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scottofalltrades
08-19-2017, 08:02 PM
Picked up some new arrows from Gander Mountain the other day. Nice deal since the door is closing there.

Had them cut and glued up today and ran them through the paper tuner. These things shoot like a champ out the box! The picture looks like there was a bad arrow in the top right, that is just two holes.

I also shot some arrows that I have been using and using. I have tweaked the hell out of these Walmart specials. They shoot okay, but man that paper shows how crazy they can get.

Sticking with the muzzys this year. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/aa9487bddb3d382b7a4f992bf81fd010.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/848104d6a76f351eb4dae4082b143908.jpg

bigten05
08-19-2017, 10:54 PM
Easton axis and slick tricks. Bought a pack of the new slick trick mechanicals for the crossbow like how they look and my brother shoots the shwacker and there basically the same he has had good results so we will hopefully see how they work.

OHIOOutdoors2
08-19-2017, 11:17 PM
Heritage 150's w/ some undetermined 200 gr head

Easton FMJ's w/ Hell Razors or the recommended eBay rage specials.

Jake_C
08-20-2017, 06:56 AM
FMJs and either QAD Exodus or Wac'ems
I also have some Easton ACCs with rage hypos that fly well out of my backup bow.

Jamie
08-20-2017, 07:22 AM
Douglas Fir, 100 gr woody weight with 125 gr Woodsman, total weight of 650 gr. they fly like darts out of every 55-60 lb bow I own. :smile:

scottofalltrades
08-20-2017, 08:01 AM
FMJs and either QAD Exodus or Wac'ems
I also have some Easton ACCs with rage hypos that fly well out of my backup bow.Backup bow? I should tell my wife that that is a thing people do haha.

Just 1 More
08-20-2017, 09:07 AM
Fletched some Maxima Blu-Rz's last night, Probably tip them with Slick Trick 100gr mags and/or G5-T3's
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4423/36520736682_40b65b9d49_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XDdjDQ)20170819_210754 (https://flic.kr/p/XDdjDQ) by F G (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153250783@N04/), on Flickr
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Hortontoter
08-20-2017, 11:37 AM
Those are real purdy. I'll be shooting Carbon Express Surge bolts with model 209 Muzzy 4 bladed broadheads.

Boarhead
08-20-2017, 12:25 PM
Heritage 250s with 150 grain Woodsman broadheads.
542 grains total weight,shooting 53lbs.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/ef01476d3df474425601bbc097a73dbd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/6635fb92b60d32c9c454ecf0576b8ba4.jpg

Jackalope
08-20-2017, 12:29 PM
Easton Axis 340s with 100gr slick trick Mag.

Just 1 More
08-20-2017, 01:32 PM
Heritage 250s with 150 grain Woodsman broadheads.
542 grains total weight,shooting 53lbs.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/ef01476d3df474425601bbc097a73dbd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/6635fb92b60d32c9c454ecf0576b8ba4.jpg

Those are awesome

Jake_C
08-20-2017, 03:23 PM
Backup bow? I should tell my wife that that is a thing people do haha.
Yep. Had my string blow to pieces on me last year just before opener, two years before that had a limb crack mid season. Bought a new bow and just kept the old one as backup.

Jake_C
08-20-2017, 03:25 PM
Fletched some Maxima Blu-Rz's last night, Probably tip them with Slick Trick 100gr mags and/or G5-T3's
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4423/36520736682_40b65b9d49_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XDdjDQ)20170819_210754 (https://flic.kr/p/XDdjDQ) by F G (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153250783@N04/), on Flickr
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Very nice. Just started doing my own refletching This year.

angelzd28
08-20-2017, 05:05 PM
Easton Axis 340's with either 100gr rage chisel tips or 100gr shwackers.

scottofalltrades
08-20-2017, 05:11 PM
I am just getting into buying better arrows. Do y'all feel refletching is a cost saver or you just like doing it?

