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by nchunterkw
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Booked in at the Hospital
Replies: 27
Views: 1277

Re: Booked in at the Hospital

Praying as well. Hang in there.
by nchunterkw
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FPS to MPH
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

Re: FPS to MPH

I hear ya. God sefinately made deer smart, fast ............and delicious 8)
by nchunterkw
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: taking the hunter education course
Replies: 17
Views: 1177

Re: taking the hunter education course

Wabi,
That's a great idea. Some states out west require a card to get a license. I know Colorado did the last time i went after elk.
by nchunterkw
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FPS to MPH
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

Re: FPS to MPH

Sticking with our scenario, if a deer has 0.14 seconds to react after it hears the noise, and it drops straight down (which is what they do to spring load their muscles), it would be dropping at the rate of the acceleration of gravity (best case) which is 32.15 f/s/s. The equation to use is 1/2 at^2...
by nchunterkw
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FPS to MPH
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

Re: FPS to MPH

Not that I think you shoot at a moving deer...but this is interesting. If your arrow is going 300fps and the deer is 20 yards away, it takes your arrow 0.2 seconds to reach the deer. (actually a bit longer since the arrow is slowing down the whole time). If a deer is walking at 3 MPH he will move 10...
by nchunterkw
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How hard is it to......
Replies: 18
Views: 1785

Re: How hard is it to......

The only "disadvantage" I can think of is that the 225 lb-ers would be a little harder on the string servings than the lower poundage bows. Probably a good idea to get a backup string or 2.
by nchunterkw
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Flemish string problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1388

Re: Flemish string problem

I just put one on my Vortex last night and shot it today. Process was: added about 5 twists and install string - it was near the top mark within 10-15 minutes it streched 2-3 string widths (maybe more) added 5 more twists to get it near the top mark left it uncocked all night and all day added 3 twi...
by nchunterkw
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur for elk
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Re: Excalibur for elk

Shooting uphill or downhill any weapon will shoot high. Without getting too nerdy.....sharp uphill or downhill angles result in the distance to the target being longer than the distance gravity will act on the projectile, so the POI is for the shorter distance. This link explains the physics pretty ...
by nchunterkw
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Need Opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Need Opinions

Like most "over the top" opening mechanicals, those are a bit long, so try to find a long 125 grain FP. It helps match FOC so FPs and BHs hit the same hole.
by nchunterkw
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Delta + McKenzie Targets
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: Delta + McKenzie Targets

Well the Delta is a bag target which I understand is pretty heavy and I have no idea what its stuffed with http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/heavyBullet/speedbag.jpg and the McKenzie is a layered foam target http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p155/heavyBullet/ShotBlocker.jpg No one in Quebec ...
by nchunterkw
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Date for Injection
Replies: 17
Views: 1741

Re: Date for Injection

Praying for you and your friend. It's not the least I can do...it's the most. Prayers too that the doc is as accurate as an Excal with that tiny arrow. :)
God Bless

Keith
by nchunterkw
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur for elk
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Re: Excalibur for elk

Welcome to the forum. I'd go with something in the 450 - 500 gr total weight range and a good fixed blade head. Also keep your FOC in the 17% - 20% range as that should help with penetration. My setup for bison is Easton FMJ bolts, brass insert, 100 gr head. 17% FOC. I recently just got a Montec CS ...
by nchunterkw
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broadheads?
Replies: 18
Views: 2042

Re: Broadheads?

I know you are right about the BH designs....seems everyone has a new "crossbow" version of something. And I've seen other guys on other forums agreeing with you on the low flex of a bolt. They are certainly stiffer than a verticle bow arrow, but my experience still tells me they flex. Otherwise alm...
by nchunterkw
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broadheads?
Replies: 18
Views: 2042

Re: Broadheads?

[quote="sumner4991 Having straight shafts are a must. I also make sure the broadhead/arrow combination passes a spin test. This includes making sure the tip of the broadhead isn't cut off center. Simply spin the arrow and make sure there is no wobble. If that's what you mean when you mention tuning ...
by nchunterkw
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broadheads?
Replies: 18
Views: 2042

Re: Broadheads?

Trial and error is always the fun way. I can get just about any broadhead to fly "just like field points". Most of today's broadheads are built to tolerances that allow for good flight, mainly because of the high speeds of todays bows. Most of the mechanicals work just like they are suppose to work...