Murphy’s Law has struck again. I’m headed to Iowa in eight days (been waiting four years for the hunt) and have got my Switchback and Drenalin tuned and ready to go. Well, except when I looked over my limbs on my Switchback during a shooting session yesterday. I have a crack on the tip of one of the limb tips. I have no idea how the crack occurred other than through normal use. The crack is in the middle of the limb, aligned with the top and bottom surface of the limb and inline with the idler post that is supported by the limb tip. While I can shoot my Drenalin, I am much more accurate with my Switchback and would prefer to hunt with it.
My question – Does Mathews still stock Switchback limbs such that I can purchase a set of Switchback 70# limbs from Mathews through a dealer? Any insight would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.yes you can order them from a mathews dealer, request and pay for expedite shipping should help secure them in your time frame.Express yourself now - Fortune cookie
Joined: 8/18/2011if you are the original owner then mathews will warranty it or you could by a used set of AT or ebayYes. I am the original owner. I will talk to my dealer first thing in the morning.
Also, thanks for the suggestion about AT and Ebay. I’ve already looked at both and haven’t found any limbs available. I guess everyone is too busy hunting right now and not selling limbs. Oh well.
Thanks again.Since you are the orginal owner Mathews will take care of you and usually fast! My DXT limds were here in about 4 daysYup use the warranty and if necessary pay for the expedited shipping. I wouldn’t be looking used for limbs that would come with no warranty at all when I can get a new set from the factory that will be covered under the warranty.How are you living your Dash?
Yup use the warranty and if necessary pay for the expedited shipping. I wouldn’t be looking used for limbs that would come with no warranty at all when I can get a new set from the factory that will be covered under the warranty.
X2Thanks for the thoughts. My local dealer contacted Mathews yesterday. Mathews sent a set of limbs for delivery tomorrow, and it will be under warranty.
Now, I’ve got to find time to get it setup before leaving Monday and also find time to be the best man in my brothers wedding on Saturday. Wow, this ought to be fun!
Thanks for the thoughts. My local dealer contacted Mathews yesterday. Mathews sent a set of limbs for delivery tomorrow, and it will be under warranty.
Now, I’ve got to find time to get it setup before leaving Monday and also find time to be the best man in my brothers wedding on Saturday. Wow, this ought to be fun![/quote:2rwr9nit]
You are going to be one busy man! We will not look to hear from you till you’re back from Iowa. Hopefully, you’ll have pics to post and success stories to tell! Best luck!It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.Success! Thanks for everyone’s assistance!
Gross Total – 193″
Gross Typical 10 Point – 170″
Total Points – 19 (8 kickers of 2″ or more of the left side and one off the right side – matching 3″ kickers of G3s)
Main Beams – 26″
Full Story below
Wow! The Lord has blessed me big time this year! First a 144″ 8 point on my hunt club in South Carolina back in August and now a 193″ Iowa Giant!
I was hunting with my good friend Scott Crippen of Ft. Pierce and our good friend Cole Winther at Southwest Iowa Outfitters (http://www.southwestiowaoutfitters.com) near Villisca, Iowa from Nov. 5-12. Cole is a native Iowan who knows that area of Iowa like the back of his hand, and his trophy room proves it! Quite simply, it is the largest collection of Boone and Crocket bucks I’ve ever seen! There are easily 20 bucks in there that gross over 175″ and a couple over 200″! Cole either owns or leases prime deer hunting real estate is all the best places in a 4 county area. Scott and I were amazed at the number of 160″+ bucks we saw while out there. I saw at least five 160″+ bucks while on stand and saw them on 3 out of 4 days in the field. I even watched a 160″ 8 point tend a doe from 10:30 AM until 5 PM! He growled at her, snort wheezed, grunted, drank from a pond, ran off smaller bucks, made scrapes and destroyed trees – every voccalization we’ve read about but rarely experience in the southeast – all in one afternoon! The deer an Iowa are far more vocal than our Southeastern whitetails! Scott had nearly an identical experience seeing 160″+ bucks on 5 out of 6 days. The quality of the deer on his properties is simply amazing! Put in for your Iowa points and get out there! It was the best whitetail hunt either of us has ever had!
