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by Franklin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: popping sound
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: popping sound

Thanks
by Franklin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: popping sound
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: popping sound

I'm rope cocking, Bolts on riser seem tight. I may loosen them and retighten, should I tighten one up first like some rifle stocks(which one first) or just tighten them up together?
by Franklin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: popping sound
Replies: 7
Views: 438

popping sound

I had a Matrix 355 for a couples years that making a popping, cracking sound when cocking, maybe the last inch or 2. No problems otherwise, anyone have an idea what's making the sound?
by Franklin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rail Scribe Marks
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Rail Scribe Marks

I have a Phoenix which I think would be close to the same that has the scribe marks. The closest one is 5/8" which the string would be buried in the bumpers. The farthest one is 1 3/8" and is about a 1/4" off of the bumpers.
by Franklin
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur purchase!! Next steps? :)
Replies: 47
Views: 3057

Re: Excalibur purchase!! Next steps? :)

From your picture, I think you need a string changer, string wax, maybe some rail lube and 6 Bee arrows. The string changer is to adjust your brace height or well as changing your string (search brace height here). String wax is to keep string in good shape and lube rail. I put rail lube on the rail...
by Franklin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Swacker problem
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Swacker problem

I use the white band--- plus a 1/4" x-heavy 6oz. dental band from e-bay for insurance.
by Franklin
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Swacker problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1969

Re: Swacker problem

Don't know anything about the practice head, I just use electric tape on broadhead. I use one band and a dental rubber band for hunting. I agree I think they are opening in flight.
by Franklin
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Stirring the pot...Broadhead opinion
Replies: 27
Views: 2778

Re: Stirring the pot...Broadhead opinion

I think 90% of broadheads will do their job. I've used 125 grain swhackers on about a dozen whitetails, all but one fell within sight and I heard the other one crash. I believe in shooting every arrow, broadhead combo before I put it in my quiver. I tape the swhacker with electric tape to test them,...
by Franklin
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My 380 is a 380!
Replies: 73
Views: 11124

Re: My 380 is a 380!

can you tell a different in cocking effort?
by Franklin
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 3rd String Give Away
Replies: 52
Views: 10231

Re: 3rd String Give Away

I'm in, thanks!
by Franklin
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: value of a
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: value of a

so you think the Vixen is the best deal, I know they are both great bows. I don't NEED IT, but I WANT IT :D
by Franklin
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: value of a
Replies: 4
Views: 629

value of a

new brown vixen and a vortex. Local store is getting out of crossbows and they have a brown vixen for $320 and a Vortex for $450. They have a scoped Vixen II that I'm not sure the price of. I don't really need a new bow, but :D good deal???
by Franklin
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broadhead
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: Broadhead

with the alum. inserts the heavier broadhead maybe a good idea. Most use a brass insert(110 grain) when they use 100-125 broadheads.
by Franklin
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: homemade Targets
Replies: 21
Views: 2204

Re: homemade Targets

where are you getting cheap burlap bags? I'm in VA.
by Franklin
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: red dot package
Replies: 2
Views: 538

red dot package

who makes te red dot on the package. Single dot or three dot?