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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2021, 07:52 AM
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Posted By PigOPs
I took it in and called another. Mathews wonít...

I took it in and called another. Mathews wonít sell a bearing, only a cam. Wanted $130 for it. Closest pro shop is also an hour away.

I also quite enjoy having the ability to work on my own...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By PigOPs
Timken 33PP5 if you ever need to know....

Timken 33PP5 if you ever need to know. Disappointed that Mathews used Chinese bearings. No wonder one busted.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By PigOPs
yea ssr3r pulls up a bearing but I canít find the...

yea ssr3r pulls up a bearing but I canít find the ssr3rs or ssr3r5


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By PigOPs
Can anybody help with bearing ID?

My chill x had a bearing go out and Iím an hour from the nearest shop and the one I called wanted me to bring the bow by to ďorderĒ the bearing which means two trips and paying someone to do what I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-07-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,466
Posted By PigOPs
I've been toying with this for a year or two......

I've been toying with this for a year or two... I'd love to see what some others have done. How small a room can you comfortable clean a deer in?
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-02-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By PigOPs
Anyone shoot me a vid of what a normal arrow...

Anyone shoot me a vid of what a normal arrow looks like? Iíll pm you my number.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-01-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By PigOPs
Yes. I do hold it. Itís just odd that all my...

Yes. I do hold it. Itís just odd that all my arrows do it to some degree.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-01-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By PigOPs
Also a specific question about the arrow tester....

Also a specific question about the arrow tester. Should the wheels wobble? Mine do. I feel like that has to affect the spin and perceived wobble of the arrow. Iíll call pine ridge tomorrow and ask. ...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-01-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By PigOPs
Please Help!! Arrow inspector expectations.

Itís an outlaw. Bare shaft. Iím starting to think they are just garbage but Iíve heard a lot of good reviews. I have the g5 squaring tool. Cut on a Weston saw. Cut both ends.

I shot three arrows...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-01-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By PigOPs
Please Help!! Arrow inspector expectations.

I got a pine ridge arrow inspector today and I canít get an arrow in my shop to spin ďtrueĒ. I donít know what I should be expecting. The tool itself does not seem very precise. Iíve tried different...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-02-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By PigOPs
I have a 12.5" and I shoot animals out to 300...

I have a 12.5" and I shoot animals out to 300 yards regularly. I honestly think 18" is the sweet spot for most people and 20-22" is too long. If you're handloading you may can squeak out a little...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,620
Posted By PigOPs
I found some merino wool socks by a company...

I found some merino wool socks by a company called meriwool. That with some insulated neoprene boots keeps my feet pretty warm


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,620
Posted By PigOPs
That's a fair question. I am talking about the...

That's a fair question. I am talking about the coldest days we face. 20s-30s

I agree with the layering suggestion and actually do have some different brands of base layers.

I would really like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,620
Posted By PigOPs
Staying warm in the treestand on a budget.

I would love to be able to afford first lite or sitka gear but I can't justify the money at this point in my life. Thought I would pull together some green screen experience on staying warm on a...
Forum: Traditional 06-22-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,689
Posted By PigOPs
Iíve been wanting to do this. Thought Iíd give it...

Iíve been wanting to do this. Thought Iíd give it a shot. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200623/5cf5bf671724c1a81e646a7e9dbcd9ee.jpg

1st: 1 3/4Ē
2nd: 7/8Ē
3rd: 1 1/4
Total: 3 7/8Ē

This...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,135
Posted By PigOPs
Just now finding this.. awesome work! Have you...

Just now finding this.. awesome work! Have you considered using bows from time to time to kill them. Would be good practice and it's a big enough pen that it wouldn't necessarily be easy.
Forum: Traditional 06-12-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 839
Posted By PigOPs
Satori Limbs

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770900

Make me an offer. Iím trying to buy new limbs
Forum: Traditional 08-06-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By PigOPs
Boss Longbow in the classifieds

Just a heads up.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=737220
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,434
Posted By PigOPs
Really?? I am in Meridian. Myatt didn’t show up...

Really?? I am in Meridian. Myatt didn’t show up on the pure gas website. Do you know what octane?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,434
Posted By PigOPs
Is Ethanol Free Worth The Hassle?

I recently purchased a Merc 4 stroke 15hp. It is the older model with a carb. Iíve read a lot on the pros of using E-free gas but best I can tell I live 45 minutes from the nearest station that sells...
Forum: Traditional 06-26-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 399,383
Posted By PigOPs
It says 47# @28". I'm pulling 55# @30ish if my...

It says 47# @28". I'm pulling 55# @30ish if my scale is reading accurately. It's certainly not cut to center but I'd have to measure what it is cut to...
Forum: Traditional 06-20-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 399,383
Posted By PigOPs
SHORT VERSION: I’m a pastor that has gone from...

SHORT VERSION:
I’m a pastor that has gone from hunting with an AR to building my own longbows and plan to stick some critters with this one.

LONG VERSION:
Sacajawea landed safely this morning...
Forum: Traditional 06-16-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 399,383
Posted By PigOPs
I sent my addy to Bisch last night. Excited to...

I sent my addy to Bisch last night. Excited to get the bow and wouldn’t have dreamed that I’d be first in line. My plan is to try and dust some pigs with it while it’s in my possession. I’ll work on...
Forum: Traditional 05-13-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,446
Posted By PigOPs
I didn't see me on the list?

