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by nchunter
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mechanicals and carbons
Replies: 8
Views: 2271

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: 2927

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: 2927

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: 2927

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: 1822

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: 1796

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: 7115

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...
by nchunter
Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What's the best rest for crossbow in treestand?
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

What's the best rest for crossbow in treestand?

I find these crossbows to be awfully awkward in a treestand. Do any of you use a bow or rifle rest/holder device that works well? Right now I just hold on to it all day, but several times I've nearly dropped it. I hunt in a standard rifle-type stand (with the bar that wraps around the seat).
by nchunter
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: anyone use 125 gr slick tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

anyone use 125 gr slick tricks?

Does anyone here use the 125 gr slick tricks? I'm thinking of converting from aluminum bolts to carbon, and rather than add brass weights I thought I'd go for a heavier broadhead and get something for the weight. The 125 gr. has a 1/8" larger cutting diameter, versus the 100 grain. My only concern i...