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Rob DiStefano
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welcome to all! [wavey]

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Thought I'd say hello. My first post, I've been shooting a Bear Grizzly 60# for a lot of years and have shot nothing but traditional bows. The 60# wears me down pretty quick now so I've decided to build a bow. Found the build along for the pyramid bow and will attempt it. Should be fun.
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newbie here glad i was referred to this site, seem like a bunch of awesome people with a ton of respect for traditional archery.

Great article!

Ariel

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quote:
Originally posted by Grittybow:
newbie here glad i was referred to this site, seem like a bunch of awesome people with a ton of respect for traditional archery.

Great article!

Ariel

Welcome! I'm not far from you. Any questions, feel free to PM me any time.

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I'm left eye dominate, but have been shooting right hand for 51 years. As long as you blink the left eye, this gives the right eye A chance to take over....if you shoot enough and stick with it, it works.

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Is there a forum for arrow making? If there is I can't find it and I don't want to post stuff in the wrong forum.
Maybe video instructional?

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quote:
Originally posted by frank4570:
Is there a forum for arrow making? If there is I can't find it and I don't want to post stuff in the wrong forum.
Maybe video instructional?

guess that somehow you missed seeing the "how to - resources" forum. [Wink]

http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=forum;f=2

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Ah, it was under archives. I sometimes need a push in the right direction. That should keep me busy for a while. Thanks.
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quote:
Originally posted by frank4570:
Ah, it was under archives. I sometimes need a push in the right direction. That should keep me busy for a while. Thanks.

glad to help out! [campfire]

please don't hesitate to seek help, ask questions, share your crafting on the powwow forum or elsewhere. also, pm or email directly to me if need be! enjoy! [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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Hello,

I'm new to the forum, although I have been reading a lot of posts prior to joining up. Impressed with the amount of information and experience here. I look forward to picking your brains and learning all I can. I was a compound shooter, picked up my first long bow and fell in love with it. Now, I don't find myself going back anytime soon.

Bramos

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Hello all,

New to this site and to "hunting" with a traditional bow. I have been hunting with compounds for 30+ years but shooting recurves off and on since I was six. I picked up a 69" Bear Tamerlane and had so much fun shooting it that I decided this year to forsake the compound and get into using traditional gear.

I just bought a Bear Grizzly a couple weeks ago and im shooting really well with it. 50# but Im only pulling 27" so im around 48#. I checked a spine chart and tried my Beman ICS hunters with a 125gr tip and it seems to be shooting well (quiet too) with such a light arrow. My question is, what would you all recommend for a good build for a hunting arrow (and same for practice).

My thoughts are GT traditional classic (cut to 28") with 5" shield cut feathers and a 150gr Magnus Stinger broadhead. This alone will put me at ~ 10gr per lb of pull. Would you recommend brass inserts for the broadhead end of the arrow and in what weight? I have had good results with a myriad of wheel bow arrows in the FOC area but not sure how important it is in traditional hunting arrows. Also, many blogs recommend a 500 spine arrow for this weight but with a heavier tip and the generous center cut on the grizzly, im thinking a can keep with a 400 spine, heavier arrow. Do you all agree.

Thanks for any suggestions, Im wicked stoked about this years season and want the best penetrating arrow I can deliver!

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Hi Rob,

Thanks for the article. Last fall, while in New Mexico, I was at a craft show and saw a fellow who was building beautiful custom bows. I hadn't shot a bow for 50 years, since I was 16. I talked with him a bit and then visited his shop/range where I was able to shot one of his long bows. Half an hour later, I left with a 70 inch, #42/28 ordered. It was delivered in time for Christmas. (Since my draw is just short of 30 inches, seems I am drawing 46-48 pounds.) Got connected with a great group of folks who run the local indoor range here in Vero Beach, FL. Started with their 20# recurves twice a week. Have now worked up to being able to shoot a 70-80 arrows from my bow in my normal hour range time. Goal is to be able to consistently put six arrow string into a 5 inch circle at 20 yards.

Although I had not planned on hunting, the range owner has several hundred acres west of town and hogs are a problem, tearing up pastures and the 3D range he has there. He needs to cull about 20-25 a year. When the cameras show they have started moving in the daytime, we'll start hunting them.

At the age of 66, I can't tell you how exciting it is to get back into a great sport.

Thanks for the site and I hope to be able to post some photos sometime in the future.

Don Young

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welcome to trad gang, don! [wavey]

sounds like you got a good bow, how's that holding weight treating ya? work into it, don't overdo!

feral hogs have been at epidemic proportions in the USA for many years. i read one gov't agency report that stated if 70% of the ferals were killed off in a year, they'd be back to epidemic numbers a year later.

enjoy!
rob.
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