View Full Version : Your '06 huntin' rigs?

07-29-2006, 01:50 PM
So, it's almost time to take to the whitetail woods and I'm just wondering what rigs all of you QDM guys are carrying this year???

I'm shooting an '06 Hoyt TRYKON dressed with Trophy Ridge accessories (Summit sight, Drop Zone rest, Ridge Hunter quiver) an STS system and shooting CX 3D Selects tipped with Rocket Steelhead 125's

Good luck to all of ya this fall

07-29-2006, 02:16 PM
I have a 2000 Hoyt MagnaTec, I am going to be putting on a drop away rest pretty soon, but I haven't picked a specific one yet. Otherwise I have a NAP Quick Tune 3000 Micro rest and use carbon express terminators with rocket sidewinder mechanical broadheads.

How do you like your drop zone? That was one that I was highly considering...


07-29-2006, 02:53 PM
How do you like your drop zone? That was one that I was highly considering...


I've tried several different fallaways and the TR Drop Zone is hands down THE best fallaway I've ever used! In fact, all of my rigs wear TR DZ's and it seems that everyone I know has made the switch to a Drop Zone in the past couple years. They are pretty much bomb-proof and they perform flawlessly in every hunting/shooting condition that the Midwest has thrown at me in the last few years! From the scorching 100+ degrees and the thousands of shots on the range and at all the local 3D's during the summer to the sub zero brutal frigid cold of the mid-January late archery season.... it's NEVER failed on me! If it's a quality fallaway that you're searching for, I promise ya, this one is the one you want to take a very serious look. Good luck in your search

07-29-2006, 05:23 PM
Pronghorn Custom longbow 57lbs at 28"
575GR Beaman Classics with 150GR SilverFlame broadheads (575gr overall weight including BH).

In case any one was wondering-


BTY Younghunter the Drop Zone is a very good rest I have used it as well with a great deal of success.

07-29-2006, 08:18 PM
2003 Hoyt Magna tec
100 gr spitfires
blazer vanes
tru-glo sight and release
will be outfitting it with more string dampers as the season gets closer.

No deer with the setup...just two bushy tails.

07-29-2006, 08:44 PM
Sorry to many hoyt's being listed:p

Matthews LX 66lbs
trophy ridge sight
NAP quick tune pro rest
Carbon express 200's with muzzy 3 blade 100's
vibracheck stablizer
scott little goose release

07-30-2006, 09:17 AM
Mathews Switchback,
TR Drop Zone,
Easton Axis 400,
NAP Nitron Broadheads

07-30-2006, 10:59 AM
04 Bowtech Liberty(62lbs or so)
TR Dropzone
Impact Archery Cosmic site
Goldtip HunterPro's/4 fletch blazers
100gr Slicktricks

took 3 does with this setup last year, no complaints.


07-30-2006, 11:13 AM
Some great rigs posted thus far. Thanks for posting.

Here's a pic of my Trykon rig

07-30-2006, 11:19 AM
Mathews Swithcback
Whisker biscuit rest
HHA sight
Gold Tip XT Hunter arrows
Montec 100 grain broadhead

07-30-2006, 11:39 AM
Sorry to many hoyt's being listed:p

Hoyt Supertec:D
TruGlo sight - to be replaced
TrophyRidge Dropzone rest
Blackhawk Vapor arrows
Crimson Talon broadheads

B.V. Deer Camp
07-30-2006, 02:06 PM
Browning Mirage, SL90 (Purchased in 1991)
Whisker Biscuit rest
Beman Hunter ICS 340
Thunderhead 125

07-30-2006, 02:20 PM
PSE Primos ('03 model)
Trophy ridge sight
NAP quick tune pro rest
Behman ICS 400 Hunter arrows
100 grain Rocky Mountain Sniper (2 blade broadhead)

Thanks for the tips on the TR Drop Zone rest. I have been looking. Think I will make the switch.

07-30-2006, 06:44 PM

08-04-2006, 10:02 AM
I'm with ya TNlandowner, 04 PSE Primos STL, Whisker Biscuit, PSE F-22 w/light, Winner's Choice String, Carbon Force 300's w/Crimson Talon (Deer) Crimson Croc (Turkey) and a Glendale 3-D Buck Target that needs new inserts after practicing all winter and spring!:D

08-04-2006, 10:21 AM
TruGlo sight - to be replaced

This is what I'm looking at. Any thoughts?


08-04-2006, 12:57 PM
good site just dont get the micro pins They are too small to see in dim light

08-04-2006, 02:22 PM
WAAAAY too many Hoyts on here. I feel dirty.

