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by 30coupe
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: TC Trigger Pull
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: TC Trigger Pull

I had the same issue with my Hawken cap lock. In the unset mode, it wasn't just heavy, it was HEAVY! It was also very gritty. I pulled it apart and found that the top of the front trigger was very rough, so I stoned it smooth and properly lubricated the triggers and lock. This took care of the gritt...
by 30coupe
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Have many of you built your own bow
Replies: 61
Views: 10222

Re: Have many of you built your own bow

I built a glass laminated recurve with a walnut riser when I was a freshman in high school over 40 years ago. I still have it and it still shoots just fine. I have attempted a few board bows, but haven't been successful with one of those as yet.
by 30coupe
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Show Me Your Bow
Replies: 105
Views: 66131

Re: Show Me Your Bow

Shiloh1944, are those Chek-Mates or Cascades on the ends?
by 30coupe
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: strung or unstrung "interesting"
Replies: 12
Views: 3353

Re: strung or unstrung "interesting"

Great advice here. I always use a stringer for recurves and longbows over 62". I am short (5'9"), so longbows over 62" put me at the end of my reach with the push-pull method (not safe). Under 62" longbows can be easily and safely string and unstrung using the push-pull method. The step through meth...
by 30coupe
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Where's everyone from?
Replies: 197
Views: 69823

Re: Where's everyone from?

North Central Iowa.
by 30coupe
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Fingers
Replies: 22
Views: 5786

Re: Fingers

crazymoose wrote:I shoot split fingers and a double nock that I serve in myself.
I have gone to this. I used to single nock so I didn't have to look at the string, but I have found that I get fewer "fliers" when I double nock. I'll glance down at the string if it will help me put the arrow where I want it.

Russ
by 30coupe
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Making Flemish Strings
Replies: 18
Views: 7978

Re: Making Flemish Strings

I think it's kind of a function of B50. I have done red and yellow. They look nice, but the red does bleed a bit. Black will turn white strings kind of grey. Red and black seems to work okay for me, odd since both bleed into the lighter colors. Dean Torges uses 450+ on his self-bows, so I guess it w...
by 30coupe
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Who likes the oldies?
Replies: 60
Views: 29368

Re: Who likes the oldies?

I love the old bows. My first "real" bow was a Herter's Model Perfection 56" 50# @28". My eldest son has that one now. I have an old Black Bear that I use mostly for fishing now. It is too ugly to post a picture (turquoise limbs). I did a rattle can camo job on it, so I can shoot it without nausea. ...
by 30coupe
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Curious... Who Hunts Traditional Bow Only?
Replies: 50
Views: 21328

Re: Curious... Who Hunts Traditional Bow Only?

Just a bow for me for several years. I don't have anything against guns; I own a bunch. I just seem to grab the longbow when I get ready to go hunting. I am thinking about using a shotgun for one turkey this spring though. I gotta get even with them for eluding my longbow for the last two years. :ev...
by 30coupe
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Making Flemish Strings
Replies: 18
Views: 7978

Re: Making Flemish Strings

What wax are you using? When I first started making strings I used Bohning wax that comes in a tube, the kind you can buy at Wallmart. Then I bought some stringmaker's wax from Lamont at the Footed Shaft. It comes in a cake like you'd get from a muffin tin. I use that when I make up strings and they...
by 30coupe
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: I must be Barta jinxed...
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: I must be Barta jinxed...

Watch some of the wheelie shows and you will see the same amount of penetration and often no better shot placement amongst the back-out and find him tomorrow crowd. Other than the silly stone points, I don't think Tred did anything stupid. Was it a bad shot? Darn right! That happens sometimes no mat...
by 30coupe
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: what arrows are you useing?????
Replies: 44
Views: 17447

Re: what arrows are you useing?????

This season I shot 1916 Legacy's with Wensel Woodsman 125 grain glued on long aluminum inserts for 170 grains up front. I have shot POC and still like them, but aluminums are easier and more consistent. I'm fiddling around with some carbons now, but I am not sold on them yet.
by 30coupe
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Practice during hunting season
Replies: 13
Views: 4190

Re: Practice during hunting season

I only get to hunt on weekends, so I still put in some practice time during the week in addition to stumping and launching an occasional judo at squirrels.
by 30coupe
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fly Fishing Poem..."Ripples."
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Re: Fly Fishing Poem..."Ripples."

By golly George, I never knew you were such a poet! I love it! My two favorite outdoor sports are traditional archery and fly fishing. You did a great job of catching the emotion of the fly fisherman.

Great job!