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by PublicLandHunter1
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Laser Ranging Sight
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Laser Ranging Sight

That would be a great addition to any excal, in the form of a scope. Give it a few years and they will have it for us. Hopefully the price will come down too. If I was still shooting my SwitchBackXT I might be tempted to buy one.
by PublicLandHunter1
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix 405
Replies: 16
Views: 419

Re: Matrix 405

I have wondered that myself. But as long as it is warranted for life like the rest of the Excalibur ' s is what counts.
by PublicLandHunter1
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The new Excalibur crank
Replies: 65
Views: 1392

Re: The new Excalibur crank

What sells me is that it is silent. I like my C2 crank but the noise deters me from using it in the stand. I will be adding this to my "must buy" list for next year.
by PublicLandHunter1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Any New Gear??
Replies: 43
Views: 4252

Re: Any New Gear??

Thinking off selling my compound bow to buy a another excal to back my 405 up. Planning to buy another ladder stand- Rivers Edge 21 footer. Also looking to find something to help me put ladder stands up. I bought a device that attaches to the tree last year; but the spikes would not hold the bottom ...
by PublicLandHunter1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: air break pads 380m
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: air break pads 380m

I just picked some up at BassPro.com on sale.
by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How many days have you bow hunted for Deer this season?
Replies: 35
Views: 1632

Re: How many days have you bow hunted for Deer this season?

This year I took off the last week of October and stayed until the 2nd week of November. I did not realize in Missouri you can only camp in one place for two weeks straight then you have to move 5 miles. I bow hunted ten days out of the two weeks before the gun hunters arrived and took 3 does and 1 ...
by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How cold is cold for you?
Replies: 52
Views: 1825

Re: How cold is cold for you?

When I used to hunt with my Carhart Artic coat and bibs 20-30 degrees was my limit. I bought some Sitka down stuff and now I stay warm in all late season weather Missouri encounters. I like hunting late season public-land because there is not many people out there. If you can find some down products...
by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Headlamp
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: Headlamp

I bought one of those "as seen on TV" headlamps from Walmart this year. It is bright and only cost $20.00. Though not as bright as the light my cousin bought a Cabelas, for $200, but did the trick.
by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What's a shooter to you?
Replies: 40
Views: 2309

Re: What's a shooter to you?

A shooter to me has changed in recent years. It used to be a 10 point; but now a good 8 point is either getting an arrow in it or bullet. Hunting 100% public land I would prefer Missouri make the 4 point rule state wide. But where I hunt anything is game. I tend to let the small ones walk. I try to ...
by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My 2017 buck
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: My 2017 buck

Great buck. Congratulations!
by PublicLandHunter1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Afflictor Broadhead Update
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Afflictor Broadhead Update

I was able to harvest two deer (both doe's) with my M405 Sunday evening. First deer kill with my excal crossbow. Used the Afflictor (Swine) 150grain and 20 inch Executioner arrows. The first doe was shot in the left shoulder broadside, it passed through the shoulder then exited the opposite rib cage...
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New-ish Hunter - looking for a mentor
Replies: 25
Views: 1375

Re: New-ish Hunter - looking for a mentor

Welcome to the brotherhood. I feel your pain; was in the same boat when I started. I used to rent Roger Raglin videos and learn from my mistakes. If someone will teach you the basics you will do well.
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just A Heads Up
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Just A Heads Up

I have had an owl do the same to me. I waved my arms and moved; didn't want to lose an eye.
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just A Heads Up
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Just A Heads Up

I have had an owl do the same to me. I waved my arms and moved; didn't want to lose an eye.
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Energy out of a bow
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Energy out of a bow

Is there a way to calculate how heavy an arrow needs to be to get the most energy out of your bow? I have a M405 and wonder how heavy I should go. Thanks in advance.