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  • Lawrence Hansen
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    Doc Nock wrote: Glad you took it in the vein it was offered… I’ve been gnashing my teeth lately at this new “smart (??) phone” doing all sorts of strange things, even after I go back and edit what I want, it changes it AGAIN when I hit send… and that is with Spell check turned off! The nerve…! 😯

    You know, Mike, a boat aint nothing more than a “hole in the water you pour money into!” 🙄

    But the humor of it wasn’t lost… I’ve been at the end of my rope a few times and there weren’t no anchor, so just tied a prayer knot and hung on!:wink:

    Hi, Doc

    I’m the wife of one of your Trad readers. I’ll tell you what I do to override the “smart” phone’s word choice. When you’ve typed in the word you want, a number of “choices” will come up down below, but you should also see a blue or black line under the word you’ve just entered. Tap the word you’ve just entered in your message body. The line should disappear, and your choice should remain permanently.

    Good luck, Kathleen Hansen

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    in reply to: Going Trad #30646

    Another vote for longbow Jim. Hope it’s not too cold ‘down’there eh Robin?

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    in reply to: Anyone eat coyote? #8478

    Giggle,

    Everyone,

    There was an article in TBM on the less than desireable outcome of eating ‘coon’. A subsequent issue had a letter suggesting the solution for tough/stringy meat was to parboil before grilling, baking etc. Was one of the old days and old ways of (subsistence?) Living.

    F.Y.I.

    Larry

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    F.Y.I.

    Dave has travelled to K’zoo for the “really big show”.

    Likely he will not be wi-fi and get your post for a couple a days. Missed the ‘hilton’, what is it?

    Warm wishes,

    Larry

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    CUDDOS MR. ELKHEART!

    We have lost a moderator and gained an awareness advocate. Legislation, rules, laws et-al only provide bridges to the growth of individual consciousness and response-ability. Time is the cure and awareness the salve.

    You thoghtful posts that seed lively forum discussions are the organic food of conscious growth.

    KEEP ‘EM COMING.:D

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    Wildschwein;

    (lol)…spikecamp, crown royal, bulldozer….

    Pretty country in The Prarie, used to travel up there on business.

    Larry

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    in reply to: Long draw –HELP #19924

    WOW………

    Thanks to all who have contributed, it means a lot to me and what a wonderful site for such hobbie (Ala Aldo Leopold)

    First Skifrk and Jason, yes I do draw 33 measured on the bow. I anchor under the jaw with the thumb/forefinger notch and corner of the mouth with the finger. I shoot split finger. I am 6’7″ tall. Two folks have watched my Arrow Dynamics field point (33 1/4″ knock bottom to tip) disappear behing the window from the off side on the Wing at full draw. It is 40# at 28 and 54# at 33 measured by spring scale. It is marked 40 at 28.

    Second, Newbreedarcher you are right on! I did get through to Nate and he is great. He has lots of good press in the trade mags for his bows and he can help me. Thanks.

    Lastly, Troy, you hit the Robinhood of my inquiry. I too have heard/read? that 5#/in accrues to the draw weight effectively by the power stroke. I may choose 50# at 33 and be effectively getting 70+# anyhow. Cool. I am 68 years young and in great health. I am re-entering the game first time in almost 50 years and excitedly so. I am aware of footing and will ultimately build my own but the available space (shop) in not currently in my reality.Again, warm thans to all, hunt well together.

    Troy, you bet! I will keep the 33″:D

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    in reply to: Tanto Point? #18516

    Doug,

    I was visiting the TERMINATOR website (V.P Archery) yesterday and they have introduced a full line of double bevel, solid machined, tanto broadheads. Pictuers included and they appear to answer your question with a commitment to market such a configuration.

