What's Your Set-up

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by TheFitHunter, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. TheFitHunter

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    Curious to what everyone is using for their whitetail setups across the country in terms of bow, draw/arrow weight, broadheads, etc. etc. Maybe someone, including myself, can get some new ideas for future rigs.

    As for me, I killed both of my bucks this past season with a Bowtech Assassin drawing 55lbs, shooting VAP's, one with a G5 broadhead and the other using an old NAP 125 grain razorcap. It was not a pretty set-up, but it was my first and I made it work.

    Near the end of the season I upgraded to a Bowtech Realm, 29" draw at 70lbs. Using the tried and true Spot Hogg Hogg Father, shooting the 5mm FMJ Limited Edition Camo arrows. Still deciding on whether to stick with the Razorcap's or switch to the NAP Spitfire Doublecrosses, either way finished arrow wight is 475 grains, travelling at 266 fps. I have not had the pleasure of drawing back on a whitetail with the new rig yet, but I am excited to get the opportunity.

    What about everyone else, what have you had your success with?
     
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    Matthews DXT 70lb, gold tip arrow 55 75. AAE MAX Vane. Original slick trick 1inch 4 blade. Have never weighed.

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  3. WillO

    WillO Weekend Warrior

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    Mathews Monster Chill X, 70lb draw and 30inch draw length. Easton Bowfire 330 and Muzzy Phantoms 100gr.

    Blew through many tough old 300lb + wild boar with that rig. Goes through everything else like butter lol.
     
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    cant Weekend Warrior

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    Hoyt Pro Defiant, 65lb draw and 29" length Gold Tip Hunter XT with 100 grain Rage Chisel tips. First year with the Hoyt coming from Bear. I like it a lot. Probably going to change from 65lb to 60. My shoulders can't keep up with the amount of shooting I like to do. How was the transition from 55lbs to 70?
     
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    It honestly was not very bad. I shot 55lbs since I first started shooting many years ago, so after getting older and stronger 70 felt fairly easy, after some practice it feels just as easy as the previous.
     
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    Diamond IEP, 55lbs @28 inches. Gold Tip Hunter xt with 100 grain Gream Reaper razor tip.
     
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    Donkey Deerz Weekend Warrior

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    Prime Rival
    30 in DL 60lb DW
    QAD drop away
    60x custom strings
    Axcel carbon pro single pin sight
    Dead center 10/8 Hunter stab
    Black Eagle Zombie Slayer 300 spine .001 straightness 29.5 inches

    125 Gr Grave digger chiseled tips / Montecs

    Comes in at 440 gr and 265fps

    Nock2it / Carter Silverback releases


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  8. cant

    cant Weekend Warrior

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    How much do you shoot and how old are you? You don't have to answer I'm just trying to gauge how much I suck for going down weight! haha I feel more and more beat up every year.
     
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    Marauder Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Mathews Halon 32 - 6, 65 pounds, 30 Draw
    Easton Axis 340s, 460 grains.
    QAD Exodus 100 grains.
     
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    montec Weekend Warrior

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    2018 APA King Cobra
    60 lbs
    28 1/2 " draw
    Gold Tip Kinetic 300....445 grs
     
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    I shoot anywhere from 4-7 days a week, depending on business of schedule. I am also 18, but I run and lift weights throughout the year basically everyday, which I assume has something to do with it.
     
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    cant Weekend Warrior

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    ha yeah there it is 18. Thats awesome thanks.
     
  13. Whitetail

    Whitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Mathews NoCam HTR 60/28
    Easton Axis 300 w/75gr inserts - Flexfletch FFP-360
    QAD Exodus BH
    No clue/don't care what arrow speed is.

    Mathews HeliM 70/28
    Easton Axis 300 w/75gr inserts - Flexfletch FFP-360
    QAD Exodus BH
    No clue/don't care what arrow speed is.
     
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    Halon 6
    63.5lbs give or take
    470ish Blackeagle Spartans
    Whitetail specials
    Accuhunter
    All moving around 284
     
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    Okiebob Weekend Warrior

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    2009 PSE X-Force GX
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    Goldtip 340 hunter
    Grim reaper 100gr.
    340 fps
     
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    At 70 yo switched from vertical recurve to horizonal compound (that's secret name for crossbow so I can post on this forum). I shoot a Barnett C5 150# 20" with Ramcat head weighing 493 gr at ~ 288 fps.
     
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    Those muzzy phantoms look cool and deadly as hell.
     
  18. WillO

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    They are a great broadhead. Very simple and no moving parts to fail.
     
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    2011 PSE Axe 6
    30.5" draw
    Probably pulling 65 ish pounds
    Beman Bowhunter 340
    Rage Chisel Tips 100gr

    Never weighed the finished arrow but they shoot well and never bothered with chrono.
     
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    29” length
    Beman ICS 400
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