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by nchunter
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Washing camo
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Washing camo

I use a scoop of TSP (trisodium phosphate) and a scoop of baking soda.

The TSP is cheap and odorless, and good at removing oils (like human sweat oils), and the baking soda deodorizes.
by nchunter
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: SWAT Broadheads
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: SWAT Broadheads

Looks like a guy could really hurt himself putting O-rings on those broadheads!
by nchunter
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: YOU'VE DONE IT NOW CANADA
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: YOU'VE DONE IT NOW CANADA

Not that we in the US are in a position to cast any stones, but seriously, what would a Canadian politician have to do to get thrown out of office?
by nchunter
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dead doe but a weird shot!
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Dead doe but a weird shot!

Were you using a two-blade broadhead?

I’ve had that happen with two-blade heads, but never 3 or 4-blade heads.
by nchunter
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally
Replies: 33
Views: 937

Re: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally

Like Doemaster said, they can move faster than Keneau Reeves in the Matrix. I once shot a doe at a mere 8 yards with my Exocet. She ran maybe 60-70 and piled up within sight. Congratulating myself on a perfect double-lung shot, I walked over to her—only to find that the arrow had sliced through the ...
by nchunter
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dental band breakdowns
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: Dental band breakdowns

Those are latex dental rings. Latex is easily degraded by chemicals (like if you spray your broadheads with WD40), ozone (are you using one of those Ozonics odor killers?), and UV (sunlight). A more durable alternative would be silicone dental rings. You can buy a pack of them on Amazon for $9 in an...
by nchunter
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Return to Alberta's Badlands
Replies: 20
Views: 637

Re: Return to Alberta's Badlands

Excuse my ignorance of Canadian Geography, but what are the Alberta Badlands? Are they like the Badlands in the Dakotas?
by nchunter
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rail lube or silicone clean
Replies: 21
Views: 605

Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Funny, nearly twenty years ago when I bought me Exocet, it came with a small plastic container of “Excalibur String & Deck Wax”. The instructions said to rub the wax on the rail, which I dutifully did. The thing was, this wax seemed rather sticky, not slippery. And when I fired off an arrow, sparks ...
by nchunter
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Made some awsome biltong today
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: Made some awsome biltong today

Gosh, I’ve never even heard of “biltong”! Guess is it some kind of Asian thing?
I’ll have to look it up and learn more about it.
by nchunter
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Gillie suit
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Gillie suit

Stick with watcha got. The “shaggy” ghillie suits are an absolute pain in the butt—especially around briars! They snag on everything.
by nchunter
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Season Open's this weekend Sept. 7th
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Deer Season Open's this weekend Sept. 7th

I wish North Carolina would open the season a month later, and then keep it open a month later.

It’s so dang hot out, I can’t even get motivated to hunt this time of year! No break in the 85-90 degree heat for a couple weeks either.

Just about the time the woods get nice, the season ends!
by nchunter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Almost here
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Almost here

You’re the first person I’ve heard of who retired TO Michigan! You must really enjoy that cold weather!
Actually, you’re making the better choice, in moving to where the grandkids are. So many Northerners move to Florida, only to be ice-free but lonely.
by nchunter
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting platform
Replies: 40
Views: 1134

Re: Hunting platform

LOL, that deer tree house/club house reminds me of a similar one built by a buddy of mine in my traditional muzzleloading club. One frosty morning in November he goes in there in the pre-dawn darkness--only to find a guy living in it! The guy said his wife had kicked him out of the house, and he had...
by nchunter
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting platform
Replies: 40
Views: 1134

Re: Hunting platform

If the stand hasn’t been up long, and the wood is still pretty dry, as a chemical engineer I’d suggest painting all the boards that make ground contact. Modern “treated lumber” isn’t nearly as rot-resistant as the old stuff. Government regulations have removed all the effective wood preservatives fr...
by nchunter
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ground ninja videos
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Ground ninja videos

Thanks for sharing that, longbowjoe!

There are so many hunting “shows” on YouTube, (most of them not worth watching) that it’s hard to find something original and educational.

His style of hunting lends itself especially well to our “horizontal bows”!