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Re: Bowhunting tips and tricks
Reply #45 - Aug 8th, 2013 at 10:23am
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This is my Video on sharpening two bladed broadeads..


http://youtu.be/r2atExKXkuI
  

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Reply #46 - Aug 10th, 2013 at 7:11am
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Powdercoat your release aid a bright colour so it doesn't get lost in the Bush. This was black when I bought it. Last weekend I put it down for a second while getting a drink from my pack and could hardly find it against the dark earth. So this week it got the full on real deal yellow treatment.

  
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Reply #47 - Oct 11th, 2013 at 3:12pm
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was bow hunting Smiley while back came across real fresh sign and got a bit too keen was concentrating on the fresh prints and droppings was not paying attention to where I was putting my big feet stood on a twig - crack I did not even have time to think about that for about 5mtrs in front of me a big red exploded out of the toi  toi bushes looked straight at me Shocked snorted and thundered off up the valley and over the ridge damn near crapped myself he was a lot bigger than I am - did not even have an arrow on my bow
tracked that big guy for 3hrs then he just completely vanished
lesson learnt always have arrow ready and take time to listen and look at surroundings - slow down
  

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Reply #48 - Feb 18th, 2014 at 8:45am
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String silencers Don't know if its already here. I use a rubber bungee slice the covering off cut to size 1 makes heaps. Smiley
  
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Reply #49 - Feb 27th, 2014 at 8:32am
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Practice practice practice... when you take up bowhunting get good advice on gear from the right people and get that gear setup for you correctly and then shoot, shoot, shoot...
gain confidence by shooting out to longer ranges such as 40 and 50 metres, shoot at a small target about 3 inches in diameter, concentrate on grouping your arrows into that small spot, fine tuning your setup. This will make shooting at closer ranges a breeze and will help with form.
  
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Reply #50 - May 7th, 2014 at 11:01pm
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Practice in what you intend on hunting in. No point target shooting for months then drawing on a good animal in 3D camo and have obstruction of view, more weight on you leading arm from jackets etc. Same goes with arrows, practice with the broad heads you intend to use slight variances can be found between field tips and broad heads.
  
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Reply #51 - May 26th, 2014 at 11:10am
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Once you have shot your Rhinehart target to shit so it is split in half, and the innards are shredded and falling apart, take a large roll of wide packing tape and tape the thing up. A whole roll is just a few dollers so use the whole roll on it from all different angles.
You will then get another lease of life out of your $200.00 target
  

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Reply #52 - May 26th, 2014 at 6:25pm
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After tapping the target up spray some expanding foam in it. It's pretty cheap for a can, and it extends the life even more.
  
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Reply #53 - Jul 3rd, 2014 at 12:16am
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Damn good tips cheers all. Will put these to use as a new hunter Cheesy
  

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Reply #54 - Aug 24th, 2014 at 9:18am
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Do you guys think 2000lumens is enough for bunny bow spotlighting?

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Reply #55 - Aug 24th, 2014 at 9:19am
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yep! or do you mean 200?
  
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Reply #56 - Aug 24th, 2014 at 10:16am
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Cheers.  Was looking at this on on fleabay http://www.ebay.com/itm/321482325147?var=510370713417

And this one on rateme http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=769738070

Will think on it overnight then.  Cheers
  
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Reply #57 - Aug 25th, 2014 at 12:52am
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I'd go for one that either mounts to your bow or can strap to your wrist. Head lamps tend to give a lot of glare back off the bow making it difficult to see what your shooting at in my experience.
  
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Reply #58 - Sep 9th, 2014 at 9:03am
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That's fantastic advice, thanks
  
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Reply #59 - Sep 11th, 2014 at 9:15am
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nakibowhunter wrote on Aug 25th, 2014 at 12:52am:
I'd go for one that either mounts to your bow or can strap to your wrist. Head lamps tend to give a lot of glare back off the bow making it difficult to see what your shooting at in my experience.


I agree.
Attach one to your stabilizer.
Then it will always point where you want it and you will not get any distracting light on your bow and/or sight.
  
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