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Offline portugeejn

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Have you picked your bow for this season?
« on: April 28, 2013, 10:30:00 PM »
Only 5 months or so before opening of archery season.  Have you picked a bow yet?

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Re: Have you picked your bow for this season?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 11:11:00 PM »
Good question Ron. I love shooting my Blacktail. But have recently been enjoying my Liberty Edge LB. So I have arrows tuned up for both...? If I can make a selfbow that comes in at 55#@28" I might hunt it this year...? So, to answer you question, no I haven't picked one yet. How about you?
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Re: Have you picked your bow for this season?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 10:24:00 PM »
Yep, I'm faithful to one bow for many years. Bought a Brackenbury Drifter in 1985 and hunted with it for 20 years. Now I hunt with my Blacktail, see no reason to be a switch hitter!
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Re: Have you picked your bow for this season?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 01:52:00 PM »
The only bow I'll be shooting this year, due to economical times, will be my new Lynn Harrelson straight longbow when it arrives. It will be the only bow I own for a while unless by some chance of good fortune I win the lottery!   :rolleyes:
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Re: Have you picked your bow for this season?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 07:18:00 PM »
Yep, the economy has been interesting.  I have slowly been selling bows I don't shoot as well, even though they were great old Bear bows-with a little extra history because my wife grew up near Grayling, and my father-in-law used to dumpster dive for small bits of exotic wood he used in his marquetry.  

Someone else can play with them now, and I still have a few left that have sentimental value... or that I seem to shoot better than others.

I will be sticking with a Martin Savannah 55 @ 28" (I pull about 27" on a good day   :)   ).  Put a clicker on it, but the jury is still out as to whether it is helpful or a hindrance.  I have caught myself just letting go when I heard/felt the "click".......

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Re: Have you picked your bow for this season?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 12:10:00 AM »
Never had any experience with a clicker. I think I would panic shoot as soon as I hear the click to. Hope you get it worked out though and are able to connect on a good one this year.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you picked your bow for this season?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 12:26:00 AM »
The Sasquatch has become my go to bow.

Every time I shoot anything else it makes me love it all that much more.
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Re: Have you picked your bow for this season?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 11:30:00 AM »
I have lucked into 3 used Blacktail  1 pc. bows over the last year.  All are older ('96, '97. and '00).  All are 52-55#.  They are all pretty plain Jane but shoot extremely well.  Now I just have to find arrows to match and which one I shoot the best.

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Re: Have you picked your bow for this season?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 02:00:00 PM »
Thought I was going to be shooting a new to me Robertson Vision Falcon recurve with two sets of limbs....but picked up a Mohawk Sparrowhawk 66" 50@28 that I pull 29"....that I have committed to for the remainder of this year.  So far shooting some nice dog fir shafts tipped with 160 heads, natural barred fletching in a plain stained shaft.  Gonna stick with it all summer to make sure I am proficient with an entirely new bow setup.  Wish me luck.
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