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Archery / How heavy are your arrows for your trad bows?
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:07:59 PM »
my recurve is a Damon Howat Hunter that is 50# @28.
Brace height at 7.5
My arrows are Warrior 500 full length with tube inserts
Broadheads are Zwicky 170grains
Total arrow weight 560-570 grains.

Seems to work great but Im new at the game. What are your arrow weights for your trad bows?

Archery / New to traditional archery question continued
« on: June 09, 2019, 09:14:10 PM »

As I stated I am new to traditional archery, I am using a Damon Howat hunter 50@28".
I cannot say what kind of string the local pro shop put on my bow which of course is an important piece of information. So basically most times I string my bow to shoot the brace height is closer to 7". I was shown to start off keeping it at around 7 1/2'' until I find for myself where it shoots best. So just about every time I shoot my bow I am adding twists. Is it common that new strings just stretch a bit for awhile or is this string the wrong length?

Also, this is a very used bow, 30-40 years old. I am going to explain this the best I can. I noticed the bottom limb where the string attaches as a little more of a curl than the top limb in the same spot. I noticed this because I had just adjusted my brace height and was verifying the string was off the grooves in the limbs. The string was off of the grooves on the top limb but appeared not to be on the bottom limb. That of course made me notice the difference in curl in the tips of the limbs. Is this normal, common, or is one of my limbs warped?

Thank you for the feedback!

Archery / New to Traditional archery, need some help
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:23:33 PM »
Hey guys, hope everyone is doing well. I am not new to archery but I am new to the recurve. I had just inherited a 50 pound recurve, I know it is a lot to start off with but it is the bow I got. The arrows I am using are Warriors 500 spine with a 125 grain tip. The way I am choosing to learn to aim is with 3 fingers under and the knock as close to my pupil as possible. At 10 yards I can put em in there pretty good by placing the arrow about 10" below the center of the target. As I go back past 12 yards the arrows start pushing left. My sight picture on my right eye is mostly string so I try to have both eyes open so that I can see the arrow with my other eye. I am noticing I have have a hard time focusing, the arrow and target is fuzzy. As I go back do I need to hold off to the right as well? My impression I got from what I read about this method of aiming is that I hold the arrow in straight line with the target. I am having a blast with this thing but I am trying to learn right and not develop any bad or counter productive habits. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

General Elk Hunting / Scoring elk and deer
« on: March 05, 2019, 04:54:22 PM »
What is the best resource you guys have used to get good at scoring or field judging bulls and bucks?

Hunting Gear / Binos recommendation
« on: January 19, 2019, 07:05:15 AM »
this last January deer hunt made it clear to me that I need to upgrade my binos as my buddy and I were trying to spot deer in their beds. I really like the quality, price range and the warranty you get with Vortex. I have tried out the diamondback 10x42 and love them. I have not yet looked through the Crossfires. Same specs but costs less. Has anyone used the crossfires and have any feedback that can say if its as good as diamondbacks or not? Thank you all for any replies.

Archery / start up for a recurve or long bow.
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:20:02 AM »
I am experienced with a compound bow but I would like to start working with a long bow or recurve as well. I know absolutely nothing about traditional archery tackle, so I take no offense about barney level info. At the moment I do not believe I will be trying to hunt with a long bow or a recurve but I would like to get one that is adequate for big game hunting should I ever get good enough that I feel comfortable with it. Any suggestions on a decent bow brand, poundage, arrows etc that is not too taxing on the wallet will be greatly appreciated.

General Elk Hunting / Thanks Elk 101!!!
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:59:32 AM »
just got my winnings in the mail. Today at work Ill try them out during lunch to see how they sound and to remind all my coworkers that elk season is right around the corner. Thanks again!

General Elk Hunting / Who got a NM tag
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:05:11 PM »
Sorry to all those that applied for NM and didnt draw a tag, we have all been there. Good luck if your waiting for results from another state!

I drew my second choice (53), Im very happy!

Hunting Gear / Electric Bikes?
« on: January 25, 2018, 01:14:07 PM »
Over at Sportsmen's Warehouse they the Rambo electric bike for sale. I have also seen some like items on the internet for less money. Most of them claim they can go 20 miles on a single charge which of course is dependent on weight of passenger and terrain. Initially it sounds like an awesome idea for archery hunting. But I am curious on  a few things and I am wondering if any of you out there have experience or first hand knowledge about these things? I know many people would prefer an ATV over an electric bike but IMO ATVs are loud and there are lots of places that I hunt where you are not supposed to take motorized vehicles. I just feel like something like this leaves a smaller and quieter footprint in the woods while bow hunting. Any and all feed back will be greatly appreciated!

Archery / Thoughts on the Bowtech Reign 6?
« on: September 07, 2017, 10:12:51 AM »
Right now I am currently looking at the Bowtech Reign 6 as an upgrade from my Hoyt Charger. Does anyone have an opinion or experience with this bow?

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