Tech questions

Ask the Editor- Downrange Arrow Energy
Posted on April 23, 2013

Hi Joe. Great mag! I have four different bowhunting magazine subscriptions, and I honestly feel that I learn more reading yours than I do in the other three combined. Here’s my question: I am in the market for new arrows. I’m looking at Easton Axis 340s and Easton Flatline 340s. … more

Ask the Editor : Serving Choices
Posted on April 16, 2013

Q: Hey Joe. I have some questions on serving material. My favorite bow tech at the local archery shop just moved, and I don’t trust my bow maintenance to anyone else. I’m happy, kind of, as it will finally force me into doing my own bow maintenance. I thought I … more

Ask the Editor – Bow’s Brace Height: 6 or 7-inch?
Posted on March 15, 2013

Q: Hey Joe. I’m finally ready to pull the trigger on a new bow. After much consideration and shot testing, I’ve decided to go with the BowTech Destroyer. However, this bow is available in two brace models — the 6-inch 350 or 7-inch 340. I’ve shot both in the pro … more

Which Bow Sight?
Posted on February 6, 2013

Q: Hey Joe. I’m in the market for a new bow sight and I know you value all-out ruggedness when it comes to bow components. I’m a stickler for accuracy so I’d like to find a sold model with third-axis capability. Any recommendations? Jim Powers, via e-mail   A: There … more

Whitetails and Mechanical Broadheads
Posted on February 1, 2013

Today’s bows and arrows are technologically advanced, but does this mean you can just screw on any broadhead and hunt? Common sense says no.   Each season in deer camp, I notice more and more bowhunters using expanding-blade broadheads over smaller fixed-blade-style heads. This is true testament to the improvements … more

Tech Tips – Looking to gain an accuracy edge? If so, try these six proven steps.
Posted on October 11, 2012

With deer season around the corner, you should ask yourself, “Am I more ready this year this last, in terms of shooting better and feeling more accurate?” If the answer is “no,” then I believe there’s always room for improvement.   In fact, each season, you should find yourself growing … more

Ask the Editor – String Angle Off or Draw Length?
Posted on October 2, 2012

  Q: Hello Joe. I love your magazine and your book, and I wish I had them years ago. Now a technical question for you.   I’m six-foot-three tall, with a six-feet, four-inch horizontal wing span. I just purchased a new Hoyt Maxxis 35 bow. The draw length is currently … more

High-Lung Hit?
Posted on August 14, 2012

My 15-year-old son shot his first bull elk while on a once-in-a-lifetime hunt in New Mexico. It looked like a good shot, just behind the shoulder but a few inches high. The shot was across pretty flat ground, and he used a 1-1/8-inch-wide fixed blade head. While tracking the animal downhill, … more