Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
bowhunterrj

5 Spot league

Recommended Posts

This is my first year shooting any type of league so I have a few questions for ya veteran shooters. My setup is a Mathews dxt with sigle pin slide site and a whiker biskut carbon express maximas fletched with blazers. My question is should I replace the biskut with some sort of fall away or prong style rest i have a couple year old vital bow gear fall away that I can put on or should I purchase something different. I am shooting in the bowhunter class. Any tips on equiptment would be gratly appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indoor shooting with a WB and blazer vanes should not be a problem. I'd be more concerned hunting with that set up.

If you had any thoughts about shooting state, then the movable site is not allowed in the Bowhunter division, otherwise if you're comfortable shooting what you've got, then go for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WB and blazer vanes are a fantastic combination out for my hunting bow...have never found a different combo that has worked better actually and I've tested plenty. Just goes to show that there is nothing "cookie cutter" about archery!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you want your scores shooting 300 rounds to get better I would take the WB off and shoot a drop away or a prong stlye. No contact with anything once the arrow is released is best IMO. You can use your slide style sight you just can't adjust the pin after your 10 warm up shots if you are shooting a tourney in the BH class. So once you are sighted in crank it tight. Also your stabilizer can not go past 12 inches from the riser. Doesn't matter what you do if you are just shooting league. As far as the arrows go use what you have if they fly good till you get into it more. Then maybe move up to a bigger arrow with 5 inch vanes for more forgiveness. If you are shooting a one spot target and hammering the bullseye you will want to switch to the 5 spot. Robin hoods are nice but they can be spendy also! Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info guys. I will try my setup for now and if it doesn't work, I will be back to the archery shop. This is my fifth different bow with a biskut and balzers and so far I have no complaints about hunting or 3-d shooting with them.Might go shoot a practice round in the morning so they cam establish a handicap for me before the league starts. As for state what does it take to qualify. I don't think that I am at that caliber but it would be fun. Thanks Again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most likely you will establish your scoring starting the first night of league. Normally leauge shoots go around 85 %. So say you shoot a 270 the first night your game average will be 90. This will change of course weekly depending on if you shoot better or worse or the same the following week. If you shoot say a 300 average his or her game is 100 so 85% of 100 minus 90 would be 8.5 rounded down to 8. You would get 8 points per game shooting this person. Also you can't shoot over 100 so if your average is 90 and say you shoot a 96 and get 8 points 100 is as high as you can go. 2 or 3 or 4 person teams just add it all up. 1 point for each game and one for total so 4 points each night. As far as state goes you just shoot the regional shoot in feb or march and you get put into brackets so everybody shoots against people who shoot close to the same. Guaranteed fun if you go. Lottsa great shooters in MN! Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went and shot a practice round this morning. It didn't go too bad shot a 441 out of 480 possible. Started out with the vegas style target and shot 48 arrows and scored 10-9-8-7-6-. For my first round I don't think it was too bad but definately could do better.The pressure will begin when there is 20 or so people behind me. Thanks again for the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We decided to shoot 48 for league instead of thirty just because some people have to drive some distance so why not get more practice. One problem I had today was seeing my arrow in the target. When I shot a couple at the 5-spot targets I could see them but in the vegas I could not. Is there a color combination that realy seems to stand out. Right now I was shooting 2 white 1 black with white wraps and clear nocks thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't think about seeing your arrow in the target. Just aim thru the shot and let the arrow hide in the bullseye. grin

The darker the better if you want to see it in the yellow or white. 60 shots for regular 300 rounds and that's what they do at state. Too bad they shoot vegas. Still fun fkingin arrows!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

get rid of the wisker biscut for spot shooting and your score will show it throughout the year. everybody qualifies for state indoor 300 round. you are flighted according to your score with x count being the tie breaker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I used to shoot league and compete I carried a set of binoculars on my hip. That way you can see where your arrows are. I couldn't wait to know how many X's I had. I gave up the leagues and competition, shooting three days a week and matches on weekends was too much. I swear I have some sort of compulsive disorder, fishing, hunting, etc... Now it is much more relaxing to shoot but the fundamentals are still there.

The drop away rest is the way to go as well as an adjustable sight with a single pin. I had much better luck using a non-fiber optic for shooting indoors. Depending on your goals for shooting, practice for hunting or true competition, changing to a back tension style release helps alot too.

Good luck and go for 360.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • How hard has he been running this 400 HP rig? Might be as simple as a plug wire or might require a compression test. 
    • Get the choke adjusted that should take care of the cold start issue. A weak fuel pump usually starts to show up at high RPMs.   If left to idle the fuel pump fills the carb bowl, as you accelerate the weak pump can't keep up and the engine bogs and bucks.  A bad fuel filter will do the same thing and is often overlooked. You probably have 2 filters,  one on the gas line and one inside the inlet of the carb.  Replace them, don't clean them.   A  fuel pump pressure test would be the next thing to do.   If your getting the bog throughout the power band then I'd suspect something electrical but it could show up just at higher RPMs or load as well.  Condition of plug wires, dist cap, rotor, pickup coil, and vacuum advance.  1st check all the vacuum lines for cracks and loose connections.  Something that old is bound to have bad lines.  While your at it clean the PCV vavle.  Google HEI distributor to test the pickup coil and ohm values.   Check the linkage to vacuum advance.  You can do a visual on the cap and rotor but its hard to find a hairline crack.   Keep us updated.  
    • I was seeing the same things on the lakes in Roseville/Shoreview. I assumed that with the cold temps over night the ice was growing and expanding causing a few of those cracks to show up.  Maybe some of the light snow helped push the ice down enough to let a little water seep through.
    • Tried wiring the choke open at operating temp and took for a drive. Still misses at appx 45 mph. Always seem to miss about 90% of the time at that speed although sometimes at around 30mph. Next question,,, fuel pump maybe or possibly the EGR VALVE. Dont have a way to test the fuel pump but thinking with the way its hard to start I was thinking possibly low fuel pressure. 
    • Bald Eagle skimmed over on Saturday.  Today after the relatively light snow there are many areas where the cracks look like water came up through and discolored the ice.  At least that what I think happened. Since there was only an inch or so of snow I am surprised that it pushed the ice down and let water come up.  Anyone else have an explanation?
    • I am assuming it was either an Ion, SM Lithium, or drill setup... If it is, no need for a slush copter. I put my slush bucket over the hole... drill... then reverse. In 12" of ice I can do 6 holes with one dump of the bucket. Every 6" beyond that takes another dumping of the bucket.
    • I have the parts on order to get the unit set up for the ice.  I ended up buying a marcum lithium shuttle for my LX7 and then plan to mount the Helix on the shuttle that came with my LX7.  I am hoping to find walk-able ice in my area this weekend and hopefully the parts show up before then so i can give it a go.  I have the pre-chirp model of the helix so with a little luck i can get them to cooperate.
    • Big home game tonight against a very young and vastly improved Calgary team.  Should be a great game.
    • I sold my old 4 stroke and bought a new electric this year because of the fumes.  Even drilling 4 holes nearly gassed me every time.  
    • I'd be careful about extending these older guys at this point....extending Koivu was a mistake and if Staal proves out and he's worth it we can sign him later...like we should have done with Koivu...but we've already been down that discussion. Agree on the 3 on 3 OT wins...we showed more aggressiveness, it paid off...and then it becomes a confidence factor which we certainly should have going forward.  Big game tonight.  
  • Our Sponsors