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by Sparta-T
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Hunting Hats for 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3959

Re: Hunting Hats for 2010

Indeed.................and I am up to the challenge. ;)

TL
by Sparta-T
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Hunting Hats for 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3959

Re: Hunting Hats for 2010

Neat looking hat design, Arwin. What would it cost to make one if I provided my own camo fleece (different color/pattern)? How much fleece would it require?

TL
by Sparta-T
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Samick Sage
Replies: 23
Views: 18025

Re: Samick Sage

Although this thread is technically about a Samick model, the Quinn Stallion has been mentioned a few times and I thought I would chime in. When I test shot a Quinn a few years ago, I was simply experimenting to see what the fuss was about. Well after shooting it a few days, I had one on order throu...
by Sparta-T
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Seasonal Decissions
Replies: 14
Views: 2882

Re: Seasonal Decissions

I own several bow quivers, but none of them go on my bows. Several years ago I was messing around and came up with a hip quiver adapter design that works really well with a bow quiver and mount, which has become one of my favorite methods of toting arrows. The other is a Safari Tuff quiver, which ke...
by Sparta-T
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Longbow or Recurve?
Replies: 27
Views: 11224

Re: Longbow or Recurve?

I started bowhunting with a recurve and ended up doing a stint of FITA target archery, also with target recurves. Although I have shot some longbows and even owned a couple, they simply do not fit my shooting style like a recurve bow. Last year I got a custom recurve with a very low wrist grip and s...
by Sparta-T
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: I dont understand
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Re: I dont understand

I have never been banned, but did walk away from a couple archery sites that are run in a manner that is counter to my primary mode of opertation. One was highly top down and overly moderated by an individual with deep pockets and large ego. He/they stabbed a very good internet friend of mine in the...
by Sparta-T
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: What arrows are your best?
Replies: 26
Views: 4636

Re: What arrows are your best?

Your a funny guy, Dan. :rolf: Note the editing to make my draw weight more "human"..........not that I couldn't pull a 597# bow if needed. ;)

TL
by Sparta-T
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: When You Make A Bad Shot
Replies: 18
Views: 2546

Re: When You Make A Bad Shot

That is a real shame, but life in the wild is tough. I hope we are giving the archer the proper benefit of the doubt rather than covering for a "Hail Mary" shot because it was a nice buck. Recovering the antlers is small comfort for knowing that he suffered and eventually died from the neck wound. :...
by Sparta-T
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: What arrows are your best?
Replies: 26
Views: 4636

Re: What arrows are your best?

Having bowhunted for 30+ years, I have shot and hunted with wood, fiberglass, graphlex, aluminum and carbon shafts. Aluminum were my longtime favorite......until I gave high grade carbons a fair trial. That was 5 years ago and I haven't looked back. Currently I am shooting Beman MFX 500's from my 57...
by Sparta-T
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: The boyz are done!
Replies: 31
Views: 12681

Re: The boyz are done!

Hey Lance--Shoot me an e-mail, bro. I finally got a new laptop and am redoing my e-mail.

TL
by Sparta-T
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Early Morning Deer Killin'
Replies: 18
Views: 6844

Re: Early Morning Deer Killin'

The 2009 deer seasons was poor for hunters, but great for car-deer encounters. I was riding with my wife in her Jeep Liberty in October and a doe slammed into the front quarter panel. Scared the beejebers out of the wife, but the Jeep only sustained minor damage. Late in November I was on my way hom...
by Sparta-T
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Show me the way....
Replies: 10
Views: 3273

Re: Show me the way....

Good advice thus far. Developing solid and consistent shooting form is far more important than attempting to be accurate by taking shortcuts. I would recommend that you get a fairly large bag type target and start very close (5 yards) to develop the feel of your shot. Where the arrows are hitting is...
by Sparta-T
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3272

Re: Question

OL Adcock of ACS limb fame contends that the advantage of a higher efficiency bow is that you can shoot a heavier hunting arrow with the same speed. He is a believer in heavier vs lighter hunting arrows for maximum penetration and suggests that rather than utilize the added limb efficiency in more F...
by Sparta-T
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: SHORT OR LONG?
Replies: 16
Views: 5961

Re: SHORT OR LONG?

I'm 6'1" tall, so I need a pretty fair amount of headroom in a treestand or ground blind to begin with. Since I draw 29", the last bow I shot under my favored 62" length had noticable finger pinch and was not enticing in the least. If you figure that a 54' recurve is 10" shorter than my 62" stickbow...
by Sparta-T
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Taxidermy Scam Artist
Replies: 23
Views: 8733

Re: Taxidermy Scam Artist

Wow............what a view, Rick!!! :o :o My hunting buddy in Kenai overlooks the Kenai River and I love sitting on his front porch. I've been to Palmer and Wasilla, so I know what you have and must admit my Michigan view is not nearly as spectacular. I live in a semi-rural area and have a "back 40"...
by Sparta-T
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: String Wax
Replies: 30
Views: 6064

