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Old 09-19-2022, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Which tradbow are you taking to Prom?

That's right, who's the main squeeze? With the opener a couple weeks away, y'all oughta know by now. Tell us the details of your go to recurve or longbow for this season!

I'll be rolling with the TallTines Stickflinger, as many of y'all know. 66", 50@32", rattle can camo, shooting full length Easton Carbon Legacy 500's, with 200 grain Iron Will Wide's or 1 1/4" VPA 3 blades, depending on my mood.
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Old 09-19-2022, 04:43 PM   #2
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Mines easy (way I like my prom dates, lol).
Only have one. SWA Spyder XL.

It'll play back up to my Obsession Phoenix though!
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:13 PM   #3
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Taking my bear 50th anniversary Kodiak takedown for opener. 56Ē #50, it just suits the couple stands Iíve got perfect. Worked great last year and Iím sure it will again this year. Iíll change it up after I get some blood on it.


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Old 09-19-2022, 06:29 PM   #4
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The same as every season.
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:29 PM   #5
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Not sure what happened but earlier this year I lost my feel/confidence shooting my Bob Lee recurve. On the other hand, even after a lengthy lay-off I get dialed in pretty quick with my ol’ reliable 50# Sarrels Blueridge SR so that’s what I’ll be toting to the blind
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:32 PM   #6
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:54 PM   #7
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Billyjack! You're shooting woodies out of that Bear?
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:59 PM   #8
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Billyjack! You're shooting woodies out of that Bear?
Sometimes. Usually GT 500s. Those were my heavy woods that shoot awesome.
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Old 09-19-2022, 07:06 PM   #9
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Itíll be my new riser old limbs Primal Tech longbow for the opener.





Sheís 42@29, so right at 40# for me. Arrows are .500 FMJs with a 150gr German Kinetic broadhead on the business end. That pig in the first pic was within a week of when I first got her back.

Next up will be my selfbow with wood arrows and 125gr Ace broadheads.

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Old 09-19-2022, 08:07 PM   #10
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Further detail - Trad Only 400s with a brass insert and 150gr single bevel Grizzly Samurai broadheads
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:48 PM   #11
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I am rolling with the Bob Lee hardcore 48@28 Black eagle instinct arrows, with the Palmer extreme cut broadheads. I cant go the first weekend, going to go for about 6 days starting on Oct 8th. With all the recent rain in the Hill Country, all of my good bucks have went MIA only does, and Turkey hitting my feeder consistently. The first one that gives me a good shot is getting lobbed at. I have some outstanding gobblers coming into my feeders, I am shooting at that also, if I get a shot. I want one flying on my wall so Mama can complain in takes up to much space.
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:49 PM   #12
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Is that a g10 flare Bisch?
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:56 PM   #13
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have a basic bear grizzly 45#,,, wife got for my Christmas last year,,,,
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:23 PM   #14
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This sexy girl will be my partner for this season, and hopefully for seasons to come. I call her Miss Werewolf.

21" JC-Optimus ILF riser / Backwoods Composites Super Hook Medium Limbs.

Bow is 64" OAL, and 65# at my 29.5" draw.

The arrows are Widowmaker Smash .300's.
29.75" to BOP / 44 gr outsert / 175 gr broadheads / 7" Bohning wraps / 2.5" Marco soft vanes / McKinney Pin nocks for a total weight of 606 gr.

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Old 09-19-2022, 10:33 PM   #15
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I'll cycle the two PTs. I like killing with them both. Here in Missouri I'm working with the 50@27 three piece and wood arrows. We'll see which one is hot come opening weekend there. Don't know for sure which one but know for sure it will be a Primal Tech.

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Old 09-19-2022, 10:48 PM   #16
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New Sarrels bow I picked up this past Summer.
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:15 PM   #17
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Taking the Super Kodiak 55#@28”. So for me it’s around 47-48#.

Very comfortable to shoot and I’ve got things dialed in fairly well

Black eagle instinct 500’s with a 100 grain collar and 150 grain wasp sharpshooters.

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Old 09-19-2022, 11:20 PM   #18
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:57 PM   #19
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Is that a g10 flare Bisch?

Black diamondwood.

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Old 09-20-2022, 09:15 AM   #20
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Lots of cool rigs on here!
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Old 09-20-2022, 12:46 PM   #21
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Not sure it much matters. Have cell cam at my feeder that has taken over 1000+ pics since July 4th. Grand total of 5 deer and 1 hog in those pics. None in the last 4 weeks. Looked promising, but afraid it's the worst spot I've ever hunted.

Now there are a few Boone and Crockett coons that might need whacking!
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Old 09-20-2022, 04:38 PM   #22
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Not sure it much matters. Have cell cam at my feeder that has taken over 1000+ pics since July 4th. Grand total of 5 deer and 1 hog in those pics. None in the last 4 weeks. Looked promising, but afraid it's the worst spot I've ever hunted.

Now there are a few Boone and Crockett coons that might need whacking!
where are you hunting?
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Old 09-20-2022, 07:25 PM   #24
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Old 09-20-2022, 08:14 PM   #25
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Iíll be shooting a primal tech 2 piece longbow, 49#@28Ē. Shooting a day six arrow, 100gr insert/collar and 250gr day six or Valkyrie head, with trad vanes. Arrow weighs 670gr.



