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by nchunter
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crossbows of the past post yours here
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

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: 605

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: 1310

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: 60
Views: 11395

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: 923

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: 1444

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: 1444

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: 1444

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: 1434

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: 72340

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...
by nchunter
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: First deer of season tried rage
Replies: 18
Views: 1796

46 lbs of meat from a 110 lb deer sounds right to me. Wild animals are a mostly bone and hide - very skinny compared to domestic animals.
by nchunter
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Making of a wood stock Stage 4
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Do yourself a favor and get some Microplane woodworking rasps: http://us.microplane.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=4 You can buy them online or at any Woodcrafters store. They're awesome for carving stocks! Take wood off as rapidly as a traditional wood rasp, but with a much smoother fin...
by nchunter
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Y25 Wooden Stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

I believe Mark used Actionwood (i.e. resin-impregnated maple or birch) for his stocks. I made my own stock out of a blank of walnut. If you can get someone with a milling machine to inlet for the crossbow rail (my brother-in-law comes in handy sometimes!) carving the rest is fairly straightforward. ...
by nchunter
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: broadheads, broadheads, broadheads, broadheads, broadheads,
Replies: 25
Views: 2950

I've used Rocket Aeroheads (2-inch expandable) on numerous deer, and they leave an large blood trail. A couple times the deer have dropped and bled out right on the spot! With the aluminum ferrule they are a one-time use broadhead though. But unless you plan on shooting a dozen deer a year, replacin...
by nchunter
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Choice in broadheads
Replies: 38
Views: 3699

I've used the Rocket Hammerheads for 7-8 years, and dropped about a dozen deer with them. I'll echo what others have said: short blood trails (sometimes dropped in their tracks) but fragile blades make them a one-shot disposable broadhead in my experience. But I'd rather lose a broadhead than lose a...