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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by flightattendant100 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:19 am

bellerivercrossbowhunter wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:20 pm
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The new Hawke line looks promising for sure!
The reticle is too busy for my liking.. Lol
But better than the XB30 Pro.

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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by robertyb » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:40 am

Only problem I really see with the new Hawke is sighting in at 40 yards with the main crosshair. Whatever magnification you get is what you are stuck with except at 40 yards. You might get a blurry picture at 10-20 yards or even less. I do like the windage marks though.
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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by Ontario Savage » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm

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Is that for shooting multiple deer at the same time? Thats one crazy complwx retical. No thanks.
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Yep agreed
Way too busy for me as well

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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by Stab 'em » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:19 pm

It is a busy reticle for a hunting bow. However it looks pretty nice for target shooting, especially with the wind drift on there.

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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by Bcxbow » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:12 pm

Has any one found the perfect crossbow scope at the show?

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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by elkaholic » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:32 pm

Parker should be there with their RED HOT Pin Point (3x ) scope turret adjustable 20-80 yrds illuminated dot - print your own yardage bands from 280-380 fps bows

Range it- dail it -shoot it

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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by gerald strine » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:44 pm

Range it, dial it ,shoot it is no good, here is how the real world works you sit down you range a few trees memorize a few yardages and after many hours if it is your lucky day after many hunts with no harvest you get a buck in that is nervous walking at a good clip and you have about 3 seconds to pick out a likely opening between trees aim and shoot our the deer is just gone their is no time for " Range it, Dial it , shoot it, the dial it part means no harvest.
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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by DuckHunt » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:34 pm

gerald strine wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:44 pm
Range it, dial it ,shoot it is no good, here is how the real world works you sit down you range a few trees memorize a few yardages and after many hours if it is your lucky day after many hunts with no harvest you get a buck in that is nervous walking at a good clip and you have about 3 seconds to pick out a likely opening between trees aim and shoot our the deer is just gone their is no time for " Range it, Dial it , shoot it, the dial it part means no harvest.
You are right. I can't count the number of times I've taken a shot within five seconds of seeing a deer because that was the only shot I would get. I prefer to range them first, but they don't always cooperate and slowly feed down the expected trail through the primary shooting lane.

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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by Stab 'em » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:28 am

DuckHunt wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:34 pm
gerald strine wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:44 pm
Range it, dial it ,shoot it is no good, here is how the real world works you sit down you range a few trees memorize a few yardages and after many hours if it is your lucky day after many hunts with no harvest you get a buck in that is nervous walking at a good clip and you have about 3 seconds to pick out a likely opening between trees aim and shoot our the deer is just gone their is no time for " Range it, Dial it , shoot it, the dial it part means no harvest.
You are right. I can't count the number of times I've taken a shot within five seconds of seeing a deer because that was the only shot I would get. I prefer to range them first, but they don't always cooperate and slowly feed down the expected trail through the primary shooting lane.

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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by Goose52 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:12 am

You are right. I can't count the number of times I've taken a shot within five seconds of seeing a deer because that was the only shot I would get. I prefer to range them first, but they don't always cooperate and slowly feed down the expected trail through the primary shooting lane.

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I can't never get the deer to stand still while I pace off the yardage to them for a shot...
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probly not using enough scent blocker :wink:
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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by Goose52 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:14 am

You are right. I can't count the number of times I've taken a shot within five seconds of seeing a deer because that was the only shot I would get. I prefer to range them first, but they don't always cooperate and slowly feed down the expected trail through the primary shooting lane.

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I can't never get the deer to stand still while I pace off the yardage to them for a shot...
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probly not using enough scent blocker :wink:
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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by Boo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 am

I'm told by the salesman at the ATA that the current XB 30 Pro still has better glass.
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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by racking up points » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 am

gerald strine wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:44 pm
Range it, dial it ,shoot it is no good, here is how the real world works you sit down you range a few trees memorize a few yardages and after many hours if it is your lucky day after many hunts with no harvest you get a buck in that is nervous walking at a good clip and you have about 3 seconds to pick out a likely opening between trees aim and shoot our the deer is just gone their is no time for " Range it, Dial it , shoot it, the dial it part means no harvest.
It’s a wonder I’ve ever killed a deer then...range, dial and shoot is a perfectly usable strategy and it takes the guess work out of the equation. I usually range trees and landmarks before the animal gets there but not always. If I don’t know the yardage definitely I don’t shoot so I’ve had to range the animal, dial and shoot numerous times. I use a turret dial on my VXR and an HHA on another bow and I have no plans to change anytime soon unless the scope that Norm has been perstering Leupold for gets made, (buddy I’ve called and sent Emails for a Crossbones VXR for years so keep at it).

To my buddies at the ATA, have a great time and send lots of pictures!

As for the Hawke scope, I don’t like the reticle, they’re usually heavier than they need to be, the glass is always subpar and that reticle :roll:
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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by newbie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:35 am

I got a chance to cock and shoot the new 460 scorpyd. It's a BEAST. I could only cock it with the short rope and then it was just...... the long rope ended up over my head :shock:
Man that bow is smooth. Trigger is amazing. I think that's what you need Derrick.
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Re: 2018 ATA Show

Post by robertyb » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:41 am

I have found that range, dial and shoot works best on feeding deer and on food plots where you get plenty of time to do so. Most of my shots are taken at traveling animals that only give a few seconds at best to range and shoot. So I use a multi-reticle scope and range tress, rocks, etc. in advance. One of my bows now has a rangefinder mounted to it that scans so I can see the range as I am aiming, it works pretty good.
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