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From: "John Molenda" <brazos@rochester.rr.com>
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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:20:11 -0400
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Hello all, I have been having trouble hanging wire antennas for a long time . I 
have tried sling shots , ball or rock on a line , spud gun with potatoes and 
tennis balls and all failed or took me hours upon hours to achieve minimal 
success .  I even went out and rented a man lift ,  can you believe the darn 
thing would not level off and therefore did not work .  I was ready to hang my 
self with that OCF antenna I bought !  Then it occurred to me I had not tried a 
bow and arrow yet so I did some research and found a product that I thought 
would work .  The kit I bought is from AMS bowfishing .  I paid 150 dollars at 
Gander mountain for it and had them install it on a new compound bow I got for 
my daughter . (she had been bugging me to get her one so she can start bow 
hunting )  I took it home read the directions because I have no experience with 
Archery, and gave it a try .  My first attempt was to lay the arrow into the V 
of a tree at about 75 feet , To my surprise and extrem
 e pleasure I hit the darn sweet spot on the first try .  I continued to the 
other end with similar results .  The ease of use was surprising I figured the 
line would tangle and cause more aggravation Nope it has a great design that 
uses a plastic bottle to capture the 5/16 Dacron line (130 or 200 lbs. test 
)You just shot out ( came with 110' of line ) with out a hitch of any kind ! 
You can easily unscrew the plastic bottle and add more rope to the line if 
needed and is what I did .   The bow was a 50 lb. compound bow from Diamond and 
the kit looked very simple to attach I watched the local pro at the shop do the 
work .  A great product that just prevented me from buying a vertical .  John 
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