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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-14-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Trumpkin
Magnus have a wide enough bevel that I can free...

Magnus have a wide enough bevel that I can free hand them on a diamond stone.
Forum: Traditional 05-13-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,152
Posted By Trumpkin
I hope that Possum didn't hurt you before he...

I hope that Possum didn't hurt you before he passed Mr. Briar. Hear tell they're mighty fierce :D.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Trumpkin
278"? I'm just in for the post count.

278"?

I'm just in for the post count.
Forum: Traditional 05-06-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By Trumpkin
I plan to be there for this. With any luck I may...

I plan to be there for this. With any luck I may even have new wood arrows or a new longbow to shoot. Or both!
Forum: Traditional 04-22-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Trumpkin
I've definitely heard it about enough brands that...

I've definitely heard it about enough brands that I want a spine tester!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-21-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By Trumpkin
I hardly fish with flies that I haven't tied...

I hardly fish with flies that I haven't tied myself. Don't have any good photos to show right now though. I've tied tiny midges right on up through 9" bass streamers. Haven't busted out the fly tying...
Forum: Traditional 04-21-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Trumpkin
I don't think there's anything wrong with Gold...

I don't think there's anything wrong with Gold Tips, but I've been told by multiple sources who test regularly that they spine softer than rated, and their spine range is less consistent across a...
Forum: Traditional 04-21-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Trumpkin
You don't need another bow! You're plenty deadly...

You don't need another bow! You're plenty deadly with the ones you already have. Besides, you could use that money on leases, camo, out of state tags, broadheads, arrows, fishing poles or beer!
...
Forum: Traditional 04-21-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Trumpkin
I switched to Easton and Black Eagle. No real...

I switched to Easton and Black Eagle. No real interest in Gold Tips anymore. Never had an issue with them but I like the other two brands better.
Forum: Traditional 04-19-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Trumpkin
Even shooting carbons, I considered myself...

Even shooting carbons, I considered myself fortunate to bring home all my arrows in one piece at that shoot!
Forum: Traditional 04-19-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Trumpkin
Well, I done did it. Talked to Mike Heisler and...

Well, I done did it. Talked to Mike Heisler and he's gonna make me a batch of wood arrows for my recurve. Guess I'd gonna have to show up to more shoots in the future.
Forum: Traditional 04-18-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Trumpkin
Scores are up: ...

Scores are up:

https://www.tbot.org/shoot_results/past_shoot_results.html
Forum: Traditional 04-15-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Trumpkin
Dang it Gary! I already was thinking the same...

Dang it Gary! I already was thinking the same thing, and now you go posting crap like this?!?!

Just don't tell my wife I'm scheming on a nice set of woodies. She hates it when I tinker with tune...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,647
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you!...

I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you! Bahahaha. Great story, and I'm betting you kill one soon!
Forum: Traditional 04-11-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By Trumpkin
Yep, I've decided I care more about how I shoot...

Yep, I've decided I care more about how I shoot than how I look. Hahaha!
Forum: Traditional 04-11-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By Trumpkin
Whatever it was, my 6'5" frame came in darn handy...

Whatever it was, my 6'5" frame came in darn handy in getting a clean shooting window on that one. Smoked it twice!
Forum: Traditional 04-11-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm sure I saw a lot of you at a distance on...

I'm sure I saw a lot of you at a distance on Saturday. Sorry if I didn't stop in and say hello. I was the weirdo walking around looking like a terrorist with my red facemask. Like I told the guys I...
Forum: Traditional 04-09-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By Trumpkin
Boy, I had a blast today! The course was...

Boy, I had a blast today!

The course was absolutely fantastic.
Forum: Traditional 04-08-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By Trumpkin
"If you ain't first, you're last!" By the...

"If you ain't first, you're last!"

By the Ricky Bobby measure I'm always last, lol!
Forum: Traditional 04-08-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By Trumpkin
Eh. To my mind, if he can shoot that good, I...

Eh. To my mind, if he can shoot that good, I should be able to as well. Ergo, if I can't beat him fair and square I still suck, and need to get better. :D
Forum: Traditional 04-07-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By Trumpkin
Yep! That pin worked. I think there's a typo on...

Yep! That pin worked. I think there's a typo on the flyer or the maps.Olson vs Olsen puts you in either vanderpool or san antonio
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Forum: Traditional 04-07-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By Trumpkin
Planning to come on Saturday! If I can figure out...

Planning to come on Saturday! If I can figure out the dang address. The one on the TBoT page isn't showing up in my maps. Probably user error, I'm sure.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Trumpkin
I use a Kifaru Supertarp with annex and stovejack...

I use a Kifaru Supertarp with annex and stovejack right now, but I'm thinking about selling it. Also using a thermarest Neoair Xtherm (absolutely critical to get a pad with a high R rating if you're...
Forum: Traditional 03-29-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Trumpkin
Boy, that explains a lot about your scorekeeping!...

Boy, that explains a lot about your scorekeeping! :D

Wish I could help with the limbs, but I got nothin.
Forum: Traditional 03-27-2022, 11:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,072
Posted By Trumpkin
Great course, as usual! Got to shoot with DRT for...

Great course, as usual! Got to shoot with DRT for the first time, as well as Randy Madden and it was a real pleasure to meet you both in person.
Forum: Traditional 03-23-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Trumpkin
Great story Gary! Thanks for sharing. It's a good...

