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Offline RedStag5728

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New Tradition Archer from Orange
« on: November 21, 2012, 10:19:00 AM »
Hello All!

Figured I'd start off by introducing myself. My name's Randy Jones and I'm from Orange County (Virginia of course). I am new to traditional archery, I just started it this year, got a new longbow for my birthday a Carpathian Traditional Archery (CTA) Red Stag 64" longbow 57# @ 28".

I am 23 years old, and I am currently a full time student at University of Mary Washington, currently I'm in my senior year and expected to graduate in the Spring (2013) and my major is Computer Information Technology. Even though I am new, I have done some preliminary research on proper tuning of arrows I bought online which is Easton's Traditional Archery Only carbon shafts 400 spine (9.1 gpi) at 28.5" (my draw is 26.5" and probably around 53 pounds) and currently I am shooting 145 grain field points. And I've pretty much been scouring this forum before deciding to join. I've also been practicing with the bow and getting pretty decent at it, however my form still needs a little work.

What got me into traditional archery was that I am a compound bow hunter of 10 years, I took my first deer when I was 13, a decent 6 pointer. And I am to the point where I can shoot a 1/2" group at 35 yards. So I wanted to challenge myself more and my folks all began shooting crossbows   :knothead: , so I wanted to go the other direction and therefore I decided to go traditional.

So I just wanted to say hello and I am looking forward to meeting you all and expanding my knowledge and experience with traditional archery, and get to the point where I can make my own equipment and kill some deer with it.
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 10:37:00 PM »
Welcome Randy.  
Several of us on here are in the Charlottesville area.  We go to a number of 3D shoots each year.  In fact, we'll likely go to the Dixie Bowmen shoot (near Petersburg) in January.  Check their website.  It's a monthly event through the winter and spring  Maybe we can meet you there sometime.  
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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 10:24:00 AM »
Thanks Cool Springer! Sounds great, I just started Traditional Archery this year and I've been practicing heavily at 20 yards, and occasionally out to 25 yards.

I'm pretty confident that I can kill a deer out to 20, I can consistently shoot about a 6" group and sometimes a 4 or less. Beyond 20 though my groups are slightly bigger lol. But I practice everyday and that's all that it takes.

I definately prefer my longbow over my bow with training wheels, it's surely a lot more fun. I will get more practice in at home and maybe I'll join you guys in a 3d shoot without making a fool out of myself    :smileystooges:
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 10:10:00 AM »
Randy, if you ever want to get together and do some fine tuning or just shooting, let me know.

I will try to leave a few deer in Orange for you this fall!   :biglaugh:  

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 03:04:00 PM »
Hey Randy,  Hope to bump into you this year.  You might want to take Ol' Allen up on some lessons.  That fella can shoot.  I'm a member of Dixie Bowmen.  It's a great place to shoot.  Jeff
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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 12:31:00 PM »
Thanks Jeff and Allen. I will definately check out the Dixie Bowmen, and maybe when things warm up a little bit and hunting season is done with (and school is finally out) I'll take you up on that offer, Allen.
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 08:26:00 PM »
Welcome Randy!  Sounds like you are set to have some fun with a new direction.  Good luck with everything.  But be careful who you associate with.  Dixie Bowman is full of great members and Nook is right that Allen knows how to place an arrow where he wants it.  But if you start hanging out with those guys, well....you'll see.......
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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 09:20:00 PM »
Thanks for the welcome (is what I meant to say in the pm; I just got out of class and my brain isn't functioning right lol)!
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 10:52:00 PM »
Back at ya.  

Night classes...ouch
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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 07:42:00 AM »
yeah I've had em all along that I've been at Mary Washington. I had a class yesterday morning at 11am which is a gym course I'm taking as an elective. And then last night a Philosophy course (another elective) which nearly puts you to sleep, and then an hour drive home (i'm a commuter). Needless to say when I got home, I was already ready for bed.

Matter of fact I've got one tonight as well from 6 - 8:45pm, at least this course is a little more interesting (psychology).
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 10:48:00 AM »
Randy, don't let Duane scare you off.  The Cool Springs Gang CAN'T be as bad as our reputation!     :biglaugh:    :biglaugh:

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 11:10:00 AM »
:smileystooges:
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 04:32:00 PM »
Oh don't worry Allen.  I told him ALL about you guys, except for the part where I wish I were closer and could get to hang out with you more.
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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 04:55:00 PM »
Yeah you guys are all pretty much dotted away from the club. I just looked it up on mapquest and it'll take me 2 hours and 8 minutes to get there   :eek:    :scared:  Even longer for you Allen, talk about dedicated   :thumbsup:    :archer:    :archer2:
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013, 10:34:00 AM »
Randy,welcome to trad shooting,I am as well a Cool Springs member and we have already begun shooting the 3d courses atvDixie and the two day shoot is coming up in April.Hope you can hook up with the Gang this year....

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 10:37:00 PM »
Welcome to ya!!!
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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2013, 08:35:00 AM »
Thanks guys! It was a pleasure meeting Jeff and Danny at the Dixie rendezvous, looking forward to being there again in May! Also I tried looking up the Cool Springs Gang, do you guys have a site?
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

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Re: New Tradition Archer from Orange
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2013, 11:21:00 AM »
Hey Randy,  Pleasure meeting you.  Should be a better turnout and more campers next year at Dixie.  We are setting up a new parking and hopefully camping area on another piece of the property.

The Cool Springs Gang are several traditional bowhunters in and around the Charlottesville area.  We get together and shoot at Dannys house once a week.  People ask where Cool Springs is located.  It's wherever we gather to hunt, shoot and discuss the later.  Hence, no website.

Hope to see you soon.  Jeff
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