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by Horizontal Hunter
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hot hands gloves
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Hot hands gloves

Glomitts.

They are the perfect place to tuck a hand warmer on those cold days.

Bob
by Horizontal Hunter
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Help newbie here! Problem when shooting Exocet crossbow
Replies: 67
Views: 5612

Re: Help newbie here! Problem when shooting Exocet crossbow

Lots of great advice in the previous replies.

I personally prefer the aluminum nocks for my Exocet.

Bob
by Horizontal Hunter
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Help newbie here! Problem when shooting Exocet crossbow
Replies: 67
Views: 5612

Re: Help newbie here! Problem when shooting Exocet crossbow

Flat is one thing. Square is another.

Just buy a good aluminum flat nock and replace them.

The old ones may be pressed in or glued in. A short dip in hot water should loosen the glue.

Bob
by Horizontal Hunter
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Help newbie here! Problem when shooting Exocet crossbow
Replies: 67
Views: 5612

Re: Help newbie here! Problem when shooting Exocet crossbow

Is the hold down spring tight enough to keep the arrow from slipping forward? If you are new at this it is easy to bend the hold down spring when cocking the crossbow. Bob Bob - How would I know this? Or how would I know if bent it? It seems to be fine from what I can tell? The hold down spring loo...
by Horizontal Hunter
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Help newbie here! Problem when shooting Exocet crossbow
Replies: 67
Views: 5612

Re: Help newbie here! Problem when shooting Exocet crossbow

Is the hold down spring tight enough to keep the arrow from slipping forward?

If you are new at this it is easy to bend the hold down spring when cocking the crossbow.

Bob
by Horizontal Hunter
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rangefinder or No Rangefinder
Replies: 27
Views: 2455

Re: Rangefinder or No Rangefinder

Buy a rangefinder and use it to teach yourself how to estimate yardage. Estimate the yardage by eye and verify it with the rangefinder. Eventually your estimates will get better.

You have to keep in mind that deer will not always show up where you have pre ranged and expect them to.

Bob
by Horizontal Hunter
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: new to cross bows
Replies: 22
Views: 2125

Re: new to cross bows

I used to cock and uncock my Exocet in my Summit Goliath without any issues so the shorter and thinner newer Xbows should be a snap. I used to pass it over the top rail and bring the but stock up inside the rail. Plenty of room to get it done. It is preferable to do it on the ground but one of the s...
by Horizontal Hunter
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Feather orientation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Feather orientation?

Please excuse my ignorance but what exactly are you calling the guide vane all of the arrows I have purchased for the micro (quills) have 3 identical vanes. Are you saying it is the guide vane because it points down ? I have done the marking each vane but they all seem to shoot very close no matter...
by Horizontal Hunter
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Wraps
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Re: Wraps

I painted all the ends of my arrows white 8 inches works great with white vanes they stick out on the forest floor..I also can see the blood good also it’s been working out good for me one can of paint will do allot of arrows wraps are a pain in the ass I do the same. I use a white lacquer spray pa...
by Horizontal Hunter
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dry-fired my Axiom
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Dry-fired my Axiom

Been there done that. Glad that there isn’t any visible damage. You should run a cotton ball over the limbs just to make sure. If there is a splinter starting it will pick it up. The string talks a beating when this happens. You should put a new string on it. Twice I have seen a delayed string failu...
by Horizontal Hunter
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broad head help
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: Broad head help

pitch black wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Do you shoot the regular spitfire or the Maxx?
Regular Spitfire. No bands necessary.

Most premature balde deployment issues are self inflicted. Don’t play with the blades and you won’t have a problem. :thumbup:

Bob
by Horizontal Hunter
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broad head help
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: Broad head help

They are brass The nice thing about having brass inserts is that you can run standard sized broadheads and still have plenty of weight up front to give you sufficient FOC to have good arrow flight. This will give you a much wider selection of broadheads to choose from. My recommendation would be a ...
by Horizontal Hunter
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Which way did it go?
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Which way did it go?

A metal detector would help.

Bob
by Horizontal Hunter
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broad head help
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: Broad head help

Are the front inserts aluminum or brass? What broadhead?

Crossbow arrows require a high FOC. If you have brass inserts you can go as low as 100g. Aluminum inserts I would go 150g - 180g.


Bob
by Horizontal Hunter
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Cracked Executioners?
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Cracked Executioners?

Using hot water on the stove will give you a lot more control over the temperature.

Bob