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by galamb
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Length of Pull?
Replies: 6
Views: 3955

Re: Length of Pull?

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by galamb
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Nock problems
Replies: 22
Views: 5254

Re: Nock problems

I had similar issues with Bone Collectors and PileDrivers when using them with (their) factory flat nocks. The best I could figure was that the nock itself was "too slippery" and the string was sliding under the nock once fired causing the partial dry fire. I did take a bit of sandpaper and rough up...
by galamb
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: London Cop Shot With a Crossbow
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: London Cop Shot With a Crossbow

Reading the whole story it sounds like "they" were prohibited from owning any firearms due to previous charges of unsafe storage (got caught with loaded guns laying around) and trying to smuggle high capacity mags across the border. Where a person is convicted, or discharged under section 730 (which...
by galamb
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FYI for those who own Barnett's too
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: FYI for those who own Barnett's too

Carbon Express has a similar recall going on. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0867/4974/files/Carbon_Express_Press_Release_17-058.pdf?9875544945261019274 The issue with the CE's is that they are "firing" when you engage the safety. This is some of the issues you can expect to see when you make a p...
by galamb
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Thinking about the New Grizzly
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

Re: Thinking about the New Grizzly

I don't see a crossbow "fit" as important as a rifle or shotgun. I'm 6'1", go 200 pounds. I have a length of pull of somewhat over 15" (15 1/8" on my custom rifle stocks) and draw 31" on my vertical bows. Having said all that I shoot a Vix II and do not find it "too small" at all. When I pull the tr...
by galamb
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The Phoenix has landed
Replies: 10
Views: 2218

Re: The Phoenix has landed

Spend the few bucks and get yourself an Excalibur stringing aid - it has hard plastic (?) loops that go over the limbs connected by a string. Sounds like you have an old style string aid. I had a couple of them with my old Hortons. The end loops were larger. You slipped them over the existing string...
by galamb
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Width??? Has it been a problem?
Replies: 25
Views: 7735

Re: Width??? Has it been a problem?

Since I sell "hunting stuff" I do handle a bunch of brands/models (and get to mess around with them everyday if I want - I love my job) :) Anyhow, I shoot a Vix II and my hunting buddy has an Axiom. We stand hunt but walk in through dense bush - and he tends to wander around. We both have noted and ...
by galamb
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Feeder Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5363

Re: Deer Feeder Question

I have been feeding deer diligently for the past six seasons at the same hunting spot. The first couple of years we did use timed feeders trying to get the deer to come around at dusk/dawn. We had a couple of the Moultrie feeders that hold about 5 gallons of feed and fed dusk and dawn. Piddled aroun...
by galamb
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rage vs. Boltcutters
Replies: 35
Views: 9186

Re: Rage vs. Boltcutters

You are comparing a mechanical to a fixed head - pro's/con's for each. And I'm with Paul re the Rage heads. I'm a broadhead junkie and test 8 to 10 new ones a year (I sell the stuff so have no shortage of reps tossing me "samples") and in all my "not-so-scientific real world testing" I have yet to f...
by galamb
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ladder stands
Replies: 30
Views: 6144

Re: Ladder stands

Before I moved on to permanent stands (self constructed) I had a pair of Big Game (brand) Stealth stands. They were about 15' to the foot rest and had the fixed shooting rail (nice feature - the shoot rail that is). If I had to do it again I would go with one of the various "2 person" stands. I coul...
by galamb
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Slug Gun Question-UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 9310

Re: Slug Gun Question

I will post a slightly different answer, and disclose that I sell guns/ammo/hunting supplies - but won't plug any one brand/store etc. There are two very different types of "slugs". There are "Foster" style slugs, usually called "rifled slugs" which are meant to be shot from a "smooth" barrel. Then ...
by galamb
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: excaliber flemish string wear
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: excaliber flemish string wear

You may want to polish the little (hooks) on the trigger mechanism that hold the string when cocked. You are only shooting a Phoenix (175lb draw) and doesn't sound like you are shooting "a lot". I shoot a Vixen II (150 lb draw) and I just replaced my 5 year old "factory" Flemish string last year. It...
by galamb
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bow Noise/Decibel meter
Replies: 16
Views: 4856

Re: Bow Noise/Decibel meter

Gun suppressors always tout their noise suppression as part of the marketing specs. You are talking about two very different reasons for sound suppression. With the gun they are marketing a product to save your hearing. There is no illusion that the gun will still be "loud", just quiet enough that ...
by galamb
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crossbow Market
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Crossbow Market

I sell crossbows at work (along with rifles, ammo etc) and the market has more highs and lows than roller coaster ride. There are two basic groups of hunters (our market) that buy crossbows. There are the "minority" of us who are dedicated to our crossbows - we shoot them often, buy "decent gear" an...
by galamb
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Favorite time of day to hunt?
Replies: 35
Views: 6422

Re: Favorite time of day to hunt?

I do keep very detailed journals, have for over 20 years now - time/temp/wind/other notes - what I saw etc. Better than 75% of my deer have been taken in the morning before 9 am (with first legal light being about 6:30'ish, at least through the early bow and rifle season in my area) - and most of th...