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Has Compound Bow Technology Peaked?

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Has Compound Bow Technology Peaked?

In 2007, PSE released their first version of the X-Force bow. It was built and marketed mostly around unprecedented chronograph readings. With advertised arrow speeds of up to 350 fps, its launch changed bowhunters’ collective focus on what a hunting bow was capable of—and what we should focus on as...
Why You Should Switch to a Single Pin Sight

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Why You Should Switch to a Single Pin Sight

Think about the most common excuses we use to explain away a miss while bowhunting. You’ll probably be able to come up with the best excuses without too much mind-grinding. Ranked first is the damn unseen twig that has deflected everyone’s arrow at least once, and it probably only comes in second to...
How to Buy a Used Bow

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How to Buy a Used Bow

Consistent bow accuracy is a puzzle that requires fitting a lot of odd-shaped pieces together. Bow fit and comfort are like the corner pieces that create the frame for filling in the rest. These two factors, not coincidentally, are where a lot of bowhunters go wrong. A bow that doesn’t fit correctly...
5 Reasons Your Arrows Fly Like Crap

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5 Reasons Your Arrows Fly Like Crap

The problem with modern arrows is that they pretty much all look the same. Shafts that run $200 per dozen are nearly indistinguishable from arrows that might cost one-third as much. But they will perform differently, just as brand new arrows will probably out-shoot your old reliables from five years...
The E-Collar Conundrum

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The E-Collar Conundrum

Dog owners and trainers are divided into two camps regarding the use of electronic shock collars for bird dog training. The first group heavily employs e-collars to round out a dog’s education and send a reminder when obedience starts to slip. Many other trainers and hunters view e-collars as...