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Title: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 18, 2017, 06:56:10 AM
Just wondering if it is too early to dust off the Archery Equipment for the upcoming Archery Season?? I generally start after July 4th weekend and start shooting in earnest after August 1st....I was in the gun room the other day and was looking at my Archery Equipment and was just briefly trying to get an handle of what I need for the Archery season...

Boy I miss my good old 66" Ben Person recurve bow...talk about some good memories...here is a photo of me way back when when I got that Ben Pearson for Christmas one year.....way back in the early 60's...Wow, don't know how this picture survived all of the moving over the years.....but it from 1961....wow over 50 years ago!!!

But am ready and anxious to get back out there......
 
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 18, 2017, 09:13:14 AM
think about how far archery equipment has come. my first compound was a jennings model T. before that it was a bear recurve

i normally get started after the plots are finished. my morning workouts are gears toward archery though, so i won't need to build strength when i start shooting
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 18, 2017, 06:37:33 PM
That does bring back some memories 56 years to be exact. Bow Hunting has come along ways in 50 years... just amazing. Took my crossbow to the shop last Thursday to get new string and cables. Should pick up Tuesday. It's getting that time to start tune things up.
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2017, 10:23:27 AM
Never too early Bo I shoot on and off all year but I really get at it around August 1 you got to keep in tune.
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2017, 12:46:09 PM
Archery equipment gets dusty? Really?
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2017, 05:20:54 PM
Huntmaster - you never put yours away...that is what is so good about you....You are right, it should never get dusty....I still have all but one of my bows and yes I do shoot them in the back a dozen  times per year before heading out...this year with the knee problem, looks like it will be blind again this year...hopefully throw in a ladder stand or two as well....

Yea dumb question by me...knowing that they are die-hard archer sorry....Daaa.....
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2017, 09:47:46 PM
it was cool today for the first time in weeks. i got the bug and got my bow setup the way it was before my injuries the last 2 seasons. it felt good to be back to normal.

i switched to a drop away a couple years ago. now my arrows are JUST long enough. i had to use a different set of arrows when i cranked it down w/ injuries. it shot fine, but they weren't my preferred arrows.

aim small-miss small
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 21, 2017, 12:06:14 PM
Its never to early. I used to shoot leagues and 3D year round. Not nearly as much as I should any more but still on a semi regular basis year round.

I think I heard someone say once..practice practice practice...
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 21, 2017, 05:52:53 PM
The biggest surprise was the picture surviving itself...like Split Toe said, that was 56 years ago and the picture survived all that time and is in good shape...many years ago I started scanning in the pictures I had of the past...

Here is one from 1981, I made the Weatherby Guide with this deer. Deer was taken at 175 yards, using a Weatherby Vanguard 30-06 with a Leupold VX2 Scope on it....Nolan Ryan was in the Weather Guide....this picture was taken 36 years ago!!! Handsome dude....LOL... 
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 21, 2017, 09:20:29 PM
nice pic, especially from 1981

my question is how did this pic w/ a 175 yard shot end up in an archery post? --099-780
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on June 22, 2017, 07:27:42 AM
WOW Bo, you looked a lot younger back then  --099-780 What happened  @--0--0117
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 03, 2017, 04:06:36 PM
Great memories.

I got into archery when I was older, early 80's. I used a Golden Eagle bow, I think it had 45% let off! Not likely I could do that anymore!
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 05, 2017, 01:02:06 PM
I shoot mine year around. It helps keep are your muscles you use in shape.
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 06, 2017, 08:27:00 AM
Bo are you sure that is a picture of you  I thought that was Clark Gable --099-780 

I just picked my bow up from the doctor yesterday.  It needed new strings,and cables.  However the doctor said the old rest was not working properly so I had to replace it.  I bought a new QAD Ultrarest drop away.  Now to practice and practice and practice.  I am trying some new Easton Axis arrows this year.   

This archery stuff is expensive.  Looking at what all I spent on this bow I could have bought a Cooper rifle with a Leupold VX6.  Don't tell my wife.   --9-908   
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 06, 2017, 10:23:41 AM
Bo are you sure that is a picture of you  I thought that was Clark Gable --099-780 

I just picked my bow up from the doctor yesterday.  It needed new strings,and cables.  However the doctor said the old rest was not working properly so I had to replace it.  I bought a new QAD Ultrarest drop away.  Now to practice and practice and practice.  I am trying some new Easton Axis arrows this year.   

