Team 15 - *STIFF SHAFTS*

Discussion in '2018 Deer Contest' started by Ridgerunner3, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Ridgerunner3

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    Feels almost like fall here today and it's killin me. Got to check the kill plot at my buddy's place, and it is doing great. He wants to do about 4 acres of turnip and winter wheat now! I was not expecting that, but I love it. He doesn't even hunt deer. We sat and watched about 5 does and one lone buck across the road while having a cold beer. Damn I love this time of year.

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    What a way to end a day!
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    What is everybody shooting this year? I wanted a new bow this year, but couldn't come up with 1400 clams for a loaded triax. Smh. I'll trot out the ole Drenalin one more season I guess. Love it, but it's a 60 lb. Wanted some more speed! Lol.

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    If I'm using the compound it will be my G5 Rouge set at 55LBs--- other wise it will be my Barnett Drop Tine xbow.

    Not to make excuses, but I'm 59 and have a gimpy right shoulder (old football/wrestling injurie) so the xbow will get more use in the field this year. I would rather hunt with the compound, but I just can't hold it on target like I use to.
     
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    2014 Mathews ZXT


    I shot Rage Xtreme for years and I have had great success with them but I am going to the Magnus Stinger this year for Elk. I haven't decided if I'll switch back to Rage for whitetail yet.

    I also switched to 5mm FMJ from Carbon Express Mayhem Hunter.

    510 grains vs 425 gr
     
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    I've got a 2012 Martian Prowler Pro set at 62. It's not a very smooth drawing bow but it does the job. I bought it on the web without shooting it first so I can't complain. I'll never do that again though. I'll get something new and fancy one of these days.
    On another note, I got a chill the other morning walking out to the truck to go to work. It's getting close!!!!

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    I’m shooting a hand me down Matthews Classic at 28.5 inches and 70 pounds. Eaton 5mm axis arrows and 100 grain muzzy fixed blade broadheads. I’m also in the “one day I’ll get a nice new bow” category.
     
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    Well I checked a camera in a spot that usually doesn't get much action till fall/winter, and only had a doe with her twins on it. I moved it to get a known travel route after that. I'll let it soak another week. Tomorrow I'll be taking two stands in to set up. One is a ladder stand in a spot that has great cover on a heavily used trail but no real good trees for climber/lock on. The other is a lock on set up that is new and needs limbs cut and lanes trimmed. This is a spot I'm excited about since it has almost 270 degrees of shooting area between two heavy trails. Access is going to be a little tricky, because I will be out in the open for 30 yards without much cover. I can get low for 30 yards. It's getting close! Oh, and I will be scouting a 40 acre spot that I just got permission to hunt last night. A waitress at a local restaurant (we are regulars and friends with the owner) tells me her and her husband just bought property about 15 minutes from me. I straight out asked if she was opposed to me bow hunting it. She actually agreed on the spot. I have only lived here 2 years and finding private land to hunt has been a journey, so I consider that a score. It has deer on it, but who knows what the caliber is. If no good bucks are there, it is another doe destination in the least.
     
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    I'm shooting a 2018 Halon X at 70lbs. Just got a new sight the other day, Rocky Mountain 3 pin driver. Really excited about the sight. I've always shot Easton Axis arrows and these will be tipped with 100gr Ramcat originals.

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    Have you shot the Triax? Just curious how they compare is all. This is my 700th post btw. I feel accomplished...lol
     
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    Lol. Congrats on the post count . I did shoot it and wasn't fan. It's just too small and I felt like I needed a ton of weight on the front and side to slow the float down. BUT, when the shot fires it is the only bow I've ever shot that literally has no hand shock.

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    Thanks! I may be on the fence between the two and need to go shoot each of them. I like the idea of the compact Triax and had heard it is dead quiet and dead in hand. I also am one of those people who need as much research and feedback on hunting equipment I can get. Since I won't do this purchase till next year, I have some time to pinch about 140,000 pennies.
     
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    No problem. I shot all the new bows in December and ended up getting a Hoyt Hyperforce. Didn't care for it so I went to what I like best, longer axel to axel bow, with a long brace height and over heavy bow. So far I really like it

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    Quietly standing as the ovation ignites all around Ridge and then--- breaknnnnn it down with my happy dance! :nana:

    Good job E! :tu:
     
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    Literally how it all went down. LMAO. Btw, what's the best way to clean up all the confetti?
     
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    So how did you all do last year hunting? Anybody shoot any biggun's?
     
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    Leaf blower works for me, but the neighbors hate me! :evilgrin:
     
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    Dude I ate tag soup last year. I don't even wanna talk about it. Trauma is still too fresh.

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    I should have had 170" ten pointer but I felt like I needed to miss him at 5 yards instead

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    Dang that makes two of us! Never even let an arrow loose last year! Past a bunch of tweeners and had one dandy 10 pt at 15 yards but couldn't find an opening through the tree limbs. He would have went 160 easy.

    Did shoot a couple does and a nice buck with my muzzle loader.

    Here is the Euro mount I did out of his skull

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