3Rivers Archery



INFO: Trad Archery for Bowhunters

Ben Holtz








CLICK HERE TO LEAP TO THE
2017 ST. JUDE AUCTION FORUMS


Trad Gang.com Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
MY PROFILE | directory login | register | search | FAQ | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Trad Gang.com » Main Forums » PowWow » String tracker & speed

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: String tracker & speed
TooManyHobbies
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 22504

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TooManyHobbies   Email TooManyHobbies   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm wondering if anyone has chrono'd their set up with and without a string tracker attached? Besides the extra noise of the string, there has to be some drag too. How many fps are we losing by using a tracker and is it hurting shot placement? I've only killed one deer with a tracker attached to my recurve, and just put one on my LB.
Just a conversation starter, I won't be taking either one of them off.

--------------------
60" Bear Super Kodiak 50@28 (56@31)
68" Kohannah Long Bow 62@30

Posts: 758 | From: Connecticut | Registered: Jan 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
BAK
Contributor 2017
Member # 1272

Icon 1 posted      Profile for BAK   Email BAK   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I put one on a bow when I went bear hunting the first time.

Took it off and will never use one again. It does affect accuracy and they are noisy. Can't imagine really needing one.

--------------------
"May your blood trails be short and your drags all down hill."

Posts: 1064 | From: NE Iowa | Registered: Jun 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Jerry Russell
Sponsor
Member # 2613

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Jerry Russell   Author's Homepage   Email Jerry Russell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have shot them for over 25 years and taken 150+ animals without a single failure. When properly set up they have a very minimal impact on accuracy. In fact, I make no allowance for them when shooting. Again, proper set up is critical. Most every malfunction with a strong tracker can be traced back to shooting it right out of the package without pulling 300' of line from the spool before using.

Again, the single most common mistake made is shooting it right out of the package. This causes significant arrow drop and confidence issues that will not occur if you do it right.

We have recovered countless deer, bear, turkey and hogs that traveled great distances without bleeding due to the trackers. They are a valuable tool when used properly.

Here is a video that can help with setting one up.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BDJzhCZ8k9A

--------------------
Guided hunts for Canada Bear and Georgia Bear,Turkey, Hogs, Alligator, Deer and African Plains Game. We specialize in traditional archery hunts.
Visit us at:
http://www.russelloutdoorguides.com

Posts: 1026 | From: Georgia/Quebec | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kopper1013
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 41502

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Kopper1013   Email Kopper1013   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
BAK, just wondering did you follow the preparation they recommend before hunting with it? I tested my broadheads both with and without tracker out to 20yards (my effective shooting range) and saw no difference....I have yet to kill an animal with one since this is my first year having one so I'll be interested how animals react as they do add noise.

I haven't run it through a crono yet but since I saw no difference (or precived no difference) I imagine it's very little.

--------------------
Primitive archery gives yourself the maximum challenge while giving the animal the maximum chance to escape- G. Fred Asbell

Posts: 1073 | From: New York | Registered: Apr 2014  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
stagetek
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 12185

Icon 1 posted      Profile for stagetek   Email stagetek   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've put 5 shots at 20 yrds. thru mine. The arrows are still hitting low, and the wooshing noise is way too loud. I won't be using it. I used one back in the eighties, and don't remember it taking so many shots to get it running smoother and quieter.
Posts: 1394 | From: Pewaukee, WI. | Registered: Apr 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tim Finley
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 13934

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Finley   Email Tim Finley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We first used them back in the early 70s for bear hunting and I still use them for hogs. The early ones we made from an electricians string they used for shooting through pipe and a pill bottle, it is the same string now. After a certain distance the arrows really drop from the drag, but they certainly could mean the difference between a recovery or not !
Posts: 493 | From: North Dakota | Registered: Oct 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
TooManyHobbies
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 22504

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TooManyHobbies   Email TooManyHobbies   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tim Finley:
but they certainly could mean the difference between a recovery or not !

I guess that's my point. Yes, they aide in recovery, of course. BUT, can they also be the reason that it's needed? For me, too many lost animals over the years almost requires it [banghead] . For BAK, who obviously shoots perfectly [archer2] and has great tracking skills [Not Worthy] , it may put arrows where he wouldn't otherwise hit.
Thanks for the replies.

--------------------
60" Bear Super Kodiak 50@28 (56@31)
68" Kohannah Long Bow 62@30

Posts: 758 | From: Connecticut | Registered: Jan 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kskickapoo
Member
Member # 1972

Icon 1 posted      Profile for kskickapoo   Email kskickapoo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
For those of us who are red/green color blind, they are a blessing if you have no one to blood trail for you...
Posts: 59 | From: kansas | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Littlejake
Contributor 2016
Member # 8574

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Littlejake   Email Littlejake   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I must be doing something wrong, I've shot mine a bunch and have never really noticed any noise from the string and my arrows seem to hit where I'm looking. [dunno]

--------------------
Try and be the person your dog thinks you are...
PBS Regular Member

Posts: 343 | From: Shippensburg, Pennsylvania | Registered: Feb 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tony Van Dort
CONTRIBUTOR 2018 - Mod
Member # 137

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tony Van Dort   Email Tony Van Dort   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you are hunting Whitetails they can easily hear the "noise" when shooting with a tracker string...the deer can hear it even if you can't. If you're shooting inside of 15 yards it will not necessarily be an issue. Beyond that is is. Beyond 20 yds your arrow will start to drop (trajectory) and you will notice the deer will easily duck and ditch your effort.
Posts: 2264 | From: South Carolina | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply ~ PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU POST! - Is your post trad bowhunting related? Check the FAQ or EMAIL if you're unsure!
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Shoot On Over To:


Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2003 thru 2017 ~ Trad Gang.com ©

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.1