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Posted 31 August 2010 - 12:42 PM

I am new to this stuff and this afternoon I am picking up this gently used rig. I figured it would be a good rig to get my feet wet with. From the on-line reviews, it appears to be a pretty nice older bow. Plus, all of the goodies that came with it are thrown in. Although I have no idea what a "kisser button" is. I have a lot to learn before I hunt with this rig.Darton MaverickXT Hunting Bow w/Canvas Case Excellent Condition (Right Handed) Draw Weight: 60-70 lbs. Draw Length: 26-31 in. Let-Off: 75-80 % Totally Equipped With the Following: - Sights - Stabilizer - Kisser Button - Peep Sight - Limb Savers -Wrist Sling - (3) Arrow Quiver Also included: - (10) 31 in. Carbon Arrows - Thunderhead 125 Grain Broadheads - Fanny Pack - Large Tackle Box filled with Miscellaneous Accessories These items are in excellent condition and come with Canvas Case.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 12:48 PM

I have an older Darton and it's been a good bow to me.A Kisser button is on the string and you bring it back till it touches your lips so that you get a consistent draw point for your sights.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

Thanks SJ.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:04 AM

I picked up the bow and accessories yesterday afternoon and this turned out to be a great deal. The bow looks great and a bunch of stuff came with it. 10 Carbon fiber arrows, practice arrows, arrow tips (hunting & field), arrow parts (field points, broad head blades, etc.), tools, scents, a tackle box of stuff. mechanical release devices (3), archery fanny pack, gloves, hood, another large insulated bag, bow case, hard case for arrows, quiver with quick release for bow, sights, etc. Lot's of stuff. It seemed like a great deal to me and I have read lot's of good stuff about this particular Darton bow. It seems to draw nicely. I am looking forward to trying it out.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:40 AM

We need pics! Let's see your new rig

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:34 AM

OK, I'll have to break out the camera and take some picks this afternoon.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:00 AM

I was going to ask Fakawee to give me some archery lessons but I found a local instructor that seems to really have it together. I find focusing on the lessons very easy and my attention span has been greatly improved. I told my wife that after a year or so of Charlie's coaching, I should be a pretty good archer. Charlie is young for an instructor but there is just something about her that works for me. I can't quite put my finger on it but there is something there. Go figure. :D Attached File  archer.gif   96.08KB   18 downloads

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:12 AM

Hey that's Suzi my hunting partner.Posted Image

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

That explains it. I was wondering why she kept calling me Johnny instead of Red. :D

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

OK, Red & SJ, now you got my attention. What happens if I tell either of these lady archers, "I wanna kiss'ur button"?

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:10 PM

So much for the family aspect of the forum....rapidly deteriorating.... :D

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:14 PM

:rofl2: :eck05: :eck05: :flag: :653: :rofl2: :flag: :flag: :yahoo: :yahoo: I am gonna sell all my guns and go for archery, THANKS Desert Dog!!! When and where is the first lesson??

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:30 PM

Ha! SJ I was going to post that photo but I was concerned that you'd remind me that this is a family site. :rofl2: Well handgun, I guess Shooter John has moved in and stole my gal. Dang nabbit!!Anyway, not quite as exciting; here is a photo of my new rig. Posted ImageIt's a Darton Maverick XL and it came with a soft case, a box of 10 carbon fiber arrows, loads of broad head tips, field tips, three wrist releases of differing designs, bow rest for the belt, tools, arrow parts, calls, a very nice camo fanny pack loaded with field stuff, gloves, hood and a large tackle box full of other archery related gear. It seemed like an excellent deal to me so I went for it.Sooooo, now I have something else to learn but I think I am going to like it a lot. I read up on the Darton bows before buying this and I read nothing but good reviews. It feels great and the seller's stature was about like mine so it should be a perfect fit without adjustments.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:34 AM

OK Shooter John. You win. Suzi is all yours. I guess I'll have to settle for Tiffany :rofl2: , her bow hunting sister.Attached File  hog_hunt.gif   50.68KB   18 downloads

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:43 AM

Tiffany didn't shoot that ram. He saw her and fell down the canyon and died. :lol:Now this is some real archery.Attached File  3.jpg   20.24KB   20 downloads

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:14 AM

Is she from this planet? :rofl2:

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:09 AM

Howcome none of my teachers or instructors ever looked like that? Must be all of the fuzz on my face...

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:49 AM

I guess you are going to the wrong range CHIN SQUIRREL. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: Attached File  1.jpg   19.16KB   15 downloads

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:29 AM

you guys know how to motivate a fella to practice shooting!

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:31 PM

I just dropped my new used bow off at Orange County Archery. They are going to give it a complete going over and replace the things that need replacing. All it needs is a new bowstring, arrow rest and a couple of other small things. I am also signing up for a class since I know zero. I figure I may as well learn the right way instead of developing a bunch of bad habits I'll have to correct later. I looked at the instructors and none of them looked quite like the ones posted. That would be too much of a distraction anyway :signlol2iu:




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