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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5060 on: February 18, 2019, 06:23:00 PM »
This thread needs some more pictures. 

I took my Northstar for a walk today. 




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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5061 on: February 18, 2019, 06:35:58 PM »
JD cut the string grooves backwards on that bow.  Send it back and have him fix it.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5062 on: February 18, 2019, 08:03:16 PM »
A quote from a friend when he first saw my Morningstar  on the rack.  "He put the handle leather on backwards.  The string grooves are backwards too.  You didn't see this? Send it back!"   That feather ripping nock splitter is not going anywhere.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5063 on: February 19, 2019, 05:30:14 AM »
I've been looking those over really hard. I like the looks of them but hate to loose a couple inches of draw length on my already short draw.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5064 on: February 19, 2019, 11:35:06 AM »
I have a 26" draw, the Morningstar is very quick no matter what side the grip is on.  Stick with that sunset, unless of course you want one quick and JD has bow on hand.  It doesn't hurt to have two, with one being a few pounds lighter.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5065 on: February 23, 2019, 04:24:55 PM »
I know it is blasphemous to some but I treated my Jet Leopard to some Gold Tip Traditional Classics.  The bow really likes them.



Jet longbows are very underrated.  I hope Joel starts making them again soon.


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5066 on: February 24, 2019, 06:54:21 PM »
Between working until dark and all the rain lately, it's probably been 2 weeks since I got to shoot but I finally got out there today.  As is usually the case, I tend to do better after taking a break, at least for the first one to two dozen arrows.  I'm sure there is a lesson to be learned there but I have yet to learn it!

Any of you Hill style fellas going to be at the TN classic this year?  I'd love to meet some like minded archers and learn all I can. 

First shots after 2 weeks off at roughly 20 yards.  JD Berry Vixen


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5067 on: February 25, 2019, 02:30:40 PM »
ND, doing better after taking a break is a rather common malady.  I often wonder why that is.  It would be good to have an occasional video of what we look like when we are on, versus what we look like when we are off.  There are fine points to this longbow shooting just like any other form.  I know i am on when my  bow feels like it is floating on target after the release.  I can attain this most often after hours of fluid, no thought, shooting, when I am working on nothing in my form and simply firing arrows.  But that first day after a long break can go either way for me. Sometime it all comes together and other times, I need to break down every aspect one thing at a time, with the hopeful reward of getting to that nothing to work on, no thought, shooting.  I bet that Vixen has a nice float to it on release, much like my Morningstar and Sunset Hill.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5068 on: March 08, 2019, 08:40:00 AM »
Is it ok to store my ASLs like this:



Or more likely, in bow socks like this:



I heard somewhere that they shouldn’t be stored leaning upright but also that if hung, they should be supported closer to the riser than the mid-limb. 


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5069 on: March 08, 2019, 11:05:11 AM »
Asl longbows do not have enough weight for it to make much difference.  The tips are stiff enough that nothing will change if they are leaning in a corner for a spell.  There is some old sayings that the sap will run if they are stored vertically or leaning in the corner.  I used the good ole corner from 1970 until nearly 1990 before I owned a bow rack, nothing warped.  I was pretty careful how I set and hung my target bows on things, but not the longbows.  If a bow is back set up or string follow down, I seriously doubt it will make any difference either way.   Now if it setting on smooth dowel or a crusty old brick or that bent rusty nail, that may matter over time.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5070 on: March 08, 2019, 11:06:41 AM »
I store all my longbows horizontally in bow socks.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5071 on: March 08, 2019, 11:16:26 AM »
I screw shelf hangers to the wall and then put a padded flat wood stick on the horizontal half.  I can go 6 bows deep that way, on as many shelf hangers that my walls can hold.  My wife re-did the wall paper in the bow room a couple of years back and accused me of being insane.  There were bows that had not been off the racks in ten years, it is remarkable how much old man and stinky dog dust one longbow can hold.  I now can fit everything that left on just three shelf hanger racks.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5072 on: March 09, 2019, 09:23:21 AM »
Do any of you guys know a source for the suede type leather that is used for longbow grips? I would like to redo a couple but the only stuff I see is the slicker, shiny type of very thin leather for sale. Thanks

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5073 on: March 09, 2019, 09:41:29 AM »
Hi Greg. Howard Hill archery sells them for $4. 


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5074 on: March 09, 2019, 11:09:37 AM »
Problem should have kept my Northstar, but I like to try different stuff.  Never had a Hill; would like to try that one too.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5075 on: March 12, 2019, 02:40:01 AM »
I was asked a question today, I had no answer, so i will ask it here.  He asked, "Where do you mount your stabilizer on a Hill longbow?  If I went to a longbow, should I go with a short one or could I use the 12 inch."  I said, "none of mine have such a thing."  He said, "I know, but I am going to order one with the bushing installed."  Who does that anywho?
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5077 on: March 12, 2019, 12:41:39 PM »
I copied that  picture to give him.  He is a compound shooter, he thinks longbows need the same hardware as a compound. 
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5078 on: March 15, 2019, 05:39:21 PM »
spring has sprung.  The above request person, contacted me and said right off, "Okay A-hole, so you think I'm a green behind the ears dumbass."  He must be looking around the internet with his iPhone.   "So all I need is bowstring with a nocking point.  You think that i can get this figured out by deer season? I need different arrows and lessons."  That I could do.  I have never seen anyone get so excited watching the John Schulz video.  Then he asked,"When should I sell my brother-in-law my compound?"  "Yesterday"
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5079 on: March 15, 2019, 08:20:39 PM »
Pavan, some people the fire lights like you poured gas on them.  Keep fanning the fire! :goldtooth:
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