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by galamb
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Where were you when the world stopped turning
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: Where were you when the world stopped turning

I was in the Airforce (Canadian) standing in the situation room. I worked in Intelligence. The first plane hit and most of the news feeds were surmising that it was some kind of small commuter plane. I remember the Operations Officer saying to us "we are at war now". Didn't make it home for the next...
by galamb
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Does Broadhead Choice Really Matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Does Broadhead Choice Really Matter?

I have hunted with many broadheads over the years first in my traditional recurve and now for the past (almost) 20 years with one of the crossbows I have owned. I am also a vendor (hunting/fishing junk) and get a pile of "samples" from the trade/booking shows trying to get me to carry/plug their pro...
by galamb
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2019-20 Regs
Replies: 22
Views: 1262

Re: 2019-20 Regs

A little late to this post but a number of licence issuers (including where I work) decided to opt out of the new program for a few reasons. First, under the old system they provided the computer, the printer that printed the tags, the tags themselves etc and we got the $2 "service fee" for processi...
by galamb
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Changing bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Changing bolts

I would still use the 110 grain inserts. Chopping off 2" would only reduce the arrow by about 18 grains (9.1 gpi). That is "less effect" than going from a 100 grain to 125 grain head, all else being equal and it would effect the FOC by less than 1% (0.6 by my calculator) with increased momentum and ...
by galamb
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 150 grain Boltcutters on Zombie Slayers for bear?
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: 150 grain Boltcutters on Zombie Slayers for bear?

If you have never shot a bear with a bow just be aware that it's almost impossible to shoot through their leg bone.

When a bear is broadside to you the most lethal shot is right through the vitals when they step their front leg (on your side) forward.

That leaves the vitals totally exposed.
by galamb
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

IMO just bugs coming out & headed up. x2 I like the bug theory, but the two glowing objects move in perfect unison -- whatever they are, they're both attached to the same thing/part of the same thing. I looked at that a few times, because yes, the two (dots) are moving exactly in unison. I would ex...
by galamb
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Axiom Velocity
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: Axiom Velocity

After you have killed a few deer with the vixen 2 .you realize that its really all you really need.l killed my big 8 point swamp buck with the vixen 2 l love that little bow. Totally agree. And that is why I haven't upgraded despite being "tempted" by all the new offerings over the last dozen years...
by galamb
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Axiom Velocity
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: Axiom Velocity

My Vix II is rated at a max of 285 fps. I use a custom flemish string with string whiskers, have S5's and Dissipator bars installed and shoot a 394 grain arrow/head combination total weight. My chrono'd speed at 5 feet from the (muzzle) is 272 fps. Given your model is rated at 20 feet faster I would...
by galamb
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 50th hunt ideas
Replies: 31
Views: 2314

Re: 50th hunt ideas

I lived in Nfld for a total of 9 years (two tours in the Airforce) and there is a crap pile of moose there. Plus, outside of a few little inhabited pockets most of the island is crown land. Some describe the land as a giant bog with a few rocks thrown in. I would add a few rises to that definition. ...
by galamb
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: HELP! Dry fired my vortex!
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: HELP! Dry fired my vortex!

I have a Vixen II. It has dry fired or partially dry fired at least half a dozen times (darn plastic flat nocks had a way of allowing the string to slip off/over/under). One time I had a stringing aid break (before they added the metal to them) and the limbs went "high speed" into a concrete floor. ...
by galamb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Scents
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Deer Scents

I'm a vendor and can attest that the only thing (hunting accessory) we sell more of then deer attractants is scent blocker products. And yes, there are a ton on the market. Here in Ontario we can only use synthetic scents. A few years back there was a few choices, now we are over-run. I get a ton of...
by galamb
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Shooting excaliburs and a barnett
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Shooting excaliburs and a barnett

I sell Barnett's (as well as Excalibur and a number of other brands). The "not sitting flat" is a common observation but it is "exactly as designed" and if it does sit flat, that's when there is an issue. Barnett's are like that to provide the proper clearance when firing. So the answer is - it was ...
by galamb
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Anyone get a moose tag
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: Anyone get a moose tag

I have pretty much given up moose hunting, at least for now primarily due to the changes. In Ontario you buy your moose licences which was "automatically" a calf tag good in any of our Wildlife Management Units (WMU's) and you apply to a lottery for an adult tag (bull or cow but not both) in the par...
by galamb
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What broadhead are you using
Replies: 31
Views: 2718

Re: What broadhead are you using

100 grain Axe Archery Battle Axe's
by galamb
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 335 Micro adding the suppressor kit.
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: 335 Micro adding the suppressor kit.

If you are talking about the sound deadening system (rubberized stirrup, string stars/silencers etc) we put one on a 315 micro for a customer. The whole kit reduced the speed (shooting factory quills with the 150 grain field points) by 11 fps measured at 5' the (muzzle). Without the string stars the...