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Forum: Archers Choice 11-25-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By Owaatta'
First Bow Kill

Chokma (hello) to all from the greatest state in the union, Oklahoma and the heart of Chickasaw country -

Got busy practicing for the open of bow season then decided to move to a new house so...
Forum: Archers Choice 09-02-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Owaatta'
Update from Oklahoma

Chokma everyone -

using the great tips from Monie and others, I've been working on getting my form down. I haven't been focusing on accuracy but sound form and shooting technique. The pain in my...
Forum: Archers Choice 07-12-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Owaatta'
Both Eyes Open?

I'm left eye dominant but shoot RH. I've done the patch thing, close one eye thing, etc. I find myself more accurate with both eyes open and focusing on the left image (of the double image that I...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By Owaatta'
Scent Control Clothing Question

Are affordable and scent control mutually exclusive when it comes to hunting garments? I've always hunted the wind and not been so concerned with scent control. This new bowhunting thing has me...
Forum: Archers Choice 07-07-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Owaatta'
Chokma (hello) Monie! I'm alive and...

Chokma (hello) Monie!

I'm alive and kicking. The arm and shoulder are solid. I just focused on shooting between 12 and 24 arrows a day for the last several weeks and the pain is just about gone....
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By Owaatta'
Best Rangefinder?

Opinions on the best rangefinder? I like the Nikon Archer's Choice model, but would prefer a rangefinder with dual bow / rifle modes, yet one that also includes the incline / decline feature. I can't...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By Owaatta'
Purchased a pair of Alpen Apex 8x42 on eBay, paid...

Purchased a pair of Alpen Apex 8x42 on eBay, paid less than half of retail. Super crisp, great light transmission, positive adjustment and focus points. I'm thrilled. They hold up quite nicely to the...
Forum: Archers Choice 06-27-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By Owaatta'
The lowest draw weight my bow will go to is...

The lowest draw weight my bow will go to is around 60 lbs. Will five lbs. make a significant difference or do I need to buy new limbs?
Forum: Archers Choice 06-25-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By Owaatta'
Thanks for all the informative replies. I'm...

Thanks for all the informative replies. I'm getting 1.5" groups at 10 yards (ruined a couple of fletchings) and will soon move to 20 yards, as well as a trip to the local 3D range for more practice.
Forum: Archers Choice 06-25-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Owaatta'
I moved my draw length from 29.5 to 29, as Monie...

I moved my draw length from 29.5 to 29, as Monie suggested in another post. On my particular bow all it takes is one little screw and an adjustment. I shot the arrows cut for my original draw length...
Forum: Archers Choice 06-23-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By Owaatta'
Group Size and in-the-field Shot Ranges

What group sizes would you be looking for at 20, 30, and 40 yards before you would attempt shots in the field at those ranges?
Forum: Archers Choice 06-23-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Owaatta'
Draw Length and Arrow Length

Let's say I adjust my draw length from 29.5 to 29 or even 28.5. Do I have to cut my arrows to accommodate the shorter draw length?
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,046
Posted By Owaatta'
They may manufacture the high end models in the...

They may manufacture the high end models in the US, but the Stealth (and I'm sure the youth models) are marked Made in China on the back of the manual.
Forum: Archers Choice 06-19-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By Owaatta'
Newbie Arm Pain

I shot through about 6 quivers (36) full of arrows day before last and the following morning my shoulder and upper arm were SORE. :mad: Similar experiences? I assume this is lactic acid sort of...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,046
Posted By Owaatta'
I found another local pro shop hiding in the...

I found another local pro shop hiding in the woods, and they have a 3D course. I'll have them check my draw length and make the change.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,046
Posted By Owaatta'
The arrow fit seems right. I've been anchoring...

The arrow fit seems right. I've been anchoring with my knuckle behind my ear, nose on the string, fletching touches the edge of my mouth. I'm grouping three arrows in an inch (ruined some fletching)...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,046
Posted By Owaatta'
I'm working on identifying anchor points that...

I'm working on identifying anchor points that work for me. I'm going to try yours out this evening.

65# is actually not that challenging to draw, and let-off is 80% on this particular bow. I'm...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,046
Posted By Owaatta'
Breaking in My New Whisper Creek Stealth LX Bow

Got my new Whisper Creek Stealth LX rig in the post (from Hunter's Friend in KY, super outfit. I like to buy local but the local pro shop has limited selection and pretty spendy). Observations:
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Forum: Equipment 06-12-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By Owaatta'
Report on my new Razor sight: "pins" very hard...

Report on my new Razor sight:
"pins" very hard to see (for my eyes) in average light conditions. With the light module switched on, no problem at all. I like very much that the "pins" disappear if...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By Owaatta'
Shot it yet? On another thread some folks were...

Shot it yet? On another thread some folks were saying they couldn't see the pin lights all that well. It was a toss-up between the Razor and the Range Rover 1 Pin. I bought the Razor, haven't gotten...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By Owaatta'
I just ordered one for my new Whisper Creek...

I just ordered one for my new Whisper Creek Stealth LX. I'll let y'all know how it shoots.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By Owaatta'
Alpen optics?

Any experiences with them? Research on the web gets lots of rave reviews on bang for the buck. I'm thinking 8x42, waterproof, camo of some variety or another. The Pro is very affordable, Apex...
Forum: The ACM Hang Out 06-04-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By Owaatta'
Holler at me, we'll hit Bob's Pig Shop and talk...

Holler at me, we'll hit Bob's Pig Shop and talk stick and string. :D
Forum: The ACM Hang Out 06-04-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By Owaatta'
My oldest boy is 8. I have another boy who is 3....

My oldest boy is 8. I have another boy who is 3. They are both getting into hunting. I had a traditional bow when I was a kid, and we still have three or four tribal members that make the...
Forum: The ACM Hang Out 06-04-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By Owaatta'
New to Bowhunting

Chokma (hello) everybody from the Chickasaw Nation, located south-central in the greatest state in the Union, Oklahoma.

I've been a hunter for over twenty years, and recently broke down and...
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