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Gone and done it

Postby hubtech » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Picked up a dozen new Gold Tips, a pack of Grim Reaper Whitetail Edition broad heads, now time to sight in the good ole bow and get back into the swing of things.
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby gtk » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:13 am

I'm thinking about putting a new string on mine... Its been years since its been replaced.
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby brewer03 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:06 am

the count down is on.....

I replace my string every 3rd year however I normally shoot from July through the season... this year I haven't shot near as much maybe a couple times a week
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby hubtech » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:56 am

So we are going up sometime in the next 2 weeks to plant some plots since we're getting good rain now (for now) and I was doing some thinking. I've got one of the Copper John Dead Nutz III adjustable sights on my bow. i've never really sighted it in farther than 30 yards (that's all I can shoot in my yard). I'm thinking about taking the bow and sighting it in as far as I can comfortably shoot it (50-70 yrds maybe)

Since we're planting plots anyway, i wonder if i could paint some 2x2 stakes and coordinate distance with a certain "color" instead of taking a range finder with me. I know I could just lay out rocks or something, but a steak that corresponded with a colored strip on my sights "tape" might be smart.

Ya'll think that's dumb?
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby bigsteve » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:40 pm

Its ok to practice at 50 to 60 but myself as a bowhunter for many years with 70 plus bow kills I think it is unethical to attempt to take an animal at that yardage too much can go wrong and result in a wounded animal I dont like to see pepole shoot over 30 yds and only then with extensive practice. Just remember a live deer is not a rubber target. Good luck

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Re: Gone and done it

Postby brewer03 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:38 pm

I practice up to fifty yards but I will not attempt a shot on a live deer over 40 yards, as bigsteve says its just way to many things that can go wrong
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby hubtech » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:59 pm

Even then, do you think marking the plots with yardage markers is a better idea than toting along a range finder? any reason not to?
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby brewer03 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:21 pm

I think that's a great idea... at my lease we leav a strip of grass in the food plots on the pipeline that is 25 yards from the stands...
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby jbullard1 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:52 pm

After the report from the Dr today I will never shoot a bow again.
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby bigsteve » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:01 pm

i have used yardage flags for years and they will work but i also love my range finder witch is best who knows witch best suits you with a range finder i very seldom range a deer i shoot ranges all around my stand as reference points with my compound i limited my shooting yardage to 25 yards max even at that i still lost some animals but the success rate is highly elevated when an animal is this close i shot ibo archery tournaments for years and shots over 40 yards are hard to make every time you draw back a bad shot on a target is ok but a bad shot on a live deer isn't i love bow hunting and we owe it to the animals we harvest to make as quick and as humane of a kill as we can. a lot of novice hunters will make the mistake of shooting too quick or taking a shot with other than a good angle . if you can wait the deer more times than not he will present you with the right shot .this will also give the hunter time to gather themselves AND SETTLE DOWN . JUST REMEMBER IT'S YOUR DESISION WHEN AND HOW FAR TO SHOOT ONLY YOU CAN CONTROLL THIS GOOD HUNTING :drool :drool
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Re: Gone and done it

Postby hubtech » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:08 am

well weather permitting we're going to do some plot work etc, i'll pick up something to use as yardage markers
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