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Forum: Traditional 03-10-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
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I'm not OK with this simply because a...

I'm not OK with this simply because a catastrophic miss would puncture a musical instrument. (My other love)
Forum: Traditional 03-10-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,072
Posted By PigOPs
I guess I need someone to show me how my fingers...

I guess I need someone to show me how my fingers are supposed to lay when using a tab. I always end up with a callus on my ring finger no matter how little pressure I try to put on it. I switched to...
Forum: Traditional 02-09-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By PigOPs
Single bevel vs double bevel test

I was on the single bevel band wagon for a few years but it’s painful to watch those expensive broadheads go running off into the thick stuck in the off side shoulder of a hog that you can’t track...
Forum: Traditional 01-31-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By PigOPs
Nock fit plays a big role in clean flight. Also,...

Nock fit plays a big role in clean flight. Also, plucking the string can make the arrow fly funky. I personally like my bareshaft to be slightly nock high because with my point weight. If I get my...
Forum: Traditional 01-30-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By PigOPs
They are. It wasn’t quite finished in that pic. ...

They are. It wasn’t quite finished in that pic.


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Forum: Traditional 01-29-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By PigOPs
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Forum: Traditional 01-29-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By PigOPs
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That’s it freshly finished. I laid it on too thick and it cold checked the first season I used it. I think I’m gonna go...
Forum: Traditional 01-29-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,380
Posted By PigOPs
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12 yards slightly quartered away. Complete pass through


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Forum: Traditional 01-28-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By PigOPs
Persistence pays off

Finally got my shot. Management doe at 12 yards quartering away. Put it right where I was aiming. In behind the facing shoulder and out through the offside shoulder. 40# homemade longbow with VPA 3...
Forum: Traditional 01-26-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,860
Posted By PigOPs
I shared my video of opening day when I wounded...

I shared my video of opening day when I wounded my target buck by taking a long shot. I waited patiently all season for another shot. Watching my "target" bucks disappear one by one. It was the most...
Forum: Traditional 01-26-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By PigOPs
Osage stave source

Is there anywhere in central tx to order an Osage stave? I have some Im going to cut but don’t want to wait the 2+ years to try out building one. I would even consider ordering online if y’all know...
Forum: Traditional 11-20-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 56,866
Posted By PigOPs
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I don’t remember if I ever posted the...
Forum: Traditional 11-19-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By PigOPs
It was actually a really easy blood trail. I like...

It was actually a really easy blood trail. I like these 3 blade VPAs…


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Forum: Traditional 11-19-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By PigOPs
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Satori riser 19”
Uukha ex1 evo2 longs 45#
550 grain arrow with 250 up front.


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Forum: Traditional 11-19-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By PigOPs
Found him. Gonna hunt a while longer before I...

Found him. Gonna hunt a while longer before I take pics etc. Setup did its job! Here’s a teaser…https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211119/37b4b426840aa3c8b6228ecd9917c4fd.jpg


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Forum: Traditional 11-19-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By PigOPs
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8ft


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Forum: Traditional 11-19-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By PigOPs
They haven’t. I have one of those spring loaded...

They haven’t. I have one of those spring loaded corn saver spinners on it. This is my third year using this feeder and so far so good.


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Forum: Traditional 11-18-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By PigOPs
Shot this guy at 5 yards…

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Should be a good test for my setup.

I ended up having something important come up this afternoon so I didn’t get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,550
Posted By PigOPs
Am I missing something?

Am I missing something?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,550
Posted By PigOPs
I do find it funny that last year they were...

I do find it funny that last year they were making a point that ATA is no longer the standard of forgiveness and shootability... this year... longer bows.
Forum: Traditional 11-13-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By PigOPs
I ordered one from hunters choice. Want to see...

I ordered one from hunters choice. Want to see what a “quiet” string sounds like. Then will try and build my own or will just continue to buy. We shall see.


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Forum: Traditional 11-10-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,109
Posted By PigOPs
I love axis deer! Congrats

I love axis deer! Congrats
Forum: Traditional 11-09-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By PigOPs
I'm not opposed to this route for this season. Do...

I'm not opposed to this route for this season. Do you have any recommendations on string builders?
Forum: Traditional 11-09-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By PigOPs
Any tips for making a quiet flemish twist.

I am an avid DIYer that wants to learn to make nice round and quiet flemish twist strings. I've made several (always using d97) and have made a couple of nice ones. It seems like I have a hard time...
Forum: Traditional 10-26-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By PigOPs
https://www.growingdeer.tv/?ep=462#/jumping-the-st...

https://www.growingdeer.tv/?ep=462#/jumping-the-string-new-research-to-improve-bow-hunting-success

This video is kinda long but it shows clearly what I believe happens. The only thing I would...
Forum: Traditional 10-26-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By PigOPs
I have a cheap tripod and bought a nice iPhone...

I have a cheap tripod and bought a nice iPhone mount for it. It works great. It really lets you slow things down. Using iMovie you can slow it down even more. (Third clip)


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Forum: Traditional 10-26-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,463
Posted By PigOPs
I wonder how many animals have fallen to a Bear...

