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    PNW Traditions G4 Ultralight Loads

    Thanks for your help. The globe sight certainly helps but I am learning the limitations of my ability to shoot with open sights. I will give those a try. Are you using true black powder or a substitute?
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    PNW Traditions G4 Ultralight Loads

    I have tried a handful of load combinations with limited success. The goal is a 150-200 yard Oregon legal muzzleloader. I have tried Thor's and TC maxi-hunter. So far I have just used Goex FFG powder. The maxi-hunter was closer than the Thor but still pretty far off from my goal. Wondering...
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    The misery of a lost deer.

    This year was a brutal one for me losing animals. Previous 20 plus years of hunting I lost 3 animals that I can remember. Two elk and one deer out of several dozen successes. This year I lost an elk and a deer. The deer was especially hard. He was the biggest buck I have ever shot on a...
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    Your BHA Dollars at Work?

    Also, in some cases what is money going to do? Going to bribe someone? Throwing money at existing legislation or proposals doesn’t really have an impact. Getting the word out and making phone calls does. I’m sure some money was spent to advertise the opposition to these bills. But it’s not...
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    Your BHA Dollars at Work?

    It’s not BHTA either though right? Yet still they did something. You’ve got a bone to pick with BHA that’s evident. The realities are that they have worked to prevent trapping bans even though it’s not in their name. One of the few to do so. In Oregon the board has commented on trapping bans...
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    Your BHA Dollars at Work?

    To me it makes a little bit of sense but needs to be looked at with some nuance. If someone is already interested in hunting and angling AND is going into politics. Then great that person, vote, or advocate is already in the bag. "Preaching to the choir" type of thing. However, making early...
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    Spine question for Axis Hexx

    I chased FOC with the HEXX with some pretty terrible results on elk regarding durability and penetration. I think a stronger shaft and accepting a higher overall arrow weight is a better option. After my experience with the HEXX I am going to a 570 grain setup. However, I only elk hunt with...
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    Oregon NE Whitehorse Muzzleloader Hunt

    Might be worth hitting up the chukar hunting forums and that route to see what they have been seeing. As you know mule deer are in a terrible state right now in Oregon. Did a recorded talk with the states leading biologist on this. Really interesting. Can share if you're interested.
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    UT Oquirrh Stansbury Late Muzzleloader

    I drew the late muzzleloader general season tag Nov. 3-11 for the Oquirrh-Stansbury unit. My dad and I rifle-hunted this unit on horseback when I was a kid. This was about 20 years ago and much has changed as far as mule deer and fire activity goes. The biggest buck I have still ever seen to...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    I just shoot to a 100 yards for practice. Figure if I can do that in practice I will be better at closer. Magnifies any issues you might be having as well. Figured if I can drop a broadhead and a field point close at 100 something must be working. My range limit is 60 in the field, depending...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    I do want others opinions and productive opinions like reburns and others on this have been appreciated. It is just frustrating rehashing things covered or having people simply provide blanket answers like you didn’t tune your bow at all or you just made a bad shot end of story nothing to do...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    Interested in learning more about torque tuning? I’ve always just practiced as much as possible to avoid torque.
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    For those assuming a lack of tuning or practice. I have a full size deer 3D target and 5 acres. My buddy and I make up all sorts of situations. Kneeling, sitting, timed alert animal shots, draw and then come around a tree, unknown ranges, odd shot angles, small windows, etc…. It’s a lot of...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    That’s why I mention the bow shooting well out to long ranges in the OP. I didn’t go into detail about tuning but I do make sure to let folks know that the arrows are flying well and shooting true with broadheads…. I would assume that folks would read that to mean they are flying with field...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    The bow is well tuned. I also shot probably 100 series with a broadhead to ensure that it was flying with the field tips. I made sure to take lots of cold shots as well to make sure I had good form and broadhead flight cold. Shot with broadheads well out to 100 yards. Taking the time to tune...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    I do in the original post. I broadhead tuned to 100 yards. I focused a lot on this over the last couple years. The arrow was very borderline on being underspined so I do think that could be a culprit.
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    Pointing out the flaws in the arrow performance isn’t me absolving myself of any responsibility, just to clarify. Arrow 1 was not placed perfect that much is sure. Had I slipped it through a rib right into the heart or lungs problem solved game over I have a dead bull on my hands with no...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    Addressing Ethics: I have now had the benefit of time that all you have enjoyed. I try to learn from everything in every way possible. My hunting buddy and I talked about this in detail right on the spot. The coulda, woulda, shoulda's all of us hunters do after every encounter. The...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    An elk has about 5-6 gallons of blood. So they can lose quite a bit before losing consciousness especially amped up but yeah gallons was an exaggeration. Fueled mostly by blood splatters on rocks. A small volume leaves a big splash. I need to get the photos and video from my buddy from when...
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    Lessons Learned: Complete Arrow Failure on Elk

    I am quite certain I hit him forward toward the shoulder. Yes I can’t be 100 percent without getting eyes on the animal. Having seen what some setups do against bone and taking into consideration the deflection of my second shot by a simple rib. I think I certainly would have significantly...
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