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Author Topic: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!  (Read 104188 times)

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5200 on: August 04, 2019, 08:05:31 PM »
I like the ground and my Waldrop Pac Seat.
Here's the results - 11 yards off the ground with a reverse handle ASL of my own making.  Not my biggest buck by any means, but the one I'm most proud of.

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« Reply #5201 on: August 04, 2019, 08:37:21 PM »
No judgment about hunting from a stand but I love the ground game.  I primarily hunt state game lands in heavily populated areas, so the choice is pretty much made for me. 

Also, I really like the look of a Sweka designed bow.  Never shot one but I’d like to. Please let me know if you’re ever in the Hershey area and want to fling some arrows.


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5202 on: August 04, 2019, 08:56:00 PM »
I like it on the ground, this will be my first year in Georgia and will hunt from a pac-seat. Just keep the wind in your face and movement to a minimum !!!
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5203 on: August 05, 2019, 08:48:00 PM »

Also, I really like the look of a Sweka designed bow.  Never shot one but I’d like to. Please let me know if you’re ever in the Hershey area and want to fling some arrows.


Evan - Thanks for the compliment!  If you make it up to the Shade Mountain shoot in September, you can play with one all you want.

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5204 on: August 16, 2019, 09:18:01 PM »
Drew first blood with my newish ASL and it was a monster. About 17 yards it scurried across my shooting lane and the rest is history. May have been a bit overbowed but it worked. :biglaugh:

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5205 on: August 18, 2019, 01:14:38 PM »
I got chewed out shooting my Morningstar in my back yard again.  I was shooting really good from a chair at about 18 yards and a woman got on my case about trying hurt that poor little rabbit that was four feet directly in front of me, sitting by the cranberry bush.  My bow arm shoulder was in line with the target that i was shooting at, to my right 90 degrees away from the rabbit.  I was merely working on my follow through, I find that with bows that naturally sit  more on line at release, I can shoot much tighter groups.  I was waiting for a fellow that has some follow through issues with his own bow.  I informed the woman that Mrs. Brown Ears, does not know that she is a rabbit, and asked her to shut up and stop scaring Mrs. Brown Ears.
Back to the subject, When bows don't stay on line with a shot, i always wonder why.  All of my bows are steady that way, When I rework a bow, that is my primary goal.  I won't say what model bow this fellow bought, he bought it used, but I could not get it to remain on target at release either and I believe that is where his problems are starting from.  Every bow that i have given out are ones that i have adjusted, but I have a sprained finger in my right hand and am afraid to offer the same for his otherwise good looking bow.  I wonder how many longbows are out there that are off time.  For those that have shot bows that have perfect limb timing like my Berry Morningstar, will recognize that something special.  Needing to set up a longbow with nocking point and brace way out of normal is not a fix. 

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« Reply #5206 on: August 24, 2019, 02:48:19 PM »
My oldest bow is getting a workout as i type.  Friend of ours from central Iowa, dropping off stuff for his college age kid, stopped by while i was grilling some of the last of our venison burger on the grill from last years little six pointer.  he started going on why he has to use a recurve because he only has a 27" draw and anything over 45 pounds feels stiff to him, because you need at least 55 pounds in longbows.  As he was eating I told him that there is a 42@26 longbow that killed the burger he was eating.  He said, 'no way'. After we ate I loaded it, showed him some basic form, longbow style, he has a 26" draw. He has been out back thumping my target for almost two hours.  I cannot shoot with him, I have a sprained finger and wrist.  Oh crap, he found my deer target.
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« Reply #5207 on: August 28, 2019, 08:53:58 PM »
On August 1st I promised myself that I would shoot 50 arrows per day with my ASL.  To accomplish this goal I made a 10-yard “chip shot” target that I can use 24/7.  It works well but I am learning that I shouldn’t shoot so many arrows at the target all at once.





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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5208 on: September 28, 2019, 05:44:38 PM »
Started shooting a longbow in 1994 and have every bow you can think of but never have owned a hill style bow.  Lately I finally realized the mild r/d bows are the most accurate for me.  So naturally I need to try a hill style bow.  I have a Taipan on order from OE and am considering a vixen as well.  Any tips or pointer would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5209 on: September 28, 2019, 07:13:01 PM »
Where in PA are you located?  I have a few Hills that you’re welcome to try.  Just don’t blame me when the full-blown addiction sets in.


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5210 on: September 30, 2019, 12:55:19 PM »
Had a new trad shooter come by last night. He shot 3 different styles of longbows.  He asked my preference on bows and grips and I said the most simple is my favorite, the straight teardrop shaped Hill style grip. There’s no mental game with that grip, heel down and shoot.  After the session he said he would have never picked that grip off the shelf to even try, and went with a Hill style bow as he agreed it was comfortable and simple, he shot extremely well for a new shooter. Good times..

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5211 on: September 30, 2019, 12:57:54 PM »
Jsweka, that’s awesome congrats!

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5212 on: October 01, 2019, 12:58:58 AM »
Great job John!!! Nice buck!! The reverse handle bow did the trick, excites me to get my reverse handle form done!!

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5213 on: October 19, 2019, 03:34:41 PM »
Made a mid season change this year....after missing a 5x5 elk..twice..I’ve decided to give 3 under a try. I thought it would be noisy, but out of my hill style bow it’s the same, same broadhead/arrow combo, and after a little playing with it I think it will be a fine way for me to shoot. Looking down the arrow seems to hone me in and for whatever reason I have less of an anticipation issue. I just had to add some floss to hold my woodies on the string.

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5214 on: October 28, 2019, 06:58:09 PM »
Well Christmas came early this year...




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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5215 on: October 28, 2019, 09:19:22 PM »
Evan, we need the story on that one.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5216 on: October 29, 2019, 08:28:29 AM »
Yes, that looks to be an older model Sunset.  What are the specs?  Is it Named? :coffee:
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« Reply #5217 on: October 29, 2019, 08:50:03 AM »
You are correct.  It is an older model. This particular bow has probably moved around more than any other Sunset Hill. It was built in 2004 for someone in Oregon. It originally pulled 75 pounds and was named "Wasp".  After a few years the original owner had to drop bow weight. He sold it to a guy and Nate whittled it down to mid 50's for the second owner. The second owner sold it to Darren Nunez from TAS.  Nate whittled it some more, and Darren renamed it to “El Cazador.”  Darren then sold it to Dan "Yehwa" Breen. Dan then sold it to Bucknut, who was kind enough to sell it to me because he had two.

As far as specs, it is 66” long and pulls in the low 50’s at my 27” draw.  Even though it is an older bow, the finish is amazing and boy is it a shooter.  Nate really knows what he is doing.  I now understand what all the hype is about.




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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5218 on: October 29, 2019, 10:52:33 AM »
I know that bow!  It has gone through the hands of some good folks! :shaka:

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5219 on: October 29, 2019, 12:36:46 PM »
Hope she serves you well Evan.
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