Jake_C
08-20-2017, 05:21 PM
I am just getting into buying better arrows. Do y'all feel refletching is a cost saver or you just like doing it?
It's a cost saver. Not a ton but enough to be worthwhile for me. I bough an Arizona EZ fletch mini for 45 bucks. You do all 3 vanes at once and can get straight or helical arms. Super easy and fast and puts a nice helical on with the helical arms. I've had about two dozen arrows that needed refletched building up for a couple of years so it's already paid for itself compared to the 3 bucks an arrow the shops here charge.

scottofalltrades
08-20-2017, 05:25 PM
It's a cost saver. Not a ton but enough to be worthwhile for me. I bough an Arizona EZ fletch mini for 45 bucks. You do all 3 vanes at once and can get straight or helical arms. Super easy and fast and puts a nice helical on with the helical arms. I've had about two dozen arrows that needed refletched building up for a couple of years so it's already paid for itself compared to the 3 bucks an arrow the shops here charge.I've looked at it. I'm also looking and getting set up for reloading shotgun TOO though. Might be one of those things that I wait on. I go through more shells than I do arrows.

Just 1 More
08-20-2017, 07:25 PM
I am just getting into buying better arrows. Do y'all feel refletching is a cost saver or you just like doing it?

I just like to play with everything and anything archery.. I'll fletch the same shafts multiple times with all different types and sizes of fletchings.. I just like to play

scottofalltrades
08-20-2017, 07:29 PM
Nothing wrong with that at all. I'm hoping to tell work to fugg off and that I need more time at home. I just need the time to spend on things like this haha.

Do you not worry about not having a cock vane though?

Just 1 More
08-20-2017, 07:32 PM
Nothing wrong with that at all. I'm hoping to tell work to fugg off and that I need more time at home. I just need the time to spend on things like this haha.

Do you not worry about not having a cock vane though?

If you're asking me... NO.. with a 4 fletch it can only go on the string two ways and both are the same

scottofalltrades
08-20-2017, 07:33 PM
If you're asking me... NO.. with a 4 fletch it can only go on the string two ways and both are the sameI couldn't tell for sure it was 4. I was pretty sure with the spacing but not 100%

Just 1 More
08-20-2017, 07:42 PM
I got a chance to shoot broadheads on the new fletch setup.. i'm loving it.. 50 yards, Slick Tick 100grn Mags,
1st shot
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2nd shot
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3rd shot
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scottofalltrades
08-20-2017, 07:45 PM
That's a great shot for that range. Hopefully you get a chance to put one in a real deer!

Just 1 More
08-20-2017, 07:48 PM
That's a great shot for that range. Hopefully you get a chance to put one in a real deer!

Thanks :smiley_cheers:

hickslawns
08-20-2017, 09:02 PM
Backup bow? I should tell my wife that that is a thing people do haha.Absolutely. Then you tell her you need a backup for your backup. When you buy another it is "because it is a good deal and I'll have a loaner bow for friends". Or "this is for the kids when they are ready."

Or. . . .just don't ask. She'll get over it.

Fletching? At $2-3/arrow, PLUS the time driving to and from the archery shop- well worth the tiny investment.

jagermeister
08-21-2017, 07:21 AM
I am shooting Easton ST Excel 300's with 150 grain Magnus Stingers for my compound... Total arrow weight is right around 500 grains.

For my new-to-me recurve I'll be shooting Gold Tip Traditional Classics in 400 spine with 78 grain insert and either 100 or 125 grain Magnus Stingers, 4" feathers on 7" wraps... Total arrow weight should be around 540 grains I think. Soon as I get these fletched up I'll post some pics and confirm weight.

OhioWhiteTails
08-21-2017, 08:31 AM
Carbon Express Maxima 350's tipped with Rage Extreme 2 blade chisel

Dustinb80
08-21-2017, 08:52 AM
Easton FMJ's with Dead Ringer 100 Grain Freak Nasty broad heads.

