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Hey cool, my suggestion got  used.   Thanks Chris.
 
I shoot an old Reflex Intruder.  Will get a picture later.... Slings carbons at about 260FPS.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Hey cool, my suggestion got  used.   Thanks Chris.
 
 
In my opinion, I think the name of the forum should be changed to "Archery" instead, as that's more all-encompassing to include all the gear associated with bows.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Hey cool, my suggestion got  used.   Thanks Chris.
 
 
In my opinion, I think the name of the forum should be changed to "Archery" instead, as that's more all-encompassing to include all the gear associated with bows.

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

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Reluctantly switched to a Matthews this yr. I've been a Hoyt fan for yrs and still am but, I didn't like anything Hoyt had out this yr. Matthews had a few that weren't so dog gone ugly and I found a good deal on a Hyperlite that I couldn't pass up. No regrets though. This bow is every bit as good as my old hoyt and just a little bit more forgiving. Another plus is it is lighter than anything Hoyt had out too. With the left shoulder messed up that made the difference on wether I would be able to even hunt with a bow anymore. In fact it is light enough that I can get by without the Steadyready I had been depending on. If Hoyt ever brings the Havoc back I may go back to a Hoyt but, if not this Hyperlite is one I would certainly recommend. Counting the days to bow season.
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That looks fimilar......lol  Hope your practicing buddy.  i'm suppose to get the rest of the barrels in the next two weeks and then i am heading that way!
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Good, Got the range ready for some shootin. Just have to finish the shootin bench so we can do better than the bag of corn rest.
I've gotta get my new arrow shafts ordered so they'll be ready by Sept. Been expermentin with the 2" Blazer vanes and have to say I'm impressed. Thinkin I might cut some feathers to match em and hunt those this yr. They appear to be a tad faster and maybe even a little flatter.
Lovin this Matthews, it handles alot better since I've got use to the grip. Doing most all my practicin at 50yds. Got it sighted to 100yds last week. Boy shootin that far really tests your disapline and trigger control. I actually pulled two over the target and made me really focus to keep em in a six inch circle.  I have enough sight left to possibly get 140yds. out of her but, don't know if I'll bother to do so. Unfortunatly my back and shoulder keep me from practicing like I want to.
Have you decided what broadhead you will hunt with? Just curious, I'll be slingin those Muzzy's as usual.
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I have been practicing with the muzzy 4 blades but seasons still a few months away to say for sure.  Really like the reviews of the tekens and the bloodrunners.
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i really like these, to bad i have been bow hunting for like 3 years now.
http://midatlanticarchery.com/broadheads/crimson-talon-xt/
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I really like Wac Em broadheads for a long range/ high velocity bow setup.  Most guys, myself included, find they fly true without extensive tuning.  Just spin 'em on and go shooting!
 
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Here's my bow.........had it a few years and changed a few things since this picture. It's a 29.5" Mathews Drenaline 60# max with a Torqueless grip .
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I shoot a pile sh!t buckmaster 2000s. I want a new one but hey got make do with what we have. lol its does the job.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I have been practicing with the muzzy 4 blades but seasons still a few months away to say for sure.  Really like the reviews of the tekens and the bloodrunners.
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Come on now, get off the hip. If your gonna lay the muzzies aside you gotta try those Rage mecs. Don't let the crAZY COST Stop ya! Only about 54 days to opening day. That only leaves 18 pratice days if your praticing 3 days a week. The season changes were approve this yr.  Bow hunting on Sundays is legal, daily bag limits have been lifted, crossbows are legal (but you have to have pistol permit or C/C to purchase), muzzle loader season starts one week early and last two weeks and you can bow hunt all season. If your gonna change, better now than later.
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  Tell you what. I've seen alot of bowshooters have problems caused by CONSTANTLY switching out gear.  If it works for ya,use it.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Tell you what. I've seen alot of bowshooters have problems caused by CONSTANTLY switching out gear.  If it works for ya,use it.
Amen I been there done it. wont be going back.
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I went through a lot of that myself in the earlier days................I have shot deer with everything from a 1" cut fixed blade to 2" cut expandables and "all" of them killed deer with good shoot...........I can't tell you which one's left better blood trails because the bloodtrails are always so inconsistant. But I can say one thing.............if you get something shooting good and shoot one through both lungs..............you got a dead deer period !!
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Not much of one to jump around but I'm giving up the beloved Mathews Outback for a Z7. I'm really hard to motivate toward change when it comes to Bows but I must say I'm sold for the first time in a long time. I look at bows from this stand point.
1. Quite
2. forgiving
3. Smooth
4. fast
 
IMHO This offering does all of that pretty good. I pick it up Tue. NEW TOY JOY CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!< ="-" ="text/; =utf-8">< name="ProgId" ="Word.">< name="Generator" ="Microsoft Word 12">< name="Originator" ="Microsoft Word 12">
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Man, I had a sweet 30" Outback that maxed out at 76# with a Winners choice string set. I could shoot a 425 grain arrows at like 285 or something. I shot a 175" mule deer at 61 yrds with a full passthrough . Loved that bow.............but it was very loud on the shot and had a extremely short valley............could not creep an inch or it would roll over and about rip my arm off !
 
