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Author Topic: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment  (Read 573 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« 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......
 
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 12:46:09 PM »
Archery equipment gets dusty? Really?
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #5 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.....
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #7 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...
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #8 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... 
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #9 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
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 07:27:42 AM »
WOW Bo, you looked a lot younger back then  --099-780 What happened  @--0--0117
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #11 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!
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 01:02:06 PM »
I shoot mine year around. It helps keep are your muscles you use in shape.
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #13 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   
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Re: Is it too early to dust off the Archery Equipment
« Reply #14 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
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