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by wabi
Sun Oct 20, 2002 10:35 am
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Topic: How many of You Shoot 3D With Your Crossbow?
Replies: 18
Views: 9406

10 Ring, I joined a local archery club in southern Ohio this past summer to practice with a new compound bow, and found crossbows welcome too. I've only shot 3-D two times there, and have no idea of the official acceptance of crossbows, but the club welcomes them. I am shooting 3-D as hunting practi...
by wabi
Sat Oct 19, 2002 10:20 pm
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Topic: what do you prefer, a faster bolt, or a heavier slower bolt?
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

I try to stay in the middle of the road. I use 2216's now. I have tried 2219's and 2213's and don't see a huge velocity difference. The 2219's are perhaps 5 fps slower, and the 2213's are about 20 fps faster from the Vixen. At a range of 20 yards that's only about .02 (2/100ths) second difference fr...
by wabi
Sat Oct 19, 2002 10:30 am
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Topic: how many
Replies: 22
Views: 9823

I did things backwards as usual for me. I had given up on crossbows after injuring a finger with a Horton, then saw a TV show with Bill & Cath hunting with Excalibur. Looked up the Excalibur website, found a local dealer, bought a Vixen, then came to the forum. Glad I found it though, at least I bou...
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 11:52 pm
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Topic: New Exocet Owner
Replies: 11
Views: 5383

Michelle, The Excalibur is a great way to begin hunting. IMHO you can experience so much more of the true hunting experience with a primitive weapon than with a modern firearm. I'm in no way trying to condemn the use of modern weapons, but for me getting close enough to use a bow, or crossbow is the...
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 11:27 pm
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Topic: Way off topic but curious
Replies: 12
Views: 6557

luckyned, Burned a few, and had a few burned while I was standing on them. Somehow it always seemed to work out for the best. I was fired from a job I'd held for 16 years because I made the boss's wife mad by not running errands for her. Ended up going into business for myself, and have been happily...
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 10:11 pm
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Topic: KE & Ballistic Charts
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

interesting site!
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 9:16 pm
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Topic: how's the hunting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

an update

an update:
I did find a line of fresh scrapes today. Things are looking better!
wabi
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 10:59 am
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Topic: shopping for a crossbow
Replies: 12
Views: 7319

I purchased mine after I searched the dealer finder on the Excalibur website and found the pro shop in my small hometown listed. He came real close to archer's nook (if you added shipping), and I like to buy at home when I can. (I'm self-employed as a plumber, and appreciate the support I get in ret...
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 10:52 am
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Topic: Excalibur Exomag: One Shot! One Georgia Deer!
Replies: 12
Views: 6402

Georgia boy, Congratulations! On both your hunting and choice of equiptment! Sounds like a great hunt, except for the mosquitos. I'm a bit different in the respect mosquitos don't bite me (or fleas), but on a hunt in South Carolina I found they sure will drive you crazy with their swarming around yo...
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 10:39 am
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Topic: shopping for a crossbow
Replies: 12
Views: 7319

Woody, Sounds like good advice. I went with the Vixen, vari-zone scope, 2216's (both vanes and feathers), a padded rifle sling, and a hip quiver for the arrows. I tested several broadheads and found Wasps fly well in both fixed blade and jak-hammer models. I selected the jak-hammers for hunting deer...
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 10:14 am
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Topic: how's the hunting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

Sam,
Congratulations!
Sounds like you will enjoy some good eating this winter.
wabi
by wabi
Wed Oct 16, 2002 10:29 pm
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Topic: how's the hunting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

how's the hunting?

Here in southern Ohio the weather is finally cool and wet. The deer are still hard to see because of the foilage, but the bucks are doing some rubbing. I haven't seen any scrapes yet, but the turkeys are scratching so much they may be causing me to miss them. I was able to get a doe Monday, so there...
by wabi
Wed Oct 16, 2002 8:50 pm
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Topic: HEIGHT QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

I have a 15' ladder stand and have used the rangefinder to check distances from the stand, and from the ground under the stand to objects. The difference is very little. A 20 yard reading from the stand would be about 19 from the ground. Not enough to worry about. In actual shooting, I find I usuall...
by wabi
Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:18 am
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Topic: Abraded serving???
Replies: 3
Views: 2350

Definitely re-serve or replace the string ASAP. Check those nocks, too. I bought some new carbons that had to be smoothed with sanpaper (they had aluminum inserts). Also have cut serving with a nock (insert) that had been nicked by another shot being too close.
wabi
by wabi
Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:12 am
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Topic: test results in
Replies: 9
Views: 4693

Thanks for the congratulations. I'm not sure what has been going on with deer movement, but they seem to have abandoned all patterns when season opened. I saw three does feeding in a grassy area along a busy highway yesterday at 11:00 AM, so I went to my stand earlier than usual. The doe I shot was ...