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  • Buzzard
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    It’s been my experience with selfbows and otherwise small, left of center shelves, that lowering spine, as much as 15lbs will help quite a bit in bringing my POI closer to my POA.

    Buzzard
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    I mount my MA3’s on lodgepole pine shafts for a total weight of around 575gr ave. 64# longbow.

    Buzzard
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    Sometimes you get the bow, sometimes the bow gets you!!! Ya might wanna watch out, bad luck runs in 3’s in my neck of the woods!

    Buzzard
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    heydeerman; i’m writing down the directions. hope it works out that i can get down there for this. Gonna be in Indy on Sat. The GORH is 3.5hrs away from home so i’m gonna have to hustle! Buzzard

    Buzzard
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    in reply to: winter elk hunt #28667

    If i could pick and chose, without regard to open seasons, i’d go with the last week of Sept and/or the first 2 weeks of October. I’m a little long in the tooth to be fightin much snow, but i don’t mind the cold and i do love the mountains.

    Buzzard
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    I’m tryin to put together a car load of people and come up on Saturday. We’ll see what happens.

    Buzzard
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    in reply to: anyone tried #26598

    LL; I have no way of posting pic’s. Simply take a 2-blade Eskimo and cut off the forward 1/3 of the head/point. Round it off with a grinder and sharpen. It’ll look like a shovel point. They rarely stick in hard/frozen tree roots, dirt, etc. If you try to use them “full length” as sold, the point can stick deeply in wood or roots and may bend badly when shot into the dirt. I shoot a lot of rabbits sitting in brush piles, old dump heaps, etc., and have found this to be the best setup so far, not to say it couldn’t be improved! I keep a couple of Tiger Claws in the bow quiver for shots where “skipping” might be a problem. Hope this helps! Buzzard

    Buzzard
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    SS; One of the great things about this country is all the state and national forests we have to offer. Where i hunt out west is national forest land. Find a spot, pitch a tent, and start hunting. It’s just that simple, kinda. You still need to do your homework about species, terrain, weather, etc. Most archery tags in most states are ” over the counter” tags. For the price of a license and some gasoline, you can have your own “adventure”. I try to go west each year to hunt elk and by splitting fuel costs with a friend, i can usually get a week long hunt for under $1000.00. Even less if i go with the cheaper “cow tag”. Remember, a man without a dream ain’t much of a man.

    Buzzard
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    in reply to: tab vs glove #22928

    Aussy; i strongly recommend the Wyandotte Closed-end glove available from 3-rivers. I’ve been shooting those gloves for 20 yrs and am very happy with them. I also remove the velcro and sew on an antler button for attachment. PS. I hate velcro almost as much as i hate x-bows.

    Buzzard
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    in reply to: Broadheads #22920

    Zwickey Eskimo 2-blade. The 4-blade model is also very good but can be a challenge to sharpen if your not used to it.

    Buzzard
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    Their not using buttons because those “movie stars” only hunt traditional when their “on camera”. Most probably never heard of brush buttons. Both of my recurves wear buttons and always have, and i started shooting these things in 1973! No silly felt pads either!

    Buzzard
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    in reply to: anyone tried #22908

    Back years ago when they first came out they were called “tiger claws”. Yes, i’ve tried them, mostly on rabbits and sqwerls and they are a very good head. I guess my only complaint about them would be that you can’t pull them back out of a rabbit, you have to push it on through. No big deal as they usually give complete penetration. You just end up with funk on the feathers. Sqwerls have a very tough hide and they will usually bounce off, leaving a very dead sqwerl. PS. Also, i sharpen the blades to aid with those “not so perfect” shots! My favorite rabbit head of all time is a Zwickey Eskimo with the front 1/3 bobbed off to give a “spade point”. Very deadly and doesn’t stick to bad in tree roots, frozen ground, etc.

    Buzzard
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    in reply to: muck boots #22889

    Walkin in Muck boots is kinda like havin a 2X6 tied to your foot. Might be OK if ya get caught in a cow milkin contest, but there terrible in the woods, you couldn’t sneak-up on a tree wearin them. There’s very few decent woods runnin boots out there. LL Beans “Maine Hunting Boot” is the best bowhunting/sneak boot i’ve ever used. There quiet, flexible, and waterproof.

    Buzzard
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    in reply to: strung- unstrung #33149

    Most custom builders i’ve talked to say more bows are ruined by stringing/unstringing than by any other means. My bow stays strung unless i’m not going to be using it for a week or more.

    Buzzard
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    WOW, now that’s impressive.

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