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Posted: 29 September 2011 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Here is a new bow I just finished today.  Been bustin butt trying to get this thing before this weekend.  Its my first take down version.  Woods are hedge and hickory on the riser with hedge and some walnut in the limbs.

Deer hunting trad style really makes things a lot more interesting, I am real excited to hunt with a bow I made myself.  I haven’t been this excited about season opening in many years.

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Posted: 29 September 2011 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Very cool; beautiful work.  Good luck out there.

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Posted: 29 September 2011 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Matt. Please send the bow ASAP, And ill field test it for ya:)

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Posted: 29 September 2011 08:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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WhitetailFreak - 29 September 2011 07:57 PM

Matt. Please send the bow ASAP, And ill field test it for ya:)

If I thought you could test it and get it back to me by opening morning, I would do it.  Just not enough time. Sorry.  LOL

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Posted: 29 September 2011 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Matt,you’re sure making some really nice looking bows.That would be cool to hunt with a bow that you made yourself.Any chance that you wrap/fletch your own arrows too? I’m still using cedar sticks from 3RIVERS(mostly small game),but I’m looking into getting some carbon arrows someday.If you don’t mind,what kind of arrow do you shoot..any suggestions?

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Posted: 29 September 2011 08:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I do wrap/fletch my own arrows and cut/burn my feathers.  I use Carbon Express Heritage 150’s for target and 250’s for hunting.  I highly recommend them.  I tried using woodies but they broke to easy.  These CX arrows can take a major beating.

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Posted: 29 September 2011 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks! Yeah,it can also be a pain trying to get consistent arrow flights.Sounds like you really put in some work with your arrows too.I’m more of a novice when it comes to bow hunting,but sure enjoy roaming the woods with bow n string.

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Posted: 29 September 2011 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Matt, Start workin on MINE, and ill have the check in the mail:)

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Posted: 29 September 2011 08:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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WhitetailFreak - 29 September 2011 08:34 PM

Matt, Start workin on MINE, and ill have the check in the mail:)

Will have it done within 2 years, maybe.  Just be patient.

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Posted: 29 September 2011 08:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Make sure u sign it and ill show HAWG N SONS what a real deer looks like:)then ill take u on a hunt.

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Posted: 30 September 2011 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Matt, tell me more about your bows.  What kind of penetration do you get?  What’s your effective range with your bows?

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Posted: 30 September 2011 09:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Clean pass thru on a buffalo at 100 yards no problem.  haha, ok back to reality.  It all depends more on the arrows then it does the bow.  The broadheads are a big factor as well.  These bows can be set up to shoot light arrows and heavy arrows.  For hunting deer, its best to use heavy arrows.  You want to shoot an arrow that is 10 grains per inch or more.  That with a sharp cut on contact broadhead will give you great penetration and easy double puncture on a deer at 20 yards.  Even a light weight 45# bow will do it with the right arrows and heads.

last year I was shooting a martin recurve and was trying out some 2 blade rage.  The deer I shot with it hardly hard any penetration.  With any bow that is light weight or heavy weight, its all about shot placement. 

Stop by and shoot one anytime John

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Posted: 30 September 2011 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Me?  Shoot a bow without sights?  You’d better have a huge target and backstop.

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Posted: 30 September 2011 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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HAHA, sound like my dad.  I gave him a bow this summer and the first thing he asked is how would he put sights on it and if he could use a release.  Now he is shootin 8’s all day long with his eyes closed at 20 yards. 

Oh, and shooting any long bow/recurve for a little bit of time will make you A LOT better with a compound.

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Posted: 30 September 2011 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I actually just switched over to a release a couple years ago.  Bows have such short axel-to-axel lengths these days, it’s tough to shoot accurately with fingers.  Someone was kind enough to take me flying carp shooting on the river last year so I started practicing shooting by bow in the yard without sights and I actually surprised myself how well I did.  Nothing to brag about, but not too bad for a rookie.

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Posted: 30 September 2011 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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After shooting carp flying thru the air, just imagine how easy it would be shooting a big deer standing still.  haha.

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