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Forum: Traditional 09-25-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By RickBarbee
Nothing wrong with recycling. Go back through...

Nothing wrong with recycling.
Go back through the FSC challenges until you find something you like, and use it. Even revise it some if ya want to.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-19-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,349
Posted By RickBarbee
This sexy girl will be my partner for this...

This sexy girl will be my partner for this season, and hopefully for seasons to come. I call her Miss Werewolf. :D

21" JC-Optimus ILF riser / Backwoods Composites Super Hook Medium Limbs.

Bow...
Forum: Traditional 09-16-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By RickBarbee
Use them enough, and it's gonna happen. My...

Use them enough, and it's gonna happen.

My bows are a tool to me, and just like any other tool, I do my best to take care of them, but they aren't going to stay mint when used.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-15-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By RickBarbee
BWC Limbs Sound Test

I will be including this video as a part of the full review of these limbs when I do it, but I could not stand not going ahead, and sharing it now.

I still haven't figure out how to embed videos...
Forum: Traditional 09-15-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By RickBarbee
Sorry. I didn't make it clear. All from 100...

Sorry. I didn't make it clear.

All from 100 yards. One high, one low, and the last one on target.

As Howard Hill, and Jim Fetro used to say:

"Shooting the line (left/right) is the most...
Forum: Traditional 09-15-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By RickBarbee
No one wants to play, and I had a prize for...

No one wants to play, and I had a prize for whoever guessed it first.

100 yards.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-14-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By RickBarbee
Guess The Distance

Guess the distance.

The gap is just slightly more than half of what it was with the bow I did it last with.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-13-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By RickBarbee
Nocking points experiment.

Trying something different with my string nock points.

Up to this point, I've always just put a spot of glue on them to keep them from turning.

Have you ever snugged two nuts together on a...
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 19,631
Posted By RickBarbee
Congrats Gary !!! Rick

Congrats Gary !!!

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-10-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By RickBarbee
I doubt anyone is going to shoot this as late as...

I doubt anyone is going to shoot this as late as it is.

Looks like the tiger has the call for the upcoming week.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-10-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By RickBarbee
Congrats Shiloh !!! I never had any doubt...

Congrats Shiloh !!!

I never had any doubt about ya. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-10-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By RickBarbee
I do own my own. The property I'm having...

I do own my own.

The property I'm having trouble on is "family owned".

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-10-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,211
Posted By RickBarbee
One more hop, and you're basically home. ...

One more hop, and you're basically home.

Enjoyed following along. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-07-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
I don't disagree with any of that. I just don't...

I don't disagree with any of that. I just don't agree with metal risers only belonging on compounds. I have an old recurve, that is as older, or older than most of us on here. It's a metal riser....
Forum: Traditional 09-07-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
Don't get me wrong. I prefer the look of the...

Don't get me wrong.

I prefer the look of the wood, but if you ever have a wood riser blow on you at full draw, and wind up standing there with a cut throat bleeding like a stuck pig, then you will...
Forum: Traditional 09-07-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
Many of those folks buy those bows as collectors....

Many of those folks buy those bows as collectors. Not all, but many.
Also, a lot of those old bows can be found for cheap, so they make good starter bows.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-07-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
I tried to make it look as close as I could to my...

I tried to make it look as close as I could to my cocobolo BW riser.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-07-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
I film diped a metal riser one time, and used a...

I film diped a metal riser one time, and used a wood grain film to do it.

Everyone thought it was wood. :)
Forum: Traditional 09-07-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
Gary, tools don't have a soul. :P The...

Gary, tools don't have a soul. :P
The archer/bowhunter does though. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-07-2022, 12:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL - Not. :p

LOL - Not. :p
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
It adds weight as well as strength to cut down on...

It adds weight as well as strength to cut down on flex, and it also allows them to be cut a little farther past center.

Gary (DRT), have you ever had a wood riser break in half at full draw?
I...
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By RickBarbee
The weight of just about any metal riser (doesn't...

The weight of just about any metal riser (doesn't have to be ILF) will usually add some stability in the shot.

I've added weight under the limbs of many a take down all wood recurve.

A lot of...
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By RickBarbee
I don't know why I didn't think of this before,...

I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but this has shown me a way to stiffen up my arrows, without having to jump through a bunch of mud puddles to do it. All I need to do is put a short...
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By RickBarbee
Hommade Adapter For J. Hill Broadheads

"OLD" Jerry Hill, and I have known each other for quite the number of years now.
To say, that we hit it off (right off) would be an under statement.
I love him like the older Brother I never had....
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By RickBarbee
Two Words: Disrespectful Family. :( ...

Two Words:

Disrespectful Family. :(

Over 400 acres of farm, of which I hunt one of the smallest, and hardest areas to get to, yet they go over there, tromp around, shoot no telling how much,...
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By RickBarbee
I Dislike Dove Season

I hate dove season.

Not really, but I got bored with it years ago, except for when I dove hunt with my bow, which I haven't done in several years.

