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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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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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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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And you know I have to Aye.
  
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Grin Grin Grin
  
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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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Make a plan.
  
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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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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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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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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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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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Waiting for my MR6! Wont be too long now Cheesy
  
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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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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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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.


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Here is my set up for people who like details.


  
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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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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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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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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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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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Reply #30 - May 23rd, 2013 at 7:15pm
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So I have had this bow for 18 months now but have finally upgraded all the bells and whistles to  point where I probably will not spend any more money on it.



Mathews z7
60 pounds with a 25.5 inch draw (its not a speed freak)

Mathews 2 piece 7 arrow quiver
Spot Hogg, Hogg it sight with 7 pins
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Fuse Carbon Blade 11.5 inch stabiliser

I am shooting Carbon Express Piledriver Hunter arrows tipped with either 3 Blade Muzzys or 2 Blade Outback Supreme single Bevels in 125gr.


  
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This is my wife's new bow its her first . Its a pse stiletto . Its a really choice little bow apart from her choice of accessories Roll Eyes Just need to install a peep,d loop a rest and she will be up and running  8-
  
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Looks good, shit you'll be in trouble if she gets a deer before you!
  
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Just seen this comment . We need a weekend on the fallow to insure that does not happen  Wink
  
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less than 2 weeks to wait , or should i say 2 weeks 10 hrs 42mins 36 sec  Cheesy cant wait
  

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My Toelke take-down Whip 62" 50lb is now airborne from the us, oh hang on, it is actually in customs here in Norway already!  Cheesy

Hopefully able to try it in the weekend! Cool

Will post a few pic´s as soon as I get it!

Edit: Went to the customs to retrieve the bow this afternoon.
50lb is quite heavy. Either I need to exercise more, or I have a much longer drawlength than anticipated.

Anyway - it's a beaut!!



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Pictures of my new Whip. First bow ever! Smiley

Anyone who can guess what is my parcel in the custom house, or from which animal the rug is from? Wink

http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/fodnesdy/story/83829

Tomorrow I'm heading to the 3D field to try it out. A couple of archers will get me started.

Hopefully I'll manage it. Smiley
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I'm guessing the round one is the parcel, and a chamois from the west coast is the skin.
  
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Reply #38 - Jul 31st, 2013 at 9:46pm
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Congrats with a sweet looking bow Elgjeger

I think the name of the bow is misspelled.
I guess it should be Wimp Wink

I am sure you will have lots of fun with it Smiley

Love your bow Bow Stalker.
The Bowtech CPXL is the bow I really want if I shall buy a new bow.

I guess I need to save up some money Tongue
  
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Reply #39 - Aug 1st, 2013 at 5:13am
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Watch it - you might get Whipped at the range!  Cheesy
Or probably not as you're still using support wheels! Grin

You're on to it Shanks.
Have you received your round parcel yet?
The chammy proves to be a nice rug in winter. It does loose a few hairs though, much like me these days:-/

Going to the range this afternoon - really looking forward to it!Smiley

  
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Elgjeger wrote on Jul 31st, 2013 at 8:41pm:
Pictures of my new Whip. First bow ever! Smiley

Anyone who can guess what is my parcel in the custom house, or from which animal the rug is from? Wink

http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/fodnesdy/story/83829

Tomorrow I'm heading to the 3D field to try it out. A couple of archers will get me started.

Hopefully I'll manage it. Smiley



I'm drooling!
  
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Elgjeger wrote on Jul 31st, 2013 at 8:41pm:
Pictures of my new Whip. First bow ever! Smiley

Anyone who can guess what is my parcel in the custom house, or from which animal the rug is from? Wink

http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/fodnesdy/story/83829

Tomorrow I'm heading to the 3D field to try it out. A couple of archers will get me started.

Hopefully I'll manage it. Smiley


Wow- that bow is a beauty!- good on you, My bows look like rubbish compared to the whip- are you settling in to the 50lbs yet, I made a bow now 76lbs at 26" and when I go back to my 60lb it seems so easy now when I used to struggle slightly with the 60 at full draw, thanks for posting the whip!!
  

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Reply #42 - Aug 1st, 2013 at 9:00pm
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Very very nice, congrats on a great bow.  Any news on yours shanks?
  
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Yeah its on its way. I just chose a slower route for it to get here to save me some dollars.

