My 2017 Bowtech Reign 7

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Here is my set up for the 2017 season. Its a Bowtech Reign with a 7" Riser in Sitka Optifade. Option Archery Option 6 slider sight, Trophy Taker smack down rest, Option Archery Carbon Quivilizer quiver, sending Vap .166 Arrows and 1 1/8" four blade slick tricks just under 300 fps. complete hunting arrow weight is 412 gr.

Jeff


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That's my exact bow, color, arrow and broadhead combination. Great rig. Archery season here in WA start tomorrow.

Jim

Here is my set up for the 2017 season. Its a Bowtech Reign with a 7" Riser in Sitka Optifade. Option Archery Option 6 slider sight, Trophy Taker smack down rest, Option Archery Carbon Quivilizer quiver, sending Vap .166 Arrows and 1 1/8" four blade slick tricks just under 300 fps. complete hunting arrow weight is 412 gr.

Jeff


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I might as well chime in. To most people what I have is nothing special. But it has value to me. The Keep sake sentimental value. This Bow i am going to post was My Dads first compound bow. And now its mine. Back in the day it was considered a great bow. And still shoots good to this day.

The bow is a Fred bear Whitetail 2, with factory stabilizer. first model run. Its was made in the early 80s . I am shooting Carbon Express Maxima hunter 350 arrows, with blazer vanes. Tipped with G5 Montec 100gr broad heads. I am using a Jennings release. Anchor point is a kisser button. Home made sight pins, A cheap (6.47$ ) three post contained arrow rest. The old rubber string, string silencers. I am sure i have missed some components on the bow.

Is it a dream bow?? No.. Well that depends on who you are. it was always the bow I wanted growing up. Now I have had it for years. I like it. Are there better bows out there?? By far!! I am just not ready to quit shooting it.

Archery is open here. ;)
 

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Good Stuff, There is nothing wrong with a lot of older bows, like you said, at one time they were the cats meow, and they will still fill the freezer for sure.

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Friend of mine who works for a sanitation dept riding the truck brought me a Whitetail II that someone threw out and asked me to look it over for him. Before I really had a chance to look it over he brought me the sight, arrows, and a number of other parts for it that were thrown out the next week. I put it all back together and outside of needing some new cables the bow is fine. Next step is to replace the cables and shoot it. Should be a blast.
I retired about 3 years ago and was planning on bow hunting that fall so, working for a large sporting goods company I was eligible to buy a new bow at a heck of a cut rate deal. I bought a Bear Arena with all the best bells and whistles I could get and put it all together. I ended up remodeling a house that summer and during the process I tore my rotator cuff up pretty good. Went to a specialist to have him look at it for surgery and told him I wanted to go bow hunting that fall and could he fix me up. I was told it would take over a year for me to heal up enough to shoot the bow. He suggested that I might be a candidate for physical therapy and might just heal up faster. Well a year and a half later I am just getting to the point I can shoot it again so just maybe this fall I might get to finally use the bow. Everyone says get a cross bow but NOT.
 

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Bill, give acupuncture a shot. It works on my torn cuffs both of mine are damaged. Also a good chiropractor to set the sockets and work out the knots in the muscles. I do this right before I start bow practice. Once you have those muscles tuned up bow practice actually helps mine. Its a use it or loose it thing for me.

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Friend of mine who works for a sanitation dept riding the truck brought me a Whitetail II that someone threw out and asked me to look it over for him. Before I really had a chance to look it over he brought me the sight, arrows, and a number of other parts for it that were thrown out the next week. I put it all back together and outside of needing some new cables the bow is fine. Next step is to replace the cables and shoot it. Should be a blast.
I retired about 3 years ago and was planning on bow hunting that fall so, working for a large sporting goods company I was eligible to buy a new bow at a heck of a cut rate deal. I bought a Bear Arena with all the best bells and whistles I could get and put it all together. I ended up remodeling a house that summer and during the process I tore my rotator cuff up pretty good. Went to a specialist to have him look at it for surgery and told him I wanted to go bow hunting that fall and could he fix me up. I was told it would take over a year for me to heal up enough to shoot the bow. He suggested that I might be a candidate for physical therapy and might just heal up faster. Well a year and a half later I am just getting to the point I can shoot it again so just maybe this fall I might get to finally use the bow. Everyone says get a cross bow but NOT.

That was a find! But then I am par-shall to the Bear whitetail 2 bow! Sounds like you picked up a nice bow. Sorry to hear about your shoulder problems. That's not good for shooting bow and a lot of things. There are (I am sure you know some) good exercises that help strengthen and take care of bad rotator cuff and shoulder problems. Check out this guy on youtube. He has numerous videos on shoulder and rotator cuff problems and fixes and ways to help strengthen them.

Shoulder Pain and Popping (SHORT & LONG TERM FIX!) - YouTube

I hope you shoulder heals good and sound!

 

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