Bigslam51
08-21-2017, 09:32 AM
Easton FMJ 340's that are 3 feet long, $5 dollar holler rage hypodermic 100 grain heads

bowhunter1023
08-21-2017, 10:03 AM
Yet to be built Easton Axis 300s with Grim Reapers Whitetail Specials.

Kempire
08-21-2017, 10:12 AM
Gold tip xt hunters (340s). 3 blazers with slight 2 degree right hand helical (more of an offset though because it's only 2 deg.) and white wraps (because you have to look fancy!). 100gr NAP killzone trophy tips.

I've shot gold tips since I started archery and I just haven't found a reason to stop. They may not be the fastest but man do they hold up. Just a super resilient arrow.

As far as the killzones go, I first shot them last year and I almost felt bad when I saw the hole it put in the doe I shot. Those things are devistating. Fly pretty good too which isn't always an easy thing to say with broadheads.

Big_Holla
08-21-2017, 12:15 PM
Carbon Express Maxima Red's and most likely Slick Trick Standard 100's

Riverdude
08-21-2017, 03:03 PM
Rage 2'' cut, 100 grain, 2 blade using Beman ICS Crossbow Hunter bolts or with my Easton A/C/C Superlite arrows using my compound.

MoonLab
08-21-2017, 09:46 PM
Not changing anything this year. Sticking with same ones last year .

chad@exodustrailcams
08-22-2017, 10:28 PM
Element Typhoons 300s and 100 grain Ramcats!

jeremy44230
08-23-2017, 07:09 AM
Changed from Gold Tip Hunter to Victory VAP and trying Rage Hypodermic +P this year.

scottofalltrades
08-24-2017, 08:49 PM
Lot of Easton and goldtip in here. Maybe after I stop bleeding money on gear this year, I'll have to look at both next year. Still no Ohio bow kill.[emoji852]️

TooTall71
08-25-2017, 04:54 AM
Black Eagle Executioner bolts and 100 grain slick trick mags.

Creb19
08-25-2017, 05:30 AM
Maxima reds with rage hypodermic @70 pounds 31 inch draw 450gr total arrow weight. -------Serious question ..Why so many Slick Trick fans !?!?!

Just 1 More
08-25-2017, 08:05 AM
Serious question ..Why so many Slick Trick fans !?!?!

Strong, Solid fixed blade broadhead. SHARP, VERY SHARP BLADES, All steel, no wimpy aluminum, Fly great out of a tuned bow as evident of my 50 yard pics above
Just got my 100gr MAG SS in yesterday
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rsmith
08-25-2017, 08:05 AM
Maxima reds with rage hypodermic @70 pounds 31 inch draw 450gr total arrow weight. -------Serious question ..Why so many Slick Trick fans !?!?!

Reliability, sharpness, field point accuracy. My only problem with them is the small cutting diameter but like everyone says " all you need is a well placed shot to kill them". It's just a matter of trying to find what works for your setup and your broadhead goals. I am still on the hunt for that broadhead but I'm thinking it's between the DRT, DRT BMF, Muzzy trocar, or the trocar HBX.

Boarhead
08-25-2017, 01:12 PM
Anyone shoot a big cut on contact broadhead anymore out of their compound or they just dont tune well?
Seems the broadheads are really tiny anymore compared to what we shot years ago.

OHIOOutdoors2
08-25-2017, 01:25 PM
I shoot hell razors. Not as big as the recurve heads but still pretty decent. Hell razors shot better than the knock-off rages 🍿👀

Just 1 More
08-25-2017, 02:43 PM
Anyone shoot a big cut on contact broadhead anymore out of their compound or they just dont tune well?
Seems the broadheads are really tiny anymore compared to what we shot years ago.

Bows have gotten a lot faster... More people bow hunting.. not everyone goes through the process of tuning

nathan.luthman
08-25-2017, 02:51 PM
Black Eagle Outlaws tipped with either a 100g Viper Trick or Grizztrick

Iowa_Buckeye
08-25-2017, 05:55 PM
Beman ICS 400s and 100g Thunderheads.

rsmith
08-25-2017, 06:20 PM
Anyone shoot a big cut on contact broadhead anymore out of their compound or they just dont tune well?
Seems the broadheads are really tiny anymore compared to what we shot years ago.