  
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Thanks!

Being a take-down it goes in an appreciable cheaper parcel. That, along with the fact that I have to go by airplane abroad to hunt with it was the reason for going t-d.

Tried the bow this evening, a few arrows on a target, then off together with three others in a 3D track.

A long shot I know, but fun nonetheless! Missed a lot, but not by a huge margin, and bagged a chamois at 25m shooting distance Smiley

It was quite pleasant to shoot, and no shock whatsoever. Just smooth!

Wrecked one field point on a rock, and ended up with two fieldpoints with inserts stuck in trees. Didn´t want to come out, even with a Leatherman and plenty force... Wil ldo some more shooting before I try the 3D track again..

I belive that if I do practice my form and shooting intensive during the winter, I might reach a level where I can go hunting within a year. We´ll see when spring arrives how well I shoot it.
  
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That is a nice looking bow, I like the idea of a takedown just to take away on extended hunting trips for a backup if the compound craps itself!
  
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Bow Stalker wrote on Aug 2nd, 2013 at 4:38am:
That is a nice looking bow, I like the idea of a takedown just to take away on extended hunting trips for a backup if the compound craps itself!


Ever had that happen?
  
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Unfortunately yes i dropped my bow over a waterfall earlier this year, bow was ok but the string bounced off the cam. I was with Rangitikei Archer and had driven 5 hours to get down to his hunting spot. No hunting was done and drove home the next day with my tail between my legs.

Just was thinking peace of mind I guess. We're heading to Stewart Island next year, and it would be nice to have a backup on the trip.

One of my mates cut his string on a flyin hunting trip once so it does happen.

  
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Reply #48 - Aug 5th, 2013 at 11:13am
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It's good to see another traditional bow on here.  I just recently acquired my first traditional and first ever bow.  I've shot some compounds before, but have always stuck with my rifles.  Then the lure of simplicity overcame me.







The bow is a Falco Storm 40# @ 28".  It's a custom option with a walnut riser, wenge accent and palisander laminate on the limbs.  I'm very impressed with the quality of the workmanship and I don't think you'll find anything better for the price.

Now I just need to learn how to shoot it properly and find someone kind enough to allow me to help them with their goat or other pest animal problem.   Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #49 - Aug 5th, 2013 at 12:15pm
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Congrats! Very nice bow too, in a wise poundage!

Good to see more beginners going trad.

Like you said, simplicity is important for me as well.
Also Shanks thread concerning hunting and hunting ethics made me think a step further, and I found the thought of going trad right away more appealing than getting a compound to make me able to shoot at rifle ranges with a bow. (Might as well stick to the rifle then?)
  
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riaan87 wrote on Aug 5th, 2013 at 11:13am:
It's good to see another traditional bow on here.  I just recently acquired my first traditional and first ever bow.  I've shot some compounds before, but have always stuck with my rifles.  Then the lure of simplicity overcame me.







The bow is a Falco Storm 40# @ 28".  It's a custom option with a walnut riser, wenge accent and palisander laminate on the limbs.  I'm very impressed with the quality of the workmanship and I don't think you'll find anything better for the price.

Now I just need to learn how to shoot it properly and find someone kind enough to allow me to help them with their goat or other pest animal problem.   Roll Eyes


Nice bow!, - let me know when you are bow ready  to hunt, A few of us based in cambridge have started a Traditional bow hunting gathering, few of us make bows and others just hunt, we are very much in to the simplicity way of hunting, I have a work shop on a fejoa orchid where we fire an arrow or two, if you are ever keen let me know. Smiley
  

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This is My Matthews Chill
Set up for Water Buffalo Hunting and shooting Easton FMJ Dangerous Game Shafts and VPA Broadheads. ( 750gr ) all up



This is my Brand new Bowtech Invasion, ( discontinued ) Just unwrapped and taken out of the box
26" and 70-80lb. This is going to be my deer bow

  

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What poundage is your Chill?
  
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Nice one (s)

What poundage is your Chill?


70LB, really smooth and easy to draw, almost like a single cam bow..
  

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PSE DNA
Black skullworks 65lb 28" draw
Tightspot quiver in camo
4" axion stabiliser in camo
G5 rock 4 pin sight in camo
gold tip expedition hunter 340 arrows
NAP spitfire edge 125grn
slick trick 125 grn

Picked it up at 8:30 am this morn , 20 shots into paper then out on the hill.
Rinsed 6 goats at various ranges up to 35m. Spitfire/DNA combo is f ing wicked!

