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by dithian
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: hypothetical trigger failure question
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: hypothetical trigger failure question

The two most dangerous things ever said to a man: "How do you feel about my mother?" and "Don't worry, it isn't loaded."
by dithian
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: hypothetical trigger failure question
Replies: 6
Views: 986

hypothetical trigger failure question

Hi everyone, I'm just curious, have any of you ever had a trigger on a crossbow release when it shouldn't? The triggers seem so well designed and made that I haven't had anything but the highest faith, but I know even the best machines will eventually give out. My first rifle when I was a kid was a ...
by dithian
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ethical Gray Areas
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: Ethical Gray Areas

I agree there is many grey areas… Thanks for this list. I hunt very differently and make different choices based on the fact that I'm in it for invasive species control and to put food in the freezer than if I were approaching it like a sport. To me, the most efficient, least traumatic and most hum...
by dithian
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ethical Gray Areas
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: Ethical Gray Areas

hankenhunter wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:50 pm
The answer is simple in your scenario. Shoot whichever is losing and save the dominant buck some energy. :thumbup:
Yeah, thought of that. Not sure I would know which one lost, though. The tactic has a particularly… Roman-style justice
by dithian
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ethical Gray Areas
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Ethical Gray Areas

In this covid madness we all need a little something to take our minds off, so here's a topic for discussion: I'm a writer, and part of my currency is exploring ethical gray areas. They tell us so much about a person's unique perspective and moral code, and also the breaking point at which a person ...
by dithian
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: As Real as it Gets - Positive COVID Test
Replies: 49
Views: 3750

Re: As Real as it Gets - Positive COVID Test

Best wishes for speedy recovery for all!
by dithian
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 100% true story, I swear…
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: 100% true story, I swear…

janesy wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:04 pm


Sometimes they are just asking you to do it
You're right on the mark, as usual. I've been kicking myself repeatedly.
by dithian
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 100% true story, I swear…
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: 100% true story, I swear…

onebigskittle wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:12 pm
I would assist the buck in his suicide,Fire up the grill and get out the garlic butter.
I should have done just that. I was trying to hunt for pigs, who didn't show up, and I normally just take down does, but when the fates provide opportunity, you should take it. Lesson learned.
by dithian
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Air brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Air brakes

I actually like the Air Brakes, but only because they lower the vibration which makes it more comfortable for me to shoot. I don't think the slightly dampened sound makes a difference where jumping the string are concerned. I hunt from a rest in a blind, mostly, so I don't worry about the weight, wh...
by dithian
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 100% true story, I swear…
Replies: 6
Views: 668

100% true story, I swear…

I was sitting in my blind yesterday, and this huge buck came sauntering out of the bushes, kind of slow and plodding. He walked right up to the blind, turned around, paced off 20 yards then turned broadside. He took out a Sharpie and drew an X right over his vitals, then looked up at me with a mourn...
by dithian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crosswind Question
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Crosswind Question

Another question for the accuracy nuts/competitive target shooters, or anyone, really, with a crossbow and a computer: How much do you adjust your shot at, say, 40 yards with a gentle but steady cross breeze? My target range is situated where there's often a cross breeze, and I don't notice it much ...
by dithian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Why Excalibur
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Why Excalibur

I had a complete dryfire on my Matrix 330 early on when I was just getting used to crossbows. Limbs were fine, and I installed ADF after that. My Micro 335 had a limb that was starting to fold over. I cocked it, heard it crack, and then it very slowly started to break apart. No dramatic explosion th...
by dithian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Creepy ghost happenings out in the woods
Replies: 20
Views: 1987

Re: Creepy ghost happenings out in the woods

When I was a teenager I had a friend who was plagued by a poltergeist. When she was around, stuff would fly off shelves, doors would open and close and stuff like that. I watched books on a bookshelf which were leaning in one direction flip one by one to the other side, then back again. One time, th...
by dithian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A question for the accuracy nuts
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: A question for the accuracy nuts

Here's a little tidbit that may be helpful. Years ago when I shot competitive 3D, I used a fine tipped metal marker to name each arrow. For example, I was a huge UFC fan so I named each arrow after a fighter. The reason being that it was easier to remember a name than a number or letter. If 'Randy ...
by dithian
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A question for the accuracy nuts
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: A question for the accuracy nuts

I was a victim of target panic when shooting vertical bows and saw exactly what you describe. Seems that it looked very easy to hit bulls at 20 yds so I was sloppy on my execution and follow through. When I got out to 40 yds my groups tightened up because I was trying to be smooth and watch the arr...