Define big?? I am trying out the Wac Em' 3 blade XL's and they are flying right with my field points at 70 yards. I also shot the DRT's and those are spot on as well.

Bigslam51
08-25-2017, 06:24 PM
Anyone shoot a big cut on contact broadhead anymore out of their compound or they just dont tune well?
Seems the broadheads are really tiny anymore compared to what we shot years ago.
Rages cut on contact😂🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏻🖕🏻

Boarhead
08-25-2017, 07:34 PM
Define big?? I am trying out the Wac Em' 3 blade XL's and they are flying right with my field points at 70 yards. I also shot the DRT's and those are spot on as well.Those DRT's are nice.
Alot bigger than those little slick tricks.

Boarhead
08-25-2017, 07:39 PM
Woodsman Elites are a one piece BH,wondered if anyone has tried them out of their compounds?
They say they are for all types of bows,i have only shot em out of recurves.
Just curious.
Pic is of a Woodsman Elite and Slick Trick.
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Fluteman
08-25-2017, 07:49 PM
After last year's debacle with the doe, I opted to go with a heavier arrow. After running the numbers on SFA, I ended up opting for the Easton Bowfire 330's. Cut at 28.5", fletched with Blazers, and topped with a 150gr Grim Reaper Hades Pro head, I'm coming in at 475 grains. Should be spined perfectly for my bow and gives me about 15% FOC. Still waiting on the field tips to go with it, they were on backorder and not too many companies make a 150gr field point. [emoji35]

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rsmith
08-25-2017, 08:24 PM
Woodsman Elites are a one piece BH,wondered if anyone has tried them out of their compounds?
They say they are for all types of bows,i have only shot em out of recurves.
Just curious.
Pic is of a Woodsman Elite and Slick Trick.
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I think with something that long at longer distances it might cause it to drift but I could be wrong. Would be cool to try out though I will have to try it out one day.

jagermeister
08-25-2017, 09:19 PM
After last year's debacle with the doe, I opted to go with a heavier arrow. After running the numbers on SFA, I ended up opting for the Easton Bowfire 330's. Cut at 28.5", fletched with Blazers, and topped with a 150gr Grim Reaper Hades Pro head, I'm coming in at 475 grains. Should be spined perfectly for my bow and gives me about 15% FOC. Still waiting on the field tips to go with it, they were on backorder and not too many companies make a 150gr field point. [emoji35]

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/048cc698e5e88f0b6b9b83430baccf37.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/2a24f54d2bdcf3b1e7eb385a9279c633.jpgGood shit, Greg. First thing you'll notice is how quiet that heavy ass arrow makes your bow sound. And when you shoot a deer with one, it'll slam through them like they aren't even there.

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I got my my trad arrows fletched up today finally. Well, 4 out of the 6 anyway. Gold Tip Traditional Classics in 400 spine. 11.3 gpi with a 75 grain insert/outsert. Three 5" trueflight feathers, wraps from onestringer, and 100 grain points. Final weight is 540 grains with something like 14 or 15% FOC. I'll be shooting my trusty Magnus Stingers on these too. Kinda wishing I would've gone with a stiffer spine so I could've used a 125 or 150 grain heads.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/f113fb19febd1bb896b4b30dce251879.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/fc516efa5d775d75343ce692765a7738.jpg

rsmith
08-25-2017, 10:02 PM
After last year's debacle with the doe, I opted to go with a heavier arrow. After running the numbers on SFA, I ended up opting for the Easton Bowfire 330's. Cut at 28.5", fletched with Blazers, and topped with a 150gr Grim Reaper Hades Pro head, I'm coming in at 475 grains. Should be spined perfectly for my bow and gives me about 15% FOC. Still waiting on the field tips to go with it, they were on backorder and not too many companies make a 150gr field point. [emoji35]

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What made you want to run a 150 grain head instead of running a 50 or 75 grain brass insert for your arrows? Just curious as I did the same thing this year with my arrow set up and did a 75g brass insert and a 100g head.