Re: String Wax

Like Eddie, I have used Bohning string wax in the white tube for decades with good results. Since I tie my own Flemish bowstrings and have shifted from B-50 to FF and D97, I have had NO issue with the "normal" Bohning string wax in any application. There seems to be a segment of archers who do a kne...
by Sparta-T
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Taxidermy Scam Artist
Replies: 23
Views: 8733

Re: Taxidermy Scam Artist

Indeed Lance. 8-) How about a photo or two of your taxidermy work. Just want to see your craftsmanship. Rick P--Just differences in taste I suppose. I don't have a lot of mounts, but they serve as lasting reminders of hunts and great experiences with hunting friends. I also have three whitetail pain...
by Sparta-T
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: The first day of the new year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: The first day of the new year?

My bride and I returned from a Christmas visit to our kids in California on New Years Eve, so we were beat from a long travel day and I didn't set an alarm. However I had plans for an evening bowhunt, as January 1st is the last day of the MI season. We hung out for the day and just enjoyed being hom...
by Sparta-T
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Bowhunting Only.
Replies: 16
Views: 4545

Re: Bowhunting Only.

In our area, using flagging tape is the mark of a greenhorn and usually shows up in bulk during the general firearms season. Some of those guys can barely find their rear end with both hands, so using neon tape is a security blanket for not getting lost on the way in and out. I don't mess with it du...
by Sparta-T
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Taxidermy Scam Artist
Replies: 23
Views: 8733

Re: Taxidermy Scam Artist

Once again, brother Lance...............I wish we lived closer. I would use you as my taxidermist in a heartbeat. 8-) 8-)

TL
by Sparta-T
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Taxidermy Scam Artist
Replies: 23
Views: 8733

Re: Taxidermy Scam Artist

Getting involved with the taxidermy process is a calculated risk for a successful hunter because you run the risk of being totally ripped off of your cape, antlers, fish or turkey parts or discovering poor work for the money. I waited over a year for a particular fellow to get a skull mount done and...
by Sparta-T
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: what's in a string silencer ?
Replies: 40
Views: 22247

Re: what's in a string silencer ?

My wife and I just returned from CA last night on a Christmas visit to our kids. We cancelled the mail until Saturday (1/2), so I will confirm any arrivals after sorting through the pile of mail. I have some wool yarn and made silencers that are similar to mini cheerleader pom-poms, but they don't s...
by Sparta-T
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 17
Views: 4980

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you as well, Rick. The photo you included looks a lot like our area of west Michigan this time of year. Beautiful indeed, but the cold and windchill make bowhunting a mental challenge. Good clothing goes a long ways, but a couple hours in mid-teen temps with a windchill close to z...
by Sparta-T
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Quinn Stallion
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Quinn Stallion

You could certainly do far worse than a Quinn Stallion. I've owned many top shelf takedown recurves in the "cutom" category and find the Quinn to be a suitable replacement for most of them. Plus I don't walk through the woods with a level of anxiety about getting a bump, nick or scratch. I took mine...
by Sparta-T
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: When You Make A Bad Shot
Replies: 18
Views: 2546

Re: When You Make A Bad Shot

First of all, I would like you to adopt me and then take your new family member bowhunting with you. ;) :D I hate to see photos like that, but the reality of hunting is that sometimes wounding takes place. Lions don't get the antelope or zebra every time and I saw one Nat. Geo episode where the lion...
by Sparta-T
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: REST OR SHELF
Replies: 19
Views: 4916

Re: REST OR SHELF

I've been hunting with a Quinn Stallion for the past two years and shoot it off the shelf. Like you, it has been well over 20 years since I used an elevated rest and have not been motivated enough in that direction to make the change. I've been using heavy duty felt chair feet pads as my shelf and s...
by Sparta-T
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: what's in a string silencer ?
Replies: 40
Views: 22247

Re: what's in a string silencer ?

I would be willing to do a field test for you. However with only 2.5 weeks of archery season left, I don't want to mess with anything until after New Years Day. If that is OK with you, I am game.

TL
by Sparta-T
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: Introduction

Welcome Clay. You and I have some things in common.................except that I am a lifelong resident of the great white north (Michigan) and don't have a 5 year old. Not that my wife would mind having a youngster about the house again, with both our young adult kids living in California due to th...
by Sparta-T
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Tenacity of late season deer
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Tenacity of late season deer

I'm not sure this is a "scientific" topic, as it is based on incidental observation by a number of northern deer hunters. However several bowhunting friends from my home state of Michigan concur that deer are tougher to kill, or at least put down quickly in the late season. I shot a doe with a high-...
by Sparta-T
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: what's in a string silencer ?
Replies: 40
Views: 22247

Re: what's in a string silencer ?

i'm seriously thinking of adding my own version of those to my line ,, even though i feel they are one more step away from traditional , and where do we draw the line on that subject ,, have you ever had a problem with dry rot , , nothing wrong with them ,, i just don't trust rubber out in the elem...