P&C Bowhunters

Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Location
Perth
Are there any bowhunters within the ranks here at P&C?

Finally pulled my finger out and ordered a new bow, a 2020 Hoyt REDWRX Carbon RX-4 Turbo as below (same color option too). Although with the lockdowns going the way they are, I won't be able to give it a good workout for a while unfortunately. Might pan out that I'll end up back east hopefully end of year, depending how this coronavirus situation is by then



Replaces my 2016 Bowtech Fuel and also my 2018 Mathews Halon 32 6



Wouldn't mind putting a crossbow in the collection but unfortunately WA law prohibits this.

Where the hunters at?!
 

Errol

Razor Review Guru
Joined
Apr 29, 2017
Location
Nhulunbuy
Nice bow, been promising to get something similar for myself. I haven’t used my bow in ages, an old Hoyt recurve. When I was shooting I finger released, now I’m told it is all trigger release and I don’t know how I’d go with that.
 

SpeedyPC

NEEDS more soaps ...
Grand Society
2017 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Nice bow, been promising to get something similar for myself. I haven’t used my bow in ages, an old Hoyt recurve. When I was shooting I finger released, now I’m told it is all trigger release and I don’t know how I’d go with that.
Aren’t you the most famous Robert of Loxley who doesn’t needed an upgrade.
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Location
Perth
Nice bow, been promising to get something similar for myself. I haven’t used my bow in ages, an old Hoyt recurve. When I was shooting I finger released, now I’m told it is all trigger release and I don’t know how I’d go with that.
Recurve shooters still shoot with fingers. Doesn't quite work the same with a compound bow. I use a thumb release and others use what's known as back tension/hinge release. I don't know how I'd go with one of those being honest with you. Can't hurt to try though. Hopefully have the new bow within 2 weeks :)

Local gun shop has sold months worth of ammo in the last 2 weeks and as of today they've also been closed by the state govt. Crazy times indeed
 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
May 10, 2017
Location
Canberra
Not a hunter but I used to build long bows and flat bows.
I also still have my Samik SKB around here somewhere...
 

Mark1966

Canberra dwelling Happy Clapping Bean Counter
Staff member
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2016 Sabbatical Fail
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2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
What is that thing?

I thought bows looked like this -

 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Location
Perth
What is that thing?

I thought bows looked like this -


A compound bow provides the user with mechanical advantages

When you pull back a recurve/long bow you hold the full weight of the draw. With most compound bows, primarily hunting bows, you can adjust so you only hold a percentage of the set draw weight. In this case, the peak draw weight is 70lbs (#) but you only have to hold 15% of that, or 10.5lbs. Less tiresome if holding at full draw while out hunting waiting for the perfect shot on an animal

That's probably the biggest advantage besides accuracy shot after shot
 

Mark1966

Canberra dwelling Happy Clapping Bean Counter
Staff member
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Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
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2019 Charity Auction Winner
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Joined
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Location
Canberra
A compound bow provides the user with mechanical advantages

When you pull back a recurve/long bow you hold the full weight of the draw. With most compound bows, primarily hunting bows, you can adjust so you only hold a percentage of the set draw weight. In this case, the peak draw weight is 70lbs (#) but you only have to hold 15% of that, or 10.5lbs. Less tiresome if holding at full draw while out hunting waiting for the perfect shot on an animal

That's probably the biggest advantage besides accuracy shot after shot
Still not a real bow ....😜
 

Pbgoose

Active Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2017
Location
Dubbo
Nice bow, been promising to get something similar for myself. I haven’t used my bow in ages, an old Hoyt recurve. When I was shooting I finger released, now I’m told it is all trigger release and I don’t know how I’d go with that.
Trigger release for recurve? I've got an old Yamaha take down recurve. It occasionally gets pulled out to shoot at target but hunting is usually done with a rifle. I would also like to buy a compound bow but unfortunately other priorities get in the way.
 

Mark1966

Canberra dwelling Happy Clapping Bean Counter
Staff member
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Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Stick

String

Arrow

You lost me after that.

Certainly a long way from playing in the backyard as a kid!
 

SpeedyPC

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Grand Society
2017 Sabbatical Fail
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Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Stick

String

Arrow

You lost me after that.

Certainly a long way from playing in the backyard as a kid!
Don’t forget to include pencil sharpener or pocket knife.

I remember when I was a kid my cousin used a pencil sharpener to have a sharp point at one end of the stick.
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Location
Perth
Nice bow, been promising to get something similar for myself. I haven’t used my bow in ages, an old Hoyt recurve. When I was shooting I finger released, now I’m told it is all trigger release and I don’t know how I’d go with that.
Here is my new release. $400 later and it's not even the one I asked for. Stuck with it now given the pandemic is hurting supply chains of some non-essential products (don't get me started on auspost lately). Anyway, after playing with it for a few hours I've decided I'll keep it. Fully adjustable including trigger travel and trigger tension. Features a pin in the thumb knob which can be screwed into the hole just below the hook. This allows the trigger to fire without actually releasing. For training purpose. Bow should arrive in the next week or so..

 

Pbgoose

Active Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2017
Location
Dubbo
Here is my new release. $400 later and it's not even the one I asked for. Stuck with it now given the pandemic is hurting supply chains of some non-essential products (don't get me started on auspost lately). Anyway, after playing with it for a few hours I've decided I'll keep it. Fully adjustable including trigger travel and trigger tension. Features a pin in the thumb knob which can be screwed into the hole just below the hook. This allows the trigger to fire without actually releasing. For training purpose. Bow should arrive in the next week or so..

Nice trigger.
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Location
Perth
Good to be back in the land of the living. Finally have new internet after NBN fumbled around for some weeks. Had some mail in that time..



Definitely can't wait to get up to the NT when restrictions are eased and get onto some buffalo or banteng
 
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