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Contributors to this thread:
DPowers 11-Oct-18
Scar Finga 11-Oct-18
Paul@thefort 11-Oct-18
DPowers 11-Oct-18
DPowers 12-Oct-18
WV Mountaineer 12-Oct-18
GF 12-Oct-18
DPowers 13-Oct-18
DPowers 20-Apr-19
Franklin 20-Apr-19
Hohenzollern 21-Apr-19
DPowers 21-Apr-19
DPowers 21-Apr-19
Ziek 21-Apr-19
DPowers 22-Apr-19
Ziek 22-Apr-19
APauls 22-Apr-19
DPowers 22-Apr-19
From: DPowers
11-Oct-18
I am post C3 to C7 cervical fusion. I can shoot, but I cannot aim in traditional form. I just bought a new mission bow that I have shortened the draw length to 23 inches, to shoot with a mouth release. I am at 48 pounds now, but feel i will be able to work up to about 60 pounds. My question is what weight arrow will i need to shoot to be adequate for elk. My current arrows are about 440 grains. Thanks for any input. Dave

From: Scar Finga
11-Oct-18
IMO, you're fine now, if you wait for the right shot. Glad to see you are still at it and prayers your way brother! I wish nothing but success for you!

From: Paul@thefort
11-Oct-18
are you shooting a 28 inch plus arrow (440 grains) from the draw length of 23 inch? Just curious or are you planning on shorting them for some reason. Personally I see nothing wrong shooting a longer arrow but some others may have suggestions. my best to you for keeping at it and staying in the game. Paul

From: DPowers
11-Oct-18
I took a crossbow this year. Never again.

From: DPowers
12-Oct-18
I plan to shoot my current arrows. My thought is that I may need to get a but heavier. Put the arch back in archery.

12-Oct-18
That will do it. Worry about something else brother.

From: GF
12-Oct-18
If you can get a 450 grain arrow up to an honest 190 FPS, you’ll be in better shape than an awfully high percentage of stickbow shooters. Just make sure it’s flying straight & settled, and pick your shots like a clean kill is your top priority.

From: DPowers
13-Oct-18
Thanks for the input guys.

From: DPowers
20-Apr-19
After experimenting with several mouth tabs, I came across Jeff Fabry's website and video of his set up. It has worked well for me. Any of you suffering with neck or shoulder issues, it may help you.

From: Franklin
20-Apr-19
Can you not draw the bow with your arm now or is this a permanent situation? Just curious.

From: Hohenzollern
21-Apr-19
thanks for the tips

From: DPowers
21-Apr-19
After experimenting with several mouth tabs, I came across Jeff Fabry's website and video of his set up. It has worked well for me. Any of you suffering with neck or shoulder issues, it may help you.

From: DPowers
21-Apr-19
I can draw fine with my arms, I just cannot turn my neck enough to sight. With the mouth tab and shorter draw length, I shoot more straight forward. I had to add a 3/8 shim between the rise and my site, to get enough wind age adjustment. Surprisingly, the mouth tab is very easy to hold and shoot.

From: Ziek
21-Apr-19
I had a c5/6 fusion in '08, and still have almost constant neck pain of varying degrees. I can't even imagine having to shoot with a mouth tab. The stress on my neck would be unbearable. What is keeping you from sighting? Can you not turn your head?

From: DPowers
22-Apr-19
Ziek: Correct, I cannot turn my head. I too have constant discomfort, but it hurts no worse to shoot. Not as bad as not bow hunting, anyway!

From: Ziek
22-Apr-19
I've been advised that additional fusions may be in my future. But, the more they fuse, the more the stress is transferred to the next level, and the less mobility you have. I'm putting it off as long as possible. Good luck with the mouth tab.

From: APauls
22-Apr-19
Good on you bud I wish you the bestestist of luck!!!

From: DPowers
22-Apr-19
I have an AZ archery elk tag that needs filling. I am gonna give her heck trying!

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