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I have been an NRA certified rifle, pistol, and shotgun instructor for over 15 years. I was on the Temple University archery team, and was a pistol team captain at a gun club in Pennsylvania for 5 years. I have built muzzle loader handguns and rifles. I have used all of these weapons for hunting. I hunt North American big game, small game, and waterfowl. I can answer questions on hunting safety, getting started as a hunter, equipment and techniques for various types of hunting.

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NC certified CCW instructor (concealed carry of weapons). Endowment member of the NRA, Life member of: NC rifle & pistol assoc., National Trapper's Association, and Grass Roots NC.

What do you like about this subject?

Like to be outdoors, and to help others learn about hunting and shooting safely.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I would like to help others get started in hunting and to discover new areas of enjoyment in hunting and shooting sports. Sorry, I'm not very good at remembering names and model numbers of various equipment.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

My favorite magazine is Fur, Fish, Game.

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terry10/01/14101010Thanks Dave for great information, The charts .....
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Recent Answers from Dave Nyce

2015-11-22 Draw length:

Most archers say the proper draw length is found by dividing the finger tip to finger tip length, with arms spread, by 2.5 (as you have called wingspan).      Some say the the draw length is a little longer

2015-07-29 Recurved bow repair:

Many people say the best way to repair a twisted limb on a recurve bow is to replace the bow with a new one.    But sometimes they can be repaired.  See some instructions here:

2014-09-29 scope:

It can be a little more involved than that.  External ballistics (i.e. what happens after the bullet leaves the barrel) depend on the bullet mass, velocity, and shape.  A scope sighting also depends on

2012-12-12 Archery:

Sort of.  An arrow launched horizontally will always fall, not climb.  But let's consider how you set your sight pins for various shooting distances: assume that you have 5 pins for various distances.

2012-03-31 shotgun shells size:

10 gauge shotgun cartridges are larger than 12 gauge.  10 gauge is the largest size available on the market in the USA. The gauge is the number balls of a given size that can be made from 1 pound of lead


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