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#6488312 - 10/09/16 07:54 PM starting bowhunting again after 15 years
TackDriver Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
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Finally started picking up the bowhunting / archery hobby again after 15 years, been way too long. I had an serious eye infection which ruined the focus which I was not able to see through the peep and pins clearly, so quit in 2001 and resumed the rifle hunting / shooting hobby. I am glad I found a lens that a bow technician installed in my peep and I can focus a lot better. I am shooting the camo PSE Nitro I had bought 20 years ago. I still have those RedHead, Vapor, Carbon Express and Beman arrows from 15 years ago, lol. Even the Montec, Vortec, SplitFires and some of those bad [censored] SteelForce Titanium and Stainless Steel Sabertooths. I have the boar target from that time and shooting it in the backyard. Just had new bowstrings put on and bow is tuned perfectly. I just bought the Block and doing some practice and sighting in, piece of cake at 35 yards with the SteelForce Sabertooth.

Question is can anyone can tell me,,, On the SteelForce the arrow seems to fly flat to 25 yards, with the Redheads, ( its a twist vane) using the number one pin and using the 2nd pin from 30 to 35 yards. I shot from the corner of my yard to the other corner, is exactly 35 yards, so I could not shoot further. The other mechanicals or field points seems to drop a lot more, was using number 2 pin for 20 yards and number 3 pin for 30 yards, etc. Does the large fixed blades on the SteelForce Sabertooths help shoot flat and have spin drift which helps keep the arrow in flight longer? I seem to like the SteelForce Sabertooths, so I won't have to make too many guessimations on range or which pin to use. I do have a rangefinder for the rifle but don't want to lug it around. My bow is 75 pounds draw weight and had it tuned down to 60 pounds to start off my season.

Edited by Big Stan (10/10/16 07:49 AM)

#6488928 - 10/10/16 09:21 AM Re: starting bowhunting again after 15 years [Re: TackDriver]
Jimbo Offline
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If your arrows are flying flat out to 25 yards I'd say you are good to go.
Go with the combination that works the best out to your comfort range.
25 yards is a resonable hunting range so you should be ready to go.


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