I understand the running out of time and the weather. VM said he had snow and Its snowing here, We are under a winter storm warning now they are saying 5 + inchs. I wish we could of had snow during my season as we usually do. It has been a weird winter here so far. Did I ever ask what Crossbow you are shooting?? I am curious. I hope the weather straightens out for you in the morning and go get them!!Well I'm running out of time, season ends in 20 days. It has rained for several days and today it is 20-25 mph wind with 35mph gusts! :growl: Matter of fact there is a state wide wind advisory until 6:00 PM. If the wind dies down I'll be out tomorrow morning.
Glad to hear your son was successful while hunting with you. That is always a good time hunting with your son!! Ah a TAC15. That is a go fast bow, Just curios how far do you target shoot BH's at?? 50 yards i would think?? I target shoot both of my bows at 50 yards with BH on. If I can hold a 2" group with 3 different arrows with BH's on I am satisfied as I no they group better at less yardage. Well so far they have. I can not take the cold with the wind either guys. Actually I just started researching Base layers. I am tiered of freezing. I bought a set of 2000mg boots last year, Now I am searching for base layers and good gloves that I can shoot with. Minimum 100mg on the gloves and now I found they have 200mg. My 40mg gloves I will use for warmer weather.Zrt I'm shooting a TAC 15 with a Timney Trigger, HHA Optimizer, Redfield 3x9, QAD Ultra Rest Pro HDX drop away rest; factory arrows that have been spine tested and indexed, four fletched on a Firenock Aerovane Jig with Duravanes, Firenock lighted nocks and 100 grain G5 Montec CS three fixed blade broadheads.
VM I can't handle the wind and cold either. It hasn't been as cold here as you have, but nothing moves much in these 20-25 mph winds. We did have some spitting snow this afternoon. I've seen a lot of deer, got a couple of pictures of two nice bucks; just haven't got but one decent shot this year. My son did kill a nice seven point when he was here the week between Christmas and New Years (not one of those I got pictures of).
Thanks OL, I will check them out. I just finished my research on insulated long johns. Every one says there's are the best bla, bla, bla. There is a fair amount of difference depending were you look. Every one use to say synthetics and the move now is to Merino Wool. I had to do about 3 hour of research today to find any thing decent for a reasonable price as most are $80. + per pair. That was not in my price range and I think my searching is going to pay off as I paid $42 for 2 different pairs. I ended up ordering coldpruf products. If you go to there web site I ordered a set of AUTHENTIC WOOL PLUS and a set of PLATINUM. The platinum are supposed to have a better wick away so I figured I would try those out rabbit hunting this winter while I am walking around. There was a few others that were in this price range with some cheaper and some more expensive but i decided on these. I ordered them from the Sock company and the link will have a bunch of brand names. I considered the Indera/Icetex as well as those are made for ice fishing and that is how I found the coldpruf. After I get a chance to try them I will let you know how they do.I've been wearing bamboo socks.
They wear like iron, are as soft as cashmere, don't crush down like cotton, and wick/disperse moisture very well. Under a pair of wool socks they keep my feet as warm as anything else ever has.
On my hands, I prefer Thinsulate insulated wool. Fox River makes some mitten gloves that are about perfect. I can sneak my trigger finger out when needed, and I can peel the mitten part back if I need more fingers, but otherwise your fingers stay together keeping each other warm.
Guys, I was at Meijers last week and walk through there hunting department. They had Bushmaster Sock liners on sale. 2 pairs for $2.50 and for that price I gave them a try. Wow I am impressed. Between the sock liners that wick all the moisture away from your feet and keeping you foot dry and good merino wool socks my feet were toasty out snowmobiling. When I took my boots off the socks were damp from sweat but the liner and my feet were dry and warm. I will stop again today and see if they have more because this set up works!!Well, For socks you you want at least 65% merino wool. Here's a link to what I wear and its the best I have found. Once you bring the page up look at contents and care as it will tell you what material is in it. Also over on the RH side check out the (sock finder). One thing I need to get yet for my feet is a thin wick away liner because my feet sweat.