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by Jim C
Fri Dec 13, 2002 9:48 pm
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Topic: Jim is in the latest Trad Bow Mag!
Replies: 14
Views: 4367

I emailed the trad bowhunter on Wednesday. No response. I emailed the fecally covered PBS this same letter mentioned above 6 months ago-no response. I sent the PBS the NAA records showing that even expert crossbow archers dont outscore compound shooters-no response. I sent them proof that even a 30 ...
by Jim C
Fri Dec 13, 2002 9:42 pm
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Topic: Longhair....what an idiot!
Replies: 38
Views: 10358

racism is usually the sign of someone who needs easy answers to questions that their intellect is not capable of truly answering. xbowphobia is the sign of people who need an affirmation that they are the elite, the best because their own lack of skill is obvious in an objective world. Papabull is t...
by Jim C
Tue Dec 10, 2002 11:10 pm
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Topic: gold tip arrows
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

1) I use gold tip laser II's for competition with my Point Blanc-three tournaments-three gold medals. I cut them to 17" to be in compliance with IAU/TNC rules. I use the 175 grain variable weight point designed for the Series 22 target arrows. You can also use the brass inserts with 145 grain screw ...
by Jim C
Tue Dec 10, 2002 9:15 pm
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Topic: Jim is in the latest Trad Bow Mag!
Replies: 14
Views: 4367

While this may be a generalization, it is based on my experience as a JOAD coach (7 years), a pro shop staff shooter (6 years), a NFAA/NAA Coach, (5 years) and 30+ years in archery. MOST TRAD SHOOTERS are former compound shooters who couldn't learn how to shoot properly or overcome compound problems...
by Jim C
Sun Dec 01, 2002 7:13 pm
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Topic: Barnett Wildcat or Horton Steelforce ?
Replies: 12
Views: 5021

horton's british made steel recurve bows were good-the safari magnum I bought in 1981 I still have and it worked well. SO did the horton horizon, a nice recurve 80 pound glass prod target bow. If you could find one used, that would be a great target bow. the steelforce, unfortunately, appears to be ...
by Jim C
Fri Nov 29, 2002 7:20 pm
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Topic: Bow Hunters are Wussies
Replies: 17
Views: 8052

we got a 180 pound buck a few summers ago with a chevy suburban going about 67 miles an hour? does that count since he could have gone through the wind shield? I was at a gun show years ago looking at some handmade knives by a guy named Larry Harley. He asked me what I thought, and I said the knives...
by Jim C
Sat Nov 23, 2002 11:31 pm
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Topic: Related/unrelated question for Jim C
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

we don't carry bear or any of the related brands-I shot Jennings for a while but that was when the store where I was a staff shooter had a jennings to give and all the mathews, Martins and PSE's had been gobbled up by the good shooters:-) . fiberglass arrows tend to be rather heavy and probably woul...
by Jim C
Fri Nov 22, 2002 8:37 pm
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Topic: Lets Talk Bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 6740

Comfy Bear-thanks. we try to take care of crossbow archers and we try to be competitive. Sometimes people can get the bows cheaper through the Canadian Mail Order firms and I don't begrudge people trying to save their own money-in the states we pay more from our wholesalers. we normally can get stuf...
by Jim C
Fri Nov 22, 2002 8:30 pm
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Topic: Which Arizona EZ Pro Fletcher?
Replies: 5
Views: 1888

I have used both the offset and the helical. both work well. using the helical now My four year old broke the STO)
by Jim C
Mon Nov 11, 2002 8:29 pm
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Topic: why we warn folks with Excaliburs.....
Replies: 9
Views: 2776

at the Ohio state indoor two years ago, the tournament directors were unsure what kind of target I was to shoot on day one-the 25m fita II which is rarely shot in the USA. Normally recurve and compounds shoot a 60cm target but they decided for the two xbows to shoot a 40cm. all they had was a couple...
by Jim C
Mon Nov 11, 2002 8:21 pm
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Topic: Thinking of buying an Excalibur. Need opinions!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6196

Horton Man: I live in the Mason, Ohio area and my wife has a pro shop in West Chester. I have shot xbows for 30 years. I have taken deer and almost a dozen NAA/TNC tournament titles with excalibur crossbows. If you feel like driving an hour and a half, we have several excaliburs we leave at the rang...
by Jim C
Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:30 pm
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Topic: who are you?
Replies: 66
Views: 25834

I am a 43 year old trial attorney for the government. I started shooting airguns as a young child. Hunted birds starting at age 11. Got my first xbow at age 12-a cheap POS. Started olympic style archery at age 12 too-gave it up when I went to college. still shot crossbows during school breaks Got a ...
by Jim C
Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:15 pm
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Topic: Target stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Target stuff

I know people are knee deep in deer guts by now but I just received a new book on target xbow archery (available from TNC President William Pimm [[email protected].com} for thirty bucks. Its a good read. It is written by an Australian chap and describes target (aka field) crossbow shooting. The Point Blanc...
by Jim C
Fri Oct 18, 2002 11:26 pm
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Topic: Places to buy....
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

What part of Ohio are you in? My wife's shop north of Cincinnati carries the excaliburs and we have several on the range (all owned by me or my wife) for people to shoot before they buy. I will be honest, Archer's Nook sells the Vixen for a few bucks more than I can buy it for but we do give you a f...
by Jim C
Thu Oct 17, 2002 8:29 am
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Topic: tell me why i should buy a excalibur crossbow..
Replies: 22
Views: 13874

trackless bows for target work are considered obsolete. Most American target shooters used to use trackless bows for the very reason Alex noted-most were "bailey" handmade bows and used a nocked arrow with a string loop. Lancaster archery still sells a trigger unit designed for a trackless bow-the s...