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by nchunterkw
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Using a ghost blind
Replies: 32
Views: 521

Re: Using a ghost blind

longbow joe wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:10 pm
A few times birds have flown into the thing.
One time a raccoon walked up n saw himself and freaked out ....that freaked me out also and l jumped out of my skin.
A buddy had the same thing happen with his but with a skunk :shock: Luckily it didn't spray. Can you imagine...
by nchunterkw
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Using a ghost blind
Replies: 32
Views: 521

Re: Using a ghost blind

I bought the runner with the backpack thing that converts to a seat of sorts. It has 2 pockets. My plan is to trim down all the stuff I carry and go pretty bare bones with all my other crap in the truck. But if that doesn;t work out, I can put the blind on nd then add a backpack over top. SHoudl be ...
by nchunterkw
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Using a ghost blind
Replies: 32
Views: 521

Re: Using a ghost blind

I always wanted to try one out.I've seen The DIY ones on Youtube.Has anyone done one of those? I’ve seen that DIY video ( I think he called it Casper Blind) and evaluated materials, cost and time. First the ghost blind is made of a heavy thick coroplast which is nearly impossible to find and if you...
by nchunterkw
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vortex crossfire ii long range test.
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Vortex crossfire ii long range test.

Yeah. I looked at the reticle again and 40 is in the middle so that's the one that won't change as you adjust the speed ring. Id check it at 25, 30 and 35 and see what you trajectory looks like. Then you could adjust the speed ring a bit to lower the 20yard arrow some (set it to a faster speed) and ...
by nchunterkw
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vortex crossfire ii long range test.
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Vortex crossfire ii long range test.

Wow great shooting Jeff! SO your arrow starts out below LOS of the scope and rises above it and then falls back in to zero at your zeroed distance. Seems like that bow is shooting pretty flat with a 40yd zero and only 1" high at 20. Still, I bet if you play around with the zero distance you could ha...
by nchunterkw
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: ramcat cage ripper expandable broadhead
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: ramcat cage ripper expandable broadhead

I like to read Ed Ashby's "Reports". Just happened to open up this one today. Relevant to thesmooth vs serrated edge discussion

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d0443b188b6c900011e0ccc/t/5d369ce20611bf00011808c4/1563860195272/2003_Clotting+Cascade+Article.pdf
by nchunterkw
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: ramcat cage ripper expandable broadhead
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: ramcat cage ripper expandable broadhead

I stay away from serrated as I believe that a very sharp clean edge that does less "trauma" causes a wound to bleed more. Like cutting yourself with a very sharp knife, versus busting your knuckles on an engine block. The knife cut bleeds and bleeds and bleeds......
by nchunterkw
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Using a ghost blind
Replies: 32
Views: 521

Re: Using a ghost blind

Just got one this year and am really excited to use it. I know it will be a game changer for me especially late season when the vegitation is gone and there is not much to hide behind.
by nchunterkw
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Thermacell canister refill!
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Thermacell canister refill!

Nah. I just bought some at Wal Mart a few years ago. It came with a few different tips.
by nchunterkw
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Thermacell canister refill!
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Thermacell canister refill!

....I have a bunch of canisters where I have pulled the pin which precludes the refilling....that part of it went smoothly....the problem that i have is that it is hit and miss with the butane refilling....the nozzels that come with the can somestimes works and sometimes not..... .....i am interest...
by nchunterkw
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Micro 335"s
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Excalibur Micro 335"s

I have a very early Gen 1. Love it. I did have a limb go on me after a few years. When that happened I called Danny and he had me send in the front end which he replaced, so it now has the newer riser. So it's a Gen 2 now. Just FYI that if you buy a Gen 1 and have a problem it will end up as a Gen ...
by nchunterkw
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Micro 335"s
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Excalibur Micro 335"s

I have a very early Gen 1. Love it. I did have a limb go on me after a few years. When that happened I called Danny and he had me send in the front end which he replaced, so it now has the newer riser. So it's a Gen 2 now. Just FYI that if you buy a Gen 1 and have a problem it will end up as a Gen 2.
by nchunterkw
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Are they ready?
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Are they ready?

As others have said...accuracy is only 1 component. When that new hunter sees that first animal, Adrenalin will be pumping. You won't really know until then how they can handle it. BUT...if they practice a lot and can keep arrow holes touching at 20yds, then they will have more confidence in the woo...
by nchunterkw
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Vortex crossbow scope
Replies: 37
Views: 1744

Re: New Vortex crossbow scope

Well I was excited to hear about the new vortex crossbow scope but a 100yard reticle is about as useless as it gets for hunting with a crossbow. I understand they need to cover the target shooting crowd but come on already. I couldn't agree more, I was really hoping for a small hunting retical. My ...
by nchunterkw
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Vortex crossbow scope
Replies: 37
Views: 1744

Re: New Vortex crossbow scope

It's on the site now. Reticle is odd to me. center is set for 40yds, with crosses above that for 30 and 20. ANd then crosses below that for 50 to 100.