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by dfinley
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone.

I celebrate my faith in Jesus on this day. Yes in general people have been moving away from religion SEW and in my opinion respectfully I don't think the world is a better place for it.....
by dfinley
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Are we nuts?
Replies: 51
Views: 3679

Re: Are we nuts?

Yes we are nuts. I think we'd all like put a fatal shot in any animal we see from any distance. You'd need a bow that shot at 3000 fps to do that and as they say be careful what you wish for. I think hunting could get to be more work than fun if we could make that true. I think the fun comes when I ...
by dfinley
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrows and accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Arrows and accuracy

Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I will try some of the stiffer spined arrows like zombie or spinal tap. I saw the comment about aluminum arrows but I a little biased against those because of bending problems. I guess I'll use up my diablo arrows that in my hands are good out to 40 yards or s...
by dfinley
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrows and accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Arrows and accuracy

Hi Everyone, What is the best arrow to improve accuracy from a Matrix 380? Is spine indexing worth the trouble? I'd like to start using fixed blade broadheads and have tried the bolt cutters and they seem ok is there anything better? What about bisshop broadheads? I'd also like to get my arrow weigh...
by dfinley
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Most Sought After '18
Replies: 36
Views: 3881

Re: Most Sought After '18

I think the assassin will be the most talked about and it will be a good seller. Most of us old former bow hunters know the value of durable equipment and the compound crossbows are not. However, many bow hunters tend to overvalue speed and with a recurve crossbow speed means higher draw weight espe...
by dfinley
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Cross stix
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Cross stix

Cross stix works very well for me. With my Matrix 380 and sock Diablo arrows I can easily do 3 inch groups at 50 yards. What I like about them is that unlike a monopod they can stand on their own. They are easy to adjust and pretty light.. I use then with my climing tree stand as support as well..
by dfinley
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How much cutting diameter makes a differnce?
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Re: How much cutting diameter makes a differnce?

I have a hunting buddy who uses fixed blades(4 blade muzzy 1.1 inch) and I use mechanicals (1.5 inch spitfires) and we've been hunting together on and off over 17 years. Basically if you pull off a perfect double lung or heart shot they both work great. The mechanical works better for liver shots an...
by dfinley
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is anyone deer hunting at 100+ yards?
Replies: 40
Views: 3686

Re: Is anyone deer hunting at 100+ yards?

The 100 yard shoot really boils down to the math. Even with the fastest of crossbows, at 100 yards, it will take the arrow more than 0.75 seconds to reach its target. Even if you execute a prefect shot and the arrow goes exactly where you aim, the probability is high the deer will have moved by the ...
by dfinley
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Another look at 100 yard shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 3507

Re: Another look at 100 yard shooting

This year I went from vertical compound bow (took about 50 deer this way over 17 years) to crossbow. With the compound 30 yards was my limit and this is based on my skill as an archer. The crossbow is still very new to me and so far 30 yards is the longest shot I've taken. I've taken 3 deer this yea...
by dfinley
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Another look at 100 yard shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 3507

Re: Another look at 100 yard shooting

I guess you can pick up some emotion from what I said above. This emotion stems from a strongly held value that the animals we kill and eat should be killed as quickly and efficiently as we can. I think it is awful when an animal has to spend the last few hours/days/months of its life wounded and in...
by dfinley
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Another look at 100 yard shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 3507

Re: Another look at 100 yard shooting

Archery hunting is about getting up close and personal with your prey. If you want a 100 yard shot get a rifle. Even at the present state of the art, the chances of wounding an animal are too high no matter what the skill level. Why wound a deer just to prove a point... If you want to shoot at stil...
by dfinley
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is anyone deer hunting at 100+ yards?
Replies: 40
Views: 3686

Re: Is anyone deer hunting at 100+ yards?

Emphatically no. If you want to shoot deer at that distance use a rifle. Even at 400+ fps it takes an arrow takes too long to reach the target. If a deer moves even a little, at worst you have wounded a deer instead of an ethical kill and at best you completely miss. In the unlikely event the deer s...
by dfinley
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Spitfire Performance
Replies: 27
Views: 1875

Re: Spitfire Performance

2 mnths ago, I shot a relatively large buck with a classic heart shot. Down within 50 yds. Nice passthru and blood trail. 446g arrow, 92 g insert, 125g SF, ~368’/sec. Yesterday, same xbow, etc, shot a mature doe, about the same distance, 44 yards, mid chest shot, about 3-4 “ higher than ideal, look...
by dfinley
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Exclibur Trigger-- New Accessory???
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: New Exclibur Trigger-- New Accessory???

Thanks for the feedback. I'very seen so much discussion about trigger tech triggers. I guess thinking every one is unhappy with excalibur trigger is wrong. I have no issues with the Matrix 380 trigger, just wondering if I was missing something.
by dfinley
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix 380 Owners
Replies: 24
Views: 2144

Re: Matrix 380 Owners

I've had my matrix 380 blackout (my second crossbow) for just over a month now and I love it. I don't think there is anything else that is better. I can easily cock the bow with a rope cocker at age 63, even so I plan to buy the new charger cocker so I can cock it in a tree stand. Its accurate, ligh...