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by CT.HNTR
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Calculating FOC
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Calculating FOC

Thanks Don,

I used the calculator and based on the results they are using the formula that includes the broadhead in the overall length calculation of the arrow which is what makes the mold sense.

My FOC is coming out at just over 20%
by CT.HNTR
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Calculating FOC
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Calculating FOC

I have noticed two different formulas online that are used for calculating FOC. One includes the broadhead in the overall arrow length measurement and the other excludes the broadhead from this measurement. The difference between the two is roughly 5%. What one of these two formulas is most commonly...
by CT.HNTR
Sat May 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fletching Bolts Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Re: Fletching Bolts Questions

Yes, I made a few extra bolts so I could do a destructive test on the adhesion and it was exceptional. Even with pliers I could not pull the vanes off.
by CT.HNTR
Sat May 30, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting show pet peeves!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1241

Re: Hunting show pet peeves!!

MeatEater with Steven Rinella, the Western Hunter with Nate Simmons, Solo Hunter with Remi Warren and shows with Randy Newberg. All these shows depict real hunting on public land.
by CT.HNTR
Sat May 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fletching Bolts Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Re: Fletching Bolts Questions

I would like to thank everybody who provided feedback regarding best fletching methods. I finished up my bolts and am very pleased with the results. I used Zombie Slayer shafts, removed the decals, Bohning Insert Iron for the front inserts and Goat Tuff CA adhesive for the Bohning Blazers. I used th...
by CT.HNTR
Sat May 30, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Temperature and POI
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Temperature and POI

Will temperature change my POI?

If I am shooting dead on at 40 yards on a June day with 70 degree temperatures can I assume my POI at 40 yards will be the same if it is 28 degrees in November?
by CT.HNTR
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mounting A Go-Pro Camera
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Mounting A Go-Pro Camera

Is there a solid mount available for mounting a Go-Pro camera to an Excalibur crossbow?
by CT.HNTR
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Spine Indexing
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Spine Indexing

When building ones own bolts is it truly important to spine index them or is this mostly hype? If truly important how are you performing this task of spine indexing? Is there a jig or tool that is used?


Thanks,


Don
by CT.HNTR
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fletching Bolts Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Re: Fletching Bolts Questions

Thanks for the feedback everybody. It was very helpful.

Normous, How do you clean your vanes after scuffing them?

Also, how much adhesive do people use? Should I use enough adhesive so that is spreads out a bit onto the shaft beyond the vane?


Thanks Again,


Don
by CT.HNTR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fletching Bolts Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Fletching Bolts Questions

Seeing as I am stuck home for the next period of time I am going to take advantage and build some bolts for the fall. I was wondering what people find to be the best adhesive for fletching and do you also use an adhesion promoter to go along with the adhesive? I will be fletching Blazer vanes onto c...
by CT.HNTR
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Boo
Replies: 35
Views: 1720

Re: Boo

Hi Don,

Thanks for all your help! Happy birthday and have a wonderful Xmas.
by CT.HNTR
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting In The Rain
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Hunting In The Rain

I was hunting in a light rain this morning and realized that I have never shot my crossbow in the rain so I was wondering how having wet bolts or water droplets on my rail could affect my shot? At a distance of 30/40 yards would wetness on the bolts and rail impact how the bolt would fly and potenti...
by CT.HNTR
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Should I doctor Scrapes
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Should I doctor Scrapes

The Active Scrape looks pretty interesting. I may give it a try.

Has anybody tried the Code Blue Grave Digger which is scented dirt you mix right into the scrape?
by CT.HNTR
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BOLTS CHANGING TRAJECTORY
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: BOLTS CHANGING TRAJECTORY

Wow!

That deflection inside the Impala is remarkable.
by CT.HNTR
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Should I doctor Scrapes
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Should I doctor Scrapes

Longbow,

Just notice your comments above the image.

What king of doe pee have you found success with? Looks like the Code Blue and Tinks 69 are popular?