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by XB I GO
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T inline - muzzlerloader
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: O/T inline - muzzlerloader

We shoot mostly traditional muzzleloaders. Although my family prefers bowhunting including a crossbow we get a kick out of the whole thing with the old style muzzleloader. For the percussion ones we use 777 powder that is FFFg. There is FFg too but we get more velocity with less powder using the kin...
by XB I GO
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: HOW FAR DO YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO PRACTICE SHOOTING YOUR CB?
Replies: 37
Views: 410

Re: HOW FAR DO YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO PRACTICE SHOOTING YOUR CB?

….about 11 feet from where we keep it. We leave the target set up so I just pick up the bow, step out the back door and poof.....
by XB I GO
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broadhead observation
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Broadhead observation

We have been shooting a lot of different stuff with the summer hunts and getting ready for regular hunting season. I started to notice something about different broadheads. The ones with a solid blade, no holes in it or space between blade and ferrule stay straight over longer distance and penetrate...
by XB I GO
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Two Crossbow Hunts Completed....
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Two Crossbow Hunts Completed....

"Nobody on your hunts ever misses, me thinks that your Excalibur shooting instructor skills are dead ON." Two words - Shooting-Sticks and Rangefinder. (Is that 2 words?) I show them a picture of what the crosshairs look like on a target and get them set up on sticks. Don't make a big deal out of it...
by XB I GO
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Two Crossbow Hunts Completed....
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Two Crossbow Hunts Completed....

My Dad sponsored a kid named Jordan that got a Make A Wish to play baseball but wanted two more things: Go fishing and go hunting. Make A Wish doesn't do those kind of things. We had him and his little brother and Mom come to Texas and meet us at a ranch. This is one of the few places you can hunt i...
by XB I GO
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Make a Wish hunt.....
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Make a Wish hunt.....

I am excited to say that we are hosting a family for a hunt next week. One of the boys is a year older than me and he has CF. He has a few "wishes", and one was to play baseball with Derek Jeter. He was put on the team for one game and was able to pitch, catch, bat and play outfield. He got his own ...
by XB I GO
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tick removal tool
Replies: 20
Views: 722

Re: Tick removal tool

We use a gunstock checking tool that looks just like that!
by XB I GO
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Gut check arrow wraps. Anyone try yet???
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Gut check arrow wraps. Anyone try yet???

If these things will print a map showing where the deer went after this gut shot I will buy them.
by XB I GO
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer hunting out of state - where to go?
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: Deer hunting out of state - where to go?

South Carolina for a buck in velvet! Very few places you can do that. And you can get two bucks, two does and hogs if you are interested in more meat.
by XB I GO
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Hunting show
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Excalibur Hunting show

I've never seen the Excalibur show and have only seen any hunting TV a few times. My Dad showed us a video of a show he had in the early '90's called "Gun Dogs Unlimited". It was on Outdoors Channel and won some kind of moose award. The show had a couple of pieces. They always did a shooting tip, a ...
by XB I GO
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What yardage can your shoot with first pin ?
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: What yardage can your shoot with first pin ?

I think the difference is a lot. With a 380 that is actually shooting 363 fps the difference between 20 yard dead on and same aim point at 30 yards is over 3 inches. At 40 yards its like 7 inches. Slower velocity is going to be even more difference. I think you can use your first reference mark to w...
by XB I GO
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crossbow Events?
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Crossbow Events?

I searched and didn't find any target events for crossbow shooters. I mean like an archery tournament. Maybe open sight category, scope category, low poundage, high poundage, 3D, different ranges, a woods-walk that black powder people seem to do. They have competitions and friendly shoots for archer...
by XB I GO
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Multigenerational twist
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Multigenerational twist

My Dad said he will help me with college cost. He said he will give me a ride to the recruiting office. LOL......
by XB I GO
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: matrix or micro
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: matrix or micro

For rope-cocking you can also try the DR Stirrup 4X4 Rope Cocker. I can't cock my crossbow with the factory rope cocker but I can with the 4X4. It is not as easy as the crank but it does make it about 25% or more easier to cock.
by XB I GO
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Elk Size animal with 308 short ?
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Elk Size animal with 308 short ?

We have shot elk and elk size animals with vertical bows. My Dad's was 62# with a 410 grain arrow with 228FPS. His new bow is set at 50# with a 380 grain arrow and gets 266FPS. If you look at the weight and velocity your 308 Short can do that easily. You can probably get more than 266FPS with a 425 ...