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Weight: 100 lbs.
Date: November 3, 2009
Location: Madison County, AL
Weapon: Matthews Switchback Bow
Arrow: Carbon Express Maxima 250
Broadhead: Muzzy MX-4 100gr. - 4 blade
Range: 20 yards
Distance Deer Traveled: 75 yards
What a wild afternoon! Right after I got in the stand, saw four bucks. One was super nice - lots of bone on his head. They were 60-70 yards away and never came closer. A little later in the afternoon, a doe came into the white oak trees I'm hunting. I shot her at 20 yards. Good day.
That's twenty straight years with at least one deer by bow - a streak I'm proud of!
Season Updates 2009-10
This is my bow hunting combination:
Matthews Switchback Bow
My hunting arrow is 350 grains - 29" Carbon Express MAXIM
250 - Muzzy MX-4 100gr - dipped in white paint - crested - three 4" white
I reduced the draw weight on my bow to 62#'s - yea, I'm a baby - It's shooting 280 fps at 62#'s through the chronograph - 30" draw.
On Saturday night - during the bow work - I measured the draw weight - it was bottomed out and pulling 73#'s. At 73#'s, it was shooting 310 fps through the chronograph - 30" draw with 350gr arrow. Mathews claims 318 fps with a 350gr arrow at 30" draw set to 70 lbs. I didn't get 318 fps. IBO speed (like you see listed for bows) is measured with a 350gr arrow at 30" draw set to 70 lbs.
|IBO Rating (FPS) (approx.)||318 fps (Approx)|
|241 fps (Approx)|
|Cam(s)||StraightLine Perimeter-Weighted C1 Cam|
|Draw Weight||40, 50, 60, 70|
|Draw Length||26" - 30" with Half Sizes from 26 1/2" - 29 1/2"|
Axle to Axle Length
|Riser Length||25 1/2" (Approx)|
|4.34 lbs (Approx)|
|Letoff (%)||65% or 80% (Approx)|
|String/Cable Length||Zebra Barracuda String Length 91 3/4", Cable Length 35 1/2"|
Trophy Ridge Drop Zone Rest
Carbon Express Maxima 250 shafts - 4" TrueFlight Feathers - Custom Dip, Crown and Crest
Muzzy 100gr 4-blade