Think im in love  Cool
  

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Looks Evil! Smiley
  
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Stoked to see you got it so promptly! Looks good, tightspot only got there minutes before the courier!
  
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Greg wrote on Aug 17th, 2013 at 8:50am:
Stoked to see you got it so promptly! Looks good, tightspot only got there minutes before the courier!

I am wrapped , its a hot rod!
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My new baby, Fred Eicher Hoyt Buffalo 55lb

Feel quite comfortable with it now. I've had it for several weeks and shooting some reasonable groups. Really shows up form when you get lazy though so I'm working hard on that at the moment to be more consistent and to know when to stop my practice before it goes pear shaped.
  
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After spending last night fletching all my arrows I thought it was finally time to put my bow up here. 

Its a PSE Stinger 2012.  I bought it as a RTS package from Archery direct and have since only upgraded my arrows. 

60-70#, with a 27".  Its my very first bow so I cant say too much with regards to how it shoots compared to others. 

  
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I got my dad to send me my bows. He built all of them.


As they hang on my wall.

First one he built me when I was 13. 41 pounds @ 28" 60" long. Osage orange wood with rattle snake skin and deer antler on the tips. 5th bow he ever built.



Next one he gave me is a prototype bow he made with carbon limbs and osage orange wood. 55 pounds @28" 64" long.


He sent me the bows this year just after my birthday and when I opened the tube with the bows found that he sent me this bow with lacewood limbs and diamond wood riser. 46 pounds @ 28" 64" long.
  
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thought it was about time i got a pic of my gear on here. Cool
29" draw at 60lbs




  

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what do ya reakon evldna???  Cool




  

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check it out fulldraw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGDOTot2VU8
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dammmm...good shit!
be good if i was into the whole chopper thing! to easy tho haha.
have you tried those swackers shown in my last pic? the newer ones are even better as they come with another set screw so you can lock em shut when doing practice shots...

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Just got my new 40lb PSE Wave from Simon B at advanced archery. Great little bow and awesome to shoot. I like the half pull shoot, it makes it awesome for snap shooting. I'm not sure if it is truly 40lbs though, it has heaps of grunt which is a bonus because I was worried about down sizing on the weight of my bow. All in all, mean little bow. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good fishing bow
  
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awesome Pat F put up a pic.
what does "half pull shoot" mean?
  
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It shoots more like a recurve, so you only need to draw it back half way for snap shooting at fish.
  
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Hi guys, interesting thread !. I'm not a bow hunter but have had a play around with an Excalibur crossbow for 6 years or so, was gonna get a compound bow prior to the xbow but had rotator cuff issues hence the xbox was purchased.
I'm sort of thinking again for a compound maybe.
Believe it or not mainly for rabbits and wallabys, rabbits good challenging small targets.
What sort of dosh are you looking at for a set up ready to hunt with ? just something to get going with. Thanks Smiley
  
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If I don't do a compound mite do an upgrade of my Vixen xbow with one of these..

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FULLDRAW wrote on Oct 12th, 2013 at 11:45pm:
what do ya reakon evldna???  Cool


Good one man, How do you find the extendable bipod/foregrip? I have had my eye on one of those for a while now. Is it one of the replica ones off Trade Me?

Some awesome bows on here, fellas. I quite like that rattle snake deer antler combo, Radam.

I finally took the plunge and hit the buy now before anyone else could grab this bow off TM yesterday...
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=657102523
It was only listed on thursday, and at that price, I thought I had better grab it. Hopefully I will be accurate enough to take a shot at a goat with it, by around christmas time.
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Nice work EVLDNA, hoyt make some nice recurves. Post up some photos when you get it  Cool
  
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damn nice bow you got there mate,good stuff! try not to get too much dust on that xbow of yours tho ay lol.
yes the foregrip is a replica,it does the trick for now i guess!
look forward to your first bow kill! let us know how ya get on ay
  

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I got me a new bow  Grin



It's a Martin Jaguar - 50# @ 28". Peter at Archery Direct set it up for me with a flemish twist, string silencers and some arrows to match - Gold Tip Expedition Hunters in 500 Spine with right helical feather fletchings and a set of Tusker Javelin 145gr broadheads (although I weighed them and they are more like 160gr Huh ). I got a Whisker Biscuit off eBay to top it off.

