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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By antiparadigm
I have been using the Spot hogg "The wiseguy". So...

I have been using the Spot hogg "The wiseguy". So far I really like it, especially the boa version. There is 0 trigger travel whatsoever. My groups are just as good as with my backtension release.
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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-04-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By antiparadigm
Just curious, is it easier to push the broadhead...

Just curious, is it easier to push the broadhead through or pull it out? On foam I find it easier to keep pushing it the rest of the way out, then unscrew it and pull arrow back.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By antiparadigm
Bag TARGETS SUCK (hurricane and yellow jacket)....

Bag TARGETS SUCK (hurricane and yellow jacket). No outserts and must use bullet points. Any foam or rubber target is 100% better. I have heard good things about it's durability and weatherproof...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-03-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By antiparadigm
That worked. Looks solid. Thanks Sent from...

That worked. Looks solid. Thanks

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-03-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By antiparadigm
Hmm, whatever you posted it's not showing for me....

Hmm, whatever you posted it's not showing for me. Shows a broken link.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-05-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By antiparadigm
It's going to be personal preference. Higher 85% ...

It's going to be personal preference. Higher 85% letoff will let you hold up longer, but may not be as solid feeling, and will make a slightly slower arrow. Basically the opposite for 80 percent....
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-01-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,475
Posted By antiparadigm
He reminds me of a co-worker of mine. Funny guy....

He reminds me of a co-worker of mine. Funny guy. Like my coworker though, he is great in small doses! Lol

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-01-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,475
Posted By antiparadigm
Yea not a bad idea. Sent from my Mi 9T...

Yea not a bad idea.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-01-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,475
Posted By antiparadigm
I have seen some people still trying to reach out...

I have seen some people still trying to reach out at 40 or 50 on whitetail with massively heavy arrows and medium draw weights, and it just makes me nervous. For pigs or elk sure. Bears even. But...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 01-01-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,475
Posted By antiparadigm
Those iron will are beasts. I am going to move to...

Those iron will are beasts. I am going to move to some grizzly stick heads soon. Give them a try too.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-31-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,475
Posted By antiparadigm
I had the ethics archery spinning inserts in my...

I had the ethics archery spinning inserts in my victory extortion arrows, and they got bent up really quick and wouldn't spin. The inserts were 125 grains each. I took them out and put the factory...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-31-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,475
Posted By antiparadigm
For me I believe it all depends on what you're...

For me I believe it all depends on what you're hunting. If you're huntin whitetail in Texas, a super heavy arrow is overrated. Especially like the central Texas whitetail they are super skittish, and...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-22-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By antiparadigm
Gas Bowstrings are pricey, but they last twice as...

Gas Bowstrings are pricey, but they last twice as long as most others. Just changed my first set after three years of regular shooting.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By antiparadigm
The only Viking archery I can find is in San...

The only Viking archery I can find is in San Antonio... And it still looks open.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-12-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By antiparadigm
For whitetails you can use just about anything,...

For whitetails you can use just about anything, shot placement is the biggest variable. You can get the rage hypos really cheap. Also the NAP Spitfire Double-cross are available even at Walmart but...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-10-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,588
Posted By antiparadigm
Similarly I just switched from QAD HDX to Trophy...

Similarly I just switched from QAD HDX to Trophy taker Smackdown pro. Love it so far, but my recommendation is to get something that is micro adjustable. Makes tuning so so much easier!

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Forum: Photography 12-04-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By antiparadigm
This happens too: Issue is that the sky is...

This happens too:

Issue is that the sky is blown out white because the time of day. If that's all you have you gotta work with it, but in this example at the back is still better.

Sorry for the...
Forum: Photography 12-04-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By antiparadigm
So in these two random examples from Google, both...

So in these two random examples from Google, both were shot at the golden hour...

The one with just the girl is without flash...
The one with the couple is with flash.

Big difference, both...
Forum: Photography 12-04-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By antiparadigm
Sun at the back or to the side, Side is best, but...

Sun at the back or to the side, Side is best, but landscape doesn't move for you... and use a bright flash. If you put the sun in front everyone will be squinting and skin will get blown out,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,798
Posted By antiparadigm
UA barren. Works pretty well. Wears well as...

UA barren. Works pretty well. Wears well as street clothes too

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By antiparadigm
A train blew it's horn and sent this guy dashing...

A train blew it's horn and sent this guy dashing across the road. I posthumously award him the name Harvey Dent. One broken side of his antlers, and the dent in my car. RIP buddy

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By antiparadigm
Scouting Public land and Big Buck Down...

So I was scouting out some land in New Waverly to hunt on, and on my way home this...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-10-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By antiparadigm
My thoughts:, don't get the NAP Apache stabilizer...

My thoughts:, don't get the NAP Apache stabilizer with the light, it is crap I have returned three due to breaking or not being manufactured correctly. I had one with no way to get the battery out....
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-05-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By antiparadigm
I believe that will work fine. I'd use that bee...

I believe that will work fine. I'd use that bee stinger up front and the Apex in rear. The rear stabilizer will help that pin from dropping as much. Start with little to no weight and then add a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-05-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By antiparadigm
DIY Stabilizer V2

Took some old broken arrows, and a NAP Apache stabilizer I bought at academy on clearance for 10 bucks, and some salvaged weights and ended up with this: it weighs like nothing (except the weights on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By antiparadigm
I don't think it is a thing anymore. I think it...

