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by Ekkie
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Arrow Testing

If you want to lighten the back of the 2219 XX75 arrow a little, you can lose 6 or 7 grains by using the aluminum "PDP Cross Bow Bolt End" instead of an Easton insert as a nock. Lighter yet, there are plastic flat nocks available for a 2219. If you wanted to keep a threaded insert as a nock, but wan...
by Ekkie
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Arrow Testing

I’ve been testing a large number of different arrow designs for the past month. I still have a long way to go. Unfortunately, Post Image will not let me log on. I’m testing for accuracy and trajectory . I’m working on very flat trajectories. The xbow is a M380 with an Optimizer/T36 Weaver with lots...
by Ekkie
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Scope rings
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: Scope rings

I've switched over to Burris Signature Zee rings. They're more expensive than most, but the inserts are gentle on your scope's finish (no scratching) and they hold great. Additionally, if I ever need to adjust zero by more than what the scope's internal adjusters can handle, they make offset inserts...
by Ekkie
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2213's and Current Excalibur Models
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: 2213's and Current Excalibur Models

I've used the Flex Fletch vanes for years and the prep of the vanes is crucial. I can almost guarantee that the vanes that came off left glue on your shafts and your vanes were almost clean. I've had issues with the Flex Fletch vanes until I started using their Zing primer on them before putting th...
by Ekkie
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2213's and Current Excalibur Models
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: 2213's and Current Excalibur Models

I’ve been experimenting with AL shafts with 2216 & 2219 s. The Aluminum itself will degrade because of stresses on it. Less point weight, less target impact stress will help preserve the arrows. The AL arrows seem to require less FOC than carbon, offset fletching requires less FOC, arrow release fl...
by Ekkie
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2213's and Current Excalibur Models
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: 2213's and Current Excalibur Models

2213's will probably have insufficient spine . I tried 2216 shafts in my M380 and they were bent after 1 or 2 shots. I would be leery of using a 2213 in the heavier poundage bows Wow, I wouldn't have thought a 2216 would bend after only a couple of shots out of a 380. I've got a 380+ (a custom job ...
by Ekkie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: MICRO 355 arrow weight
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: MICRO 355 arrow weight

Only going by what the weight is publisher on the packaging. 163.4 gr 9.9 gr per inch. I haven't specifically weighed Micro quills, but I'd be surprised if they came in under the minimum weight when tipped with a 150 grain head. Maybe the bare shaft is 9.9 gr per inch, but there's the insert (if al...
by Ekkie
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vixen II
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Vixen II

Plenty of power for deer. For bear... it would still work, but I'd suggest a very heavy arrow, a cut-on-contact fixed blade broadhead, and a choosey shot. Try to shoulder it before buying it. It's got a shorter length of pull and it might feel a little too small if you're a bigger guy. Good luck, ~E
by Ekkie
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Aluminun Arrows
Replies: 42
Views: 3589

Re: Aluminun Arrows

SEW wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:50 pm
I didn’t see the 90g insert on their website.
If you're looking for the static version that fits a 2219, there's a dropdown on this page that lets you select the grain weight and the 90 gn is in there:

https://ethicsarchery.com/products/ethics-archery-305-static-insert-12-pk

~E
by Ekkie
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Aluminum bolt specs
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Aluminum bolt specs

Save yourself a whole lot of aggravation and DON'T use any puller that threads into the rear of your arrow. That is, unless you don't mind having to reglue the nock back. The best arrow puller is the "Danny Miller" pliers type. I've used the T puller forever and not had an issue with it. But... I b...
by Ekkie
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Aluminum bolt specs
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Aluminum bolt specs

I believe the T6 vs T9 designations have to do with the tempering. The main things one should be concerned with regarding aluminum arrow shafts is the outer diameter and the wall thickness. Easton shafts were for years specified like 2219 or 2317 or 2115, where the first set of two digits was approx...
by Ekkie
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Aluminun Arrows
Replies: 42
Views: 3589

Re: Aluminun Arrows

I got the inserts from Ethics Archery yesterday. The 60 grain version is made of aluminum, every insert in the 12-pack weighed 59.8 grains on my digital grain scale. Weighing the whole lot of them came in at exactly 718 grains on the same scale... or 59.83 grains average. In other words, they're re...
by Ekkie
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Aluminun Arrows
Replies: 42
Views: 3589

Re: Aluminun Arrows

That's absolutely awesome... I ordered 2 dozen inserts from them! The ID of a 2219 arrow should be about (22 / 64) - .038... or .30575". I've never measured the exact ID myself, so that's just based on how Easton's numbering system works, and thus might be an approximation. Anyhow, I ordered the .3...
by Ekkie
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Can I use longer bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Can I use longer bolts?

Yes, you can use longer arrows. Most people don't like the tip to stick out past the end of the stirrup, because it can get more easily caught in branches or undergrowth and knock the arrow off the rail. Also, the longer the arrow shaft the more the shaft will flex on the shot, so you should be sure...
by Ekkie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hybrid?
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Hybrid?

You can build hybrid bows with some machine work to shorten the mainframe, too. I've got a Matrix riser/limb assembly on an Exomax mainframe/stock. I had to shorten the mainframe down to the same length as a Matrix 380 to do it safely. I did it because I wanted a full camo crossbow with a standard r...