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by wabi
Sun Oct 20, 2002 11:15 pm
Forum: Current Forum Archives
Topic: Off topic..a bit
Replies: 9
Views: 4563

Woody, There is a special area primative season in Ohio opening tomorrow. The Shawnee Forrest area in only about 20 or 25 miles from me, and since Ohio allows 3 deer if I take one in another zone, and it's in another zone, I hope to tag one there. If I don't get it with a MZ next week I'll go back w...
by wabi
Sun Oct 20, 2002 11:08 pm
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Topic: HELP WITH ACC.
Replies: 13
Views: 6555

can you tell me if the exomag has a automatic saftey- No, it's a manual safety - just make it a habit from the start to flip it ON as soon as the bow is cocked and it soon becomes an automatic action. I prefer it to an automatic safety, as I once owned a Horton that did not always engage when cocked...
by wabi
Sun Oct 20, 2002 10:38 pm
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Topic: Off topic..a bit
Replies: 9
Views: 4563

Woody, I haven't had time to thoroughly test it, but I took my deer hunting bullets (Barnes 300 gr. MZ's) out Saturday in a light rain :( and tried the 100 grain charge. Less than an inch group at 50 yards (and the Leupold scope has some parallax at that range). I sighted it about 1 1/2 inch high at...
by wabi
Sun Oct 20, 2002 8:54 pm
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Topic: Off topic..a bit
Replies: 9
Views: 4563

Carl, I usually start powder charges for inlines at 100 grains. Shoot a group or two then increase the charge to 110 (we're talking magnum versions capable of 150 grain charges) and try a group. If it's better than the 100 grain then try another 10 grains to see if it improves over the 110 grain cha...
by wabi
Sun Oct 20, 2002 10:47 am
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Topic: what scope??
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

To make the answer short, buy a Vari-Zone. It will allow you to compensate for velocity changes if you change components, and if you are like most of us changes are common. I have a Vixen, and can vary velocity 25 fps or more by switching shaft size, point weight, changing string types, adding silen...
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: 9538

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: 3115

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: 9968

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: 5462

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: 6633

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: 1845

interesting site!
by wabi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 9:16 pm
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Topic: how's the hunting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3887

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: 7442

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: 6501

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: 7442

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...