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Offline Stickerbush

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Rate my bow setup
« on: September 17, 2017, 08:33:11 AM »
Just got a bow and looking to get into archery. Running a Hoyt Powermax 70lb bow, tru glow 3 pin sight, beman ics hunter classic arrows, whister biscuit rest and a true fire release. The rest and sight are off of an old bow so I will probably upgrade those. Also looking for suggestions on broadheads. If i feel comfortable I'm gonna hunt it for archery elk late season. I've heard a drop away rest in better for accuracy, the whisker biscuit is already showing some signs of wear and definitely want to upgrade to a 5 or seven pin sight. Any tips are appreciated or if anyone wants to meet up for some shooting in the Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood area let me know. Thanks
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Re: Rate my bow setup
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 12:38:39 PM »
I use a Ripcord rest and an HHA Optimizer with a .010 pin and a rangerfinder.Takes out all of the guess work.

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Re: Rate my bow setup
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 11:44:15 AM »
I'd rate it as acceptable. Honestly, it's perfectly adequate for killing elk and what I would or wouldn't change could be listed as personal preference. If you are serious about a different sight and shooting out to 80 yards I'd recommend looking at an Option 4 or Option 6. They have a floating pin you can dial for the long shot and will be less cluttered than a 7 pin sight.

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Re: Rate my bow setup
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 09:08:50 PM »
Those option sights look pretty sweet, though they are spendy. I have only shot up to 50 so far and do want to practice shooting at farther distances. I really want to figure out my broadheads soon, thinking about expandable
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Re: Rate my bow setup
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 08:00:54 AM »
FWIW,after using fixed pins for 30 years a single pin is a huge improvement.Then there is the price.You can get the sight,rest,half a dozen good arrows and broadheads for the same amount of just the sight.The Pic in my avatar is a Muzzy.46 yards through both sides of a ribcage on an Elk.30 yard blood trail and dead Elk.For me my range finder is the most important tool I have.Without it I am just guessing range and that has led to tag soup over the years.

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Re: Rate my bow setup
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 08:12:22 PM »
I use a whisker biscuit on my bow. I can keep an arrow knocked while I walk around the woods & t doesn't fall out. I don't buy that they cause a decrease in accuracy. I'll shoot a smaller than fist sized group at 60 years all day long with it.