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Archery / Re: Arrow weight with short draw length
« on: June 17, 2020, 10:16:51 AM »
Well after much consideration and having two of my existing arrow break(my fault), I went and bought a dozen easton fmj 350 5mm.  my weight now is 420 grains with a  12% foc
Awesome! Good luck this fall! Let us know how it goes!


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Archery / Re: Same arrow
« on: May 24, 2020, 05:09:26 PM »
Do those that hunt both whitetail and elk use the same set up for both?  I normally just hunt whitetail but am going on my first elk hunt this year. I am upgrading my arrows from the carbon maxima red to Easton 5mm fmj. Using 125 grain striker v2 from g5


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I use the same set up for both. I hunt whitetails in IA and elk in CO. For reference, I shoot Carbon express maxima with 100 gr slick trick standards. 70# at 27.5 draw. Had great results on both elk and deer, Ive been through shoulder blades on elk and deer with that set up as well, with no real issues.

Just curious, why the switch to FMJ?


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Archery / Re: Arrow weight with short draw length
« on: April 28, 2020, 08:41:12 PM »
I wouldnt call myself an expert by any means but I think you will be fine. So here are my experiences with a set up fairly compatible to yours I hunt mostly whitetail and never had an issue and have shot my fair share of shoulder blades.

Ive shot two elk with my set up as well one double lung clean pass through at 15 yards , one double lung then punched throw the opposite shoulder blade at 40 yards. They didnt go far I Watched both perish. My set up runs just under 400 gr. With a 100 slick trick 4 blade.

Practice and make a good shot. Heavier would be ideal but I wouldnt loose sleep over it.

Also, measure your arrow speed, then calculate your kinetic energy. Mine is about 74 ft lbs for reference.

Best of luck, shoot straight.


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Archery / Re: Arrow weight with short draw length
« on: April 28, 2020, 07:44:49 PM »
How does everyone get the heavier arrows with short drawn lengths?  I am shooting maxima reds 250 27.5 in long they come in right around 375 grains. Im shouting the Hoyt rx4 28 draw and 70#


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Hey Spcfoor,

There are a few different ways I know to get heavier but they all would require some drastic changes.. go to a heavier arrow, or heavier broad head. You can try weighed knocks as well. If you want to get to a big increase it will probably take moving to a heavier arrow. Also, if you get new arrows, you can go at least another 1 in length as well.

Id like to learn a bit more about what weight you want to get to and why? Also, whats your current broad head weight?

I shoot a 27 draw 27.5 arrow 100 gr tip maximas. 70# bow tech destroyer 340.


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Hunt Planner / Re: Timing advice/recommendation
« on: January 11, 2020, 07:09:14 AM »
Its a tough call. Everyone dreams of the frosty mornings in the meadow listening to the herd bull ripping it loose. Then getting in close calling him in. But in reality, at least what I have found, my best success has been on opening weekend and the week after which is generally 70 or 80 degrees at 11am - 12pm on top of the mountain catching them going to bed. That time of year general we find little to no bugling and you second guessing yourself if its worth being out there or not. If you dont see elk its plane miserable, but it has been our most successful scenario.

IMO it has a lot to do with hunting pressure. I generally find if Im the first one in there its my best chance to shoot an elk. We normally plan our hunts around that.

Good luck to you,


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Physical Conditioning / Re: Looking for a workout
« on: January 11, 2020, 05:26:27 AM »
Hello,

Im needing to get in shape for some ruff hikes. Any workout or excel or tips will be greatly appreciated!


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There are a lot of variables here: age, physical health, etc. if needed be sure to clear things with your doctor.

What I would recommend is a mixture of workouts. One thing I learned about rough hunts, hikes, etc. is balance is just as important as strength. So I usually do workouts that evolve around body weight or dumbbells. These help build stability muscles which go a long way when you are walking on uneven terrain or through loose rock. If you are looking to shed lbs HIIT training helped me out quite a bit. Hike a lot if possible.

Also, on rest days or at least once a week throw in yoga, it will help with your balance plus it helps with flexibility. Flexibility is good to have when you hunt, helps you be comfortable stretching to good foot placement spots, stepping over logs and things, etc.

Everyones different and their body responds differently to workouts. Id try a few plans and see what works well for you. If you have some basic equipment at your house, Beach body on demand is a great place to find a ton of different kind of workouts and its fairly inexpensive for the memebership.

Hope this helps, good luck!


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General Elk Hunting / Re: 2019 Elk season MEAT POLE!
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:11:08 PM »
Inserted the Story as a PDF

Well done!!


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General Elk Hunting / Re: 2019 Elk season MEAT POLE!
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:40:46 AM »


Opening morning in CO. It was hot but this guy was caught strolling behind a cow at 11:30am.


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General Elk Hunting / Re: Colorado Elk Bugle/Rut Report
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:07:45 PM »
Behindthehunter, Heck Yes, sounds like you guys are kicking some elk butt on the mountain!


You guys hunting public or private?

We hunt public land, OTC tag unit. We are lucky though, we access the public ground through private land so there isnt many close access points.


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General Elk Hunting / Re: Colorado Elk Bugle/Rut Report
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:15:43 AM »
Hey everyone, sitting on top of the mountain first good cell service in a few days. Started hunting opening morning. North central CO. Little to no rutting or bugling, HOT close to 85 and warm nights.  We have seen quite a few individual elk and pairs of cows. Even with all that, we have taken 3 bulls off the mountain so far. More of that story to come when Im off the mountain and have more phone battery :) good luck everyone!


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General Elk Hunting / Re: Think it's time! Let the countdown begin.
« on: August 29, 2019, 05:47:13 AM »
Today is the day, Heading to CO! Season opener Saturday. Good luck everyone!


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Ran my first 5k today.


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General Elk Hunting / Re: Free Gear Friday!
« on: August 02, 2019, 12:31:43 PM »
1. 7 days! CO archery opener
2. 50% chance
3. 65%

I feel real confident in a close encounter, hoping a shot will present itself!


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2.7 mi run today. 40 3D target shoot yesterday.


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General Elk Hunting / Re: Think it's time! Let the countdown begin.
« on: July 26, 2019, 02:08:24 PM »
33 to leaving 35 to hunting!


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