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Author Topic: New bow and looking for some advise  (Read 110 times)

Offline Sir-diealot

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New bow and looking for some advise
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:33:29 PM »
So yesterday I took in my old PSE Carrera which was a 70lb. draw weight bow and traded it in for one that will shoot between 45-55lbs. (A PSE Stinger) I have it set at 45lbs. now, to many shoulder surgeries and back and hip problems for 70lbs. anymore. It was beginning to shoot quite nicely at the shop but the bow arm shoulder started to tell me to stop so I stopped. (2 surgeries on that shoulder, I had better listen) I will try to tune it in more this week. My back is not being very nice to me today, hoping that improves as I continue shooting.

I had to shoot from the standing position at the shop but will be shooting from the sitting position when I hunt for the reasons mentioned above and more.

I had picked up the site at a yard sale and the shop owner threw in the drop away rest. I had him take off the Whisker Biscuit and the sight that came with the bow and saved quite a bit doing that as well. I am able to use all my old arrows with the new bow which is nice and saved me a ton of money as well, I was worried they would be spined to heavily for the new bow.

I also picked up some arrows and a string for my old Ben Pearson recurve bow, they are the cabon arrows designed to look like the old wooden arrows.

I was also wondering what peoples thoughts are on the guillotine styled broadheads for turkey hunting? Any brand that works better than another or any brand that has a bad reputation and I should avoid? What kind of fletching should I use with that style of head? Thanks for any help given. Oh would it be wise to use a Flu Flu styled arrow for turkey since I will be shooting at the ground? I am thinking not but though I would ask.

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« Last Edit: September 14, 2020, 12:50:54 PM by Sir-diealot »
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Re: New bow and looking for some advise
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 12:51:43 PM »
So nobody has used the the guillotine styled broad heads for turkey hunting?
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Re: New bow and looking for some advise
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 01:25:45 PM »
So nobody has used the the guillotine styled broad heads for turkey hunting?
I have no experience using them but have a good buddy that uses them almost exclusively  for turkeys and geese, let me ask him which brand it is that he likes using.

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Re: New bow and looking for some advise
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 01:39:05 PM »
So nobody has used the the guillotine styled broad heads for turkey hunting?
I have no experience using them but have a good buddy that uses them almost exclusively  for turkeys and geese, let me ask him which brand it is that he likes using.
I would appreciate that. I have one of those old fashioned deals that mounts to your bow and has a string that comes out so when it goes through the bird all you have to do is follow the string, but I have been told they are less than perfect. This is what I mean.
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« Last Edit: September 14, 2020, 01:53:54 PM by Sir-diealot »
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