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Forum: Traditional Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,082
Posted By Trumpkin
Bummer to miss you. But that sounds way better...

Bummer to miss you. But that sounds way better than shooting silly little bows with a bunch of sweaty, stinky hunters.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,892
Posted By Trumpkin
I think the left shoulder blade came down into...

I think the left shoulder blade came down into the path of the broadhead as he dropped to run. I reckon it rolled down onto the arrow shaft as the broadhead was digging in. That would explain the low...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By Trumpkin
Starbucks Via, Columbian or Italian roast. I...

Starbucks Via, Columbian or Italian roast. I prefer the Italian roast.
Forum: Traditional 06-14-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Trumpkin
Easton Axis are heavy shafts. And you can use the...

Easton Axis are heavy shafts. And you can use the brass HIT inserts to get more point weight. My favorite arrow of all time is the axis 5mm in .260 spine. They come 34" uncut, and you need one heck...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Trumpkin
The rut will always peak around the third week of...

The rut will always peak around the third week of September. Weather events might make it happen at night, or quietly. And human pressure can do the same.
Forum: Traditional 06-09-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,082
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm going to come to this provided nothing urgent...

I'm going to come to this provided nothing urgent pops up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,872
Posted By Trumpkin
DANG! Boaris has put on some pounds. What a cool...

DANG! Boaris has put on some pounds. What a cool pet!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,086
Posted By Trumpkin
I like my FHF harness a lot.

I like my FHF harness a lot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,703
Posted By Trumpkin
I figured that shot for a couple inches further...

I figured that shot for a couple inches further back in the lungs. Maybe even liver. Good to know there's more margin for error if you hit them high and back!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By Trumpkin
Felt like I walked into a sauna when I let the...

Felt like I walked into a sauna when I let the dog out this morning. That hot humid air felt like a brick wall. Except I'd prefer walking into the brick version. The summer death march has begun here...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-01-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Trumpkin
Wait till you step it up to 50 :D

Wait till you step it up to 50 :D
Forum: Traditional 05-31-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Trumpkin
Longer bows will reduce finger pinch, and...

Longer bows will reduce finger pinch, and theoretically you're reducing the ability to torque limb tips out of alignment with your release hand. There's just more distance between the tip and your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By Trumpkin
If your bareshafts fly good, they're a great...

If your bareshafts fly good, they're a great head. Used to use them out of my recurve and longbow. I killed a 6pt bull elk with one, and a buck here in Texas. I've switched to lighter bows and don't...
Forum: Traditional 05-30-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Trumpkin
The idea behind 3 under is to get your point on...

The idea behind 3 under is to get your point on closer. But not THAT close. It sounds like a tuning issue or a form/followthrough issue to me. And moving your anchor down will lengthen your point on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,480
Posted By Trumpkin
Sheesh! I am having a hard enough time waiting...

Sheesh! I am having a hard enough time waiting for CO archery season to start on September 2nd. No way can I think about ducks, or Texas deer hunting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,501
Posted By Trumpkin
Oh he dead... Very, very, dead.

Oh he dead... Very, very, dead.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,202
Posted By Trumpkin
Yup. I drew archery deer.

Yup. I drew archery deer.
Forum: Traditional 05-24-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Trumpkin
Something doesn't sound quite right here... :D ...

Something doesn't sound quite right here... :D

I thought you loved that Toelke!
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Trumpkin
You're right. A good ILF bow will be cheaper and...

You're right. A good ILF bow will be cheaper and still shoot better than most high end custom bows. Until you get into super curves... then you just need to spend more on high end ILF limbs! :D
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Trumpkin
They are shooting 17" and 19" Hardcore risers,...

They are shooting 17" and 19" Hardcore risers, one with Stabilock, one without. It didn't make a difference as far as I know.
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Trumpkin
The new Bob Lee is ridiculous. I have a couple...

The new Bob Lee is ridiculous. I have a couple friends who've been shooting them. Super fast, super quiet, and stable to boot.

I imagine you could match its performance with a Satori riser, and...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 05-21-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Trumpkin
You would need to check regulations. I think most...

You would need to check regulations. I think most western states won't allow a magnifier on a bow sight.
Forum: Traditional 05-21-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Trumpkin
That's a bummer! There's still some OTC units in...

That's a bummer! There's still some OTC units in CO for archery.
Forum: Traditional 05-20-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By Trumpkin
I thought everyone in Texas hated hogs! :D ...

I thought everyone in Texas hated hogs! :D

Give it till you have a nice buck show up and they'll be back to blow it out I'm sure.
Forum: Traditional 05-20-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By Trumpkin
I did that back in February with a certain member...

I did that back in February with a certain member here :D.

I was smart enough to time the trip to coincide with a cowtown shoot though, so the lack of pigs wasn't an issue.
Forum: Traditional 05-19-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By Trumpkin
Randy, that's one heck of an offer. I'm assuming...

Randy, that's one heck of an offer. I'm assuming you're talking about Arnette, right? Might have to drag him away from his sawdust and splinters to visit you!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By Trumpkin
Holy crap, those are expensive. Just build one...

Holy crap, those are expensive. Just build one yourself! It's not hard to make, and I threw off one quite a bit in high school. Never bothered me.
Forum: Traditional 05-19-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By Trumpkin
I sure appreciate the help! I've got unfinished...

