Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

The girl that went to the dance.

This post is more for those interested in such things and is real short.

Here she is.


8 responses

  1. Spud

    I can see why your bow is fast. It has a real short brace height ! Very old school that…not much for forgiveness being that short. Can’t really see the rest, but I’m thinking it’s a whisker biscuit ?
    What release are you using ? That loop style one that you made ? If so they too are old school but pretty consistent.
    I don’t see a thing wrong with That bow, it’ll do fine for you.

    I’m currently using a Hoyt shoot thru called a Contender Elite. It’s a 2009 bow , so not real new either. It’s a 38″ axle to axle with a 7″ brace height. Very forgiving bow. Set at only 54 lbs. , It pushes a 350 grain arrow at right around 280 fps. Slow but very accurate.

    October 1, 2017 at 10:13 am

    • She has a 34″axle to axle spread. Brace is about 6″ (I’d have to measure it again) yes, a whisker biscuit for rest. The release is a “like mike” that wraps at my wrist. Its quick n quiet, but I am looking at one of the tension types, where you cock your little fingers back to release. Pricey, but a little more intuitive then a trigger release. I actually like the bow a lot but the cam system is not so intuitive like the newer bows. No marks to let you know where the drawlength is.

      I had the grizzly out today (recurve) and was hammering my block. Still a little pain but not what I was expecting. I can feel a ridge under the skin where the bone or something is “out of whack” but it seems ok.

      October 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

  2. Spud

    You’re probably talking about a back tension release. Yes you can make them go by rotating your wrist, but not really what they are designed for. Not very good for hunting tho.

    I use a Carter “2 shot” , they are a triple seer, trigger release which can also be set for back tension use, yet still use a buckle leather strap. But don’t have a hard connect from the wrist to trigger. Just has a strap connection to the head which is torque free.

    October 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    • Spud

      BTW did that ” Like Mike” come with the bow ? If so you got a really good deal as they are a $150 release and quality stuff. Like all Carter releases are.

      October 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      • Naw. LOL. I picked that up from my cuz. He is using the back tension release now and the Like Mike was in his surplus stuff. I did get a deal on it though, that whole blood/family thing.

        October 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

  3. guy

    One of my nephews is an avid hunter and has gone back to a beautiful old simple recurve for bow season. I asked him WTF? and he said he had a ‘personal best’ buck walk into an open clearing for a perfect shot – except that it was a tawny hide buck with a beige corn field as a backdrop and a warm fall setting sun casting yellow light over everything – and he “Couldn’t see a f-ing thing”. His multi-post sight pretty much vanished, and with all the hardware on the bow obscuring any fine details he couldn’t take a shot.

    October 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    • Oh I do love my recurve. Been shooting them since I forget how long ago. If he hasn’t shot them before, he may find the curve can be steep, and the more he tries to think about it, the worse he will get.
      If I hadnt broken my fingertip, I’d prolly not gone the compound route. I do have to admit, they’re growing on me.
      About that buck he couldn’t get a shot on: people, read “not hunters”, seem to think Bambi is innocent and lacking intelligence. Wrong on both counts. I have seen them mess with dogs heads, they are natural sneaks, and if conditions get just so, they can be hazardous and destructive. But we all know that, don’t we? One only need look at the predation rule in most states clearing a property owner of license needs to protect his crops.
      Then look at some subdivision areas where all hunting is out of bounds and look at the number and size of the deer, as well as the higher number of roadkills.
      Yikes, this is turning into a post. Anywhoos, ya get the idea.

      October 2, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      • guy

        Oh, it’s been years since he switched and has gotten plenty of bucks since then, so no worries.

        October 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm

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