Great story Gary! Thanks for sharing. It's a good reminder that everyone goes through slumps with the stick bow.
Forum: Traditional 03-23-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,152
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice work Gary! That's a good chunk of meat in...

Nice work Gary! That's a good chunk of meat in the freezer!
Forum: Traditional 03-22-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Trumpkin
Back to the topic at hand! OP, that's a beautiful...

Back to the topic at hand! OP, that's a beautiful bow you have right there. I believe you can get a Selway, Great Northern, or Thunderhorn set up to use those bushings if that's your preference!
Forum: Traditional 03-22-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Trumpkin
Oh yeah... I smoked him good at 17 yards. :D he...

Oh yeah... I smoked him good at 17 yards. :D he rolled into the shot a bit. I think his offside scapula pinched down and kept the arrow from blowing out the other side. All the blood just migrated...
Forum: Traditional 03-22-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Trumpkin
You know the drill! We need pictures! also,...

You know the drill! We need pictures!

also, I use a Thunderhorn strap on quiver with my recurves. I find it takes out the last little bit of hand shock.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By Trumpkin
I've never hunted turkeys! Can't quite bring...

I've never hunted turkeys! Can't quite bring myself to pay for the chance to shoot one for some reason. I did hear some gobbling a week ago in central Texas.

Those photos sure make turkey hunting...
Forum: Traditional 03-21-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,072
Posted By Trumpkin
Looking forward to this one, as usual! Bumping it...

Looking forward to this one, as usual! Bumping it to the top so folks remember.
Forum: Traditional 03-19-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
Hey, that looks like 1" to me! Great shooting...

Hey, that looks like 1" to me! Great shooting Rick! I was wondering if this challenge might pull you out of the woodworks.

Like you I've been shooting pretty much nothing but bareshafts for the...
Forum: Traditional 03-18-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
Did all you guys give up on this one? Still...

Did all you guys give up on this one? Still plenty of room to beat me!
Forum: Traditional 03-18-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Trumpkin
I use whatever arrow weight gets me a good tune...

I use whatever arrow weight gets me a good tune and trajectory. I have a 32" draw so I get lots of free energy, and that makes life easy for me. Really, I just tune my arrows and go hunt. Right now...
Forum: Traditional 03-17-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
Nice shooting tradtiger and billyjack!

Nice shooting tradtiger and billyjack!
Forum: Traditional 03-16-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
Thanks fellas! Lots of room left to win this one....

Thanks fellas! Lots of room left to win this one.

Looking at you Mr. TradMan! There's burpees available if you don't want to mess with your tune.
Forum: Traditional 03-16-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
Day 2: Little bit nock high today... another...

Day 2:
Little bit nock high today... another aspect of bareshaft shooting is it will show every little deviation in your form from shot to shot.

1.25"
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Forum: Traditional 03-15-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
You ran right into the purpose of this challenge,...

You ran right into the purpose of this challenge, Mr. TradMan! Fletching can hide some of the most awful tuning, provided we shoot with decent form.
Forum: Traditional 03-15-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
Came in a little stiff this morning... I couldn't...

Came in a little stiff this morning... I couldn't quite get my final expansion, and I knew it before the shot ever went off. But it's 2.5" anyways.

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Forum: Traditional 03-14-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
great shot Reb!

great shot Reb!
Forum: Traditional 03-14-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Trumpkin
If the goal is to hunt by the fall, I'd highly...

If the goal is to hunt by the fall, I'd highly recommend getting some coaching. You can fast track the learning process and avoid a lot of pitfalls.

I bought the Solid Shot Mechanics online course...
Forum: Traditional 03-14-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
Hahaha, classic! I wasn't even thinking of you...

Hahaha, classic! I wasn't even thinking of you when I made the call. But it's perfect.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-14-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12,680
Views: 1,441,220
Posted By Trumpkin
Have yet to sink an arrow into putrid piggy, but...

Have yet to sink an arrow into putrid piggy, but I've seen a few of the dead ones over the years.
Forum: Traditional 03-13-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
Join the club! You don't have to shoot them every...

Join the club! You don't have to shoot them every week, you know. Just shoot the ones that tickle your fancy.
Forum: Traditional 03-13-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm just here to entertain people! Sounds like I...

I'm just here to entertain people! Sounds like I succeeded! :D
Forum: Traditional 03-13-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By Trumpkin
FSC Week 11

Well, I believe I won the last call and I don't like to leave you good folks waiting. I also threatened to make this a mean call, as a way to encourage more participation last week, sooo.....

Take...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-13-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Trumpkin
I shoot the 168 Barnes TTSX in my 06AI. They are...

I shoot the 168 Barnes TTSX in my 06AI. They are a fantastic elk bullet if you can push them fast enough.

That said, I will switch to Hammer's once I'm done with these. The hammer bullets are a...
Forum: Traditional 03-11-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Trumpkin
Oh it's prepared... y'all just might not like it....

Oh it's prepared... y'all just might not like it. :D
Forum: Traditional 03-11-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Trumpkin
Someone needs to beat my score or I'm gonna make...

Someone needs to beat my score or I'm gonna make you shoot bareshafts next week!
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