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Old 09-07-2006, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My new bow.

Well actually my first bow (and it is brand new). I just picked it up tonight. It's a PSE Deer Hunter and the arrows are Carbon Rebels.



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Right on. I don't know anything about bows anymore but it looks pretty fancy to me.

I remember when I was 12 and could practice all day with a 55lb compound. Now a few quivers and I'm sure I'd be headed back inside
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gotta say it

What are the training wheels for?

What camo do you wear for being up in the cold? What are you going for?

Good luck with you new bow, looks sweet.

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What are the training wheels for?

What camo do you wear for being up in the cold? What are you going for?

Good luck with you new bow, looks sweet.

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Cold? It's not cold here yet. The training wheels are so I don't fall over when I go around a corner too fast. We are going to try for moose, elk, white tail, muley and bear (well my brother-in-law is going to try for bear). Basically we have tags for anything that moves in the area we are going. It will be in the woods but I don't have any fancy camouflage outfit.
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Cold? It's not cold here yet. The training wheels are so I don't fall over when I go around a corner too fast. We are going to try for moose, elk, white tail, muley and bear (well my brother-in-law is going to try for bear). Basically we have tags for anything that moves in the area we are going. It will be in the woods but I don't have any fancy camouflage outfit.
Comedy gold.

Anyway smart call on the bear but I don't want to confront a moose with a bow anytime soon, from what I've heard.
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I'm fairly new to bow hunting, but my carbon arrows don't seem to shoot on site, like the Al arrows. The carbon's do hit harder though and it sounds like you're going for pretty big game. I suppose if I was shooting only one type of arrow, I could sight it in and forget about it.
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This is brand new to me so I really have no idea what the difference between the arrows is. At the store I was practicing and the ratty old trigger release that they gave me failed when I was drawing back and I punched myself in the mouth. :doh:
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When I was buying my bow, I used a fingers for a release. But being new to the bow game, I nailed my inside forearm several times as I was testing. It took years before it completely went away.

I haven't even picked it up for several years now. I guess I should do some practicing. I was good out to 60 yards.

I set up a target range on the "lower 40." I shot only 10 - 20 arrows every day. It was amazing how accurate I became in a very short time.
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But being new to the bow game, I nailed my inside forearm several times as I was testing. It took years before it completely went away.
I did the same thing and now I have a nice a big welt on my forearm. Doesn't feel so good. I bought an arm guard since I figure it will probably happen a few more times before I get better at it.
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Here's mine, it's not as new and fancy as Pauls, but it still gets the job done
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Here's mine, it's not as new and fancy as Pauls, but it still gets the job done

Awsome! The rare and dangerous throwing star bow. Very shiny.
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Awsome! The rare and dangerous throwing star bow. Very shiny.
I wanna see it in his hair
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I did the same thing and now I have a nice a big welt on my forearm. Doesn't feel so good. I bought an arm guard since I figure it will probably happen a few more times before I get better at it.
I'm not a bow expert, so those who are please feel free to correct me, but I thought that the correct way to hold a bow, so that you didn't hit your forearm, was to hold it with your thumb and fore-finger?
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Awsome! The rare and dangerous throwing star bow. Very shiny.

Is it his version of the brown star?
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I'm not a bow expert, so those who are please feel free to correct me, but I thought that the correct way to hold a bow, so that you didn't hit your forearm, was to hold it with your thumb and fore-finger?
I guess if you wanted to drop it you could hold it that way.
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Nice Bow.

The Carbon arrows work great, but I think the camo fletching is overkill.
You are going to loose a lot of arrows.
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I'm not a bow expert, so those who are please feel free to correct me, but I thought that the correct way to hold a bow, so that you didn't hit your forearm, was to hold it with your thumb and fore-finger?

With a compound or recurve the only part of your bow hand that should be touching the grip is the web between your thumb and fore finger.
Your wrist should be locked and your hand open.
You will need a wrist strap to keep from dropping the bow.
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Nice Bow.

The Carbon arrows work great, but I think the camo fletching is overkill.
You are going to loose a lot of arrows.
Yeah I didn't think about that until he had already started cutting them. Oh well, sometimes you've gotta learn the hard way. I might go get some brighter ones put on later.
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I have been looking at recurves mainly, had mu Uncle's custom recurve on loan for a few months this summer, loved it, I personally like the idea of drawing, and holding the actual power of the bow, see a shot, take it, not pull back and hold for a year till Bambi decides to cooperate....that being said, I will likely end up with a compound
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Yeah I didn't think about that until he had already started cutting them. Oh well, sometimes you've gotta learn the hard way. I might go get some brighter ones put on later.
Buy some lighted nocks(the part that attaches to the string) and have your bow shop install them it will help save a lot of arrows.

Nice bow, it will be very forgiving with round wheels and long lims and riser. Meaning you don't have to be an expert to hit where you want. Start short and work your way up. Don't start at 40 yds now and wonder why the bow shoots all over. Start at 10 or so and get the techniqe down and you'll be shooting at 40+ soon.

Arrows: Carbon vs. Aluminum is like BFG vs. Goodyear. Each will work well and each has pros and cons. The carbon are faster, hit harder, and penetrate deeper BUT they will shatter and aren't as straight. The Aluminum are actually stronger(more spine) will shoot straighter(tighter straightness tolerances), BUT they will bend and shoot much slower meaning you will have a greater arch in arrow trajectory.

Be sure, if you shoot Carbons, to flex the arrows before shooting. Just grab the ends and bend it in the middle at least a few inches each way. Look for feathering in the arrow of the carbon peeling back. If any arrow shows signs of carbon damage DO NOT SHOOT THEM. Their has been several cases of carbon arrows exploding before they leave the bow.

Good luck and have fun and post pics of anything you get. Tomorrow is opening day of Archery season so hopefully I'll stick one in the morning.
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Bow hunting is a kick

I tried moose hunting with my bow a few years ago out of Manning AB. Ended up shooting one with my rifle the last day, just couldn't get close enough with my bow . Since I went guided, I didn't want to come home empty so I pussed out.


Get a good caliper release(scott, cobra, etc), and practice, practice, practice. It's not what arrows you use, but where you put them. I'd think twice about trying for moose your first time out, if you get a bad hit on a rutting bull you may get more than you bargened for. Those fawkers are no joke when they are pissed.
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I'd think twice about trying for moose your first time out, if you get a bad hit on a rutting bull you may get more than you bargened for. Those fawkers are no joke when they are pissed.
I just have deer tags. My brother-in-law has the moose and elk tags so if I do shoot at a moose it will be under his supervision.
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I did the same thing and now I have a nice a big welt on my forearm. Doesn't feel so good. I bought an arm guard since I figure it will probably happen a few more times before I get better at it.
Get a good fitting one. I used to shoot at the indoor range at school, they gave you everything (read, basic well used rental quality). Well...welting your arm from the string hurts like hell. Getting your arm pinched when the string goes under the leading edge of a poorly fitted arm guard hurts like HELL. And you get stuck there, your arm being pinched and squeezed untill you can pull the string back.
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Get a good fitting one. I used to shoot at the indoor range at school, they gave you everything (read, basic well used rental quality). Well...welting your arm from the string hurts like hell. Getting your arm pinched when the string goes under the leading edge of a poorly fitted arm guard hurts like HELL. And you get stuck there, your arm being pinched and squeezed untill you can pull the string back.
I borrowed a short one at the store when I was practicing and that sorta happened one time. The string got under the guard and luckily pushed it down my arm but man did it hurt. It made me nervous and I was way off target for a while because I was afraid it would happen again. The guard I bought is a full forearm length one.
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