Fluteman
08-25-2017, 10:27 PM
What made you want to run a 150 grain head instead of running a 50 or 75 grain brass insert for your arrows? Just curious as I did the same thing this year with my arrow set up and did a 75g brass insert and a 100g head.I didn't realize until I got the arrows built how hard it was gonna be to find 150gr fp and broadheads. My fault for not looking further before assembling the arrows. At least it gives me a little more FOC.

rsmith
08-26-2017, 09:14 AM
I didn't realize until I got the arrows built how hard it was gonna be to find 150gr fp and broadheads. My fault for not looking further before assembling the arrows. At least it gives me a little more FOC.

Gottcha. Yeah they are few and far between. Either way that should be a great set up!

rsmith
08-26-2017, 09:22 AM
This year I ditched the deep six carbon injexions and went with Easton Hexx 330's cut at 29inches with a 75 grain brass insert and 100 grain head. I did a 4 inch blazer wraps with blazer vanes on a 3 degree helical. The total arrow weight is 436 +/- .5 grains with 16.7% FOC. I wanted something that was .001 straightness and also a higher FOC set up. This setup through my Elite 35 with a 29 inch draw set at 57 pounds is a perfect setup for me. My bow is at 274 fps and with the total arrow weight at 436 grains gives me 73.2 ft/lbs of kinetic energy. I'm still trying to decide on which broadhead but it's between the Wac Em' 3 blade XL, the Muzzy Trocar, or the DRT broadhead. I should have a conclusion here shortly though but either way I will be satisfied using either head this year and years to come. 5622656227

jagermeister
08-26-2017, 01:19 PM
This year I ditched the deep six carbon injexions and went with Easton Hexx 330's cut at 29inches with a 75 grain brass insert and 100 grain head. I did a 4 inch blazer wraps with blazer vanes on a 3 degree helical. The total arrow weight is 436 +/- .5 grains with 16.7% FOC. I wanted something that was .001 straightness and also a higher FOC set up. This setup through my Elite 35 with a 29 inch draw set at 57 pounds is a perfect setup for me. My bow is at 274 fps and with the total arrow weight at 436 grains gives me 73.2 ft/lbs of kinetic energy. I'm still trying to decide on which broadhead but it's between the Wac Em' 3 blade XL, the Muzzy Trocar, or the DRT broadhead. I should have a conclusion here shortly though but either way I will be satisfied using either head this year and years to come. 5622656227You almost had me, until I saw all the pink. Lol

Just kidding man... That's a good setup for killing.

rsmith
08-26-2017, 02:25 PM
You almost had me, until I saw all the pink. Lol

Just kidding man... That's a good setup for killing.

Hahaha I always get crap for them but they are so easy to spot in the woods and I think it helps accuracy too [emoji23]

Archertl
08-26-2017, 02:27 PM
Im sticking with what has served me well for the past 5 years or so.

For deer and bear Slick trick 125 gr razor trick on a easton 340 axis.

For elk a 125 gr slick trick mag on a gold tip kenitic.

For the trad bows a zwicky 4 blade esklite 125 gr on a gold tip hunter xt.

For turkey a 125 gr rage two blade on a easton fmj

nis1
08-26-2017, 08:20 PM
I shot easton FMJ's for years and I really like them, however I have found myself involved more and more in controlled hunts over the last couple years and I'm having to retire more and more arrows every year. I switched to Easton Carbon Aftermaths this year for about 1/3 of the price of the FMJ's. they seem to fly fairly straight and I will happily take a deer out to 35 yards with them with the same comfort I had with FMJ's. I have shot rage for the last few years, original and chisel tip. I'll continue to use those but also picked up some trypans to try out. Ive had a couple sub pars shots over the years while using rage and I truly believe I wouldn't have recovered those deer as easily had I been using a small fixed blade.

