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jw_334
03-24-2012, 01:10 PM
Anybody know of a good Martin tuner in N.E. Oregon or S.E. Washington? Will the Martin Factory do a tune with custom strings? Don't get me wrong I love the way my Martin Silencer shoots. Just wondering how much better it could be after reading about some of the so called "super tuners".

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-24-2012, 01:57 PM
Super tuning or advanced tuning isn't major. I just finished one for a customer. It starts with a new string and cable(s). Then making sure you the bow is set to specs. Once set to specs then set the timing. Once timing is complete you do creep tuning. With that all said and done. I put it into the shooting machine and adjust the sight and rest. Then I set the bow to the right draw weight and draw length. Then I test it for fps. Usually you can pick up more speed and the bow will be a little bit quieter. The only other thing it does is let you sight it in at further yardage. Like I did in this video of my bow. Watch all three parts.

http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/xx94/Hutchnsonarchery/?action=view&current=101_2268.mp4

Double S
03-24-2012, 02:58 PM
Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure where your located exactly but here are a few numbers. I do not have any first hand experience with these shops as I go through Whitetails plus in Deer Park, Wa. North of Spokane.



Blue Mountain Archers

PO Box 1915
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Website: www.bluemtarchers.com


Kennewick Ranch & Home
Pro Series Dealer
845 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-737-1996
Website: www.ranch-home.com


Steve's Archery
Pro Series Dealer
PO Box 2091
2821 E. Isaacs
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-525-8772


Alpine Archery, LLC
Pro Series Dealer
61765 Stonehaven Lane
La Grande, OR 97850
541-963-4671
Website: www.alpinearcheryandsport.com


Take a look at Martin Archery Dealer list for more.

wscywabbit
03-24-2012, 05:31 PM
welcome to the forum! What part of that world are you from? I grew up around Pendleton, OR but live up north of Seattle now...

jw_334
03-24-2012, 05:52 PM
welcome to the forum! What part of that world are you from? I grew up around Pendleton, OR but live up north of Seattle now...

Actually, I am in Pilot Rock. Graduated from Pendleton.

wscywabbit
03-24-2012, 05:55 PM
Nice, I graduated from Athena. Have family in Pilot Rock and Ukiah ;)

jw_334
03-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Athena. PR's mortal enemy. Haha.:D I probably know some of your family then.

jw_334
03-24-2012, 06:03 PM
Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure where your located exactly but here are a few numbers. I do not have any first hand experience with these shops as I go through Whitetails plus in Deer Park, Wa. North of Spokane.



Blue Mountain Archers

PO Box 1915
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Website: www.bluemtarchers.com


Kennewick Ranch & Home
Pro Series Dealer
845 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-737-1996
Website: www.ranch-home.com


Steve's Archery
Pro Series Dealer
PO Box 2091
2821 E. Isaacs
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-525-8772


Alpine Archery, LLC
Pro Series Dealer
61765 Stonehaven Lane
La Grande, OR 97850
541-963-4671
Website: www.alpinearcheryandsport.com


Take a look at Martin Archery Dealer list for more.

How do you like Whitetails plus in Deer Park, Wa. I actually get up to Spokane every once in a while. Have friends in Post Falls and CDA. So a trip to Deer Park would not be out of the question for me if they do a good job.

wscywabbit
03-24-2012, 06:04 PM
Probably, its a small world after all... I got a cousin in Pilot Rock names Lizette, and any of the Barbers in Ukiah and Heppner are also my kin.

jw_334
03-24-2012, 06:06 PM
Probably, its a small world after all... I got a cousin in Pilot Rock names Lizette, and any of the Barbers in Ukiah and Heppner are also my kin.

Well I can't say I know any of them right off the top of my head but I'd probably know em if I saw em.

motohead1967
03-24-2012, 06:36 PM
Super tuning or advanced tuning isn't major. I just finished one for a customer. It starts with a new string and cable(s). Then making sure you the bow is set to specs. Once set to specs then set the timing. Once timing is complete you do creep tuning. With that all said and done. I put it into the shooting machine and adjust the sight and rest. Then I set the bow to the right draw weight and draw length. Then I test it for fps. Usually you can pick up more speed and the bow will be a little bit quieter. The only other thing it does is let you sight it in at further yardage. Like I did in this video of my bow. Watch all three parts.

http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/xx94/Hutchnsonarchery/?action=view&current=101_2268.mp4

cool supper shooter. Where is the specs for it please. Hi Bill nice to put a face to Hutchnsonarchery.

