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by dithian
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Safety Hammer
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Safety Hammer

Not sure about a hammer extension, but here's how I solve the problem: First off, I wear mechanic's gloves because they're designed to maximize dexterity. On the glove of my trigger hand I cut a hole in the end pad of the index finger and thumb, big enough that I can get the first digit of my finger...
by dithian
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bow Accident, What Next?
Replies: 45
Views: 851

Re: Bow Accident, What Next?

Here is a photo of a Scorpyd crossbow that had and ATV accident not long ago. It fell off the ATV while the hunter was crossing a highway and it fell of the rack and was run over buy a Semi truck on the roadway. https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/cd/67/oJboYlPU_t.jpg I can handle any number of photos of sl...
by dithian
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: One reason I own a Excalibur
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Re: One reason I own a Excalibur

100%. I live on an island and getting repair work would be a nightmare. Even if I lived next door to a pro shop, I still wouldn't see the benefit of having a crossbow with cams. I also like the fact that, space age composites aside, the crossbow I shoot is fundamentally the same technology as 1000 y...
by dithian
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: True Story
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: True Story

Humans do the same thing. I was at a bar one time and this big guy wouldn't take the hint that his advances on a young woman were unwelcome, so she went and stood next to a 300 lb. woman in bike leathers and forearms like a stevedore. They didn't even know each other, but the guy just sort of disapp...
by dithian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What’s the best replacement scope?
Replies: 13
Views: 588

Re: What’s the best replacement scope?

I'm not familiar with your bow or your scope, but I can say that I'm a fan of my Hawke XB30. I'm not sure the optics are as clear as some other options on the market, but overall the scope performs well. Personally, I would let performance drive your decision in regards to changing your scope. If wh...
by dithian
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BOLTS CHANGING TRAJECTORY
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: BOLTS CHANGING TRAJECTORY

Amazing video! That may explain a couple of my past hits. Deflection aside, I know that deer will duck to load their legs, and tend to roll away from the sound of the incoming arrow. If they roll away, the exit wound will sometimes be considerably higher than expected. The exit wound may also be fur...
by dithian
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How much time in the stand/blind?
Replies: 14
Views: 397

How much time in the stand/blind?

Hi everyone. I'm just curious how much time you all commit to spending in the stand/blind before calling it a day? A few hours? All day? I'll spend anywhere from 1-3 hours, but I get lots of hunting opportunity. I know some of y'all have to make the most of a short season, so I imagine there's motiv...
by dithian
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: STEAMBOW.COM
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: STEAMBOW.COM

They are using 2 Excalibur's It kind of took the place of the Parker Concorde . It would be great for Disabled/handicapped people to still stay in the game . Check on the price they are $850.00 and are made one at a time out of block aluminum . I would not mind trying one of them out as I am always...
by dithian
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: STEAMBOW.COM
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: STEAMBOW.COM

1. Cool idea. If I had invented it, I'd be proud of how clever I was. 2. Quite gimmicky. It takes the wonderfully simple technology of a recurve crossbow and adds complexity for no apparent reason. It departs, anyway, from one of the main reasons I'm drawn to crossbows in general, and recurves speci...
by dithian
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable
Replies: 24
Views: 939

Re: Recommend Me A Reliable 100gr Expandable

How far do your deer typically run now? I would not expect an expandable like you are talking about to do anything to blood trail length. Put it through both lungs (with about anything) and it should not go far. 50 to 70 yds maybe. If you are hunting froma tree, make real sure to get 2 lungs and no...
by dithian
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I got some screws loose...
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: I got some screws loose...

Now I'm lost ! Lol Ignore me. I couldn't resist an opportunity to be oblique. As you were. Actually, I had the reference wrong anyway. It's from Hamlet, not Macbeth. "To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or...
by dithian
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I got some screws loose...
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: I got some screws loose...

Usually the saying " fling arrows" makes me cringe. I understand your are practicing for hunting. But more often than not , I've seen that saying used for a hunting conversation. Like 15 shots at antelope before a kill. Seriously! ? Dude admited to flinging arrows at animals out to 90 yrds, repeata...
by dithian
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I got some screws loose...
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: I got some screws loose...

Strange that both bows would have the same problem at the same time. Sounds like gremlins to me. :shock: I've been chasing my tail on an accuracy issue lately myself. Checked all my screws, but the only loose one is in my head, apparently. My Micro 335 seems fine, but my Matrix 330 has thrown some r...
by dithian
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: excal 308
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: excal 308

Larry, Haven’t harvested any thing yet with the 308, but I thought I would use the Vixen for hunting the first month of the crossbow season, “Not”! I only used the Vixen for one hunt and 308 is the go to crossbow... I like the size, weight, and its accurate too! I am sure there will be Harvest and ...
by dithian
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Question for arrow enthusiasts
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: Question for arrow enthusiasts

If this is happening to all you arrows I think you have a buildup of glue on that clip . you can remove the excess glue by soaking the jig in acetone for an hour or so . try to put the glue on the vane and then put in the clip . this will reduce the buildup on the jig . W.M. Thanks for the advice! ...