I wonder how many animals have fallen to a Bear Grizzly... They're inexpensive enough to try.
Forum: Traditional 10-26-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By PigOPs
Thanks guys! I noticed a little porpoising in the...

Thanks guys! I noticed a little porpoising in the last clip and made a small adjustment on my nocking point and now I'm shooting bullet holes through paper and my arrows look like darts.

I love...
Forum: Traditional 10-25-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By PigOPs
Arrow Flight

I’m tuning up to go on an out of state trip this weekend. Can you see any issues? It looks pretty good to me.

https://youtu.be/l9Jv5NteRGc


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By PigOPs
You didn't mention your hunting style... if you...

You didn't mention your hunting style... if you are blind hunter a tripod or something like above will work. If you are a tree stand hunter you will probably need something that straps to the tree....
Forum: Traditional 10-19-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By PigOPs
Yes. There are limb alignment adjustment screws....

Yes. There are limb alignment adjustment screws. You need to check the limb for a twist. If it’s not twisted it’s likely a limb alignment issue.


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Forum: Traditional 10-19-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By PigOPs
Yes. I use a sniper hog light that screws into...

Yes. I use a sniper hog light that screws into the stab threads... I have used their red headlamp but find it too bulky.
Forum: Traditional 10-18-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By PigOPs
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Nope. In fact, he barely seems to have a wound. Arrow must be laying in the thick stuff where I backed out.


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Forum: Traditional 10-18-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,165
Posted By PigOPs
Should’ve let him walk...

Should’ve let him walk [emoji12][emoji12][emoji2957]

Congrats!!


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Forum: Traditional 10-18-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By PigOPs
Shot Noise And Speed

I just tried trad vanes, cock vane in, on my satori. They are flying like darts and noticeably quieter. May have to do a little testing.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5ReVUJejUaM&feature=youtu.be...
Forum: Traditional 10-18-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By PigOPs
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He’s back! [emoji12]


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Forum: Traditional 10-17-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By PigOPs
In other words, it’s the width of my satori riser...

In other words, it’s the width of my satori riser that is causing contact, not the crown?

When I first started seeing the idea of cock vane in it made no sense to me. But I now realize that the...
Forum: Traditional 10-17-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By PigOPs
Shot Noise And Speed

It’s not the “noise” it’s the noise moving toward them. If a bird flies overhead and you hear it’s wings you think “that’s an interesting sound”. If the bird flies by your face you flinch.

I...
Forum: Traditional 10-17-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By PigOPs
Can you tune vanes to shoot off a shelf? That’s...

Can you tune vanes to shoot off a shelf? That’s the reason I’ve gone back to feathers. I could not get read canes not to slam into the shelf and kick left. I’m not huge fan of elevated rests.

...
Forum: Traditional 10-09-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By PigOPs
Yea. I def didn’t shoot at the most opportune...

Yea. I def didn’t shoot at the most opportune time. He would’ve calmed down and came back to the feeder (15 yards) and may have ended up on my side of the feeder (10-12).
I have tinkered with my...
Forum: Traditional 10-07-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By PigOPs
I think I got my setup wrong. I think it is 535...

I think I got my setup wrong. I think it is 535 which is 13.3 gpp.

I do have a chrono and it consistently reads 160. I’m not saying it’s right but that’s what it says.


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Forum: Traditional 10-07-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By PigOPs
will a 400 grain arrow out of a 40# bow be...

will a 400 grain arrow out of a 40# bow be sufficient? I've always run heavy arrows...
Forum: Traditional 10-07-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By PigOPs
Thanks! I’ve actually killed quite a few hogs...

Thanks! I’ve actually killed quite a few hogs with trad bows but it was still a good confidence boost.


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Forum: Traditional 10-06-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By PigOPs
Big Boar Down!

Every year on the property I hunt the falling pecans cause the pigs to come into the land owners’ (3) yards. Every year it affords me the opportunity to stalk in close on pigs and take them out with...
Forum: Traditional 10-06-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By PigOPs
Am I too heavy?

If you watched the buck duck my arrow the other day you may know where this is going already. My setup is flinging a 585 grain arrow at 160 fps. The RDLB is right at 40# at my DL.

Would the deer...
Forum: Traditional 10-05-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By PigOPs
Wrong forum

Wrong forum please delete
Forum: Traditional 10-04-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By PigOPs
I know... I average 5 deer a year with a...

I know... I average 5 deer a year with a compound... that's one reason I picked up trad to begin with.
Forum: Traditional 10-04-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By PigOPs
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Not sure I ever posted this. It’s the riser of the longbow.


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Forum: Traditional 10-04-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By PigOPs
I appreciate that. The more I watch the video the...

I appreciate that. The more I watch the video the more I agree with you. The arrow flew well. It was going exactly where I aimed... He simply ducked it.

If there had been more background noise......
Forum: Traditional 10-02-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,654
Posted By PigOPs
20 yards Sent from my iPhone using...

20 yards


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