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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353391
10/21/18 10:33 PM
10/21/18 10:33 PM
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Mackay Idaho
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If your thinking about an upgrade, I would highly recommend going to archerytalk and look in the classifieds. I've seen lots of 3-5 year old bows in near new condition for next to nothing compared to a brand new model. They have several pages of classifieds that cover all things archery.
I watched for a couple months before finding my new bow, bought brand new last year's model for about 300 cheaper than the "new years option". It took me a couple months because I shoot long draw (32 in arrow and almost 680 grains).

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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353486
10/22/18 05:43 AM
10/22/18 05:43 AM
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Fredonia, PA.
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Indians would kill buffalo, deer, bear and elk with a stick and a rock tied to it so what does that tell you? Anyone that says you "need" some ultra fast modern bow for deer hunting has no idea what they are talking about. I've said this many times on here, speed doesn't kill deer, stealth and silence kills deer. The only thing speed does is make up for a persons inability to judge distance. If what you have is working, you know your equipment and can shoot it accurately, that's a winning combo. If you were shooting competition IBO 3-D shoots, that would be another matter all together.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353788
10/22/18 12:42 PM
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northern minnesota
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Although I own a several bows including a newer matthews- when I go hunting I still grab my 20 year old dual cam bow that most have never heard of, the Blue Mountain Predator. Set at 68# I shoot feather fletched easton xx78 2413 superslams with 125 grain muzzy broadheads quite proficiently. I have killed over 60 deer in 3 different states with that bow- it just plain works for me. My second go to bow is a 58# black widow recurve, same feather fletched 2413 super slams with a 2 blade 160 grain zwickey broadhead. I say stick with what works for you

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353827
10/22/18 01:58 PM
10/22/18 01:58 PM
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Cass Cnty, MN
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Arrows are more important than the bow in my brain.. I shoot Grizzly Sticks, FOC with 200 grain maasai single bevel broadheads, total weight is 645 grains. I also shoot the 315 grain Ashby heads putting the total arrow weight at 760 grains. I personally love the heavy set up for the hunting I do- rare that I would shoot over 30 yards. Just killed a deer Friday at 15 yards, I have faith in the set up. Iíve lost many deer with poor penetration with light arrows and broadheads over the years- Iím not saying they were all perfect shots, but Iíd rather have a fixed blade/single bevel head stuck in that animal than have an expandable collapse and pop out after 10 yards. Again- just my preference.

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353960
10/22/18 06:12 PM
10/22/18 06:12 PM
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Easton XX75 are a great arrow and to prove it, they have been around since the dark ages. When Indians gave up sticks, I think they switched to XX75's wink In all seriousness, XX75's were the "thing" way back in the 80's and probably before that. Nothing at all wrong with that arrow. Time tested, time proven, a good choice.


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Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6353973
10/22/18 06:33 PM
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Northern Missouri
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2006 Mathews Switchback XT. Goldtip Prohunter arrows 7595- 2 Inch Blazer fletchings. Ripcord Dropaway Rest. With Montana BlackGold Skylight sight. Custom strings made by Mike Carter.
I've taken alot of Game and predators with it.

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6354005
10/22/18 07:10 PM
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Bevier, MO
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I canít remember how to upload pictures from my phone onto here. But last season and this one I am using a 72Ē walnut English longbow that pulls 68# at 27Ē that throws a 625gr arrow about 155 FPS. Not the most efficient bow, but fast enough, smooth, quiet and can hit what Iím looking at with it. I just gotta keep my eyes from wandering. The arrows are 32Ē Cedar shafts of 65-70# spine, 160gr ace standard head made shaving sharp(literally shaved off my beard with them one year), a glued on plastic nock(normally self nock, but I still have several and these were factory shafts) , and tied on pink and white fletching a cut in a straight 1/2Ē tall profile. I havnt had the opportunity to launch an arrow at a white tail yet, but know they will do the job fine. I just need some furry things to get in my sweet spot of 10-20 yards. My arrows switch every year or two depending on what I feel like making them out of at the time. Iíve used pine, POC, mahogany, cherry, bamboo and pine. So far my favorite shafts have been the cherry ones. I have a small stash of multiflora rose shafts I need to straighten and came across a grove of bamboo I plan to harvest. Thatís half the fun of trad, making your own arrows out of locally harvested materials and lumber.

Kyle

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6354014
10/22/18 07:17 PM
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Frazee, MN
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I sell archery equipment and I do not push the high end bows. If somebody wants one I will sell it to them but most of the bows I stock are low to mid range prices. plus I personally do not shoot the highest price one out there because I don't think it is necessary. I do shoot carbons and have had good luck with them but I shot aluminum for many years and would not have a problem going back to them. Personal preference or what ever works for you.

Re: Hunter setups...Arrow folks? [Re: TDHP] #6354051
10/22/18 07:58 PM
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I got 2 Matthews I'm looking to sell if anyone is interested PM me for info


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