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    Early December has been a slow deer season for me with not too many good days for sitting. So I've taken the time to get back into the groove with my stickbow. My crossbow will still be my main method of hunting, but I plan on taking a deer with the stickbow for the 2022 season as I always wanted to take big game with a stickbow. Plus it'll prove some of the compound bow naysayers wrong

    Bow is nothing special, just a cheap takedown Toparchery 50lb Amazon bow. But I added some character to it and made it much quieter.
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    Arrows are 31" 400 spine. 500gr total weight with 20 F.O.C. Using QAD exodus fixed heads.
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    Just a matter of time before we see another great animal harvested.

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    Nice, keep us posted. I added a limb mounted quiver to my recurve, it made the most difference to reduce noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MihajloSimsic View Post
    Early December has been a slow deer season for me with not too many good days for sitting. So I've taken the time to get back into the groove with my stickbow. My crossbow will still be my main method of hunting, but I plan on taking a deer with the stickbow for the 2022 season as I always wanted to take big game with a stickbow. Plus it'll prove some of the compound bow naysayers wrong

    Bow is nothing special, just a cheap takedown Toparchery 50lb Amazon bow. But I added some character to it and made it much quieter.
    IMG_20211203_030139~2.jpg
    IMG_20211206_234526~2.jpg

    Arrows are 31" 400 spine. 500gr total weight with 20 F.O.C. Using QAD exodus fixed heads.
    IMG_20211203_024955~2.jpg
    IMG_20211203_025211~2.jpg
    Hey there, I thought maybe you could help me. I'm new to archery and have a cheap take down bow (Cabela's Warden) I'd like to hunt with also, sadly the limbs are only #38 draw. After reading your post I checked to see if I could get heavier limbs for it, turns out I can #40-#55, so I was leaning towards #45 but I am wondering if there are any advantage to move up to a #55. I would also like to dampen the noise should I change the string if I'm upgrading the limbs. Thanks
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    good luck! i took my compound out to shoot target the other day. first time in a while i played around with it. forgot how much fun it is to shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloryHole View Post
    Hey there, I thought maybe you could help me. I'm new to archery and have a cheap take down bow (Cabela's Warden) I'd like to hunt with also, sadly the limbs are only #38 draw. After reading your post I checked to see if I could get heavier limbs for it, turns out I can #40-#55, so I was leaning towards #45 but I am wondering if there are any advantage to move up to a #55. I would also like to dampen the noise should I change the string if I'm upgrading the limbs. Thanks
    I am definitely no expert either. That'd be Jeff Kavanaugh on here haha. But If I were you I'd use your 38# bow for practice to get your form down and I'd get a 45# bow for hunting. The difference in velocity is not much different between 10lbs and recurves kill with arrow weight anyways and I'm sure you'd be more accurate with a 45# bow over a 55# bow. I had issues getting any proper form for a while because I jumped to a 50# bow instead of a 30# bow like I should have. I'm getting by just fine now, but form and accuracy is definitely more important than power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marker View Post
    Nice, keep us posted. I added a limb mounted quiver to my recurve, it made the most difference to reduce noise.
    Limb mounted quiver reduces noise? That's interesting. I always assumed quivers made them rattle a lot more. I'll look into it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    Just a matter of time before we see another great animal harvested.
    Haha thanks! Just hit the range again today, groups are getting much tighter. Can't wait for next season!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MihajloSimsic View Post
    Haha thanks! Just hit the range again today, groups are getting much tighter. Can't wait for next season!
    next season? wrong!

    when i got my first bow, i was told to go shoot squirrels.
    what?
    yeah because if you can hit a squirrel consistently, you can seal the deal on a deer when the time comes.
    still laugh about when i shot at a squirrel on top of a sugar line in the sugar bush. that sucker just about crapped himself and i felt sheepish telling the landowner of my idiot decision.

    but its good practice on a moving target.

    and rabbit season is like 80 something days still. bring a whistle and blow it to stop it mid track and let the arrow fly!

    get on it buddy! i expect an update with pics in the next month or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkrockerpj View Post
    next season? wrong!

    when i got my first bow, i was told to go shoot squirrels.
    what?
    yeah because if you can hit a squirrel consistently, you can seal the deal on a deer when the time comes.
    still laugh about when i shot at a squirrel on top of a sugar line in the sugar bush. that sucker just about crapped himself and i felt sheepish telling the landowner of my idiot decision.

    but its good practice on a moving target.

    and rabbit season is like 80 something days still. bring a whistle and blow it to stop it mid track and let the arrow fly!

    get on it buddy! i expect an update with pics in the next month or so
    I have some good rabbit properties and I plan on visiting them after deer season. Got plenty of small game heads too. But definitely I'll try and get my groups a bit tighter before I go for rabbits. I feel rabbits would still be a much harder endeavor than deer but good practice none-the-less, deer vitals are several times larger than an entire rabbit lol. I can get tennisball sized groups on a good day at 20 yards so far. I'll make some updates eventually!
    "When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on"
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