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Discussion in 'Traditional Archery' started by Carpdaddy, Feb 12, 2020.
Went Easter egg hunting today, a little challenge from another site, shoot three arrows at 18 yards. No eggs were harmed in the making of this picture! Using my cheapo corona bow... 40# at 28”. 600 spine shafts with 175 grain tips.
Tried again today, Easter egg must die! First round at 25...
Last round at 25, after more at various yardage...
Yep, finally got that rascal!
Looks like about a 250grain point? I like it!
Early this morning... Squirrels didn’t appreciate my decoys!
Carpdaddy, I'm going to really show my ignorance here but can you explain how that tool works?..........what's it called exactly or a link to a video showing how to use it? I have been discarding a lot of turkey feathers each year and that looks like it could have possibilities in my collection of things.
Jman, that is called a feather chopper, or Ltl Chopper, you can get them from Big Jim’s Bow Company, or at 3rivers archery. Pretty simple little tool, just order in style, length, and left or right wing. Split quill with knife, lay against base, hit lightly with rubber mallet. Maybe some more pictures will help. 1. Primary feather best, on left, but others will work.
Split quill with sharp knife... * You only use one side.
I hand sand mostly...
SpongeBob table not included in purchase of chopper!
Another easy and quick method but not as effective that works, strip method.
I put base in bench vise, beginning pinch and pull down from near tip, slowly pulling downward. Takes just a little practice but not much; practice on couple not primary.
Chop and glue on. There is no white filler that stabilizes using this method. Works okay but can leave a little wavy due to thinner. But I have done many times.
I have even cut a pattern out of plastic, place feather in, and cut to pattern with scissors.
I should have shown my other hand pinching and holding top of feather while I strip other side off, but I needed to take the picture and only got two hands! Lol
Very helpful! Thank you!! I just discarded the wings/feathers off of 3 turkeys and didn't give this a thought. I wish I hadn't done that.
Thanks for the info. I've bought from Big Jim before. Good company. I'll check them out.
I love the look of natural barred, but hate shooting them. They dissapear on the shot. I want to see my arrows fly.
I like them and they are free! Several friends give me their wings. Tried to get my own today, finally had an opportunity on a big Tom, I missed! Don’t think I’ll be using these feathers...