2012 Mule Deer set-ups

evan williams

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What is everyone running this year for Mule Deer?

This year I have a good deal of time between my Colorado Elk Hunt and my Kansas Mule Deer so I have built two different set-ups. Here is my Mule Deer set-up:
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2012 Vector Turbo 28" (#2 cams) at 71#
CBE Tek-Hunter 5 pin custom
Easton ACC PRO HUNTERS 390 (total weight 390 grains @ 297 fps)
4" Bohning green/white Tiger wrap
6 AAE Plastifletch MAX target vanes on 3 degree helical
Ulmer EDGE broadheads
2 pc 4 arrow FUSE Satori Quiver
10" B Stinger Sport Hunter Xtreme w/ 4 oz as a front stabilizer
6" B Stinger Sport Hunter Xtreme w/ 5 oz as a side stabilizer
Hamskea VERSA Rest
America's Best Custom Flo Green Str/Cbl
Carter QUICKIE
 
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bowhnter7

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I don't change anything I guess. It's the same set up no matter if it 's whitetails back home, or mule deer and elk out here. Even for turkeys all I really do is change heads........oh yeah and the quiver.
 

BowXpert

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Hoyt Carbon Matrix+
29" 70#
CBE Tek Hunter XL
Trophy Taker SmackDown Pro
Fuse 8.5" Blade
Hoyt Pro-Series 4-arrow 2-pc Quiver
CX Maxima Hunter 450's
My own Custom String and cables
Carter Ember Release
405gr arrow at 303fps
Broadhead to be named later!(QAD Exodus, G5 T3 or Ulmer)
 

Brandon Pattison

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I don't change anything I guess. It's the same set up no matter if it 's whitetails back home, or mule deer and elk out here. Even for turkeys all I really do is change heads........oh yeah and the quiver.
Same as above.

2012 Carbon Element, 70/29.5
330 Injexion
Big Nasty
8" Carbon Blade
Hoyt QAD
Hoyt 6-arrow, 2-piece
Real Deal
Scott Sabercat
 

Hardstalk

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Muley antelope and cow elk are all getting the same bill

2011 hoyt rampage xt 26.5" draw 70#
Spott hogg 5 pin hunter wrapped
Trying the wacem broadheads out 100 grains
400 gpi easton arrows
Qad hoyt edition fall away
No stabilizer.. I think with todays bows practice eliminates the need for one and it saves weight. My rampage weighs in under most carbon elements that have a stabilizer.
287 f.p.s
Just got her tuned up yesterday at the pro shop. Shooting broadheads from now until season starts.
12 days to attempt to fill all three tags!
 

drthornton

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This year will be my 1st Mule deer hunt and I am not changing anything from my Elk/Pronghorn/Whitetail setup....although I did get a new site to make sure I am 3rd axis Level.

2008 Bowtech Tomkat 68#/30.5
Spot Hogg Hunter
Tight Spot Quiver
Whisker Biscuit
Limbsaver String Stop
Winner's Choice string/cables
Goldtip Hunter XT with blazers and half wrap 412gr tot
Shuttle T-Loc 100gr
Scott Little Bitty Goose
 
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Jared Bloomgren

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2012 PSE Omen Pro, 74#, 28"
387 gr. Carbon Force Radial X Weave at 326 fps.
420 gr. Trophy Ridge Blast at 315 fps.
Wac'em Triton or Exit 100 gr. heads
Phantom Drop Away
Vibracheck Omega Stab
CBE Tek Hybrid Sight
Eclipse 6 arrow two pc quiver
America's Best Bowstrings
Scott Wolf release
 

RosinBag

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I use same set up for all hunting:

Hoyt Carbon Matrix - #2 Cams at 29" & 70#'s
Easton ACC Pro Hunter Series 390 - 410 Grains Total
3 Flex Fletch 360 - Helical
G5 Montec CS - 100 Grain
Tommy Hogg 5 Pin Slider
Fuse 10" Stabilizer with 11 oz. Weight
QAD Ultra made for Hoyt
Tight Spot Quiver
Stan Shoot Off Release
 

