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    • PagosaBow
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      Hello everyone. new to the forums. I live in Colorado in the four corners area. Been shooting trad for 3 yrs now kinda off n on depending on time. Here is a pic of my new recurve.

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    • Danny Klee
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      Welcome to the gang. I think you will like what you find on these pages. I’ve been shooting traditional for a little more than 4 years myself and I have found a lot of good advice at this forum. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. There are a lot of good people here with a lot of good advice.

      Dan

    • PagosaBow
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      Thanks!

    • Steertalker
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      Hey PagosaBow….from your handle I’m assuming you’re from the Pagosa Springs area? I’m gonna be up there in a month hunting elk NW of Pagosa Springs in the Piedra area. My first trip in that area. Don’t really know what to expect.

      Welcome to this site….

      Brett

    • David Petersen
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      What’s that bow, Pagosa? Since switching to longbows a decade or so ago (after many decades very happy with recurves but just looking for something different), I haven’t really followed progress in recurve design. Anyhow, this is the first recurve I’ve seen that appears to be a fairly radical reflex-deflex + recurve. If it works as good as it looks, it’s very smooth to draw, impossible to stack unless you’re a pro basketball player, and quite quick in tossing a stick. Welcome to this welcoming place. Dave

    • PagosaBow
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      Steertalker wrote: Hey PagosaBow….from your handle I’m assuming you’re from the Pagosa Springs area? I’m gonna be up there in a month hunting elk NW of Pagosa Springs in the Piedra area. My first trip in that area. Don’t really know what to expect.

      Welcome to this site….

      Brett

      Yes I’m from Pagosa Springs! It’s been really hot n dry here. The Elk are moving down. You will will do well up the Piedra. Been hearing reports of alotta movement up there. Since its your first trip I must warn you. IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE!

    • PagosaBow
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      David Petersen wrote: What’s that bow, Pagosa? Since switching to longbows a decade or so ago (after many decades very happy with recurves but just looking for something different), I haven’t really followed progress in recurve design. Anyhow, this is the first recurve I’ve seen that appears to be a fairly radical reflex-deflex + recurve. If it works as good as it looks, it’s very smooth to draw, impossible to stack unless you’re a pro basketball player, and quite quick in tossing a stick. Welcome to this welcoming place. Dave

      Hello Dave. The bow is a Horne Mountain TD. It’s 60″ amo 55# at 29. Has Bamboo core limbs. Shoots like a dream. Really smooth. The first 3 arrows grouped at 4 inches. I did a crono just for fun shoots a 440grain arrow at 188 fps. Oh did I mention quiet. I’m working on arrow weight right now tryin to get weight up to 540 grains or so for penetration. I’ll be hunting elk this year..in like 7 days.
      Ronnie

    • David Petersen
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      Ronnie — You might do some poking around on the Ashby forums. His research, borne out in my own hunting, is that you need at least 650 grains of total arrow weight for elk-sized animals, to assure sufficient lethal penetration on bad, like bone, hits. I’m shooting a 55# longbow and my arrows are 680 with extreme FoC and they get double the penetration I was getting with a more standard set-up with 550-grains and normal FoC. Just fyi, in case you want to check it out.

      Indeed, hot and dry around here this summer. My wife and golden retriever were just harassed by a large coyote on their walk this morning, very aggressive and tried to bite my wife. I haven’t hunted predators since I was a teen, but this one has to go. 👿 I’m between Durango and Bayfield. dave

    • MontanaFord
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      Dave,

      Sounds like a bad ‘yote to have around. How close did it get to your wife? Good luck in your hunt, and post pictures if/when you get the critter.

      Michael

    • Steertalker
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      Wow…never in my life have I ever heard of a coyote showing aggression toward a human. Sounds like there could be something else going on there…like rabies.

      Hey Ronnie….thanks for the report. Didn’t mean it was my first trip to Colorado. Nope…been elk hunting in Colorado for about 15 years…just my first trip to the Piedra area. You’ve got me excited man!!!! I’m counting the days.

      I agree with Dave…440 grs is a bit light. Did I read that right….440 gr arrow @ 188 fps?

      Brett

    • PagosaBow
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      I have gottem up to 533 grains now as much as I can with out changing heads. I have them bustin clean trough my delta river bottom buck target with the muzzy phantom 125 g heads minus the bleeders. yea the 188fps with 44o grain arrows that bamboo core really helped with that.

    • PagosaBow
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      Saturday was opening day for archery in Colorado. By 12:30 I had 10 cows at 44 yards. With an approximate 5 foot elevation drop I did not shoot. Not because of the drop or not because it was a cow,( I have either sex tags: meat first racks second) but because it was a 44 yard shot. Just not what I feel confident in shooting. I had a gas though. They never knew I was there. Someone moving above us finally spooked them before I could get a better shot. Its god awful dry here even the grass sounds like dry twigs.

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