At the Ranch – Whitetail: My Complete Archery Setup Breakdown
I’m here in Nebraska right now bowhunting, and I’m just going to kind of breakdown my archery setup with what I’m using, why I’m using it, why I like it and everything like that. We’re going to start off with the bow, which is the Mathews VXR. I think it’s a year old model from Matthews. Obviously, it’s a compound bow and I’m pulling 70 pounds back. With whatever bow you’re using, I think you should be able to max out the poundage. You can also get bows that have less poundage. To learn more about that we have another video that we did last year and you can look at how much weight you should pull back. I’m running a single pin HHA sight and I love a single pin because of the ability to adjust it. As you can see, you have got a dial here that you can adjust all the way from 20 to 100, right into the exact yardage. We’ve also got another video on single pin versus multi pin setup and if you’re kind of figuring out which sight you should go with, that can be a great video to watch.
There’s a short Mathew stabilizer on here. Some people like to use long stabilizers, which you know, can help you to balance your bow when you’re shooting. I like a short one because it’s just more compact, it helps me, and it’s easier when hunting.
Now we’re gonna get down into the arrows. I’ve got a Mathews Quiver that you can see is just attached to my bow. For my arrows, I’m shooting Vector Custom Shots and they are a micro diameter, heavy arrow. Once again, if you want to learn more about arrows, we’ve got a video on heavy versus light arrows. These are considered a heavy arrow. There’s a lot of reasons I like shooting heavier arrows, but the main one is that it really helps with penetration and you don’t have to worry about an arrow not penetrating.
I’ve got the Four Fletch arrows and then for my broadhead, I shoot a G5 Megameat plus mechanical broadhead. I like this mechanical head. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and it’s actually my first year shooting this specific broadhead. I’ve always shot Rage broadheads in the past, which are also mechanical and I’ve loved how those have worked as well. There are a lot of differences with mechanical and fixed broadheads. I prefer the mechanical to get a larger cutting diameter, but this one I like the three blade and it seems to be really structurally sound so I don’t have to worry about it breaking or anything like that.
Right now, that’s my complete archery setup. It’s pretty simple. Like I said, if you’ve got any more questions on arrows, or how much weight you should pull back, we’ve got other videos for that. At the end of the day, when it comes to your archery setup, I recommend just finding equipment that’s most comfortable for you and to shoot your gear a lot and practice with it to become fluid with it. Becoming comfortable with your gear is going to create the best outcome for you.
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