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Archery – These 2 technologies guarantee arrow accuracy

The desire by archers to have arrows that guarantee maximum accuracy has meant that manufacturers have put a lot of focus on improving arrow technology to meet these desires for accuracy.We have tried some of the top-of-the-line arrows and have been really impressed with the accuracy improvements that we have seen.

Based on our tests that we have strived to do under the most extreme hunting environments, we have chosen to share with you the two technologies that we feel will give you the best shooting experience.

The Victory Archery VAP

For this category, we have tested both the V1 and the V3 models of the Victory Archery VAP (Victory Armor Piercing) arrows for hunting as well as outdoor 3 D shooting and we are very impressed with this technology. The V3 arrow has achieved a straightness of .003 inches whereas the V1 has achieved a straightness of .001 inches. This line of Victory VAP arrows are very small in diametermaking them buck the wind better and carry their velocity further down range than a standard diameter arrow.

In terms of weight, they are a little on the light side, but use a 50 grain insert. The Victory Penetrator II inserts for instance, have proven to be a much stronger inserts than what was used in the original models.Thus far, we have not registered a problem of any of them bending from an impact less than the typical impact that would damage any other arrow. When totaled up, the VAP V1 has a shoot weigh of 403 grains at 27 inches with a Penetrator II insert and a 100 grain tip.

All in all, the level of accuracy of the Victory VAP arrows has been exceptional all the way to 100 yards with target tips, and all the way to 80 yards with fixed blade broadheads.

The Carbon Express Maxima series

The second arrow technology we have tested and have been impressed with the results is the Carbon Express Maxima series. To be more specific, the Carbon Express Maxima Red Arrows. If you had used the originalHunter Models and assumed that was as good as it gets in terms of arrow technology then you are in for a surprise. The Carbon Express Maxima Red Arrows have achieved a straightness of .0025 and have a dual spine to them. Their ends are a stiffer spine than the center section which allows the arrows to recover from their initial bend at the shot more quickly. This is one of the main factors that we felt increases their accuracy. This is undoubtedly the best grouping arrows we’ve ever screwed a fixed blade broadhead to. They maintain their accuracy all the way to 80 yards with broadheads as well as target tips

Be sure to try these arrow technologies and we will appreciate if you share with us your thoughts

These are the factors that enhance arrow accuracy

Many archers have spent so much money on high quality bows but ended up skimping on the quality of their arrows. This ends up having a negative impact on their accuracy while on the range as well as while on a hunt.

You may be an experienced archer able to interchange different bows with different arrows for instance using a really good bow like the Mathew’s MQ32 to accurately propela low cost bulk arrow. However, the moment you try a better quality arrow such as the Easton XX78 with the same bow, you will immediately notice that your shooting will improve dramatically. You are guaranteed a better shooting experience if you have better quality arrows in your quivers.

Let’s look at the factors that enhance arrow accuracy.

The straightness of the arrow

For arrows, the straightness listed is measured on a full-length shaft. Experienced archers know that they need arrows in their quivers that have a good reputation for accuracy. This is precisely why arrow manufacturers emphasize on the straightness of their arrows as this has been proven to be an important aspect of the arrow when it comes to accuracy. When shooting a long arrow especially, it is very important for it to be straight to ensure its accuracy.

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Spin consistency from the arrow

Spin consistency of an arrow is another factor that has to be taken into consideration when looking for ultimate accuracy. Generally, a spine tester is used to measure the spin of an arrow however, most archers often do not have one with them. So as a tradition, the consistency of the arrow’s spine is judged by its price simply because, the cost incurred to produce an arrow with an extremely consistent spinis high therefore making it end up costing more.

How far you intend to shoot the arrow

By the time you are purchasing your arrows, you need to have a rough idea of how far you intend on shooting them. This is because the distance you intend to shoot them will determine the level of accuracy that is acceptable to you. For instance, if you intend to make 30 yard shots, almost any name brand carbon arrow out there will work for you. However if you are targeting to make up to 60 yard shots, then you will definitely need to consider higher quality arrows.

The weight consistency of the arrow

Weight consistency is another factor that will determine your arrow’s accuracy. Currently, most high quality arrows have a weight consistency of around 0.1 grains for each shaft. If the arrows in your quiver vary in total weight let’s say by more than one grain, then you can be guaranteed to experience a noticeable loss of accuracy. You will notice your arrows hitting low and high at longer distances.

