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by nchunter
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Alternatives for arrows should SHTF
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Alternatives for arrows should SHTF

Get about 10 bricks of .22 ammo n hang tight :)

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It will be the new currency, should the SHTF.

Fortunately, the End of the World doesn't happen very often...
by nchunter
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Who would like to see Peter Balfour, Bill and Kathy at Boofest?
Replies: 41
Views: 3204

Re: Who would like to see Peter Balfour, Bill and Kathy at Boofest?

I appreciate the offer, but if I go Boofest would be only one of several places I'd be visiting, including Quebec City, Ft. Ticonderoga, and Dixon Muzzleloading Fair the following weekend.
by nchunter
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Who would like to see Peter Balfour, Bill and Kathy at Boofest?
Replies: 41
Views: 3204

Re: Who would like to see Peter Balfour, Bill and Kathy at Boofest?

Just meeting the Troubridges would make this event worth going to! It's got me seriously considering it. It's just such a long haul from Carolina though...
by nchunter
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: years of manufacture for excal bows?
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: years of manufacture for excal bows?

There should be others on this Forum more knowledgeable on this topic than I, but since no one else has replied, I think that before the Vixen/Exocet/Exomag line-up in the late-90's, there was just the Wolverine.
by nchunter
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: guys whats the normal kill time or distance travelled after hits?
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: guys whats the normal kill time or distance travelled after hits?

I've killed about forty deer with my Exocet over the years, using a variety of broadheads but primarily the Rocket Hammerhead 2-inch expandables. I'd say the average double-lung death-run is 50-70 yards. They can definitely go longer on heart shots and liver shots though, although often they won't i...
by nchunter
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crossbows of the past post yours here
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: Crossbows of the past post yours here

Dang Nog, you're either an incredibly lucky guy or one helluva a marksman! I doubt one person in a million could nail a charging wolverine between the eyes with a pistol! Or even hit it at all!

Pretty cool!
by nchunter
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fixed 2 Blade, Anybody?
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Fixed 2 Blade, Anybody?

200 grain Centaur Battleaxe heads (2.25" cut). Fletch helical with Blazers, like previous post said, and they fly true to my field points out to 40 yards. Leave massive blood trails.
by nchunter
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How much cutting diameter makes a differnce?
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Re: How much cutting diameter makes a differnce?

I've killed about forty deer with my 175lb Exocet over the years, with a variety of fixed and mechanical heads. There is no perfect Broadhead, but based on my experience the larger the cutting diameter most definitely the shorter blood trail. And the newer crossbows are so powerful that you'll get a...
by nchunter
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2018 Boofest weekend
Replies: 64
Views: 16311

Re: 2018 Boofest weekend

If coming over the border from the US, what's the protocol for bringing a crossbow into Canada?
by nchunter
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Past Excalibur Models
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Past Excalibur Models

The crossbows made when the Troubridges owned the company were bomb-proof. I can't imagine you ever needing replacement parts. My Exocet is 17 years old, has taken at least 50 deer, and is as good as new.
by nchunter
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Questions for any hunter here in NC
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

Re: Questions for any hunter here in NC

That bobcat is big! I had a big one like that creep up a dry creek bed in the Uwharries on opening day of Blackpowder Season one year. I was sitting above the creek bank under a holly tree with my flintlock smoothbore. He got within 15 yards before catching my scent! Then he just turned around and s...
by nchunter
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Questions for any hunter here in NC
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

Re: Questions for any hunter here in NC

I think deer are smarter than we give them credit for. I've seen some deer behavior that convinced me they actually have some capacity to reason. I think they quickly know when they're being hunted, and go nocturnal. That lasts until the Rut, when Mother Nature pumps them so full of sex hormones tha...
by nchunter
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Questions for any hunter here in NC
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

Re: Questions for any hunter here in NC

I hunt in the Piedmont of NC for the past dozen years. Almost never see any deer until just 3-7 days before Halloween. Even with this great cold front we had the past few days I've seen nothing during daylight hours.
by nchunter
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FOC Broadhead with BE Zombie or Diablo?
Replies: 5
Views: 1537

Re: FOC Broadhead with BE Zombie or Diablo?

As you increase the front end weight of an arrow can it be said that spine stiffness must be increased as well? As you increase the front end weight, the spine effectively decreases (flexes more). Not such a big deal with crossbows like it is with traditional bows though. I shoot BE Executioners wi...
by nchunter
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 77496

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

I made a pretty radical change last hunting season that may be of interest to some: For the last 15 years my set-up was 100-gr Rocket Hammerhead expandables with a total arrow weight of 425 grains. I've harvested about 35 deer with this set-up, using my 2001-vintage Exocet. Velocity is 273 fps. Last...