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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 583
Posted By Trumpkin
Some of the more data inclined trad guys have...

Some of the more data inclined trad guys have been testing penetration force of various fixed blades recently. Pretty shocking to see how well some of the wider cut on contact heads are performing. ...
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By Trumpkin
Day 2

Back still jacked up... broke out the sissy bow. First shot was a fletching 12, but just outside. Second one a bit higher.
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Forum: Traditional 08-10-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Trumpkin
My Black Widow PMA is a tack driver. It's a...

My Black Widow PMA is a tack driver. It's a little louder than I like. It's not as sexy as a Primal Tech. But it just shoots too good to justify swapping it out for something else.

My buddies love...
Forum: Traditional 08-10-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By Trumpkin
Day one, no photos. My lower back is all jacked...

Day one, no photos. My lower back is all jacked up and didn't like me kneeling down to shoot. Just under/ just over for my two arrows.
Forum: Traditional 08-09-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By Trumpkin
Fun call Ellis! Shame I already shot my bow...

Fun call Ellis! Shame I already shot my bow today. I'll have to remember to fire this one up for tomorrow!
Forum: Traditional 08-09-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Trumpkin
Well, the Whip is safe with you. I would need the...

Well, the Whip is safe with you. I would need the fancy new 10x grip to switch back to a Toelke. As for elk, it isn't in the cards this season. I'll just be pounding the public lands here in TX.
Forum: Traditional 08-09-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By Trumpkin
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,491
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm telling ya, you're overthinking the h-e...

I'm telling ya, you're overthinking the h-e double hockeysticks out of this. Iron Will wides are excellent penetrating heads. They get razor sharp. They've killed elk for you already.

If your bow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,491
Posted By Trumpkin
That's all you need on an elk, barring extreme...

That's all you need on an elk, barring extreme quartering shots. I know you didn't find that elk, but I'd nearly guarantee it died.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,491
Posted By Trumpkin
Trad guys kill elk all the time with 550-650...

Trad guys kill elk all the time with 550-650 grain logs, that leave the bow at 160fps... elk aren't rhinos.

As someone who has killed elk with stickbows (and rifles), I am perfectly comfortable...
Forum: Traditional 08-08-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By Trumpkin
Split finger doesn't really give you any...

Split finger doesn't really give you any advantages over 3 under if you want to shoot instinctively. 3 under is actually more helpful with instinctive shooting because the arrow is closer to your...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Trumpkin
Boy, isn't that the truth! It's just a wonderful...

Boy, isn't that the truth! It's just a wonderful feeling to slip through the woods with a longbow or recurve in hand.
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By Trumpkin
Gapping is more accurate for me. think of it like...

Gapping is more accurate for me. think of it like shotgun vs. rifle shooting.

You can learn how to do this here:
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179278

And I've...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By Trumpkin
There's multiple things that can cause...

There's multiple things that can cause inconsistency. In order of operations I'd say
1. switch to 3 under and a hard gap sight system
2. nail down your form
3. address any mental issues

In...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Trumpkin
Work has had me tearing my hair out lately, and I...

Work has had me tearing my hair out lately, and I finally snapped. Tore out the door as soon as it was quitting time, and got in some pig hunting/stump shooting. First time in the wild for this...
Forum: Traditional 07-29-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Trumpkin
A lot of times that difference will be minimal....

A lot of times that difference will be minimal. Some bows are more sensitive to tune, and some archers are more sensitive to tune. I think it also depends on how far away from 10 gpp you are. If...
Forum: Traditional 07-28-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By Trumpkin
You're gonna have to teach me the ways of the...

You're gonna have to teach me the ways of the force! Maybe at the next AAC club shoot.
Forum: Traditional 07-28-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By Trumpkin
Well that explains a LOT! You're a hopeless case...

Well that explains a LOT! You're a hopeless case then. It was nice knowing ya. :D:D:D
Forum: Traditional 07-27-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By Trumpkin
CamoQuest hit the nail on the head! I'll still...

CamoQuest hit the nail on the head! I'll still shoot with Gary any day (Dunno about that Bisch character though). Questions like this can be very helpful for troubleshooting issues. You do have to...
Forum: Traditional 07-27-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang Gary, who whizzed in your wheaties? No one's...

Dang Gary, who whizzed in your wheaties? No one's saying you can't shoot good without a finger sling, or a wrist sling. Just saying that you can reduce your bow hand torque by using a simple tool....
Forum: Traditional 07-27-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By Trumpkin
Pistols and bows are different tools, with...

Pistols and bows are different tools, with different requirements. You don't put your entire body under 40-50 lbs of tension parallel to the forces of a pistol's recoil. You have to let the bow jump...
Forum: Traditional 07-26-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Trumpkin
The course was fun! Other than the uphill shots...

The course was fun! Other than the uphill shots into the rising sun, but I can't say that was the cause of my poor shooting. Had a great time shooting with Bisch and BillyJack
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,980
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang it, I goobered this one up. Hopefully the...

Dang it, I goobered this one up. Hopefully the edit works right.

