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Unread 05-02-2007, 12:59 PM
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Location: Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta
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Re: what are you shooting

Back in the late 80's, I had a High Country Sniper with specially ordered limbs that was cranked up to 125 lbs. It was very loud (sounded like a rifle shot going off). It was very hard to keep serving on the string. A caliper release at that poundage would have the serving separated after about 50 to 75 shots. Over the years I have gone through 7 bows and now currently shoot a Mathews Q2 at 70lbs. Funny thing is the energy transfer out of the mathews at 70 lbs is higher than what I used to get out of that sniper at 125 lbs. Compound archery has come a long way since those early days in the 80's.
Savage Vaporizer
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Unread 05-02-2007, 04:44 PM
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Re: what are you shooting

Mathews switchback @70lbs
Easton Axis 340's
Rocky Mountain Ironheads
Trophy ridge sight (soon to be upgraded)
Trophy Ridge dropzone

IMO 70lbs is all that is required for any north american big game, regardless of shot angle. Maybe a little more for the really big bears.
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Unread 05-02-2007, 05:21 PM
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Location: Nebraska
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Re: what are you shooting

Oneida AeroForce (70 lbs @ 29" draw & 80% letoff)
TM Hunter setup for fingers (w/ plunger)
Easton FMJ 300 31" with 5" RH feathers
Elk Mountain/Muzzy Phantom 125 gr. broadheads
Oneida 8 arrow quiver
Stabilizer: NONE
Release: NONE
Sights: NONE

I've got this bow in 1993 (I was 13) when they first came out and used it to win quite a few 3-D shoots for the first two years (2 state titles, 2 IBO World Invites) and was a top 3 shooter for all classes in my age bracket (including the kids with sights and releases). I killed a nice 5x5 whitetail when I was 15 with it. I didn't shoot it much after that, until this fall and now I have to start replacing parts and get new cams and cables so it fits me again, which is a Royal PIA for a finger shooter anymore. Modifications made now.

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Unread 05-03-2007, 04:48 AM
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Location: Armagh, PA
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Re: what are you shooting

For nine years I had the hottest HoytUSA products that they offered (about 1991 to 2000)...being co-op has its benefits!! Super Slams', Super Star's, Defiant's, Deviator's, Alpha-Tec's, and lastly an Accu-Tec before I called it quits. Turned a hobby into a job and the sport lost its luster for me.

The constant through all those bows was A/C/C 3-28's w/ 70gr glue-ins and three inch vanes for 3D shooting. Then for hunting I bumped it up to 3-49's, same vanes, and 125gr broadhead of various manufacturer...depended on what the sponsors wanted to pimp for that year. I usually always used a Tox 3500 for indoor shooting and Hoyt's best fixed pin sight for that year to shoot 3D. Rests...always like the Star Hunter for hunting and used a plunger and fancy litle flipper thingy for comp shooting. Yep...I'm a fingershooter!

Stabilizers...usually a hydraulic of some sort. Bomar made some nice stuff, Tox made a few good ones also.

My last deer hunting set up was a Devaitor, 62#, 30" draw, 100gr Gator two blade expandable, 426gr 3-49 @ 295fps (6.8gr per #) and made 82FPE!! It went through deer like nothing!!

All that stuff got me a pile of deer and varmints along with too many trophies to mention (local, regional, PSAA and IBO state, IBO national, and IBO world)...gave them all away to local clubs that were having kids shoots.

Now I have been bitten by the bug again but shooting a stick bow this time...and the sport is fun again!!!
Dan B.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 07:58 PM
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Re: what are you shooting

hoyt viper tec winners choice string 74 pounds
gold tip UL 400 rocket 3 blade costom sight quick tune 4000
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Unread 05-03-2007, 08:07 PM
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Location: South Jordan, Utah
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Re: what are you shooting

I shoot a Hoyt ultratec as my primary bow and I keep a Hoyt powertec as my backup just in case.

Both with 125gr muzzys
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Unread 05-04-2007, 06:42 AM
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Re: what are you shooting

Martin Recurve (60lbs), carbon arrows, Zwickey broadheads.

I like simple.
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