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    • bullseyes
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      witch is better for instinctive shooting. a shelf cut to center or past center? can any1 shed some light on this subject?

    • lyagooshka
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      My guess is whatever works for you and whatever your arrows are matched to. Self bows are sometimes not cut at all, but can be shot very well instinctively. Best thing I can say is try out as many setups as you can to see what works for you. Be well.

      Alex

      πŸ˜€

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      There really isn’t a “better,” imo. However, different shelf cuts can be more or less tolerant of a wider variety of arrow spines.

      The two bows I shoot most are cut 3/16″ past center, and I find them capable of handling a wide variety of arrows. But that really has nothing to do with ease of “instinctive shooting” – regardless of shelf cut, you will need to tune your arrows to the variables of the particular bow. When that is done, then “instinctive” shooting (or the practice to get there) follows.

    • Wexbow
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      I prefer wizards… πŸ˜›

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Wexbow wrote: I prefer wizards… πŸ˜›

      Haha…

    • paleoman
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      What did they beter with? Ball bat? Sorry now it’ s mob mentality.

    • Troy Warner
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      Wow, 1st post and they pounce:wink:

      The closer to center the shelf is cut the easier to tune the arrows to the bow because as smithhammer mentioned center cut is more tolerant of a wider range of spines for the arrows. Instinctive shooting takes lots of practice with either a center cut bow or a self bow with no shelf. Which ever a person chooses, as you practice with that bow your mind will make corrections, little by little until it becomes natural to pick a spot point and shoot that bow accurately. I think I have that right? The folks here know what their doing and have a wealth of knowledge that you can tap.

      I might have this slightly over simplified but, I believe in simple.

      Good luck

      Troy

    • bullseyes
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      thx that makes alot of sence i was just wondering because i was looking at the td that fred bear used for hunting and it said that it was cut to center for instinctive shooting and that kinda threw me for a loop

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      tradhunter1 wrote: Wow, 1st post and they pounce:wink:

      Troy

      Cabin fever is my guess. dwc

    • Troy Warner
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      Cabin fever indeed!

      A person needs to have a sense of humor to take up traditional tackle. If we take ourselves to seriously we’d lose our minds while trying to figure this gig out.

    • lyagooshka
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      Yeah, it’s pretty rough this time of year. I guess this is some sort of target practice when it’s just too cold to take out the bow. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      This is a tough time of year to be shooting. I love the cold and love the walk in the woods, but those nice soft logs and stumps are hard as marble this time of year. When I was shooting aluminum I lost a lot of arrows in the dead of winter. dwc

    • Wexbow
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      tradhunter1 wrote: Wow, 1st post and they pounce:wink:

      Sorry bullseye, but here in Ireland a little jibe is in fact a warm welcome, i.e. you’re part of the gang πŸ˜€

    • paleoman
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      Yah. Cabin fever’ s it! I might start changing the channels without the remote. This dog needs to play frisbee outside. Jan- March is stinko for me as A. Bunker used to say. I’ d hibernate if I could.

    • bullseyes
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      lol it was a teeth chattering 76 degrees here in florida today in fact im goin outside in a min to shoot under a shop light:D

    • Troy Warner
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      It might only get down to -5 tonight! For the last week that will be considered a heat wave.:P

      It might get to 10 above tomorrow so I can do a little stumpin in the back yard.

      Troy

    • archer38
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      Negative 38 Celcius here on Tuesday morning and stayed around neg 20’s the rest of the week ’till this morning. Anyone know how to bribe that groundhog next week !?!?!?!

    • Troy Warner
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      Its been a mild winter here, So far this winter our coldest has been -23F, and that was only for a couple of days. Here the wind is what kicks your butt.

      As for that ground hog I recommend a 300 grn broad head. That would anchor him so he couldn’t get back in his hole.

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