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  1. New Jaguar takedowns on the auction site $100 free shipping

    Know nothing about the vendor but some new-in-box $100+free shipping Jags (& $140 kits) are on "the auction site". I sold my Sage and just got another one of these. The Jags seem to be a lot quicker...
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    2010 Howatt Ventura???

    On the auction site. Description says a limited run item. Pretty cool. Also been a ton of "bad spray" bows listed recently. What happened there?
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    ‘Hunger Games’ and the rise of the pop culture archer

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/hunger-games-and-the-rise-of-the-pop-culture-archer/2012/03/22/gIQAwOZpTS_blog.html

    Looks good for the archery industry.
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    Why the "chicks" are buying bows

    I couldn't figure out why all the bows I've been flipping on C___list have been of interest to females (granted they're low # bows too). Anyone know what in the heck the Hunger Games are?:
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    The 62"er I'm shooting now is the S___ Sage. The...

    The 62"er I'm shooting now is the S___ Sage. The length seems just about perfect for me in two ways - navigating through the woods course and finger feel w/ a 30" draw length. The bow just doesn't...
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    A 62" take-down?

    I've been shooting a budget 62" td (diff brand) that seems to be a really good fit (pull, length "managability", and weight)... Looks like some of the other older compound risers might be candidates...
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    The black is worth waiting for. Looks a lot...

    The black is worth waiting for. Looks a lot better in person/ in the sun light - kind of a blackish-metallic-carbon fininish treatment. I happened to be in the local shop not too long ago and it...
  8. I took the bow back to the shop and they said...

    I took the bow back to the shop and they said it's fine. So I'll take their word for it. Thanks for the input here.

    (As far as the shootability goes, it seems to be a pretty good out of the box...
  9. Can't see a twist. Just flipped the string loop...

    Can't see a twist. Just flipped the string loop around and tried swapping end to end w/ no change. Maybe I'm torquing the bow more now w/ 64" than 60"? Trying my best to pull dead-on straight but the...
  10. What's "within spec" re: trad bowstring / groove alignment?

    Test shot a new take-down today on a whim and was hooked. Got home and been living-room-drawing and noticed the bowstring doesn't seat cleany in the groove (makes a little dinging sound as the string...
  11. Interesting. Today I tried the POA thing (I...

    Interesting. Today I tried the POA thing (I haven't been "aiming" at all) and found for my 25#r the POA to be at 45yds but I've gained precision but lost accuracy (groups about 1.5' left). Wiht the...
  12. Interpreting stress marks in vintage bows

    With the bow bug, I'm now looking at budget used bows. Is there a fairly straightforward way of determining the "badness" of stress (or what appear as stress) marks? For instance (sorry, no pics) I'm...
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    wut4dude - don't be modest. that looks like a...

    wut4dude - don't be modest. that looks like a great job. info exactly what i was looking for thanks.

    edit - you've definitely got patience! lots O sanding. i'm going to pass on the bow. again,...
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    Refinishing a "yellowed" bow

    Found an older Ventura locally that although is lacking scratches or other signs of abuse has yellowed significantly. It has a nice grain pattern which attracts me but it's limbs are a not too...
  15. a big +1 on the string silencers ( i used a 1/2...

    a big +1 on the string silencers ( i used a 1/2 amount of "cat whiskers"). i didn't get much out of the limb-felt-treatment though.


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    Thanks. Not sure what the model is for sure, will...

    Thanks. Not sure what the model is for sure, will try and get pics up, ... It has X-100 in large white but it doesn't look factory. The code as far as I know is the old Cavalier code HCS (HCS 11222...
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    Heck, I can even get my 10 year old involved in...

    Heck, I can even get my 10 year old involved in this project. Thanks.
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    Thanks. Furniture polish, tung oil?

    Thanks. Furniture polish, tung oil?
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    Taking care of an old bow

    Just picked up an older 25# DH plinker (HCS 11222) that's in pretty good wear & tear condition but smells, and looks, like it's been in a closet for 40 years. Is there a standard "detailing" ritual...
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    Hey, thanks guys. I'll try what you suggest....

    Hey, thanks guys. I'll try what you suggest. Dealing w/ an old dog learning new tricks here. Haven't shot a bow for ~25yrs and that's after having never learned how to shoot properly in the 1st place...
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    Properly holding/gripping a trad bow

    Basic question - Should the string be contacting my arm at all when shooting my Jag & X-200 (assuming they're setup properly)? I'm not into gear and undo accessories so I 've been trying to shoot...
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    I had the same concerns as you do. I figured if...

    I had the same concerns as you do. I figured if Cabelas and BassPro are still carrying the bow whatever issues might have existed have likely been cured. So went ahead and picked up a 35#er as a...
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    Thanks for the info. Looking forward to having...

    Thanks for the info. Looking forward to having some fun, and learning something about archery, with the new Martin.
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    positioning the nock locator

    If I plan on shooting an X-200 with a D-loop as the nock locator (nocking points) do I want to set it so the arrow is 90deg to the bowstring or do I set it high (the general consensus seems to be...
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