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#1 Dannyboy

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:10 AM

First off, hi! My name's Daniel and I just recently became interested in hunting, so I've be researching, taking practice hunting saftey tests, oh and I just bought a compound bow/arrows/release/case setup off of craigslist. Included in the case were two mysterious objects that are un-named. Since they have no identifying serial numbers or engraved text, Google wasn't much good, so I turn to you.They are right angle 1/4 inch aluminum shafts with points at both ends... Posted ImagePerhaps some sort of divining rod system? Posted ImageMaybe 2 hooks for hanging your animal before skinning?Posted ImageAny thoughts?Oh and if these turn out to be unrelated to archery, sorry for wasting your time.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:26 AM

Those are for knitting on the stand once you have nailed your quarrey and are waiting before the search begins. :signlol2iu: How about holding a target up against a foam block or stakes for a tent-type blind?? Just guesses....

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:58 AM

Those are quite obviously divining rods. You walk through the woods with them, and when the rods cross over each other that is the spot where you set up your stand.No - really they are target pins used to hold cardboard on to hay bails.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:43 PM

Divining rods ,used to find your arrows . And for cooking marshmellows. Danny do not worry about wasting our time we do it all the time.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:02 PM

Ahh ... and life begins to make sense! I'll see that they go to good use somewhere. :DThanks.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

Those weren't originally made for pinning targets up but they would work for that. They were actually used on square ethafoam targets that were popular 15 to 20 years or so ago. The way they worked was the short part was stuck into the top of the ethafoam and the long part stuck into the dirt behind it to hold the target up. Hope that makes sense.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:11 PM

Old school bow rest for when you're retrieving your arrows from the target. Set them inches apart (depending on your bow) and lay bow horizontally across them.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:39 PM

all the above B) :signs1180lq:
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:40 PM

hey where did u find my earrings??????????????
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:51 AM

I woke up in the middle of the night and a light bulb went on and it finally became crystal clear what these are for. They are skewers for cooking these "soldiers" (see link).http://www.californi...d...c=18352&hl=

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