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by rmb721
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Equinox first Excalibur?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Equinox first Excalibur?

I hunt with an Equinox. No plans to change.
by rmb721
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crossbow prices
Replies: 26
Views: 1065

Re: Crossbow prices

I am sticking with the one's I have, two Equinox, a Vortex, and a Phoenix.

I see no reason at all for me to change.
by rmb721
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Blind heater
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Blind heater

I use a Mr. Buddy heater. I have also used a metal five gallon bucket. Cut about five 3/4 inch holes around the bottom edge for air supply. Put all the holes in one area, not all the way around, so the wind doesn't blow out the candles. Light a couple short candles in the bottom of the bucket. Put a...
by rmb721
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: storage of the bow
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: storage of the bow

I keep them on all the crossbows.
by rmb721
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Stock
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Stock

Why not just get a stock from an Equinox, Vortex or Ibex?
by rmb721
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What’s the best replacement scope?
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: What’s the best replacement scope?

I use Leupold 1.5-5x20's on two Excals and Leupold 1-4x20 shotgun scopes on the other two Excals. All have heavy duplex.
by rmb721
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Smallest deer
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Smallest deer

Last night I had a nice sized doe under me that I normally would have shot had I not seen the fawn that was with it earlier. The fawn was the smallest deer that I have ever seen this time of year. It is only half the size of the other deer from this year. It still had it's red summer coat and all of...
by rmb721
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Darkening Limbs
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Darkening Limbs

Try shoe polish.
by rmb721
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How much time in the stand/blind?
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: How much time in the stand/blind?

In the morning, I usually hunt until about 9:30 or 10:00. In the evening from about 4:30 until dark.
by rmb721
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: long limber
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: long limber

The long limb ones feel right to me too. I have two Equinox, a Vortex, and a Phoenix.

Before I got an Excalibur, I handled my nephew's Matrix 380 and a friend's Equinox. I just liked the feel of the Equinox better.

I have no intention of changing at all.
by rmb721
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Leupold optics
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Leupold optics

Be careful on E-bay. There are a lot of fake Leupolds on e-bay. I even saw a fake 3.5-10 at a gun show last week. It had VX3 on the box, but VXIII on the scope. Turrets were 1 click = 1 minute. Leupolds are 1/4 minute clicks. Five numbers and letters in the serial number. Leupold uses six numbers an...
by rmb721
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: bolt length for an Axoim
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: bolt length for an Axoim

An Equinox takes 20" arrows and the rail is two inches longer than an Axiom, so the end of a 18" arrow on an Axiom should be the same place that a 20 inch arrow is on an Equinox. Just make sure weight of arrow is at least 350 grains.
by rmb721
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lighter than stock quiver
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Lighter than stock quiver

I also use the Kwikee Kwiver 3. It is only about half the width of the four arrow quiver.
by rmb721
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vertical bows we owned
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Vertical bows we owned

Bear Kodiak Magnum recurve
Bear Brown Bear
Browning X-cellerator Plus
Browning Deluxe Camo Bushmaster
by rmb721
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Comfortable shooting distances while hunting.
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Comfortable shooting distances while hunting.

Up to 30 for me, but I also practice up to 40.