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#928182 - 09/22/08 12:34 PM Now is not the time
Radar
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With 5 days to go before the season opens , now is not the time to be buying a new bow and trying to set it up and tuned before the season starts , unless you currently have a bow to use .
Now is not the time to dig your bow out of a hot closet to shoot it for the first time this year .
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#928184 - 09/22/08 12:36 PM Re: Now is not the time [Re: Radar]
Kevin
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So true. Good luck everyone.
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#928386 - 09/22/08 02:49 PM Re: Now is not the time [Re: Kevin]
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You know, I used to agree with that mentality. However, if someone already has good form, they can buy a new bow and have it sighted in and driving tacks in one session. I bought a new PSE X Force a couple of weeks ago and that afternoon it was deadly out to 40 yards, no big deal.

I'm not the best archer in the world, I just think that the new bows have gotten a lot easier to dial in and shoot. Drop away rests, mechanical broadheads, carbon arrows, etc. All these inventions sure have seemed to have tightened up my groups.

Now if I was still shooting my old Hoyt Gamegetter II with a TM rest, no sights, finger tab and XX75 arrows tipped with 125 gr Thunderheads, I would agree with you. Not a bad set-up at all, just takes more practice to shoot well.

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#928437 - 09/22/08 03:17 PM Re: Now is not the time [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
With 5 days to go before the season opens , now is not the time to be buying a new bow and trying to set it up and tuned before the season starts , unless you currently have a bow to use .
Now is not the time to dig your bow out of a hot closet to shoot it for the first time this year .



Probably agree with you on this.
But if I did not have a bow,and a new one was my only option, it can be done in a week. If you work had and don't have any problems. You won't know in advance if it will.
May have to limit your range,but might be worth it to hunt.
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#928454 - 09/22/08 03:23 PM Re: Now is not the time [Re: LCU]
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I agree, went to Bass Pro this weekend and saw about 50 people in the archery section picking out bows and arrows. I guess its good to get more people into the woods, but I don't want mamed or injured animals walking around either due to a poorly sighted in bow.
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#928476 - 09/22/08 03:35 PM Re: Now is not the time [Re: decaturhunter]
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90% of those Bass Pro, week before opening bow buyers will never get close enough to a Whitetail to take a shot.
They should be safe.
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#928512 - 09/22/08 04:01 PM Re: Now is not the time [Re: LCU]
bobthebowhunter
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I can't stop tinkering with my gear. I adjusted my centershot last night. Resight time. It was tearing a little bit nock right. Not any more. Past that I have been shooting since jan.
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#928831 - 09/22/08 07:43 PM Re: Now is not the time [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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I have been shooting for 4 months now. I keep tinkering with mine and cannot get the slick tricks to fly worth a [censored]. I have spin tested the arrows checked everything. They are dead on at 20 yards but anything past that they aren't worth a dang.
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#929333 - 09/23/08 12:18 AM Re: Now is not the time [Re: CW123]
Radar
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 Originally Posted By: CW123
You know, I used to agree with that mentality. However, if someone already has good form, they can buy a new bow and have it sighted in and driving tacks in one session. I bought a new PSE X Force a couple of weeks ago and that afternoon it was deadly out to 40 yards, no big deal.

I'm not the best archer in the world, I just think that the new bows have gotten a lot easier to dial in and shoot. Drop away rests, mechanical broadheads, carbon arrows, etc. All these inventions sure have seemed to have tightened up my groups.

Now if I was still shooting my old Hoyt Gamegetter II with a TM rest, no sights, finger tab and XX75 arrows tipped with 125 gr Thunderheads, I would agree with you. Not a bad set-up at all, just takes more practice to shoot well.


I'm talking about the guys who haven't shot all year and are buying a bow this week , not the experienced guys who can setup their own equipment . When I tested bows , I had to change strings and cams on a weekly basis . I had a back up bow , but I still field tested the other bow when I got it dialed in .
I can setup a bow in a half hour and get it sighted in , but I have been doing it since 1981.
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#929344 - 09/23/08 12:39 AM Re: Now is not the time [Re: JThuntsalot]
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 Originally Posted By: JThuntsalot
I have been shooting for 4 months now. I keep tinkering with mine and cannot get the slick tricks to fly worth a [censored]. I have spin tested the arrows checked everything. They are dead on at 20 yards but anything past that they aren't worth a dang.


If you are getting fliers and not grouping at all ,there is a tuning problem or form problem somewhere . I have never seen a slick trick fly poorly out of a well tuned bow .
How is your centershot , nock location , cam lean , and cam rotation or timing ? What spine arrows are you shooting ? What is your point weight , arrow length and draw weight ? All of these will factor in tuning a bow .
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