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  1. #1
    too.dark.to.see Tuskegee Airman
    I've been tuning a bow for the rut cause I have nothing to do.

    I took everything off the string except the dloop and according to a calculator I am getting:

    275fps off a 460gn arrow @ 65# with the option to drop down to 60# or crank it to 70#.

    At 65# I'm 77ftlbs of kinetic energy.

    The calculator says this should be enough for grizzly bear or water buffalo.

    I'm also gonna get new strings with speed nocks and a new cable guide. From this I'm expecting another 10-15fps. After this is done I'm gonna buy a chronograph and check the speed of it for real.

    To get all the weight off the string, I went with a peepless sighting system, I chose the anchor sight. No string silencers/cat whiskers. I am assuming the speed nocks will quieten the shot and eliminate vibrations. I am using a whisker biscuit.

    Doea anyone here like hunting or organic meat?
  2. #2
    too.dark.to.see Tuskegee Airman
    I think this belongs in flora and fauna.
  3. #3
    moral obligations. meat. not eat.
  4. #4
    stl1 Space Nigga
    Yes, deer.
  5. #5
    too.dark.to.see Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by stl1 Yes, deer.

    You can't say that anymore when you become a deer hunter. Especially during a fight.
  6. #6
    my ex taught how me to bow shoot. It's pretty fun

    Whenever I've considered it I've figured that the tags and equipment I don't have would be too much and I don't really know what I'm doing anyway. I'd tag along with someone if I was gonna do it rather than try to self teach.
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  7. #7
    MexicanMasterRace Dark Matter (banned)
    Originally posted by DietPiano my ex taught how me to bow shoot. It's pretty fun

    Whenever I've considered it I've figured that the tags and equipment I don't have would be too much and I don't really know what I'm doing anyway. I'd tag along with someone if I was gonna do it rather than try to self teach.

    You shouldn't really use someone else's bow unless you have the same draw length and strength. It's usually strung for an individual and you'll either be unable to shoot or risk damaging yourself/the bow.
  8. #8
    too.dark.to.see Tuskegee Airman
    Bow hunting kills rifle hunting.

    I can't believe this is not the most popular form of hunting. Most people don't hunt, and those that do, most use a gun.

    I'm not talking about tree stand hunters, if you could even call that hunting, but walk and stalk hunting.

    With a rifle you can sit on a hill 200yd from a river and shoot something that comes for a drink and call yourself a good shot and get some nice meat.

    That's not hunting.

    With a tree stand you hide in a tree all day, out of sight, and take something, often over bait.

    Also not hunting.

    Walk and stalk with a bow, well, you test your capacity as a human being. You test your fitness to walk up and down hills through thick brush, and then you gotta get really close to take that shot.

    There is nothing like it. It is hunting. All other forms of hunting are not hunting. Anything taken from more than 70yds is not hunting. You don't need skill for this. You don't need to outwit your prey. You don't need to be one with nature and sneak around hidden like a fox.

    Seriously it is so pure. I can't believe it's not extremely popular.
  9. #9
    Originally posted by too.dark.to.see Bow hunting kills rifle hunting.

    I can't believe this is not the most popular form of hunting. Most people don't hunt, and those that do, most use a gun.

    I'm not talking about tree stand hunters, if you could even call that hunting, but walk and stalk hunting.

    With a rifle you can sit on a hill 200yd from a river and shoot something that comes for a drink and call yourself a good shot and get some nice meat.

    That's not hunting.

    With a tree stand you hide in a tree all day, out of sight, and take something, often over bait.

    Also not hunting.

    Walk and stalk with a bow, well, you test your capacity as a human being. You test your fitness to walk up and down hills through thick brush, and then you gotta get really close to take that shot.

    There is nothing like it. It is hunting. All other forms of hunting are not hunting. Anything taken from more than 70yds is not hunting. You don't need skill for this. You don't need to outwit your prey. You don't need to be one with nature and sneak around hidden like a fox.

    Seriously it is so pure. I can't believe it's not extremely popular.

    real hunters use spears and blowpipes.
  10. #10
    Octavian motherfucker
    Originally posted by too.dark.to.see I've been tuning a bow for the rut cause I have nothing to do.

    I took everything off the string except the dloop and according to a calculator I am getting:

    275fps off a 460gn arrow @ 65# with the option to drop down to 60# or crank it to 70#.

    At 65# I'm 77ftlbs of kinetic energy.

    The calculator says this should be enough for grizzly bear or water buffalo.

    I'm also gonna get new strings with speed nocks and a new cable guide. From this I'm expecting another 10-15fps. After this is done I'm gonna buy a chronograph and check the speed of it for real.

    To get all the weight off the string, I went with a peepless sighting system, I chose the anchor sight. No string silencers/cat whiskers. I am assuming the speed nocks will quieten the shot and eliminate vibrations. I am using a whisker biscuit.

    Doea anyone here like hunting or organic meat?

    Like an instrument no one cares about how you tune, just how you play.
  11. #11
    too.dark.to.see Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny real hunters use spears and blowpipes.

    That's primitive hunting, and a form of hunting, but I was referring to the stalk.

    I don't call using traps hunting. Same as tree stands, rifles, hunting over baits etc. It's harvesting meat. Fair play to you if you're in to organic meat, you get a good food supply, but it's not hunting. It's harvesting.
  12. #12
    too.dark.to.see Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by Octavian Like an instrument no one cares about how you tune, just how you play.

    Not really. Gotta have the tool up to the job. Plenty of people would want a faster bow. Makes it easier to shoot flat out to longer distances, makes it easier to not have game string jump you.
  13. #13
    Originally posted by too.dark.to.see That's primitive hunting, and a form of hunting, but I was referring to the stalk.

    I don't call using traps hunting. Same as tree stands, rifles, hunting over baits etc. It's harvesting meat. Fair play to you if you're in to organic meat, you get a good food supply, but it's not hunting. It's harvesting.

    thats sustainable hunting.

    you shouldnt be able to kill more animals you can per day than what your bare hands and muscular forces are capable of.
  14. #14
    too.dark.to.see Tuskegee Airman
    Whatever it is, I don't call it hunting unless you're tracking and stalking.
  15. #15
    Originally posted by too.dark.to.see Whatever it is, I don't call it hunting unless you're tracking and stalking.

    any pervert and creeps can track and stalk.

    a real man goes out there and say hi.
  16. #16
    Archer513 African Astronaut
    The rut is over
  17. #17
    MexicanMasterRace Dark Matter (banned)
    Originally posted by Octavian Like an instrument no one cares about how you tune, just how you play.

    Musicians care
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