Mathews LX, 75lbs, 29" draw
Carbon Express CX 400s
100 gr. Magnus Stinger 4 blades
Impact Archery Hammerhead sight
Whisker Biskit

That should get the job done.

08-04-2006, 04:44 PM
Bowhuntah, Im contemplating getting a new site. I currently have Impact Archery Cosmic site. This thing is awesome for gathering light, nothing better. However its got the single .029 pin, and at 30yds, thats covering a pretty good size dot(making my target panic go crazy). It works great on deer, but for practicing on spots or trying to get tight groups, I think its to large of a site. Id opt for the smaller .019 pins next time. However I have never shot them, so you might want to ask the pro shop to let you walk outside with one at prime time.


08-04-2006, 05:54 PM
'05 Matthews FX-2
Whisker Biscuit rest
Red Dot scope
STS system
PSE Dominator 300 shafts w/Blazer vanes
Wasp Jakhammer 75g expandables

Thayer, you may want to check into the STS system rather than adding other string suppressors, etc. It mounts to you bow and virtually removes all vibration/noise.

08-04-2006, 08:08 PM
WAAAAY too many Hoyts on here. I feel dirty.

That's because we are on a quality deer hunting site, with a lot of above average bow hunters... We know what equipment to get;)


08-05-2006, 12:46 AM
PSE LD-280
Whisker Biscuit rest
Cobra single fiber optic pin sight
Caliper release
Wasp 100 gr. 3 blade Jackhammer SST


08-05-2006, 07:06 AM
'05 Mathews FX - 27" draw @ 70#
Tiger Tuff rest
PSE sight
Goldtip XT Hunter - 100 grain broadheads

08-05-2006, 12:15 PM
No one else shooting trad equipment this season?

08-05-2006, 06:17 PM
No one else shooting trad equipment this season?

I shoot a Martin Rebel recurve 45# at 26" but have yet to hunt with it....maybe next year.

08-05-2006, 10:43 PM
Reflex Growler
67 #, 29"
tru-glo sight
Easton CarbonExcel arrows, 27"
100gr 3 blade Muzzy broadheads
Not the fanciest rig out there, but it stacks em in there.

08-06-2006, 06:30 PM
I shoot a Bear Kodiak Magnum 45# recurve. I shoot carbon arrows out of it, and 100gr Magnus stingers. However, shooting this bow instinctively has given me mixed results. Sometimes Im all over the target, while other times I could be deadly. This lack of confidence leaves this bow on the shelf when I head to the woods. I would love to take a deer or two with it, but cant see putting a site on this bow.


08-07-2006, 08:50 PM
Gut,Here's another stickbow for you...I usually head for the woods with my Black Widow which draws 60# @29".I shoot off the shelf with 2020 aluminums and 145gr Shkotes (which unfortunately have been discontinued).I also have a Thunderhorn longbow that I occasionally hunt with and am on the waiting list for an Adcock ACS(36 months and counting)
Ken,keep trying the stick.Making the switch from compound to trad is much like the switch from gun to compound.You have to accept that your effective range will be further restricted with trad equipment and there will be opportunities that would be a slam dunk with a compound that don't even warrant putting tension on the string of your stickbow.For me that means getting CLOSE! It has made me a better hunter and increased the satisfaction level greatly.Good luck!

Trophy Doe
08-08-2006, 01:36 AM
Chipshot, there was a schweet Adcock on ebay the other day.... I quit watching it
after it was at $1100 bucks..

I'm shooting the same compound i got for my fourteenth birthday(sixteen years ago)..
Proline Point Blank, 50 lb draw.. easton carbon something-or-other arrows.
has an overdraw too.. the one sight pin works great..thunderhead 100s

I can't justify another bow, cause it works fine..unless... somebody wants to give me
a better one:)

08-09-2006, 02:33 PM
Let me break this cycle of Hoyts and Mathews.....

2005 Oneida Black Eagle @ 62#
29" 7595 Gold Tip arrow
Trap Door
Muzzy 100gr
Alpine Soft-Loc
Viper Predator Pro sight

Good Luck this year everyone !!!

