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by Karl
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: matrix 380 back into use
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: matrix 380 back into use

Thanks. Can anyone advise the most economical but reliable shaft on the market these days? Was looking to replace some diablo/boltcutter combos but the price is now jumped to $35 per complete arrow here. Thats unsupportable, especially ground hunting in rainforest where bolt recovery is prolematic. ...
by Karl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: matrix 380 back into use
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: matrix 380 back into use

Oh and any recommendations for a good crossbow carry case in this size? At one point I tried a cabelas ice rod fishing bag but found the pieces of the crossbow clunked around in it due to lack of padding.
by Karl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: matrix 380 back into use
Replies: 6
Views: 229

matrix 380 back into use

Fellas I am only an intermittent crossbow guy and forget some of my previous plans by the time I get it out again. Just wondering if someone can refresh my memory on a few things. Is it still possible to order limb factory seconds for a matrix 380 blackout? I have an old email from 'Dawn' regards th...
by Karl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Top 5 excalibur crossbows
Replies: 34
Views: 2755

Re: Top 5 excalibur crossbows

Ive only owned two
1. Exo
2. Matrix 380 blackout

I sold the exo almost 20 years ago. I occasionally see the fella I sold it to and he cheerfully reminds me how good it still shoots, being its better than I could ever get the 380 to shoot.
by Karl
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: brace height changing when bow spanned.
Replies: 1
Views: 234

brace height changing when bow spanned.

Folks is it normal if a matrix 380 string lengthens or rather gets closer to the pads about 1mm per day. Was shooting it on Sunday. The string when I took it out was hard against them. Tightened it to be about 4mm clear. Was still okay after the days shooting( about 20 shots). However noticed in the...
by Karl
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: POI shift with matrix 380
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: POI shift with matrix 380

So I took a week to get back to the range. I have never drilled down on the bows accuracy, mostly shooting at 20 yards for the hunting I was doing so this is what happens when you start shooting longer ranges :) Appreciate any opinions on below. Apologies for the links this site didn't like the bbco...
by Karl
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: POI shift with matrix 380
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: POI shift with matrix 380

Ok thanks I'll see what happens tomorrow. If no good I will re-zero with a red dot.
by Karl
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: POI shift with matrix 380
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: POI shift with matrix 380

Just checked trigger box screws, they were tight. :thumbup:

Gents if it is the scope ultimately, can I mount a red dot on a crossbow? They are about the only spares I have laying about, also quite a bit lighter than the tactzone, I never needed its ranged reticles anyway
by Karl
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: POI shift with matrix 380
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: POI shift with matrix 380

I'll re shoot and take more notice of the string this time. Get some before and after photos.
by Karl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: POI shift with matrix 380
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: POI shift with matrix 380

Pardon my lazy terminology , distance from the pads. Also probably poor use of imperial measurements, will measure exactly and report back.
by Karl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: POI shift with matrix 380
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: POI shift with matrix 380

Thanks gents I managed to tighten the screws, just a little. Will find a tutorial on dissassembly to check the trigger box too.
by Karl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: POI shift with matrix 380
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

POI shift with matrix 380

Getting over some health issues, thought I would take it for a twang first time in many months. Firstly chronographing went well. Diablo+ 150gn field tips which I assume is 400 grains. 364fps average with F-1 Shooting Chrony. I havent done the math but assume that is close to the right energy levels...
by Karl
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Reisterer stock build
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Reisterer stock build

:) I said to Mike I work away but could arrange to be home to meet him if he planned a trip to the region. We got the great barrier reef, a lot of boat cruises, waterfalls and tourist type options in the area. Its our autumn( fall) coming up though the rainforest is evergreen, the main difference is...
by Karl
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Reisterer stock build
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Reisterer stock build

I said to Mike I think its a great idea , if he doesnt mind going to the trouble . :thumbup:
by Karl
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Reisterer stock build
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Reisterer stock build

Thanks all -and Mike for chiming in! I didnt realise you were a frequenter of the forums. I am just deciding which way to go which will involve some discussions with the fellow club members here this weekend. It will be good to make them jealous. :D One fellow has a wooden stock on an older excalibu...