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Offline yari

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plan b
« on: October 22, 2015, 07:46:32 PM »
well, my season won't be a bust. I cranked my bow down to 58# and grabbed some longer arrows from my dad as the draw length changed.(he doesn't hunt anymore) man is there a difference. I know can't get away w/ a single pin for 10-20 yards. it's so much slower. I didn't think 12# would make that much difference. I guess I never thought about it

another oddity was I was shooting 3" to the right. that made no sense, but I made the adjustment. the only thing I can figure it I have a slight helical on my arrows and he doesn't. both arrows paper tune perfect so i'm confused

anyway, I can pull my bow back!!!! I will take a long weekend next week. the rut is just getting cranked. I would have been miserable if I couldn't have been out during my favorite time of the year.

good luck to all. be safe
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Re: plan b
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 08:22:35 PM »
Good luck, Yari, I'm glad things are working out for you. 
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Re: plan b
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 08:45:04 PM »
Best of luck to you yari...hope plan b works out for you. Always nice to out during this time of year no matter what approach you take. Be safe and good hutning!!!
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Re: plan b
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 08:51:04 PM »
Something with the new arrows may cause a stronger rotational drift.  But it sounds like you have it dialed in good enough now and 58lbs is plenty for a clean pass through.  Just don't get in a hurry and re-injure yourself. 

I still haven't sat in a stand with my bow.  Hagerman is coming up quick.  I hunt November 6,7,8.  I sure hope that isn't my first time in the stand but its sure looking that way for me.  I'm so ready I can't stand it.  I have shot my bow several times and its ready.  I'm dialed in about as good as I've ever been.  I just need time and better weather.  We are finally getting rain this weekend.  My gosh we need it bad.  ANd it's cooled off a little.  Its still in the 80's but the early morning temps are in the 50's which is nice.
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Re: plan b
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 05:55:34 AM »
Good luck Yari, I also have not been able to make it out myself yet. Should get after them this weekend or the first of next week.

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Re: plan b
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2015, 07:01:05 AM »
Are the arrows the same size?   Changing the length will change the spine a little. Increasing length will weaken overall spine slightly.  I say if they paper tune well and are consistent then just adjust the sight and use them.

Helical vs. non helical may make a difference but once again if they paper tune well and are consistent then call it good to go.

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Re: plan b
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015, 03:35:43 PM »
Best of luck to you Yari!!! Hunt safe!! %^$^
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Re: plan b
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2015, 04:09:55 PM »
thx all.

the spine is the same. they are 2 1/2-3" longer. still doesn't make sense to me

good luck russ. I see rain around your area. we are getting pounded as we speak. cold, damp and windy. fall is here
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Re: plan b
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 06:12:37 PM »
When I had my shoulder replacement in January 2012, I turned down the poundage from 62 to 50 lbs, the difference on the chrony went from 314 fps to to 289 fps. As you can see from this years championship picture, I had a complete pass through at 40 yards and the deer didn't go much further. Shot placement is the key and any good broadhead worth anything should do the job for you. Get out there and bag the big one.
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Re: plan b
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 07:34:01 PM »
thx all.

the spine is the same. they are 2 1/2-3" longer. still doesn't make sense to me

good luck russ. I see rain around your area. we are getting pounded as we speak. cold, damp and windy. fall is here

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Re: plan b
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2015, 06:00:12 AM »
can you not switch to a crossbow down there yet yari...I had no choice a few years ago my elbows just couldn,t take the pulling for practice shooting anymore....hope it all works out for you

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Re: plan b
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2015, 09:38:41 AM »
can you not switch to a crossbow down there yet yari...I had no choice a few years ago my elbows just couldn,t take the pulling for practice shooting anymore....hope it all works out for you

I could. it's legal statewide w/o a dr note as of 2 years ago. I still like a vertical bow. I'll be 52 soon and figure I have way to many years left w/ a vertical bow to switch now. plus, I wouldn't be able to use an xbow on out of state hunts.
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Re: plan b
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2015, 09:18:46 PM »
Congrats Yari!  I only have my bow at 63 pounds, and have pass-thrus on virtually all of my shots (I shoot pretty close though, 25 yds & less).  I'm with MI-B - if you're paper tuned with both arrows, just make the sight adjustment & go.  The helical vs. straight fletch shouldn't matter, unless vane orientation is causing some interference on the rest or riser?
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Re: plan b
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2015, 09:35:31 AM »
Congrats Yari!  I only have my bow at 63 pounds, and have pass-thrus on virtually all of my shots (I shoot pretty close though, 25 yds & less).  I'm with MI-B - if you're paper tuned with both arrows, just make the sight adjustment & go.  The helical vs. straight fletch shouldn't matter, unless vane orientation is causing some interference on the rest or riser?

it's a drop away rest, so very unlikely i'm hitting a vane. I thought about that to. thx
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