Why do I "dislike" dove season?:

Because...
Forum: Traditional 09-05-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,211
Posted By RickBarbee
Haa Haaaaaaaaaaa - NICE !!!!!!!!!!!! Rick

Haa Haaaaaaaaaaa - NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-05-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,211
Posted By RickBarbee
Awesome ! Congrats ! Rick

Awesome !
Congrats !

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By RickBarbee
Traditional FSC Week 36, 2022

Print this target "full Page" on an 8.5" X 11" standard size printer paper.

If you want to draw it:
Draw an 8" circle at center of paper.
Space over 1/2" from the inside of the 8, and draw a 5"...
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By RickBarbee
If Briar hasn't called one by this evening...

If Briar hasn't called one by this evening sometime, I call one.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By RickBarbee
Wish I was setting there with you. I'd hold your...

Wish I was setting there with you. I'd hold your coffee when time for you to shoot.

Yeah, Briar had two hits, so I say it his call.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By RickBarbee
I thought Briar had two hits? Rick

I thought Briar had two hits?

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-03-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By RickBarbee
Last day, and first go at it, so a single isn't...

Last day, and first go at it, so a single isn't gonna be a good tally.
But, since I've been working my tail off getting this bow with the Border limbs tuned & set up for hunting, I had to give it a...
Forum: Traditional 09-03-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,211
Posted By RickBarbee
Still following. :) Rick

Still following. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,976
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm using an office chair like this, but my blind...

I'm using an office chair like this, but my blind has a wood floor with 1/2" rubber covering it.

Very easy to roll to change position, and very quiet.

Rick

Edit for a P.S.

I've done this...
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By RickBarbee
Thunderhorn BOA. Mine now, are primarily the...

Thunderhorn BOA.

Mine now, are primarily the bolt on model, but the strap on models work great also.
Forum: Traditional 08-30-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,211
Posted By RickBarbee
I hope you have a great time, and great success. ...

I hope you have a great time, and great success.

Take lots of pictures to share. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By RickBarbee
We've got pigs (lots of them), but they are only...

We've got pigs (lots of them), but they are only moving in the dark between around 10:30 p.m, and 3:30 a.m.

I'm to old & lazy to want to go during those hours. They'll be showing in daylight...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By RickBarbee
I should also mention, that I like to be as close...

I should also mention, that I like to be as close to 9.5 gpp as I can get, and never outside the 9 - 10 gpp window.

These arrows come in at 606 gr (just a touch over 9.3 gpp), I'm extremely happy...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By RickBarbee
Finally Got My Border Limbs Hunt Ready

Keep in mind, that I like to shoot arrows from my recurve bows with the center line of the arrow 1/16" outside center, which is where I have it.

Also keep in mind, that the arrows (before the...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By RickBarbee
With a 26" draw, a 58 - 60 inch bow would work...

With a 26" draw, a 58 - 60 inch bow would work well for you.

I prefer the medium length limbs.

A 17" riser with mediums makes a 60" bow, and a 15" riser with mediums makes a 58" bow.
...
Forum: Traditional 08-28-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By RickBarbee
If you have facebook, he's on there as John's...

If you have facebook, he's on there as John's Custom Archery.
If not, here's a phone number, and email contact for him.
(434) 251-0924 Ljmosier@yahoo.com

He's a busy guy, but he'll answer you...
Forum: Traditional 08-28-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By RickBarbee
Been trying to get arrows to shoot from it. ...

Been trying to get arrows to shoot from it.
They were shooting way weak.
I could be accurate, but not satisfied with the flex for hunting.

I've about got it now. Will probably finish up the...
Forum: Traditional 08-28-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By RickBarbee
Whoever won this, post us up a new call for this...

Whoever won this, post us up a new call for this week. :P

Rick
Forum: Traditional 08-28-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By RickBarbee
Review: JC-Optimus ILF Riser

Review of the JC-Optimus ILF risers from@John F. Mosier @John's Custom Archery:

I should have done this long ago. My apologies to John for talking so long.

I have two different laser tools,...
Forum: Traditional 08-23-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By RickBarbee
Beautiful bow !

Beautiful bow !
Forum: Traditional 08-22-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By RickBarbee
1/2", but it was a long soaking one.

1/2", but it was a long soaking one.
Forum: Traditional 08-22-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By RickBarbee
Yeah, but don't ya just love that rain. ;)b ...

Yeah, but don't ya just love that rain. ;)b

Tomorrow's a new day. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 08-21-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By RickBarbee
It's all about picking the spot, and sometimes...

It's all about picking the spot, and sometimes the spot you "need to pick" isn't the spot you "want to pick". :)

Rick

EDIT for an added thought:

What I do is, imagine a different spot.
I...
Forum: Traditional 08-21-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By RickBarbee
Traditional FSC Week 34, 2022

Same call as last last week (with a twist).

Adults shoot from 10 yards.
Kiddos shoot from 5 yards.

Two shots per day (first two of the day).
Any stance.

Five days of going for it (if you...
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