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#1355017 - 08/22/09 12:43 AM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: HighPlainsDrifter]
brandan Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 73
Loc: hagerstown md
Bowtech 82nd airborn 70lbs with a 28" draw
Vital gear star track sight
vdt drop away rest
Victory vforce hv 350 arrows 6.4gpi
Quick spin speed hunter fletching
100gr rage 2 blade
My total arrow weight is 305 grains.
I haven't had a chance to chrono but I should be shooting around 340fps.
I have shot a lot of different bows and hands down I will chose a bowtech for here on out.

Edited by brandan (08/22/09 12:46 AM)
savage 10 .308
savage 25 .17 hornet
savage 40 .22 hornet
Savage .17 hmr
Marlin .22 wm
Remington 870 express
Bowtech 82nd airborn

#1355071 - 08/22/09 03:09 AM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: brandan]
HighPlainsDrifter Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 1603
Loc: Casper, Wyoming
Your also shooting an arrow that is way too light for your bow Brandon and sooner or later you are going to detonate your limbs. Not a question of if but a question of when. If you do, Bow Tech will not warranty that bow if they figure out you been darn near dry firing that bow. 5 grains per pound is the rule of thumb that all bow makers recommend for any bow. That translates to a 350 grain arrow you should be shooting at a minimum. Good luck with that.

If your even close on your speed estimate, you are producing 78 ft lbs of kinetic energy at great peril to your bow. 1 pound more than I generate with an arrow nearly 100 grains heavier. You might want to re-think what your doing before its too late.

Edited by HighPlainsDrifter (08/22/09 03:10 AM)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS: WyoSongDog "Any community's arm of force - military, police, security - needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity." Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace IDBob.

#1355164 - 08/22/09 10:05 AM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: HighPlainsDrifter]
Dawg_gone Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 209
Loc: KY
Parker Raptor, 28" draw and 70lb. Shooting terminator arrows.

#1362011 - 08/31/09 09:37 AM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: bowhunt32]
luckyRmike Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 56
Loc: Delaware
Reflex Buckskin with a NAP quick Tune and 3 sight lighted pins with a NAP stabalizer. I shoot it at 75 pounds at 30" with Beaman ICS arrows tipped with NAP Scorpions and a Scott Mongoose release.

#1362092 - 08/31/09 12:48 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: luckyRmike]
Mr. Ruger 204 Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 70
Loc: Dayton Oh
Fred bear code
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

#1362174 - 08/31/09 03:34 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: Mr. Ruger 204]
7mmCritterGetter Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 145
Loc: NE Indiana
Martin rage II magnum 70 pound draw, Easton arrows,and Muzzy 4 blade broad heads.

#1362267 - 08/31/09 05:36 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: CoyoteCommander]
ozzy Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 11/06/08
Posts: 2567
Loc: Henderson Nv. USA
Originally Posted By: CoyoteCommander
RedHead Kronik
I thought I was the only one that shot one, good choice. smile
I believe in gun control, use both hands for maximum control.

#1362412 - 08/31/09 08:43 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: ozzy]
PimC Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/19/05
Posts: 1052
Loc: Oil Springs ,Ont Canada
Due to a mistake by the guy restringing my bow I will be shooting a bear lights out as of friday. Hope it shoots good.
Common sense isnt always common.
Freedom of speech is no longer free.
I heard they are doing a remake of the movie Of Mice and Men I think you should play the part of Lenny

#1362644 - 09/01/09 12:50 AM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: PimC]
AzDiamondHeat Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 1643
Loc: Arizona
Wish I had some bow porn to share with you guys, but you'll just have to read the pictures. shocked

I shoot a custom 1971 recurve at 43# with flu flu arrows for birds and rabbits and squirrels.

Bigger critters get the Diamond Black Ice 70# with whatever arrow I happen to pull out.

Not much into fancy gear. My ancestors hunted with sticks with sharpened rocks tied to the end..why the heck do I need all this gear???
It was the wind...

#1362691 - 09/01/09 02:15 AM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: AzDiamondHeat]
GooseHunterJr Offline
New Member

Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 16
Loc: Colorado
Hoyt Katera XL
Easton FMJ 340's total arrow weight 446 grains!!!!

Always check you arrow before me!!
Bring on big game season!!!

#1371359 - 09/13/09 07:14 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: GooseHunterJr]
savage99 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 1168
Loc: Glen, NH
Martin "Saber" 30" draw/60 lbs.

Apex 3 pin fiber optic sight

Beman Hunter Elites withe Rage 100 grain broadheads
"Dying ain't much of a living, boy." Clint Eastwood as "The outlaw Josey Wales"

#1372407 - 09/15/09 02:16 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: GooseHunterJr]
doodle Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 104
Loc: Malta Bend, Missouri
1.PSE Scorpion
2.Hoyt Cybertec
3.50# PSE Sequoia
4.50# Bear Hunter
I know that one guy can only shoot one bow at a time, but I have an addiction. They say admiting you have a problem is the first step to fixing it. I'm not quite there yet grin

#1373143 - 09/16/09 07:23 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: AZ300wsm]
A1Parker Offline
New Member

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 3
Loc: Arizona
I'm shooting a take down longbow.
Aaron Parker

#1375875 - 09/21/09 12:17 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: HighPlainsDrifter]
shortcake20 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 168
Loc: NE
Originally Posted By: HighPlainsDrifter
2009 Hoyt Alpha Max 76 lbs 27" draw
Axcel Armortech 7 pin sight
Ultra Rest
VibraCheck Stabalizer
Octane Magnetic quiver
Easton Axis Full Metal Jacket 400's (400 grain)
Grim Reaper 100 Razortip

296 fps producing 77.84 ft lbs KE

OK, sorry I'm going to pick your brain. Am I looking at that right, that you're shooting a total of 500 grain per arrow? Broadhead and arrow together? And when you mentioned in your next post too a minimum of 350 gr arrow, you're talking just the arrow, not including the broadhead? The hubby's getting into bowhunting so I'm trying to learn what I can to help out, thanks.

Edited by shortcake20 (09/21/09 12:18 PM)

#1376247 - 09/21/09 10:24 PM Re: What do you shoot? [Re: shortcake20]
Smokin250 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 06/18/08
Posts: 2676
Loc: South West, OH
Sounds about right. With shooting 76lbs you would most likely need a 400 gr arrow. 300 gr would be pushing it prolly. That does mean that combined weight of arrow and broadhead will be around 500 grs...give or take depending on length of arrow.

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