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Offline coryd

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Newbie in Charlottesville
« on: June 20, 2013, 01:29:00 PM »
I thought I'd make my introduction in the Virginia forum since I live in Charlottesville.

I'm 31 and have been hunting for the past 20 years.  During that time I've enjoyed decent success and have been moving toward more primitive styles of hunting.  For the past five years I've hunted almost exclusively with a bow (compound), with a little bit of flintlock hunting mixed in during general firearm season.

In November of 2011 I borrowed my grandfather's old bear kodiak.  55# at 28" if I remember correctly and got to the point where I felt comfortable with it inside of 20 yards, but never hunted with it.  I returned it to my grandfather and now my cousin has it and it's not available for me to use, oh well.

I'm looking to start shooting a recurve again and am hoping to maybe connect with someone in the Charlottesville area to shoot a bow or two before buying my own.  

I'm keeping an eye out for an older bear recurve like the one my pap had and I have a line on a browning wasp, but I'm also considering the Samick Sage as an affordable way to test the waters of traditional archery (I'm not quite ready to sell my compound and dive into the deep end yet).

Sorry for the long post.

Cory

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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 10:41:00 PM »
Welcome!

You'll find a few folk in your neck of the woods.  And, I assume, they will chime in pretty as soon as they see this thread.

Hopefully, we'll meet at Dixie some day.

Regards!
Middlesex County, VA

P.S. The Samick Sage is seems to be a good bow.
David
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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 09:06:00 AM »
Cory,
 I live on the other side of the Ridge in the Valley and have a few "vintage" bows if you are interested in trying them. I have Bears, Brownings,Pearson in weights from 40-49#, starting with higher weights is a plan for bad form. There is a definite difference between flinging arrows and shooting arrows.
 Anyway, if interested in trying some of these bows let me know if you want to ome over sometime. Once bitten it is an addiction that is one of the more pleasant kinds.

 Tom
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Offline coryd

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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 07:56:00 AM »
Thanks for the replies David and Tom.  I'll be travelling out of state this weekend and I found a 48 lb bear grizzly on craigslist that I'm picking up along the way.  The seller agreed to hold it for me until Saturday so hopefully things work out and he doesn't sell it before then.

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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 10:31:00 AM »
Cory,
  I reside in Earlysville and I am an avid hunter and shooter.I host the Cool Springs Traditional Bowhunters from my residence.We shoot every Tuesday around six thirty.We currently have out fifteen 3d targets.We are a private club per se but welcome new folks to visit and hang out with this unforgettable bunch.I am sure they will be chime
Ing in soon.You can call me and we can discuss it...My cell is
434 960 7573...texting is best cause of service.Welcome to the area and shoot straight.

Danny
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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 10:38:00 AM »
Tom.......Those bows are great.My daughters boyfriend has fallen in love with the Griz and it shoots well s do all of them.The Super Kodiak is also a shooter I thank you so much for getting that done.They all look pretty hanging on the wall lol.I have to take a deer with one of those eventually.I have my annual church shoot coming up that I host and now am afraid to let anyone use them.lol.Only a select few will come off the wall though.I am looking for any old tabs or old arrows that would shoot in these forty pound bows.I try not to let them shoot my carbons.I usually found old aluminum or wood.I would be glad to buy some from ya......Hope to see ya soon Tom.Come on over sometime and have a few I mean shoot a few..lol

Danny
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Offline coryd

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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 08:44:00 AM »
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Originally posted by 2hats:
Cory,
  I reside in Earlysville and I am an avid hunter and shooter.I host the Cool Springs Traditional Bowhunters from my residence.We shoot every Tuesday around six thirty.We currently have out fifteen 3d targets.We are a private club per se but welcome new folks to visit and hang out with this unforgettable bunch.I am sure they will be chime
Ing in soon.You can call me and we can discuss it...My cell is
434 960 7573...texting is best cause of service.Welcome to the area and shoot straight.

Danny
Thanks for the offer Danny, unfortunately I have a weekly obligation on Tuesdays that will keep me from coming out to shoot on Tuesdays.  I'd like to get some feedback on my shooting from someone who has some experience, so maybe another time.

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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 10:24:00 AM »
Danny,
 We know why you don't let them use your carbons as not many can shoot a 22" arrow,lol. I do have some old r/h tabs laying around but arrows for the bows is an issue. Have some 2114's and 2115's but don't have anything with less spine. Monkey arms need more spine-don't cha know.
 Hoping you Cool Springers will consider coming over the mountain to BOR for the Sept. Jamboree. Camping available but you got to get there early, like a day or two early to get a spot.
 Anyway Danny, keep enjoying the KS and Alaskan-they need to be shot-not just looked at. Best to you.

 Tom
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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 07:50:00 PM »
Tom,keep me posted on the Sept. shoot.I actually encountered three more old Bears today.One is a 58 Kodiak(BH854),other two are old 52"Magnums with the recessed silver coin.I am actually gonna refinish these the best I can.I am actually working on a deal to own these.The owner told me to take them and mess with them cause he figures they are just wall hangars,we'ii see.I really enjoy these things.I did the 420 loctite to seal them up before trying my luck on them.Take care Tom
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Re: Newbie in Charlottesville
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2013, 06:21:00 PM »
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