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Author Topic: My 2013 Archery Equipment (Update)  (Read 1090 times)

Offline 5114TX

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My 2013 Archery Equipment (Update)
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:11:34 PM »
Got a great deal on a used recurve a while back and that's what I'll be huntin' with this year!    It's a Shakespeare Proline Osprey very much like one I had a few years back.   54" long, 45# at 28".   When I went to our archery shop for a new string, I looked for some good wooden arrows but they didn't have any that caught my eye.   They did, however, have some carbon shafts made for traditional bows!!    GoldTip Traditional Woodgrain 5575's.   I fletched them with green barred feathers and I think they look great!!   The few old wood arrows I have are about spent, so I just had to try these.   I left them full length (33") to keep as much KE as possible.   May cut them later if need be, after some trial and error.    Went with 125 grain field tips and will need some 125 gr. broadheads for hunting.    Was using 100 grain on my compound.   Found a nice leather and calf skin shooting tab to go with this setup also!   Gonna be fun going back to the equipment I learned how to shoot with!!
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 06:19:42 PM by 5114TX »
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 03:12:48 PM »
That should do the job . You must still be able to pull the recurve, i wish i could.
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My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 10:48:37 PM »
Nice lookin bow there. Good luck w/ it this fall

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My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 11:07:55 PM »
Looks like fun. Good luck putting one of those fancy new arrow through something.
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 06:31:14 AM »
Nice looking bow. I like those arrows I was looking at them at the archery shop the other day. Best of luck this season and good shooting. When I started bow hunting in the late 60's I used a Shakespeare recurve.
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 07:01:38 AM »
In the late 60's I purchased a 45# Bear Grizzly.  I needed new arrows, so I decided to make my own.  I ended up making 24 port orford cedar arrows.  I still have most of them, along with the arrow making equipment.   The bow, I sold it to a neighbor at a garage sale.  He said he had been looking for something to use on rainy days.  His primitive bow didn't do too well on rainy days.  A few days later, he came in and told me he had shot a deer with my old recurve.
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 07:57:03 AM »
Looks sweet! Good luck with it this season!
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013, 05:55:04 PM »
very nice. however, if you are shooting a traditional bow shouldn't you be shooting cedar shafts? that's the one thing I can't wrap my head around. I have friends that are going 'back to the basics', a recurve, and then shoot modern arrows and broadheads.

I'm not being a #%$%^$. i'm just trying to understand the rational. it sounds like you were trying to stick w/ cedar shafts at first.

I hope this doesn't come off wrong. any bowhunter is a ok in my book
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 04:12:15 PM »
Yeah B1, I can still pull a 45#!!   I may not be able to much longer, but it sure is fun right now!!

Thanks Trae!   It's in better shape than I am!!   --099-780    It's as pretty as it is DEADLY!!

Russ, I had to try 'em!    With our heat and humidity, wood arrows are a real pain!    Good luck keeping them straight.   It's always best to go with the best equipment you can get, and they're made for traditional bows.

I got the bow for a song, Split, and these arrows will last 10 times as long as cedar!   So far, they shoot GREAT!!     Haven't put any broadheads on 'em yet, though.

I hear ya, Louie.  I'll make a dozen or so later.   Many different woods to choose from, P.O. Cedar being the most popular.   Great story about your old bow!!

Thanks Bearclaw!!   It's almost as purty as I am!!    :2)    I like it a lot so far!!

 So, yari, I guess any muzzleloaders out there should pour their own bullets and make their own gunpowder!?       --099-780       @--0--0117     
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 05:06:55 PM »
 So, yari, I guess any muzzleloaders out there should pour their own bullets and make their own gunpowder!?       --099-780       @--0--0117   
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good point. you don't even want to get me started on the modern day muzzleloader as 'primitive weapons'. :-)

you'll have a great time learning about your new tackle. congrats
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 10:33:09 PM »
sweet I know you will have fun with that one      @--0--0101       %^$^
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment (Update)
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 06:24:20 PM »
Showing some improvement.   First pic is from about a week ago.   Second pic taken today.   I won't take this bow to the woods until I'm completely satisfied and confident out to 30 yds.   These were shot at 20.    Still work to do, but so far, so good.    My shoulders sure do feel it, though!
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment (Update)
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2013, 06:30:49 PM »
Nice shooting...looks like your starting to tighten those groups up. You'll be ready come hunting season. Just keep after it. I'm sure those arrows will do fine with broadheads.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2013, 09:45:16 PM »
Now you're cookin with peanut oil! 
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Re: My 2013 Archery Equipment (Update)
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2013, 06:38:28 AM »
The groups are getting better, I think good enough to throw us right into first place. Like Dutch Hunter always says, Practice, Practice, Practice  ##$%#116                          %^$^
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