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by racking up points
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How old is old
Replies: 56
Views: 495

Re: How old is old

I’m 38..I might be the junior hunter around this campfire...it’s past my bedtime. G’night boomers lol
by racking up points
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bow Accident, What Next?
Replies: 45
Views: 866

Re: Bow Accident, What Next?

Wait...I saw videos of a Micro being dragged behind an ATV and holding zero. So you are telling me running it over with an ATV caused that much damage? :eusa-naughty: Did you run it over, and back over it multiple times? :lol: All kidding aside, that sucks and you’re a braver man than me to admit to...
by racking up points
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: scope's
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: scope's

It’s not crossbow specific, but I’ve been using Leupold VXR Patrols and Leupold Mark AR Mod-1s in 1.25-4x for the last 5 years. They are bright, extremely lightweight and have usable illumination. The reticle subtensions in the Special Purpose Reticle aren’t perfect for crossbow use, but they are cl...
by racking up points
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 440 or 420 TD.
Replies: 25
Views: 580

Re: 440 or 420 TD.

If I was going to buy another Excalibur, it would be the 440. I don’t like the idea of a built-in crank for 2 reasons - the added bulk, (2 lbs is a lot), and long term it will break down. That being said, I don’t see myself buying another Excalibur any time soon. My custom Matrix 410 is a proven lon...
by racking up points
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Steep Ravine Thanksgiving buck (part 2)
Replies: 32
Views: 589

Re: Steep Ravine Thanksgiving buck (part 2)

Congrats, buddy! If you ever need help getting another one from the ravine, call me, I’ll bring a quad! It’s the only way we can extricate our deer in the same ravine country without quartering the deer. Cheers!
by racking up points
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I wish that we could check our trigger bolts without removing the stock...
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: I wish that we could check our trigger bolts without removing the stock...

I don’t locktite the stock-to-mainframe screws, so pulling off my stock to check the trigger box screws isn’t a problem. Especially with a plastic stock, (mine is a laminated wood), you shouldn’t really torque those stock-to-mainframe screws...I just “finger tighten” those.
by racking up points
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vertical bows we owned
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Vertical bows we owned

Ben Pearson
High Mountain Archery
Hoyt Frankenbow (Matthews Solo Cams on Hoyt Reflex Riser)
Matthews Conquest
Martin MOAB
Martin Cougar
APA Mamba X1
APA Mamba 32 TF

I’m sure there were others but these are the ones I remember. I only target shoot now and I love my APA’s.
by racking up points
Wed May 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Red dot on a 355
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Red dot on a 355

X2 on the Leupold VXR. I love mine on my 355. Looks like the secret is out! I’ve had a Leup VXR 1.25-4x on one or more of my bows since 2014. I have yet to use anything better. You can shoot it with both eyes open and use the firedot when mag is low. It gathers light at dawn and dusk and actually h...
by racking up points
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Favorite Scope for Micro?
Replies: 21
Views: 1357

Re: Favorite Scope for Micro?

I like Leupold 1.25-4x VXR scopes. I have the VXR Patrol with the SPR Reticle and it’s very light, bright, and Firedot illumination is :clap: I can use the reticle or the elevation turrets for the yardages I hunt at, (usually under 50y). Is it a single reticle or holdover lines? Thanks Google SPR R...
by racking up points
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Favorite Scope for Micro?
Replies: 21
Views: 1357

Re: Favorite Scope for Micro?

I like Leupold 1.25-4x VXR scopes. I have the VXR Patrol with the SPR Reticle and it’s very light, bright, and Firedot illumination is :clap: I can use the reticle or the elevation turrets for the yardages I hunt at, (usually under 50y).
by racking up points
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Titanium Screws
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Titanium Screws

I helped to get these kits mass produced back when the bows had pretty much interchangeable fasteners from Exo to Matrix to Micro. A lot has changed with Excal since then and the Ti company hasn’t been keen on keeping up with all the design changes. I have a Matrix 410 and I use the stock hardware h...
by racking up points
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 440
Replies: 25
Views: 2064

Re: 440

Normous wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:44 pm
He only rope cocked the 440 once :eusa-popcorn:
Is it really that much harder than a 405, Norm? I like this bow, but not if I can only use a crank to cock it in the field.
by racking up points
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Super heavy arrow with expandable heads?
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Super heavy arrow with expandable heads?

In my opinion, large cut mechanicals have no business in a bow that shoots under 350fps with a hunting weight arrow. You can’t expect to get pass thrus at that speed regardless of shot placement. That being said, I have used the FOC to harvest over 10 big game animals and I’ve always gotten pass thr...
by racking up points
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Carnivorous
Replies: 22
Views: 1319

Re: Carnivorous

Happy birthday, Jeff! Hope you had a good one
by racking up points
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2019 Excaliburs
Replies: 56
Views: 9421

Re: 2019 Excaliburs

The 440 has my attention...if it can be hand cocked. I worry about serving life with any of these new heavy bows. My Matrix 410 has achieved 412fps with a Boo string and a 365gn arrow about 3 years ago. Safe to call it a 420 speed wise. Serving life with latches, heavily poslished in my TT, I get ov...