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  1. I shot this ammo from my 06 and shot a buck with it first day, I wasn't impressed. Small hole in small hole out and it went through the bucks front shoulders, he was running and dropped at the shot. 30 minutes later I waded out in the brush to get him and he was laying there fully alert and tried to get back up before I finished him off with my 357. That deer would've lived quite awhile I believe, funny part is my 357 round entered an inch below the 06 hole and exited the same on the other side and the deer expired in seconds. Could've been just a fluke but I won't use them again. Yes the deer dropped and wasn't going anywhere but I've seen better results from other bullets so I won't bother giving them another chance.
  2. I've used deer carts for years. Can save a lot of time pulling one out. Started out with a heavy steel version, I think the cart weighed as much as the deer, went to an aluminum and it was a little better but awkward and loud bouncing through the woods. Now I use a Big game pack n pull cart and love it so far. It only weighs like 14lbs and collapses down into a backpack with straps, you could literally hunt with it on your back. And it's fairly cheap too. Like $60 if I remember right.
  3. Yes I have a large fannypack that carries all of my essentials. When the climber is packed together I simply wrap the fannypack straps around the climber and on the inside of the climber backpack straps so that the pack portion is on the backside of the climber. Then if i need too I'll put my jacket or whatever in there too if I don't want to sweat carrying it in. I even built a 3 piece aluminum camera arm onto mine that I don't have to remove and is always there to use. I move around a lot hunting and I've grown to love my climber.
  4. I've used summit vipers for years and have no complaints. I currently have 2 of them and would buy another in a heartbeat. Once you get in a routine for setting them up or carrying them they are awesome. Quick and quiet and very versatile. Go with the summit.
  5. Blackpowder is treated differently. Some retail stores just do not deal with NY because of our confusing laws. You can purchase a blackpowder pistol with no permit. I've done it. I ordered a CVA Optima pistol online and it shipped to my doorstep. I took it and had it added to my permit with just the sales receipt.
  6. If it is a black powder pistol it doesn't need to be registered on your pistol permit until you have all of the components to fire it. Maybe they were referring to something along those lines? I'm not sure what "casing" they referred to though. Sounds a little fishy...
  7. I get that you like higher end cameras, so do I. If it takes pictures when it's supposed to then I really don't care what weak points it has. I still get deer pics I wouldn't have gotten if my "cheap" camera wasn't there. If it lasts a year and dies I don't care, it's $29. It's a great way for someone to increase their camera #'s without spending $500 which could be better spent on other gear. To each their own, I'm a snob when it comes to certain gear too but cameras isn't one of them...
  8. If you're referring to me I never once called this a good cam. I called it a good for $29 cam. If I can buy 5 more cameras for the price of 1 good cam and the pictures are quality enough then what's the problem? I only use cameras to see if there are bucks I'd be happy with around and these will do just that, and if someone walks off with it it's a $29 loss, not $169 like my spypoints...
  9. Here's a few from them. Quality is better in person, I took these with my phone from screen
  10. I've had both of mine out for a week. They take OK pictures. For $29 I'm not going to complain. Had some IR washout around 8 pm a few of the days but all in all its not too bad. I'd buy another at that price...
  11. It's a coyote with a mangey tail.
  12. Awesome pics. It's funny how it seems everyone waits for the opportunity to roast someone for doing something illegal and then it seems half of those same people condone it when it suits them... Ridiculous.
  13. Yep! Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  14. As they sit they are "barbed" which is illegal in NY, but they aren't barbed because the blades fold forward when pulled backwards (like a Rage). That's why its called a fixed hybrid. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  15. Its a hobby and a passion for some, learning all you can will never hinder you. If you want to buy arrows and just shoot them then do that, as long as they perform well who cares, I love the technical aspect of archery and will me knowing exactly what my arrows weigh or the momentum my combination produces kill more deer? Probably not but its peace of mind and I'll take that any day. How far do you want to take your hobby/passion is what you have to ask yourself. I think it would behoove more people than not to pay more attention to their equipment than shooting and wounding something due to a poor setup which could've been avoided. To each their own! Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  16. Yea the first buck won't be too big but he looks to be 1.5 yrs old also. The second buck looks to be 2.5 perhaps 3.5...? Definitely older than the first. He has good width and probably will have decent length on his beams but it appears tine length won't be great. That's my opinion anyway! Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  17. Its very difficult. Most of the bucks I could set a watch by all summer pull the disappearing act come hard horn. They sporadically show up but very randomly it seems. Some don't move too far and others won't be seen again until next spring. Its frustrating. That's just my experience over 10 years of running cams. A lot has to do with different properties too I'm sure. As far as making them stay? Good luck! Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  18. If you're looking for a good quality head that as far as I know is still american made look at the ramcats, they are a fixed hybrid broadhead. They are legal in NY. They penetrate unlike anything else (I can attest to it), the blades bend occasionally on deer but its never hindered anything for me or anyone else I know of and I never reuse blades after 1 deer anyhow. They fly like field points guaranteed. You still get a generous 1 3/16" cut. They can be purchased for $32/3 pack. Just a thought for you, I'm not trying to push or sell anything, just passing along info on a great product in my opinion. Look up reviews if you doubt anything. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  19. Yes you are fine to shoot mechanicals, just don't have a lightweight arrow and try to cut a huge hole through something. Your penetration will suffer. Don't plan for when everything goes right, plan on something that'll work when everything goes wrong... Which is penetration. Without penetration it doesn't matter what head you use. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  20. Go as heavy as your able while maintaining a good velocity. I too went a lot heavier this year, I went from 7.4gpi to 10.9gpi. I lost a lot of speed but I'm still at the 300-310 mark where I'm happy. Noone complains about overpenetration, only under. A lot will depend on your broad head choice also, big cut mechanicals need more energy than say a 1 1/8" fixed head. Don't get too caught up in the KE hype either, its not a true measurement for penetration. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  21. I bought 2 last week at the Field & Stream in Elmira for $29 also. Just put both out a few days ago. They are definitely cheap cameras but so was the price tag. The only complaint I have so far is that I had to buy new SD cards for these cameras as they would not work with cards I already have and use in my Spypoint cameras. I got them for state land spots I'm too nervous to leave expensive cameras. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  22. I've taken almost all of mine at 30-70 yds with the 25 and that little bullet hits them HARD. The shock makes them stiffen up and they're hardly able to tight leg it a few steps if they walk at all. I've never taken a second shot with my 25 because you can see the deer's reaction and know its not going anywhere. Ive shot quite a few with 30-06 also and sometimes they run off seemingly untouched, not with the 25. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  23. Isnt it funny the way that goes... Deer that don't exist don't get hit by cars. But yet you'll hear the same complaints again this fall about how there's no deer anywhere.Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
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