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    • Patrick
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      Well, I put quite a few arrows through my new bow today, and I have a few observations from shooting what really is only the second bow I’ve ever shot beyond a couple token shots. Since compounds don’t count, and the lil’ red longbow I shot when I was lil’ was so long ago).

      Initially, I was concerned about the excess poundage. Primarily, because I hear so much about making sure not to overbow. I was happy to find that the extra 9-10 pounds didn’t bother me one bit.

      The new bow is a takedown version of the same model. When first holding it, I was concerned that I wouldn’t like the necessarily larger grip. In practice, I quickly began to like it better than the slimmer grip on my one-piece Baraga. Why? Beats me, I just do.

      I did expect to SEE a speed difference. I’m sure I would if I were shooting them side-by-side. But I wasn’t and I didn’t.

      There is a BIG difference in stringing that baby up. It’s much more difficult to do. I can’t imagine stringing up an 80#er!:shock:

      I might add to this as time goes by.

    • David Petersen
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      P — what kind of take-down hardware does she use?

    • Patrick
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      The same one Robertson Longbows use…the connexion hinge.

    • Patrick
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      When shooting for long periods of time, like yesterday, I can definitely feel the poundage. I shot 100 arrows, and that is a bit more than I should’ve shot. That was no problem at all with my other bow. I’ll be back at it after work today though. Gotta build up those muscles. 😉

    • David Petersen
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      OK Paddy, let’s try this again with a few self-edits:

      What we’re really looking forward to is not your “first second bow,” but your “second first bow.” Not as easy as it sounds! :P:P

      Meanwhile while building the shooting muscles, be careful not to blow out a shoulder, as I did by over-practicing several years ago with a bow that wasn’t too heavy for normal practice and hunting but tore me up when I got carried away … and I never got close to 100 shots a day. Forced me to drop 10 pounds forever. When I was a runner, I ran too much and too fast and ruined a knee. When I was a weight lifter (the good old iron kind), I lifted too much too often and blew out a shoulder. When I was a whitewater kayaker (aged mid-40s when I took it up,) I did 100 Eskimo rolls nonstop to show off (to whom, I have no idea) … and there went the other shoulder. Now all I have left is walking and archery in the mid-50# category. Point is, through life we either tend to not do enough and then suffer the pains and losses of softness and premature decay … or we try to do too much too fast and hear things in our body go “Pop! Snap!” and are crippled in that way. The wise person of exercises regularly but modestly is the rare being who is able to keep going late into life (barring bad genes). Ah, but as “they” say, “Moderation in all things.” I’ve always taken the “all” part to include moderation itself. :(:lol::oops: “dave2old” (Whoever invented the original happy face and all the rest since, should be shot with a dull broadhead from a weak bow at a great distance. Mia culpas)

    • Patrick
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      😯 Yet, with all that, I’m sure you’re in better shape than I am! 😳

      Moderation is not one of my strong suits either. My wife would definitely concur.

    • Hiram
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      Train with a Formaster! Feel the Rhomboid pop out, that is your clicker!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhomboid_major_muscle

    • Patrick
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      Hiram wrote: Train with a Formaster! Feel the Rhomboid pop out, that is your clicker!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhomboid_major_muscle

      Did you just recently discover Wikipedia, Hiram? 😆

    • David Petersen
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      Moderation in all things … except buying new Shrews! No, she doesn’t yet know. Please don’t tell. 8):lol: anon

    • Patrick
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      David Petersen wrote: Moderation in all things … except buying new Shrews! No, she doesn’t yet know. Please don’t tell. 8):lol: anon

      I just read this. Now that is funny! I won’t tell if you don’t!!!!:lol:

    • Patrick
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      I chronographed and checked the poundage of both Baraga’s at my draw length, which is 30″ with the anchor point I’m presently using:
      Baraga 1 @ 50 lbs: 154 fps
      Baraga 2 @ 60 lbs: 166 fps
      Arrow weight (calculated, not weighed) is 661 grains

    • tom-wisconsin
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      Patrick

      Did I miss pictures of your new bow somewhere:?:

      Tom

    • Patrick
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      Tom-Wisconsin wrote: Patrick

      Did I miss pictures of your new bow somewhere:?:

      Tom

      You sure did:
      https://www.tradbow.com/members/cfmbb/messages.cfm?messageid=03409F4B-1422-1DE9-EDDEB90BDAE3222A#03409F4B-1422-1DE9-EDDEB90BDAE3222A

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