Loving the bow so far - smooth draw, quiet shooting and very quick. Epic value for money too. I've taken it out twice so far after goats but my dog Roxy spooked the only ones I was able to get close enough to...   Angry

Very much looking forward to blooding it!
  
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My New bow arrived by courier today, was a very long milking this afternoon waiting to open up the package. so here she is my new elite energy 35, 60# 28.5 inch draw length in real tree max-1 camo. Got it chrono'd before they sent it with my arrows. Golt tip 7595 with 100grn point total arrow weight 385 grn actual speed 273 fps. Not the fasted bow in the world by far but plenty enough punch for everything I'm after.


set it up with g5 titanium meta peep, cobra booslang 3 pin sight ( was running out of money by the time it came to a sight may have to up grade later) and a whisker rest. got the tru ball beast two release aid and a half dozen arrows to fit it too.
went out after dinner to see how far out the sight was and what kind of grouping I could get with my first time using sights. That photo is about the fifth round.

That was from twenty meters on the top pin. Height seems to be pretty good just need to adjust the horizontal I think. Now I need to get some imperial allen keys because I only have metric.
Completely stoked with the bow and the great service from archery direct. If anyone is looking into getting one of these bows and is in the Naki drop me a message if you want to try it out, it just fantastic. mind you its also my first compound bow so I cant really compare too much Grin
  
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Nice one naki. sweet looking bow   Cool
  
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Looks awesome, and it shoots well too. Can't wait to see the obligatory photos of it lying next to some game animals...

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I think its 4.3lb bare but I have no idea how much sights and rest weigh.
  
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So I think I've got this sussed........my new bow !

2014 Mission Blaze in mid 60 lbs, ripcord rest, Copper John single pin sight, Tightspot quiver, Easton Axis 340 spine arrrows with 100 grain Helix




SO....took the new girl for a couple of walks in the New Year....1st victim was a solid billy who copped it from 35 metres and didn't know the arrow had gone thru until he fell over !



...then this poor lady a few days later who couldn't keep her mouth shut whilst we were after her stinky studmuffin !!



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New bows here. 45lb falco long bow. Im more excited than I have been in years and got married few months ago. Realy struggling to get photos up. Shes beautiful! Any one in Blenheim shooting and hunting with a long bow and willing to help a begging archer out with some tips and tricks would be much appreciated.  Cheesy Cheesy:D
  

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eres my new pearson stealth
  
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Finally picked up my Faktor 34 last night!! YAY!!!!!!! It's my first bow so I have nothing to compare it to, but man is it sweet Grin Grin

Just practicing at fairly close range and cant wait for the weekend so I can head somewhere to sight it in at distance and really start to have some fun!!!!!

It's  50-60 pounds, currently set at just over 50 till I get the swing of things and a 28inch draw.

A big cheers to Paddy at Archery & Bowhunting in ChCh for great service and a awesome setup. It really helps having someone to deal with who really knows their stuff when your new and know so little!


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Been back from auisse 10 months now and I finally set the Bow back up, it's a P.S.E Freak,sights are Axcel five pin a Fuse carbon blade 12" stabiliser and a Spot hog arrow launcher.
  
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My new whip arrived a couple of days ago, a little bit of cuddling then got to work getting it setup.



I took a trip to Archery Direct on Monday and spent a couple of hours with Greg getting some shafts tuned for it.  It was quite amazing the difference even half an inch can make in arrow length when getting a trad bow set up.  Thanks to Greg and his patience though we got it sorted and I'm keen to get some practice in before making a kill with it.

The shafts I ended up with were GoldTip Traditionals, 31.5 inches, 50 grain inserts and 175 grain heads, 603 grains all up.  I spent some time fletching them at home and am pretty well chuffed. 

  
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Nice!
If you don't mind, how much did it all cost? were their any issues with bringing it in? where did you order it from?


  
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Hi Jimmy, I got it custom made by Dan Toelke at http://montanabows.blogspot.co.nz/ ; He does a fantastic job and only takes five weeks from order to completion!

It has cost a bit more than expected, nearly $1600, it was $975 US to build, then adding postage etc, the conversion of currencies and then customs here sent me a bill for $241 for GST.  It was worth it though!  It's a piece of art.
  
