Alpine Frontier w/ a drop away rest. Nothing fancy with the arrows and broadheads just some from wallyworld. I got it last year and it shoots right at 300fps at 60lbs of draw. I can hit the bullseye out to about 75 yards with my rig.
A little different here. I shoot a Horton Legend 175 crossbow. I use the Rage 2 blade and Easton xx75 carbon arrows. However this year I may be investing in a Matthews Monster. The shop I buy my stuff at is having a huge sale on the 09' models. I won't use it for this season but next year is a definite possibility.
Here's some pics of my Alpine Frontier, Gold tip expedition hunters, eastman terminator 2 broadheads, Drop away rest, 3 pin tru glo, and 5 arrow quiver. I also have a carbon express fluflu with a judo point ready for the squirrls and coons.
Not to bad of a setup it shoots nice and flat and pretty fast. I was on some what of a budget when i got it last year.
It was a 2007 Patriot rebranded as the Patriot II for sale at Sportsmans Warehouse... was a one-year deal they did with their own "Private Label" Bowtech. Aparently Bowtech does not do clearance or outdated model sales... they buy up all the unsold bows and melt down the bodies for reuse. In '07 Sportsmans Warehouse bought up all the unsold Patriots and set up this deal.
I got the bow for under $800 brand new, including the stuff I added... rest, site, quiver, etc... made my cousing insanely jealous because his 101st Airborne cost almost double that by the time he was done...
I keep it around 65lb draw, 31"
Carbon Express arrows tipped with 125gr Shuttle T's
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....