I didn't see me on the list?
Forum: Traditional 05-07-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,446
Posted By PigOPs
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Traditional 04-28-2019, 11:41 PM
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Views: 49,832
Posted By PigOPs
Look at this penetration. Iím running a 55#...

Look at this penetration. Iím running a 55# recurve at 30Ē with a 615 grain arrow with 300 up front. He was quartering hard away and swung the wrong way as I was pulling through my release. The...
Forum: Traditional 10-15-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 54,722
Posted By PigOPs
Thanks man! Sent from my iPhone using...

Thanks man!


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Forum: Traditional 10-15-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 54,722
Posted By PigOPs
Yup. You need a pretty strong wind and some...

Yup. You need a pretty strong wind and some moisture doesnít hurt either.


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Forum: Traditional 10-14-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 54,722
Posted By PigOPs
This will not be as impressive as that buck....

This will not be as impressive as that buck. Congrats on a fantastic buck!

Pig kill

https://youtu.be/RFP98OPeBaI

I tried to use an lumenock because Iíve lost a few arrows at night. My...
Forum: Traditional 09-14-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By PigOPs
School me on flemish twist backtwist

My first string was perfectly round and I'm having trouble making another. How many twists are you guys putting? are there any tips?
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By PigOPs
Try raising a burr and then polishing the burr...

Try raising a burr and then polishing the burr off. I have used a leather strop to do this but I've heard a buffing wheel on a cheap bench grinder works wonders. Think I may try that next.

BTW I...
Forum: Traditional 09-10-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By PigOPs
Found some. Thanks!

Found some. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional 09-10-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By PigOPs
Anyone have some BlackMax 45# they wanna sell?

I am looking for a set of black max 2.0 as a back up set to what I have. Mediums or longs would be great. Let me know if you have some. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional 07-12-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By PigOPs
Sorry. Itís not past center. Itís from center. I...

Sorry. Itís not past center. Itís from center. I worded it wrong.


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Forum: Traditional 07-12-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By PigOPs
Stiff spine

I've dialed in my setup but on paper it seems like most people would think I'm using too stiff of a spine so I just wanted to throw this out there and see if I'm off base.

Bow: Hoyt Satori 19"...
Forum: Traditional 06-11-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 54,722
Posted By PigOPs
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180611/6eaca890...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180611/6eaca890ff8e60e6fc44e44c39f1a01a.jpg

#4


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Forum: Traditional 06-07-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By PigOPs
Sarrels Bows

Do you guys mind giving me the rundown on how the different models differ? I'd like to pick up one of his R/D longbows with a medium to high wrist grip. (Pistol grip?)

I've messaged him on...
Forum: Traditional 06-03-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 54,722
Posted By PigOPs
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180603/8c667203...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180603/8c667203f3c8e0ac47e7724b8b7266b5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180603/595b988937c0aa77f444694f2fc8dd8f.jpg

Hereís my second and third kills...
Forum: Traditional 05-10-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 54,722
Posted By PigOPs
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180510/43baabee...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180510/43baabeebba6f322a79585532453e4b8.jpg

This is my first kill with the recurve. Stalked in to 10-15 yards and recovered her 40 yards away. Loving the stick...
Forum: Traditional 03-23-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By PigOPs
Form Analysis Por Favor

Trad Form 1 - YouTube

I am trying the tradbow for the first time after many years of shooting compound. I did a ton of research before I ever pulled the string back and know that it will be a long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,301
Posted By PigOPs
Very cool! To me that's like killing a 150 class...

Very cool! To me that's like killing a 150 class buck.
Forum: It's All About the Video 03-04-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By PigOPs
Thanks y'all!! I have been wanting a pig like...

Thanks y'all!! I have been wanting a pig like that(with a bow) for a long time. Couldn't believe he came in during the day and I was able to video as well. I will remember this one for a long time!
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-27-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By PigOPs
Thanks guys! This video is blowing and going on...

Thanks guys! This video is blowing and going on YouTube so if you like it please like and share!!
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-27-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By PigOPs
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-27-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By PigOPs
02-26-18 Massive Boar with Sharp, Pointy Teeth

I Was Within 5 Yards of a Monster - YouTube

This may be my new favorite hunt I've captured on film. It is certainly my biggest bow hog to date. Unfortunately I broke my scale trying to weigh him....
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-24-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By PigOPs
I believe itís the XA30. Itís the exact same...

I believe itís the XA30. Itís the exact same sensor as the G40. Just doesnít have the night feature or the handle.


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Forum: It's All About the Video 02-24-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By PigOPs
Yes sir. Itís a Canon VIXIA HF G40. Itís super...

Yes sir. Itís a Canon VIXIA HF G40. Itís super nice but lacks the night vision feature that Bradleyís has. I canít remember his model number off the top of my head.
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-24-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By PigOPs
02/23/18 Night hunting for pigs.

Bowhunting Pigs at Night with 4b_bowhunting_outdoors - YouTube

This is my second hunt with TBHíer Bradley. Check it out and let me know what you think. The shot is in the first half if you donít...
Forum: Traditional 02-10-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By PigOPs
Can any of you recommend a good ILF to start out...

Can any of you recommend a good ILF to start out with. I’m typically a buy once cry once kinda guy but, that being said, if there’s something excellent out there in the mid-priced range I’d love to...
Forum: It's All About the Video 02-10-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By PigOPs
Public Land VLOG Series

This is the 1st installment of a VLOG series I plan to do throughout 2018. I plan to scout/hunt several tracts of public land in Texas. This is something that I am really excited about and hope that...
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