Now on to my hunt.
The short version –
On day 4 of the hunt, we were faced with unusual SE winds blowing at 25 mph and 63 degrees. I slipped a ¼ mile into a stand on a hardwood hillside with scattered patches of head high cedar trees. I saw a doe in the bottom at 90 yards in front of me at 4:10 PM. The giant buck then materialized following the doe. I first thought he was a dink, but then saw his frame and instantly knew he was a shooter! His rack was brilliant white and his main beams with gigantic! Both the doe and giant were moving very, very slow. I watched him close the gap from 90 yards to 35 yards without a shot while making two scrapes and rubbing two trees over about 10 minutes. I grunted at him but he didn’t even acknowledge my grunts.
While this was happening, a 140 class 9 point walked up from behind me and the giant simply stared him down without stepping into the open and giving me a shot. He then began to slip around my stand at 35 yards. He stopped in the cedars and destroyed a cedar tree for 5 minutes without giving me a shot – too thick. He then continued to slip around my stand at 35 yards following the exact trail of the doe and was about to walk to a thick stand of cedar trees behind me at 35 yards and be gone for good. While at full draw, I was trying to find an opening in the small hardwood limbs the thickness of my finger. I simply had no shot. In desperation, I dropped to my knees on the lock on stand 15′ off the ground and had an opening to shoot through. When he stepped into the opening a second later, I released. I saw the arrow hit dead center top to bottom, but thought that I hit 12 inches or so behind the front shoulder. The sound also lead me to believe that I hit behind the ribs. He ran about 20 yards and stopped in a thick stand of cedar trees where I could not see him. Five minutes later I heard two 3 second burst of rustling leaves and another five minutes later I hard three labored breaths. I snuck out from the tree after an hour went back to the lodge.
Cole had me describe what happened and knew that I had killed him. He asked me how big he was, and I simply said he was a giant. Once I decided he was a shooter, I never focused on his rack but did see that he had at least two or three kickers on his left side. Cole said that he thought he knew which buck I had shot. He pulled up a trail cam photo from last year and one from this year that only showed one side of his rack. It was the exact buck. Cole said that he would come close to netting Boone and Crocket! Needless to say, I didn’t sleep at all that night, may a couple hours at most! Prayed most of the night.
We went back the next morning to the spot of the shot. I got in the stand and directed Scott to the spot of the shot. No sign there (we later found hair end blood there after we found the buck – just too amped up originally to focus). We looked for the arrow for a couple of minutes and gave up knowing in my gut that the buck was just over the hilltop. I walked over the hill and there he was! He had only gone 20 yards after the double lung shot that was only 6 inches behind the front shoulder and dead center top to bottom. The arrow had entered between two ribs and thus gave that gut shot sound upon impact.
I am so very thankful to Cole for hosting us to such an incredible hunt! Cole is a great guy who goes out of his way to make it happen for you. Cole has had 5 archers this season going 4/5 on bucks over 150″! I don’t think anyone in North America can say that! He limits the number of hunters to keep the hunt quality exceptionally high – and our experience proved it!
In addition to my buck, a hunter from Wyoming shot a mainframe 10 point that gross scored 185 and netted 176 after hunting for only 2 hours! Our good friends John O’Dell and Dave Reisner of Drury Outdoors also both connected on 150″+ bucks. In was a great time to share a deer camp with them again! My stomach still hurts from the nonstop laughing. Their full stories and photos can be seen here:
John O’Dell – http://www.druryoutdoors.com/2112/jo…ll-nov5-12.php
Dave Reisner – http://www.druryoutdoors.com/2079/jo…r-oct27-12.php
Location: OhioCongrats! That is an awesome buck!
Joined: 9/9/2004Those are some hosses! Congrats!It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
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