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New Bows!
Apr 8th, 2013 at 6:15am
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A great idea by Bowstalker, a thread on members new bows, a show and tell, skite session if you like but also an information source for those in the market.
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 6:27am
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I will kick it off with a bow I acquired a fortnight ago after receiving a phone call from Greg at Archery Direct asking if I would try out a bow for them. 

The bow is the new Dream Season DNA from PSE, with an ATA/IBO speed of 352-344 fps and a weight of 3.7 lbs with a length of 31 inches, it's a short, light and fast bow.

It has a 6 inch brace height and has 70% let off.

Anyway, I grabbed the bow, who wouldn't, for a trial and to put it through it's paces to see how it went.

It was paper tuned at the shop and a few minor adjustments at home had it ready to shoot and I headed off for a hunt.

After some close calls with young bucks but just not close enough to come to full draw I took a healthy young doe for the table with it.

She was at 36 metres and broadside, however as I drew she turned quartering too me.  The light was fading so I took the shot, believing the bow had more than enough power for a clean kill.

The arrow entered the centre of her left shoulder and exited her stomach just in front of her right rear leg.  The arrow then kept going and I wasn't able to find it.  She ran and collapsed within thirty metres. More than enough grunt!



The arrows I'm putting through it are 450 grains and fly real well, 300 spine, 30 inches long.



I've had it out for a few walks this last week, chased a few reds but no joy as yet, will keep trying though.

  
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Reply #2 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 6:35am
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Cheers for kicking off the thread. Will great to see whats about and who's got a new toy. I'll get my new weapon up sometime soon...
  
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #3 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 8:18am
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this is a good idea, you beat me to it.
  
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #4 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 5:48pm
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Yeah this is a good thread

Mathews Chill 70lb/29"
G5 XR2 Sight
Mathews Downforce Rest
Mathews 7-Arrow quiver
Axiom Stabiliser

Yet to make a kill....



289fps chronied with 400gr arrows
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 7:08pm
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Dam Sage. Now I'll have to keep away from the store. I'm not a gear freak but that bow is very tempting as it fits my wants perfectly.
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 9:33pm
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Hahaha best u get into store then Shanks
  
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Reply #7 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 12:16am
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And you know I have to Aye.
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 12:35am
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Grin Grin Grin
  
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #9 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 2:31am
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could save you the temptation and come out for a drive, could do with a walk?
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 3:21am
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Make a plan.
  
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #11 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 4:37am
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Luckily you will be in Hamilton of Saturday Shanks. Save having to make a special trip. Wink
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 5:21am
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Bloody hell, seems the whole forum knows where I'll be before i do.
  
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Reply #13 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 5:34am
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Here is my new bow.

Mathews Creed
28" DL
67lb

Set up with some spares for now -Tight Spot quiver, and QAD rest.

Shooting Easton Bloodlines 330 which are 430gr complete with 125gr point.

Nice little compact bow that seems to do the damage so far. Not sure of the arrow speed or anything like that, but its spitting out the arrows like darts.

I just need to add a stabilser to add a bit of weight as my sight pins swing around a bit more than my heavier bow.
  
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Reply #14 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 7:01am
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Nice rigs...good thread.
  
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