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Reply #104 - Mar 5th, 2014 at 2:36am
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Awesome Sagepig,
I googled those whips when you first mentioned you were getting one.
The take downs like yours look absolutely seamless, what poundage did you end up with?.

I tried to order some GT traditional 7595 bare shafts (actually any bare shafts)form Archery Direct yesterday and was told I had to buy the pre-fletched arrows and strip them Cry
  
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Reply #105 - Mar 5th, 2014 at 7:03am
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wow sagepig that bow looks awesome!
  
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Beautiful bow Sagepig- I had the pleasure of seeing Craigs that was left at Archery Direct, Can you let me know the poundage , length, etc, After seeing Craigs I am planing on making one the same but with a Nz Native lam here and there, just waitng on Fibreglass to turn up from US. Your arrows look awesome also, a really fine set up mate.
  

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The bow is 57# at 28" and 64" long, a real pleasure to shoot.



And appears to work just fine!

  
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Man what a work of art sagepig! Where do you get the clip on quivers for long bows from? Great to see theres a few other nutters shooting stick bows and its not just me.
  

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I got the quiver over from 3Rivers in the States ages ago for my other longbow, which may well become redundant now
  
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When you get time Sage I would love to see some more full length pics of your new bow.......got me thinking of a longbow now! Grin
  
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Not quite full length but pretty close.  Will try get some more in the next few days
  
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Nice......very nice Cool

Is that a selway quiver?
  
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Yeah, the Selway,

http://www.3riversarchery.com/Selway+Detachable+Longbow+5-Arrow+Rawhide+Bow+Quiv...

Pretty good but the holes are too big for the limbs so I have had to use packers.
  
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I have the more basic looking selway on my other recurve and it fits really well.....I guess the longbow limbs are a bit narrower though aye.

nice set up Sage....bit jealous really Embarrassed Smiley
  
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Reply #118 - Mar 15th, 2014 at 10:55am
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Was very inspired when I had to opportunity to see Shanksponys toelk whip at archery direct and thought might have a go at making one, then I saw Sagepigs and had to have a crack as the bank manager did not allow for a third toek in the country as it would have messed up the economy  Smiley so heres a "no where near"!! the beauty of there whips but my Nz made "inspired by" just like a cheap rip off perfume version bow I made for this roar trip.  Timbers- Ash, Bambooza, Walnut, and Puriri riser, horn tips  Got me ol mate to give it a stretch- 58lbs at my 26" short draw but tillered to 28" (64lbs), I didint put a thumb rest on as I thought that would be a bit naughty as its a Toelk signature
  

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Ol mate having a go at new bow sagepig and Shanks insired bow 58lbs @ 26"- 64 Inch long
  

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I think your underselling yourself there!
Looks like a work of art!
  
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Lookin good!
  
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New bow ordered, Elite energy 32, 60 lbs, can't wait to try it out.  Photo up when I get my hands on it.  Has anyone got one/shot one? keen to hear from anyone that has.
  
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Nice one man, keen to see that rig. Hear nothing but good things about those bows...
  
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Over the last 12 months or so I have had the pleasure to shoot three different Elite bows and they are simply awesome.  They feel and handle so smooth and the back wall on them is amazing.  Personally I like to come to full draw and then relax a little prior to taking my shot.  With some bows this has been a little difficult due to the lack of valley at full draw and every now and then the cams start rolling and I am forced to grab hold and get it back to full draw again.  I have to say this is extremely unlikely to happen with an Elite.  They have to be shot to be believed.

Anyway, a couple of days ago I was in Archery Direct having a play on their indoor range with the DNA and generally gossiping and catching up with the guys there.

Things happened, I got to shoot another Elite, this time the Energy 35, and basically ended up leaving with it.

No blood on the ground with it yet but hopefully it won't be far away!









  
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Reply #127 - Jun 20th, 2014 at 5:45am
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Thats a nice looking lawn Sagepig and an even nicer looking bow!

I know what you mean about a solid wall, I was in AA this week (I haven't been shooting for a while as I am trying to get over this damned tennis elbow in my bow arm) but couldn't resist trying the new G5 Prime which is unique with its dual cams on each limb, and has a reputation for a solid wall.

It's unbelievably solid. Just stops. like there's no limb flex or anything once there. I have never felt a bow quite like it.

