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Offline frank4570

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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 06:25:00 AM »
Is there a forum for arrow making? If there is I can't find it and I don't want to post stuff in the wrong forum.
 Maybe video instructional?

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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 06:42:00 AM »
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Is there a forum for arrow making? If there is I can't find it and I don't want to post stuff in the wrong forum.
 Maybe video instructional?
guess that somehow you missed seeing the "how to - resources" forum.  ;)

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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 07:07:00 AM »
Ah, it was under archives. I sometimes need a push in the right direction. That should keep me busy for a while. Thanks.

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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017, 07:13:00 AM »
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Originally posted by frank4570:
Ah, it was under archives. I sometimes need a push in the right direction. That should keep me busy for a while. Thanks.
glad to help out!    :thumbsup:      :thumbsup:
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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2017, 10:08:00 AM »
Hello,  

I'm new to the forum, although I have been reading a lot of posts prior to joining up.  Impressed with the amount of information and experience here.  I look forward to picking your brains and learning all I can.  I was a compound shooter, picked up my first long bow and fell in love with it.  Now, I don't find myself going back anytime soon.

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Better to be behind the bow, then in front of the arrow.

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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2017, 11:47:00 AM »
Hello all,

New to this site and to "hunting" with a traditional bow.  I have been hunting with compounds for 30+ years but shooting recurves off and on since I was six.  I picked up a 69" Bear Tamerlane and had so much fun shooting it that I decided this year to forsake the compound and get into using traditional gear.

I just bought a Bear Grizzly a couple weeks ago and im shooting really well with it.  50# but Im only pulling 27" so im around 48#.  I checked a spine chart and tried my Beman ICS hunters with a 125gr tip and it seems to be shooting well (quiet too) with such a light arrow.  My question is, what would you all recommend for a good build for a hunting arrow (and same for practice).

My thoughts are GT traditional classic (cut to 28") with 5" shield cut feathers and a 150gr Magnus Stinger broadhead.  This alone will put me at ~ 10gr per lb of pull.  Would you recommend brass inserts for the broadhead end of the arrow and in what weight?  I have had good results with a myriad of wheel bow arrows in the FOC area but not sure how important it is in traditional hunting arrows.  Also, many blogs recommend a 500 spine arrow for this weight but with a heavier tip and the generous center cut on the grizzly, im thinking a can keep with a 400 spine, heavier arrow.  Do you all agree.

Thanks for any suggestions, Im wicked stoked about this years season and want the best penetrating arrow I can deliver!
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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2017, 04:47:00 PM »
Hi Rob,

Thanks for the article. Last fall, while in New Mexico, I was at a craft show and saw a fellow who was building beautiful custom bows. I hadn't shot a bow for 50 years, since I was 16. I talked with him a bit and then visited his shop/range where I was able to shot one of his long bows. Half an hour later, I left with a 70 inch, #42/28 ordered. It was delivered in time for Christmas. (Since my draw is just short of 30 inches, seems I am drawing 46-48 pounds.) Got connected with a great group of folks who run the local indoor range here in Vero Beach, FL. Started with their 20# recurves twice a week. Have now worked up to being able to shoot a 70-80 arrows from my bow in my normal hour range time. Goal is to be able to consistently put six arrow string into a 5 inch circle at 20 yards.

Although I had not planned on hunting, the range owner has several hundred acres west of town and hogs are a problem, tearing up pastures and the 3D range he has there. He needs to cull about 20-25 a year. When the cameras show they have started moving in the daytime, we'll start hunting them.  

At the age of 66, I can't tell you how exciting it is to get back into a great sport.

Thanks for the site and I hope to be able to post some photos sometime in the future.

Don Young
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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2017, 05:01:00 PM »
welcome to trad gang, don!    :wavey:

sounds like you got a good bow, how's that holding weight treating ya?  work into it, don't overdo!

feral hogs have been at epidemic proportions in the USA for many years.  i read one gov't agency report that stated if 70% of the ferals were killed off in a year, they'd be back to epidemic numbers a year later.  

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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2017, 09:06:00 AM »
Great article! When I was a youngster, many different writers pointed out some of the same things you have mentioned here, but your article brings these common sense principles together into a concise and simple composition that provides a solid base of information to build upon.
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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2017, 09:58:00 AM »
thank you, sam.

making sure to put in all the stuff that applies to trad archery/bowhunting can be too much for a newbie to contemplate and grasp.  if ya try to simplify, make it concise and leave stuff out, that might make for easier reading but doesn't allow for the big picture.  i hope what i've done makes for easy reading and contains all the right stuff required for success.
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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2018, 11:29:45 PM »
Rob,

what a great read! I have been shooting my longbow for the past three years (32 years old now) and wish I would have found this sooner as I am self taught, including bow set up etc. Thanks for putting out such great information in an easy to read format for a bird brain like me  :bigsmyl:

I am new to Tradgang and am beyond excited to pour over all the information contained here as well as make some relationships with those who clearly love the stickbow as much as I do!

-Chris

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Re: Getting Started in Traditional Archery for Bowhunters
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2018, 08:33:27 PM »
Rob,

what a great read! I have been shooting my longbow for the past three years (32 years old now) and wish I would have found this sooner as I am self taught, including bow set up etc. Thanks for putting out such great information in an easy to read format for a bird brain like me  :bigsmyl:

I am new to Tradgang and am beyond excited to pour over all the information contained here as well as make some relationships with those who clearly love the stickbow as much as I do!

-Chris

very glad to hear the article is of some good value for you.

i've made some relatively minor additions and amendments to the article ...

http://tradgang.com/docs/trad.html
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