new year, new equipment

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  1. Wesley Lofton

    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    New bow- Mathews vertix
    Only carryover from previous bow(Creed) was my rest( nap Apache carbon)
    New sight-ezv
    New stabilizer- Mathews
    New quiver-Mathews arrow web

    Bow shop was running a deal. Buy 2 accessories get bow for $850. Didn’t really need to change them out, but was just a better deal to do it that way.

    Bought a new owl hooter and crow call and a ceramic pot call for turkey season. Hanks custom calls.

    The owl and crow calls are amazing sounding.

    Will be getting a new summit climber before deer season, and probably some new arrows.


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  2. early in

    early in Grizzled Veteran

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    The only thing I'm planning on changing for 2019 is my luck. :biggrin:
     
  3. BowhunterX

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    May get another tree stand.
     
  4. buckeye

    buckeye Grizzled Veteran

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    I started with a Hoyt RX-3 and just didnt love it. I sold it and got a Vertix for hunting and a Traverse for 3D. I haven't shot the Vertix but for setting it up and a rough sight in so far but do have a few hundred shots and a 3d shoot in with the Traverse.

    Love this Traverse.
     
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  5. justinwmoe88

    justinwmoe88 Weekend Warrior

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    The only things I'm changing are a switch from Magnus black hornets to nap spitfires for broadheads. Wanted to try mechanicals this year.. Nothing against the black hornets they are an amazing broadhead just trying something new. I also upgraded my binoculars and bought a phone skope
     
  6. S.McArthur

    S.McArthur Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Tree saddle, got mine a few months ago but due to biblical rains the past month, have not been able to get a lot of seat time. I have used the saddle/sticks to trim some trees and put up a swing for my son. Definitely a learning curve, but it is quite comfortable and reassuring from a safety aspect. The more I practice getting the climbing sticks setup, the quicker and more confident I am the saddle is going to be my primary hunting method.
     
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    I use the NAP Spitfire, basic 3 blade with my CB. They leave a gaping hole. Never a problem with them.
     
  8. Berwickbuckmaster

    Berwickbuckmaster Weekend Warrior

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    You guys that are switching to saddle hunting, can you post pics of your saddles? Also give a couple of examples of make? I'm very curious as I hate lugging stands in and out myself.
     
  9. virginiashadow

    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    I was thinking of getting a saddle, but I think I would be better off with some climbing sticks and a hang on. Some of the places I want to hunt this year are tough with a climber.
     
  10. smctitan

    smctitan Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The saddle still intrigues me although I’m sticking with the hang on and sticks and working to become more efficient with that set up. I think it’s the way to go for the foreseeable future.


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  11. siwulat

    siwulat Weekend Warrior

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    I just got mine today in the mail. Went with a Tethrd Mantis in XL and it fits me well out of the box. Looking forward to playing with it this weekend. I’ll circle back and let you know how it goes.
     
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    justinwmoe88 Weekend Warrior

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    Thank you. I guess I'm also going turkey hunting this spring for the first time ever so I'm going to try the rage turkey broadhead for that.
     
  13. TJ McKenzie

    TJ McKenzie Weekend Warrior

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    I am going with a heavier stiffer spined arrow this year with a lot more weight up front. I was debating on switching to the Magnus Black Hornets but will probably stick to the old reliable Montec.
     
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    doublea17 Weekend Warrior

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    New bow- Bowtech SR6
    New BH -Rage NC now that it is legal to hunt deer with expandable in Oregon
    New Sight- Fast Eddie XL double pin
    New Stabilizer- 10inch front Bee Stinger
     
  15. kjstaudt86

    kjstaudt86 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    haha you and I both partner!
     
  16. alenhard15

    alenhard15 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Changed everything this year.

    New Mathews Traverse 29/70
    Dead center dead level 8-6 combo
    CBE Tek hybrid
    Hamskea hunter hybrid
    Carbon express maxima red SD badlands
    3in vanetec superspine- 4fletch left helical
    Stan SX3 release
    Slick trick viper tricks

    Arrows are weighing in right at 460gr and moving at 281fps

    This year is gonna be sweet!

    Side note I will be putting the Z7 magnum up for sale later this week, let me know if anyone is interested!


    Adam
    Matthews Z7 Magnum 29/70
    Gold Tip Hunter XT
    100g Slick Trick Standard
     
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    Exactly what Im doing. Bought the Vertix, with all Mathews branded Quiver, QAD Ultrafast Integrate MX, Stabilizer. Just waiting on it to arrive, I want the Travese as well for the longer ata. So just gotta save up and make it happen. But really looking forward to Hunting with both Bows.

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  18. virginiashadow

    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Interesting looking bow. What made you settle on that? I like the looks.

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  19. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Grizzled Veteran

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    Pretty sure I'm going to be in a tree this year. It'll be a summit climber for sure due to all the straight trees where I hunt. There are some crazy deals out there now on Ebay and amazon.
     
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    siwulat Weekend Warrior

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    Summits are nice. Granted, it's the only climber I've ever used but I'm a big fan. Comfortable, easy to use, and easy to climb.
     
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