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by shafferm
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: scope caps
Replies: 34
Views: 5899

Re: scope caps

I had similar problems with the Varizone scope about 10 years ago that I solved by making some adapters that would press onto the scope to allow me to go to a larger Blizzard cap. The Blizzard caps work much better at the bottom of their size range. You could try wrapping the end of the scope bell w...
by shafferm
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: C2 Crank
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: C2 Crank

You are quite welcome, glad to hear that it is working out better than the original. I made the longer handle by starting with a piece of 1" round stock and cleaning it up a bit and then knurling it on the lathe. I drilled through the center to match the diameter of the shoulder bolt and also opened...
by shafferm
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rangefinder selection help
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Rangefinder selection help

Kevin, Not sure why none of the rangefinder manufacturers have tried to come out with a low magnification version of the much more expensive Burris offering. It should not be too difficult to adapt one of the handheld versions to have windage and elevation adjustments and a picatinny rail mount. You...
by shafferm
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rangefinder selection help
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Rangefinder selection help

I am trying to find a rangefinder with extended eye relief of an inch or more with a remote button or at least scan mode. I have been thinking about trying to mount up a rangefinder to the bow instead of using a scope for both ranging and to aim on target. Once I find a suitable rangefinder I will n...
by shafferm
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Beginner / youth crossbow modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Beginner / youth crossbow modifications

Hi5, The red piece that forms the deck is fairly easy to remove, I had thought about flipping it around as there are only 4 screws that hold it in place. That would make it a little less of a jump. I had also thought about making a replacement piece out of kydex plastic, although I was trying to min...
by shafferm
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Beginner / youth crossbow modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Beginner / youth crossbow modifications

Don, I did try the rope cocker in two spots, one was with the back loop going around the butt stock as they had a series of grooves already there from the factory and I also tried looping it through the cutouts in the bow. The problem is with how they narrowed down the finger guard / rail. They coul...
by shafferm
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Beginner / youth crossbow modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Beginner / youth crossbow modifications

I have been looking for a low cost entry / target / youth bow for awhile and had seen the Daisy youth crossbow model 4003. I picked one up new for around $50. https://i.postimg.cc/rFKZSdVQ/IMG-20190306-203159200.jpg It has a 29# draw weight, a bullpup trigger setup, and comes with adjustable open si...
by shafferm
Mon May 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How to mount the GoPro
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: How to mount the GoPro

Could always print up a clamp that goes on the front scope bell that you can mount the gopro. Here is one that I drafted in a different thread when I was making one that would add a picatinny rail piece. https://i.postimg.cc/JhgfSFt9/tactzoneclamp4.jpg https://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewto...
by shafferm
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New micro 355 cheek piece issue
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Mixter, The first repair option if you wanted to fix the stripped out plastic on the cheekpiece are threaded inserts. You drill out the holes larger to fit the brass inserts and press them into the cheekpiece. Then you will need to get replacement screws. I did this modification on one cheekpiece, a...
by shafferm
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Sighting in Diablos off a bench (frustrating)
Replies: 53
Views: 2594

Re: Sighting in Diablos off a bench (frustrating)

Mark, I worked through improving the scope rail to trigger housing along with improving the trigger housing to rail mounting screws awhile back. Take a look and see if it is a modification that you would like to pursue to reduce your headaches with the scope mounting. http://www.excaliburcrossbow.co...
by shafferm
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Adding picatinny rail to scope
Replies: 7
Views: 2343

Re: Adding picatinny rail to scope

One lion, Welcome to the forum and yes I would be willing to share the stl file for this. I also put together a version of the ring with a piece gopro connector setup as you mentioned that is what you were wanting to be able to mount onto the bow. It should be a bit easier to mount a gopro with the ...
by shafferm
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Making a monster ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1298

Re: Making a monster ?

The power stroke on the axiom is listed as being 14.5 inches, if you were to mount up a matrix riser and limbs and pull them back that far you would likely be somewhere around a 325 pound draw weight and somewhere around 440 fps as an estimate. The BD440 is only showing a max of 300 pounds and the l...
by shafferm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: School Project with crossbow got shot down
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: School Project with crossbow got shot down

Check out the goats foot lever and the gaffe lever. Both were used to help cock medieval style crossbows. The gaffe lever is a bit easier to build than the goats foot lever.

https://todsworkshop.com/blogs/blog/crossbows-spanning-methods
by shafferm
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Illumination light for the HHA Optimizer
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Illumination light for the HHA Optimizer

I decided to have a go at making a bracket of my own that would be compatible with the common 3/8 by 32 TPI bow sight lights to use with the HHA Optimizer. https://i.postimg.cc/B6WPrbJJ/IMG-20181207-220311468.jpg The first version at the top of the photo was done by taking my calipers and getting so...
by shafferm
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ranger Finder With High Magnification?
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Ranger Finder With High Magnification?

Not higher magnification, however, the one from AVYD https://www.getavyd.com/ does have a fairly large LCD display for the digits. It also projects a red laser beam when in use so would need to make sure it is allowed per the regs where you are hunting.