Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

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Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by Stab 'em » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:00 am

I've only shot a few different Excalibur Micro's over the recent years and so I'm not sure if the wheeled bows create the same fired aroma, but the Micro's all leave a distinct smell in the air at the shot. So what do you guys think that smell comes from, the type of string material used or maybe hot string wax? Or something else? Does the aroma change if an aftermarket string with a different type of material is used? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by janesy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:36 am

Aluminum nock. Switch to plastic and it goes away.
Or so ive found
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Post by longbow joe » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:02 am

I still get the smell with plastic nocks. I always thought it was string friction down the rail
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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by vixenmaster » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:36 am

I use alum. arrows n the smell is sweet like when you shoot yer shotgun n the powder smell :lol:
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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by janesy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:03 am

longbow joe wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:02 am
I still get the smell with plastic nocks. I always thought it was string friction down the rail
Interesting, I only get the smell with the one factory arrow I own that I use for testing
Matrix 355 (sold :( )
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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by Stab 'em » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:34 am

janesy wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:03 am
longbow joe wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:02 am
I still get the smell with plastic nocks. I always thought it was string friction down the rail
Interesting, I only get the smell with the one factory arrow I own that I use for testing
I use both Quills and Spynall Tapps and the aroma is there for both.

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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by Stab 'em » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:41 am

longbow joe wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:02 am
I still get the smell with plastic nocks. I always thought it was string friction down the rail
I polished the top of the rail last night to stop any serving wear and cut down on friction, but friction and heat is obviously still there. I'll give her the 'ol sniff test...

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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by Boo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:50 am

janesy wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:03 am
longbow joe wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:02 am
I still get the smell with plastic nocks. I always thought it was string friction down the rail
Interesting, I only get the smell with the one factory arrow I own that I use for testing
If I have to shoot factory arrows, I use a file to chamfer the rear nock at a slight angle so that the nock no longer contacts the mainframe.

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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by janesy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:07 pm

Boo wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:50 am
janesy wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:03 am
longbow joe wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:02 am
I still get the smell with plastic nocks. I always thought it was string friction down the rail
Interesting, I only get the smell with the one factory arrow I own that I use for testing
If I have to shoot factory arrows, I use a file to chamfer the rear nock at a slight angle so that the nock no longer contacts the mainframe.

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Good tip thanks Don

So is it the aluminum on aluminum contact?
My matrix was bad for it, my gen1 335 rail(315 now)does it once in a blue moon over the chrony.
My gen 2 rail I dont shoot factory arrows from anymore perios, so i dont remember it ever doing it
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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by vixenmaster » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:17 pm

Alum. to Alum. contact its gets the Burn :)
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Re: Ahh, the pleasant smell of crossbow being fired is in the air!

Post by jody5252 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:35 pm

Aaah I love the smell of a Crossbow being fired in the morning... Smells like, Victory! :mrgreen:
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