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by tomcat
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Coyote off the Couch
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Coyote off the Couch

Nice.. I call them day and night and usually use .243 or 25-06 but have a .308 Pump I use inside open timber. 12ga w # 4 Buck in real tight cover. I worked up 110 Vmax @3350fps load and am just waiting for them to finish dropping their puppies before I resume after my break I take each March/April.....
by tomcat
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: WTB EXO- Front End (Limbs & Riser)
Replies: 0
Views: 850

WTB EXO- Front End (Limbs & Riser)

Looking for a Riser & set of limbs to build a loaner bow for one of my son's friends interested in hunting with us this year..
Have Excal stuff to trade or will buy outright. PM me if you have one you can spare.
by tomcat
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Good luck and best wishes fighting the good fight...
by tomcat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: WTB excalibur cross stix
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: WTB excalibur cross stix

No prob...
by tomcat
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: WTB excalibur cross stix
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: WTB excalibur cross stix

If you can't find one....They are Made by Vanguard and offer their own Model VEO-2 CM-234, available in Aluminum or Carbon almost anywhere.
by tomcat
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?

I just ended up trading for a Matrix 380 and putting a Vixen2 stock on it. Shoots 360fps with 442gr arrow and drills bulls out to 50 yds. Has the stock I like now with more speed. All without ruining a Vixen rail. This bow is short light and and above all balanced to make the perfect compromise betw...
by tomcat
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?

hhhmmmm! I'll pass. everything I got shoots just fine. Good for you...I personally think thumbhole stocks require too much movement to turn safety off/on but "sexy sells" just like speed. If the company only offers what sells (aka sexy/fast)..then I guess guys like me have to resort to customize/mo...
by tomcat
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Best Stock Excal Ever?
Replies: 46
Views: 5782

Re: Best Stock Excal Ever?

I personally hate thumbhole stocks and have converted most of the Excals I've owned over to use the Vixen 2 Traditional style stock. Safety can be manipulated silently without moving anything more than your thumb. I don't have to look or feel for it..it's just right there and goes up without any noi...
by tomcat
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?

I ended up just putting a Vixen 2 stock(drill and tap a couple holes) on a Matrix 380 I just traded for. It feels balanced but I will have to rely upon the crank as it's simply too much for me in my condition nowadays..
Looking forward to testing out this Hybrid as I've never owned a Matrix series..
by tomcat
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Need some help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Need some help Please

I would stick with 20" as said and add that the benefits of shooting standard length arrows make replacing singles easier when lost/broken...
by tomcat
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fixed blade broadheads
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: Fixed blade broadheads

Ramcat 100's & 125's are the best flying Fixed head made. I've taken around 6 deer now with them in my slower bows(Vixen2/Micro 308) and all have had pass throughs with great blood trails proportional to shot placement. No broken blades but tips on the 125grainers will curl or bend when hitting bone...
by tomcat
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Danny Miller
Replies: 17
Views: 1724

Re: Danny Miller

Happy Birthday!
by tomcat
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Throwing in the Towel
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Throwing in the Towel

I've done that for years..I bought brown towels years ago to identify them as mine and wash them with my hunting clothes every 3rd day throughout the season. Another one many overlook is brushing your teeth with baking soda, using unscented anti=perspirant.
by tomcat
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?

I’d most likely go the route of modding the Vixen rail. I’m sure even with an elongated hole it will still be square because of the side ribs and the square riser against true square rail joint. The bolt holes on the Exo series rails were/are already generous and I believe not the part that determin...
by tomcat
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Vixen with Matrix Limbs possible?

I think I’m going to trade my 308 for a Matrix and talk to my friend who is a CNC machinist into modding the Vixen rail for me..