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#3301362 - 07/24/13 11:24 PM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: Hoss]
jlmustain
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I'm tuned for the current draw weight/arrows. We went through that when I bought it at the bow counter at Murfreesboro Outdoors. I'm right where I want to be at 20 and 30, but my back yard isn't big enough to test further. My wife got me a 3D archery buck for my birthday, and I'm still pleased with my accuracy. I guess I just over think things. I got to wondering the other day whether or not the draw weight was set too low for pass-through. Seeing that 35 lb. is a low-mark, though, makes me feel better because I know it's higher than that. It's set as low as the bolts will safely let it go, but it's a 70 lb. bow, so I don't think it would even go down to 35.
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#3301530 - 07/25/13 07:54 AM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: jlmustain]
Fordman
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Dont worry about angles or tree stand height. If you know where the vitals are and you shoot knowing where you arrow will exit the angle is not an issue.
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#3301608 - 07/25/13 08:50 AM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: Fordman]
Winchester
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Hoss is right, the real info missing here is to BEND AT THE WAIST from an elevated stand and you will be ok, if not you WILL shoot high! With a good setup and good shot placement not much poundage is needed, as my 12 yr old passed completely through all 4 he shot that year while pulling 37 lbs.
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#3301880 - 07/25/13 01:39 PM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: Winchester]
bowriter
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Here is how you determine draw weight. It is so simple. Just sit down. Now, the highest weight you can comfortably... COMFORTABLY draw while seated is what you should shoot. It does not matter what that weight is.

Also: The best bow you can ever shoot is the bow you shoot the best. It does not matter what brand it is.

Now, simply buy the the arrows that bow shoots the best. Put whatever head on them you like and that shoot well. Your hunting head should be of the same weight as your field points.

You are now properly equipped to go hunting. As far as your bow and arrows are concerned, nothing else matters, no matter what anyone may tell you.
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#3302534 - 07/26/13 07:03 AM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: bowriter]
Headhunter
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One thing I do and have done for close to 30 years, I almost never shoot field points, barely even own any. I shoot broadheads only. That solves any "tuning" problems if you do nothing but hunt and never shoot tournaments.
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#3302552 - 07/26/13 07:26 AM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: Headhunter]
MattR
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Registered: 09/22/12
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Oh yea! had the bow out for the last 3 days and it feels good. I am rusty some but I think part of it may be my arrows. I think one is off or something because it keep shooting high, the vanes on it are different maybe thats it, I don't know. But I'm starting to get back in the groove of it. I'm getting my kill shots though. Thats what matters
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#3302785 - 07/26/13 10:38 AM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: bowriter]
infoman jr.
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Here is how you determine draw weight. It is so simple. Just sit down. Now, the highest weight you can comfortably... COMFORTABLY draw while seated is what you should shoot. It does not matter what that weight is.

Here is an article supporting your opinion (and mine, too). \:\)
http://www.petersenshunting.com/2011/09/12/determining-your-correct-draw-weight/
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#3302805 - 07/26/13 10:50 AM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: infoman jr.]
scope eye
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About 2:00 a.m. on opening morning, I take my one practice shot for the year, while half asleep and still in my pj's. Crossbow is still dialed in. Time to go hunting.
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#3302977 - 07/26/13 01:26 PM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: scope eye]
Winchester
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As long as they keep using good looking women in tank tops for the Shooting pics, men will never be able to remember how to determine anything without looking at next yrs informative article! ;\)
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#3302985 - 07/26/13 01:33 PM Re: Some Probably Unwanted Advice... [Re: Winchester]
JCDEERMAN
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Hoss is right, the real info missing here is to BEND AT THE WAIST from an elevated stand and you will be ok, if not you WILL shoot high! With a good setup and good shot placement not much poundage is needed, as my 12 yr old passed completely through all 4 he shot that year while pulling 37 lbs.


Why is this? Never heard of bending at the waist from a stand.I have noticed shooting a little higher up than I was aiming on several occasions though
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