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I haven't been bow hunting, or even shot a bow since joining the military over 6 years ago. The wife just gave me my Christmas present a little early, and it's a Mathews Z7. It's going to replace my dinosaur High Country that was a hand-me-down from my old man, (which I will probably convert into a bowfishing rig). Needless to say, I am happier than a pig in :censored:! Since I've been out of it for such a long time, I've lost touch on all the best gadgets and gear, i.e. rests, sights, releases, etc. What can y'all recommend for someone who is getting back into it?
 

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There are tons of great choices but I will tell you what I prefer. Spot Hogg right on sights, rip cord rest, fuse stab and a Scott release. Again, tons of options out there. Glad you are getting back into bow hunting. Congrats!
 

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several companies make quality products, you got a great bow to build on so you should be able to rig it out pretty nice.

Rests: QAD or Ripcord code red are my two favorites. The high end ones will run you $100

Sights: I have a HHA sight on my bow but that's because I like the single/slider pin. For fixed sights, Spott Hogg is where it's at. They do have a few sights that are made to match the gridlock riser of the Z7 if that's what you are into

Release: I shoot a truball, scott is another good release company

Broadheads: G5, Slick Trick, Magnus

Stabilizer: contact GFord on this board about building you a stablizer, top notch bowtech and top notch stab. Otherwise b-stinger and stokerized seem to be choices of serious archers (I badly need an upgrade on my stab)

Arrows: I like Goldtip arrows, personally. Only others I shot were PSE radial x-weave, they were ok. Easton has a good lineup as well, I like the makeup of the full metal jacket arrows



of course these are personal opinions, there are other good choices out there. check out archerytalk.com for some great deals on accessories for your bow.
 

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Man I'm getting old! I remember when that dinasaur High Country was the hottest thing going!:fit: You gotta good wife you better keep her!
Ha! Yeah, the High Country has seen some action! I told my dad that I got a new Mathews and he said "Well what the heck you need that for? That High Country has killed more deer than you'll ever kill!" And as for the wife, you're 100% right. She bought me a new 870 for my birthday last year too. Trust me though, she let me know that her Christmas gift next year better sparkle.
 

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Ha! Yeah, the High Country has seen some action! I told my dad that I got a new Mathews and he said "Well what the heck you need that for? That High Country has killed more deer than you'll ever kill!" And as for the wife, you're 100% right. She bought me a new 870 for my birthday last year too. Trust me though, she let me know that her Christmas gift next year better sparkle.
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d00cleve and Nuge, thanks for the info. I will definitely look into some of that gear. Seein' as I haven't been in Arkansas even a year yet, are there many 3D shoots that go on? I used to get into them with my old man a lot when I was growing up, and I'd like to start up again.
 

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Rip cord rest,slick trick bh,gold tip arrows,and I like sword sites but a friend of mine got some IQ sites and they are pretty nice.The Z7 is a great shooting bow,congrats,now go and shed blood.
 

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Now for my next question: Why choose a drop away over a whisker biscuit? I know more guys that use the biscuit, and it seems to me that you've got less room for mechanical error with one than with a drop away rest.
 

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I've shot various fall away rests from my pse over the last several years. I converted back to the whisker bisquit. I just found that I was more consistent with it plus it is a little forgiving regarding holding the arrow on the rest. I'm a fan of the whisker bisquit but I know it is a personal preference and alot will depend on the bow. Good luck!
 

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Now for my next question: Why choose a drop away over a whisker biscuit? I know more guys that use the biscuit, and it seems to me that you've got less room for mechanical error with one than with a drop away rest.
I shot a whisker for years. I gained a lot of accuracy when I went to a drop away. You go from all those brissles rubbing your arrow to nothing touching your arrow during release. Some may have experienced different results. Either will kill a deer, you just have to get what feels best to you and fits your budget.
 

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" Trust me though, she let me know that her Christmas gift next year better sparkle."

A billboard just outside Stuttgart says it all. Has a picture of big old finger sparkler and says "she will worship the ground you hunt on !"

Congrats on the bow. Z7 is a great rig this is my second year to hunt with one and love it.

I got a package deal from macks. What ever you decide on be sure the person that helps you set it up is experienced and actuall shoots a bow. Jody in the archery shop at macks is a pretty knowledgable guy.

I shoot Slick trick Magnums, gold tip arrows, whisker biscuit rest,

Congrats again and enjoy !
 

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Now for my next question: Why choose a drop away over a whisker biscuit? I know more guys that use the biscuit, and it seems to me that you've got less room for mechanical error with one than with a drop away rest.
I went back to a biscuit this year, don't really notice much different in groups from QAD. Confident I can fix it if something goes wrong while I'm hunting away from home. Tried to keep it simple, went back to muzzy mx-3.
 

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Man i am happy she got it for you. Be glad you are going with bow hunting because it will be a lot cheaper than duck hunting. I started to add up what I spent on a couple of things the other day and had to stop. Almost had a heart attack.
 

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Congratulations! If you are in the central Arkansas area there is an awesome bow shop called 12 Rings Archery in Conway. Several people there willing to help you also, just a good group of people hang put there.
Ask specifically for Karen Powell, she is owner. She is very, very helpful and knows her stuff. She will not sell you something that you don't need.
Chris

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There are tons of great choices but I will tell you what I prefer. Spot Hogg right on sights, rip cord rest, fuse stab and a Scott release. Again, tons of options out there. Glad you are getting back into bow hunting. Congrats!
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You gotta good wife you better keep her!
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Trust me though, she let me know that her Christmas gift next year better sparkle.
apperently our wifes are friends because when she bought me my bow she said the "SAME THING"
 
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