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by R4fan
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Modified my 380 buttstock
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Re: Modified my 380 buttstock

I bought some grip tape that they use on handguns, but didn't use it because of the ridge in the buttstock. I could have cut small strips, but chose not to. If worse comes to worse, I can sand the buttpad flat and attach a sheet to cover everything. Right now the buttpad isn't that bad, my major com...
by R4fan
Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Modified my 380 buttstock
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Re: Modified my 380 buttstock

It looks better in person, the camera flash really emphasizes the dimples, I took the photo inside my blind. This was my first attempt, so it didn't come out as spectacular as I'd liked, and I'm pretty artistic. The plastic of the buttstock is different than the polymer on the handguns. The plastic ...
by R4fan
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Modified my 380 buttstock
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Modified my 380 buttstock

The buttpad area on my 380 is a little slick, and could be rougher to stick to your shoulder better. I've seen the posts on using Plastidip and grit on the buttpad. I haven't tried that, but probably would work the best if you don't want to alter your stock, and is removable. The other plus I see is...
by R4fan
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just scored a very lightly used 380
Replies: 27
Views: 3455

Re: Just scored a very lightly used 380

Was that on eBay and Craigslist awhile back? Right after I bought my 380 from Wyvern, I saw a guy selling a 380 for about the same price. He had it for a year, and shot it very little. If I would have had the cash I would have bought it as a second bow. Good score, you stole it!
by R4fan
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Help me mod my 380
Replies: 22
Views: 3558

Re: Help me mod my 380

j.krug wrote:
R4fan wrote: I'll have to pick some up and coat my buttplate and stirrup.
It won't cost you much to try it but I'm not sure Plasti-dip will be durable enough to use on the stirrup? :)

You're probably right. The truck bed liner sounds like a good idea to try though.
by R4fan
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Help me mod my 380
Replies: 22
Views: 3558

Re: Help me mod my 380

X2 on the claw contour sling, quality scope, and tigger tech trigger. To that I'd add a custom Flemish string, and the. Dip the butt stock in plasti-dip to prevent slipping. http://rs32.pbsrc.com/albums/d4/drewzintense/buttstock_zps4f59ec49.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip Great idea! I thought the buttpad...
by R4fan
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 1st crossbow kill
Replies: 19
Views: 3603

Re: 1st crossbow kill

I was looking through my photos, and it looks like as the deer was walking, the leg moved back and I shot through the top of the leg, then through the heart. The rear of the leg is cut more than I thought too. Love the RamCats!

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by R4fan
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Easton Flipside 3 tube quiver
Replies: 0
Views: 1084

Easton Flipside 3 tube quiver

Anyone use a Easton hip quiver? I was wondering if they were for field points only, or can you use them to carry three arrows with broadheads?

I detach the quiver from the bow anyway in the blind, and was wondering if the hip quiver would be a little lighter and easier to use.
by R4fan
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 1st crossbow kill
Replies: 19
Views: 3603

Re: 1st crossbow kill

Thanks everyone. The entry shot was right behind the front rear shoulder, and just touched and cut the hide on the rear of the leg. Exit wound is obvious. :mrgreen: I'm glad I bought the Excalibur 380, phenomenal bow. I'm on some other crossbow sites, and it's amazing how many problems people are ha...
by R4fan
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 1st crossbow kill
Replies: 19
Views: 3603

1st crossbow kill

I went out Saturday morning, and got in the woods right before daylight, and the deer were already at my blind and ended up scaring them off. I went out yesterday (Sunday) morning about an hour before daylight. I used a gland/curiosity scent and hung it on some felt pads in the low hanging branches ...
by R4fan
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Titanium hardware packages available
Replies: 16
Views: 2935

Re: Titanium hardware packages available

Thanks, already have the link saved. :D I was planning on getting a set when I have the funds.
by R4fan
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow puller
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Arrow puller

I finally sighted in my 380 today on my 18-1 at 20 yards. Last week or so I didn't have an arrow puller, so I couldn't remove the arrows from my target. I stopped at my local Walmart, and they had one of the fluorescent-colored Allen arrow pullers, which worked okay, but was nothing to brag about. A...
by R4fan
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Flemish string
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Flemish string

Twist from one end, it makes no difference as long as CCW while looking at the other end when twisting. It is a good idea to shoot one in, then tie the ends up to preserve the brace height when removed, and install, and shoot in the other string, and start hunting! That's a great idea. Thanks for s...
by R4fan
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Sighting in my 380 - red dot help
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Sighting in my 380 - red dot help

I would start practicing at 15 yards and advance your target in 5 yard increments then record your trajectory using the dot scope. Next, tape a small drop chart to your stock and cover it with clear packing tape to protect it. I used this method for about 5-6 deer seasons with my dot scope in the p...
by R4fan
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Sighting in my 380 - red dot help
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Sighting in my 380 - red dot help

Finally got a chance to shoot my bow today. I set my Rinehart 18-1 about 20 yards away, and shot in the center circle, a little low and to the right. I'm using an Aimpoint Micro borrow off another rifle for now, and maybe in time for winter bow I'll get a scope or pick one up before next fall bow. I...