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Old 09-20-2022, 09:19 PM   #26
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hey Ttechhunter, that’s a beauty Primal Tech,.. but your group needs some work.
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:42 PM   #27
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hey Ttechhunter, thatís a beauty Primal Tech,.. but your group needs some work.



And I wanna know where you got that target from???

Edit: Nevermind on the target. I just looked it up online. Itís over $1K; I donít need any target that bad!!!!!!

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Old 09-20-2022, 09:49 PM   #28
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hey Ttechhunter, thatís a beauty Primal Tech,.. but your group needs some work.
It shoots that good cause it is a PT.

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Old 09-20-2022, 10:46 PM   #29
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Bear grizzly 50#!
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Old 09-20-2022, 11:55 PM   #30
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Lots of cool rigs on here!

That Bear Kodiak takedown is the coolest by far though. 😆
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:29 AM   #31
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My TBOW recurve wins every competition between my longbows. So it will be my date.
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:30 AM   #32
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hey Ttechhunter, thatís a beauty Primal Tech,.. but your group needs some work.
Haha yep, canít never stop workin on my shot.
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:32 AM   #33
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And I wanna know where you got that target from???

Edit: Nevermind on the target. I just looked it up online. Itís over $1K; I donít need any target that bad!!!!!!

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Got it from my bow shop down here, not quite 1k, got the good buddy discount. Will last me for several years hopefully. Tired of going through multiple targets a year.
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Old 09-23-2022, 12:51 PM   #34
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The old Palmer Longbow is just like an old friend that is always there when you need them!
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Old 09-23-2022, 05:44 PM   #35
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Yeah Corey it's like that camo PT. It's so easy to kill with. I have prettier PTs. But for some reason I can't get the animals to understand they are better off being killed by the pretty bow. But they show up for the camo bow. Dunno.

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Old 09-23-2022, 06:02 PM   #36
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Yeah Corey it's like that camo PT. It's so easy to kill with. I have prettier PTs. But for some reason I can't get the animals to understand they are better off being killed by the pretty bow. But they show up for the camo bow. Dunno.

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I have a theory about this... ugly bows just kill more critters!

*Ugly is subjective, and relative to the fancy stuff we usually shoot*
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Old 09-23-2022, 07:36 PM   #37
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I have a theory about this... ugly bows just kill more critters!



*Ugly is subjective, and relative to the fancy stuff we usually shoot*
Ugly dudes too I guess. Bisch kills a ton of em.

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Old 09-23-2022, 08:32 PM   #38
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I have several off the shelf and more custom bows. Wish I could take my Schafer silvertip, but probably be a Kanati instead. Old age and bad shoulders helps me decide.��
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Old 09-26-2022, 02:45 PM   #39
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62" Sarrels Blueridge for blinds and a 66" Toelke Whip for tree stand hunting.
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:33 PM   #40
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I do not think anyone has ever taken this beauty to the dance. I would love to introduce her to some critters this Fall.
62Ē Blacktail Elite VL, #48 @ 28Ē.
I was impressed with the performance of the 200gr Day Six broadheads, paired with their 350 shafts, last year and will rely on them again.
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Old 09-26-2022, 09:46 PM   #41
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That’s one beautiful bow, HH.
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Blacktail makes almost as nice a shooter as Randy.
Almost.

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Thatís one beautiful bow, HH.
Thank you, it is an "older" 19" riser model built by Norm Johnson 10 years ago.
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Blacktail makes almost as nice a shooter as Randy.
Almost.

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Old 09-28-2022, 11:06 AM   #45
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Here's my rig for the season - hoping to get my first big game tradbow kill this year!

Palmer Classic Recurve
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Easton Axis Traditional 400's with 125gr Steelforce broadhead

Got a new string for it a week ago and have been getting it settled in and tuned up the last few evenings. I think it's good to go!

Going to shoot 1 arrow a day now to focus on shooting 1 perfect arrow in prep for the hunt.
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Old 09-28-2022, 12:15 PM   #46
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I'm goin with the selfbow. My uncle roughed it out years ago before he died. My dad (aka my uncle's brother) has had it on the bow rack since he passed about 15 years ago. I recently completed it. Shoots a 650 grain wood good enough.
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Here's my rig for the season - hoping to get my first big game tradbow kill this year!

Palmer Classic Recurve
45# @ 28", 60"
Easton Axis Traditional 400's with 125gr Steelforce broadhead

Got a new string for it a week ago and have been getting it settled in and tuned up the last few evenings. I think it's good to go!

Going to shoot 1 arrow a day now to focus on shooting 1 perfect arrow in prep for the hunt.

Palmers have a great reputation.
Good luck with your first trad kill.
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Old 09-28-2022, 05:08 PM   #48
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62" Bob Lee BlackHawk 40#@ 28 so probably 45ish at my draw. Day 6 HD 400's with a 100gr outsert and 175gr Day6 heads. After seeing y'all's pics there's no way I'm posting pics of my groups but we're in the lungs at 20... Usually lol. I've been shooting a bow since '96 and toyed around with a borrowed long bow last year and caught the bug. I'll be in a tree in Oklahoma on Sunday morning. Anything with a pulse is a target!
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