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by Cossack
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Spring hunting & black flies
Replies: 16
Views: 3888

Re: Spring hunting & black flies

I use a ghillie suit built on netting, including a facemask. Works for me, no extra smell
by Cossack
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: spoiled meat
Replies: 34
Views: 5275

Re: spoiled meat

Aging has to be done in a controlled atmosphere with a (constant) temperature just above freezing. It does promote meat tenderness, because the meat is starting to break down, aka rot. The contamination you notice is likely from coliform bacteria associated with the gut. It cannot be completely elim...
by Cossack
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Archery season was too warm here in MI
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Archery season was too warm here in MI

Our season was very warm too. I took my eating buck when it was in mid 40's and butchered it next day, so all is well. Our rifle season opener w/e was in mid 70. So we refrained from shooting deer until later in week. All is changed now, in the midst of a full blown blizzard! That's Minnesota weather.
by Cossack
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Cull Buck??
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

Re: Cull Buck??

Looks like a youngster to me too. But hard to tell from just that shot. Would like to see belly, legs, back and, as stated, teeth to be sure.
by Cossack
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Waxed dental floss on serving?
Replies: 22
Views: 2647

Re: Waxed dental floss on serving?

Since I use capture nocks on some of my my arrows, the serving has to be diameter specific. For the Flemmish I make I use Angel or Halo they wear like iron. I can't imagine reserving every 30 shot. Major PITA!!
by Cossack
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Speed loss.
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Speed loss.

Sounds about right. That pertains to ANY weight added to string or limbs as well...including the weight of the string itself.
by Cossack
Thu May 19, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: String Silencers or limb savers
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: String Silencers or limb savers

Any weight you add to the limbs or string -including the weight of the string itself- will reduce speed by a 1 to 3 ratio: 1 fps of speed loss for every 3 grains of added weight. One can reduce vibration with limb savers and string brakes with minimal loss f speed but the 'noise' a crossbow makes is...
by Cossack
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: String cocker
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: String cocker

Plus, being shortened one can just leave the cocker on the bow when not in use.
Never get lost or forgotten.
by Cossack
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 59624

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Depending on bow. My under 330 fps bows: 400; over 350 fps: 425.Having found that even my < 300 fps bows result in complete passthrough, I opt for a balance of enough KE and flatter trajectory to take some of the guesstimating out of my shots on game.
by Cossack
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: right / left
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: right / left

Not unusual for POI to be off after string change
by Cossack
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Long Range Crossbow Hunting !
Replies: 20
Views: 3434

Re: Long Range Crossbow Hunting !

For me it's all about the hunt. If I want to kill at long range I can use a rifle or even one of my scoped handguns.
by Cossack
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The CLAW sling
Replies: 31
Views: 5334

Re: The CLAW sling

Great sling. In fact, I sling my crossbows upside down -riser end down- to make carry easier.
by Cossack
Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How to see your arrows hunting?
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: How to see your arrows hunting?

I use two kinds of FLORESCENT vanes like flo Lime Yellow and Green, or flo Orange. They are not only more visible but glow under black light, making them easier to find. Used to crest my arrows with lacquer, fast and looks good, economical too. BUT, vanes don't stick to lacquer as well, all vanes an...
by Cossack
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: the revenant
Replies: 27
Views: 4661

Re: the revenant

Totally enjoyed the scenery and acting as much as I disdained the unrealistic parts: shooting a ML pistol 3 times w/o reloading (on horseback); not freeing of hypothermia; walking on a busted leg; starting fires w/o any equipment, etc. Lots of gratuitous violence and killing, though, if you like tha...
by Cossack
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Nikon Bolt XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1356

Re: Nikon Bolt XR

That's their one downside, no magnification. The distance between aiming points
cannot be adjusted to match the speed of a given arrow. If that's an issue take a look at the Hawke 1.5-5 X 32 IR SR. Speed adjustable and illuminated reticule.