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Old 06-25-2021, 08:15 PM   #1
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One new Bob Lee handle being made in Jacksonville. Dropped my other off so Rob can sand them to be exactly the same. That's 2 Bob Lee's out of action for a week or so.

Bought a Hoty Satori that came in yesterday, but the string is too short, the new one wont' arrive until Monday, and my arrows not here till about Wednesday.

All I have to shoot is my old Matthews Q2, and I feel dirty after shooting it. If the girls find out I've been cheating on 'em I'll never hit 12 on another 3D target! (Not that I've ever hit that many anyway).

What am I going to do all weekend?
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:24 PM   #2
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Heck not me. I shoot my compound as well. I killed three big pigs and a doe with it last hunting season.
A bow is a bow.
Yes, it's more challenging and satisfying to use a traditional bow.
But I like shooting my bows. I like killing with my bows.
It's kind of like a team concept. If one player goes down we keep playing hard and the next player up needs to step up and play hard.

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Old 06-25-2021, 08:27 PM   #3
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Maybe buy some Spider Wire and learn how to build a string for the Satori
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:39 PM   #4
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"Go Team"! I like it. Get the Q2 off the bench and in the game!
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:40 PM   #5
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Making strings? Might need to watch a few videos!
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:41 PM   #6
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No biggie! Iíll be hunting with my Elite next week!

You know the old song:

ďIf you canít beeeeeeeee with the one you love, honey, love the one your withĒ

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Old 06-26-2021, 05:22 AM   #7
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Making strings? Might need to watch a few videos!
Definitely worth looking into, easy enough make em, especially with a jig, and string material is cheap. Lots of good YouTube videos on it. I believe clay hayes put one out on how to do it without using a jig. Itís nice to never have to worry about having a string!
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Old 06-26-2021, 09:29 AM   #8
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You’ll be up and running in no time Steve! I’ve been contemplating getting back into a compound just strictly for Nilgai. I hunted with a Q2 for years, no doubt the best compound I ever owned. Killed many deer with that bow. I get all of my strings from John Hynes. Think he makes em for Bob Lee archery but not sure. Great guy to deal with.
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Old 06-26-2021, 10:17 AM   #9
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I seriously doubt that a guy who only builds a couple strings a year for his own use will ever acquire the skillset and consistency to build a great string. Even among the popular builders some have difficulty in consistency. One builder I bought two "identical" strings from they were ⅜the inch different in length from each other right out of the package.
You may build a serviceable string but building a string that is quieter and maintains brace height and . . .
I just don't see the average joe doing it.

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Old 06-26-2021, 01:17 PM   #10
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Yeah, well, I'm not average. I leave it to you to guess which side of that middle ground I fall on!

I have re-served stings. It's not too hard to do. But, for $25 to $30 I'd just as soon replace the string every 2-years anyway. In an emergency, it is nice to be able to fix serving.
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Old 06-26-2021, 03:49 PM   #11
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Yeah, well, I'm not average. I leave it to you to guess which side of that middle ground I fall on!



I have re-served stings. It's not too hard to do. But, for $25 to $30 I'd just as soon replace the string every 2-years anyway. In an emergency, it is nice to be able to fix serving.
Me too.
Plus, a good young man like Daniel, a schoolteacher as well as an outdoorsman and father, I really don't mind "stimulating his economy" occasionally.

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Old 06-26-2021, 08:39 PM   #12
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Me too.
Plus, a good young man like Daniel, a schoolteacher as well as an outdoorsman and father, I really don't mind "stimulating his economy" occasionally.

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You buy your strings from "Daniel" who?
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Old 06-26-2021, 08:45 PM   #13
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Well, here's what I did.
1. Escorted the wife to the farmers market and bought some weird mellon called a "Sugar Queen".
2. Cut the grass. Weed eat, etc.
3. Picked up pile of limbs that keep failling out the trees (dead from the freeze?), cut it up for kindling by the fire pit.
4. Got busy on that Satori!!!

Found a 59" string that gave me a 8 1/4" BH. Installed some wool silencers. Nocked the string at 5/8" above the rest. Added a hunk of weight to the front end of a 400 spine arrow, which according to the 3Rivers spind calc spined it real close to the bow. Checked limb alingment. And SHOT IT. Who needs bare shaft tuning? Just fling em!

It was a tad noisy, so added some felt pad to the limb string groove area, which calmed it down a good bit. But that heavy arrow (11.4 gpp) was barely moving at about 170 fps.

Love the grip! It's a R Core??

Not 100% sold on ILF. But I'll see if it grows on me as back up and rain day bow.

Proper arrows arrive Monday. Will work to get them to fly same speed and FOC as my Bob Lee hunting rig so my aiming and shooting is the same. Well, that's the plan anyway.

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www.hcbstrings.com

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Old 06-26-2021, 09:04 PM   #15
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ILF has a big following. However from what I've read it's more complicated than I'm capable of adjusting for.

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Old 06-27-2021, 04:33 AM   #16
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ILF gives me an excuse to shop for limbs instead of buying the whole bow. Or at least that is the idea. All of the adjustments available are a big selling point. In real life, once the bow is tuned the adjustments are forgotten and it is just another bow until another set of limbs shows up in the mail.

String building; I build strings when I get bored or it is too hot to shoot. I now have a string rack with perhaps fifty strings on it it. It has six or seven pegs so I can separate them by length. The lion's share are for bows between 60" and 64". I'm finally to the point in my string building that they look good and take a minimum of adjustment when first put on the bow. I can tell the material by the color. It is a fun part of archery similar to the guys that build their own arrows to fill the time.
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Old 06-27-2021, 06:21 AM   #17
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ILF gives me an excuse to shop for limbs instead of buying the whole bow. Or at least that is the idea. All of the adjustments available are a big selling point. In real life, once the bow is tuned the adjustments are forgotten and it is just another bow until another set of limbs shows up in the mail.

String building; I build strings when I get bored or it is too hot to shoot. I now have a string rack with perhaps fifty strings on it it. It has six or seven pegs so I can separate them by length. The lion's share are for bows between 60" and 64". I'm finally to the point in my string building that they look good and take a minimum of adjustment when first put on the bow. I can tell the material by the color. It is a fun part of archery similar to the guys that build their own arrows to fill the time.
Cool to have the skill to make part or all of you bow.
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