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by galamb
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Exclibur Trigger-- New Accessory???
Replies: 4
Views: 335

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

I love 2 stage triggers, have them on most of my hunting rifles but they tend to be a either "love it or hate it". If it was an option/accessory I would consider it. I don't have a problem with my current factory trigger - actually like it and don't see the need to tinker, but if a 2 stage was avail...
by galamb
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Micro VS Matrix
Replies: 21
Views: 848

Re: Micro VS Matrix

I also own the "long limb" (Vixen II). I have also wrestled with wanting a slimmer, trimmer model (the weight isn't much different between all the models which are light by crossbow standards anyhow). I "didn't" move to the Matrix because I didn't see the "about 3" on each side" as being a "signific...
by galamb
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is the Mission Sub 1 giving Excal a run for its money?
Replies: 92
Views: 7288

Re: Is the Mission Sub 1 giving Excal a run for its money?

Long thread and isn't it comparing apples and pineapples - ok, both are fruit (both crossbows) but it kinda ends there. Did the new MINI give the Ford F-150 a run for it's money? Isn't it more of a case of those that would buy the Mini would never even consider buying an F150? Isn't it unlikely that...
by galamb
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Off season Storeage of Excalibur 380
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Off season Storeage of Excalibur 380

I'm on my third recurve crossbow over the years now. My current bow has never had the string taken off for storage (7 years now). I just give the string a twist in the spring if it has stretched any. I haven't seen any change in it's function doing so. I have never had to resight or anything and the...
by galamb
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How hot is too hot for you to hunt
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: How hot is too hot for you to hunt

It's almost never too hot to hunt in Ontario - deer opens on the 1st of October and some year I have been out in shirt sleeves but has never been too warm. This past year was hot. The third week of September I was up north hunting upland birds and it was hot and humid. Had to pack it in one morning ...
by galamb
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How cold is cold for you?
Replies: 52
Views: 1818

Re: How cold is cold for you?

When it hits -5C/23F I won't sit the stand for longer than 2 hours.

At -10C/14F I won't go in the woods if I will be sitting at all but that's still decent for walking for birds/bunnies.

Much colder than that I don't leave the house. I have turned into a whimp as I have gotten older :)
by galamb
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: R.E.D.S
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: R.E.D.S

I have run my older Excal with and without S5 (REDS) and Dissipation Bars (Air Brakes). The bow was loud without them and still loud with them - maybe measurably "quieter" by a DB or two but nothing that my ear can readily discern. But "quiet" is a personal thing. Some say the Supressor is "quiet" -...
by galamb
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 308 Short Review
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: 308 Short Review

Probably have gone to "draw length" instead of power stroke due to the inclusion of crossbows in the archery season in many more jurisdictions. The regulations for "minimum bow" are all worded differently. Some (Ontario as an example) talk about minimum "draw length" (11.8") and minimum "draw weight...
by galamb
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How many days have you bow hunted for Deer this season?
Replies: 35
Views: 1627

Re: How many days have you bow hunted for Deer this season?

This year I tagged out on my fifth time in the stand - 11th of October in our early bow. But since I "party hunt" and one of my buddies still has a tag we have been out another eight times since then and a couple days in the rifle season. I do keep journals and I tend to bow hunt (for deer) 15 to 20...
by galamb
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The perfect crossbow scope reticle
Replies: 22
Views: 1802

Re: The perfect crossbow scope reticle

Burris Fullfield II 2-7X35 - in production - lifetime no fault warranty (so even if you drop it from the treestand and it smashes, it's covered)

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by galamb
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Legal shooting hours
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: Legal shooting hours

In Ontario the legal hunting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1/2 hour after sunset. But "ethical" hunting hours may not extend anywhere near either of those "legal" hours. I hunt very dense hardwoods and if it's overcast it is sometimes difficult to see right at sunrise or sunset, never mind...
by galamb
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Can't seem to pull the trigger.
Replies: 23
Views: 1890

Re: Can't seem to pull the trigger.

I'm about in the same place as you right now. I don't "need" a new bow but after 8 years running my current one I "want" a new toy. I am actually looking the other way. I don't need the speed. My longest shooting lane is 35 yards and whatever I have in my hands - crossbow, recurve bow, shotgun or ri...
by galamb
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Micro short
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Micro short

I tried to scale/measure based on the pic on the website (the birdseye view). It looks like (about) a 10 1/2" power stroke (from where the string is anchored to where a properly adjusted string would sit uncocked). (12 1/2" is the advertised "length of pull" which is from the trigger to the back of ...
by galamb
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Stringing aid string
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Stringing aid string

Starter cord for a lawn mower.

A couple bucks at the hardware store and almost the right length without cutting.
by galamb
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Past Excalibur Models
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Past Excalibur Models

I shoot a Vixen II and don't have spare limbs for it and even though it's long discontinued I don't feel a need to grab up a pair. Just from my shooting logs I "know" that I have well over 25,000 shots through it - probably closer to 30,000 because I don't log all my range time (but most). In that t...