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Old 08-27-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
Kim Layton
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Bow Hunting

I'm going to buy a new bow this weekend and I think I have decided on the new Mathews DXT 70 lb.

Thoughts...consumer reviews...what do you shoot and why??
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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Re: Bow Hunting

Spoiling yourself, eh?

Used to shoot recurve when I was younger. I Look forward to getting back into archery when I (eventually) leave the city.

Last year, I started shooting at a local club for awhile. They set up inside a gym with targets at various distances. Good for skills, bad for fun. I got bored pretty fast. I grew up in the country so it frustrated me not being able to wake up, walk outside and go stumping before breakfast.

Great sport and super fun. Do you stalk or treestand? I never went for anything big at that time in my life so I always ground stalked for partridge and, when lucky, rabbits.

Mmmm. This is making me hungry.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:39 AM   #3
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Re: Bow Hunting

Stalk and Stand.

Nothing like trying to get close up on a big deer.

I'm after whatever; whitetail, muley...This year also elk. And in the years to come moose and antelope.

And can't forget the bears! Nothing like sneaking up on a bear with nothing but a bow a couple arrows and of course a knife...just in case.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:17 PM   #4
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Re: Bow Hunting

Glad to see some fellow archers. I personally use a Hoyt. Had one since i began 9 years ago and killed a bunch deer with them. Pretty damn accurate to. I like the Matthews but alas I am but a poor lad. let us know how it is if you drop the coin.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Bow Hunting

I did a fair amount of "shopping" before I decided on the DXT.

I shot a bunch of bows - Hoyt, Bowtech (and Diamond), PSE, Mathews (and Mission) and the DXT just hands down won in my opinion. I'm only 5'9" with a draw of 27.5 so the smaller bow just felt better.

I'm buying it tomorrow and getting it rigged up at the same time.

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Old 08-29-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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Re: Bow Hunting

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and of course a knife...just in case.
Now that's my expertise.

You should really spoil yourself and pick up a Fallkniven H1 or F1 along the way so your new toy doesn't get lonely.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:36 AM   #7
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Re: Bow Hunting

I shoot an old Mathews Prowler, 33" draw with finger tabs at 73lbs. Have taken a few elk, got a 6x6 at 3' last year after having my hunting partner bugle behind me and having the elk about trample me.

All about the stalk, i've never been in a stand and would die from boredom.

I have a deer hunt end of October but with gun this year. Deer are too wary to go bow out in the open desert of AZ. You're lucky to get within 300 yards let alone 30.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:04 AM   #8
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I shoot an old Mathews Prowler, 33" draw with finger tabs at 73lbs. Have taken a few elk, got a 6x6 at 3' last year after having my hunting partner bugle behind me and having the elk about trample me.

Wow.

I mean, holy s***.

3 feet? OK, don't know jack about bow hunting but always been really impressed by the idea. How in the world did you get within 3 feet of an elk?

That's one of the coolest things I've heard in a long time.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:47 AM   #9
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Re: Bow Hunting

Yeah Elk Hunting can get pretty sketchy when a bugler is behind you and they come running in like someone just kicked you dog...totally oblivious to everything else in the way.

Haven't talked about the DXT yet though...

Love it. No complaints. Short, light, FAST, forgiving and accurate. I have shot 2 Robin Hoods already (split my arrow). One on the first day and the other about 2 weeks later. Cool, but lost about a hundred bucks in arrows.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:07 AM   #10
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Re: Bow Hunting

This talk about bows and such just ain't right. Here I sit squat in the middle of the Mojave Desert, not a moose in sight. You folks that have that kind of life, well, that is pretty cool. Jeremy, where in the H did you come across a moose at 3' living in AZ?
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