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NMbull
January 30th, 2011, 05:14 PM
I was just wondering if you guys preferred a longer axle to axle length (34-36") or a shorter ata (28-32")??

I am looking at a PSE Vendetta XL and was wondering what your expirence is with a longer ata in the mountains??

thanks,

trophyhill
January 30th, 2011, 05:16 PM
i prefer the shorter 32" ata. its just preference though. its a little bit lighter than my previous 36" ata bow. it's easier for me to shoot in certain positions too.

WYelkhunter
January 30th, 2011, 05:19 PM
I use an Athens eXceed 300. not what I would call long AtoA but long in todays standards, itis 37". Before that I used an Elite XXL at that was 36" or 38" cant remember for sure. I have not had any problem at all with this bow in the mountains. We cover 10 to 15 miles a day chasing elk. Most of the country is very steep. 98% timber and some of it so heavy you get in and wander what the hell am I doing here. I have used my bow in a blind and in a trestand also and see no reason to buy a shorter AtoA bow just because a person thinks they need it for those situations.

drkangel11683
January 30th, 2011, 06:54 PM
Regardless of where I am at I use the same bow. So I guess my preference is 33-3/4" axle to axle...Bowtech Guardian.

NEWYORKHILLBILLY
January 30th, 2011, 07:32 PM
32 are handy but I prefere the 35

slim9300
January 30th, 2011, 07:48 PM
I was just wondering if you guys preferred a longer axle to axle length (34-36") or a shorter ata (28-32")??

I am looking at a PSE Vendetta XL and was wondering what your expirence is with a longer ata in the mountains??

thanks,

Unless I'm in doghair or really thick salmonberry (brush) it's doesn't make a difference to me. I do prefer the string angle and stability of a 35-36" ATA bow. And that's coming from a guy who's currently shooting a 32" bow that I love.

BMG
January 30th, 2011, 07:53 PM
I much prefer 34"-36" ATA bow. I also have no problem carrying a 64" recurve chasing elk also. This makes any compound much easier to maneuver around the mountains.

tenmilestyle
January 30th, 2011, 08:08 PM
34+ for me! Some times it would be nice to have a shorty for packing around in some of this thick Oregon brush. But i deal.

fx4hauler
January 30th, 2011, 08:48 PM
Short 32" ata Seems like I end up doing a lot of elk hunting sitting on the ground.

a3dhunter
January 30th, 2011, 10:03 PM
33" seems to be my number for hunting, but it also depends on the bow....

nwmulie
January 30th, 2011, 10:59 PM
Usually shoot longer stuff, but this year I tried a PSE axe 6, 32" ata. I felt it was nice to carry, but it was much less stable at longer ranges. I will go back to a 35-38 incher this year.

5MilesBack
January 31st, 2011, 11:17 AM
36 3/4" is the shortest bow I have used. Never had any problems.

Bobmuley
January 31st, 2011, 12:24 PM
I really prefer shooting bows 36" plus ATA...they're gettting harder and harder to find; particularly if you also like <65% letoff.

JG358
January 31st, 2011, 12:49 PM
I like mine around 35" ata

Rolo
January 31st, 2011, 12:49 PM
I really prefer shooting bows 36" plus ATA...they're gettting harder and harder to find; particularly if you also like <65% letoff.

Agreed!

Heck...I consider a 35" bow to be a short bow...

Bobmuley
January 31st, 2011, 06:14 PM
Agreed!

Heck...I consider a 35" bow to be a short bow...Lets just say it together...."short bows suck". ;)

camofreak
January 31st, 2011, 06:45 PM
I like em medium, 33" for me.

grizzlyplumber
January 31st, 2011, 08:56 PM
My main bow is a 37, backup is a 39. Long draw makes long ata a necessity.

wapiti16b
February 1st, 2011, 12:45 AM
Reezen 7 @ 32"ata and a Mathews Signature @ 41"s ata . The Reezen is faster and more manuverable and for me just as accurate . The Signature on the otherhand can be shot with fingers if both of my releases are lost or damaged . Both Bows are in camp or one at the trailhead with the truck , just incase !

Rolo
February 1st, 2011, 12:15 PM
Lets just say it together...."short bows suck". ;)

Said...and been saying it for a few years now. :wink:...though, I got suckered in to trying another short bow (just shy of 36") agian this year...time will tell, but I can say that the peep is a darned long way away from my eye...and a really big one too.