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08-14-2001, 06:43 PM
BOW HUNTING IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE. I STRICTLY HUNT WHITETAILS IN NC AND SC. ###MAN I LIVE FOR IT. MY CURRENT SET UP IS MATHEWS Q2 AT 70 LBS 29 INCH BEMAN ICS HUNTERS USING 100 GRAIN 3 BLADE MUZZYS. IT IS SHOOTING THIS SET UP AT 271 FPS . ###OH YEAH SCOTT RELEASE ALSO. LETS HEAR WHAT YOU ARE SHOOTING.
08-14-2001, 07:16 PM
been a bowhunter for going on 31 years this season so i have seen and done a lot since i started with an old recurve..lol
for now i am shooting a Martin Scepter II with a draw length of 31 inches and pulling 80 lbs.
still shooting the Beman hunter arrows since they first came out several years back . also shooting the 145 grain Snuffer broadheads from this setup at just a tad over 300 fps (shoots too fast really ) also shooting an overdraw to help reduce my arrow length .
also shoot a release aid (Fletch hunter )
utilizing a fall away rest to get the best arrow flight with the big Suffer broadheads too.
killed many a deer with this setup and it is awesome.
08-14-2001, 09:34 PM
Hoyt Havoc w/command cams, 27 1/2" Carbon Xpress 300's, 4-blade Muzzy 100 gr. b-head, and Tru-ball Tornado release.
64 lbs., 28" draw @ 266. 3" groups @ 30 yds.
(Edited by KsBowhunter at 11:35 pm on Aug. 14, 2001)
08-15-2001, 05:36 AM
I shoot a PSE Thunderflite.I use Carbon Xpress CX300 arrows,Muzzy 125gr broadheads,Golden Key Ace stabilizer, and a Cobra 5 pin sight. I don't use a release. I tried one a couple of years ago, but didn't like it. My rig is not very fast or flashy, but I am very comfortable with it and it gets the job done. ### ### ### Scott ###
I use a Hoyt Raider, 65# 31" XX75's. Its a lower end model, But been using it for years. And quite attached if you know what I mean. After you dropped serveral bucks with it you almost give it a name.
I shoot a Hoyt raider 60 lb xx75 arrows with a cobra relase. ###Worked good so far.
08-15-2001, 02:14 PM
I shoot a Martin W/zcams at 65 lbs/ ###30" xx75's /125 grain nap thunderheads and winn free flyte aid.
Just added the no peep, and it is really great. Glad I had a great pro shop to set it up, they say it can be difficult, I dont know?
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08-16-2001, 12:27 PM
browning ambush. ###prolly around 55#, 29" draw, 100 grain muzzy 3 blades. ###season opens up saturday, will be the first time getting out. ###we'll see how it goes. ###oh, and using a winn free flight release.
good luck y'all
08-16-2001, 01:51 PM
I shoot an older Hoyt Spectra 5000 that I've shot since about 1990. ###I keep looking at and trying out new models and different brands, but keep coming back to the old bow. ###Sort of like trying to replace an old dog. ###Them young ones look pretty trim, fast and pretty, but that old one is just more comfortable to hunt with at first... ###So now my wife wants to know why I need my 3 Labs.....Hronk ....Oh yeah, ###I also use 2216's on everything except Elk and re-tune with 2219's for them. ###I shoot fingers, brass pins for sights and Rocky Mtn Razors......hronk
08-18-2001, 03:27 PM
PSE Thunderbolt. 62 lbs pull. 26 1/2 inch Gold tip arrows. 27 1/2 inch draw length.
Champion Storm. Zero effect rest. Timberline no peep.
08-29-2001, 01:39 PM
I've got a Browning Mirage set at 65 lbs (not Ballistic) ###I shoot Easton xx75's. ###I elk hunted here in Colorado a few years ago, but only got grouse, rabbit, pika, squirrel, and a chipmunk that I paced off at 42 yards. ###I think that I was having so much fun that I didn't care about no elk. ###That squirrel tasted like turpentine though.....
08-29-2001, 08:01 PM
Hoyt Defiant, Timberline Sights,Wisker Biscuit rest,400 grain Gold Tips (including 100 gr. R.M. Snyper heads), TRU Ball single ball release.
I also have a Discovery Bow Intensity that I am setting up to hunt with this year. I'll try to get the same equippment.
Lone Wolf climber and hang-on with sticks, Seat of the Pants harness.
Buck knife,aluminum flashlight,various scents, Mossy Oak, Advantage Timber, and Military Woodland camo clothing. Lacrosse boots, and 2 carbon suits.
08-29-2001, 08:27 PM
How do you like the SOP harness?
Are the buckles metal or plastic?
08-30-2001, 05:20 AM
Hoyt Havoc with Sabre cams, 65# shooting Beman ICS Hunter 340's @ 30.5". ###Steelforce broadheads. ###A very sweet shooting bow.
Also, ###Hoyt Raptor w/ Command Cams., 65# shooting 2314 @ 29". ###
I would have to agree with hronk just can let go of old reliable. ###I shoot a 25 year old PSE it's so old I don't evan know the model any more. ###I pull 67 lbs at 30"" and use an old hot shot release that I have customized it's also 25 years old. ###Cobra 5 pin sight. ###You know what they say if it ain't broke then don't fix it. ###
Arrows are new XX-78 2514?? ###I like the 125 grain Thunderheads.
09-06-2001, 12:32 PM
I shoot a PSE Beast, 30" draw, 70#, Carbon Xpress CX300's with Thunderhead 100's, Cobra site w/ 4 pins, Timberline No-peep, Mongoose Universal rest w/ Slick Tubes, release.
