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by nchunterkw
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excel string with 0.035" Angel Majesty Test
Replies: 111
Views: 8838

Re: Excel string with 0.035" Angel Majesty Test

The rain quit and I got 75 more shots in today. Brace height started at 1" (to mid string) so I went with it. I will adjust before the next round. My original Excel string did not stretch anything like this one, nor did the new one I got. Boo, your pre-stretch must have helped quite a bit. Here's th...
by nchunterkw
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excel string with 0.035" Angel Majesty Test
Replies: 111
Views: 8838

Re: Excel string with 0.035" Angel Majesty Test

Got my string Thursday, put it on the bow and let it settle for 24 hours. Shot 75 times today. Waxed the string after every 25 shots. Pics Below Zero Shots http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r482/kwillwfnc/Zero_str.jpg 25 Shots http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r482/kwillwfnc/25_Str.jpg 50 Shots ...
by nchunterkw
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What is your opinion
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: What is your opinion

A Thermacell is the only thing I found that really works....and is a necessity here in NC. Last year on the opening day of archery season it was in the 90's.
by nchunterkw
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Here we go again!
Replies: 95
Views: 7135

Re: Here we go again!

What is the arrow setup you are shooting out of this?
by nchunterkw
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Testing Feathers and Vanes
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Testing Feathers and Vanes

I have been re-fletching arrows with all kinds of stuff and tonight started to categorically shoot and catalog results. Here goes, and I'm not really advocating any one thing over another, just reporting what I see. When checking POI for repeatability, I aim with the crosshair of the Vari-zone and n...
by nchunterkw
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 4" vanes vs Blazers
Replies: 27
Views: 5271

Re: 4" vanes vs Blazers

Keith, Please post your results when you can. As to the feathers, could you waterproof them the same way fly fishers do with their dry flies. A spritz of silicone spray? Thanks. Happy fletching, Hank Hank, No problem. When I get a few minutes I'll try to summarize my "findings". Right now I have so...
by nchunterkw
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lube
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: Lube

Danny Miller will tell you not to put anything on the rail or center serving.
by nchunterkw
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 4" vanes vs Blazers
Replies: 27
Views: 5271

Re: 4" vanes vs Blazers

I've been messing with alot of fletchings lately. I've shot arrows with.... 4.5" vanes - perfom ok - about the same as 4" vanes 4" vanes - perform ok - not the best 3" quick spin/ quick fletch "crossbow" vanes - definately very accurate, but expensive 4" shield cut feathers - perform better than 4" ...
by nchunterkw
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Not real happy, just picked up the Equinox
Replies: 68
Views: 5046

Re: Not real happy, just picked up the Equinox

Check the tiller of the bow....it is how square the string crosses the rail. Either measure back from the limb where it comes out of the riser, or use a carpenters square. If the string is not square, it means the limbs are of different weights slightly. Another thing you might try is to unstring it...
by nchunterkw
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: weather extremes
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: weather extremes

Wabi,
I lived near Columbus for 17 years - I totally get what your talking about!! Heck, sometimes you couls get all that weather in 1 day there!
by nchunterkw
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excal's very loud ?????
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: Excal's very loud ?????

sumner...I hear ya .... I was only trying to point out that a deer that reacts to the sound can move alot more than one might think. And yeah, 9" is alot,..... in fact I'm not even sure they need to squat down that far to get ready to run,.... but 4" or 6" is well within the realm of possibility. An...
by nchunterkw
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excal's very loud ?????
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: Excal's very loud ?????

Like sumner says, a deer doesn't "jump" the string. They actually duck the arrow because they have to load up the muscles in their legs to spring away, and they do this by dropping down a bit. The best case (for the deer) would be if he can drop at a rate equal to the acceleration of gravity then......
by nchunterkw
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excal's very loud ?????
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: Excal's very loud ?????

Had 2 Horton Legends and I think my Vortex as I got it was louder. But Ijust adding a FFF string has quieted it alot and I'd put it on par with the Horton. I'm planning to video some shots of bolts with vanes and feathers (from the deer's perspective) to see if there is a difference in noise. I'll t...
by nchunterkw
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What Do Your Licenses Cost?
Replies: 30
Views: 3148

Re: What Do Your Licenses Cost?

In NC the Sportsman license costs $40, and runs on an annual basis from the day you buy it and includes the Big Game Permit which gets you 6 deer (4 can be antlered) 1 bear and 2 turkeys. It used to include 2 hogs but now they are free. Also gets you all inland fishing. From memory - I think if you ...
by nchunterkw
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Shooting the Exomax without the.....
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Shooting the Exomax without the.....

looks like the new bows are coming with no D-bars and only the S5