This archery stuff is expensive.  Looking at what all I spent on this bow I could have bought a Cooper rifle with a Leupold VX6.  Don't tell my wife.   --9-908

you aren't kidding. $1200 new before any accessories. i can't figure out why some guys exchange every year or 2? that gets expensive
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 06, 2017, 10:43:30 AM
Bo are you sure that is a picture of you  I thought that was Clark Gable --099-780 

I just picked my bow up from the doctor yesterday.  It needed new strings,and cables.  However the doctor said the old rest was not working properly so I had to replace it.  I bought a new QAD Ultrarest drop away.  Now to practice and practice and practice.  I am trying some new Easton Axis arrows this year.   

This archery stuff is expensive.  Looking at what all I spent on this bow I could have bought a Cooper rifle with a Leupold VX6.  Don't tell my wife.   --9-908

Yari  My bow is a 2007 Bowtech Allegiance I'll continue to shoot it until...   

you aren't kidding. $1200 new before any accessories. i can't figure out why some guys exchange every year or 2? that gets expensive

Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 06, 2017, 07:19:06 PM
Yari - I think I threw in the pictures from 1981 just to show how much I have changed over the years...yea it is a good picture but the one of me back in 1961 is amazing Polaroid as well!!.....

Wow, how time has flown by...I missed so many deer back in those days shot under them, over them ahead of them but never behind them...LOL...then when I got measured for my second compound bow, for starting my trips out west, the first five years went to Craig, Co area...was very successful out there...the picture (taken in 1992) is of the PSE Mach Flite IV with 4" overdraw, my arrows were only 20" long!! but they travel at an astounding 252 FPS back then, that was fast...very slow to today's standards....

But after therapy tomorrow, will pull out the Styker Crossbow out and get reacquainted with it, Not like Huntmaster who sleeps with his Bow...LOL...has a special bed for it....LOL...

Split Toe and I bought our bows one year apart. He bought his in 2015 and I bought mine in 2016, never talked to him about it but when I told him that I have bought a Styker he told me that he had one also...wow, even though his is my cuz, we never spoke about buying a crossbow....I surely like mine for sure.....but Deerhead will never use a crossbow, he and Huntmaster and dead eye shooters when it comes to compound bows!!! both are very, very good....

Snort makes a very good point about keeping your muscles tone up and your shooting eye in shape....Flint I hear ya...have not pulled the PSE back in sometime now, not sure if I could pull it back unless I re-set it back to 45 lbs, hahahaha...and work my way back up to 67 lbs pull which it was set at last time I checked...

my my how I changed (and we here on TH) over the years.....Bo 

 
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 07, 2017, 05:45:43 PM
Bo who is this guy you keep posting pictures of? I love that camper set up on the red truck, man would I love to have my old ford and wood frame camper cover back. Spent many a night in the back of that truck.


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Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 08, 2017, 07:14:00 PM
Metalman - Don't know the handsome dude in those pictures, but it was someone I knew back when I was much younger...but those are some good saved pictures...I have some more of the 35mm and some really good Polaroids that were taken way be digital and cell phones....LOL....

By the way, I order a Morrell discharge target shown in the pix...we all can enjoy it....
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 09, 2017, 10:42:59 AM
Yari - I think I threw in the pictures from 1981 just to show how much I have changed over the years...yea it is a good picture but the one of me back in 1961 is amazing Polaroid as well!!.....

Wow, how time has flown by...I missed so many deer back in those days shot under them, over them ahead of them but never behind them...LOL...then when I got measured for my second compound bow, for starting my trips out west, the first five years went to Craig, Co area...was very successful out there...the picture (taken in 1992) is of the PSE Mach Flite IV with 4" overdraw, my arrows were only 20" long!! but they travel at an astounding 252 FPS back then, that was fast...very slow to today's standards....

But after therapy tomorrow, will pull out the Styker Crossbow out and get reacquainted with it, Not like Huntmaster who sleeps with his Bow...LOL...has a special bed for it....LOL...

