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Archery / vpa vs cutthroat ?
« on: May 30, 2020, 06:18:08 PM »
which one do those of you who kill elk prefer?

Archery / Re: hunting arrow issue
« on: May 27, 2020, 03:34:52 PM »
ran the axis last year. final weight was 422 @ 60lbs. gonna run something different this year

Physical Conditioning / physical conditioning: navy seal workout
« on: May 18, 2020, 05:51:13 PM »
warm up:

10 neck stretches(chin to chest)
10 rolling neck stretches(ear to shoulder)
10 shoulder circles (forward/reverse arms to the side and arms in front)
10 chest flys
10 lower back stretches
10 each leg: glutes stretch
10 each leg: monster walk
10 each leg: butt kickers
10 calves jump
10 jumping jacks
10 rocking chairs
10 each direction: lateral shuffle


set 1:
25 pushups
25 mountain climbers
25 slalom skiers

jump rope till recovered

set 2:
60 sec. each:
alligator crawl
bear crawl
crab crawl

jump rope till recovered

set 3:
1 8-count body builder
10 pullups
complete 5 rounds for total of 5/50

jump rope till recovered

set 4:
10 shoulder crushers
10 4-count overheads
10 dfrb

jump rope till recovered

set 5:
10 situps
60 sec. turtle shell
complete 3 rounds for total of 30/180

jump rope till recovered

set 6:
25 deep squats
10 starjumps
15 speed skaters
10 lunges
10 switch lunges

jump rope till recovered

set 7:
10  up-downs
15 full body weight dips
complete 3 rounds for total of 30/45

jump rope till recovered

cool down:
3 each for 30 seconds:
seated hamstring stretch
calve stretch
quadriceps stretch
lower body stretch
pectoral stretch
latissimus dorsi stretch

do this 3-4 times a week in addition to running.
i used this program to get into sheep shape in 2.5 months
Eat protien and carbs and drink lots of water.

the video i found this on is called "anatomy of fitness navy seals" on youtube

Hunting Gear / Re: Tents?
« on: May 18, 2020, 05:14:29 PM »
Hey guys! my family makes canvas walltents for a living. We are US made, offer complete custom tents, and repair all the different brands. At Bravo, our motto is "If you can dream it, we can build it!" We offer the best quality walltents around. These tents are made by elk hunters, for elk hunters. Among the many people around the world who own our tents, are Randy and Candy Yow of Extreme Desire TV, and Jason Phelps of Phelps Game Calls. Visit the website at, or call the shop and talk to John. Also check out our 2020 guide tent. A tent that offers both quality, and cost effectiveness.

Hunting Gear / Re: Good elk hunting frame packs
« on: May 18, 2020, 04:34:13 PM »
The best pack on the planet is the kifaru nomad 2. My crew uses it for hunting and packing meat in one trip. the trick is to buy the deluxe frame for comfort, the camp bag for a large stuffsack, a guide lid, extra buckles that can be placed anywhere on the pack, a grabbit, and a set or two of the locking buckle compression straps. Attach the compression straps to the molle loops on the nomad 2 at the height you want to secure meat. attach the grabbit aproximately 1/3 of the way up from the bottom. attach buckles to the side of the frame for the bottom of the camp bag. attach the camp bag at the top and bottom. when not packing meat, the grabbit attaches directly to the guide lid. when packing meat, the camp bag is turned in the horizontal direction at the top of the pack. the guide lid attaches to the top to the pack and supports the meat. swing in the bat wings and secure. the lid will need to be adjusted to the top of the pack when packing as the camp bag will make it hit you in the head otherwise. My family is handy with sowing machines as we make canvas wall tents for a living, and i made some extra webbing straps to secure my loads in a perfectly vertical position. we talked to kifaru, and they said they had never even thought of the idea, but they were interested to say the least. i can assure you it works. half a bone in whitetail is a dream. I have used multiple packs, and for a long time, i carried an old badlands that is not even made now. what i did was simply buy a cheap frame pack from bimart, and removed the hoop at the top, the meat shelf at the bottom, and adjust the straps to proper height. pack slips over the posts at top, hip belt secures pack at bottom. when it comes time to pack meat, secure meat to frame, shoulder strap of the pack is slung horizontally over posts at top, then rifle sling is placed on post. hands are free to use walking poles( a must have) and breaking branches. (warning to the wise, this load is awkward.) I have used the latter method for years, and after switching to the formerly described method have never been happier or more comfortable at the end of the day for that matter. 4 of the 5 people in my crew are running the kifaru setup with their personal variations of course. we use what works, or we find a better method.

