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Double S
11-02-2012, 10:11 PM
She arrived this afternoon. I shot it three time at 15 yards, No nock set, BH not set either and hit the X on the third shot. I still need to order new strings, Shelf pad/rest and some string silencers for her. The bow feels great. I like the narrow grip similar to my Martin compound bows. It doesn't feel like I'm gripping a baseball bat. LOL. I used some of my 400 HT-2 arrows with Gator vanes that I use with my Target compound bow and they flew near perfect.

here's some pics.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/SamickSLBLongbow3.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/SamickSLBLongbow9.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/SamickSLBLongbow.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/SamickSLBLongbow1.jpg

elkslayer4x5
11-03-2012, 11:29 AM
When your ready to build a set traditional arrows for your longbow, Wapiti Archery down in Grants Pass, OR makes some great shafts, or ready made arrows, at reasonable prices, both tapered and now parrallel shafts. Nice folks, too.

http://www.wapitiarchery.com/?cid=17

Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Your gonna have way too much fun DS, love the bow. Enjoy!






Hutch:cool:

Double S
11-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Thanks for the link. I'll chec them out.

When your ready to build a set traditional arrows for your longbow, Wapiti Archery down in Grants Pass, OR makes some great shafts, or ready made arrows, at reasonable prices, both tapered and now parrallel shafts. Nice folks, too.

http://www.wapitiarchery.com/?cid=17

I sure am!. I'm putting down the Compound bow until I get my son his compound bow. I'm gonna work on this barebow longbow shooting for the time being.


Your gonna have way too much fun DS, love the bow. Enjoy!






Hutch:cool:


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/SamickSLBoutsidetwoshots.jpg

ElkSlayer
11-04-2012, 09:03 AM
great looking stick there DS, keep um in the spot and enjoy the flight of the arrow

elkslayer4x5
11-04-2012, 09:17 AM
Guess I'd better get the blog on the flying target launcher done, looks like you be looking for a new challenge soon. Good looking stick Simon. :D

Double S
11-04-2012, 09:47 AM
You guys have one of those Laporte Throwers? !!!!!

Those are awesome!. I need to make some flu flu arrows.

elkslayer4x5
11-04-2012, 01:11 PM
No, but I can tell and show you how to make a soda bottle launcher from some scrap wood, a piece of plastic rain gutter and some surgical tubing, that will throw a soda bottle about 25-30 into the air, and give you 10 to 20 seconds, depending on the weight in the bottle, Plenty of time to draw, aim, and fire at it! And the whole thing weights a few pounds, and folds up for storage, or packing into the vehicle. They are a blast!!! And Great practice. Watch for the blog over on HuntBuds, I need the surgical tubing, gotta go up the Eugene to get it. I can also post it here for those interested. :D Its just a bit harder to make flu flus that will work wiith a drop away rest, easy to make 'em for longbows and recurves.

ElkSlayer
11-04-2012, 02:10 PM
did you happen to save the feathers from your turkeys

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?8205-Wild-Turkey-Feather-Spiral-Flu-Flu-s

Double S
11-04-2012, 03:09 PM
I have some feathers left. I was looking at some of those flu flu arrows a couple days ago.

ElkSlayer
11-04-2012, 04:31 PM
good deal then all set. I know you have some arrows to use.:cool:

alex
11-05-2012, 12:32 PM
Congrats for the new bow! What's the DW? I've bought the Samick Longbow Cheetah this summer and am very pleased with it, although I'm not quite used to it yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N7AbcKjMeA&list=UUsx6-XM_7OOGVnaRZ_PMOjg&index=3&feature=plcp

Here's an easy to make flu flu arrow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2uRWjKZDEk&list=UUsx6-XM_7OOGVnaRZ_PMOjg&index=13&feature=plcp

P.S. ElkSlayer, I'm interested in the bottle throwing machine, please post here how to do it! :)

Double S
11-05-2012, 09:02 PM
It's 40 pounds. I wanted a lighter weight so I can practice on form and accuracy. I'm not gonna hunt with it.

