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by wabi
Sun Nov 03, 2002 12:11 pm
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Topic: highlights of the week
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

highlights of the week

Well, the deer hunting here in southern Ohio has been slow for me this week. The time changed back to EST last weekend, and the shorter evenings mean less hunting time for me. The big highlight was a wind storm that removed most of the tree leaves. Now visibility is much better, but walking is noise...
by wabi
Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:28 pm
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Topic: It Starts NOW
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

If you get tired of hunting just think of the fun of work........
hmmmmmmm, think I'll take a day off!
wabi
by wabi
Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:25 pm
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Topic: Excalibur bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 2356

Good answers so far! My comment would be that 30 meters is a maximum range shot at deer, and are you sure of the distance? A deer could easily react to the shot at that range, causing a high hit. My experience is at less that 20 yards, and the hit was exactly at the aiming point. Congratulations on ...
by wabi
Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:16 pm
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Topic: Bill, maybe we need another gadget.
Replies: 25
Views: 9058

I cast the other suggestions vote, but wasn't sure how to make the suggestion. The uncocking aid could be a very simple, easy to use device. Hard to describe, but it would be about 22/64" in diameter and about 20" long. It would weigh something in excess of 350 grains, and have 3 feathers or plastic...
by wabi
Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:36 pm
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Topic: Lost A doe
Replies: 7
Views: 2559

It happens,
All we can do is try our best, and it sounds like you did. The rain was unfortunate, but there isn't much you can do about it.
wabi
by wabi
Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:32 pm
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Topic: Uncocking warning
Replies: 32
Views: 11033

When stand hunting I often shoot an arrow into some object (such as a tree leaf) on the ground. This serves two purposes for me. Uncocks the bow, and verifies my sights are still on. Sometimes a third effect happens, scares the deer that was only 20 yards behind my stand with me totally unaware........
by wabi
Wed Oct 30, 2002 10:05 pm
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Topic: help
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

BPM, I am using 125 gr jak-hammers on 2216's with my Vixen. Get just over 250fps. Complete pass-through on a 125# doe, and a huge exit hole cutting ribs and sticking in the ground beyond her. The 2216's are 20 or 25 fps slower than 2213's, but a few more foot pounds of energy. I'm one of those who d...
by wabi
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:58 pm
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Topic: help
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

As Red Label said the 350gr. total arrow weight is recommended by Excalibur. As long as it meets or exceeds that weight it's OK to shoot, but I like to go with a heavier point. Personally, I use 125gr expandables, just seems that the weight forward helps with the steering.
wabi
by wabi
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:50 pm
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Topic: deer vs Ford F250
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Think I'll stick with the Vixen, the new Ford Ranger would surely lose. And to think I was grumbling over the cost of replacement blades for the jak-hammers :lol:
wabi
by wabi
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:44 pm
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Topic: rattling pay's off !
Replies: 17
Views: 8016

Congratulations! And a great story!
I guess I'll try the new rattling bag out soon. I set a stand near a scrape line Sunday, but like to give it a few days before I return. This story get my hopes up!
wabi
by wabi
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:33 pm
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Topic: first the broken stock, now scope is no good
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

Sounds like you have had a really bad time of it. At least you have a good dealer. If it makes you feel any better, I got my compound out yesterday to shoot it (I shoot for exersize for my back muscles), and the third shot something hit me on my left forearm (the arm holding the bow - I'm right hand...
by wabi
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:19 pm
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Topic: BSA Red Dot Scope
Replies: 7
Views: 2584

Frank,
Never tried a BSA, but I tried a 50mm Tasco on a Horton and had too much parallax for me. The front sight had to be removed on the Horton. The only thing I ever liked the red dot on was a handgun, but some people love them on their crossbow.
wabi
by wabi
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:15 pm
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Topic: new forum ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Sometimes I'm just too lazy to log in, but if you log in and don't check the - log in on return visits - box, then post and return it don't recognize you again, so you come up as a guest.
wabi
by wabi
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:11 pm
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Topic: Any Meat Hunters out there??
Replies: 21
Views: 8381

I never shoot anything smaller than an 8 - pointer. (2 points on each hoof) The main thing is how it scores. I look for at least 125 or bigger, pounds of live weight that is. Yes, I hunt for meat. The last couple of years I've shot bucks with 4-point racks, but nice young fat ones. Ohio has upped th...
by wabi
Mon Oct 28, 2002 9:39 pm
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Topic: New Exocet owner
Replies: 7
Views: 3346

I was just about to post a question about trigger pull anyway, so I'll throw it in with my answer. My Vixen, a newer model with moulded limb tips, has always had a fairly good trigger pull. A little creep, and heavier than a rifle, but not bad. Someone posted a thread some time ago where they discov...