Fluteman
08-27-2017, 06:07 PM
After last year's debacle with the doe, I opted to go with a heavier arrow. After running the numbers on SFA, I ended up opting for the Easton Bowfire 330's. Cut at 28.5", fletched with Blazers, and topped with a 150gr Grim Reaper Hades Pro head, I'm coming in at 475 grains. Should be spined perfectly for my bow and gives me about 15% FOC. Still waiting on the field tips to go with it, they were on backorder and not too many companies make a 150gr field point. [emoji35]

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/048cc698e5e88f0b6b9b83430baccf37.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/2a24f54d2bdcf3b1e7eb385a9279c633.jpgHad a chance to shoot these through the chrono today.

28.5"DL @ 67lbs
(Previous)Easton Flatline, 345gr. 307fps
(New)Easton Bowfire, 475gr. 267fps

I am shooting a three pin slider, so this took me from one pin out to 30, 40, and 50 to 20, 30, 40. I'm good with that though. I'm over the speed bug and ready to knock a deer off it's feet. Plus it opens me up for big game in the future!

Fluteman
08-27-2017, 06:08 PM
Good shit, Greg. First thing you'll notice is how quiet that heavy ass arrow makes your bow sound. And when you shoot a deer with one, it'll slam through them like they aren't even there.

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I got my my trad arrows fletched up today finally. Well, 4 out of the 6 anyway. Gold Tip Traditional Classics in 400 spine. 11.3 gpi with a 75 grain insert/outsert. Three 5" trueflight feathers, wraps from onestringer, and 100 grain points. Final weight is 540 grains with something like 14 or 15% FOC. I'll be shooting my trusty Magnus Stingers on these too. Kinda wishing I would've gone with a stiffer spine so I could've used a 125 or 150 grain heads.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/f113fb19febd1bb896b4b30dce251879.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/fc516efa5d775d75343ce692765a7738.jpgNice looking arrows for the trad. bow Jimbo! Hope you get an opportunity with it this fall!

rsmith
08-27-2017, 09:21 PM
Had a chance to shoot these through the chrono today.

28.5"DL @ 67lbs
(Previous)Easton Flatline, 345gr. 307fps
(New)Easton Bowfire, 475gr. 267fps

I am shooting a three pin slider, so this took me from one pin out to 30, 40, and 50 to 20, 30, 40. I'm good with that though. I'm over the speed bug and ready to knock a deer off it's feet. Plus it opens me up for big game in the future!

That's a decent drop in fps but you picked up 3ftlbs of KE. With the higher FOC and those heads, those arrows are going to blow through anything. I remember when I went to my higher FOC and heavier arrows the first couple shots that hit the bag shocked me cause they penetrated so much farther than my old arrows and hit the bag much harder. They also made my bow noticeably quieter when shooting which is another plus. As far as the pin set up that's all you really need unless you're in open country and are comfortable taking longer shots. Good luck this year it sounds like you found a winning setup.

jagermeister
08-28-2017, 07:47 AM
Had a chance to shoot these through the chrono today.

28.5"DL @ 67lbs
(Previous)Easton Flatline, 345gr. 307fps
(New)Easton Bowfire, 475gr. 267fps

I am shooting a three pin slider, so this took me from one pin out to 30, 40, and 50 to 20, 30, 40. I'm good with that though. I'm over the speed bug and ready to knock a deer off it's feet. Plus it opens me up for big game in the future!The wider pin gaps take some getting used to, and your yardage estimation has less room for error, but it's worth it IMO. Your bow will be more efficient and the deer will never hear the release of that arrow. Plus, with a good solid broadhead, deer bones don't stand a chance.

Just 1 More
08-28-2017, 08:10 AM
I'm curious as to what kind of "debacle" was had with the doe that caused the "need" for slinging logs?

Mike
08-28-2017, 01:51 PM
Average 615 gn
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Boarhead
08-28-2017, 02:18 PM
Nice Mike! That should bust right through one.

jagermeister
08-28-2017, 03:04 PM
I like it, Mikey!