My 61# Drenaline is so much smoother , nicer, quieter, and a generous valley "if I creep" !
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i really like these, to bad i have been bow hunting for like 3 years now.
http://midatlanticarchery.com/broadheads/crimson-talon-xt/


I was given a pack of these to try one time some years back. They were one of the three blade models, they shot good on paper and even from extended archery ranges. But I must say that there internal performance left a lot to be desired IMHO.

I center punched the heart of a 1800lb. bull buffalo at 18 yards with one of them. Now don't get me wrong he went down and fast with more blood pouring out of the entry wound than I have ever seen but the arrow only when into his side about 10 to 12" from a well tuned 73lb Mathews Outback. The Broad Head's blades when retrieved were folded up like they were made of tin foil. Basically the shot was perfect broad side and standing still; but when the arrow interred it was slowed and stopped by the fact that the head became one big woad of steel and aluminum. I wonder what would have happened if the shot was not so good and Hvy. bone would have played a roll in success?
Not to be critical but I felt lucky that that was not the case. IMHO if your not interested in one of the new mechanical offerings any of the 3 blade Muzzy's are hard to beat.     
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Originally posted by REP REP wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i really like these, to bad i have been bow hunting for like 3 years now.
http://midatlanticarchery.com/broadheads/crimson-talon-xt/


I was given a pack of these to try one time some years back. They were one of the three blade models, they shot good on paper and even from extended archery ranges. But I must say that there internal performance left a lot to be desired IMHO.

I center punched the heart of a 1800lb. bull buffalo at 18 yards with one of them. Now don't get me wrong he went down and fast with more blood pouring out of the entry wound than I have ever seen but the arrow only when into his side about 10 to 12" from a well tuned 73lb Mathews Outback. The Broad Head's blades when retrieved were folded up like they were made of tin foil. Basically the shot was perfect broad side and standing still; but when the arrow interred it was slowed and stopped by the fact that the head became one big woad of steel and aluminum. I wonder what would have happened if the shot was not so good and Hvy. bone would have played a roll in success?
Not to be critical but I felt lucky that that was not the case. IMHO if your not interested in one of the new mechanical offerings any of the 3 blade Muzzy's are hard to beat.     

thats neato information, but i still have to be my normal dickhead self and ask you where in the death of the animal the broadheads failed???
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by REP REP wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i really like these, to bad i have been bow hunting for like 3 years now.
http://midatlanticarchery.com/broadheads/crimson-talon-xt/


I was given a pack of these to try one time some years back. They were one of the three blade models, they shot good on paper and even from extended archery ranges. But I must say that there internal performance left a lot to be desired IMHO.

I center punched the heart of a 1800lb. bull buffalo at 18 yards with one of them. Now don't get me wrong he went down and fast with more blood pouring out of the entry wound than I have ever seen but the arrow only when into his side about 10 to 12" from a well tuned 73lb Mathews Outback. The Broad Head's blades when retrieved were folded up like they were made of tin foil. Basically the shot was perfect broad side and standing still; but when the arrow interred it was slowed and stopped by the fact that the head became one big woad of steel and aluminum. I wonder what would have happened if the shot was not so good and Hvy. bone would have played a roll in success?
Not to be critical but I felt lucky that that was not the case. IMHO if your not interested in one of the new mechanical offerings any of the 3 blade Muzzy's are hard to beat.     

thats neato information, but i still have to be my normal dickhead self and ask you where in the death of the animal the broadheads failed???


I happen to like your skepticism friend; it keeps thing real and interesting. But to answer your question my observation based opinion here was not so much formed by the animals reaction to this particular shot.

As is evident in the description of my original post the harvest was quite efficient and humane. But looking further than what could be witnessed from a spectators view and perhaps leaning on a little experience with heavy bodied game; it was evident that this broad-head was challenged with the arrows minimal penetration and  the broad-heads condition even though it impacted mostly soft tissue.

I have witnessed many other large game animals taken in like or less than ideal shot placement than the one described with complete pass through harvest.  But to I do not pretend to judge the entire product line of this company based on that one experience.

Simply put if the broad-heads that I was shooting folded every blade and stopped the arrows penetration in an animals softer tissue. How should I expect it to perform if I were to make a less than idea shot due to an unexpected turn etc. and I needed to break heavy bone to reach the vittles. Can you feel me? Cool
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