Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bowtech Admiral

What can I say about the Bowtech Admiral that hasn't already been said? I had anxiously awaited the arrival of my Admiral for 2 months hoping each day that I 'd get the call that it was in. Even then, I was still just a bit nervous that when I shot it, it wouldn't be everything it has been claimed. Well, one thing's for sure, it's everything its supposed to be and more.

Outfitted with an Octane Stabilizer, Sword Acu-Site, G5 Meta and Octane Bantamweight Quiver (soon ) the Admiral is one of, if not the, quietest and smoothest bows I've ever been around. Pushing Gold Tip 5575s at a cool 300 fps at 65lbs the Admiral is completely dead in the hand and incomparably quiet. From the in-velvet finish, to the smooth draw to the speed this bow is second to none in the 2009 line up.

Cody is now shooting a compound as well and has a 2007 Bowtech Tomkat. We have found quite the hobby in archery given that we now cut and fletch our own arrows as well as tune our own bows!

Check out the video above, I don't have a picture to post, but the video will definitely give a great idea of the animal known as the Admiral.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Product Review: Rinehart Field Target

As bowhunters, we all know how hard it can be to properly compensate for angles when shooting from a tree stand. Some recommend sighting in your bow at 17 yards instead of 20 to compensate, while others recommend purchasing range finders that adjust the distance for the angle. However, as is the case with most things in hunting, nothing can beat practice, practice, practice. Cody and I routinely take out the Gorilla climbers and carry the target into the woods during the spring and summer to practice shooting from different tree stand heights. Now, this is all well and good other than the fact the out Morrell Target is rather large and quite a pain to lug around from spot to spot. Fortunately, we recently found the perfect "throw target" for just this occasion.

Rinehart is famous for its 18-in-1 target that is guaranteed to last for one year. The Rinehart Field Target (RFT) pictured, on the other hand, is a 9" circular target that can be carried anywhere with little effort at all. Small enough to fit in a suitcase, the RFT weighs but a few pounds and is perfect for everything from tree stand practice to a quick round of shooting in the back yard. In addition, it is also capable of handling both field points and broad heads so it is literally perfect for every occasion. Perhaps the best part of all? This target costs a mere $27.99 at bowhunting.com (http://www.bowhunting.com/shopping/Departments/Targets.aspx).

With warm temperatures and longer days approaching, there is more and more time each day to get out and practice with the bow. Always remember, perfect practice makes perfect and this target will allow for that practice in any myriad of situations.