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bean
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I used to traditional deer hunt years ago and decided this year to get back into it. I guess, for me, I need to simplify things. I have ordered an Omega Original at 48# and 28.5 draw length. I still have and shoot my Mamba from over 20 years ago. Man, things have changed since then. I shot easton xx75 and 125 thunderheads back then.

I guess I need some help on getting back up to date on what to shoot with the Omega. What spine arrow? Broad head? I shoot carbons through my Bowtech and have them for my Mamba but things seem more specific than the ole xx75's. I might just try those again.

Any thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated.

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deerhunter986
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Only advice i have is wear an arm guard. Never shot a longbow that didn't slap me. Although I shot them really well I never bought one

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I'd just start with what you have and see if it works first unless your Martin is heavier. It depend on how the longbow is cut and even your shooting style/release. I prefer a cut on contact head like a woodsman, but I have never tried a thunderhead or a muzzy trocar on a deer. I know there are people that do though. Just depends on what you want to do. Is your trad draw 28.5? The xx75 will work just fine as long as you have the right one. Longbows usually won't require as stiff an arrow as a recurve and some bows will shoot a wide range of shafts well. Good luck on your quest! It's a lot of fun as you know.

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deerhunter986
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I always shot the Magnus 2 blades. My cousin shot both Muzzys and thunderheads with no problems. I really want to shoot traditional again but I my right hand ring finger has been broke multiple times and it just doesn't release all that well and makes the string kick

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deerhunter986
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As far as xx75 I always shot 2117 on a chart they were spined wrong but that's what dad and uncle always shot. Had some wood arrows that flew beautiful but I actually hit 2 deer with them and both just exploded on impact. Cheap arrows maybe a buddy bought them and told me they were a gift. Still have the buddy and the arrows

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boxbow
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Bean, I shoot a similar set up. I cut my arrows to 30", as far as aluminum arrows, I get real good flight out of 1916 with 125 up front and 2016 with 145 up front.

For carbons I shoot carbon express 150 cut to 30" and point weight anywhere from 150gr to 200gr.

I usually have my arrows fletched with 5" shield cut.

Lost Nation archery is a great mom and pop archery dealer in Sturgis, MI. They have a website and Larry would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Good luck on getting a nice buck with your longbow. Traditional archery is quite addictive.

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bean
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Thanks guys. Need all the help I can get. Been away for a long time.

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Stinger
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The more I learn about traditional archery, the more it appeals to me.

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