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by nchunterkw
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: S5 with or without D-Bars
Replies: 2
Views: 480

S5 with or without D-Bars

Just bought an S5 system for my Vortex. Should I leave the D-Bars on? WHat are some opinions, Pros, Cons?
by nchunterkw
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Good-Reasonable Spring Bear Hunt
Replies: 0
Views: 1390

Good-Reasonable Spring Bear Hunt

I think I am looking to hunt bears this spring. Anybody have any ideas on a good, reasonably priced hunt? Never hunted bears so this would be a first.
Thanks
by nchunterkw
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New member first xbow
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: New member first xbow

Crackedlimb, The minimum arrow weight for an Excalibur crossbow is 350 grains. Below this you can damage the bow. That being said, you should be around 367 grains with Firebolts and a 100 grain BH. If you look to the left of the Excal page (Forum Page) and click on "Arrow Performance" then on "Arrow...
by nchunterkw
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Muzzy crosskill
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: Muzzy crosskill

A buddy of mine called me when he saw a guy shoot a Bison in Alaska with an Excalibur and a Muzzy Crosskill....I think it was the 150gr. He said it looked like a pass thru. That sounds encouraging but I have no personal experience with them. Some MX-3's I bought last year did not have as sharp an ed...
by nchunterkw
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Adjusting for downhill shot
Replies: 15
Views: 3632

Re: Adjusting for downhill shot

I'm just doing the math. 20' up and a deer 30 yards from the tree is only an angle of 12.5degrees. That means line of sight and horizontal distance is only different by 0.8yards. So hold dead on. The worst case will be at an angle of 45 degrees - which you could see when the drre is closer to the st...
by nchunterkw
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Applying new vanes
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: Applying new vanes

I use a razor knife to remove the vane and glue. Very fine steel wool to remove last of the glue Alcohol to clean the shaft and base of the vane Then 2 small drops of blue top gorilla glue - spead out evenly on vane Put arrow in EZ-Bolt Release botom spring Add top cap to hold it all in place Wait a...
by nchunterkw
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New to Excalibur + Need Broadhead Help
Replies: 18
Views: 3216

Re: New to Excalibur + Need Broadhead Help

Welcome Daye...for what it's worth I experimented with all kind of feathers and vanes last year and have settled on (like so many others) the 2" fletchings. I like Gateway's Rayzr feathers, but the 2" Fusions or Blazers work just as good. All of those fletched with an Arizona EZ fletch bolt fletchin...
by nchunterkw
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Carbon Express Maxima Hunter
Replies: 14
Views: 2288

Re: Carbon Express Maxima Hunter

My arrows had moons installed with extra flats in a bag. The moons fit perfectly - and had the exact same outside diamtere as the arrow shafts. When I changed out one to a flat, the press fit was very good (I actually seated them with a hammer) but the outside diameter of the nock as probably 2mm la...
by nchunterkw
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Cover Scents??
Replies: 16
Views: 1771

Re: Cover Scents??

[quote="Ont_Excal"]I do not use cover scents at all. I think you cannot fool the animals nose. I do use some scents to get a deer to stop in my shooting lane or position it for a good vitals shot. During the rut I don't use anything at all just try to be as clean as possible.[/ quote] X2 I try to sm...
by nchunterkw
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ground Blinds
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

Re: Ground Blinds

I hunt from the ground almost exclusively and wear "Leafy Wear" camo and just make a small natural blind out of limbs and logs/sticks lying around. Works great and lets me set up as many as I want/need to cover an area
by nchunterkw
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BH preferences
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: BH preferences

My thought is that cut on contact BHs are better for something with a thick hide like a bison or elk, and the chisel points (trocar tips) are great for thin skinned animals like deer because they absolutely bust bone. This year I am shooting Swhackers and Muzzy MX-3s at deer and the Montec CS at a b...
by nchunterkw
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: sound & bolt/arrow?
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: sound & bolt/arrow?

Shooting at a calm deer is key too. My farthest shot was at 33 yards...and it was my first crossbow deer. It was reaching up to feed on some leaves and I was shooting horton bow that probably only threw that arrow at 265fps or so. It never moved until the arrow hit home. but since then I agree with ...
by nchunterkw
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Carbon Express Maxima Hunter
Replies: 14
Views: 2288

Re: Carbon Express Maxima Hunter

Thanks enormous...that's what I thought. Not sure what happened. I called them Friday and they are supposed to send me new flat nocks.....after the customer service rep told me twice that the nockes were supposed to be tight...that they were press fit. I think I finally got him to understand that th...
by nchunterkw
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Adjusting for downhill shot
Replies: 15
Views: 3632

Re: Adjusting for downhill shot

Cossack is right. Gravity only affects the arrow during the horizontal distance. So for SHARP uphill or doenhill you need to aim lower, because the horizontal distance to the target is shorter. This still holds true for slight angles, but the difference between the hypotanuse and adjacent sides of t...
by nchunterkw
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Opening Day Doe!
Replies: 41
Views: 3961

Re: Opening Day Doe!

Great job! That's what I call a "fork tender" deer.