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Outfit my new Bow
I have decided to retire my 19 year old BowTech bow. It has served me well, but it’s time for a new one. The other day I shot the Mathew’s Lift, Hoyt Alpha X 33, and Hoyt Carbon RX-8. I couldn’t believe how smooth the RX-8 was, but couldn’t justify the additional $600. I decided on the Alpha X 33. Just didn’t like the feel of the Lift.
With that said, what would you recommend for a rest, sight, quiver, stabilizers, release, broadheads, and arrows? I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to go with, but would like some real world input.
My hunting will be mainly whitetail from a tree stand with shots under 30 yards, elk spot and stalk with shots under 50, and possibly mule deer spot and stalk. Oh, and I have a 28.5” draw and the bow will be at 65lbs if that helps.
Thanks for any and all advice.
Fast Eddie xl sight from spot Hogg
QAD integrate rest hdx
Qad integrate rest spot hogg triple stack sight b stinger hex stabilizer tight spot quiver
Hamskea Epsilon rest, Spot Hogg Boonie with Triple Stack sight, Hamskea Linx-Lock stabs. I'd just go with one of the Hoyt quivers. Arrows, broadheads, and release are all personal preference.
REST: QAD Integrate>> SIGHT: Option Canyon Pounder>> STABILIZER: AAE Mountain Series Stabilizer>> QUIVER: Hoyt SUPERLITE 2-PIECE QUIVER>> RELEASE: That is kinda personal. I like the new Stan Axis Thumb release. No click while hunting. >> ARROWS: Victory RIP TKO and broadhead of choice. I love Eason Axis but tired of having them stick in 3D targets. TKO is slickkkk.
When I finally upgrade to a new bow I like the 4S sight from Option Archery. It has a flip option so there are 4 or 6 fixed pins, but also a single adjustable option in the same sight… kinda pricey though but that goes for all new archery gear for us still shooting older stuff.
You may want to try vertical pins as opposed to horizontal. I've tried to use vertical pins several times over the last twenty five years and just don't like the site picture. Single pin slider is not bad, but multi vertical pins, for me, obscure part of the animal I want to see. I'm outfitting a new bow that hasn't come in yet but I'm going with another three pin horizontal. Fast Eddie XL. QAD X2 integrated rest and a proprietary two piece quiver. I'll figure the stabilizer out after I'm shooting it.
Hamskea Epsilon rest, HHA Tetra RYZ Max sight, Hoyt Super Lite quiver (I prefer the two piece), AAE Mountain Series stabilizers, Carter Wise Choice release, Iron Will broadheads or Sevr 2.0 broadheads, Easton Axis arrows.
Spot Hogg Boonie with scope of your choice. I prefer the double Pin. Tightspot Air Lock quiver. Hamskea Epsilon rest. I like Carter Releases if shooting a hand held. Pick your flavor. If shooting an index finger I would try the Scott Verge. If I were buying g new arrows it would be Victory RIP TKOs. As far as broadheads, there are so many good options depending on what you like but I plan on shooting everything I hunt with Grim Reaper Mini Mags.
I put a Tightspot Shiftlock quiver on my new bow. It has two rows of grippers and is length adjustable. It's much more secure and vibration free than my last Tightspot. I ordered a integrated Hamskea Epsilon rest. I had them engrave it with my favorite Bible verse too.
You might get a Spot Hogg Boonie by May. It will be a good option when they start making them. QAD has a few bugs to work out on there new rest.
IMHO Unless your bow is off balance left or right. Why add a stabilizer. Until you get weight out approximately 20” away from the riser it does no more than adding weight.
Now adding weight does stabilize a bow. But why pay extra for a lighter bow. Then add weight. A 8” stabilizer does nothing but perhaps absorb more vibration and add weight.
A stabilizer 20-30” long does actually help settle the pin.
The best compromise is this
After my drop away rest started to fail this past season my quickest remedy was a whisker biscuit. Love it so much I threw the new drop away on the shelf and will leave it there.
A trophy ridge sight with a whisker biscuit has killed alot deer for me, although they are mounted on a 20 year old bowtech. Still works for me and that rig feels like a pair of broke in boots that fit just right. Good luck with your new bow .
Bishop arrows and Broadheads