Archery / Re: hunting arrow issue
« on: May 18, 2020, 03:58:43 PM »
roger that...thanks for the advice.

Archery / day six evo broadheads
« on: May 16, 2020, 11:45:57 AM »
Has anyone used the day six evo broadheads? my dad is thinking about picking some up, and i was wondering if anyone had any problems with skipping, blades bending/breaking, ferrule or screw issues, etc?

Archery / Re: hunting arrow issue
« on: May 16, 2020, 11:31:09 AM »
thanks! and the same to you. i think im going to turn my broaheads and call it good. might throw another 20 grains inside if i have to.

Archery / Re: hunting arrow issue
« on: May 14, 2020, 11:28:51 AM »
if i hold still, i can stack them at 40. my shooting needs some work at 50, lack of practice does that to ya though. it is not a forgiving arrow, but that is because it is overspined. as far as a paper tune goes, i had to use a micrometer to get it shooting right. i shoot a diamond edge 320, so the cams dont adjust. moving a quad that adjust horizontally and vertically simultaneously is a nightmare, but i got it done. it is all the way to the left(away from the riser). it is still a slight tear left at 6 feet, but it is a bullet hole once i get to 20 yards.

Archery / Re: hunting arrow issue
« on: May 12, 2020, 01:04:34 PM »
so is there anything i can do with a full length shaft and a maxed out bow to get a perfect tune without upping my weight? if not fine, i will run them this year, but i am a bit of a perfectionist.

Archery / Re: Arrow weight with short draw length
« on: May 06, 2020, 06:11:01 PM »
i reccomend first of all, that you read the ed ashby studies on the grizzlystik website. im no expert, but i can tell you that you will regret shooting light arrows at elk. i shot 422 at 60 lbs. at 24 yards, and had a big problem. it should have been double lung and complete pass through. I got one lung and about 12 inches of penetration. After talking to todd smith at grizzlystik, and having done my own research have come to these conclusions: dont trust the archery shops to set you up with an elk arrow. most have not killed an elk and will sell you what most people buy. secondly, use momentum(.57 or as close as possible at impact.) not KE as a gauge. and finally run arrows that have a minimum weight of 490 grains. after talking to randy yow, can tell you that 500 grains at 70 pounds is gaurunteed to work. i am running 565 grains at 70 lbs. with a single bevel two blade broadhead at 19% foc this year. for those who wish to run numbers, here are my sources: 1728 energy calculator(velocity), best crossbow source: ballistics calculator(momentum/ke at x distance), and gold tips foc calculator.

Archery / hunting arrow issue
« on: May 06, 2020, 05:32:10 PM »
I am relatively new to archery hunting. I shot my first elk with a bow last year, and was not impressed with my arrow. I did some research and cooked up a hotrod. My problem is that the spine is a little too heavy. it is a 250 spine rip tko from victory. i bought the 60 grain stainless in/outserts and have 200 grain masai broadheads from grizzlystick. final weight is 565 grains shooting 70 lbs. at 29 inches. The arrow does not tune well at close range, but corrects itself after 20 yards. i get unbelievable penetration at 60 yards, but am wondering if there is anything that i can do to fix the flight?

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