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.
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.
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.
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.
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.