I don't think it is a thing anymore. I think it is all in hunter Ed now.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,950
Posted By antiparadigm
And culled used to be killed. Lol don't change...

And culled used to be killed. Lol don't change for the sensitive types. That's an ever-moving target!! [emoji51]

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-03-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By antiparadigm
It's all about your arms and the start weight of...

It's all about your arms and the start weight of the bow. My Martin Max only weighs 3.9 lbs bare,and so the pin moves quite a bit at full draw. If I'm only shooting 20 yards, it's no big deal, but...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-03-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By antiparadigm
Just a thought, if you get Wild game innovation...

Just a thought, if you get Wild game innovation cameras they supposedly have special sync features for HuntStand, so you can help manage your property from your phone/computer.
...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-03-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By antiparadigm
May mean that you need to add a weight to the...

May mean that you need to add a weight to the back to counteract that. Here is a good video I found about it. Watched it not too long ago myself. https://youtu.be/DBdQRABcXw4

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Forum: It's All About the Video 11-03-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By antiparadigm
I use the DJI osmo mobile 2 and a gorilla pod...

I use the DJI osmo mobile 2 and a gorilla pod tripod. I can record easily fr my phone and get front facing and forward facing videos easily.

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Forum: It's All About the Video 11-03-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By antiparadigm
IMHO Deer in Texas don't respond well at all to...

IMHO Deer in Texas don't respond well at all to these sweet baits. Ive tried this, deer Caine, and beet crush, and persimmon crush and they don't touch it. Hogs came in and ate it up though.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 11-03-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By antiparadigm
I stopped in there last season and it was nice...

I stopped in there last season and it was nice owner is really knowledgeable and even though he had never worked with my Martin bow before he figured it out, go me all tuned up and shooting bullet...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-25-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By antiparadigm
I've been wanting to get me own saddle. Just...

I've been wanting to get me own saddle. Just seems like a good way to do it. I'd be curious how all day sits go...

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-25-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By antiparadigm
Guy has an animal down and he's showing nocks......

Guy has an animal down and he's showing nocks... Lol good job!

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 10-25-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By antiparadigm
If you're replacing the whole housing, and it...

If you're replacing the whole housing, and it bolts into specific drilled holes on the sight rail (or vise versa), it should be ok... but if it's slotted I wouldnt trust it. (Does that make sense?)
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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,888
Posted By antiparadigm
I was working on my draw and accidentally...

I was working on my draw and accidentally dry-fired once. It was fine, when they test most newer bows that is part of testing. The most common dry fire failure is the string breaking or coming off...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By antiparadigm
Just switched from the Victory VAP's to the...

Just switched from the Victory VAP's to the Victory Xtorsion. Hoping the stainless weave will prove effective. So far the hit like jackhammers. My VAPs were coming in at 420 grains and I was getting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By antiparadigm
Not sure about online, but positive about the...

Not sure about online, but positive about the store! Check the Rage Hypo (original) prices. If they are 24.99 then yes.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By antiparadigm
Yea I had the Lumenocks and couldn't stand them....

Yea I had the Lumenocks and couldn't stand them. They didn't work well with any arrow I tried, my main ones now being the Victory Xtorsion.

The Nockturnal activate much much more reliably, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By antiparadigm
Cabela's Huge Sale

I'm sure some of you know this but Cabela's is having a huge sale on Lots of things, but Rage Hypodermics and Nockturnal lighted nocks are like HALF OFF! Some Targets are on sale too.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,239
Posted By antiparadigm
I was thinking : is that a high fence deer that...

I was thinking : is that a high fence deer that escaped the pen? Or did ol boy just hand the rancher a wad of cash and take the shot there?! Lol

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-23-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By antiparadigm
I'll start by replacing the launcher, then go to...

I'll start by replacing the launcher, then go to that. Thanks

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-23-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By antiparadigm
That's what was odd. It was in spec. I took the...

That's what was odd. It was in spec. I took the flipper off of the rest to refelt it, and adjusted the rest a little, (knowing I would have to re-tune) then put it back on. Think I'll just have to...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By antiparadigm
This is a Martin Max 33. I originally did just...

This is a Martin Max 33. I originally did just that with lining it up and leveling it and it was beautiful (said my OCD). But the arrow was not flying correctly. In order for it to fly right, I have...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-22-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By antiparadigm
If I raised my nock point, theoretically it would...

If I raised my nock point, theoretically it would help, but then my arrow would be pointing downward even more at full draw... That doesn't seem right.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By antiparadigm
That's where it was from the factory. Before all...

That's where it was from the factory. Before all of this it was in the same place.

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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-22-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By antiparadigm
Bare shaft tuning issues

Need some help from people more experienced than I at tuning. I rearranged some gear on my bow, and so I went to tune it up again, but am having some issues doing it myself.

So I leveled the rest...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-18-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,457
Posted By antiparadigm
Personal story: I shoot the Victory VAP arrows at...

Personal story: I shoot the Victory VAP arrows at 445 grains (125gr head) at 292 fps. They actually increase penetration vs "similar" (broad statement) arrows due to the micro diameter of the arrow,...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 03-18-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By antiparadigm
I just sold my optimizer lite and my TG Ranger...

I just sold my optimizer lite and my TG Ranger Rover Pro for the Fast Eddie XL 2 pin. I like that the fast Eddie has multiple housing rings so peep alignment is easy even with it out to it's furthest...
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