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  1. bowhunter15

    16.5% FOC Arrow build

    I wouldn't overly stress about it. There are two things I'll never give up and another I mostly will never give up for whitetail arrows. #1 and #2 are flight and forgiveness, and #3 is a lighted nock. I ended up with 24 grains of fletching last year. I could shoot pretty well with 18 grains of...
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    One Stick method..... hook up on stick?

    I have the Harken Micro 468F. Tension on the rope will generally be less than your bodyweight. In some cases much less. Some of the vertical forces are being held by the standoffs, so the better the bite, the less tension the ropes sees. I measured tension on my rope over the summer and you see...
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    Secret tethrd stick used while one sticking

    I think Carl is the same. I'm the oddball lol. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Secret tethrd stick used while one sticking

    Aider pics. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Secret tethrd stick used while one sticking

    I got that idea from Chris Cain. "One stickin" Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Secret tethrd stick used while one sticking

    I forgot to mention it in the video, but with that system you'd need to carry an extention for the gear hoist. Like a 10-15' piece of paracord to attach to the end as an extension before rappelling. The good thing is that you'd know from the climb up whether or not it would be needed. But at...
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    Secret tethrd stick used while one sticking

    Agree with this. There's a time and place where various tools make sense depending on the situation. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Secret tethrd stick used while one sticking

    Not too many challenges on a straight tree like that one. Now, if I would've filmed on a more gnarly tree there might have been some more fiddle to film for sure. Much of what I cut out was me talking to Sam with camera instructions, or stopping to talk about things that didn't add much value in...
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    Secret tethrd stick used while one sticking

    What I found is that when I reduce the fiddle factor, there are other safety concerns that pop up. I haven't found a great way to eliminate both but am always open to suggestions to improve. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Thoughts on podcasts, youtube, etc. and funding

    Good discussion. In addition to direct sponsors, product sales and subscriptions, there are a couple other ways I've seen people in the outdoor industry do it. One is to make so much in your day job that you don't need to take on other sponsorships. That one's tough to change. People like John...
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    Heavy arrow build thread

    I think a more apples to apples comparison for the Mythbusters test would be if they compared shotgun slugs with varying amounts of powder at subsonic speeds. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Heavy arrow build thread

    When I shoot my wife's bow with 450gr arrows vs my bow with 450gr arrows, mine penetrate significantly further. Probably more than double if I measured it. Same thing with my traditional bow. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Heavy arrow build thread

    It would also have more momentum and KE, which should outweigh the added resistance. Increased shaft drag will be some portion of whatever energy was gained with the higher speed at same weight, but not more. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  14. bowhunter15

    Aider steps with one stick

    I like 2 personally. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    What Lighted Nock do you prefer?

    Another vote for Firenock if you're using small or micro diameter. They have the only design I'm really happy with for those smaller sizes. I even use the nocks without lights for micros because they have a short throat (less flex) and are pretty consistent. For larger diameter arrows I'd still...
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    One Stick method..... hook up on stick?

    Agree on the cam cleat. You don't even need to touch it to detach. So it allows a good range of overall move. I've 3d printed a little clip that I can wedge the tag end into close to the top of the stick. So I don't take the time to half hitch, and I can climb high enough that I can kick the top...
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    Heavy arrow build thread

    Just a quick note regarding fletching size for those interested. I've been doing quite a bit of shooting various configurations this summer at long range. When I'm on, I get get great flight and group really well even out to 80 with surpsingly small fletching area. That said, on days where I'm...
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    Traditional Shooting Form

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    Traditional Shooting Form

    I dont think you're terribly far off. If your goal is to really dive in, I'd definitely get a bow that allows you to expand to your full comfortable draw without excessive stacking. That'll help right off the bat. The bow arm shoulder doesn't look quite as bad in the shirtless video. Part of...
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    Traditional Shooting Form

    To me, it looks like you're not hitting full expansion and likely not getting into your back as good as you could be. I notice that you're starting your draw by sticking your arm out at the target and pulling straight back. When you do that, your spine has no choice but to contort a little...
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