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Finally shot my Compound bow.
Mar 11th, 2010 at 9:15am
 
Well, I finally got out and slung a few arrows out of my PSE Team Fitz and WOW those things zip. Shooting a 400gr arrow with a 65#@29"DL using a Tru Ball Stinger SS release and TruGlo sights. All this stuff it totally new to me since I"ve always been a Traditional kind of guy but I can say that with the release and sights it's a lot easier to hit what ya' aim at. I've got the 20 yrd pin roughed in and once the weather calms down(T-Stroms on the way) I'll get out and work on the other pins.  I think I might back em' off to 15yrds for the first one then go 25 and 35 yrds for the other two since where I"m going to hunt is woods and 35yrds would be a LONG shot.  It's really kind of fun getting back out and shooting a bow again, even if it is a compound.LOL.  Anyway, just wanted to share with ya'll. Talk to ya' later.
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Reply #1 - Mar 11th, 2010 at 5:24pm
 
sounds fun, I need arrows and a target for my bow, and I need the poundage raised, then my 30 yard pin will be sighted perfectly (it shoots 3 or 4 inches low)
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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2010 at 5:39pm
 
Getting this thing sighted in will be the fun part. I've never used sights before, always shot instinctive. The release is awesome, nice release no letting the string slip forward a bit like when you finger shoot. The Easton ST Epic N-Fuzed Carbon arrows are pretty decent and you can pick em' up with a field point for about $7.50 each, at least that's what my local Pro Shop charged me.
  I'll be so glad when I get all the pins sighted in and can just settle in and shoot. This looks like it's going to be a fun ride,LOL. Can't wait for deer season this fall.
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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 7:49am
 
TN.Frank wrote on Mar 11th, 2010 at 5:39pm:
Can't wait for deer season this fall.

Me neither  Smiley
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Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 1:51pm
 
Et Cetera wrote on Mar 12th, 2010 at 7:49am:
TN.Frank wrote on Mar 11th, 2010 at 5:39pm:
Can't wait for deer season this fall.

Me neither  Smiley

What broadheads are you using? I wanted to use Rage but at $40/3 I just don't see that happening anytime soon.LOL.  I did find a WASP Hammer broadhead for $33/6 which is more in my price range. I'll need a 90gr broadhead since I've got my arrows right at the 400grs that I wanted with a 90gr field point. Any suggestions on a good cutting 90gr broadhead would be appreciated. Thanks.  Wink
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 11:00pm
 
I've heard that Muzzy broadheads are pretty good.
http://www.cabelas.com/p-0004591-1.shtml
I haven't bought any yet, but my uncle gave me a 3-blade 100 grain one, and it seems like it'd work. I'm not quite sure about the expandable ones... but I'm sure they're fine.
Here's the kind I want to get.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/ca...
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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 11:16pm
 
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/ca...
The Wasp Hammer is about the same thing. I guess as long as it's a good 3 blade with sharp blades it'll work about as well as anything else. Ol' Uncle Ted likes the Magnus Stinger Buzzcuts. They look pretty decent too. Glad I've got some time to figure all of this stuff out before hunting season.
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Reply #7 - Mar 19th, 2010 at 7:55am
 
Those look like the same thing, they would work just as well I'd think. After all, it just needs to cut through the deer. Are you going to hunt from a tree stand?
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Reply #8 - Mar 19th, 2010 at 2:20pm
 
Nope, I don't own a treestand and I really don't like the idea of being stuck up a tree either.LOL.
Probably either stalk and sit by a tree or ground blind of somekind or behind some bushes.  I really need to stay about 90gr as that gives me a 400gr total arrow weight and gives me the best KE I can get. If I go up or down even 10grs I'm losing 1 ft/lb of energy with 400grs I'm right at 47 ft/lbs.
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Reply #9 - Mar 19th, 2010 at 5:21pm
 
I've never shot a deer, though I have hunted small game before.  I do love venison though.  A lot of people cook it with bacon because it has such a low fat content, but I do it straight up.  The leanness is what I like the most about it.  I hate fat, so deer meat isn't too dry for me at all.  Buffalo is really tasty too.  I think that it's much more flavor intensive than regular beef.  If you've never had it, try some.  Though edible, antelope can get nasty sometimes.  It can be very gamey.  The worst jerky that I ever had came from an antelope.  Anyway, good luck with your new bow, Frank.
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Reply #10 - Mar 19th, 2010 at 7:24pm
 
Think you could post a picture of your bow?
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Reply #11 - Mar 20th, 2010 at 10:09am
 
Sure, here ya' go pard.
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Reply #12 - Mar 20th, 2010 at 2:38pm
 
Nice Smiley I like the way you propped it up too.
I got out and shot mine today, pretty fun except at 30 yards I missed the target and lost an arrow.  Undecided
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Re: Finally shot my Compound bow.
Reply #13 - Mar 20th, 2010 at 11:15pm
 
Et Cetera wrote on Mar 20th, 2010 at 2:38pm:
Nice Smiley I like the way you propped it up too.
I got out and shot mine today, pretty fun except at 30 yards I missed the target and lost an arrow.  Undecided


One of the primary advantages of slings; cheap, expendable ammunition? Still, that compound is a lovely and super effective weapon.
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Reply #14 - Mar 20th, 2010 at 11:39pm
 
And the Team Fitz(aka Deer Hunter) is out dated by todays standards. I don't know why PSE still makes it except it's a good bow at an affordable price. There are so many other vertical limb bows on the market that'll out shoot this one that it's not even funny.  IBO on this bow is 265fps and I'm probably actually getting about 230fps out of it.  I could pick up a PSE Nova NI for about $30 bucks more that has an IBO of 303fps. Hopefully, once I get working I'll be able to get one and then I can use this one as a back up since I'd like to keep it because it is a nice bow.
Just think, in a couple hundred years my compound will be a "primitive weapon", LOL
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