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Tools of the Trade => Archery => Topic started by: Jaeger on September 01, 2016, 08:54:07 AM

Title: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 08:54:07 AM
Well I did it guys.  I finally got down to the shop and bought my new PSE Stinger X field ready bow!

I still get a little confused about models, but mine is the 70# version adjusted down to 55 lbs at 27" draw, that was what I could pull comfortably.

It has a basic wisker biscuit and 3 pin sight.  After an adjustment of the peep hole (no tubing) he added a "kisser button" and that helped me to consistently align the sights.  I kept dropping to a low wrist grip (longbow habit) and that kept changing the sight alignments.

I shot it the other evening and it shot great at 20 yards, put 3 of my old 27" 4"vanes arrows into a 3-4" circle.  Not bad for a Newbie I think!  Only shot 6 arrows as I was preparing to get away for vac., but I got to tell you I have high hopes for this.

And what a confidence builder!! Some of you may recall I tried to rehab my 1980's Hoyt ram hunter and it kept throwing arrows in the ground at 20 yds, no matter what I did to the sights/rests - convinced now the limbs were old and recovering at different rates.

Thank you all for the advice and support, I know it is a basic bow but it will serve me well until I see if I really like this compound thing and it's more than enough bow for me to grow into weight wise - shooting for 65 lbs eventually and add better sights and rest when I become good enough to take advantage of them.

Right now I need to work on holding it steady, I have a neuropathy that makes holding bows and pistols steady for any length of time difficult.  But this compound thing is FUN!  Gosh I sound like such a heathen!
Title: Re: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 09:27:15 AM
Have fun with your new toy, don't shoot too much at any one time, not more than six arrows per session. I shoot almost daily (twice a day) in the morning while having coffee from the back deck (3 arrows) then again in the evening (3 arrows) all at 20 yards, that's all the further the back yard allows me. After shoulder replacement surgery in 2012 I had the Hoyt turned down to 50# draw weight and just left it there as it was much easier for me to shoot. Shoot more, Shoot often without tiring out the muscles. Have fun
Title: Re: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 09:27:22 AM
LOL. You sound like a new convert!!!  Welcome to the team!

It sounds like you are off to a great start so just keep practicing...

Tip: Practice some sitting down. I try to shoot seated every chance I get. Less movement to get busted from....
Title: Re: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 09:52:51 AM
LOL. You sound like a new convert!!!  Welcome to the team!

It sounds like you are off to a great start so just keep practicing...

Tip: Practice some sitting down. I try to shoot seated every chance I get. Less movement to get busted from....

plus he is really really  old   --099-780
Title: Re: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 12:14:17 PM
I agree with HM, being able to shoot from a sitting position in a stand is important.  It's tougher to draw that way, so before you crank the poundage up, I'd be sure you can pull it when sitting.  55# isn't bad at all, don't rush into the 65# level until you're really comfortable & shooting well at 55 without thinking about every step in the process.
Title: Re: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 12:50:37 PM
Congrats!!

As was said above, once you get conformable, practice shooting from any position you see yourself in while hunting.  Sitting, kneeling, twisted around, etc.

Don't overdue it, you are better shooting on perfect arrow a day then 100 bad ones.  Continuing when tired and sore just leads to building the wrong muscle memory and frustration.

Most importantly have fun!!
Title: Re: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 02:52:02 PM
Congrats on your new bow...enjoy the process and take you time building up arm strength. Best of luck this season.
Title: Re: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 05:08:52 PM
glad you pulled the trigger. it's always nice to hit the sweet spot the first time out. good luck
Title: Re: New Bow!
Post by: [Blocked] on September 01, 2016, 07:50:56 PM
Glad to hear your new bow is working out.  I no longer bowhunt, but enjoyed it when I did.