I only shot two arrows due to not wanting to stress my arm but if I had to get a new bow tomorrow that'd be my choice just due to that single feature.
  
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Reply #128 - Jun 20th, 2014 at 6:34am
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Sweet looking bow SP  Smiley Good luck blooding it. I assume you are single or have a very understanding partner with that sort of impulse buying Grin  I'd be in the dog box for sure Sad

Hey Swoden, look after that elbow! ....you saw my arm in a sling and cast....I should have taken a photo of the ridiculous brace I had to wear for the next 2 months.

I agree on the G5 prime. It almost felt unnatural in the smooth draw to the wall....sort of sneaks up on you which was cool. Cons were that it was a little heavy and a bit more expensive than the other extremely awesome bows in the same shop!
  
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Reply #129 - Jun 20th, 2014 at 6:39am
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yeah...arm all good now huh?

There seems to be a swing back to the not-so-crazy-short compounds accepting slightly higher weight but better stability and shootability as the benefit

In the interim when I start shooting again I'll grab the Carbon Element and wind her back to 50lb and ease myself back in. Will be a few months from now tho  Cry
  
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80%....good enough to have an occasional short practice and walk around with bow for the chance of a shot Smiley
  
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Reply #131 - Jun 21st, 2014 at 12:05am
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sweet bow mate, let us know what groups your shooting with a bit of practice compared to the dna. Cool
  

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Good evening guys, I'm new to this forum. Thought I'll share my experience of the 2014 PSE Full Throttle, I have it in the 60lb 27inch (this bow is draw length specific) version. Other bits on it, spot-hogg hogg-it sight, pse phantom rest, pse vibracheck isolator G3 and custom strings.

Speed: Its shooting 348grain arrow at 301-308 fps (average 303). IBO 70lb/30in 350gr is 370 fps.

Draw: Its surprisingly smooth draw for a speed bow. Aggressive cam profile, basically almost constant 60lb from brace to full draw, except for a 1in hump right at the end before the wall. Upgrading from a PSE Drive LT 60#, I had to decrease the draw weight for this new Full Throttle to 55# before I could draw comfortably.

Valley: There's no valley for this bow, if you creep half an inch, she will pull you back to brace height.

Vibration: Surprisingly dead in the hand after the shot, minimal vibration.

Accuracy: The 5 1/4in brace height would amplify shooting mistakes, but she is a beauty to shoot. Some people prefer the more "forgiving" setup with 7in brace and big valleys, they definitely are easier to shoot but if you are after an aggressive arrow flinging machine, Full Throttle is for you. My shooting is far from perfect and is in no way a reflection on the bow. My groups are 1in at 20m, 4in at 40m and 7in at 60m.

I'll post up some pictures soon as I get 5 posts on the forums, cheers!
  
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All ready for the trip to NZ!!
  
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Latest - 70lbs @ 28", R/D 66" long, Walnut, bamboo, matai, Tanekaha- apologies for blury pic was shaking trying to hold with one hand!







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Reply #136 - Jul 9th, 2014 at 8:26am
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There's something about all that polished wood... I think I'm going to have to get myself one one day.
  

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Latest - 70lbs @ 28", R/D 66" long, Walnut, bamboo, matai, Tanekaha- apologies for blury pic was shaking trying to hold with one hand!







Hopefully post next pic with an animal in the next week


nice work,,all those wheels dont do anything for me
  

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Couple more pics


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Here is some more bow porn ya. Hoyt Faktor Turbo 28.5" DL set at 68lb. All setup for hunting it only weights 2.65kg.

I've had this bow for a few weeks now and all the bits and pieces have finally turned up. Nothing new really apart from an IQ sight which is awesome - feels a bit like cheating really!





Also picked an aftermarket draw stop which turns a slightly spongy backwall  into a solid hard wall. Made a great improvement if you like a solid backwall. Really excited how well it shoots!

  
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nice looking rig there all right. but I can't help to say it's round the wrong way!!
  

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nice looking rig there all right. but I can't help to say it's round the wrong way!!


Yeah I know slightly handicapped being a lefty  Grin
  
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Awesome setup Bowstalker. I came pretty close to buying one of those a few months back. Looks so much nicer than the carbon spyder.
  
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Nice bow Hardie, very nice.  Any blood on it yet?
  