Sonoran

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Hoyt Carbon Element RKT 29.5in #3 cams @ 66lbs
Custom MBG Ascent 5pin slider
Easton ACC Pro Hunter 340 @ 468gr, 13%FOC @ 274fps
5" Onestinger custom wraps
3 AAE Maxhunter @ 4degree helical (125gr Wac em' Triton)
6 AAE Plastifletch max 20 @ 4degree helical (125gr Grim Reapers)
Tightspot Quiver
Winners Choice 8190 string
Stokerized 8" Hunter and SS1 Stabilizers
Carter Like Mike Release
 

velvetfvr

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Mine are in the sig. Using evo for Muleys and pronghorn this year and maybe omen next year. 280 fps out of the evo and 300fps on the omen pro.
 

RUTTIN

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Limbsaver DZ 32 @ 28 inch, 72 lbs
Easton FMJ
Magnus Stinger (arrow, broadhead combo at 436 grains)
MBG Ascent
Ripcord Code Red
Scott Silverhorn
 

belly-deep

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I have a Hoyt something-or-other. I can hit a deer's vitals out to 50 yards with it...good 'nuf for me.
 

Daniel Bybee

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This year: Pse Diablo 27in 72lb, top gun 7 pin sight, aae rest, vibracheck stab, gold tip 5575 pro hunters and g5 t3. Next year im going to start over from scratch, never bought new and 2013 will be the year. Daniel
 

Slim Jim

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Draw weight

How does everyone shoot 70+ lbs? I shoot 60 lbs. and I workout 5 days a week and have for twenty+ years now. I shoot almost everyday at least 50 arrows and my draw shoulder starts to get tired and next day just a little sore. I have the new Bowtech insanity which keeps my speed at 296 fps with a 400g arrow and a 28" draw so I think I'm good with most big game. I have only been shooting bows for about 2 years now. Should I be shooting with more draw weight?
 

Jared Bloomgren

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How does everyone shoot 70+ lbs? I shoot 60 lbs. and I workout 5 days a week and have for twenty+ years now. I shoot almost everyday at least 50 arrows and my draw shoulder starts to get tired and next day just a little sore. I have the new Bowtech insanity which keeps my speed at 296 fps with a 400g arrow and a 28" draw so I think I'm good with most big game. I have only been shooting bows for about 2 years now. Should I be shooting with more draw weight?
More draw weight is not needed and you will be just fine with your set-up, actually more than just fine! You are pulling some good numbers! You need to pull whatever poundage feels comfortable for you! I have been shooting a 70+ pound bow since I can remember. It is what I am comfortable with. Sure certain workouts can help you build the muscles needed to pull more poundage but it is not needed. I would stick to what you are shooting. If you feel you must start shooting more poundage turn the bow up a bit when you shoot. Keep it at that setting for awhile and you may get used to it. Your muscles will adapt and build. You can keep doing this to achieve the additional weight if you want, but again it is not needed esp if you are shooting a 60 pound bow.
 

Slim Jim

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Thanks Jared, I just thought maybe I was doing something wrong. That is a boost of confidence I need and will just help me feel even better when I do release the string on a buck this season in the high country.
 

Hardstalk

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Imo if you can pull it back nice and slow and comfortable your golden there is a chart somewhere i read that shows k.e required for a bow kill. Its much less than majority of compound shooters are achieving with their setups.
 

Matt Palmquist

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Hoyt Carbon Matrix RKT 28.5" @ 70 pounds
Spot Hogg 5 Pin Tommy Slider
Vaportrail ProV rest
Vaportrail Strings/Cables
Fuse Carbon Blade 6.5" Stabilizer
Fuse Satori 2-Piece Quiver
GoldTip Pro Hunter 7595
VPA Three Blade 100 Grain Broadheads
Spot Hogg Wiseguy Release
 

cj baum

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Mathews z7
Sure-loc lethal weapon max
QAD ultra rest hd
Gold tip pro hunter
4'' bohning wraps
x2 fletchings
tekan g5
and a Colorado mule deer tag in my pocket.
 
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