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by zeek from coon creek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Black hunter longbow
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Black hunter longbow

I got my new string for my Red Wing Hunter and have it strung up to stretch. I put the string on Friday night and set the brace height at 8" I just checked it this morning (Sunday) and the string has stretched until the brace height is now at 7 1/2". I will shorten the string a bit more and let it s...
by zeek from coon creek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Black hunter longbow
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Black hunter longbow

I've not heard of these bows before. The price is certainly reasonable. I picked up a vintage Wing Archery Red Wing Hunter recurve for about $80 including shipping. It is a genuine Wing, no Head Ski and no AMF. It is a 58" bow pulling 49# @ 28". It is amazingly smooth when drawn and it has really go...
by zeek from coon creek
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: ROLL CALL!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: ROLL CALL!!!

OK, our 30 days are up. There were 10 people who posted on this thread. There were maybe 3 others who posted on other threads but not this one in the last 30 days. So, we have around a dozen or so folks who are still looking at the site. It is a little sad when one remembers the old days when this s...
by zeek from coon creek
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today? - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 22112

Re: What did you do today? - 2018

I'm guessing you don't have a lot of problems with mice in your basement then. I'd almost take a couple of snakes over the mice. They are a messy nuisance.
by zeek from coon creek
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Success!
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Success!

Captchee wrote:well I'm alive LOL .
still working at a lot of things
Being alive is important. The "lot of things" will come in their own time. Just take it one day at a time. I'm glad to learn you are doing as well as you are.
by zeek from coon creek
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Success!
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Success!

Hi, Captchee! How is your recovery coming along?
by zeek from coon creek
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
by zeek from coon creek
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today? - 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 22112

Re: What did you do today? - 2018

On your HAM operation do you and your contacts verify with postcards? I worked with a man once who talked around the world. He had a scrap book of postcards from exotic places. His position was that until you received something postmarked from the place they claimed to be it was at best an if-maybe;...
by zeek from coon creek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: Killed Buck With Patched Round Ball
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Killed Buck With Patched Round Ball

The patched round ball is way more effective at reasonable ranges than most people would think it is. Congrats on filling your tag.
by zeek from coon creek
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: ROLL CALL!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 624

ROLL CALL!!!

Today is December 8, 2018. In the interest of learning how many of us still look at this site with any regularity I'm asking anyone who sees this for the next 30 days to post a reply. I check this site a couple times a week just in case there is something to see. I'm not doing much that anyone would...
by zeek from coon creek
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: Fox Hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Fox Hunt

Nice fox. I really love your rig, especially your bag. And that's a good looking son you've got there.
by zeek from coon creek
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. You are correct. We have much to be thankful for.
by zeek from coon creek
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still here??
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Anyone still here??

The Facebook Monster has just about gobbled up and killed off all other social web sites. It's really a shame.
by zeek from coon creek
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Lyman recall!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Lyman recall!!!!

I wasn't aware that Lyman was still producing traditional style rifles.
by zeek from coon creek
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Rust question
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: Rust question

Get a magic eraser. They are super fine (800 grit) sanding sponges. I found this out when my dog ate one and I contacted the manufacturer to find out what kind of solvent or other chemical is in the thing. They have no solvent in them and remove stains by sanding them away.
by zeek from coon creek
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 9154

Re: Photos

Sadly, as dead as this place is anymore, I guess it doesn't matter much.
by zeek from coon creek
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Abbott Longbow $350.00
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Abbott Longbow $350.00

strngmkr wrote:I sold this bow today, thanks to all who had a look!
Some lucky person got a nice bow at a good price.
by zeek from coon creek
Tue May 23, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Abbott Longbow $350.00
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Abbott Longbow $350.00

I sure wish this was a right hand bow at that weight. I have one of his bows in solid bocote and it is just beautiful but it is a little too heavy for me to shoot comfortably. It is 57# @ 28. 5 lighter would be perfect.
by zeek from coon creek
Sat May 13, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Elk Hunting
Topic: Not This Year
Replies: 3
Views: 3760

Re: Not This Year

Well, it was not meant to be once again. I just checked the website and I didn't draw a tag for the Kentucky elk season. 4 years of putting in and counting.
by zeek from coon creek
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Help getting started
Replies: 7
Views: 3388

Re: Help getting started

The Facebook Monster has pretty much killed off this site. The old time regulars (the O.S.S. members) have their own FB page and do all their posting there, at least that is my understanding. I haven't been to their page to see it first hand.
by zeek from coon creek
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Trav's back in Hawaii
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

Re: Trav's back in Hawaii

Hi, Eddie, it's been a while since you've been around. It's good to hear from you.
by zeek from coon creek
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello the CAMP
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: Hello the CAMP

Welcome, drag up a stump and sit a while.
by zeek from coon creek
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3085

Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

MMMMM....barbequed goat...Congrats on a great day!
by zeek from coon creek
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: flint conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: flint conversion

Very nice.
by zeek from coon creek
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Kit Gun Build Along
Replies: 22
Views: 11695

Re: Kit Gun Build Along

Great job building and with the write-up. On the shooting video, did you adjust the sights or your hold for shots 2 and 3?
by zeek from coon creek
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
by zeek from coon creek
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: About to pull my hair out!
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

Re: About to pull my hair out!

My first guess would be that the lock plate is plain old carbon steel and will rust readily while the hammer is some harder / tougher alloy that has some chromium or nickel in it that pushes it towards the stainless steel family of metals and makes it much less prone to rusting in addition to making...
by zeek from coon creek
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: Pig's Getting Careless
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Re: Pig's Getting Careless

Surely, you wouldn't take advantage of a deer that's so old he's getting senile??? How many years have you been watching Pig...and how did he earn that name?
by zeek from coon creek
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Bushcraft / Primitive Skills
Topic: Atlatl makes meat!
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

Re: Atlatl makes meat!

Congratulations! That is definitely doing it the hard way.
by zeek from coon creek
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: CVA Bobcat restock...AKA The CVA Plains Cat!
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

Re: CVA Bobcat restock...AKA The CVA Plains Cat!

A big improvement over that cheap blow molded piece of plastic crap that came on the gun. Congrats on being resourceful enough to take a chance and see what happens.