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  • June 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm #582039 Back to Top REPORT
    dr-pepper
    Dr. Pepper

    Joined: 7/28/2010
    Just got a C4, black w/ camo limbs, thinking of setting it up as a finger shooter. Who here hunts with a C4, or any Conquest model, fingers or release aid?  Good to be back, haven’t been here for a while.
    June 29, 2013 at 10:31 am #582359 Back to Top REPORT
    jemyers10pt
    jemyers10pt

    Joined: 7/18/2008
    Location: Ohio
    Man I thought you were talking about explosives! haha Sometimes I wish I could hunt with explosives! haha. I never hunted with any of my Conquests but there is no reason you can’t. Good luck.
    Always looking for my next Booner!
    June 29, 2013 at 10:58 am #582362 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is

    Man I thought you were talking about explosives! haha Sometimes I wish I could hunt with explosives! haha. I never hunted with any of my Conquests but there is no reason you can’t. Good luck.

    That was my first take as well…  I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.  It can’t be longer than any of the recurves or longbows used in trad hunting.  I’m not sure I’d take it in my Double Bull… but it would probably work there are well.  If you’re comfortable with it… why not?

    I think the Conquest would be long enough to shoot fingers with… what are you most comfortable with.  If you shoot a release all the time, I see no reason to change unless you wanted to try finger shooting.

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    June 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm #582375 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    I hunted with my Q2XL for several years. 38″ A-2-A. It had  little bit larger idler than the C4, so the overall length difference was probably less than 1″ longer on the top and bottom of the bow. Never had any problems. In fact, it was a very stable bow. Was a great bowfishing bow, too! And as mentioned, many recurves/longbows are 60-62″ and people hunt with them all the time. Though maybe not the current hunting bow ‘style’, the C4 should be great if you’re comfy with it. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    July 1, 2013 at 4:39 am #582486 Back to Top REPORT
    ack
    Ack

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    Location: Michigan
    Any Conquest is a great finger bow. I’ve never owned one, but I do have an Ovation as a backup bow (fingers of course) which is close in specs.
    December 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm #609857 Back to Top REPORT
    stevejo
    Stevejo

    Joined: 8/4/2013
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    People are silly.  41″ is NOT a long ata and certainly not too long for hunting purposes.  My longbows run 68″ and I can handle those just fine even from a tree stand.
    The conquest is one of the best bows Mathews has made going all the way back to the Pro and Lite models.  They are inexpensive to pick up and extremely well supported in terms of having used components available.
    I hunt exclusively with conquests, though not in a fingers set up.  My treestand bow is a Conquest Pro with brass limb pockets.  Very stable, very forgiving and shoots a broadhead beautifully.
    December 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm #609970 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 63
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    Being a Marine, C4 got my wheels turning too.  I remember my buddies dad telling us how they used to fish off of a destroyer in WW II using depth charges.  Anyhow, I started with a Conquest Light eons ago which was my entry into the center-shot world. Being a finger shooter, the longer A-A prompted my decision.  Great bow to shoot, fingers or release.  As time passed, I did switch to a release, but that was just a matter of choice.  It has a 42″ A-A and is just fine out of a tree stand.  If  I were shooting from a ground blind, I’d thoroughly check my clearances.  Good luck with your decision.
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