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Old 06-25-2008, 10:50 AM
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Saw this on another site and thought it was a good idea. Maybe even to make it a "sticky" thread.

Any little Tips or Tricks you have picked up along the way that you don't share with many people?

All I use anymore are single pin sights. I sight it in out to 60 yards. When I'm in a tree stand I range the furthest I can take a shot and where I figure they will be. I then set my site somewhere in between. I won't move the site again. Most modern bows will only be high or low a couple inches out to 30 yards. So teach yourself to aim for the lungs (center mass) and you will be good. I always use a range finder and range a few trees and rocks so I have a good idea of how far my shots are. Really long shots require more care, but out to 25 you will be good.

No more "I used the wrong pin" excuses!

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This is just the way I do it. Hope it helps someone!
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:56 AM
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Here's a tip!

When gluing in a H.I.T. insert, use the tool provided.
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I just started making my own arrows so I know I will appreciate any and all advice on that subject!!!
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Don't use crooked sticks!


OK, seriously, one tool that is fantastic is the G5 ASD (arrow squaring device) I know I've posted about it before, but it really is great. Use it to square your shafts and inserts. It will improve your arrow flight.
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When waxing your bowstring use a piece of leather to work the wax into the strings fibers. Works great and adds life to your string.
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For those of you that use decoys here is an idea. I have been doing it for years and it works well. I save some deer tails and tan them. I replace the hard plastic tail with one of them. I have a few with different lures on them. All you need to do when your done hunting is slip them in a ziploc bag. This allows you to save your scent. It also allows you to switch out other tails with different scents on them.
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When waxing your bowstring use a piece of leather to work the wax into the strings fibers. Works great and adds life to your string.
Wax build up on your string slows your arrows down. I was about every other time I shoot but then I take dental floss, wrap it around the string (or buss cable) and run it down the string to remove an excess wax. I also rub a little into my D-Loop.

Goat tuff glue is better that Fletch Tite...remember that. No one likes to see a vane peeling off 2 days after shooting.

Also, after peeling off old vanes (I use a pocket knife), I use fine grit sandpaper, then wash with warm soapy water before re-fletching. Many times if I have time, I put a single drop of my goat-tuff glue at the front of the vane to ensure that vulnerable joint is protected (although it's not necessary it's good as a precautionary measure).
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:33 PM
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Ok, cats and kittens here's a simple way to find your FOC.

1. Balance your arrow, with broadhead, on your finger. Mark that balance point. Then, measure from the bottom of your nock groove to that mark. Write that number down.

2. Measure your shaft from the bottom of your nock to the insert. Divide by 2. Write that number down.

3. Subtract the divided arrow length from the balance point.

4. Multiply the resulting number by 100.

5. Divided that number by the total arrow length.

I'll use my arrow as an example.

Balance point: 18"
Arrow length: 28.5"/2=14.25"

18-14.25=3.75

3.75*100=375

375/28.5=13%
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Oh I can't help it. If I get yelled at.... it'll be worth it....


Thanks for the FOCing info Monie!
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:37 AM
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OMG!!!!!!!

I can't believe I didn't even see that!!! What is happening to me?

Good one, Rick.
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