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by yooper_man
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Almost shot my foot!
Replies: 26
Views: 2221

Re: Almost shot my foot!

I am so glad you are OK. When I had my Equinox the 20" broadhead tipped arrow isn't inside the stirup, so this could have easily happened. I knew I wanted to stay with 18" arrows for my Matrix 355. If I make the mistake I will quickly notice when I my boot kicks the arrow aside with my foot entering...
by yooper_man
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: TactZone vs. Nikon Bolt XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: TactZone vs. Nikon Bolt XR

Congratulations Drew, I am glad you made the switch. Nothing spoils the hunt like poor optics. I immediately swapped the Tact-Zone scope for my Leupold VX-I 2-7x33mm scope. Last Friday I took a doe at less than 10 minutes of legal shooting. The Leupold's Turkey Plex reticle was easy to see and my ar...
by yooper_man
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lets talk about camouflage patterns.
Replies: 37
Views: 3861

Re: Lets talk about camouflage patterns.

I`m probably going to lose the camo endorsement I`ll never get . But my thoughts are the latest greatest camo is for the hunters not the hunted . How many of us have walked past an animal or bird that remained motionless . They weren`t wearing camo . :shock: I think the key is lack of motion when y...
by yooper_man
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What does a custom string improve?
Replies: 15
Views: 1904

Re: What does a custom string improve?

Danny Miller is an Excalibur warranty representative and knows all about Excalibur crossbow's. Give Danny a call @ (740) 483-2312. Here is Danny Miller's last years price list. Not all of his items are listed it's best to give him a call. Andrew http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag32/yooper_man/20...
by yooper_man
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow Wraps...
Replies: 14
Views: 1460

Re: Arrow Wraps...

I ordered my white reflective arrow wraps from ebay. One dozen 7"x1.25" for $5.00 shipped. Now it's $6.00, but they add in an extra 2 or 3 wraps. I cut all of them down to 3.5"x1.125" which are perfect for my Easton 2219 aluminum shafts. This way my count has doubled, so I glue on my 2" Bohning Blaz...
by yooper_man
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Sound damping versus speed: NOT A GOOD TRADE OFF
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Sound damping versus speed: NOT A GOOD TRADE OFF

Being a rifleman, I feel Excalibur crossbows are whisper quiet. I am sure using 470 grain arrow/broadhead combo does quiet it down. I like not having to wear ear protection and zero recoil.

Andrew
by yooper_man
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Michigan youth hunt success.
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Michigan youth hunt success.

My 16 year old daughter harvested a 5 point buck on Saturday evening September 20, 2014 during Michigan's two day youth hunt. She used a Thompson Center Encore in 223 Remington with my hand loaded 60 grain Nosler Partitions. This is her fifth youth hunt and fourth deer, but her third buck. I am a pr...
by yooper_man
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: scope question
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: scope question

what is a good low level light scope for the x bow for those last few mins of shooting time. thanks Easiest question, Leupold take your pick. My Leupold excels during the last few minutes if low light shooting time. http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag32/yooper_man/20131003_200618_zps5feb1784.jpg...
by yooper_man
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Question 380 or 405
Replies: 24
Views: 2150

Re: Question 380 or 405

Only comparing the two, I would choose the Matrix 380 Xtra over the Matrix 405 Mega. Either one bring a shovel to dig out your arrows after they pass through your game.

Andrew
by yooper_man
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Zeiss Duralyt 2-8 verses Hawke XB30 Pro
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

Re: Zeiss Duralyt 2-8 verses Hawke XB30 Pro

The main reason I use Leupold's is for their superior low light gathering characteristics. Illuminated reticles are not required during legal hunting hours if you have a quality optic. My non-illuminated Leupold scope is crystal clear during these first and last few minutes of hunting in my state h...
by yooper_man
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Zeiss Duralyt 2-8 verses Hawke XB30 Pro
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

Re: Zeiss Duralyt 2-8 verses Hawke XB30 Pro

True enough. But a Leup with the Firedot is even better! If you haven't used one of these in the low light conditions you state, I think you'd be impressed. It's a dot that you can make real small and very dim so it doesn't glare like some scopes. Plus it is an auto off/auto on. Just put down the b...
by yooper_man
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Zeiss Duralyt 2-8 verses Hawke XB30 Pro
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

Re: Zeiss Duralyt 2-8 verses Hawke XB30 Pro

The main reason I use Leupold's is for their superior low light gathering characteristics. Illuminated reticles are not required during legal hunting hours if you have a quality optic. My non-illuminated Leupold scope is crystal clear during these first and last few minutes of hunting in my state ha...
by yooper_man
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: scope for 380
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: scope for 380

Tammie,

Very nice upgrade. Leupold's belong on Excalibur's.

Andrew
by yooper_man
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: HOOKS UP? OR DOWN?
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: HOOKS UP? OR DOWN?

Hooks down zero issues cocking or de-cocking.
by yooper_man
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Simple Effective Mod...
Replies: 18
Views: 1835

Re: A Simple Effective Mod...

Great idea!

Andrew
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