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  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Ps, maybe WebMom can bring Troy’s tuning posts to the top. (In her spare time…)  He truly is s master at tuning and teaching the process.

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Hi Adam, personally I like to keep it pretty simple. I would not be stuffing weight into the tube. It could definitely cause some inconsistencies in flight. As the arrows spin they need to wobble as little as possible. As a suggestion, I’d read the Ashby studies on fletching as well as FOC. Also, if you listen to podcasts, there’s excellent studies on The Push Trad Lab series. So far this guy’s findings seem to support the Ashby studies. Good stuff.  Also, if you can find Troy Breeding’s posts on this forum, he has great coaching on tuning. Those posts were really helpful to me.

    My arrow is a Beaman Bowhunter, 400, 3 inch four fletch, 50 grain brass insert, 75 gr steel adapter with 225 Tuffheads, or 300 gr field points. I’m shooting a 46# longbow. They fly great, wet or dry, and do well in the wind. My only issues is that my stumping arrows, set up to mimic my hunting arrows, can be pretty hard to pull out of stumps. Also, a dremel makes a good shaft cutter.

    Have fun! Dwc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Yes, the Mini is a great place. Very eclectic crowd, golfers and bikers and the occasional real estate agent dining and drinking side by side. Very close to the Delaware River, it attracts a lot of fishermen. There was a time I had personal influence on their bottom line, ha!

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Remember it takes a village…. feel free to pass it around. Good score! Dc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Side Quiver #138455

    Steve said he’s parted out that side quiver for other projects. He’s sure you can make one by getting parts of a Bear bowquiver and adding a strap. Good luck with your search.

    the Graff team expects to be out of the woods early August, so you’ll see that name pop up here again about then. They are healthy, trim and have good appetites. Best, dwc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Just had lunch at the Minisink Hotel with these two vagabonds. Great to have a bit of time with Steve and Liam. They’re more than half way to Maine now and enjoying a rainy day rest at the motel. Back on the trail for them tomorrow morning.

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Side Quiver #138440

    If I think of it, I’ll ask Steve at lunch tomorrow. He’s hiked into my area and I get to hand out with him and Ian for a bit.

    When I picked up my longbow I asked Leon Stewart, the bowyer what quiver he prefers. I paraphrase some like, carrying extra arrows is a pain in the ass no matter how you do it, just pick what makes the most sense.

    I’m still with my safarituff. Does the trick. Dwc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Ironhead, if you don’t have any luck with a GFA take a look at SafariTuff side quiver or the mini catquiver. I’ve been using the Safari Tuff for several years and it works really well. Best, dwc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Yesterday, on our anniversary, my wife spotted my new deer tick target tattoo. Off to the doc for three weeks of meds for Lyme. Little buggers are out in force this year. Permethrin going on a dedicated set of outdoor clothes today. Good health to you all, dwc

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    Our dog treed this groundhog yesterday. I don’t recall seeing one up a tree although I heard they do climb. This one scurried up the bark of the white pine and took refuge on that branch.

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Ralph, sounds like my kind of shoot. Glad you had a good time. Best, dwc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    I read the Ashby report on fletch and I went with a 2.5 or 3 inch four, straight fletch. No doubt those arrows spin plenty on the way to their intended or unintended target. One thing that interested me was the wet fletch aspect. I once shot a 5 inch helical arrow after being caught out in a good soaker. That thing took a violent nose dive 10 yards out. The small feather, four fletch flies true even after pulling it out of the creek. I’m sure you all have had to rescue a diver while out stumping…

    I’ll have dig out Steve’s article and read it, too.

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Compass ???? #137663

    Or you could hunt in Eastern Pa where it’s harder to get lost. You just listen for the closest interstate highway to orient yourself, ha!

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Holy targets, bowman!  Thanks to gravity, at least you know they’re gonna hit!

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