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Offline Dog Walker

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Totally Traditional again
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:48:00 PM »
Today I sold my two Onieda compound bows.  One, I hunted with for over a decade and the other was a backup. For what it's worth, I shot it instinctively off the shelf.  I have bounced around a lot in my 40 years bowhunting. I had hunted with a longbow, compounds but took most of my animals with a Blackwidow recurve.  I'm not totally sure why I switched back and forth so much but looking back, I had way more fun with my recurve.  It's a great feeling to be back, shooting totally trad.  Sometimes, I felt like I was  on another planet, in a no-man's land. I wasn't really a trad guy or a compounder.  I didn't fit in any where.
Cari-Bow Tuktu Ex 55#@28"
TT Pinnacle II 55#@28"

Offline adamgti

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Re: Totally Traditional again
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 02:45:00 PM »
What a cool post. Good to have you back. Love your picture as well.
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Offline Gun

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Re: Totally Traditional again
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 02:08:00 PM »
Atta Boy. Welcome back.
I shot compounds for 2 yrs in the early 70s. Nothing but grief for me.
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Offline calgarychef

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Re: Totally Traditional again
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 01:09:00 PM »
It's interesting, I've only shot about a dozen shots out of those contraptions.  I never had one but I do love to laugh at the grief people put themselves through to have sights and a let off.

Offline Sheepshooter

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Re: Totally Traditional again
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 06:53:00 PM »
I'm with you Gun. I shot compounds for prolly ten years off and on before totally committing to the stick bow. I always struggled. I just never could get the hang of sights even though I could shoot a gun with iron sights. I like simplicity and the stick bow just looks "right" in hero pictures.

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