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by Tom
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Drawing without an Aid
Replies: 20
Views: 1223

Re: Drawing without an Aid

Can anyone cock the (Equinox) by hand. :think: Dave :crazy: I have hand cocked the highest poundage long limb excalibur crossbows. I wouldn't want to do a lot of practice with one hand cocking, but for hunting purposes, I could handle it. I have hand cocked a 355, but it was "not fun" and a struggl...
by Tom
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Drawing without an Aid
Replies: 20
Views: 1223

Re: Drawing without an Aid

I can cock my friend's exomax by hand without a rope All the early crossbows were hand cocked. I can't remember which models started with the grove for rope cocking. Hand cocking is more about technique and not so much about strength. My dad hand cocked his exomag well into his 70's and it took us ...
by Tom
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A little tip
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: A little tip

:lol: :lol: Going back a bit there Joe. I still have my first compound bow hanging in the garage, and OLD Browning. I should post a pic! Painted leafs in black over olive drab, funny that I never remember getting busted with that bow, missed a few though! :lol: :lol: I have not heard much about Bro...
by Tom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A little tip
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: A little tip

:lol: :lol: Going back a bit there Joe. I still have my first compound bow hanging in the garage, and OLD Browning. I should post a pic! Painted leafs in black over olive drab, funny that I never remember getting busted with that bow, missed a few though! :lol: :lol: I have not heard much about Bro...
by Tom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Good news......and bad news
Replies: 32
Views: 1454

Re: Good news......and bad news

Here is another take on the health care difference between Canada and the US. A while ago someone I knew in the US (from another forum, trail camera) told a little story about a man he wanted to hire to work for his small company. He owned a small company and employed 30-45 people (depending on the ...
by Tom
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting platform
Replies: 40
Views: 1918

Re: Hunting platform

100% Western Red Cedar: https://live.staticflickr.com/4510/37861377562_fe98bd85f2_b.jpg 10 inch concrete sonotubes on each corner 5 feet into the ground. Now going on 11 years old and have not touched them since (structurally) they went in and they are as solid as the day they were built. ............
by Tom
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: “Thoughts on Sunday Hunting”
Replies: 32
Views: 1514

Re: “Thoughts on Sunday Hunting”

To me Sunday is a day for rest. But, as was stated above, many people have to work 5 to 6 days so I agree that Sunday would be OK to enable people to get there meat. In areas where they are hunting close to residential, there should be restrictions on the use of guns so people not hunting can rest w...
by Tom
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting platform
Replies: 40
Views: 1918

Re: Hunting platform

Looks great Don, I think the only other thing I might do is to add another crossmember to form an x on each side but use cable with turnbuckles to adjust for changing ground conditions in the future. :thumbup: Don I like the above suggestion. I believe that if you use 3/4 plywood, the size (on a tr...
by Tom
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow fish tailing pictures on page 2
Replies: 35
Views: 1625

Re: Arrow fish tailing

I was gonna just let this die, but I can't........... Of your 6 factors, 5 or them can and should be controlled by the arrow builder. The 6th - WIND, can and should be controlled during sight in. Whether you do that in doors, or on a calm day. This is the only 1 that "cannot" be controlled in the f...
by Tom
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow fish tailing pictures on page 2
Replies: 35
Views: 1625

Re: Arrow fish tailing

We can just agree to disagree. IMO if your arrow noticeably fishtails or spirals you have arrow issues to fix. Especially if it's with a field point or mech head. I agree that if your arrow is fishtailling or spiralling that there is a problem. BUT WHAT I SAID WAS THAT THERE ARE WAY TO MANY VARIABL...
by Tom
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow fish tailing pictures on page 2
Replies: 35
Views: 1625

Re: Arrow fish tailing

You state above "remember the tip of your arrow is 14-18" off the rail in free air", how long of arrows are you shooting? Mine is half of the less number in free air. I used the 14-18" as a ball park as arrow sizes vari. I did check my bow ( Relayer) and my dad's (exomag) and the distance from the ...
by Tom
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow fish tailing pictures on page 2
Replies: 35
Views: 1625

Re: Arrow fish tailing

An arrow that flies with minimal spiraling will have better penetration. If the spiral is too big, it will hit all over the place at different distances. 2 o'clock at one distance, 7 o'clock at another. If it is weak spined and the fletching can't stabilize it quickly enough, the arrow will be flex...
by Tom
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow fish tailing pictures on page 2
Replies: 35
Views: 1625

Re: Arrow fish tailing

Thanks for the replies so far. Forgot to say the fletchings on this fellows arrows are 4" and original or original replacement arrows of Excalibur. This guy does not do or make any changes from what Excalibur says to use. He shoots rage expandables now, used to shoot the X-Acts, but last year switc...
by Tom
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow fish tailing pictures on page 2
Replies: 35
Views: 1625

Re: Arrow fish tailing

Really ........ the only thing that matters is ...... does the tip of the arrow hit what you are aiming at. There are way too many variables to list that can contribute to an arrow fish tailing. I am old school shooting 2216, 100 gr head, my dads bow has 2216 and 125gr head. When shooting in dayligh...
by Tom
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Doink and Crunch !!
Replies: 44
Views: 3022

Re: Doink and Crunch !!

...................... I have a large number of bows (you guys can shut up now :eusa-naughty: ) and they all look perfect when they are brand spanking new. It seems time and being outside in the heat causes it to sink. The way the limbs are made, it's unavoidable. Don, I only thought you only had a...