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    in reply to: Long draw –HELP #18509

    Skifrk,

    Thanks for a different way to estimate draw length. I used the yardstick between the hands and got 33″. I also pulled an Arrow Dynamics full length shaft which measured 33 1/4″ to the field point tip completely flush with the back of the shelf. Your method gets 32″ on the nose. As I mentioned I was drawing 31 1/2″ and it felt comfortable and I shot instinctively well. I am trying to determine the real value -if any- to going 33. Could I shoot say 50# at 33 and it would be like 55@32? Or 60@31? We know shooting lighter is usually more comfortable and manageable under the variety of conditions found afield. Many custom bowyers must be very busy these days and/or pestered by folks like me about these things because I have called and left voice mail inquiries about this topic (to those who I am interested in their product potentially) and how they would solve it. To a phone none have responded. Those I do get through to mostly say they can build for 33 but don’t seem to know if there is VALUE TO IT worth the inconvience of long shafting, harder dynamics in getting good FOC, spine weight etc. All things I sort of get but not complelely. Hence the call for help.

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    Sorry 45, I left out a bit of info. The Wing is a recurve with long sweeping curves. It is 69″ AMO (62″ unstrung) and I am guessing about 65″ strung. It is I believe a target bow by design. It pulls so smoooooth it is hard to describe. The archery shop is owned by a bowyer and has accurate scales. He watched my 33″ Arrow Dynamics field point disappear behind the back of the bow from the off side so we know it is a 33″ draw. I have usually shot 31 to 311/2 with likely a bit too much weight and hence the shorter draw. Fred Asbel speaks to these issues in TBM articles.

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    I’ll second Dave’s welcome and weigh in.

    I too am 6’7″ and was pulling a 62″ Don Dow D/R longbow @50#/28″ to 31″ and (perhaps hitting the “stacking” wall? Regardless, I drove from Seattle to a bow shop in Oregon with a bow I “knew” I would love to try. It is an older Wing Presentation. A real elegant beauty and in excellent shape. Strung up I immediately drew the 33″ I FELT I SHOULD BE ABLE TO PULL. This bow is 40#@ 28″ and weighed in at 53# at my 33″. That’s enought for me to be good to go. I see lot’s of used bows over time listed in 66″ and greater lengths.

    I too appreciate hearing from long draw archers.

    Perhaps we need a thread about EFOC for longdarts next?

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    Hi all….

    Perhaps somethings missing for these two? A quote from Barebow/Dennis Dunn: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take tour breath away” Anonymous.
    Why else be out there if you cannot connect with what leaves us in awe and breathless?

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    in reply to: Rain suits #39471

    Hi Dave,

    http://www.filson.com will showcase several new items hunters might like. Prices are high as is quality. You get what you pay for applies. Specifically, 24 oz mackinaw wool pants with suspender buttons and side pockets. Yep, dry clean only and NOT merino. BUT, 10 1/2 oz, 12 oz and 21 oz Alaskan 2 pc long johns, merino wool and machihne washable. Smile

    F.Y.I.

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    in reply to: Dec/Jan issue #18930

    Hi all,

    T.J. I experienced some difficulties a few weeks back getting my initial copy after subscribing. I called Allie and she sent another. The first arrived a couple of days laoer of courseSurprised. The call to Allie also was to order 10 back issues. Three weeks later I called Allie and cinfirmed the ship date WAS THE DAY she said she would send them. Couple of days later they got here.

    Allie’s ship date and the post office post marked date from your local offie were 8 days apart!

    Mayhap you guys overload the Post Office time to time in rural Idaho?LaughingLaughing

    Warm regards,

    Larry

  • Lawrence Hansen
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    David,

    I echo your thoughts: what would it be like to have a dad who hunted:cry:? Mine is a non-memory. Child abuse is incomprehensible, I’m just uncovering mine at age 67. I don,t remember him as a result of the benefits of trauma repression. Downside was no dad for anything. Upside is I am stronger for it and my son had a dad who was (and is) there for him.

    I too have read TBM for years and hear the admonition to forward praise for ssensitive and upbeat stories to TBM Admin. It,s the heart of TBM I hear and see in every issue in one form or another. One in ten odds? come on gang, respond………….

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