I bought some Easton Poweflight 500's a couple months ago and didn't know what do do with them. So I'm using 5 of them on my longbow. I cut them to 29 inches and glued on some 5 inch right helical parabolic feathers. I'm gonna let them dry over night and try them out tomorrow.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Starrlfight%20Fobs/Arrow%20Fletching/photo37.jpg

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Starrlfight%20Fobs/Arrow%20Fletching/photo34.jpg

elkslayer4x5
11-06-2012, 07:23 AM
That will give you plenty to shoot the center of your target out with. Pretty easy to see as well. :)

ElkSlayer
11-06-2012, 10:50 AM
I like the colors...lol looks some what familiar

7319

Double S
11-06-2012, 01:48 PM
Thanks. They dried overnight and I tested them out today. They did pretty well. I'm doing my best to keep them dry. It's raining off and on. I had one good group then I changed the angle and anchor and my group went to crap on another spot. I have some top quality strings on their way from Champion bowstrings and some calf hair rest and leather plate and some beaver tail silences coming to in the mail.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/photo41.jpg

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/photo40.jpg

alex
11-06-2012, 02:34 PM
It seems like you already have a lot of fun with the bow. When it's finally set it'd be even better. Good choice to change the string - the factory ones are strangely thin, at least on my bow.

Double S
11-06-2012, 03:45 PM
It seems like you already have a lot of fun with the bow. When it's finally set it'd be even better. Good choice to change the string - the factory ones are strangely thin, at least on my bow.

Fun is number 1 right now. I'd probably do better once i get the proper shelf and plate on. The compounds will be taking a little vacation hanging on the wall. if we ever decide on the compound bow for my son, then the compound bow comes back down.

elkslayer4x5
11-07-2012, 08:09 AM
Fun is number 1 right now. I'd probably do better once i get the proper shelf and plate on. The compounds will be taking a little vacation hanging on the wall. if we ever decide on the compound bow for my son, then the compound bow comes back down.

As much as Gabe will hate the wait, in the say next six months, how much will he grow, making your choice that much easier? Saw a bunch of Martin Leopards on ebay, but those are probably borderline for him already.
Putting a rest on your Longbow will really help, I'd suggest putting a toothpick under the calfhair rest, or something a bit bigger, maybe a 1/4" dowel split in half, something to raise the arrow up off the flat shelf, it will improve arrow flight. :)

Double S
11-07-2012, 08:29 AM
We're just waiting right now. Gabe is in a growth spurt. I really want to get him a Martin bow. Even if I have to buy one now and wait until he fits into it. It wouldn't be long anyways. he's growing fast. Plus he wants the skulls camo on his Martin bow.

I've heard about putting stuff under the rest. I'll see if they have any video's on how to do it properly.

Double S
11-07-2012, 01:59 PM
I received Byron Ferguson's Become the arrow this morning. I watched it and in the first 5 minutes fixed a few things on my bow. I'm gonna work on my practice technique the way he doe's it. I'm gonna work on the "reference" points.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/photo42.jpg

Double S
11-16-2012, 01:45 PM
I just ordered a barebow cordovan 3 under tab for myself and my son from EW bateman. I've been told it's a real good, durable tab.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/ewbateman184x1512.jpg

elkslayer4x5
11-17-2012, 08:49 AM
Finger pinch will be a distant memory, shooting 3 under, and its the first step in string walking. First thing you'll notice it that the arrow in closer to being in line with your eye, experiment and find out at what distance the point of your arrow is on target. :)

Double S
11-21-2012, 12:04 PM
Two little packages arrived this morning. I wished the weather wasn't crap so I can go out and try the different spined arrows and the tab.