I sure appreciate the help! I've got unfinished business at Granger, but my wife might need to see some blood on arrows to decide I'm not crazy first.
Forum: Traditional 05-19-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By Trumpkin
about 48 of those 50 trips mentioned in the first...

about 48 of those 50 trips mentioned in the first post were to Granger. Did I see pigs? Yup. Did I see them in range of my recurve? Not hardly.
Forum: Traditional 05-19-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By Trumpkin
I don't know that I'd advertise that info on the...

I don't know that I'd advertise that info on the world wide web personally! I didn't know that though, thank you.

As for the other recommendations, thank you guys!
Forum: Traditional 05-19-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By Trumpkin
I Hate Asking...

But does anyone have recommendations for a place to hunt hogs with a trad bow that isn't too expensive, and isn't more than a couple hours from Austin? I've logged at least 50 trips with my recurve...
Forum: Traditional 05-15-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Trumpkin
Ouch! That's gotta be a sickening feeling. Maybe...

Ouch! That's gotta be a sickening feeling. Maybe you need to try a Widow instead? :D

I'm just here to provide all sorts of bad ideas, hahaha!
Forum: Traditional 05-12-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By Trumpkin
I too hated split finger for the first couple...

I too hated split finger for the first couple weeks. I could never go back to split finger now!
Forum: Traditional 05-12-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By Trumpkin
You might give 3 under a try... longbows and...

You might give 3 under a try... longbows and split finger have been around a long time, but it sounds like you gravitate to a hard aiming system anyways. May as well get the arrow closer to your eye.
Forum: Traditional 05-10-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Trumpkin
I tried that... found out I'm not a good enough...

I tried that... found out I'm not a good enough shot with a longbow to be happy shooting it. But I'm an odd duck when it comes to tradbows. I draw 32" and it takes a really stable bow to shoot...
Forum: Traditional 05-10-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Trumpkin
building strength and buying lighter limbs don't...

building strength and buying lighter limbs don't need to be mutually exclusive. It's really nice to have a bow you can shoot all day long for working on form.

If your draw length is 30" or less a...
Forum: Traditional 05-09-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,800
Posted By Trumpkin
I had a great time shooting the course yesterday!...

I had a great time shooting the course yesterday! Cowtown never disappoints
!
Forum: Traditional 05-07-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,800
Posted By Trumpkin
I'll be there tomorrow morning. I'll be the tall...

I'll be there tomorrow morning. I'll be the tall guy who's asking everyone if I can shoot with them since I'm coming alone, hahaha!

Oh, anyone know how the mosquito population is on the course...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,890
Posted By Trumpkin
I'm impressed with your patience with that dog....

I'm impressed with your patience with that dog. What's her body count so far?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-28-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Trumpkin
Go get the MRI. My dad had a full detachment of...

Go get the MRI. My dad had a full detachment of one of his bicep tendons. Surgery was the only fix, and the longer you wait for surgery, the harder it is correct.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-28-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Trumpkin
Love VPA's. I've shot them in all sorts of...

Love VPA's. I've shot them in all sorts of weights from recurves and longbows.
Forum: Traditional 04-22-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By Trumpkin
Haha! There's some high level magic required to...

Haha! There's some high level magic required to make arrows consistently fly straight out of a "simple" stick and string.
Forum: Traditional 04-07-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Trumpkin
Oops, that was meant to be 20' not 30'. But...

Oops, that was meant to be 20' not 30'.

But on the flip side, I think 30' and 8 yards is a totally normal shot opportunity for mule deer hunting in CO. I'd love to be able to practice that shot...
Forum: Traditional 04-07-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Trumpkin
Steep downward shots are in short supply on most...

Steep downward shots are in short supply on most 3D ranges I've shot. But we all do a lot of hunting from tree stands and tower blinds for deer. If you can find a way to safely simulate an 8 yard...
Forum: Traditional 04-06-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By Trumpkin
I tend to think of back tension as being on my...

I tend to think of back tension as being on my string hand side. That's where the movement happens that pulls the string through the shot. The front side shoulder needs to be kept down as well...
Forum: Traditional 04-05-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By Trumpkin
I posted about some common issues I have a while...

I posted about some common issues I have a while back. All of my mistakes tend to manifest as a left miss. But it sounds like a shoulder alignment problem to me. Your bow shoulder blade needs to be...
Forum: Traditional 03-17-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,800
Posted By Trumpkin
I'll hopefully be there! Might even try to...

I'll hopefully be there! Might even try to actually enter a score card instead of just shooting fun rounds.
Forum: Traditional 03-15-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By Trumpkin
I personally find that alignment lends way more...

I personally find that alignment lends way more to my accuracy than a specific anchor point. So I let my skeletal structure dictate where my hand sits on my face. In the end, I have to cant the bow...
Forum: Traditional 03-10-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By Trumpkin
So, to clarify, you want to mark your crawl with...

So, to clarify, you want to mark your crawl with sharpie?

I think I'd lean towards just buying a dedicated string for each set of limbs, personally. Heck, I've thought about a different string for...
Forum: Traditional 03-10-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By Trumpkin
I have no idea. I've only ever shot Toelke...

I have no idea. I've only ever shot Toelke locator grips before this. It's probably like a medium wrist, flat backed ilf grip, but without a hard edge on the palm side. But I don't know whether...
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