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by bowman81
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Another broadhead question
Replies: 10
Views: 3142

Re: Another broadhead question

Perhaps, like me, they never heard of the broadhead and were curious to see what others had to say.
by bowman81
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Replacement Cocking Rope
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Re: Replacement Cocking Rope

Small engine rewind starter rope....much stronger and tougher than paracord and reasonably priced in small quantities.
by bowman81
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Interactive Shot Placement
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Deer Interactive Shot Placement

68 and I don't agree with some of the "perfect shots" that they call for. It seems they consistently want shots a bit higher than I think is perfect.
by bowman81
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: SEW, please read this and give me your input
Replies: 31
Views: 5651

Re: SEW, please read this and give me your input

So, all this consternation over straight, offset or helical and the difference is..............3 fps and O" on point of impact out to 90 yards. :lol: We really do argue over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin don't we? Good work. If there is anything learned it is to look at all advertis...
by bowman81
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Opinions on Matrix
Replies: 40
Views: 10843

Re: Opinions on Matrix

I own and shoot a Matrix 355. I suits my hunting purposes. I also own an Axiom and frankly it is more fun to shoot targets with. It is so much easier to draw for an afternoon of shooting targets.
by bowman81
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Slick Tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

Re: Slick Tricks

I use 125 gr. Standards (1") and Magnums (1 1/8") out of a Matrix 355 and an Axiom. They fly great and both are deadly on game. I chose that weight to give me a 400 gr. overall arrow weight.
by bowman81
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T Prayers Needed
Replies: 118
Views: 13593

Re: O/T Prayers Needed

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife.
by bowman81
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 60095

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

I build my arrows, they come in at 397-400 gr. with 125 grain heads. I only hunt whitetail deer and they give a good combination of speed and penetration for my purposes.
I use 20" for my Axiom and 18" for my Matrix 355....both sets of arrows weigh the same.
by bowman81
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix 355 speed question
Replies: 20
Views: 1628

Re: Matrix 355 speed question

My 355 with a flemish twist string shoots a 397gr. arrow 331fps.
by bowman81
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Removing Matrix Stock
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Removing Matrix Stock

It must really be cold this winter if they are turning blue down in Ga. Perhaps a sweater will help? :lol:
Sorry I just couldn't resist.
by bowman81
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Axiom vs New matrix 330
Replies: 27
Views: 4658

Re: Axiom vs New matrix 330

I bought a Matrix 355 to go with my Axiom. Love them both. I drive 8-12 hrs. to hunt and I just feel better having a second bow on hand.
by bowman81
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: COLD FEET
Replies: 30
Views: 3450

Re: COLD FEET

You are gonna laugh..... Wicking liner socks, good merino wool socks, not tight in the boots...leave room...and the secret weapon....a good warm hat and/or facemask. Keeping your head warm goes a long way to keeping your extremities warm.
by bowman81
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New cooler
Replies: 38
Views: 4884

Re: New cooler

by bowman81
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New cooler
Replies: 38
Views: 4884

Re: New cooler

Somewhere on the net I read a comparison test that involved the Yeti, the Engle, Coleman, and Igloo. The Yeti didn't come off very well. The Coleman Extreme actually kept ice longer than the Yeti. The Coleman is not built as tough but it cost about 1/5 of a Yeti in the same size. If I remember the b...
by bowman81
Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Made another copperhead hatband
Replies: 13
Views: 3465

Re: Made another copperhead hatband

That is just beautiful. I took a trip to the Dakotas prairie dog hunting. I carried a revolver with bird shot because I heard that the towns were thick with large rattlesnakes. I really wanted one or more for the skins. We shot hundred and hundreds of prairie dogs, some coyotes but didn't see a sing...