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New archery hunter looking for tips.
« on: November 13, 2019, 04:10:23 PM »
So itís my first year archery hunting, Iím looking for some pointers and some help getting my Spot Hogg fast Eddie xl sighted in. would anybody in the graham area be willing to meet up this weekend and help me get sighted in? Let me know guys and gals. Thanks.

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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 01:03:12 PM »
Little update put a few arrows through it and my groups are worse from last weekend. Fletching material is all over my QAD rest. As for my spot hog. Went to 60 yards and the top pointer isnít on a number so idk what to make of this. A little frustrated as Iím leaving the 24th for a hunting trip.

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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 01:48:36 PM »
Hate to be "that guy", but my first tip would be to wait until next year to bowhunt.
The mountains are calling and I must go."
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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 02:11:34 PM »
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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2019, 03:09:04 PM »
Hate to be "that guy", but my first tip would be to wait until next year to bowhunt.


I was thinking that after today. What sucks is that I know itís the bow. I shot all summer with my older brothers bow with no issues and than was able to get my own set up and now these issues. Itís frustrating cause Iíve been to a few bow shops and paid to have them ďset upĒ just to find one problem after another. But Iím leaning towards waiting like you said I donít want to put a bad shot on an animal.

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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 06:29:05 PM »
Why not use the bow you have been practicing with?
My comment was because it sounded like you just got a bow, and been having issues...
Honestly, is was just such equipment issues that was the final straw for me to switch to a recurve.
Seems something was always off, loose,coming loose, etc..with a recurve all you need is an extra string.
The nut on the riser is the only thing I can blame issues on.
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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2019, 07:17:05 PM »
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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2019, 07:32:37 PM »
Sounds like you need to get it tuned. Not sure what shops you have been to but most shops should have you good to go in less than an hour.

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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2019, 07:42:42 PM »
Why not use the bow you have been practicing with?
My comment was because it sounded like you just got a bow, and been having issues...
Honestly, is was just such equipment issues that was the final straw for me to switch to a recurve.
Seems something was always off, loose,coming loose, etc..with a recurve all you need is an extra string.
The nut on the riser is the only thing I can blame issues on.


It was the nut on the string for the QAD that had come loose. I fixed that up and ran it through paper to see if it was flying true. And it is now. Iím not able to use the bow I was because itís my brothers and he is coming on the trip as well.

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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2019, 12:29:49 PM »
"The nut on the riser" was referring to myself..
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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 01:50:29 PM »
"The nut on the riser" was referring to myself..
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 :chuckle: itís the weekend so weíre allowed to miss things. Thanks Gus for all the tips and insight. And than you to everyone the PMd me and was able to call a few members. I greatly appreciate it.

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Re: New archery hunter looking for tips.
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 02:25:25 PM »
2 clubs located near you are Tacoma sportsmen and Skookum Archers. I have been to both clubs and you will meet great people at both.

https://tacomassportsmensclub.com/index.html

https://skookumarchers.com/
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