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HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5100 on: March 18, 2019, 10:55:25 PM »
I hope Ol’ Jake gives you many years of success.  I lost a close friend to suicide on St. Patrick’s Day two years ago.  As Fred Bear once said, “Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.”


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5102 on: March 18, 2019, 11:23:32 PM »
Paul makes the Autumn Legends for Ron LaClair’s shop. Here’s the kind of tolerance Paul uses:
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5103 on: March 19, 2019, 11:11:55 AM »
Those are some great looking woodies Ray. I’ve had some back luck with the quality of wood shafts in the past that made me stick with carbon but I may have to revisit the issue. 


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5104 on: March 19, 2019, 11:33:33 AM »
If I make my own wood arrows I use Surewood Douglas Fir or Wapiti cedar.  I’ve had great success with both of those shaft suppliers.  I’m not sure where Paul gets his shafts from but I’ve seen sitka spruce and his cedar now and they’re both great.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5105 on: March 19, 2019, 06:38:19 PM »
The next time, hopefully this coming fall, I shoot a pheasant with a longbow, I need to remember to do this.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5106 on: March 19, 2019, 08:08:40 PM »
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5107 on: March 19, 2019, 08:10:19 PM »
👍👍looks good. 
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5108 on: March 19, 2019, 09:15:35 PM »
I just learned something tonight.  I have read on forums many times that one should shoot a longbow and a recurve just the same.  Wanna bet on that one?  I should know better than to take out a recurve for the first shooting after a two month layofff.  Couldn't draw the recurve without lifting the arrow off the shelf and had to intentionally force it down.  A quick change to my JD Berry Morningstar fixed the problem completely and I had no trouble packing arrows like normal.  Time to unload the recurve for the year. 
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5109 on: March 19, 2019, 09:28:42 PM »
I have never had any issues going back and forth from recurve to longbow.......
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner.  Shunryu Suzuki

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5110 on: March 19, 2019, 09:40:10 PM »
Ah, so Ron you are saying that you can shoot your longbow like you shoot your recurve.  I am a true believer in the teaching of John Schulz, I am stating that I cannot shoot my recurve just like I shoot my longbows.  I know my longbow form is correct for my longbows.  I was rather surprised with my results, my first target work since my wife broke her arm.  I cannot shoot a recurve with the bent bow arm and the low wrist comes naturally to me, taking the pressure off  of the heel and wedging up with the bow hand is a freaky feeling thing for me, stiff and clumsy.  I tried to give that recurve away, but the dirty bugger first bought a slightly lighter recurve and sold that and then bought a Hill longbow.  Back on the bow rack.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5111 on: March 20, 2019, 08:22:05 AM »
Ray, are those weights with the field tips or just bare shafts? If the field tips are included what weight are you using? Thanks, Greg

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5112 on: March 20, 2019, 08:47:55 AM »
Greg, those weights are with 125 grain points that Paul installs.  I’ll swap out with my 185 grain grizzly heads and 190 grain field points, so net gain of about 60 grains.  I like the label that Paul uses.  My last batch of Autumn Legends has 60-62# and 509-515 on them.  I save the labels for my arrows and the strings that I get from Ten Ring Strings which also lists all the specs. 
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5113 on: March 20, 2019, 09:28:19 AM »
Ray, my arrows from Paul all end up heavier than I expect. I just checked a box marked 480 but when I switch out the 125 for a 160 they are all 615-630. That’s why I was wondering if the posted weight included the 125 they come with. I am going to call him any way to try and get something finished closer to 530 to shoot out of my 53# bows. Thanks

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5114 on: March 20, 2019, 08:39:04 PM »
I have another set of Paul’s arrows that are 55# spine that are 29” BOP and weigh 570 with 125 grain points.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5115 on: March 26, 2019, 07:35:26 PM »
My choice for my spring turkey bow is which one that I can shoot and hit a turkey size target the most often at 30 yards with my 4 by 4" 1918s with the Herters four blade heads.  The winner is my left hand Berry Morningstar.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5116 on: March 26, 2019, 08:31:11 PM »
I need to get some woodies ordered soon, just not entirely sure what to get.  I'll be bugging you about that soon Pavan ;)

The weather has really been lovely lately and I have been practicing nearly everyday.  Little by little, (and I mean little) I am getting more consistent. 

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5117 on: March 27, 2019, 02:13:54 AM »
Just PM me your exact specs and for which bow and I will make my best guess.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5118 on: March 27, 2019, 08:05:01 PM »
I'm tinkering with a new string and realize I have forgotten the recommended beginning brace height for my bow. It's a HHA Wesley Special. My bow is quiet but it sure seems to be high. Thanks for the help - a feeble minded old guy appreciates the help.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5119 on: March 27, 2019, 08:10:10 PM »
6&1/8" to 6.5"  If it is a 70" maybe an 1/8" more, if it is a reverse 1" more.
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