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by grouse
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Buck'd Out. What now?
Replies: 24
Views: 423

Re: Buck'd Out. What now?

You have my deepest sympathy for the terrible position you have gotten yourself into. For the rest of this season you will have to live on the wonderful memories you have created while you hunt does and turkeys. Congratulations on an outstanding season!
by grouse
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: One reason I own a Excalibur
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: One reason I own a Excalibur

So true! And you can keep your Excal shooting accurately year after year with only simple adjustments that you can easily do yourself. In my (fallible) opinion, reasons are scarce for owning one of those complicated contraptions.
by grouse
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Grizzly vs Matrix 310
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Grizzly vs Matrix 310

I was disappointed when I read this. I thought someone had shot a grizzly bear with a Matrix 310!

As far as the SMF frame goes, I have one bow with SMF and one with aluminum. They are of equal quality.
by grouse
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Houghton Lake Mi 8 point
Replies: 14
Views: 221

Re: Houghton Lake Mi 8 point

Way to go! Good story and congratulations!
by grouse
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Story from Ranger's Station
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Story from Ranger's Station

Nice story! I'm a 70 year old veteran of the same era, though I never served overseas. Some statements and assumptions in the story bothered me a little. Not all of us are technologically challenged, I've been operating a computer for at least 30 years and I've had a smart phone for nearly 10 years ...
by grouse
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hey I'm back !!
Replies: 27
Views: 543

Re: Hey I'm back !!

You can't shoot more than one bow at a time anyway, so you're good to go when the situation is right. I hope you can get out there soon.
by grouse
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Buck down! They're moving.
Replies: 22
Views: 736

Re: Buck down! They're moving.

Congratulations! Nice deer and a good shot.
by grouse
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lots of rut activity here and it's kinda early
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Lots of rut activity here and it's kinda early

I'm seeing some rut activity here in Missouri too. There are two scrapes near one of my stands and while I was in that stand Thursday, I saw a small buck pawing at a third scrape. All of this while most of the leaves on the trees are still green and very few visible signs of fall. We have had two go...
by grouse
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dead doe but a weird shot!
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Dead doe but a weird shot!

Congratulations! You made a good shot, followed up diligently and made a successful recovery. There is no accounting for what sometimes happens after we shoot. I once shot a doe right behind the shoulder and she fell right to the ground thrashing. As I watched I saw the lumenok equipped arrow fly ou...
by grouse
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Steep Ravine Thanksgiving buck (part 2)
Replies: 32
Views: 588

Re: Steep Ravine Thanksgiving buck (part 2)

Beautiful deer! What is that contraption laying on top of him?
by grouse
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Finally broke in the Matrix 350SE right
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Finally broke in the Matrix 350SE right

Great story, I really enjoyed reading it! I'm jealous of your success. Although I see deer nearly every time I go out this year, I can't seem to get a shot. Last week I had two bucks, both 8 - 10 pointers, within 40 yards of my stand. I have never shot that far at a deer, and they appeared to be com...
by grouse
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dental band breakdowns
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: Dental band breakdowns

Those are latex dental rings. Latex is easily degraded by chemicals (like if you spray your broadheads with WD40), ozone (are you using one of those Ozonics odor killers?), and UV (sunlight). A more durable alternative would be silicone dental rings. You can buy a pack of them on Amazon for $9 in a...
by grouse
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dental band breakdowns
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: Dental band breakdowns

You will never need a rubber band on a excalibur xact cut . A rubber band is really not needed on many of them at all. but it's just a precaution. Why not use them ? Many of us have multiple crossbows and dont have time to tune them with a fixed blade Let's take our bows out on a windy "nasty" day ...
by grouse
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Frost!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: Frost!!!!

Looks nice! Where I hunt it was 45F. yesterday morning (7.2 C). We're still a couple of cold waves away from getting our first frost bur it's much better than the hot weather we have been having, Winter will slowly make its way down.
by grouse
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dental band breakdowns
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: Dental band breakdowns

I know lots of people will disagree with me, but why add unnecessary risk to your hunt when there are lots of broadheads out there that don't require dental bands to prevent them from malfunctioning? I prefer fixed blades myself, but if I went to an expandable, it would have to be the most reliable ...