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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.

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Re: Rate my bow setup
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 06:12:17 PM »
My rangefinder is a Nikon aculon, pretty cheap model i picked up at cabelas. Seems to have trouble in low light and I'm not sure if it is angle compensating. Anyone else have trouble ranging in low light? Seems like it could be pretty important
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