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Breakfast Boy
I want to get into bow hunting, although I haven't yet. My uncle has a new Alpine bow he is going to give me.

You're gonna get hooked!

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Mathews outback circa 2003-ish.

Love it and like the looks of the new Dren but there isn't any good reason to trade up yet.

I feel the same way. Its got the mojo goin for turkeys but not deer. :D

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Gselk...I still have a few XI bows.  An old school Legend Mag and a Flatliner.  I custom ordered the Legend Mag with a set of 95# limbs.  I use it for deep water carp shooting on lake Michigan.  It's still shooting strong.

Right before they went out of business XI had a bad batch of limbs.  They were blowing up like crazy.  I had one explode at full draw...I'm lucky I was wearing glasses or it would have blinded me.

Right now my main hunting bow is a custom made 75# Schaffer PSE.  I get around 285 fps out of a 560 grain arrow.  I'm a kinetic energy junkie. If I accidentally catch a shoulder blade I still want full penetration, even on bears.

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A Browning Xlerator circa 1984/5 #70.  I am waiting for my first recurve from Chek-mate.  I will post a photo when I finally get it.  I ordered it in April, and they are behind schedule.
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My compund is a hoyt, couldn't tell you which one , as I rarely shoot it, but it does get swaped for a new model every other year(my good buddy runs owns the local bow shop,and is a sponsored shooter, so I get his hand me downs) My "good" ones are old Bear takedowns, couple of the mag risers and a couple of the laminated risers, with various limb setups.

Went thru the big horn, blackwidow, schafer, phase, and ended up with the bears.

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got the mojo goin for turkeys but not deer. :D

Brad, what are you shooting for broadheads when turkey hunting?  That is my quest this year a gobbler with the bow.  Probably go with the compound first, if I am lucky pull out the Widow for #2.  Do you hunt from a pop up type blind (dbl bull?) or against a tree?

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Black Widow MAII, Greybark 53# @ 27.5"

Port Orford shafts, three big, barred turkey fletches and Zwickey Eskimo broadheads.

Off the shelf.

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I was shooting the AR31 and just recently got the PSE XForce

And Bows should come with warnings as they become very addicting

frustrating

and can give you a greater apprecitation for the animal you have just harvested

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Breakfast Boy

Great pics, R.D.!  I just talked to Dale Karch at the ATA show last week.  I gotta get up to the shop and pick some stuff up from him.  Great people at 3 Rivers Archery!  How do you like that Tomahawk?  If I was to get a longbow, that would be my choice.

Where's ThornValley?  He should be giving some input on this thread too.  I know he shoots traditional, but I can't remember what kind of bow.

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got the mojo goin for turkeys but not deer. :D

Brad, what are you shooting for broadheads when turkey hunting?  That is my quest this year a gobbler with the bow.  Probably go with the compound first, if I am lucky pull out the Widow for #2.  Do you hunt from a pop up type blind (dbl bull?) or against a tree?

I don't know what Brad is shooting for a broadhead, but I like the Wensel Woodsmans out of my recurve.  Used one on a tom in Colorado a few years back.  But if I was to use a compound, I think I would be shooting the G5's.  Looked at them last week and they look pretty sweet.

I shot my bird from the ground, without a blind.  However, since then I bought a Double Bull blind and LOVE IT for turkey hunting!!  Had buddies shoot birds 10 feet from the blind on a few occasions.  Unfortunately, I spend too much time helping them and have yet to shoot my own bird out of it!  LOL!  That's going to change this April, when I head out to South Dakota.  Gonna tag me a Merriam turkey if it kills me!

Uh-oh.  I feel a thread being hijacked!  HA!  Is it turkey season yet??

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got the mojo goin for turkeys but not deer. :D

Brad, what are you shooting for broadheads when turkey hunting?  That is my quest this year a gobbler with the bow.  Probably go with the compound first, if I am lucky pull out the Widow for #2.  Do you hunt from a pop up type blind (dbl bull?) or against a tree?

I tried expandable Gobbler Getters with the blunt head and lost a well shot turkey once. Really my fault since I rushed out and tried to get another arrow in him and he took wing and soared to canada I think. Lost confidence in that head.

Now I use the same broadheads as for deer. A 4 blade fixed Muzzy 100 grain head with no stopper behind head or anything. I just practice like heck and try and make a good shot at less than 20 yards-15 being about perfect. I haven't lost any using this set-up.

I usually use a one person pop-up blind-an older one cant remember model. And I will construct natural blinds as well. The more you can conceal the better. I use 3-4 hen dekes and use yelps and kee kee calls.

If you have a windy day and the birds are scratching in the woods you can sneak in close enough for a shot. Otherwise I've found it almost imposible to get a decent bow shot without some sort of blind.

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Breakfast Boy · Posted on Jan. 16 2008,5:51

I bought a Double Bull blind and LOVE IT

Right on my brother from another. I have two Matrix blinds and they are awesome. The Matrix is the "iPhone" of pop up blinds.

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