E.W. Bateman and Co. Tabs. Smaller one is for my son and the other one is for me.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Tradtional%20Bows/EWBatemanTabs1.jpg

Easton Archery Traditional Only Arrow Spine kit. It comes with a 400, 500 and 600 spine arrow for testing. They offer different spine options on the 3 rivers archery site.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Tradtional%20Bows/Tradtitionalonlyspinekit.jpg

alex
11-21-2012, 12:09 PM
That's a good stuff, DS!

Double S
11-21-2012, 12:31 PM
That's a good stuff, DS!
Thank you buddy!. Goofy me...I forgot to order the Field point test kit to go along with it. it comes with like a dozen of different weight Points in pairs. It's great for tuning your bow.

Anybody getting into Traditional archery are are pulling their hairs out like me trying to find the right Arrows, Spines and arrow points. Take a look at 3 rivers archery website. They offer test kit arrows from several brands and a nice point kit with varied weight

Double S
11-25-2012, 11:08 PM
I've been getting alot of help from some longtime Trad archers. It's been about a week or so but I've been working on my open stance, form and release. I'm ding much better. I think.


http://youtu.be/02m93S1C6kI

Double S
11-26-2012, 12:53 PM
This little package arrive from 3-rivers archery. It's their Field point test kit. Two of each field points from 100 grains up to 250 grains. I'll be trying them out later this afternoon on my Traditional only Easton arrows.

They also offer a heavier Field point kit for much heavier grain filed points.



http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Tradtional%20Bows/3-Rfieldpointkit.jpg

alex
11-27-2012, 10:55 AM
Good package :) And good shooting. You just can put silencers on the string, the bow is a little loud.

Double S
11-27-2012, 10:58 AM
Good package :) And good shooting. You just can put silencers on the string, the bow is a little loud.

I have a Shotgun mic on my Camcorder. it can pick up a flies fart. LOL. Those are the stock strings. I did change the BH after this video. I ordered some custom string over a week ago and they never showed. I just got off the phone with the string builder and he's making me another order with some string silencers built in.

alex
11-29-2012, 01:46 PM
Good luck with the second string! :)

Double S
11-29-2012, 10:09 PM
Thanks alex. I love them already. 12 strand I believe. it feels much better on my fingers. Much more quieter now with the new strings and whiskers.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Tradtional%20Bows/CCSstringsSamick5.jpg

Red and Black. My favorite colors for a string.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Tradtional%20Bows/ChampionstringSamick.jpg


Good luck with the second string! :)

andy_camping
12-01-2012, 10:05 AM
Lookin good, DS.

Double S
12-01-2012, 04:17 PM
Lookin good, DS.

Thanks andy. Traditional bows look soooooo simple but wow!. The mental side of game is wild. I've been PM back and forth on AT with World class Trad shooters, Olypic shooters, and a top notch coach for assistance on my form, release...even the proper way to relax the wrist and fingers to get a proper release of the arrow for consistent anchoring and shots. I've never had to do this metal work when I shoot my Compounds. I find tradtional bows a challenge even though they look so simple yet they are challenging for me. I just bought the Range O Matic rigid master to work on ym release and BACK TENSION. Back tension is all new for me. I started working on it about a week or so ago and I can actually feel the muscles that I wasn't using before. I've never used a back tesion release on my Compounds...just an ordinary hunting release. After several positive recommendations on the RIGID FORMASTER...I just bought it on 3 Rivers archery 20 minutes ago. Once I get the hang of it..I'll post a video of it in action. It trains you to not pull with the fingers but with the back. It lets you know really quick if you don't use it right. The Formaster also works on Compound bows.

http://www.3riversarchery.com/Rigid+Formaster_i8129X_baseitem.html



This one is German but at leastyou can see how it works.


http://youtu.be/TE6CJck42P8

Double S
12-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Here's another one from Ken- Sharpbroadhead over on ArcheryTalk.


http://youtu.be/AV9YCudXt9I

alex
12-02-2012, 04:13 PM
Black and red are my favourite colours for a trad bow string too. I use woolen silencers on all my traditional bows. They are very easy to make and kind of look more ....traditional :)