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A crossbow that fills all the bills

Slightly more than a year ago, I heard rumblings that Matt McPherson and his engineers at Mission Crossbows were working on a revolutionary design that would set the bar higher for the entire industry.

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January 22 at 9:00 am
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Hoyt takes a big step

Hoyt Archery’s 2018 flagship hunting bows are the most innovative to come from the Salt Lake City-based manufacturer in many years. Hoyt has redesigned their bows from the ground up, giving them a much-needed overhaul and adding a lot of new technology.

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December 22, 2017 at 9:00 am
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DTX fulfills the Hype

Not many years ago, compound bows offered little in terms of adjustability. Most models featured only 10 pounds of draw-weight range, and at most, only 3 inches of draw-length adjustment. For many first-time archers, this meant starting out shooting a higher draw weight than they were comfortable with so they wouldn’t have to purchase new limbs for a higher poundage later.† Worse yet, parents of youngsters who were still growing often had to purchase several bows before their child reached adulthood.††

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November 22, 2017 at 9:00 am
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Get a grip on bow torque

In layman’s terms, torque is defined as a rotational force or the twisting of an object. While there are some cases where more torque is desirable — such as the output of your vehicle’s engine — the handle of your bow is NOT one of them.†

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October 22, 2017 at 9:00 am
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Bow stand selection keys

Archery season is open in many areas and fast approaching in others, and hopefully, most bowhunters have their archery equipment set up and dialed in. But what about the tree stands they will hunt from?†

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September 22, 2017 at 9:00 am
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Be ready for field repairs

Every bowhunter’s worst nightmare is to have equipment issues in the field. Regular maintenance can greatly reduce the chances of this happening, but there is always a possibility. An errant broadhead can easily cut a string or cable, and brush or rocks can fray them as well. Servings can slip, causing nock-point movement and poor arrow flight.†

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August 22, 2017 at 9:00 am
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Donít scrimp on strings

Many components make up modern compound bows, and the string system is one of the most important. The string and cables on today’s bows are the equivalent of a vehicle’s power train, providing power and timing.

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July 22, 2017 at 9:00 am
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Fly with these Ravins

In this day and age, the archery industry has become extremely competitive and overcrowded, with new manufacturers constantly entering the marketplace. This is even more true of the crossbow market, so when I heard another new company had entered the fray, honestly, I rolled my eyes.

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June 22, 2017 at 9:00 am
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