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Bow Weight,Arrow weight, and ETHICS ?

Old 02-12-2007, 02:26 PM
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You can bare shaft, or paper tune just like you would with a compound, to check your arrow flight. Plenty of weight to get the job done. I'm not too up-to-date on carbon arrow spines, but if you see your arrow is too stiff, you can use a heavier point and/or a brass insert to up the weight and weaken the effective spine.

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Old 02-12-2007, 02:36 PM
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BUSTER,
Your talking "ABILITY" ! Iam talking equipment choice as it pertains to ethics, But since you opened that can up I'll go there ! if your ratio is that bad maybe you should use a rifle , jmho
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:37 PM
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Pope chaser,
Chad is right on the money, your set up will be fine for whitetails !
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:12 PM
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Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:39 PM
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If your finished arrow weight is 400 grains or better, and you can get the Landshark razor sharp (assuming it's the 2 blade with no bleeders), be selective with your shots, make sure you have perfect arrow flight (a wobbly arrow will rob you of penetration), and of course be able to put the arrow in the spot, your set-up should be fine for whitetail and smaller game.

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I agree completely.

Who cares if you kill a deer with carbon, aluminum, wood, or heck, even a rock, as long as you make a quick, clean kill.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:44 AM
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TJ, you seem to have anger problems. I don't think any grown man should use less than 70# bows but look at this site and all the others for traditional equipment and see where that logic would get me. I have went to the ETAR since it beginning and I feel the 90% of those I watch shoot there shouldn't be allowed in the woods with sharp sticks. See how well that will be received. Now...as for the two statements above...those are really something that should belong to me and stay with me. Like they say opinions are like A$$ holes, everybody has one and most of them stink!
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:48 AM
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I have went to the ETAR since it beginning and I feel the 90% of those I watch shoot there shouldn't be allowed in the woods with sharp sticks.
longbowman2 I don't think you should be allowed in the woods to bowhunt either.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:56 AM
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Exactly BusterT! That's why if I really felt that way I shouldn't be putting in writing and posting it. I've enjoyed my time meeting hundreds of trad people at the ETAR and look forward to going and meeting more.
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:09 AM
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I have went to the ETAR since it beginning and I feel the 90% of those I watch shoot there shouldn't be allowed in the woods with sharp sticks.
I'll tell you how well that'll be recieved. You flat pissed me off! [:@] What kind of nonsense is that? That's the kind of stupidity I expect to hear from compounders! Let me 'splain it to ya, since you obviously ain't got a clue.

Some people are newbies and/or haven't quite gotten it all together and don't intend to hunt, but are out trying to learn and improve. You trying to scare them off by being so damnably judgemental? [>:]

Some people shoot fine when they're by themselves but simply cannot shoot well with other people around. It's called performance anxiety. So they're not supposed to be out shooting and having a good time? [>:]

Some people simply don't intend to shoot beyond 10-15 yards at game but enjoy shooting 30 yards and over at targets. Are they supposed to stay home just to keep from annoying you? [>:]

Some people are getting older, eyes going bad, creaking joints and the whole works and aren't nearly as good as they used to be. But they still love getting out and shooting and hobnobbing with other traditional shooters. You think the old timers should just stay home and watch TV because their skills have declined to a point lower than you find acceptable??? [>:]

Everyone has a distance they can ethically shoot at game. It's longer for some, shorter for others. Just because you see some of the short range hunters not doing well at the longer targets does NOT give you the right to go around saying they shouldn't be allowed in the woods.


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Old 02-15-2007, 10:51 AM
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Well said, ArthurP. I fit one or more of those categories from time to time. Like most, some days I can hit like Howard Hill, other days just okay, and bad days where I couldn't hit the ground if I tried! 3D, Field, Stumping is all time for practice and also to improve and expand one's limits. As long as the traditional bowhunter stays within his or her own effective range. No one has a right to question. The only shot that cannot be judged is the one not taken.
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