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Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By RickBarbee
Even though my measurement is a bit longer, I am...

Even though my measurement is a bit longer, I am much MUCH happier with the shot placement.

https://image.ibb.co/nb3mvL/TAF-TBH-47-11192018.jpg

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-18-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By RickBarbee
Your shot would have been a kill regardless of...

Your shot would have been a kill regardless of the point used. :D ;)b

I only hunt/shoot turkey in the spring season, and I designed/built these broadheads specifically to be used for neck/head...
Forum: Traditional 11-18-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By RickBarbee
Bad hits like that is why I use broadheads like...

Bad hits like that is why I use broadheads like this for turkey.

They'll turn a bad head/neck hit into a dead turkey every time.

https://image.ibb.co/fHDKx0/broadhead11182018.jpg

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-18-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By RickBarbee
1-7/16" ...

1-7/16"

https://image.ibb.co/c14L4f/TAF-TBH-47-11182018.jpg

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-18-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By RickBarbee
Good call, and good shot Mr. Gary. I edited...

Good call, and good shot Mr. Gary.

I edited the image some to make it use less ink to print, and I put a white speck in the middle of the eye to measure to.
...
Forum: Traditional 11-18-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Calling DRT. Call us a shot for this week...

Calling DRT.

Call us a shot for this week Gary.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-17-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks, but no sir. It's your call, unless...

Thanks, but no sir. It's your call, unless someone slips in here before midnight & beats 7/8".

I doubt that's gonna happen, so call us a good one. ;)b :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-17-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
I Will Not Count This Shot. In effect I...

I Will Not Count This Shot.
In effect I cheated.

Note where the nails are placed in the paper.
All 4 are located at exactly the midway point of the side they are in. I measured them as I poked...
Forum: Traditional 11-17-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Maybe not good enough to win the challenge, BUT...

Maybe not good enough to win the challenge, BUT Darn Sure good enough to put it through the boiler room from 15 yards with your first shot, and THAT is what these challenges are all about. ;)b :)
...
Forum: Traditional 11-16-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
I'll try, but if I don't make it, that's your...

I'll try, but if I don't make it, that's your problem.
Suck it up buttercup. :D

Don't forget to post the shot at TAF. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-16-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL Gary. Just when I think I've squeaked by...

LOL Gary.
Just when I think I've squeaked by Ellis a little bit for the lead, you jump in here with 7/8". :D

Great shot! ;)b

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-16-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By RickBarbee
Nope. I've tried, but as an example: When...

Nope.

I've tried, but as an example:
When someone tries to pass off a 2 year old 6 point buck as a 7 year old declining buck, then you know you are fighting a losing battle.

Like I said, it...
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By RickBarbee
Same neighbor shot a yearling 6 point last year,...

Same neighbor shot a yearling 6 point last year, and claimed he was a 7 year old. LOL
Yeah, I knew/know better, and he knows I do, but it is what it is.

Gary, it don't make much sense (to me) to...
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By RickBarbee
No, but I wish we were. I would like to see...

No, but I wish we were.

I would like to see Jones county go back to a one buck one doe limit, or at least that limit in a south zone.

The are a couple of pockets of good deer numbers in the...
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By RickBarbee
Well, we'll never know what he "could/would have...

Well, we'll never know what he "could/would have been".

Neighbor bordering me on the south killed him this afternoon.

Hopefully he spread some of them genetics before he got blasted.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By RickBarbee
This is not him in the back yard, but is a...

This is not him in the back yard, but is a picture of the deer, that was just in the back yard.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By RickBarbee
Just had one of his little brothers inside the...

Just had one of his little brothers inside the fence in my back yard.

Pretty cool day, considering this is the first time in over 30 years of living here, that we've had a deer in the yard during...
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep. I won't shoot him, but I bet one of the...

Yep. I won't shoot him, but I bet one of the neighbors do.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By RickBarbee
Age this buck

He's a narrow 10 point, and I think he is only 2 years old.

Hope he survives the season, but around here it's doubtful. :(

https://image.ibb.co/mVvvx0/10-point-11152018.jpg

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Still trying. Better, but not better enough. ...

Still trying.
Better, but not better enough.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-15-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Don't admire me, but thanks. :) I do love the...

Don't admire me, but thanks. :)
I do love the challenge of it.

Got 3 more tries to maybe redeem myself.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Made up a little ground with today's shot, but...

Made up a little ground with today's shot, but not enough.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 563
Posted By RickBarbee
Happy Birthday !!!

Happy Birthday !!!
Forum: Traditional 11-13-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Well shoot. :D Nice shot Ellis. :) Rick

Well shoot. :D

Nice shot Ellis. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-13-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By RickBarbee
I truly believe, that having someone to teach you...

I truly believe, that having someone to teach you the basics of proper form, and execution of the shot is very beneficial to the beginner.

Once you have a good handle on the basics, then you can...
Forum: Traditional 11-13-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By RickBarbee
I used to joke about my big girls and say: ...

I used to joke about my big girls and say:

"If you got stuck, I could pry your truck out of the mud with them, wipe the mud off, and continue shooting without ever breaking stride." :D
...
Forum: Traditional 11-12-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Never let it be said, that "I'm not a sporting...

Never let it be said, that "I'm not a sporting feller".

Braved the wind, cold, and snow (yes snow) to take a second shot.

Rules is rules. 1-5/8"

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By RickBarbee
I can't speak for the carbon laminated stuff, but...