Double S
03-24-2012, 08:02 PM
How do you like Whitetails plus in Deer Park, Wa. I actually get up to Spokane every once in a while. Have friends in Post Falls and CDA. So a trip to Deer Park would not be out of the question for me if they do a good job.

I drive 90 miles (one way) pass two pro shops and two Big box store to get to WhiteTails Plus. I recommended the shop to guys from CDA and returned home Happy. Plus they are a Martin Pro Dealer.

wscywabbit
03-25-2012, 05:25 AM
Like the videos Hutch :) where did you post the build for it? I may want to build one...

As for the super tuners though, for myself, I'm a DIY type of guy, and I like to know how things work and why... there are plenty of resources out there for those who want to learn (this great forum being one :)). If a guy has the gumption to learn he won't need a "super tuner" tech, just him/her self. Just my .02...

jw_334
03-25-2012, 07:02 AM
Wabbit. I agree. But my problem is I gotta do hands-on to learn. I have read all kinds of stuff and watched a bunch of videos and i do perform a lot of my own work. I would love to find someone willing to take the time to teach me the proper way to do this stuff. We don't have a good shop anywhere close. So doing all this stuff for me, my family and friends would be a big plus.

wscywabbit
03-25-2012, 08:06 AM
jw, that's a slippery slope my friend lol; I started out learning for myself, and now all my friends that shoot bring their stuff to me... sometimes its daunting having a friend hand you a $500-1000 bow and say "I trust you", and knowing that if I break something its on me.

However, I started just by reading what I could, watching videos on you tube, and then building/buying some basic equipment. A draw board can be made pretty easily, Martin sells an inexpensive draw scale, and a bowmaster press w/limb attachments and a chrono can both be had pretty cheap if you shop around. I think I've spent around $250-300 on my tuning equipment total over the last few years. Most of it was purchased just so I could set my Onza up myself, just before I purchased it.

I'm no expert by any means, and there's some very knowledgeable and helpful people in this forum that are light years ahead of me, but I've learned more from just tweaking my bows myself and seeing the results than I would have otherwise. And if I get stuck I know I can come on here and ask a question. Besides, its also fun ;).

Other than LaGrande, and Walla Walla, the only other place I know of down there is a little shop in Hermiston... I don't even know if he's still open lol.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-25-2012, 11:46 AM
If you guys want plans to THE SUPER SHOOTER. Email us! You can't beat the design AT members have tried for 4 years now. Well they are still trying!



Hutch:cool:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-25-2012, 12:02 PM
Anybody know of a good Martin tuner in N.E. Oregon or S.E. Washington? Will the Martin Factory do a tune with custom strings? Don't get me wrong I love the way my Martin Silencer shoots. Just wondering how much better it could be after reading about some of the so called "super tuners".Here is a link to a place that specializes in what you are looking for they are right up the road from me.

http://www.bowxperts.com/supertune.htm

Hutch:cool:

bfisher
03-25-2012, 05:19 PM
You guys better watch out. There's a downside to learning too much. I've been doing all my own work for almost 40 years, know too much, and always learning more. The problem with knowing so much is that you'll end up working on everybody else's equipment and not have time to shoot your own. This happens to me all the time. I got to the club to shoot a Vegas (600 round) for pratice. I usually get to shoot about 8 arrows and the rest of the evening is spent "bow teching" for other folks. And there's always some coaching going on, too.

Two weeks ago I got my bow all rigged up for practice and never got to shoot an arrow although I was there for over two hours. It happens a lot on the outside practice range, too. As luck would have it I'm retired so I can go during the day when most everybody is working. And believe me, between getting older (eyes and muscles) I can use all the practice I can get.

But, the other side of the coin is that I get to help others and pass along a lot of what I have learned during my shooting career. Some of my former students, like Merrill, have learned enough from me and from their own tinkering that they help others, too, and this is what floats my boat.

wscywabbit
03-25-2012, 05:40 PM
Just think of all the people you've helped along the way :). I know it may not be said often but we all thank you for your help and guidance. If we can all just take a little of what we learn in these forums and pass it on well all be that much better in the end...

bfisher
03-25-2012, 06:58 PM
That's what it's all about Wabbit. Grow the sport.

harrier
03-29-2012, 06:38 PM
Just think of all the people you've helped along the way :). I know it may not be said often but we all thank you for your help and guidance.

+1

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." -Henry Adams