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There you have it. Don’t skimp on your arrows if you want to remain accurate.

We would appreciate your thoughts on this especially after you have tested different quality arrows.

Top 6 innovations in archery

As archery and hunting enthusiasts, we are always keen to see what innovations manufacturers of products in the archery and hunting space will introduce to enhance our experience in a fun and affordable way.

Let’s take a look at the top 6 innovations that we feel are worth a mention.

#6 The Carnivore Meat Bags

It seems rather obvious that you will need a game bag to pack in your meat after a successful hunt. However, most game bags are made of cheese cloth material that is clumsy, stretchy and easily rips therefore not reusable. Worry no more! The Carnivore Meat Bags produced by Caribou Gear is the solution. It is made out of a tougher material comparable to cotton that allows for superior wicking away of moisture from the meat content for optimal drying properties and breathability. It is ultralight, strong, very compact and reusable. Never head out for a hunt without this game bag!

#5 The Revolution

The Revolution produced by Trophy Ridge is a high performance arrow rest at a very economical price. It is a drop-away rest that allows for uninterrupted and flawless arrowlaunching.

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#4 The Hipbone Tactical Bow Holder System

The Hipbone Tactical Bow Holder System produced by Tactical Archery Components is an innovative product that allows you to clip your bow firmly on your hip when you need to free up your hands. It is a snag free solution that hangs on your bow or belt thus offering a perfect remedy to traditional bow hooks which constantly snag tree limbs and your other gear and even your hunting buddies on occasion.

#3 The Woodland Buck 3–D Target

Targets are generally pricey and out of reach for many however, the Woodland Buck 3–D Target produced by Rinehart Targets is a godsend. It has a replaceable insert that is made with their best rubbery foam at an unprecedented low price therefore allowing most of us to afford to own our own Rinehart 3–D Target at an affordable price.

#2 The Back Seat Bow Sling

The Back Seat Bow Sling produced by Trophy Hunting Products enables you to safely secure your bow to the back of your front seat and is quickly and easily made accessible again with a simple snap of a buckle. It is an innovative replacement for the hard case that comes with your bow and takes up so much room in your vehicle.

#1The Carbon Blade Stabilizers

The Carbon Blade Stabilizers produced by Fuse and Hoyt is an aerodynamic, incredibly strong, lightweight carbon fiber stabilizer that lessens side wind resistance by up to 70 per cent to keep your bow on target in a breeze. This is an amazing technology that you have to try out.

As always, these are just our expert opinions from our point of view. We therefore welcome your thoughts.

Archery – Top 5 list of products in the market

It’s always an exciting experience getting to test out new archery equipment when they hit the market for the first time. However, as experienced archers, we have realized that the first test may always mislead you owing to the excitement of testing out new equipment. That is why it is important to test the equipment multiple times under different conditions to ensure that it fits the bill.

It is for this reason that we have seen it fit to share our list of top 5 archery products in the market. This is just our humble opinion as weseek to identify archery gear that will enhance both target archery and hunting in an exciting, affordable, fun and challenging as well as rewarding way.

Here we go!

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#5 The R400 Halo Laser Range Finderground

The R400 Halo Laser Range Finderground produced by Wild Game Innovations is an affordable yet efficient option when it comes to range finders. It has lightning-fast yardage reporting yet costs much less than most range finders in the market.

#4 The Back Pack Trail Light

The Back Pack Trail Light produced by Crooked Horn is a flip-open headlight that clips onto your back pack’s shoulder strap therefore directing the light in front of you instead of downward like a headlamp. This allows you to maneuver your way safely around obstacles.

#3 The X-Series Xtreme Bow Sling

As archers who spend a lot of our time hunting, we have on more than one occasion jumped out of the truck in pursuit of a spontaneous sighting of prey leaving behind our back pack with all of the essential survival gear. The X-Series Xtreme Bow Slingproduced by Blacks Creek is a simple yet brilliant solution.  This sling attaches to your bow in several ways allowing you to shoot with it still attached to the bottom limb. Since it is like a fanny pack, you can carry your essentials in it for those spur of the moment game animal pursuits.

