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Morning With The New Bow

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Drake267, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Drake267

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    So yesterday I picked up a new bowtech carbon icon bow, had a lovely mybo origin compound but it was heavy to carry around the course with me, though it is def a more stable bow than the icon and easier to shoot tight groups with. Understandable as it’s a proper target bow. This icon is so light and it’s shorter axle to axle. A bit more concentration needed to shoot good groups though.

    Though saying that this new one is still extremely accurate. It’s fitted with a trophy ridge react 5 pin sight, Hoyt stubby stabiliser and a wrist sling. Have it set at 28.5 draw length and 50lb draw in the comfort setting. It also has a performance setting which has a more aggressive draw and gives a few FPS more. I don’t need that, it shoots and draws lovely in the comfort setting. Much easier on the body! Some pics from this morning below, nice and frosty! The elk was 60yds away and nailed it right in the inner kill with my first shot at it. Great morning :D
     

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    More pics
     

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    That looks like great fun mate, lovely grounds to shoot in.

    Nice one!
     
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    It is mate, was up there on my own, no one else around at all.
     
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    Good shooting Brett, that's very impressive well done :cool:

    Ray
     
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    Only showed the good ones mate! :D In all honesty it’s reasonably easy with a compound bow compared to the recurve I have. Was lovely being out though, was round the full course and back home before 10.
     
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    Awesome! Looks like the new bow suits you ;)

    I was hoping you would share some pics of the new Icon, it looks great. Short ATA bows can be a little twitchy and less forgiving than their larger counterparts, but once you have them dialled in they are every bit as accurate and your competitors will be jealous of the speed and tight marks :)
     
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    Marky-Boy Once a Monkey Always a Monkey

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    Mate all these new toys
    You really have started Xmas early
    Hope your ok mate
     
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    I am mate, it’s still a bit rough but I’m feeling better about it, though when I move out in a couple of weeks it will hit me hard. I know it will.

    As for the toys, well I sold the target compound so this was only an extra £100 to get. The wildcat was cheap enough but needs to go back, it’s not right.
     
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    It’s nice mate, it’s so light, the full set up is lighter than my bare origin. Just easier to carry around and having the two different settings it’s great. I think I could actually put it right up to max on the comfort setting. Paperwork states it’s 61.7lbs draw on full tilt. It really feels much easier to draw than the 50lb origin which I’m surprised about.

    Put the react on it from the mybo and two arrows later it was set at 20yds, shot the 30yd target and they matched up with the corresponding pin. Then shot the 60yd elk and again the pin was about bang on. Probably just need dropping a bit as this bow is def quicker than the mybo. I think I may possibly need stiffer spined arrows too. Will try them as is for the next few outings though.

    You’re right about twitching too, I did on a couple and missed the aim point by quite a bit. But when concentrating properly it’s a very accurate bow, even in my hands. I love it, I’ll be spending an awful lot of time up at that ground over the next few years. It’s a great hobby.
     
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    Few pics of the new bow set up for @N.Vodden a little wet this morning but a great time had by both of us. My bow set up with trophy ridge react h5 5 pin sight, trophy ridge whisker biscuit and Hoyt stubby stabiliser with a Hoyt pro wrist sling. Arrows are bearpaw pentathlon bandits. My mates set up is similar but he has an older Hoyt pro series bow, trophy ridge h4 react sight and uses the same arrows as me. It’s a really nice set up too but longer and heavier than mine. I still kicked his butt today :D
     

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    Looking good, slick setup!

    Personally I'd ditch the whisker biscuit. That much contact with the arrow on loose as it passes through the bristles will cause some inconsistency.

    They are intended for hunting to avoid an arrow falling off a rest and because they are quiet, but for competitive or accurate shooting you want as little arrow contact as possible. Fletch contact with a rest is a big no-no, with that type you are shooting them through a brush ;)

    I've always preferred a blade launcher type rest, very little contact and nothing to go wrong but if you prefer a captive rest that the arrow can't fall out of, drop away rests are a great choice.
     
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    That looks like great fun mate!

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    Yeah totally understand but the whisker biscuit makes it so much easier when doing this 3D. Especially when you’re on uneven ground. Had a blade rest on the mybo when I was shooting target and it was ok when I got used to it. But it was very awkward when out shooting the course. We’re only doing this for fun so pinpoint accuracy isn’t really that important for us. I was shooting 4 inch groups at 50-60 yd’s with it yesterday so for me, that’s all I need. I’m pretty impressed with the little bow. Probably took around 100 shots or so and it wa so smooth to use. I’m thinking of putting it up to it’s full 60lb draw weight. Seeing what it’s like at that.
     
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    It is mate, it’s great being up there with the bows.
     
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    Looks great mate nice shooting too
     
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  17. Brother Caleb

    Brother Caleb You have been judged and found unworthy!

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    Its a cracking pastime, you have made me very jealous. I guess I will just have to man up, stop avoiding the surgeon and get my shoulder sorted out.

    I always fancied a compound but like my rifles I never manage to get to modern, so I stick with Springer's and in bows never got away from one piece recurve's and flatbow's.

    Sticking one in the Kill-zone at 60 Yards is a real buzz whatever your using but seems a bit sweeter when you made the arrows. (Also costs less when it goes belly-up and you end up with an arrow in bits)

    Keep posting, I love a good archery thread :thumb:
     
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    Well my mate has his compound set at 40lb draw weight and it’s pretty easy on the body, plus you’re only holding around 15% or so of that at full draw. So actually easier in a way than a traditional bow. Though I do love my hunting recurve too. It’s def a nicer feeling pulling off good shots with a barebow. Very satisfying. I shoot mainly compound as my mate only shoots that, so it’s a bit more banter.
     

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