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SoGeorgia

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I sold my Hoyt and bought an Athens Exceed. It's a really nice bow but I wish I had kept my Hoyt. Out of all the bows I've owned, nothing has been as smooth as the Hoyt.
 
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JRobyn

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Yea! Also glad to see a bunch of traditionalists on here! Kinda what I'd expect for TBN.

My next door neighbor got me re-interested in archery many years ago. He was a SERIOUS traditionalist! Made his own longbows and arrows. Brain tanned his own hides. We joked about him secretly wearing a loincloth around the house.

So, for a while, I shot an old Bear Kodiak that was given to me, but it was so short that it stacked quite a bit with my long (30") draw. Still got it and my wife shoots it well. I bought a "Jeffery" takedown recurve. They were local guys (Athens, GA); not sure if they're still in business. Very nice. Very smooth. Always seemed to shoot where I "thought". Wound up ordering a second set of lower-weight limbs for it after I finally acknowledged that I wasn't Superman. It's what I still would use if I had time to practice enough and to hunt. And if my creaky shoulders would allow!

So does anybody on here make their own bows or arrows? Remember when you could buy really high quality Port Orford cedar arrow blanks for next to nothing? I still have a few of the ones I made long ago. Traditional "Zwickey" two-blade broadheads. Hand crested and fletched. It was a fun and satisfying pastime. I'm afraid to shoot them now! They are my personal museum pieces.

Any disciples of the Fred Asbell traditional archery methods? I still enjoy reading his little "bible".

The "stick and string" is a wonderful way to solidly reconnect with God's creation, nature and the traditional ways.

- Jay
 
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hunterridgefarm

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I learned how to shoot with a Hoyt and bought a Browning re-curve many years ago.

I now use the crossbow to hunt but really enjoy shooting the re-curve.

On the re-curve I shoot by whats called "walking the string" any one shoot with this style?
 
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Dr_Zinj

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I've killed lots of targets and hay bales.
The styrofoam targets tend to be kind of dry and chewy; but at least the hay bales have plenty of fiber.
 
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Circle W

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65# recurve. I've killed lots of targets and hay bales. The styrofoam targets tend to be kind of dry and chewy; but at least the hay bales have plenty of fiber.

Ha! You sound like me.
 
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Ed of all trades

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Learned to shoot with a bow my dad made from a green oak 2x4. Used to shoot rabbits and squirrels. Shoot a Matthews feather light that I have had for years. Have not had time to hunt and practice so hunted very little with it. Killed a stump one time but never a deer.
 
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I learned how to shoot with a Hoyt and bought a Browning re-curve many years ago.

I now use the crossbow to hunt but really enjoy shooting the re-curve.

On the re-curve I shoot by whats called "walking the string" any one shoot with this style?

I've attempted it. Too many variables for my likes such as arrow spine and at the moment of truth, string walking creates too much cogitation for my feeble brain. I just made it a rule of no shots beyond 20 yds at anything.
 
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Had to sneak away for a little tree sitting time yesterday.

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Had to sneak away for a little tree sitting time yesterday. <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=340816"/>

Good lookin spot! Do you like that 6 pin sight?
 
 
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