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#2 The Rain Gear Set

No one can control Mother Nature, most hunters should be well aware of this. During hunting escapades, there is always a possibility of an unexpected rain storm which catches us off guard with no rain gear on hand mostly because we hesitated to include it in our packs to avoid the extra weight. Good news! ASAT designed a lightweight and packable Rain Gear Set that fits in your own individual bag for easy storage. This is definitely a must have!

#1 The LidCam Video Eyewear

As archers and hunters, we enjoy documenting our special moments in the wild however, it is impossible to hunt or target shoot while holding a video camera at the same time. Rhino Labs introducedthe LidCam Video Eyewear that clips onto your hat brim. It has a 4 – 8x zoom and a swiveling lens so you are in line with the shot while holding your bow.Just like a string suppressor, it is an accessory that will not affect your shot accuracy. This is definitely worth trying out.

Wewould love to hear your thoughts about our top 5.

Here is our unbiased review of the BowTurbow

The BowTurbow has been on the lips of archers and a feature in numerous archery trade shows owing to the fact that its innovative and revolutionary design promised to significantly enhance bow performance.

Well, we tested it, multiple times and in our unbiased opinion, the BowTurbow is NOT a worthwhile investment. Here is why.

Increased draw length and draw weight

Our testing results do concur that installing the BowTurbow does increase the speed by approximately 15 – 20feet per second however, the downside of this is that it resulted in a significant increase in draw length and draw weight. This basically means that as an archer, you have to accept the BowTurbow’s promise of increased speed by accepting an increase in your bow’s draw weight and draw length. If we are to look at it in terms of the math, if you factor in the gain in speed produced by draw weight and draw length, the actual increase in speed is only approximately 8 feet per second, much less than the promised 15 – 20 feet per second.

You do not need a new bow to achieve these results

From our assessment above, we can conclude that as an archer, if you feel the need for more speed, there is no need to obtain a new bow, all you need is to increase your draw length and draw weight. It’s very unnecessary to incur the cost of the BowTurbow which include the labor costs for installation and re-tuning, when you can achieve the same results using your current bow.

What you need to be wary of is that increasing your draw weight and draw length could be counterproductive to your shooting accuracy since your bow is always custom fit to your personal draw length and draw weight.

The bottom line

Ultimately, it is upon you as an archer to decide whether the promise of speed is enough reason to purchase the BowTurbow. Don’t get us wrong, if a draw length and draw weight increase is part of your goal then by all means, purchase a BowTurbow unit.

At Spirit Quest Archery, our highest priority is ensuring that our clients get value for money but unfortunately, we do not see that here.

We are open to your thoughts and comments on this review.

4 bows you must try out

Archery is best experienced with the right equipment. You may have the passion, the skill, be a member of the right club, have the purchasing power and time on your hands to enjoy your archery escapades. However, without the right equipment, you are going to have just half the fun.

We take a look at 4 archery products that you must have.

#4 The Hoyt Alphamax Series Compound Bows

Hoyt has outdone itself when it comes to designing and manufacturing a sleek, streamlined and ultralight bow. The total weight of the bow is impressively just under four pounds in addition to a modular adjusting cam that can produce just above 320 fps. This is definitely worth checking out.

#3 The McPherson Series Monster Bow

The McPherson Series Monster Bow produced by the Mathews Mission Menace Compound Bow is another excellent product you need to have as part of your arsenal. This bow is extra smooth, has unprecedented speeds, and incorporates the Reezen which is currently one of the fastest single cam compound bows. This bow has flexible adjustments for draw lengths appropriate for and junior archer, youth or lady.

#2 The EPEK X–C3 Broadhead Bow

The X–C3 Broadhead bow produced by EPEK is for the archer who is tired of buying practice blades orafraid to shoot theirexpandable arrows. With one simple turn of a screw, this bow can be adjusted to prevent the blades from opening thus enabling you to sight in your broadhead without dulling the blade or tearing up your target. When ready to hunt, simply turn the screw again to release the blades. No need for practice blades again! Brilliant!

#1 The BowTurbow

The BowTurbow is definitely a product that archers have been dreaming of. It operates just like a rifle in that you can aim and shoot using one sight pin. For an archer, this means that there is a significant reduction in your margin of error for yardage estimation. The BowTurbow will expand one sight pin coverage from 0 – 40 yards which is the average hunting distance. This is definitely worth putting your hands on.

Do try them out and share with us your reviews.