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by MI Yeti
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Been a long time since I have posted ...
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Been a long time since I have posted ...

Glad airguns aren't legal in Ohio (for deer), that would be another expensive method I'd have to try. :lol: :lol: I'm with you on not being too excited about the newer models. I prefer the traditional stock design with where the safety is located on the Excalibur crossbows. Yeah the saftey placemen...
by MI Yeti
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Been a long time since I have posted ...
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Been a long time since I have posted ...

Hey welcome back, MI Yeti . I have just returned to the forum myself after being away for a couple years. Congrats on your Button. I have yet to even see a deer so far, let alone harvest one :shock: . I've only been out a couple of times, though. But the season's not over yet 8) . I'm curious, what...
by MI Yeti
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Been a long time since I have posted ...
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Been a long time since I have posted ...

Been a long time, hope you guys are having successful deer seasons . I have not hunted with my crossbow in about 4 years now . I did do some target shooting with my Exocet 165 and it was still as accurate as ever . Got it ready for archery season but never did hunt with it . I got a Button buck on o...
by MI Yeti
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members
Replies: 73
Views: 43613

Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

late 90s Excalibur exocet 165 . 20" Gold tip laser IIs, 4" vanes, brass inserts, aluminum nocks, 125gr muzzy three blade . I have been wanting to go to 100gr broad heads but the cost and the fact these shoot very well have kept me from doing it .
by MI Yeti
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun

Gotta ask -- what is the sound like and how loud? The sound is a bit hard to describe, like a non shrouded small bore pcp just louder and deeper . The sound dose not travel very far, some one 150-200 yards away would not hear it well enough to know what it was . It's loud enough that you should wea...
by MI Yeti
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Determinig draw weight on an exocet
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Determinig draw weight on an exocet

Exocet 165 has carved tip limbs and straight cast riser . exocet 175 has milled straight riser and mag tip limbs . exocet 200 has milled forward riser and mag tip limbs . As long as I'm remembering right, for sure my exocet 165 is that way :lol:
by MI Yeti
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun

I wonder how they would do usin a .50 cal sabot n bullet From what I've heard it will foul the barrel with plastic quickly and not offer any advantage over a cast bullet or round ball . I've not tried it myself though . Cleaning it would be difficult as you can't use anything that would damage the ...
by MI Yeti
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun

Depending on your local dive shop some of them won't fill a scuba tank unless your a certified diver.. Might wanna call around and check it out ,,,I have a couple of dive tanks if your interested let me know PM sent Interestin outfit, alot like makin lead balls fer the ML's. Looks good fer sure Tha...
by MI Yeti
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun

impressive gun, groups, how heavy are the balls and what kind of velocity do you get ? How about charging it how is that done ? Sorry for all the questions but this is a kind of new area for me the large bore air guns. The round balls from my .500 Lee mold are 188gr . Velocity is in the low 700s pr...
by MI Yeti
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! What kind of accuracy do you get with the round ball? At 25 yards 3 shots go into a big hole or a nice cover leaf depending how I'm shooting that day . At 50 yards about 1.5" ctc but it is capable of better . It has a very heavy "lawyer" trigger , it would be easier to ...
by MI Yeti
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun

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by MI Yeti
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

a nice doe taken with my .50 airgun

Bagged a nice doe after a rough morning on the 16th with my sam yang dragon claw .50 pcp airgun( .35 and larger pcp airguns are legal for deer in MI ) . It was an extremely foggy day . Ended up having to pull over at a gas station and wait for the sun to come up before continuing . It was about 9- 9...
by MI Yeti
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Archery season was too warm here in MI
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Re: Archery season was too warm here in MI

The weather has cooled off and its even snowing today . To bad I'm stuck at home . I can't afford to work on my truck until next month . It was in the low 40s on the morning of the 16th when I killed my doe and it was still in the mid 40s by the time I had her at the butcher . I sadly don't have any...
by MI Yeti
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Archery season was too warm here in MI
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Archery season was too warm here in MI

The archery season was for the most part too warm here in Michigan this year . The one time I went it ended up in the 80s :lol: . It has cooled off some but still a bit warmer than i'd like in the afternoon . Did take a nice doe with my .50 airgun yesterday morning after getting stuck at a gas stati...
by MI Yeti
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Exocet 165 shims
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: Exocet 165 shims

Hello everyone, This weekend i will become the owner of an Exocet 165. having used heavier arrows with compound i want to the same with crossbow but not loose to much fps. ive been reading and now know i can upgrade the limbs and add shims. Is it safe to assume that shims can not be bought? Does an...