
If you're sure you don't want to take the victory...

If you're sure you don't want to take the victory with your shot yesterday I'll get something up in a minute here.
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,112
Posted By Trumpkin
That first shot counts in my book, Rick! Still a...

That first shot counts in my book, Rick! Still a cold shot.
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,354
Posted By Trumpkin
I 100% agree with this! I had to learn the...

I 100% agree with this!

I had to learn the blueprint for my perfect shot PROCESS, and learn to trust that the PROCESS would get me out of any shooting troubles I encounter. That was the cure for...
Forum: Traditional 09-29-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,354
Posted By Trumpkin
I have always said I shoot "gapstinctive". I am...

I have always said I shoot "gapstinctive". I am so adamant that I'm not an instinctive shooter, that my shot process has a whole word devoted to aiming! But I tried eyeballing my point the other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 977
Posted By Trumpkin
Fake news! But click below for a resurrected copy...

Fake news! But click below for a resurrected copy of the time that dude shot a 271 inch buck over pea gravel (and lightly used lady products). No one knows if he humped it till it peed though...
...
Forum: Traditional 09-27-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,112
Posted By Trumpkin
Thanks! I had a horrible afternoon shooting...

Thanks! I had a horrible afternoon shooting session to make up for it :rolleyes:.
Forum: Traditional 09-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,805
Posted By Trumpkin
Reporting for duty!

Reporting for duty!
Forum: Traditional 09-27-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,112
Posted By Trumpkin
Day 2: I fired off another VPA tipped missile...

Day 2:
I fired off another VPA tipped missile this morning before running out the door to work.

https://i.imgur.com/ISReFbBl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HbpmA2vl.jpg

Call it 5/8"(the black dot...
Forum: Traditional 09-24-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,112
Posted By Trumpkin
Not sure about size of silver dollar. I just...

Not sure about size of silver dollar. I just grabbed some tape.

https://i.imgur.com/eI68qCml.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9vkqHgxl.jpg

1 5/8" here. Your lead is safe today Slew!

Regarding my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,022
Posted By Trumpkin
The only real question to me, is can you shoot...

The only real question to me, is can you shoot straight... with no coffee, no food in your stomach, bleary eyes, cramped muscles from lack of stretching, and your gut/bladder demanding immediate...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,558
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm confused...

I'm confused...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Trumpkin
Lucky dog! I miss my home state something fierce!...

Lucky dog! I miss my home state something fierce! Can't say Helena would be my first choice of living spots, but that's partly because of distance from family. The fishing and hunting by Helena is...
Forum: Traditional 09-16-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 36,563
Posted By Trumpkin
That's a big porker, TJ!

That's a big porker, TJ!
Forum: Traditional 09-16-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 757
Posted By Trumpkin
Went out and visited Byron today. Took my shot...

Went out and visited Byron today. Took my shot there cause I can only reach 20 in town.
Full disclosure, I did shoot early in the morning, but shot this in the afternoon, probably 7-8 hours...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By Trumpkin
It sticks in my craw to totally give up. I'm...

It sticks in my craw to totally give up. I'm gonna try to grind out the preseason prep so I can at least go sit somewhere and hope when October rolls around. Going to be relying on last years...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By Trumpkin
Anyone Else...

just not at all fired up for deer season? The place I had to hunt last year has fallen through, and I don't have the energy to try and make much of the public land game.

It doesn't help that I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,029
Posted By Trumpkin
Have Ruger Mark 1, will travel.

Have Ruger Mark 1, will travel.
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 36,563
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice elk Corey!

Nice elk Corey!
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 19,953
Posted By Trumpkin
Looking forward to pictures! Congratulations!

Looking forward to pictures! Congratulations!
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang Rick! That's some serious shooting,...

Dang Rick! That's some serious shooting, especially for 3 weeks off! Almost makes me want to ditch the gapstinctive and get a nice point on distance....
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 19,953
Posted By Trumpkin
Good Luck! Shoot straight, and don't get trampled...

Good Luck! Shoot straight, and don't get trampled ;)b
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Trumpkin
Thanks for helping out Ellis! Looking forward to...

Thanks for helping out Ellis! Looking forward to meeting you.
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Trumpkin
PM inbound.

PM inbound.
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Trumpkin
Austin Folks, got a favor to ask

Anyone close enough to do a face to face swap, and have some 300 grain field tips I could buy off ya? Worst case scenario I can order on 3rivers but I don't want to wait a week on shipping. I'm...
Forum: Traditional 08-31-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Trumpkin
Update: heard back from the Toelke's it's...

Update: heard back from the Toelke's it's actually a Rhino string... my bad for misleading you guys. Looks like some 300 grain points are in my future.
Forum: Traditional 08-31-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Trumpkin
Well I ran the gamut of brace height up to 9". I...

Well I ran the gamut of brace height up to 9". I was not able to fully straighten the arrow out, and the best brace is between 8.5 and 8.75 for me. I said Toelke uses D97 but now I'm not sure. I went...
Forum: Traditional 08-31-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Trumpkin
That tune doesn't lie! But why not bump your...

That tune doesn't lie! But why not bump your brace height back up a 1/4" first and see what it does? That has been an eye opener in tuning for me this week.
Forum: Traditional 08-30-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Trumpkin
I checked my brace height after my last shooting...

I checked my brace height after my last shooting session. It was at 8.25". I'll bump it up tonight.



Thank you for the recommendation! And the encouragement! I am a huge fan of my draw length,...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Trumpkin
Yep, we decided that is a no go. I'm going to...

Yep, we decided that is a no go. I'm going to have to do this without making sawdust.



I'm pretty sure I'm right around 8" after my session today, so I'll try going higher. I definitely like...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Trumpkin
I'd love to hear your take on things Rick!...

I'd love to hear your take on things Rick! Someone mentioned changing strings, but I don't know anything about that. A few searches on here shows you to be a bit of an expert in such matters, so I'd...
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