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by ads1
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Illinois Crossbow Regulations
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Illinois Crossbow Regulations

If I am reading correctly the Illinois DNR has dropped the maximum draw weight from the current regulations. Hunting With Crossbows Archery hunters have the option of using a crossbow during certain dates (see below). Specific crossbow hunting requirements remain in effect for a portion of the seaso...
by ads1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tick Toters Movin
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Tick Toters Movin

The bucks are chasing in South Eastern Illinois! :shock:
by ads1
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 72444

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Wow, how did i miss this thread? glad i found it cuz i've been thinking about changing my arrows. however, it seems whenever i deviate from the KISS principle i run into problems. i am satisfied with quills & boltcutters, plus they are paid for. i would like to add lumenocs as it took me an hour wi...
by ads1
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: If you were going to change from stock to aftermarket ....??
Replies: 14
Views: 1882

Re: If you were going to change from stock to aftermarket ..

Here is some info on Quill versus Zombie Slayer... FOC comparisons and weight: For the Quill arrow the center point was 11.75 inches and a 21.2% FOC. For the Zombie Slayer the center point was also 11.75 inches and a 21.2% FOC. The Quill had 150 gr. Broad head and Zombie Slayer had a 100 gr. broad h...
by ads1
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: If you were going to change from stock to aftermarket ....??
Replies: 14
Views: 1882

Re: If you were going to change from stock to aftermarket ..

I would use the stock crossbow and 16.5 Quill arrows with boltcutter broad heads as you start out. It will be great for deer hunting and the arrow has been optimized by Excalibur. Be aware of FOC as you experiment with different arrow and broad head combinations.After you have gained some experience...
by ads1
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Re: New rope for C2

Excalibur Crankaroo Replacement Rope is available on Amazon for $15.84 and free shipping.
by ads1
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Quill versus Zombie Slayer Metrics
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Quill versus Zombie Slayer Metrics

You can figure out what the FOC is yourself. Use an object, like a round pen, to find your balance point. Mark it and measure from your nock to the balance point. Here's your equation: Center point - Balance point ÷ O.A.L. (total arrow length with point) × 100 = % FOC Paul Being new at this I am in...
by ads1
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Quill versus Zombie Slayer Metrics
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Quill versus Zombie Slayer Metrics

Since I am relative new to using crossbows I have been on a steep learning curve. When I bought an Excalibur Equinox a couple of years ago I used the arrows that came with the crossbow and whatever broad head was convenient. Then I purchased a Excalibur Micro 355 and am using the Quill arrow and a 1...
by ads1
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: C-2 crank with micro 335/355
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: C-2 crank with micro 335/355

Yes, I have one for my micro 355. Works great. :D
by ads1
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Micro vs Matrix
Replies: 24
Views: 4984

Re: Micro vs Matrix

in micro 335 i shot quills they shot fine if you turn vanes to find best cock vane. then tried the gt 425 arrows at 18 inchs at .005 .they shot terrible as group.they did put arrow it same holes but not good groups. then went to Zombie at.003 shot in same group ,same holes. went to zombie .001 shot...
by ads1
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Will Air Brake Addition Change POI
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Will Air Brake Addition Change POI

I had no problem out to 40 yqrds with poi. The air brakes slowed the arrow speed 4 fps on a micro 355.
by ads1
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: shooting chronographs
Replies: 11
Views: 1690

Re: shooting chronographs

I have a Caldwell that works nicely. You can use as a stand alone or collect the data on your smart phone or computer. I use my laptop and collect all the data and the program summarizes the average, minimum, maximum, and standard deviation. You can store the data on a file on your computer.. I have...
by ads1
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 72444

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

I just purchased micro 355 as my 1st crossbow, what would you suggest for arrow and broadhead combo? also what's with adding brass inserts for additional weight? back in my bow hunting days we tried to cut weight in every direction and shoot 125 or less broadheads, current bolt logic seems to be go...
by ads1
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 72444

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

I may be wrong but I have weighed the Quill bolt and it weighs 250 gr. The 9.9 gpi is for a bare shaft. 9.9X16.5 =163.35 gr. Now add in the vanes, flat nock, front insert = 86.65 gr. 163.35 gr plus 86.65 gr = 250 gr. now add 150 gr broadhead and the total weight is 400 gr. I am using the 16.5 inch Q...
by ads1
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Car Crashes, Skeeters, and Snorting = #2
Replies: 17
Views: 1672

Re: Car Crashes, Skeeters, and Snorting = #2

Congratulations, Great Story! Our season starts Saturday and can't wait.