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Recent content by Matki15

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    Amsteel whoopie sling with squirrel or tree hopper steps?

    At first I thought that would be a great idea, but for me one thing I don’t like about cranfords is they are rather hard to get tight on the tree. I’d rather sacrifice a few ounces on each step by using an OCB buckle and having it rock solid
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    How many deer have you killed?

    19 years old Started at age 9 Hunted the same lease for the last 10 years (definitely need to change that) 11 deer so far, and countless hogs
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    Saddle hunting at night

    Anyone here ever hunted in a saddle at night? I hog hunt all summer long at night, and my sitdrag would be perfect for setting up in the creek bottoms they’re always in. I’m sure there’s not much of a difference between day and night time saddle hunting but I figured some people on here might...
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    About ready to call it quits

    Dropped it off at my local archery shop so they would order the part and fix it for me, unfortunately they’re pretty backed up right now
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    Helium Steps

    I use some as a ring of steps and I have a few that I carry to get me a few feet higher. Love them!
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    Persistence pays off

    Even after I shot he had to make it hard. Never found a drop of blood, and ran into the thickest stuff I’ve ever been through in my life. Even the blood dogs had trouble getting through it. Luckily he was only 40 yards in there
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    2019 team 12

    Got this cull buck the other day, unfortunately it wasn’t from a saddle. Sorry guys. I’ll be back at them once I finish processing this meat
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    Persistence pays off

    Thanks to everyone on here for encouraging me to keep at it after the season I’ve had. Wasn’t from a saddle, but I managed to connect with a decent cull buck this evening. Came out pushing two does, and managed to make the shot. I ranged it later and it was 220 yards, longest shot I’ve ever...
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    Bad Penetration.....Again

    I agree that a properly built setup is more important, but in my opinion a higher FOC helps on the times when an arrow may encounter bone or something similar
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    Bad Penetration.....Again

    I agree, on my personal setup I use the standard inserts, just because my broadheads are 165 grains already and are inexpensive. For people using other broadheads a brass insert would be much better
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    Bad Penetration.....Again

    Glad i could help out! Also, I entered some of you arrow info into an FOC calculator, and your FOC was rather low, between 7-8 percent. Along with broadhead adaptor rings, you may want to also consider bumping up to a heavier head
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    Bad Penetration.....Again

    Best broadheads for the money in my opinion!
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    Bad Penetration.....Again

    Also, what weight are the rage broadheads that you used? I use the same aluminum HIT insert, and with a standard 100-125 grain head my FOC was extremely low. I had to bump my head weight up to 165-170 grains just to have decent FOC
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    Bad Penetration.....Again

    Are you screwing the broadheads directly to the shaft? Easton makes broadhead adaptor rings meant to be used on micro diameter arrows that pretty much prevents the arrow from mushrooming like that. The other day I shot through my target, arrow deflected off of a root, and was found stuck in a...
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    About ready to call it quits

    Definitely sounds like it! The biggest one that’s been killed where I hunt was 144”, and that was 10 years ago
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