08-09-2006, 03:07 PM
Swithback 70#
TR Drop zone
TR Matrix site
100 gr Snypers
300 gr carbon express

08-10-2006, 07:54 AM
I took the Challenge, so I have my last years bow for sale---Mathews Outback
28" 70 lbs...excellant conditon $400.00

08-17-2006, 10:56 PM
Hoyt Razortec @ 70 lbs.
CX Terminator Hunter 300
100 gr. Montec G5's
NAP Micro-tune 3000
TRU-GLOW sight

08-18-2006, 06:31 AM
Mathews Switchback
Winners Choice string
Ripcord dropaway
Trophyridge site
Easton Axis arrows
Doinker stabilizer
Loc Jaw release
Muzzy Phantom broadheads
Tru Peep hunter

08-18-2006, 11:27 AM
matthews Legacy, about 4 or5 years old, If It Aint Broke Dont Fix It

08-19-2006, 07:02 AM
matthews Legacy, about 4 or5 years old, If It Aint Broke Dont Fix It

I still have my Legacy, well actually I gave it to my oldest son. Good bow
It has a Muzzy Zero Effect reast, Tru Glo sight, Doinker stabilizer and he shoots Gold Tip Carbons

08-19-2006, 12:36 PM
03 Hoyt Magnatech
10 year old Bodoodle rest
Old cobra fiber optic sight with 2 fibers broken.
2315 super slams w/ 125 grain Spitfires
No money left for my bow because I bought a Tree lounge.

Still shoots great so like said before, aint broke, don't fix.


08-19-2006, 01:41 PM
when I asked about trad set ups thats not quite what I had in mind but edj almost qualifies

08-19-2006, 01:52 PM
when I asked about trad set ups thats not quite what I had in mind but edj almost qualifies:)

If I put that stuff back on my Bear Whitetail 2 can I qualify then? :D


08-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Ready to go

Roy from Pa
08-23-2006, 10:46 PM
I'll be using a 40# Osage Orange Longbow backed with Bamboo which I made last winter. My arrows will be cedar fletched with wild turkey feathers and Magnus II 2 blade broadheads.


Goose 11
08-24-2006, 01:40 PM
My rig is built around my Hoyt Ultra-tec from '04. I have the Ultra-rest by QAD, BTW, I love it! I have Carbon Express arrows with Muzzy 3 blade 100 grain heads.

Good luck this season, My season starts on the 9th of September here in Georgia! I'm excited to get out there.

08-24-2006, 03:31 PM
Hoyt Ultratec bow
Ripcord rest
Carbon Express CX 300's
Muzzy 4 blade 100 gr
I keep trying to convince myself to switch to mechanicals, but I just can't do it.

critter gitter
09-04-2006, 09:33 PM
I have a 1989 Bear "black bear"
I think for next year I will get a new bow

09-04-2006, 10:26 PM
05'Fred Bear G2XL

Tru Glo "Brite Site Extreme" sight
Whisker Biscuit Drop Tine Rest
Decked out with every limbsaver product.
Rage 3 blade brd heads-100 grain.
Carbon Express Arrows

09-04-2006, 10:43 PM
High Country carbon 4 runner (old)
trophy ridge sight
carbon express

shoots good but I have new bow fever so can't say this one will even see action this fall

09-11-2006, 05:23 PM
Mathews Feathermax @ 27.5" 70lbs
Copper John Dead Nutz w/ 2 pins sighted in for 20 and 30 yard
Whisker Biscuit Deluxe Rest
27.5" Beman ICS Hunter 400 w/ blazers
100gr Muzzy 3-blade and 100gr Rage 2-blade

Roy from Pa
09-14-2006, 09:41 PM
Osage backed with boo and a cherry riser. 46 pounds at 26 inches. Needs a little finish sanding, stained and then sealed.. She will be in the Pa woods in two weeks chasen deer:)

09-15-2006, 09:26 AM
Mathews Outback

carbon express maxima arrows

Synper broadheads

trophy ridge site

wisker biscuit


09-19-2006, 05:51 PM
PSE Mojo NH 70lb

29 1/2" xx78 2219's dipped white w/ 5"feathers

PSE F35 sight 1 pin @ 30yds.

QAD trophy drop away

limb savers, vibracheck dampeners

hindsight extreme

125gr. razorcaps

the judge release

the deer are in trouble this year.......

09-19-2006, 05:54 PM
hey PSE, how do you like the hindsight?

09-21-2006, 06:45 PM
I love it? I can't stress how accurate I've become since switching to it. I really enjoy not looking through the peep sight. I'm sure it will be great in low light conditions. I give it 2 thumbs up !!!

10-02-2006, 11:17 PM
I was to have a new bow this year, but it didn't work out.. I have a great rep I'm dealing with and he put a BowTech in my hands till February when I'll be getting my new bow. Added a Sword accusight with the .001 pines and integrated light.
Using a standard whisker rest and select C Express arrows.. I started shooting with Muzzy and they are hard to beat.. Like the fixed blad vs the mechanicals...
Shooting out of one of two Luxury box ladder stands, or one of the three ground blinds on my property.. Everything I need but the deer...