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  • James Harvey
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    in reply to: What ya got goin? #13108

    Beautiful photo Ralph. Have a great time at the shoot. Throw up any photos if you get any from the event 😉

    James Harvey
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    in reply to: Best target #28719

    Those rhinehart(sp?) cube things that look like a big dice are about the most popular I see other guys with (you can pick em up and throw them on the seat of your car for example). But if you want a more permanent one, I’m sure if you did a search for “home made targets” or “target build along” you’d find some great ideas.

    I remembered Steve put up some pics of his target.. try this thread:

    https://www.tradbow.com/members/cfmbb/messages.cfm?messageid=804A1617-1422-1DE9-ED77786BC9184DBB#804A1617-1422-1DE9-ED77786BC9184DBB

    Good luck!

    Edit:

    Here’s a photo of my old target.. same idea as Steve’s except I went to the local carpet store and they had rolls of old carpet out the back to go to the rubbish tip, they were happy for me to take them for free. I cut the carpet up into tiles which stack on top of each other. The whole thing was made from scraps so was just about free. Lasted a couple of years of regular shooting (but it’s no good for broadheads).

    James Harvey
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    in reply to: Watches #24458

    Not sure if it’ll help but our little army trick for stopping the reflection of watches is cut the top 3-4 inches off a green sock and slip it over your wrist to cover the watch. Then you just peel it back when you want a look. Might muffle any obnoxious ticking 😉

    James Harvey
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    in reply to: What ya got goin? #24391

    Hey guys, long time no see. I’ve graduated from our humble little officer college and been posted back to my home town of Brisbane. There’s a good looking archery club 15 minutes away from my new apartment which should see me out shooting again soon!

    Here’s a photo they put in the local paper from the graduation with me and my dad:

    I’m looking forward to scouring the pages and catching up with everyone 😉

    James Harvey
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    I don’t have anything serious to add, although last year one of my soldiers was bitten by a snake, on his hand, while he was holding his pride and joy to ‘water the horses’. That’s my new working definition of a ‘close call’ 😉

    We have a variety of ticks here, I’ve bedded down in long grass in the dark, only to find my torch and turn it on to see ticks crawling through the grass like ants towards me. But the worst tick bite I’ve seen was when one of my dogs was dragging his legs around behind him like he’d been spine shot, thanks to a paralysis tick living up to it’s name.

    My favourite bitey animal story though is from a Christmas maybe 10 years ago. It was Christmas eve and I stumbled, drunk into my bedroom. I’ve always been a fairly neat person and was immediately befuddled as I distinctly remember not leaving a belt lying in the middle of my room. Sure enough, even in my stupor I figured out pretty quick that the belt had a distinct slither to it. I have a distinct memory of looking at it with bleary, drunken eyes and deciding I had no idea what kind of snake it was. I was too drunk to even figure out if it was a python or something more concerning.

    Honestly, at that point I would have just circumvented it and gone to bed confident that he was looking for rats, not bed buddies. Except the same little terrier that would later fall victim to a paralysis tick was roaming the house and would doubtless try and make friends with my new reptilian compadre. So I reached into my cupboard and grabbed what seemed like a practical solution. My newly purchased samurai sword. That was a nice moment to discover that the sword was about exactly as sharp as a spoon. So there I was, 6′ of drunken moron with an angry snake pinned under an enormous Japanese butter knife wondering what the hell to do next.

    I didn’t want to let the snake go as he was definitely wearing his cranky pants by this stage. So with one hand stretched out using the big knife to keep mr snake at bay my other hand was stretched out in the other direction fumbling through a draw for a little folding knife I knew (hoped) was there. Sure enough the knife appeared, unfolded and dispatched el snako (that’s Mexican for snake).

    Christmas day saw me wake up and discover my enemy was a juvenile carpet snake. About as dangerous as a safety pin. What a tough guy I am 😉

    James Harvey
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    I noticed the two fletch in that War of the Arrows movie as well.. I’m not across my Asian archery at all, but it struck me as trying to be accurate to the period.. anyone know if this is actually what Chinese and Koreans got up to?

    I’m no mathemagician but my calculations suggest that 2 fletch should roughly cut your fletching time and resources by a 3rd… if it works.. why not eh?

    James Harvey
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    Welcome Kris,

    This is a great forum, with heaps of really great info at your fingertips by searching old posts and heaps of great guys hanging around to ask questions and be inspired by.

    I hope you’ve got a subscription to TBM, it’s the ducks nuts mate. And if you get premium online membership (which is incredibly good value) you get digital access to old, sold out issues, right back from when the magazine began. I love reading those old magazines!

    Jim

    James Harvey
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    in reply to: Barbed broadheads #20773

    There are some regulars on the forum who use them.. they must know the details.

    James Harvey
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    Steve,

    I’ve got a memory that Doc Ashby told me that birch was one of the best shafts he came across for toughness, behind those forgewood shafts. Said it was a bugger to straighten though. I’d be keen to try it too, although the only source for finished shafts I’ve come across is 3rivers and they’re some kind of laminate. If you give them a go be sure to post about it!

    James Harvey
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    Follow up question for you chaps wise in the ways of wipe-on, what glue do you use for your feathers? The glue that I’ve been using for ages on my dipped shafts seems to be burning through the poly as it dries.

    James Harvey
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    in reply to: What ya got goin? #14164

    Ralph,

    Someone I’m used to seeing those hills all brown and dry.. they look great!

    I got the MRI results back a couple weeks ago and see the orthopaedic surgeon on Thursday to get his opinion on surgical solutions/timelines. I was encouraged reading the latest TBM to see the story from Andersohn about his come back hunt. I daresay he overcame more arduous terrain than I’ll be dealing with in the next 6 months.

    James Harvey
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    in reply to: What ya got goin? #13998

    Lookin good R2!

    I have been doing some form shooting, trying to regain some talent after a few months of not shooting. If I’m shooting well enough by the weekend will head on down to the local club’s 3d shoot.

    James Harvey
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    I guess whenever I’ve done any instruction or helped run courses at work the first question is “what is the end state”? What do you want the students to be able to do, or to have been exposed to, at the end of the course?

    If the end state is to have kids that are empowered, interested and confident enough to go out and seek their own adventures, what a wonderful course that would be!

    James Harvey
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    in reply to: Tracking #63098

    Thanks mate. Beautiful forest!

    James Harvey
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    colmike wrote: Jim

    Wow what a gift. Nice bow how is she shooting for you?

    Mike she’s shooting really nice. I’m always impressed at how smooth the draws and quiet the release is.

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