I can't speak for the carbon laminated stuff, but the good old glass wood limbs (in my experience) yield a structural integrity making them capable of shooting a much lighter weight arrow (GPP wise),...
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By RickBarbee
When you say a while back, you're correct. It was...

When you say a while back, you're correct. It was quite a while back. 1994 I believe.

It was supposed to be 75 @ 29.5, but yeah it turned out to be quite a bit mor'n that.

Yes on the 300 indoor...
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
I marked against, and around the shaft with a...

I marked against, and around the shaft with a sharpie before pulling the arrow, and removing the target from the butt.

It made it easier to see where the shaft actually was. I suggest everyone do...
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By RickBarbee
Among the mass produced bows like Bear, Martin,...

Among the mass produced bows like Bear, Martin, etc, many of the heavy draw weights (over 65#), were custom orders for heavy, but the vast majority of them to hit the market were heavy by accident.
...
Forum: Traditional 11-11-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 551
Posted By RickBarbee
Traditional FSC Week 46

Use a straight edge, and place a small X or + at the center of an 8.5" X 11" sheet of blank white paper. If you don't want to go to the trouble of marking the paper yourself, you can print this image...
Forum: Traditional 11-06-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By RickBarbee
Stuff happens. I'm not trying to be...

Stuff happens.

I'm not trying to be condescending, or mean in any way with the following question.

Are you looking for suggestions, and/or a push in one direction, or the other?

I'm not the...
Forum: Traditional 11-06-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By RickBarbee
My match sucks. LOL That's 4" I'll take...

My match sucks. LOL

That's 4"

I'll take it. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-06-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By RickBarbee
Me being a birthday boy today, I decided to treat...

Me being a birthday boy today, I decided to treat myself to a second chance at this.

I actually followed the instructions this time. :D

Still 5". Oh well, at least I'm consistent. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-05-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By RickBarbee
I did put up some new cardboard, so the holes...

I did put up some new cardboard, so the holes would be nice & clean though. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By RickBarbee
With the bow being cut negative 3/16", and...

With the bow being cut negative 3/16", and assuming a 1/16" thick strike plate material, the arrow's inside is setting at negative 1/8"

The calculator shows a perfect arrow/bow match up with your...
Forum: Traditional 11-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By RickBarbee
I don't follow directions very well apparently. ...

I don't follow directions very well apparently.

I went ahead, and lightly marked all the lines in pencil,
Then turned the pencil marks against the target butt.
You can barley see the marks in...
Forum: Traditional 11-04-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By RickBarbee
If I get a chance to do this, I may do the...

If I get a chance to do this, I may do the shooting "before" the folding, because I can see the lines of the folds from 30 yards easily. From 7 they look like sharpie marker lines.

Just an added...
Forum: Traditional 11-04-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By RickBarbee
If it tunes perfect, then it's likely right :),...

If it tunes perfect, then it's likely right :), but it's all also dependent on the length of the arrow to BOP, it's GPI, and the diameter of the shaft.

The aftermath isn't listed in the...
Forum: Traditional 11-03-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By RickBarbee
String Walking And It's Effect On Bow Noise

String walking certainly can be louder on the shot, but it does not have to be, and definitely not significantly so.
Just as with everything else related to our equipment, it boils down to tuning....
Forum: Traditional 11-03-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,373
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm not an instinctive shooter "per say", and...

I'm not an instinctive shooter "per say", and it's definitely not my preferred form of shooting for most shots. That don't mean I don't believe it exists, and can't do it if I need, or want to.

I...
Forum: Traditional 11-03-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By RickBarbee
It is only a slight collapse, which looks worse...

It is only a slight collapse, which looks worse than it is due to the quiver induced torque of the bow.

It's more of a thing I feel, than see, although the video did confirm that feeling for me....
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By RickBarbee
My bow arm collapsed on every shot in this last...

My bow arm collapsed on every shot in this last video..

I normally don't do that, but am tired, plus I was shooting at my broadhead target, which is setting head high. I think the upward angle may...
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By RickBarbee
I've never been able to improve my accuracy using...

I've never been able to improve my accuracy using a dynamic release, but it's no worse either. It just boils down to "more movement" for me.

I'm a control freak, and the static release makes me...
Forum: Traditional 11-02-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By RickBarbee
It's been a long while since I used a dynamic...

It's been a long while since I used a dynamic release.

This is just 5 cold shots for Coach Arne to evaluate.

I just let it happen, without trying to enhance, or over emphasize it.

Any & All...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 669
Posted By RickBarbee
I am NOT going to shoot my wife's trash can again...

I am NOT going to shoot my wife's trash can again just to try to beat this. :D

Great shot. ;)b :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By RickBarbee
The fletch orientation didn't change my point ons...

The fletch orientation didn't change my point ons any.

The cock fletch in just made my shots much more forgiving to things like an errant release, etc.

That don't mean you'll always get away...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By RickBarbee
I wasn't trying to point to my shooting as being...

I wasn't trying to point to my shooting as being anything great.
I honestly want/need, and appreciate advice.

The point of this was (actually a couple of points).

(Point #1)
You need to have...
Forum: Traditional 10-31-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By RickBarbee
I never knew the name of the knot either, until...

I never knew the name of the knot either, until someone informed me of it after I made the video.

Been using it for years in both archery applications, and fishing.
Always called it a whip tie...
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