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    Sunday, 28 August 2005

    Well, my plan (plan) may turn out to bite me. My wife is determined to go to Arkansas to visit family, even if I'm not ready to compete in the Cornstalk primitive class. So, for insurance, I'll be prepared to shoot the Indian bow class, whatever that is. I  rounded off the square edged nocks so they would work with regular string. I made up a linen string and tied it on like the rawhide strings. I took my arrows and bow out to the target range and practiced at 100 yards on the field target bales. I'm gonna have to practice more to get my left-right aim down pat. The osage tipped cane penetrated the pine board backstop very well but the fine point dulls quickly when it hits wood. I resharpened the points to a more obtuse angle and fire hardened the tips when I got home. The arrows all weigh about 685-700 grains.

    Steve Harville posted @ 11:40 - Link - comments



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