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by bowtime
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: shooting targets with broadheads
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: shooting targets with broadheads

I have found that the Fusion block target will hold up very well to broadheads and very easy to remove. You will have to resharpen the BH after testing and practice. But there is no other way to test your broadhead arrows for hunting that I know of. I just did a test this AM. Used Gold Tip Lazere II...
by bowtime
Thu May 20, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I've Officially "Crossed" Over!
Replies: 16
Views: 926

Re: I've Officially "Crossed" Over!

Congrats,you will shoot carbon arrows in tight groups out to 30 yards with pep sight. My Phoenix loves Cabon GT Lazer II with real feathers 125 gr. ...mine have screw type inserts as nocks. I bought a tool that will screw into the nock so you can pull the arrow out of foam targets......makes shootin...
by bowtime
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bow String
Replies: 15
Views: 2041

Bow String

I 've had my Phoenix about two years. I use the optional fast flight string. Just for kicks I installed the standard Excalibur bow string.I wanted to see how it performed versus FF string. Well I had trouble getting it on bow. I reduced the stringer length to put more bend in bow .....now it fits bu...
by bowtime
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: aluminum vs. carbon
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: aluminum vs. carbon

I have shot aluminum and Carbon arrows with Excalibur 175# Phoenix. The Carbon will produce smaller groups. I think the reason bolts are large diameter is to give strength to shaft because of power in bow and extra fast starts when bow is shot. You also need a large shaft to hold the string. If not ...
by bowtime
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: serving life before breaking
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: serving life before breaking

I wax serving because the Excalibur video instructions instructed me to do just that. I believe those instructions are on this web site...check 'em out.
With waxing the serving will wear but it takes many shots. You can also turn the
whole string 180 degrees for more life.
by bowtime
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: STRING JUMPING DEER
Replies: 22
Views: 2251

Re: STRING JUMPING DEER

Last Sat.I shot at a buck 40 yards with a compound bow.The deer turned to run just as arrow went buy, light poundage speed 215 fps.I feel that my Phoenix at 288fps would have hit that buck. One thing I have discovered about crossbows is the arrow drops after 30-35 yds ....I can hit foam by holding o...
by bowtime
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2009 Bull moose with a bow
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Never seen anything like it......great camera work. It's hard to hold
your ground when they get that close.
by bowtime
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BH's Blade thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 342

I agree,the heavy foot pounds of KE.....70"s for my Phoenix, really
dictate strong arrows and broadheads. Most fixed are .040 thick.
by bowtime
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: shooting distance
Replies: 24
Views: 1937

gravity only works on objects in the horizontal plane, so the distance for an aiming reference is the distance from the base of your stand to the target assuming that your stand is not on the side of a steep hill and the deer etc. is not significantly below that level. so if target is 15 yard from ...
by bowtime
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: STS Bumpers Splitting
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

I had same problems with STS. When I bought new ones it was a bother and $6.00 each. One day at range a fellow shot Excalibur without STS and it made same amount of noise as mine with.........soooooo I removed STS . Now bow is lighter and makes noise and I don't have the rubber stopper problem. By t...
by bowtime
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Xbow noise source?
Replies: 22
Views: 2776

Noise

Kucky Strike,I have found that much of the noise comes from trigger.
When I uncock the bow after hunting I hear the loud crack of the trigger.
I have a Phoenix also.
by bowtime
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: eastan firstcut broadheads
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Hunter,deer hunting is not like playing tennis,riding a bike,jogging. Deer
hunting is not done very often so when you get your chance to make a shot
do you want cheap equipment or do you want the best chance available
with the best equipment. Don't cheat yourself spend the bucks have
fun....kill deer.
by bowtime
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: STS
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Limbs and Bolts wrote:Thanks for imfo sure to get one soon Bowtime IKE not causing you any problems Baton Rouge kinda close hope everything good and safe

Thanks WES
Just wind now gust to 20 mph....not as bad as Gustauv was
by bowtime
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: STS
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

I bought STS with Xbow from Wyvern Creations.

How does one keep foam from interfering with arrow flight?
by bowtime
Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Xact Broadhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

HW,I have had the same experience with those arrows. I shoot better groups with Gold tip Lazer II using Phoenix open sight.