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Re: New Bows!
Reply #15 - Apr 12th, 2013 at 4:01am
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At Sagepigs sage suggestion I will sticky this thread until its no longer used or becomes out-of-date.....

keep the new bows coming!!
  
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Reply #16 - Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:42pm
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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.


You'll hate it Shanks! Wink

  
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Reply #17 - Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:45pm
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Hey Bowstalker, what made you choose the Creed over the Chill?  Solo Cam?
  
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Reply #18 - Apr 13th, 2013 at 8:00am
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Sagepig wrote on Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:42pm:
You'll hate it Shanks! Wink



Tried it today....... Hmmmmm so lite yet so nice to shoot. It would be absolutely perfect for the kind of hunting I do. I was impressed.
  
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Reply #19 - Apr 13th, 2013 at 3:42pm
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Waiting for my MR6! Wont be too long now Cheesy
  
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Reply #20 - Apr 14th, 2013 at 4:29am
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Sagepig wrote on Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:45pm:
Hey Bowstalker, what made you choose the Creed over the Chill?  Solo Cam?


I shot both and like the creed. Also I wanted to try a solo cam out and learn a bit about them. It's not a speed machine or anything like that, but just a nice bow to shoot. I'm still sitting on the fence if its a hunting bow for me.

Nice buck there. Your new toy is doing the damage. You might not want to give it back!
  
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Reply #21 - Apr 14th, 2013 at 4:51am
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Only a small buck but was neat hunt, croaking like crazy and came past at 5-6 metres, I never saw the antlers but with the amount of does he was pushing ahead of him and his croak I expected something a little bigger to be honest.

Yep nice bow alright, the conversation with Greg about giving it back is getting pretty hazy, memory fading......
  
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #22 - Apr 19th, 2013 at 11:14pm
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I only started bow hunting in September last year. Had used my mates old 70lb PSE Nova before and a Mission Craze. So got the bow hunting bug and splashed out on my first bow.

Hoyt Carbon Element
32" ATA
70lb set on about 65lb
30" DL
6  3/4 brace height
Running 404gr GT 7595 expedition hunter with 100gr Muzzys and G5 Montec @ 290fps

All up weight of 2.4kg with
QAD HD rest
Black Gold Vengance 5pin sight
5 arrow Tight Spot quiver

Nice smooth draw and quite but I have had very little bow experience to compare too.

I do like this bow it has dropped a few animals now.
  
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Reply #23 - Apr 21st, 2013 at 2:23am
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Nice bow tikka. I haven't shot one of those carbon Hoyts but would like to have a play with one.

I'm house bound today so may aswell put up my Bowtech which I've had for about 12 months and given it a good test run.

Bowtech Insanity CPXL
Adjustable draw length set at 28.5"
70lb
35" ATA




I've had this bow long enough to work out what I like about it and what I don't like.

PROS

Smooth accurate stable bow
Fully adjustable yoked cam system - top & bottom
Flexiable cable guard - reduces riser torque
Hard hitting power - High KE

CONS

ATA too long for bush hunting, great for farms/open country.
Limb edge easily damaged with hard knocks, rocks etc.
Needed to upgrade my bow press to work on it.
Harder to tune than other bows I've had.

If I has going to buy this bow again it would be the 32" model but other than that its a good accurate hunting weapon.


Dingo was one of the first kills with this bow.


Close up of the cam.


Flexguard


Here is my set up for people who like details.


  
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #24 - Apr 21st, 2013 at 7:08am
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Finally got my new toy together. 2012 Strother Wrath. 60# draw at 29". Due to some rain only shot it about a dozen times. Beats the 2006 hoyt I upgraded from. Going to take a while to get used to something with a bit more zip. Quiet as well. Will get some more pics up when the weather clears.

  

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Re: New Bows!
Reply #25 - Apr 21st, 2013 at 7:17am
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some nice looking rigs getting shown off here!!

I like that camo pattern on the Bowtech.
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #26 - May 9th, 2013 at 1:28am
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About time I got around to throwing my new bow up here. I'm running a PSE Dream Season DNA in skull works camo. Set at 60lbs with a PSE Eclipse 6 arrow quiver also in skull works. Ultra-rest HDX arrow rest, Axcel Armortech vision 5-pin sight, G5 meta titanium peep sght and a S-coil 4.5" stabilser. Tru-ball 4 finger release hanging off the d loop there.

  
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Reply #27 - May 9th, 2013 at 1:30am
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Pretty big pic, opps  Embarrassed
  
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #28 - May 9th, 2013 at 2:04am
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Sweet looking rig. Love that camouflage.
My Matthews quiver did what yours does. .. extend the arrows below the cam and they tend to get the nocks filed with dirt.  I made a simple plate up that fitted between the bracket and the hood to raise its height. Can send you a pic if you like.
  
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Re: New Bows!
Reply #29 - May 9th, 2013 at 2:13am
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I think this photo is a little deciving, the nocks are acually about 2cm inside the cam, it's just sitting in some thick moss in this pic so its sunk down a bit. Only time I've had a problem with dirt in the nocks is when i fall graciously down banks and slips  Wink
  
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