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Boarhead

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When I was at the Black Widow shop 2 weeks ago a guy came in with his bow and one limb was all splintered.
He forgot it was leaning against his tailgate and ran over the limb. It was bad felt sorry for the guy...bet he wont do that again.
I wish I woulda taken a pic of it
 

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Updates. The string has stretched a bit and my brace height has dropped down to about 7 3/8". Surprisingly, I'm rarely getting arm slap now. Either I have subconsciously changed my form or the DROP in brace height helped, which seems opposite of what should have happened. This bow continues to surprise me. If I do my part, arrows fly where they are supposed to go. I am shooting the same arrow as I shoot with my recurve (Black Eagle Vintage 350 spine, 31" long, 50grain brass insert) on a 46lbs@28" bow. The longbow is 50lbs@28". I'm pulling closer to 29". I felt like the 150 grain heads with the longbow were flying a bit stiff (I assume due to difference in arrow shelf depth), so I swapped to 175 grain heads and they seem to be flying great. The downside, I only have two 175 grain heads from a field tip test pack I bought 2 years ago. I ordered more from fleBay, they should arrive soon.

Cold shot a few days back.



I've been trying an arrow or two a day at 40 trying to hit my little groundhog foam target. Finally clipped his ass this morning. Lots of close calls before I finally sunk one in him.



These two were from about 25 yards. Proof that if I do my part, it works. That hasn't always been the case in the last week. I had a few form breakdowns and the wheels started to loosen but I've got things back on track.



Two this morning quartering away at 20.

 

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After a rare day off to go fishing, I shot really well yesterday with the China snake bow. First shot at 40 on old Chuck hit home. Such a satisfying feeling to hit that target at that range. A year ago I was missing the range bag half the time at that distance.



Last two of the night from about 22.

 

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Chuck finally lost his head. I did surgery.





I dropped a fresh bomb on him from 40. I was 1/3 from 40 on him but the one was pretty immaculate.



I like Trad Vanes, but there's something about feathers that keep me coming back. I fletched up a few with fresh feathers, pink and barred yellow.

 

Boarhead

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Yep I like feathers also,just fletched up a bunch for when I get the new bow.switched over to Black Eagle arrows from carbon express...got tired of CE always discontinuing arrows.
Tuned my current widow to Black eagle 400s this weekend. Tried some gold tip but not a fan of the skinny arrows. Lol
 
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I may regret this in a day or two, but we had some expired eggs to toss out. I decided to take a crack at one. Popped it on the first attempt from 18 yards. Cool impact, wish I had filmed it.

 
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Creamer

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Not sure if anyone here listens to archery podcasts, but the Kifarucast episode with Dewayne Martin hit home for me. I had been getting inconsistent lately. When they were talking about allowing the arrow being on the target becoming a trigger to release, I knew that was what I was starting to do. For the past week, I have been doing drills a few times a day, drawing and holding on target 4 times, then drawing and shooting on the 5th. It has made a big difference for me. There were some bumps and bruises the first day or two, but I feel like I'm getting some control back. Groups like this remind me that I can shoot these things pretty well when I keep my shit together.

 
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