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by Smong2000
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Back on the Excalibur train...
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Back on the Excalibur train...

:thumbup: I just couldn't stay away for long, I got a BD400 this spring and just sprung for another Micro 355 today. Haven't decided yet if I get out of the wheeled bows completely and sell my Mission MXB400 or hang on to it for a while longer. I'm having a great time shooting the BD400 and totally ...
by Smong2000
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How much time in the stand/blind?
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: How much time in the stand/blind?

Being retired, I hunt every single day unless it's an a all day downpour or snowstorm I can't get through. I don't wake up early to hunt very often before the rut so am out from about 8-9 in the mornings until dark. During the rut or starting the end of October, I am out as it's getting light until ...
by Smong2000
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I wish that we could check our trigger bolts without removing the stock...
Replies: 6
Views: 273

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

If it keeps coming loose you probably aren't tightening the fasteners enough. Tighten them more and use blue or green loctite. Mine have never come loose on the BD400 and the stock bolts were loctited on by the factory. I mention this only because seems like every few days I read in a forum somewhe...
by Smong2000
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: To pee or not to pee
Replies: 35
Views: 590

Re: To pee or not to pee

I pee in all my mock scrapes and get tons of pictures from them. If I am in a treestand, I just let fly but not aimed upwind.... I have had both deer and elk walk under my stand shortly after peeing and show no indication of alarm. I do refrain from eating a lot of meat or spicy food during the seas...
by Smong2000
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I wish that we could check our trigger bolts without removing the stock...
Replies: 6
Views: 273

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

I hate to pull off my stock just to check the screws because my stock bolts get loctite too. Anyone drilled the stock to allow access to the trigger box bolts on the bottom and is it even possible on a Bulldog? Seems like being able to easily put a wrench on them would eliminate a lot of the mysteri...
by Smong2000
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Swhacker 150 crossbow broadhead
Replies: 34
Views: 5267

Re: Swhacker 150 crossbow broadhead

I have been using 125 grain Swackers for 5 years, not sure my kill count but at least 7 or 8. Never have double banded or had a head open prematurely out of a Mission MXB400, Micro 355, BD400, or Ravin R9. My favorite thing about them is that you can practice a few shots with the actual head that wi...
by Smong2000
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 20" bolts from a grizzly?
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: 20" bolts from a grizzly?

They work great out of my BD400, noticably more accurate even at 40yds. For the Bulldog 400 there is plenty of room under the stirrup to go even longer if you want, not sure how much shorter the rail on your bow is. Sticking out the front doesn't even seem like much of an issue if you also hunt with...
by Smong2000
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur taking a beating.
Replies: 38
Views: 1669

Re: Excalibur taking a beating.

In the past couple years I have owned 2 Excaliburs, a Micro 355 and a BD400. Both had limbs replaced, I sold the Micro without even shooting the new limbs. The BD400 had a huge splinter under the Airbrakes and I sent the entire bow back for a 'going over'. I love recurves but am still aware that the...
by Smong2000
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

Another Swacker user here. They have shot exactly with my field tips in 4 different bows and I shoot the actual hunting heads at my 18:1 target all summer long shrink tubed shut. I wouldn't ever hunt with a broadhead that I have not shot at targets, and I mean shooting the actual head that will be o...
by Smong2000
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Carrying a wallet while hunting
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Carrying a wallet while hunting

Good advice. I hate having anything in my back pockets and already have plenty of stuff in other pockets so mine either stays in the truck or in a plastic bag in my pack. Up here the F&G manual actually says that an electronic copy of your license is OK but you need a tag in your possesion for your ...
by Smong2000
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: opening day blues
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: opening day blues

It's not too warm up here in Vermont now but a few weeks ago we got a bunch of hot weather. I checked my cameras last week and on two 85 degree days there were pictures of 3 different bucks in daylight and one big 11 point on two different cameras feeding at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. About half of...
by Smong2000
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Totally unexpected
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Totally unexpected

Curious about what the set up was, crossbow, arrow, and total weight including point. If he hit the knuckle of the scapula on the near side it could have deflected the head enough to snap it off so no more penetration. Also he could have hit high through the top of the scapula into the spine and the...
by Smong2000
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: YAY OR NAY ON AIRBRAKES FOR THE A420TD
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: YAY OR NAY ON AIRBRAKES FOR THE A420TD

I tried my BD400 with and without the airbrakes or dissipate bars, whatever they're called and honestly could hear any difference. My bow has the new limbs so getting closer to a 420, at least they are a lot hotter than the originals. I weighed them and they're close to half a pound so that's signif...
by Smong2000
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My buddy called me w scope trouble.
Replies: 20
Views: 557

Re: My buddy called me w scope trouble.

I think if you need to shim a scope up you should put the spacers under the base not the rings. We lap in the rings with a precision metal rod to make sure they are perfectly even on high end rifle scopes so they don't slip or damage the scope. I have seen plastic tape inside the rings on some Walma...