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Hunter setups...Arrow folks? #6353189
10/21/18 07:10 PM
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I shoot 2213-2214 and xx75 gamegetters which is equivalent to 2413's. 100-125 grain broad head, either rocky mountain or thunderheads. I shoot them because they shoot true and I get a good clean release out of the bow. I also shoot an older jennings which has served its purpose and some. I can still get a pass through out to 35yds, and reuse them. I tried carbons, and was successful in harvesting deer with them, but I just don't care for them. They didn't carry a good flight out of my bow. I get they're quick/stronger and all the advantages they have over the aluminum shafts.

Curious to see what all the high tech hunters out there are using. I see a lot of hunters with $1700-$2000 + bows and some pretty fancy arrows. I've test shot some of these bows and they are pretty amazing pieces of weaponry, but do you really need to spend that much money on a setup to harvest a deer considering a bow set at 45-55 lbs is sufficient? A lot of these folks who have all the high tech arrows don't even see deer let alone get a chance to take a shot at one. Is it preference or is there more to it? My buddies are trying to convince me to buy the latest and greatest setups, but I think I'm going to stick with what's working. As the saying goes...to each their own.

I'll wash these feathers, steam them by holding them over a pot of boiling water and they will fill out and be ready to drop another deer.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353192
10/21/18 07:12 PM
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if it aint broke don't fix it

i shoot a 2006 model hoyt 100 gr. muzzys and gold tip carbon arrows


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353196
10/21/18 07:18 PM
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"I've test shot some of these bows and they are pretty amazing pieces of weaponry, but do you really need to spend that much money on a setup to harvest a deer considering a bow set at 45-55 lbs is sufficient?"

Do you really need to spend $50,000 on a Toyota when a 1994 Chevy S10 that drives 55-65 mph is sufficient?

Like you said, the flagship bows from just about any company are pretty slick, but if you have something that works for you and you're happy with it, no reason to switch.

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353203
10/21/18 07:24 PM
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Im still using a 2002 mathews FX. I want and could go get a brand new super slick cool bow, but that bow still kills deer out to 50+ yards when im in practice. I cant justify a new bow as long as that one still functions. Its light, accurate enough, and reasonably quiet. I use the ted nugent series gold tip carbon arrows with magnus stinger broadheads. The arrow setup weighs about 400 grains and will be stuck in the ground on the other side of the deer unless i square up on a solid bone.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353205
10/21/18 07:25 PM
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I shoot an old hoyt that I bought from my niece's x husband more than ten years ago. I don't know how long he had it before selling it to me for $100. He said it pulled just over 70 lbs. I think 50# is enough. I only shoot a few arrows a day for a couple weeks before season so my arrows last a long time. They are carbon arrows that used to be for sale for 40 some bucks a dozen from Sportsman's guide. They are tipped with muzzy fixxed blade 100 grain brooad heads.

If I ever find another good used bow that pulls in the 50lb range and is cheap, I'll probably buy it.
But, as cotton said, "If it ain't broke don't fix it."

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353215
10/21/18 07:37 PM
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I bought a Mathews SwitchBack around 11 years ago, It was expensive then and still some what today if comparing to New bows. I love it and it's the only bow I will ever need. Still have most of the original dozen Beman400 ICS arrows I bought with the bow. Most have shot multiple deer and like you I would rinse and resteam the feathers, I just finally cut off my feathers and put the heat shrink blazer vanes on. The feathers were about done. I did add a new Black Gold sight a few years ago and it looked like a New Bow.LOL

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353221
10/21/18 07:46 PM
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Anything archery related has gone insane!!$$
I can ( and will) kill deer/ bear with my old outdated equipment.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353234
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One of my sons killed his first buck with a bow when he was 14 shooting an old compound from the around 1980 with alum arrows, no sights, and a shooting tab on his fingers. He has had some hickory he cut and split drying in the attic for several years to try his hand at making his own bow.

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353248
10/21/18 08:07 PM
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Mathews Heli m here. Gold Tip Hunter arrows with Montec G5 fixed blade broadheads. Light-years ahead of my old 1995 Browning Backdraft bow.

Last edited by trapperkeck; 10/21/18 08:08 PM.

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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353257
10/21/18 08:12 PM
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BTW, nothing wrong with any bow and arrow combo that is accurate and comfortable to shoot.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353265
10/21/18 08:19 PM
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Bear Mauler, 2013 model year. Up til then I used garage sale specials. My bow before this was an old Browning and it was pretty good. I only spent 325 on my bear ready to hunt with 6 gold tip Hunter arrows and a Scott release. I pull 70 lbs now because I can. The bow will adjust down to 60 so this will be the last bow I ever buy.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: trapperkeck] #6353315
10/21/18 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: trapperkeck
BTW, nothing wrong with any bow and arrow combo that is accurate and comfortable to shoot.
Exactly right.
Wish I could still shoot my firs MQ1 Matthew's I've killed many deer with carbon arrows before I had to go to a x bow because of stroke...but I always loved Alluminum arrows.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353318
10/21/18 09:01 PM
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Shoot my dads old Bear recurve
Or his Shakespeare recurve

Cedar Arrows with Bear broadheads


Thought I was a good trapper until I started trapping coyotes......
Thought I was a good bowhunter until I targeted mature bucks....
Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353324
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2016 legacy's out of my pearson 306 longbow or martin "the stick" with MA-3 large heads


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353325
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08 bowtec general with full metal jacket arrows tipped with 125 grain Manteca.
Works great for me like the fmjs for 3d targets easier to remove then carbon.
Both my son's have shot my wife's bow 09 admiral set at 60 lbs

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353343
10/21/18 09:24 PM
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Mathews Outback, 2413 Easton Aluminium Arrows with Rage 125ís. Wish I could still find the Easton XX75-78 2413ís. Iím starting to get low on them.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353352
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I have a Browning Illusion which is 12 years old, I shoot it at 77 pound draw weight and 30 inch length, I really like the bow, it shoots a heavy hunting arrow at 270 fps and is reasonably quiet and accurate, I do have top of the line accessories on it including a "slider" sight and I feel that really helps and allows dead on target shooting out to 85 yards.

I recently went and shot all the new bows and decided to get a Hoyt RX-1 Ultra, but I can wait until I find one used, spending 1600 dollars on a new bow that really is not much better than my current one is insanity, it is going to be a bit challenging finding one used with 80 pound limbs but I am sure I can do it with patience. The guys buying new bows every year or every other year are either shooting competition and shooting constantly or more likely just wanting to show off how much money they can spend.

I do like to shoot longbow and recurves as well but feel I lack in skill to try big game with them yet though hopefully next year.

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353360
10/21/18 09:49 PM
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I am still using a 16 year old Hoyt Havoctec and am still shooting deer annually with it. I am shooting 60# and using Gold Tip 400 Hunter carbon arrows with a 100 grain Wasp fixed 3 blade broadhead. I have also used 100 grain NAP Spitfire expandibles in the past but have gone back to fixed blades. I am kind of old so I am still kind of old school.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353378
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Iím shooting a pse stinger for the last 6 years my wife bought it our first Christmas together still shoots true. Yeah a new bow would be great but once again it isnít broke so I will shoot this one for a while.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: MnMan] #6353390
10/21/18 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: MnMan
I am still using a 16 year old Hoyt Havoctec and am still shooting deer annually with it. I am shooting 60# and using Gold Tip 400 Hunter carbon arrows with a 100 grain Wasp fixed 3 blade broadhead. I have also used 100 grain NAP Spitfire expandibles in the past but have gone back to fixed blades. I am kind of old so I am still kind of old school.
That seems like a Great set up MnMan!


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