Fluteman
08-28-2017, 04:45 PM
I'm curious as to what kind of "debacle" was had with the doe that caused the "need" for slinging logs?Here's the write-up from last year. Check the last post for updated pics.

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A Lesson We Can All Learn From: The Perfect Shot That Wasn't

Isaacorps
08-28-2017, 06:52 PM
Wicked Ridge (made by Easton) aluminums with 100 gr Muzzy Trocars. Has worked well the past couple years so I'm sticking with it [emoji1360]

bowhunter1023
08-29-2017, 12:48 PM
The wider pin gaps take some getting used to, and your yardage estimation has less room for error, but it's worth it IMO. Your bow will be more efficient and the deer will never hear the release of that arrow. Plus, with a good solid broadhead, deer bones don't stand a chance.

Agreed. I like what ya did Flutey! I am right there with you as I finished up my arrows last night.

Easton Axis 300s @ 28.75" and 480 grains. The switch to a 125 grain head bumped my FOC from 8% to 13+%. 30" draw at 69#s and still slinging them at 260 fps. 72#s of KE is plenty to push the Grim Reaper Whitetail Special II through a deer. I decided I wanted big holes from my broadhead, a heavy arrow for bow efficiency and the speed would simply be what it would be. Looking forward to put this combo to the test!

bowhunter1023
08-31-2017, 09:56 PM
Agreed. I like what ya did Flutey! I am right there with you as I finished up my arrows last night.

Easton Axis 300s @ 28.75" and 480 grains. The switch to a 125 grain head bumped my FOC from 8% to 13+%. 30" draw at 69#s and still slinging them at 260 fps. 72#s of KE is plenty to push the Grim Reaper Whitetail Special II through a deer. I decided I wanted big holes from my broadhead, a heavy arrow for bow efficiency and the speed would simply be what it would be. Looking forward to put this combo to the test!

I was on the fence between the 300s and the 340s, but after shooting the 300s last night, I am very pleased with the results. This is my 10th season with my XT and it might feel as good to shoot now as it ever has. Absolutely dead solid on the release with this arrow combo. I shot my 375 grain Flatlines a couple times and penetration was the same essentially the same in the GlenDel, but the bow feels so much better with the heavier arrow.

Fluteman
08-31-2017, 10:15 PM
I was on the fence between the 300s and the 340s, but after shooting the 300s last night, I am very pleased with the results. This is my 10th season with my XT and it might feel as good to shoot now as it ever has. Absolutely dead solid on the release with this arrow combo. I shot my 375 grain Flatlines a couple times and penetration was the same essentially the same in the GlenDel, but the bow feels so much better with the heavier arrow.Good deal Jesse. I didn't notice anymore penetration in the bag target with the heavier setup, but it is a fair amount quieter, and I have more confidence with this setup.

Got the rest of my arrows finished tonight and tipped with broadheads. Between four arrows with BH's, there is .5gr of total weight difference. All four spin perfectly, so I expect them to group well with my fp's. Hoping to get everything dialed in next week.

bowhunter1023
08-31-2017, 10:18 PM
Good deal Jesse. I didn't notice anymore penetration in the bag target with the heavier setup, but it is a fair amount quieter, and I have more confidence with this setup.

Got the rest of my arrows finished tonight and tipped with broadheads. Between four arrows with BH's, there is .5gr of total weight difference. All four spin perfectly, so I expect them to group well with my fp's. Hoping to get everything dialed in next week.

Nice work dude!

rsmith
09-01-2017, 06:03 AM
Good deal Jesse. I didn't notice anymore penetration in the bag target with the heavier setup, but it is a fair amount quieter, and I have more confidence with this setup.

Got the rest of my arrows finished tonight and tipped with broadheads. Between four arrows with BH's, there is .5gr of total weight difference. All four spin perfectly, so I expect them to group well with my fp's. Hoping to get everything dialed in next week.

Shouldn't have a problem at all getting those hades pro's to group good. Good luck with the new setup