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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by bobcattrapper » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Nice setup! Gonna get me some of those muzzy trocar in 100 gr.

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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by L. E. Carroll » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:16 am

Dan,

Bill gifted me 6 18" factory executioners after cutting them back to 16 1/2 " ( the pink dipped ones they had on sale awhile back ) and re-used the supplied 92 brass inserts.

I'm using 125 gn G5 Montecs and 125 Slick Trick Magnums, and they are consistantly hitting 5/8" "high viz" dots at both 20 and 30 yards. They hit within an inch of each other at 40 yards off of my bench using a cheap plastic adjustable rifle rest I bought years ago from Midway. I use the bench and rest most times and at most distances on my range which is measured and marked out to 60 yards ( with bag targets for F-tips @ 20 and 30 yards and a 18-1 and several older 3-D animal targets for broadhead use at all ranges. )

I used acetone on the wraps leaving a great looking pink dipped arrow with 2 pink and 1 white 2" Blazer vanes and installed green ingitors.

That is this years arrow set up for me, and it's working good so far. ( The acetone did not hurt the pink sprayed on paint under the wrap at all, and IMO, the arrows look much nicer. They do pull out alot nicer with field points having the wrap removed. ) :wink:

They seem to be working great with both my 355 and 335 Micro's. :D However, after shoting clear thru a small buck and striking solid concrete after the pass thru with the new 355 Micro.... :roll: that stainless G5 Montec will from now on be a practice point. :( it did not bend or deform it, but the very tip is a bit worse for wear.

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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by xcaliber » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:32 pm

Shot the bag target for quite a while sighting in the bow. The Crossbones Scope is nice, but I'm maxed out on the speed dial, and not quite perfect, but good enough out to 40 yards. I need just a tad more on the high side for some reason which states 425 I think. Shooting 440 total grains, and I did not bust out the chronograph to check speeds. Anyway, ready to hunt. I put a new insert in my deer target, and first shot off hand at 20 yards was good! Did a few at 30 also trying not to hit another arrow! Very impressed with this bow, and it is not near as loud as I thought it would be! I love it! 8) Oh, Gene, I might owe you a Ten Spot! :lol: :lol:
20 yards off hand!

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30 yards off hand!

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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by Riflemanz » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:35 pm

I feel sorry for the deer in your woods Dan!
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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by xcaliber » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:53 pm

Steve, I just might have to kill a small buck this year, things are not working out as I had hoped. Many, and I mean many young bucks have posed for me this fall, and I have yet to spook a doe, but they just want to show me their back side, or wink at me! :lol: :lol: Yep, this little monster is the CHIT! :wink: I love it!
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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by bobcattrapper » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:27 pm

You shooting broadheads?

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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by xcaliber » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:30 pm

Field points, 125 grains.
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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by xcaliber » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:31 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Field points, 125 grains. I have tested this combination using Muzzy Heads with these arrows, they were originally made up for my Matrix 355 & 330. I know exactly where the broadheads will hit! :wink:
Matrix 355 (Trixxi) Redfield Revenge 2.5 Trigger Tech
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by xcaliber » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:33 pm

Don't even ask me how I quoted myself with additional lines! :? I tried to edit the original post, I need a nap! :lol: :lol:
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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by xcaliber » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:31 pm

This is the final setup with the Munch Mount, Crank, and Tarantula Case. Thanks Munch, (Terry) for the great Mount! I'm looking at other mounting options for the GoPro, but had a few of these stick on bases, figured I would use that for now. I have to start shopping for the rest of the family now! :lol: :lol:

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Matrix 355 (Trixxi) Redfield Revenge 2.5 Trigger Tech
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
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Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by NEPAbowhunter » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:38 pm

Nice bow! Good luck with it.
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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by gerald strine » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:49 pm

Great rig , should be a real hunting machine , congratulations on the new bow.
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Re: I think I may I think I might

Post by xcaliber » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:57 pm

Thanks guys. I think this is the one! :wink: I love every Excalibur I had the pleasure to own & shoot, but this one here is special in my mind! :D
Matrix 355 (Trixxi) Redfield Revenge 2.5 Trigger Tech
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

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