(Edited by jayber at 3:02 pm on Sep. 6, 2001)
09-07-2001, 02:15 AM
Seat of the pants is by far the best thing a treestand hunter can buy. It is the easiest thing to use and the safest. If you have a family think about them before you buy your next harness.
Heydeerman, how's that new bow shooting?
Forgive my ingnorance but where can I see information on the "seat of pants" harness? I've never heard of it.
09-08-2001, 10:46 PM
I would buy one if I could look at the buckles, if they are plastic and you really take a bad fall, they won't save yer hide.
09-10-2001, 02:24 PM
Well I will find out here real soon about being safe I registered to win one here on the net and I did win.
Keep it safe and enjoy the hunt I will real soon time is going by fast.
(Edited by 1BowHunter at 2:26 pm on Sep. 10, 2001)
I am shooting a Golden Eagle Evolution - draw 66# and hold 16#. Can't imagine how I ever got along with my old Whitetail II with only 50% letoff. Now I'm spoiled. I also use a Keller Pendulum sight. Worth the money to me. 2216 Easton GGII arrows with 125g Thunderheads. Seems to work well for me.
09-18-2001, 01:53 PM
i am using a Hoyt Magnatec Intruder, ###64# draw 75% let off, beeman ICS carbon arrows 26" Bow has overdraw built into riser. ###Bear Bruin Lite 90gr broadheads am gettting 264fps, gold key release, hoyt fiber-optic pin sights
09-11-2002, 07:17 AM
The past 18 months ive been using a Merlin Shadow twin cam #70 (http://www.merlin-bows.co.uk/ArchiveSHADOWTWIN.htm) with an Archers Choice illuminated fibre optic sights. Pushes 300fps with 100g ribteks on Australian Bushmaster Carbons. Any serrated blade head over 130g on the same shafts are the medicine on our local tough bastard Rusa's.
09-11-2002, 08:00 AM
Hoyt Superslam 70#, 31 in. draw, 28 in. xx75's, 85 grain thunderheads, scott pro caliper.
Bear Whitetail II 65 lbs, 31 in. draw, 27 in. carbons, 90 grain muzzys, fingers.
09-11-2002, 08:21 AM
PSE Carrera set at 70# and 27" draw. Spot Hogg Sure Thing site, NAP Quiktune 2000 fallaway rest, all limb saver products, Winners Choice String/Cable, HiTek stabilizer.
I use Carbon Express CX300 tipped with 75gr Steel Force Bheads and get right around 272fps.
09-11-2002, 09:15 AM
Wonder why none of the trad guys are posting here? http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
I'm shooting my dad's old Ben Pearson Spectre recurve, drawing about 45# at 28". Probably not anywhere near the 275-300fps you compound guys are shooting, but it strikes pretty hard with Gamegetter II arrows and Magnus 125gr two-blade broadheads.
This is my first season with it, so I haven't proven it yet...but I have no doubt it's fine medicine for blacktails, muleys, or whitetails. Probably won't be shooting pigs or elk with it, though.
Anyway, thought it would be fun to throw this one into the mix... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-wavin-yel.gif all these compounds and high-tech gear...
09-11-2002, 09:47 AM
Older Onieda Eagle 62#'s xx75 2413's 130 grain Muzzy 4 blade broadheads and for backup bow I have a matched takedown recurve and a 50# Pearson hunter recurve that I use for small game and also when stillhunting in corn fields where I missed a couple early because I couldn't take a snapshoot when the deer crossed in front of me at 5 feet :(
Not much besides a folding knife when I am in the field.
09-11-2002, 08:53 PM
BOW is a MERLIN HUNTER QUEST twin cam with a custom 31 inch draw (done free of charge each limb is a 1/4 inch longer then factory), carbon impact fat gel stabilizer, Rest is an arch rival, sight is a toxtonics basic with a bullseyes basic scope with center fire lens, The release is a true fire custom grip. Arrow this year are eastons epics cut to 26" with a 5 " feather tipped with rockets new 90 grain slammer head. I shot the same bow last year the only change this year are the arrows, stabilizer, and the tips
09-14-2002, 09:32 PM
i shoot a left-handed mathews MQ-1, 69lb.pull,29in draw,PSE carbon shafts,100g. muzzys,1 lighted pin(0-35yds),scott release.274fps(w/o heat shrink on arrow rest..270 with it on).
PSE Thunderbolt, PSE Fiber optic sights, TM Hunter Premier Rest, Beman 400's , thunderhead 100's and a True-fire release.
It has proven deadly
Pro-Line,Force II Bow;Trophy Ridge, Vertical-Inline Pin Sight;Cobra Release;
TM Hunter Premier Rest;Easton XX78 Super Slam arrows with 125g SteelForce (Serrated Blades with bleeder blades) Broadheads.
09-26-2002, 09:54 AM
This year I'm shooting the Legacy, set at 67 #'s, Gold Tip Advantage camo 5575xt's tipped with 100gr. Steel Force. My broadhead of choice and most success is the Gold Tip Gladiator, but i got these to fly without adjustments and I hear great things about them. I'll end up with the gladiators back on sometime though.
09-27-2002, 02:51 PM
I just updated my equipment a few weeks ago, got a new Hoyt Cybertec with the
Command cams +. Awesome rig and now my groups at 50 yds are as good as the ones at 30!
AK in PA
09-30-2002, 03:40 PM
I just updated my equipment too. I finally finished some handmade trade point points to add to my quiver full of fir and maple arrows tipped with Wensel Woodsmans. My bow this season is an osage selfbow I finished in July. Named "Autumn's Glory", it's 60" long and pulls 65# @ 25". I've got ground blinds cleared out all over the place to give me a good 5 to 25 yard shot at passing whitetail. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-wavin-yel.gif
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