shot my raggedy old bear grizzly 45 pound this morning ...

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    ... with properly spined arrows. looks like i'm every time good to 15 yards, cold first shot; and good enough at 18 yards. will again hunt deer this fall with bow, first time in many years. gonna try to average shooting at least 10 arrows a day, five days a week. hope i can let go of an arrow at a deer this time ... :)
     
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    You can do it! Stay with it and you'll get better and better!
     
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    20 years ago, i shot 100 arrows a day with a 62-pound martin longbow. big difference ... :)
     
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    Make sure you practice shooting substantial differences in elevation. Lol
     
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    haha! yeah. :)
     
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    I have my Dad's 45# Grizz that has not been in the woods since he passed. I would like to plan to hunt next year's season with it - but I am very rusty. PLUS, I am not real recurve-literate. How does one determine the proper spine for this bow? Similarly, I was told the fletching needs to be different for a recurve vs a compound.

    Any insights, tips, supply recommendations would be appreciated.
     
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    Congrats @Paul Foreman


    Wow, you should start a seperate thread.
     
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    I know watcha mean....couple years ago, told the boss I need a crane to get a compressor up on to a roof.
    not wanting to spring for it he suggested roping it up. I told him 20 years ago I would have put it on my shoulder and carried it up the ladder but this AINT twenty years ago.
     
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    You could use a Trebouchete just a little tough to
    Catch some time . I cranked one up with a hijacker one time . Never wanted to do that again .
    Must have been a warranty job .
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    I had a bear grizzly that was 45# @ 28" thus for every inch of draw length (45 / 28 = 1.6) 1.6#. yours should be marked divide weight by length to determine pounds per inch (ppi)
    you need to know you draw length, multiply draw length by ppi to determine your draw weight for the bow.
    once you have that there are charts that tell you what arrows are required.
    Feather fletchings work best imho and are fletched cock feather out (perpendicular to nock/string) versus cock feather up (paralell to nock/string)
    Your best bet is to take it to a qualified archery shop, they will measure you and determine the necessary spine of arrows for you. you can shoot wood,aluminum and carbon. carbon shot VERY well off mine, the better the arrow the more consistent manufacture , ive shot and hunted with all 3 types and must admit good carbons are more consistent in flight and much more durable
     
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    Go to www.3riversarchery.com
    If I were you I would give them a call. Easy folks to work with. Explain what you are using and what you would like to accomplish.
    They will help you out.
     
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    mugsy knows what he is talking about, and described it better than i could ...
     
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    Grizzly was Bears blue collar bow. A great bow for the money. I use aluminum 1916's at 29" out of my 45 pound Kodiak Hunter. That may be a starting point for you.
     
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    yes, the folks @ 3 rivers are VERY knwledgeable
     
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    I got a really big catchers mitt, works real good with hermetic compressors not so much with semi-hermetic though
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    Sure was a great bow for the money, think i paid around $65 for it in '77 when i was 12. Sold it ,a few years back for $100, after switching to lefthand bows(finally) . I shot Easton aluminum 4775 @ 31". Forget what carbons i shot other than they were gold tip. I had bought some inexpensive carbons for it @ 10yds i was smashing nocks and cutting fletches @ 20 they were all OVER the place. tookem to a local archery shop to inquire WTF.!? the guy watched me shoot and said its not your form and had my shoot through the paper and it keyholed , he gave me a gold tip and it made a perfect hole. bought a dozen wood grained carbon hunters, the looked awesome feather fletched and flew even better
     

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