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by retrieverman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT (bug out bag)
Replies: 25
Views: 1112

Re: OT (bug out bag)

Just curious....what makes you think we will have a few years of peace? I was referring to ammunition run induced shortages when I used the phrase a few years of peace (which was a poor way to say it). As far as national turmoil goes, there will always be something simmering or boiling over. Expect...
by retrieverman
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Innovation
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Innovation

I’m not talking out my tail on the limb issues. I have 4 Excaliburs and an Offspring, and my Micro335 and Matrix380 both have new limbs due to catastrophic failure, and my Exomax has a cracked limb right now. Personally, I think 3 of 4 having limb issues constitutes a “problem”. I only hunted with m...
by retrieverman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Innovation
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Innovation

Innovation is fine if you already have a good product to start with, but in my opinion, Excalibur needs to concentrate their “innovation” on building limbs that don’t crack. I see people asking for crossbow recommendations on other boards, and I can’t recommend Excalibur with a good conscience. I ha...
by retrieverman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow
Replies: 115
Views: 6130

Re: Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow

I didn’t read through all the comments so I may be parroting others, but in my opinion, the R&D time would be much better spent trying to develop a limb that’s not susceptible to breakage rather than building a two shot crossbow. This seems like they’re trying to find a solution to a problem that do...
by retrieverman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Bling
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: New Bling

You can’t kill’em if you can’t see’em. In my opinion, there’s no such thing as overkill when it comes to hunting optics. :thumbup:
by retrieverman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2020 Oklahoma Crossbow Buck (the sequel)
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

2020 Oklahoma Crossbow Buck (the sequel)

My youngest son hunted at my place in NW Oklahoma last week and bagged a really nice 13 point buck with my Micro 335.
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by retrieverman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: crossbow scopes
Replies: 32
Views: 3336

Re: crossbow scopes

I’ve never used “crossbow” scopes on my crossbows. Regular rifle scopes have served me well. I’ve got an illuminated Zeiss Diavari on one and an illuminated Leupold VX3 on the other, and both have accounted for nice bucks in the last couple weeks. :thumbup:
by retrieverman
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Decock or shoot after hunt
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

I’ve got a target set up at my house, and I shoot my bow after every hunt (usually multiple times).
by retrieverman
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Persistence (Updated: Pays off)
Replies: 23
Views: 1560

Re: Persistence (Updated: Pays off)

Congratulations!!! :thumbup:
by retrieverman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Persistence (Updated: Pays off)
Replies: 23
Views: 1560

Re: Persistence

My experience has been just the opposite. I’ve sat in the stand one time and saw 10 bucks and 3 does. There’s a thread on here as to how that one sit turned out. I’m done for the season.

As the title says, persistence is the key, and I can assure you that this season is an anomaly for me.
by retrieverman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting clothes what is your go to?
Replies: 25
Views: 1484

Re: Hunting clothes what is your go to?

It never very cool for deer season in Texas and Oklahoma, so I’ve worn blue jeans and a camo shirt for years. Since my Dad died in ‘14, I wear one of his old camo shirts when I hunt at my place in Oklahoma. I had that shirt on Thursday evening when I killed my buck. :thumbup:
by retrieverman
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2020 Oklahoma Crossbow Buck
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

2020 Oklahoma Crossbow Buck

I’ve hunted this buck for two years and finally got to see him “in person” on Oklahoma opening evening (Thursday 10/1). He showed up just before dark and presented a quartering away shot at 29 yards. After the shot, I had to stay in the stand for nearly an hour to let the rest of the deer leave the ...
by retrieverman
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Selling a Crossbow
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Selling a Crossbow

It's sad but this time of year I'm seeing like 500 bucks on local craigslist for that bow . Best bet is our classifieds on the forum at least this audience appreciates the bow lots of matrix bows being sold . This is a “friend” deal, so that’s actually the price I was thinking. I’m not one to try t...
by retrieverman
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Selling a Crossbow
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Selling a Crossbow

I’ve got 5 crossbows and have a friend looking to upgrade his, and he’s asking me to sell him one. He really wants my M380, but I really have no idea what to ask. It’s a 2014 bow and just got a set of new limbs last fall, and I have a quiver, Munchmount quiver holder, 2 Boo made Force 10 strings, an...
by retrieverman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: High performance string vs stock
Replies: 13
Views: 2180

Re: High performance string vs stock

I couldn’t believe there was much difference in strings until I tried a Force 10, and the difference to the stock strings on my Micro and M380 was very noticeable.