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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-14-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Rat
I'm not defending the Solid heads (never used...

I'm not defending the Solid heads (never used them), but on most fixed blade broadheads the bleeder blade is designed to break away when hitting bone.

IIRC it was Fred Bear who championed the use...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-14-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 112,382
Posted By Rat
Yes, about 1% or so. I shoot the exact same...

Yes, about 1% or so. I shoot the exact same shafts and changing from stacked weights and Alu. inserts to a Brass insert gave me about a 1% bump. Regardless, they are just easier to build. Even though...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-13-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By Rat
This is common for "adjustable draw length" cam...

This is common for "adjustable draw length" cam systems, modules are a little better, but not much. Some speed will be lost due tot he shorter power stroke, but adjustable cams are just not as...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-11-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,820
Posted By Rat
And this is why we shoot heavier arrows. When we...

And this is why we shoot heavier arrows. When we make a bad shot, or the animals move enough, we can still get a pass through. We build for worst case scenario.

I'm not trying to convert you,...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-11-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,820
Posted By Rat
Because we can...

Because we can...
Forum: 3D/Tournament 06-11-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By Rat
For ASA it is 50 yards (for known 50 class) and I...

For ASA it is 50 yards (for known 50 class) and I think it is 45 for regular club shoots in the open/elite class.

Contact Robert for specifics.
Robert Garcia (512) 296-9951
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-10-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Rat
Reign 7 for me out of those two choices. I've...

Reign 7 for me out of those two choices. I've never liked Elite, not sure why, but they don't link up to me very well.

Of course, I ended up with the Prime Logic because that's what fit me best. ...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-06-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Rat
That's impressive, AND it works with my Stepps!...

That's impressive, AND it works with my Stepps! Definitely going to be getting one. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-06-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Rat
This thread is worthless without pictures...

This thread is worthless without pictures...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-31-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Rat
Gold Tip Tip Grip No need for the bore brush...

Gold Tip Tip Grip
No need for the bore brush either, just cut, square (if you do that) then clean with Acetone and a Q-Tip and glue up the insert.

Tip Grip also works great on vanes and...
Forum: 3D/Tournament 05-31-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By Rat
Yes, a walk up start (also called a California...

Yes, a walk up start (also called a California start or a Texas walk up start) can start any time as long as the last shooter is done by the stop time. Most clubs will also have a range of time that...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-27-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Rat
The mounting bracket was bending?

The mounting bracket was bending?
Forum: 3D/Tournament 05-20-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By Rat
Austin Area 3D shoots...

Austin Archery Club
https://austinarcheryclub.com/
1770-1792 City Park Road
Austin, Texas
78730

Rugged terrain with good elevation changes, some shade.

January 13 3D Tournament
February...
Forum: 3D/Tournament 05-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By Rat
Huaco Bowmen ASA Qualifier this weekend! 5/18-5/19

Hope to see a bunch of y'all there, sound off if you are going. This will be my first time shooting Huaco range!

We will be there Sunday (due to rain Saturday), shotgun start @ 10:00 AM, safety...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-15-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By Rat
Side/back bars are great when used and set up...

Side/back bars are great when used and set up correctly, and there are cheaper options, but...

Get what you want, chances are it will last you a lifetime, used is a good option, but there are a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-15-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11,551
Views: 1,127,278
Posted By Rat
Welcome to the suck! Pigs are tough and Granger...

Welcome to the suck! Pigs are tough and Granger pigs are exceptionally tough. It sounds like you are doing everything right, except maybe hitting the vitals.

I suggest you bone up on a wild pigs...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-12-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Rat
IF you have a double pointer it doesn't matter...

IF you have a double pointer it doesn't matter which pin is the floater, each pin has a pointer. It does matter how you set up and apply the tape though.

Apply the scale from Spot Hogg on the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-10-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Rat
I guess I'm old school, I still shoot broadheads...

I guess I'm old school, I still shoot broadheads into a sand trap; which I built just below my thirdhand target!
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Rat
IMO the most durable target for the money is a...

IMO the most durable target for the money is a bag target.

I built my own using Thirdhand Archery skins; it's 48 x 48 x 12 and it swivels so I can shoot both sides. Keep it covered and it will...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-09-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Rat
*Most* of the failures I see with QAD is the...

*Most* of the failures I see with QAD is the activation cord is not low enough on the down cable. The cable should be tied/clamped in at or just below the grip handle of the bow.

I think people...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-08-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Rat
Another good tip is to use a level horizontal...

Another good tip is to use a level horizontal mark (I use blue masking tape) instead of a bullseye. No need to worry about left/right and you will be able to see what all the arrow are doing quicker....
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-08-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Rat
You can set them for whatever distance you want;...

You can set them for whatever distance you want; most use 20, 30 and 40 when in the 'home' position and use the bottom pin as the reference pin for any other distance.

Using the bottom pin will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Rat
A few other notable brands are Mirro and Fagor...

A few other notable brands are Mirro and Fagor Duo.

The Fagor Duo is stainless steel, it's a good cooker and canner; I've used the 8 quart model but I prefer the analog gauge and weight system...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Rat
The Tommy Hogg is as good a fixed mount...

The Tommy Hogg is as good a fixed mount adjustable pin hunting sight as you will find.

I really like micro-adjust on my sights and this one has that; not that you will need it for hunting, but it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Rat
I have a 16 and 23 qt Presto that I have used for...

