Oneida Screaming Eagle -Arrow Rest

Discussion in 'Archery Equipment' started by Jman, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Jman

    Jman 8 pointer

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    Got a question for anyone with some Oneida knowledge.

    Not too long ago I obtained a Screaming Eagle in excellent condition. It was manufactured in the late 80's I'm guessing. The window/shelf is pretty narrow as compared to bows today. It came with a TM Hunter rest and I've been shooting it using 2" straight Blazer vanes. The window is narrow enough that I'm still getting some clearance issues on the side of the riser, even with the 2" Blazers. I'm thinking abut switching to 5" helical feathers in order to deal with the contact issue. If I do, what arrow rest would be best for helical vanes on older bows with clearance issues? Will the TM Hunter present a problem with a helical set up? I think I remember Golden Key producing one back in the 80's with a button type unit coming through the riser. I think it was a "Huntmaster" maybe. I remember seeing experienced shooters back then using them with feathers. I don't recall seeing anyone trying the TM Hunter with helical feathers.

    I haven't tried it yet but I'm pretty sure that simply moving my rest away from the face of the riser will get my center shot out of alignment. A "drop-away" rest might be an option but the shape of the riser doesn't look conducive to one of those either. Hmm........

    Anyone with any experience or memory of what might work best? Any advice appreciated.....
     
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    I'd shoot either a springy or a NAP Center rest. They just work well with those bows. If you could find an old Bodoodle Timberdoodle, that'd be another fine option
     
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  3. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    If it's as loud as I remember them being I'd hang it on the wall and keep it as a decoration :) !! I had a couple of buddies with them and from what I recall they had a distinct "POP" when shot. These guys were shooting bottle caps at 60 yards, but they were loud. I don't recall what rest they used.
     
  4. 1wildcatfan

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    Mine came with a TM hunter also.
     
  5. clovis67

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  6. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Only thing I've found to quiet them is a bow fishing arrow lol. That's what I do with mine. It's perfect for snap shooting fish
     
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  7. clovis67

    clovis67 6 pointer

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    I surely am lookin forward to snap shootin some fish! Or even just seeing a fish.I have had enough of the cabin fever thingy....I went down to the river this past weekend..but all I could find was ducks setting in the backwater.... Bring on some sunshine and some slime.. I’m ready to Whaaaack some carp!
     
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  8. Jman

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    In order to hopefully simplify things, I ordered some 2" feathers today. I'm going to fletch them straight and see how that goes. I think I'll still get some slight rubbing against the inside of the riser but the feathers will be more forgiving than the plastic.....
     
  9. Jman

    Jman 8 pointer

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    Bowhunter269........your memory is CORRECT! I bought a Pearson Spoiler brand new in '91 with 80lb draw weight. Very noisy too but not as loud as the Screamer! LOL!
     
  10. Bowonly86

    Bowonly86 6 pointer

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    Bodoodle timberdoodle works great on oneidas. I had two screaming eagles years ago when I shot fingers. Had timberdoodles on both
     
  11. 1wildcatfan

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    I have two older Oneidas setup for bowfishing. Haven't had a carp "jump the string" yet due to noise. :) they pack a punch.
     
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  12. Jman

    Jman 8 pointer

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    Not too familiar with the Timberdoodle. I looked at a picture of one. Is the concept having one guide at 3, the other at 7-8'ish, and the cock vane at 12?
     
  13. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Cock vane out, at 9 o'clock.
     

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