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  • smiley1
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    Adam,  personally I don’t like putting rope, wire, plastic tubes, weed eater cord or anything inside the arrow shaft. My suggestion would be to get different field point weights and experiment with arrow flight. A finely tuned arrow that flies as close to perfect as possible is most important for a hunting arrow. If you have access to an arrow saw, a few different field point weights and time to experiment you can find the perfect arrow to match your bow. I wouldn’t cut your shafts until you’re absolutely sure they’re weak to begin with. You may be surprised how much weight you can front load carbon to get a desired arrow weight after you start cutting. In my experience once you reach the 28″ bop length and below carbon starts to really stiffen up. Most guys don’t realize this because their drawlength dictates a longer arrow.  Good luck with your arrow build.

  • smiley1
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    in reply to: Tuff Head #135877

    Best of luck Jason on your new venture and to Joe on his second retirement. Maybe Joe will be able to spend more time with the grandkids.

  • smiley1
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    in reply to: Newbie advice??? #133574

    <p style=”text-align: center;”>I am far from an expert but I think you are correct in wanting to shoot a lighter weight to achieve proper form. You will gain about 2 1/2 – 3 # of weight per inch over 28″with your Sage. I would recommend getting 40# limbs (no need to purchase the whole bow) as you will still be pulling 45-46# at 30″. I would also wait to purchase a custom bow. Try to go to a traditional shoot with vendors so you can try multiple bows. You just may find out you prefer a certain grip style or even a hybrid or a longbow. Good luck and enjoy.</p>

  • smiley1
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    I believe you are on the right track. You already hunt so honing your skills to be proficient with traditional equipment is a progression in your adventure. Best of luck to you. Enjoy the journey.

  • smiley1
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    in reply to: Quiver mod #133316

    Luckily for me anyway, Great Northern makes a longer hood option to accommodate my Tuffheads.

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    Beautiful buck Ron.  Great story. Congratulations. Gotta love it when it all comes together like that.  Steve

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    This is great news. Thanks Ed. I think it would be interesting to see how some of the newer single bevel heads compare to the ones already tested in earlier studies. It appears to me there were some good broadheads developed after your initial studies were made available.

  • smiley1
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    in reply to: Very light bows #126407

    Last year i killed a 200# whitetail with a 43# recurve and my brother killed an even bigger buck with a 40# recurve. We both used 600 grain+ arrows with Tuffhead broadheads. With the penetration we both got I would say 40# with a heavy arrow and a well designed broadhead is plenty for whitetail sized game.

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    in reply to: arrow diameter #124960

    Preston, the only micro-diameter (.177 ID) arrows I have experience with are Victory VAP arrows. They use outserts and IMO they are not as strong as reduced-diameter (.204 ID) or standard-diameter (.245 ID) arrows. They usually break directly behind the ousert. I use aluminum footings on 9/32s and 5/16s arrows greatly reinforcing the front of the arrow. I have not found an aluminum arrow with an ID small enough to fit micro-diameter shafts so therefore can’t reinforce the front of the arrow.  If you were to foot a micro-diameter arrow quite possibly they could be as strong as 9/32s or 5/16s arrows. IMO the higher gpi shafts are the strongest because of the simple fact they usually contain more carbon material regardless of the diameter. Steve

  • smiley1
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    Interesting information Doc. A few years ago I was hunting bears in Saskatchewan. I was shooting a 50# longbow with 660 gr carbon arrows and Tuffhead broadheads. UEFOC was 31.7%. I shot a bear at 15 yards quartering away. My arrow penetrated the last rib, exited between the front legs and the broadhead buried into the dirt. The bear went 9 yards. One of the other guys in camp was shooting a 74# high tech compound with 4 blade replaceable low MA broadheads. He considered his arrows heavy at 480 grains. He kept talking about his KE being so high. He shot a bear with very poor penetration 4″ and couldn’t figure out why he didn’t get better penetration. They found the bear the next morning 200 yards from the shot. His hit was high but the only bones hit were ribs. My KE was about 1/2 of what his was but my arrow significantly out performed his. Steve

  • smiley1
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    in reply to: "Harvest" #15505

    While I don’t use the word myself I agree with most that has been said. Don had a good point about the non-hunting public. IMHO as it pertains to the non-hunters…harvest has more of a relation to hunting where killing relates more to a slaughterhouse. Steve

  • smiley1
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    Very thought provoking indeed. Should be required viewing for all hunter safety courses. Thank you Mike.

  • smiley1
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    Good job. Great shot. Enjoy your venison.

  • smiley1
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    in reply to: Treestands #23120

    Agree with Don. Screaming Eagles, eaglet were the best treestands on the market. I still use the bracket stands which enables multiple locations with only one stand. If you do a search you may still find some for sale. Steve

  • smiley1
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    Congratulations Preston. Great story. Judging from the bears reaction after the shot….once again there is proof that a well placed arrow is a very humane way of putting wild organic meat in your freezer. Thanks for sharing. Steve

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