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by Marion
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)
Replies: 11
Views: 3567

Re: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)

Makes sense.. I might just pay it off slowly. I picked up a couple dozen arrows and broadheads for my current bow.. So I'll just keep it until I can trade up. I've been pushing my chineese Jandao out to 65 yards with 6in grouping.. That's my max for now
by Marion
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)
Replies: 11
Views: 3567

Re: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)

You're not likely to find an Axiom that cheap. Re read my post, bare bones brown Vixen can often be found on the used market that cheap. The brown ones have been out of production since 2008. They sell cheap on the used market for various reasons, mostly because everyone is camo crazy and speed cra...
by Marion
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)
Replies: 11
Views: 3567

Re: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)

Where do y'all get bare bow axioms for $250.. If that's the case, That's the route I'm going! I'll take the layaway and load up on arrows. If the old vixen is 285 with a 350 grain arrow (252 with a 500gr) Then a Axiom should be able to fling a 500-grain arrow at 250-275.. That's all I need.
by Marion
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)
Replies: 11
Views: 3567

Re: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)

Is this a new Vixen? It's been a long time since Excal has made brown Vixens. Also, what are 'rail upgrades"? Nope.. Poop brown.. I bought the scope rail for it, as it simply had the weaver with open sights. I put in layaway on impulse, because I really wanted an excalibur (as my Jandao is getting ...
by Marion
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members
Replies: 73
Views: 43585

Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

vixenmaster wrote:Vixen 1996 2216 XX75 628gr total arrow weight, 2" Blaser vanes 100gr heads
How are you getting 628 with 2216's. I'm using 2219 @ 20inches and only get 503 with 150gr points??

How do they fly @ long range?
by Marion
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)
Replies: 11
Views: 3567

Torn (Vixen VS Axiom)

I put a brown vixen in the Layaway for $489 (because I bought rail upgrades) I've paid on Half of it.. and now I'm seeing Axioms on sale @ Fleet Farm for $450 out the door... Should I convert the layaway into store credit for arrows, and just buy the Axiom? I'm wanting more power for the money, and ...
by Marion
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 57637

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

Buszone wrote:Vixen at 625gr. those are not arrows those are flying logs :lol:
What speed are you getting @ 625?
by Marion
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 57637

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

vixenmaster wrote:Peter afternoon, i prefer 500gr on up to 650gr arrows fer my hunting. I cast my vote at the 525+gr
What type of speeds are you getting out of your vixen with a 500gr.. That's what I plan on shooting

Thanks!!
by Marion
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Max distance Excal Vixen (TARGET ONLY)
Replies: 12
Views: 3249

Re: Max distance Excal Vixen (TARGET ONLY)

Just for grins I would mount that HHA on the Vixen and bottom it out, then drop a Varizone on top of that and set it up proper. When the Varizone maxes out on chevrons shooting at 50 yards, start dialing up the HHA, using the 50 yard chevron as your point of aim that should get you where you want t...
by Marion
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Max distance Excal Vixen (TARGET ONLY)
Replies: 12
Views: 3249

Re: Max distance Excal Vixen (TARGET ONLY)

vixenmaster wrote:Depends on what scope n how you sight it in. Vixen's are not long range crossbows. They are very accurate, i found mine to do very well at huntin ranges out to 40 yds. 3D's 50 yds it did well
I'm going to be running an HHA Optimizer. I'm still undecided on what scope to get. I'm thinking xb-30 ir
by Marion
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Max distance Excal Vixen (TARGET ONLY)
Replies: 12
Views: 3249

Max distance Excal Vixen (TARGET ONLY)

Hello, I'm Marion. I just put a poop brown vixen in the layaway.. I want to practice long range target shooting with it. What type of maximum range would I expect from it shooting 500gr 150gr heads. Without having to use Kentucky Windage/Arkansas Elevation. I use an HHA Optimizer on my current 150# ...