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Thanks guys, its flinging arrows out like darts and silky smooth. No hunting for it yet Sagepig and proberly won't happen for a few more weeks either   Sad
  
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Are you taking it on Elk?
  
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New toy : 2014 carbon spyder turbo
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Real smooth on the draw and very quiet.There is a little noise from vibration around the limb shock area but reviews say this will disappear once its fired a few.
Dam this thing is dead in the hand!3 shot  2" group @ 60 this arvo, thats a first for me
  

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Swah....eeeet!

Got to be happy with that! Look forward to your first blood report. Smiley
  
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Sweet rig mate. Pure bow porn!
  
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cheers, Bowstalker did you get the noise from the shox on ya factor? and where did you get the stops for the cams from?
  

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sleek1 wrote on Sep 15th, 2014 at 7:26am:
cheers, Bowstalker did you get the noise from the shox on ya factor? and where did you get the stops for the cams from?


Hey Sleek1, I did find the string stop made a noise but it just needed a nip up. I tried to dig out the email from my draw stop order but must of deleted it. Email BomarArchery1@sbcglobal.net, they don't have a web site or anything, I just talked directly to them. I think it was a bit over $20 for the draw stop landed from the States. I found it made a big difference in feel for me.
  
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Right heres hoping I got this sorted. New bow time!!!! It's a 59lb r/d long bow made by a mates father in the states (Radam on here). 3 laminations of bamboo in the core 2 parallel and one tapered .002 per running inch.The outer lams that show are .025" veneers of fiddleback Australian walnut, capped with clear fiberglass.  As for the riser, the center section is osage orange.  The black outer sections are phenolic micarta, a very hard manmade material.  The fine lines between the two are .030 fiberglass in white & black.  The overlay on the back of the riser is fiddleback maple dyed dark gray.  The limb-tip overlays are black & white micarta, 

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brought this 40lb gem from nakibowhunter a couple of weeks ago and am having a blast.Gotta give it to you trad guys with no sights,its a challenge for sure!

Cheers again naki!
  

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Sure is sleek. I'm bare Shaft tuning my new one today and think I've got it sused. Gt 5575 27.5" long to bop, 100 grn brass insert and 300 grn field point giving me a 650 grn arrow. Next step chroni time. This is a 7 arrow group at 15m 3 fletched and 4 bare shafts. Just got to set my mind for new bow but performance is out standing.  http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/willyroundhill/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140921...
  

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brought this 40lb gem from nakibowhunter a couple of weeks ago and am having a blast.Gotta give it to you trad guys with no sights,its a challenge for sure!

Cheers again naki!


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Paste the IMG file not the link, and this'll happen

  
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Nice bows lads, can't wait to see some action with them!
  
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Nice bows,, where if the reflex deflex from? love to know how she shoots too..cheers
  

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She's made in Arkansas in the states by a joker Dave Allbright. Radam on here is Dave's son. Dave made it for him self a few years ago but it is now a bit much for him at 59lb that's understandable. He made it to shoot bears with and took a nice black bear with it.
She's a sweetheart mate and I'm getting half the size groups as I was before with my 50lb Falco.  Nothing against my Falco but this is just such a bow! I'll be chroni testing next week. If your ever in blenheim I'd be more than happy for you to put a few arrows through her.
  

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So, my dad sent a couple bows over from AR for Willy and our mate John. He also sent the last hybrid made out of his previous form for me to sell. Me being the good son I am, I went ahead and paid the man for all the bows. Now, I've made the mistake of shooting more than two arrows out of the hybrid. Also, Willy brought the chroni over yesterday and we found out that the hybrid (50lb) is shooting 180fps with arrows that haven't been properly tuned. Anyway, here's some pics.





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I cut my hair.
  
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Nice bow and awesome table!!
I bet a few hunts get planned around that!
What is that hybrid worth?
  
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Thanks. I guess about $900nzd if I decide to sell. I may decide to just sell my 55lb longbow though. Not sure as of now.
  
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Oh yeah, thanks for the compliment on the table as well. It's the island in my kitchen and many road trips, hikes, hunts ect. get planned on it. I just put the map on the table and had a piece of plexi glass (forget what you call it) cut to put on top. We only rent this place so I didn't want to make it permanent.
  
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My new bow. Elite 32.  Haven't been on a hunt yet, but we have big plans  Smiley