Long story made short, I got stuck up a creek on this hunt, with the wind keeping me from paddling back across the lake. So I went...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,980
Posted By Trumpkin
Lots of cool stuff posted so far! I didn't pull...

Lots of cool stuff posted so far! I didn't pull it off last year, but I've always wanted to pull a big old buck out of some public land hole in a canoe. I'll probably give it another go this fall!...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 07-21-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By Trumpkin
Pretty sure I know that buck. If not, I know his...

Pretty sure I know that buck. If not, I know his brother.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,980
Posted By Trumpkin
Nothing boring about that! Good hunting photos...

Nothing boring about that! Good hunting photos don't have to be LDP's.
Forum: Traditional 07-20-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By Trumpkin
It's your bow hand that needs training. Don't get...

It's your bow hand that needs training. Don't get me wrong, some grips are harder to shoot well than others... but make yourself a simple finger sling, and work on letting the bow jump out of your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,980
Posted By Trumpkin
Lots of cool stories to go with y'alls photos! ...

Lots of cool stories to go with y'alls photos!
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,980
Posted By Trumpkin
Smart, you can post a many as you want. Just...

Smart, you can post a many as you want. Just gotta be hunting season 2021
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,980
Posted By Trumpkin
Heck of a buck, and it looks like family in that...

Heck of a buck, and it looks like family in that photo Quackerbox! Great picture.
Forum: Traditional 07-20-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Trumpkin
BillyJack. I'd be willing to bet it'll be 30...

BillyJack. I'd be willing to bet it'll be 30 targets. And Austin Archery Club sets some wicked cool courses! I'd rank it up there with Vanderpool for terrain and features. Expect a good mix of short...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,980
Posted By Trumpkin
Favorite Hunting Photos From 2021

Post em up! I'll kick it off with one from a Texas draw hunt.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 13,860
Posted By Trumpkin
For the love of all that is good and holy, is it...

For the love of all that is good and holy, is it hunting season yet?!?!

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(now I'm teasing, lol)
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-19-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12,687
Views: 1,482,999
Posted By Trumpkin
Why? So I can die of heat exhaustion?

Why? So I can die of heat exhaustion?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 13,860
Posted By Trumpkin
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,517
Posted By Trumpkin
So you're saying you're a high fence buck? :D

So you're saying you're a high fence buck? :D
Forum: Traditional 07-18-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Trumpkin
Not in the area, sorry. But in the early part of...

Not in the area, sorry. But in the early part of the year (Jan-June) you can attend a ton of 3D trad shoots put on by ASA, IBO, or TBoT.
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Trumpkin
It is at the Austin Archery Club. Austin...

It is at the Austin Archery Club.

Austin Archery Club, 4095 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
Forum: Traditional 07-16-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm there in spirit. Trying to send an emissary...

I'm there in spirit. Trying to send an emissary on my behalf... right, tradman?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,619
Posted By Trumpkin
Awesome! What a great necro thread to resurrect! ...

Awesome! What a great necro thread to resurrect!

How about some more Avatar?
Avatar - Torn Apart (Official Music Video) - YouTube

Best creepy song ever:
Avatar - Bloody Angel - YouTube

and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 13,860
Posted By Trumpkin
I don't have a dog in this fight. I am happy to...

I don't have a dog in this fight. I am happy to believe my eyes from an airplane. But if you want to prove or disprove the notion of the earth rotating around a central axis (a.k.a. it's spherical),...
Forum: Traditional 07-14-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Trumpkin
You're waaaay too stiff on spine. I'm tuning some...

You're waaaay too stiff on spine. I'm tuning some new limbs right now. Black Widow PMA Carbon's... 64" bow, 3/16" past center shot, and ~50@32. With 33" 400's I am showing slightly stiff readings...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm a member. There's one target on their...

I'm a member. There's one target on their bowhunter course that can be stretched to 75-80 yards. You might be able to get more on the field archery course.
Forum: Traditional 07-13-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Trumpkin
You and your family are in my prayers bud!

You and your family are in my prayers bud!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Trumpkin
I've fished bamboo a bit. An old Orvis that was...

I've fished bamboo a bit. An old Orvis that was loaned to me for the day. It's heavy, it's slow, it roll casts like a dream, and it's an awesome experience to catch fish on it.

But if you aren't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,862
Posted By Trumpkin
Thanks for all the help fellas. Sounds like I'd...

Thanks for all the help fellas. Sounds like I'd need to find a pay to play hunt if I want to kill a gator around here.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,862
Posted By Trumpkin
So no gator hunts on public, other than the draw...

So no gator hunts on public, other than the draw hunts?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,862
Posted By Trumpkin
:D:D:D Glad I'm not the only one!

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Glad I'm not the only one!
Forum: Traditional 07-11-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Trumpkin
Ya know, I hadn't even thought about a squirrel...

Ya know, I hadn't even thought about a squirrel sticking party... Might need to start the show sooner than I originally figured!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,862
Posted By Trumpkin
Alligators... in English, please?

Can someone provide a translation of the TPW regs into comprehendible English, for someone who'd love to skewer an alligator with their bow? I can't figure out if you can hunt them on public or...
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