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by nchunter
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Y25 Wooden Stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1322

I believe Mark used Actionwood (i.e. resin-impregnated maple or birch) for his stocks. I made my own stock out of a blank of walnut. If you can get someone with a milling machine to inlet for the crossbow rail (my brother-in-law comes in handy sometimes!) carving the rest is fairly straightforward. ...
by nchunter
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: broadheads, broadheads, broadheads, broadheads, broadheads,
Replies: 25
Views: 3548

I've used Rocket Aeroheads (2-inch expandable) on numerous deer, and they leave an large blood trail. A couple times the deer have dropped and bled out right on the spot! With the aluminum ferrule they are a one-time use broadhead though. But unless you plan on shooting a dozen deer a year, replacin...
by nchunter
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Choice in broadheads
Replies: 38
Views: 4244

I've used the Rocket Hammerheads for 7-8 years, and dropped about a dozen deer with them. I'll echo what others have said: short blood trails (sometimes dropped in their tracks) but fragile blades make them a one-shot disposable broadhead in my experience. But I'd rather lose a broadhead than lose a...
by nchunter
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Brass inserts for Thunderbolt shafts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Brass inserts for Thunderbolt shafts?

Anyone know if there is a brand/size of brass inserts that will fit inside the Beman Thunderbolt shafts?
by nchunter
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer direction --after shot.
Replies: 30
Views: 6123

I've gotten about twenty deer with my Exocet over the years. My experience has been that more often than not they run hard in whatever direction they happen to be facing at the time of the shot. Even if it's uphill or into an open field. Occasionally I'll have one double-back and go the way it came....
by nchunter
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: GREAT BOOK ON HUNTING DEER
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Ditto for me. I bought it a year or two ago. The images in that book are very well done and easy to understand. I've seen it at Books-a-Million and Walmart too.
by nchunter
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: carrying your bow
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

I put a sling on my crossbow this season, after getting tired of carrying the ungainly beast by hand all these years. Should have done this sooner! Buy one of those neoprene foam rubber slings with the non-slip surface (you can get them at Walmart for $10-15). I'll attach a photo of how I did mine. ...
by nchunter
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: check your camo with a blacklight
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

check your camo with a blacklight

Anyone ever check your camo with a blacklight? I’ve read articles before about how deer see in the ultra-violet range, and that a lot of clothes and laundry detergents have UV brighteners added to them which deer can see. I never gave it much thought, but the other night while buying lightbulbs at L...
by nchunter
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mechanicals and carbons
Replies: 8
Views: 2304

I too like the beman thunderbolts because they fly like the 2216 aluminums that I used to use, but they're much more durable. Over the last five years I've used expandables almost exclusively - especially the Rocket Hammerheads (2 inch expandable). I always gotten pass-throughs with the Hammerheads,...
by nchunter
Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Different Crossbow Stock Design
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

I got the "blank" from a dead walnut tree in Kentucky on my cousin's farm. The branches had rotted off, but the trunk was still standing and the heartwood was fine. It was a long-term project. I don't know how many hours, maybe forty? I was fortunate that to have a brother-in-law with a milling mach...
by nchunter
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Different Crossbow Stock Design
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

The wooden stock increases the total weight by about a pound. However, the balance is much better, the perceived weight is lighter because most of the added weight is back at the butt end. This acts as a counter-weight to the extreme front-heavy crossbow, and makes it easier to shoot. I don't have a...
by nchunter
Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Different Crossbow Stock Design
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

Different Crossbow Stock Design

Here's a photo of a stock I made out of black walnut. It's not as cool-looking as some of the stocks posted on this site, but it has a few unique features that some may find interesting:
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by nchunter
Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Slick Tricks dull as butterknife
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

Slick Tricks dull as butterknife

I got a couple of packs of Slick Tricks for Christmas, and I must say they are the dullest broadheads out-of-the-box that I've ever seen! The package says "Razor Sharp" on it, but I'd sure hate to try to shave with a razor like that! A number of folks have raved about these heads on this website: do...
by nchunter
Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Sorry to rain on your parade, but we can buy that bow in the States at Bass Pro Shops for $240. I was thinking of buying one myself when my shoulder heals up.
by nchunter
Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: european mount
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

european mount

Those are nicely done. I've tried the boiling and maturation (sp?) techniques, but could never get all the "snot" out of the nasal cavities. I won't claim this is as nice, but I've done a "modified european" mount that looks pretty good and is a lot easier to do. Just cut the top half of the head of...