Split Toe and I bought our bows one year apart. He bought his in 2015 and I bought mine in 2016, never talked to him about it but when I told him that I have bought a Styker he told me that he had one also...wow, even though his is my cuz, we never spoke about buying a crossbow....I surely like mine for sure.....but Deerhead will never use a crossbow, he and Huntmaster and dead eye shooters when it comes to compound bows!!! both are very, very good....

Snort makes a very good point about keeping your muscles tone up and your shooting eye in shape....Flint I hear ya...have not pulled the PSE back in sometime now, not sure if I could pull it back unless I re-set it back to 45 lbs, hahahaha...and work my way back up to 67 lbs pull which it was set at last time I checked...

my my how I changed (and we here on TH) over the years.....Bo 

 

Bo,

I do not think I have any photos from back in the day. It took the stone mason a long time to etch it right back then --099-780 @--0--0105
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 12, 2017, 12:05:40 PM
The UPS guy just delivered the Morrell Discharge Bag today....I just took a picture of it and of my knee scare...the Discharge bag is a good size and is very light weight...it will be good to pack and good to use in discharging the crossbow.....

Here is the picture of both the bag and the knee replacement scare....
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 12, 2017, 12:13:03 PM
The UPS guy just delivered the Morrell Discharge Bag today....I just took a picture of it and of my knee scare...the Discharge bag is a good size and is very light weight...it will be good to pack and good to use in discharging the crossbow.....

Here is the picture of both the bag and the knee replacement scare....
witch is witch BO    ##$%#13   ##$%#15    --099-780
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on July 23, 2017, 07:05:15 AM
Dave - My knee feels much better today and yesterday took the Styker crossbow out and got re-familiar with it yesterday. Also got out my older PSE Mach Flite IV and tried to draw it back, need to reduced the weight on it a bit....but shooting the Crossbow yesterday about 10 times felt good and the purpose was to just get reacquainted with it. The pull chord and I did not get along at first but we finally got our act together after talking it over....Use the Caldwell Field Pod to help me stabilize the crossbow. That is one tool that I really like to use and will use it if I every take the 338 Lapua to the woods and hunt with it out of the blind...LOL...

Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on August 22, 2017, 01:27:04 PM
My Stryker Crossbow is out and on the bench. I started looking it over yesterday afternoon......Wow, does it look wicked!!! Cables looks OK to me, and will do what Split Toe did after the season ends this year...but next week will start shooting it about 5 to 10 times a day at different ranges from 30 yards out to 70 yards....Now on our leased land down in GA with all the trees gone, that 50 yard shot doesn't look so far!!! nor does the 70 shot look very long...Wow, with our trees on our place, will have to hunt on creek bottoms and other edge property.....

Maybe will get out the PSE TAC15i and get it sighted in at 100 yards!!!

The point being that we are going to have to get use to hunting without our beloved trees for the next few years......

Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on October 01, 2017, 08:33:11 AM
Have been walking and trying to get ready for my GA Archery/Muzzle Loader trip. Will hunt Archery for 3 days and Muzzle Loader for 3 days and head back to TN.....While I am down there will start the process of rebuilding the roof on my camper...I cannot thank Metalman and Split Toe for the work they have put in on tearing down the roof and getting it ready for the rebuild...

Will coordinate with those guys and start going to Lowe's and/or Home Depot for the materials during the day, maybe hunt a couple of hours in the morning and a couple in the evening and head to get the materials after the morning hunt.....

But have been shooting the Styker Solutions out to 40 yards about every other day....should be ready with it. Have taken the Muzzle Loader twice to the range this year and will take it this Thursday. This should be our last range time this year...I might head out to the range with the 26 Nosler in the mornings one more time before calling it a year.....

 
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on October 01, 2017, 01:41:04 PM
so in GA it's either gun or bow? good luck
Title: Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
Post by: [Blocked] on October 01, 2017, 09:47:21 PM
Archery opener here today, but too warm & windy and too busy to hunt, maybe Friday.  Got my X-bow out & took about a dozen shots from 10-35 yards, everything in the bull - I think that'll do.