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by DuckHunt
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fletching Bolts Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Fletching Bolts Questions

My only prep is to clean the shaft with acetone and wipe the contact potion of the vane with acetone as well. Don't soak it, just wipe it for a few seconds. This removes any oils and softens it for adhesion. The last few years I've used assorted cyanoacrylate glues. Regardless of the brand of glue, ...
by DuckHunt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mechanical head premature opening test (Graphic heavy)
Replies: 31
Views: 695

Re: Mechanical head premature opening test (Graphic heavy)

My pack of Swat Vectors came in the mail today and I remembered a few old heads I had stashed in a box that would make an excellent group for another day of testing. Today's lineup includes a cheap eBay Chinese made 2-blade Rage clone from about 8 years ago, an actual 2-blade Rage chisel-tip, one of...
by DuckHunt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mechanical head premature opening test (Graphic heavy)
Replies: 31
Views: 695

Re: Mechanical head premature opening test (Graphic heavy)

Great test, any chance you could try 150 grain swackers or the new 150 excalibur is pimping? I'd love to if I had any. If someone wants to mail me a head, I'd be glad to send it downrange and report the results. :thumbup: Seriously, PM me for a mailing address. :lol: Does your 400 have all the supp...
by DuckHunt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mechanical head premature opening test (Graphic heavy)
Replies: 31
Views: 695

Mechanical head premature opening test (Graphic heavy)

I couldn't help but wonder how mechanical broadheads would handle the ferocious launch from the Micro Suppressor 400 TD. So, I devised a testing scenario to capture if the broadhead was open before reaching the target. Starting with a Blob target and some scrap lumber... https://wjtulq.bn.files.1drv...
by DuckHunt
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Multiple crossbows
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Multiple crossbows

I was OK when I got my Micro 335 because I let my daughter start using my ExoMax and she's killed a few deer with it. Then WV allowed crossbows for all, but no Micro because arrows had to be 18" (16" starting in the 2020 season). So I picked up the Matrix 350LE. I alternated with the Matrix and Micr...
by DuckHunt
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Post a picture challenge
Replies: 30
Views: 766

Re: Post a picture challenge

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by DuckHunt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: So much for not buying a 400 Suppressor TD. I tried!
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: So much for not buying a 400 Suppressor TD. I tried!

Congrats on the mini-Beast. The first thing I had to do is invest in better backstops. My bag and Block weren't stout enough to contain it. This little thing hits HARD at 20 yards with a 400+ grain arrow. The second thing I had to do is learn to serve my own strings. Everything comes at a price.
by DuckHunt
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ot ...The virus scare
Replies: 66
Views: 1893

Re: Ot ...The virus scare

Boo wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:03 pm
You both did admirably! Now let's talk about a bow I just bought!🙃 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Do tell! Are you joining me as a member of 'Charger's Anonymous'? :lol:
by DuckHunt
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Anyone want to share their cam pic?
Replies: 32
Views: 2064

Re: Anyone want to share their cam pic?

I checked the cameras yesterday and have a fresh pic of a new buck still with antlers. Hopefully he sticks around. https://wjs88w.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mBMioAARzzqRQQTlaG5iBUInaasHwHEKHu0IMe6vSB54rN3WYfotVeTB_EjVkgJWFhBbjC9RAVfYxvFtHkssSm5oDMhlhzaKgZ76pkNYKKBkVWGS946AnkF_VDjOS31D1AQoFe_dOcwPa3oU7EqaQK...
by DuckHunt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just thinking so far!
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: Just thinking so far!

While I plan to have more than a couple decades left of hunting, we all know we don't always have control of the circumstances and they tend to change. My hunting area sounds similar in that I'd be hard pressed to ever see a 140" deer, much less harvest one. I've taken 88 deer off the property in 16...
by DuckHunt
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A question for the accuracy nuts
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: A question for the accuracy nuts

Speaking of normalizing in flight, what type of fletching are you using and how is it fletched? Straight, helical, etc.

My Micro 335 is a tack driver with 16" BE Zombies with a 92gr brass insert and 2" Blazers fletched helical.
by DuckHunt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: UPDATE: Micro use in WV is now legal.
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Legal Micro use in WV is almost there.

Well, its official. The WV Governor signed the bill into law. Effective 11 May 2020, we'll be able to use 16" arrows in our crossbows as measured from the front of the insert to the end of the nock. Effectively, that means a Micro using stock arrows or the equivalent will be legal starting next seas...
by DuckHunt
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: WooHoo.......got my first coyote!!

Nice yote! Congrats on your first. It sounds like you've found a spot where multiple more may be in your future.
by DuckHunt
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Unscientific fixed broadhead test
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Unscientific fixed broadhead test

CBRon wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:05 am
Could you tell me what vanes you use , and are they fletched helical..
Good question, because it does matter. These bolts are fletched right helical with the EZ Fletch Bolt jig using 2" Blazer vanes.
by DuckHunt
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Unscientific fixed broadhead test
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Unscientific fixed broadhead test

After tossing over a hundred arrows with my Micro 400, I decided to bring out the Micro 335 for some fixed broadhead testing. I made up a matching dozen Spynal Taps for my brother and I with brass inserts and Lumenoks. Since I talked him into a Micro Axe, I decided to give him some suggestions on go...