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by DMc
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Very strange!! Arrow test.
Replies: 26
Views: 2605

Re: Very strange!! Arrow test.

Barometric pressure and humidity also have an effect on how things fly. I honestly can't see it making a difference for most of us, but you are pushing the limits of what is possible, it seems.
by DMc
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Very strange!! Arrow test.
Replies: 26
Views: 2605

Re: Very strange!! Arrow test.

Sharp or large changes in weather can bring with them a change air density. This, in turn, can affect flight characteristics of fletching and other components.
by DMc
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: CHARGER EXT CRANK
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: CHARGER EXT CRANK

... I don’t think the C2 is obsolete though. It’ll still do the job and its a lot less expensive than the Charger Ext which is going to be about $229. Depends on the bells and whistles you want though. I agree. It is nice that Excalibur has come out with an updated and improved version, but the C2 ...
by DMc
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ghost Blind Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1620

Re: Ghost Blind Sale

It seems to me that the Ghost Blind has one distinct attribute. There is no time period needed for the animals to get used to its presence. It can be set down anywhere in an open field or wooded area and it looks like nothing. A standard blind may look like it should be there but it can be seen and ...
by DMc
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Exocet 200 and Heavy Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Exocet 200 and Heavy Bolts

http://alaskabowhunting.com/PR/UnderstandingArrowPenetration.pdf

You might find this an interesting article.
by DMc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?
Replies: 57
Views: 4244

Re: Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?

As I stated earlier, there is tons of very specific information on strength and characteristics of the different woods. Unfortunately, the generic or common names will not work. Do you have the scientific/botanical name of the wood you are using? It would also be nice to know where it could be purch...
by DMc
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?
Replies: 57
Views: 4244

Re: Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?

Johnny One Shot wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:52 pm
I use a Malaysian redwood, which is a hardwood.....
What wood is this? I have found no information on it.
by DMc
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?
Replies: 57
Views: 4244

Re: Is anyone out there using WOOD ARROWS ?

To all those that dismiss wooden bolts out-of-hand, keep in mind that wood has well-documented strength records and is used in critical/structural applications all the time. Because it has some already mentioned attributes that make it a good choice for a hunting projectile, it would be nice to see ...
by DMc
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What Happened
Replies: 33
Views: 2917

Re: What Happened

I hate to be the one to say it but we have done this to ourselves. One really good bow, or anything else for that matter, is not enough it seems. We wait with bated breath as each new season approaches looking for the next great addition to our growing collections. The companies are giving us exactl...
by DMc
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Bulldog 330 Draw Length
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: New Bulldog 330 Draw Length

It would be less confusing if people didn't use the terms draw length and power stroke interchangeably. They are not the same thing.
by DMc
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I might need a C2 crank
Replies: 21
Views: 4382

Re: I might need a C2 crank

I can't remember the exact size but it was a hex head and about 3/8" x 1/2". This is a picture of the Excalibur part. I took it to the hardware store to make sure I got the right size. It also required that the new screw be shaped similarly to the original part. That is the front tapered to a smalle...
by DMc
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I might need a C2 crank
Replies: 21
Views: 4382

Re: I might need a C2 crank

A closer look.
by DMc
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I might need a C2 crank
Replies: 21
Views: 4382

Re: I might need a C2 crank

For those of you that use the C2 often enough that you get tired of taking it on and off between shots, this might interest you. I took off the big brass knob set screw and replaced it with a flush one. It does take some getting used to but it stays on all the time now and I love it.
by DMc
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I might need a C2 crank
Replies: 21
Views: 4382

Re: I might need a C2 crank

The C2 crank is such a great tool! I am surprised they are not used by more of us. My body has good days and not good days. That all makes no difference with the C2. It is so good that I took off the big brass attachment knob and using a flush set screw mounted it permanently on my Exocet.
by DMc
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Helical vs Offset: SEW read this!
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Re: Helical vs Offset: SEW read this!

Really great information! Thanks!