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  1. jonUK76

    Win & Win compounds?

    Any views on these or even better anyone have any experience of using one to share? I was just browsing, and saw some of these up for sale and they piqued my interest. I really haven't seen much opinion on these, bar the odd Youtube video from a shop selling them. In the target range, things...
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    String loop sizes for Uukha Limbs

    I have a pair of Uukha EX1 Evo 2 which are Curve profile limbs. Anyone here own Uukha limbs and make strings for them? If so what loop sizes do you use? I am currently using a factory (AMO standard) string and find the top loop in particular much too big (I can slide it most of the way down the...
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    "Correct" arrow length

    What is the shortest that you would suggest cutting arrows? On my recurve setup, I'm currently using A/C/C arrows which have been cut to 28.5" AMO, with 100 gr points. The points are fairly long and add at least 1/2" to the arrow length, possibly a bit more. I have my clicker set to very...
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    A/C/E - which points would you get?

    Just a hypothetical question at the moment regarding Easton ACE's. Is there any strong disadvantages or advantages with going for break off points vs the inserts and matching screw in points? A few things I was wondering like the screw inserts appear to be very very long - which should give a...
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    Received some old bows as a gift - anyone heard of Western Archery?

    I was recently very kindly given some old archery stuff by some relatives, including two one piece recurve bows. I believe the kit dates from some time in the 70's. Certainly that is when I understand they were shooting them, and I don't think the bows have been used in at least 35 years. The...
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    Spin vanes - better to use a wrap or not?

    I've recently used Mylar spin wings (Kurly Vanes) for the first time on a set of carbon arrows I made up. I like the way they shoot etc. but I notice the tape lifts quite easily from the carbon arrows. They are not falling off, but the edges lift quite noticeably over time (I can usually...
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    When do arrows have to be named and numbered?

    Quick one. Is there any class of target competition when arrows must be numbered and have the archers name on, or is it generally advisable to do it anyway? I.e. is it only record status etc. Cheers
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    Indoor arrow advice - new X7's vs skinny carbon arrows

    I'm currently using ACC's for outdoors, and a set of Eclipse X7's for indoors. I'm using 29" 1914's and they seem to shoot reasonably well at 37 lb's at the fingers (I was shooting at 40 lbs, but the bareshaft test with them was showing as very weak, with the bare shafts landing about 2 ft to...
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    Compound Bow Are these "beyond parallel" limbs?

    I have a Kinetic Trium X and would like to know if a Bowmaster bow press (with L adaptor) will be usable on it. I just thought it's a useful thing to have and I am considering changing my peep sight for a different one, and if I could do minor things like that without an 80 mile drive to the...
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    Having trouble with compound blade rest - blade selection issue?

    I've not long started shooting compound (had one a couple of months) and I'm mainly a recurve shooter, but I like to vary it a bit... It's going well mostly, but on occasion I have a lot of trouble with the arrow falling off the rest during the draw, particularly after I've been shooting a...
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    AIM Archery

    I hope I'm not breaking rules by posting this here. Just wondering if anyone had any info on what's happening with this company (based in Battle, Sussex). Any local customers on here? Their website went offline around two weeks ago with a cryptic message about "restructuring". That is not a...
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    Sources for material for finger tabs

    I'm currently using a Kaya Soul finger tab, and while I'm fairly happy with it, I've noticed that no-one seems to have stock of replacement faces or backing for them any more. In fact anything from Kaya seems to be end of line, while stocks last, so I assume that's an ominous sign for the...
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    Does a higher brace height make for higher draw weight at a given draw length?

    Just wondering, at the risk of sounding like a noob... All things being equal, at a given draw length, does increasing the brace height (i.e. shortening the string) result in a higher draw weight? I've heard people say it doesn't make a difference to draw weight - just the power stroke (higher...
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    Riser - paint chipped and peeling in limb pockets. Repair suggestions?

    I recently got a used blue W&W Winex riser which is a painted, as opposed to anodised riser. It looks very good externally but in the limb pockets, there's some fairly large chips and paint is starting to peel off, looks to me just from contact with the limbs. Is it worth attempting to touch...
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    Confused about helical fletching directionality!

    I recently got hold of a "right wing" helical fletching clamp for my Cartel fletching jig. My confusion is that despite being marked as a right wing clamp, and appearing most like the right wing clamps I've seen in pictures, the test fletching I've done so far with it appears to have a...
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    When/how do you decide to replace a string?

    Just interested in what you guys who've been shooting a long time do. My string is I'm sure mostly perfectly fine. It's been used for about 8 months, probably a bit heavier than some (club shoots and frequent practice). The only issue that I'm now seeing is some serving seperation on the end...
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    Limbs Will Hoyt Grand Prix limbs work OK on SF Forged+ Riser?

    This is a question regarding compatibility. My understanding is the Hoyt Grand Prix system is basically the same as "ILF", although ILF itself is not really a standard (it's never been formally published or agreed as a standard). One supplier includes warnings on their website about "mixing...
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    [RECURVE] Fivics CEX7/CEX2000 threading

    I am considering changing my budget Cartel stabiliser for something a bit better. One I'm considering is the above which seem to be good quality and should be an upgrade. They are supplied without weights or dampers. My questions are: 1) Does anyone know what thread the long rods and side...
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    How do you use your finger tab platform?

    I am currently using a Soma JM tab which I think is basically a cheaper version of the Fivics Saker 1. Cheaper build and the leather isn't as thick, although otherwise it looks very similar. I find it nice to shoot with although I get annoyed with the frequency the screws in it come loose...
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    Portsmouth (Recurve) PB

    Scored 501 on a Portsmouth round the Friday before last, which is by far the best I've shot since the move indoors (my best and in fact only previous attempt was 459). I've only been shooting since May and finished my beginner course in July, although its safe to say I have been bitten by the...
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