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by nchunter
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: ATA
Replies: 27
Views: 1943

Re: ATA

I thought the ATA was closed to the general public? Only archery industry insider allowed?
by nchunter
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: measurements of short and compact xbows
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: measurements of short and compact xbows

It’s not an Excalibur, but the Killer Insinct Swat 408 is only 29” long.

I have no idea if it’s a quality bow or not, but is does sport a novel design where it buries the string into the stock, giving it a longer effective draw length.
by nchunter
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2019 Excaliburs
Replies: 56
Views: 11087

Re: 2019 Excaliburs

Hmmm, with that takedown Assassin Excalibur May entice me to retire my Exocet this year!

My biggest complaint about my crossbow is that it’s an ungainly beast to lug around.

That advertised 420fps should yield an honest 400 with hunting weight arrows. That’d be a big upgrade for me!
by nchunter
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Man cave complete
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Man cave complete

Wow! Other than a moose head, there’s really no way to improve on that!
by nchunter
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New for 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

New for 2019

Anyone hearing any scuttlebutt on what's new for Excalibur for 2019?

The ATA Show is only 5 weeks away! That's one industry Trade Show I'd actually like to attend...
by nchunter
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rangefinder or No Rangefinder
Replies: 27
Views: 2273

Re: Rangefinder or No Rangefinder

Walmart often has them on sale at the end of hunting season. I picked up a Simmons last year marked down to $25! Often see them marked down to $50. It's by no means the quality glass that a Leica is, but it gets the job done for archery. I hunted my first crossbow-hunting year without one. Like anot...
by nchunter
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Great deal on Rocket Hammerheads!
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Great deal on Rocket Hammerheads!

Walmart.com has a great deal right now on Rocket Hammerheads. Only $8.20 US.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rocket-Hammerhead-Broadhead/50162836
by nchunter
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Retractable Cocking Rope
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Retractable Cocking Rope

My brother has them on his Wicked Ridge crossbow (made by TenPoint). They're convenient, but the problem with them is the retracting spring doesn't pull them back tight enough. Consequently, the plastic handles rattle against the stock when you walk with it = noisy.
by nchunter
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rendering Bear Fat
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Rendering Bear Fat

Do bear cracklings taste as good as pork cracklings? I’ve rendered pork lard a couple times, and those hot pork cracklings are to die for! :)
by nchunter
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Wasp expandable broadheads
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Wasp expandable broadheads

If I were to move back to expandables, I think I’d try the 150-grain Shwacker.
I like the way they’ve designed the blades opening on those.

Expandables can be problematic in quartering-away shots, or if they glance off a rib wrong. The Shwacker looks like it might overcome those issues.
by nchunter
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Wasp expandable broadheads
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Wasp expandable broadheads

They're okay. I liked the Hammerhead expandables better, back when I used expandables.
by nchunter
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: "Splash" "Get The Net"!!! Nov. 3 Buck Story
Replies: 30
Views: 2714

Re: "Splash" "Get The Net"!!! Nov. 3 Buck Story

Funny, I'm hunting SW Ohio right now too. I nailed a four-pointer with my Exocet yesterday; he ran 75 yards, tumbled down an embankment, and splashed into the creek! How's the Rut been in your neck of the woods? It's been subdued here this year; almost like the bucks just aren't that into the does t...
by nchunter
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Wraps
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

Re: Wraps

I’ve bought reflective tape from the auto parts store before, and put a 1/2”-wide strip behind the fletching. Makes arrow easy to find in the dark. It’s cheap, super-thin, and the weight is negligible.
by nchunter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Kechika River Adventure
Replies: 57
Views: 4536

Re: A Kechika River Adventure

Man, this was the best post ever!
by nchunter
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bowtech Messed Up
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: Bowtech Messed Up

So educate me: why would anyone who has an Excalibur recurve bow want a compound bow?

I totally understand the advantages of compound bows in vertical archery, but crossbows?