I have a 16 and 23 qt Presto that I have used for years, at least 20 years. The rubber seal will be fine if you take care of it, keep it oiled, and don't tear it up.

All American are great...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-06-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Rat
I agree with muddyfuzzy, that's a pretty...

I agree with muddyfuzzy, that's a pretty impressive arrow you got right now.

However, if speed is your thing you can definitely pick up a little by going lighter. Will it be enough to notice is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,994
Posted By Rat
Now that's a move in the right direction! Happy...

Now that's a move in the right direction! Happy for ya brother!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,771
Posted By Rat
Easy enough to do, make a home made version of a...

Easy enough to do, make a home made version of a Dinty More Beef Stew. Just gotta remember, if you use multiple ingredients, you must process to the longest time (which is usually meat).

I like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,771
Posted By Rat
Another convert!

Another convert!
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-02-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Rat
All are very good sights but I give the nod to...

All are very good sights but I give the nod to the Spot Hogg and HHA. I like the bigger knob closer to the sight. The bigger knob spreads out the marks so they are easier to see for me. I also like...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-02-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Rat
Yea, that's one thing you will not have to worry...

Yea, that's one thing you will not have to worry about; everything goes back in and zeroes perfectly. Just hit the same divot each time and you are done.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-02-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rat
It may not be physics, but it makes more sense. ...

It may not be physics, but it makes more sense.

The problem I have, and many others will as well, is that you use the bow to both prove and disprove that 3 gr = 1 FPS.

I think we need to keep...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-02-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rat
And my position is that the greater Ke is due to...

And my position is that the greater Ke is due to the increase in mass of the arrow. I postulate that part of the Ke increase is due to the greater mass of the arrow and part is due to the more...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-01-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rat
How do you know if the increased Ke of the...

How do you know if the increased Ke of the heavier arrow is due to an increase in mass or higher bow efficiency; or, what percentage of the Ke increase is due to one or the other?

You say the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-30-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Rat
But rabbit holes are so much fun, and so is beer!...

But rabbit holes are so much fun, and so is beer!

Most new shooters need points on shooting form rather than the mechanics of the bow.

Peep height is not universal; "so you can see through it"...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-30-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rat
This is true only if the weight of the arrow...

This is true only if the weight of the arrow doesn't change. If you shoot a heavier arrow, how do you know the increase in Ke isn't due to the increased mass only?
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-30-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rat
This is an interesting thought experiment... ...

This is an interesting thought experiment...

If the measure of a bows efficiency is how much (as a percentage) of it's energy is transferred to the arrow, ho how we define that?

Energy in...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-29-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Rat
Whatever you spend on the wife will be returned...

Whatever you spend on the wife will be returned to you tenfold! It may not be in the Bible, but it should be!
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-29-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Rat
Is this the first shot out of the PAPS? If so,...

Is this the first shot out of the PAPS? If so, that's pretty danged impressive!

That sure would cut down on my arrow tuning time.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-29-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Rat
This may be painfully simple, but why not just...

This may be painfully simple, but why not just practice with the lighted nocks you will be using for hunting?

Buy two packages, one for practice, one for hunting.

On edit: I see KD350 made the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-29-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rat
First law of thermodynamics (conservation of...

First law of thermodynamics (conservation of energy): Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it only be transferred or changed into another form of energy. (that's pretty close anyway)

If...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-29-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Rat
Of course, I'm going to be the lone voice again...

Of course, I'm going to be the lone voice again on this topic. I don't like "grow with you bows" for adults who aren't growing. They are great for young archers who can grow 6 inches in a year, but...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-29-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Rat
Another vote for the Fast Eddie. Once you use the...

Another vote for the Fast Eddie. Once you use the MRT rings in different light conditions you will love them, they flat out work great.

The light, not so much, eats batteries like crazy, mine did...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-24-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Rat
Not true at all, there are many people who hunt...

Not true at all, there are many people who hunt with back tension releases very successfully.

I use both a thumb trigger and hinge while hunting. I use a yield/rotation firing engine and it works...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-23-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Rat
I can run them through a ballistic program when I...

I can run them through a ballistic program when I get home tonight, but just looking at the chart, the 340 is right on the line with 75 gr insert. Recommendation is to go stiffer when on the line,...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-18-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Rat
Since it does it only when the slider is all the...

Since it does it only when the slider is all the way up it could be the rail, it might be slightly out of spec on that end.

Black Gold has excellent customer service, I would send it back to them...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-18-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Rat
Both, as you correct the angle, both horizontal...

Both, as you correct the angle, both horizontal and vertical, they will naturally come together.

If they don't, which is possible, we start looking for a form problem. The most common in this...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-17-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Rat
Yea, well you know...:cool: Sometimes my brain...

Yea, well you know...:cool:
Sometimes my brain doesn't translate very well. I have to think about tuning from the strings (power stroke) standpoint, I can't use association like some can.

So,...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-17-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Rat
First, you will need to decide if you want the...

First, you will need to decide if you want the top pin or the bottom pin as the reference (also called the floater) pin. Most people use the bottom as the reference pin as this gives them as much...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 04-16-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Rat
I just want to correct my previous post, not sure...

I just want to correct my previous post, not sure what I was thinking yesterday morning when I posted that, but...

IF broadheads are hitting to the right (a left tear) then you need to move the...
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