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by nchunterkw
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broadheads?
Replies: 18
Views: 2042

Re: Broadheads?

I have not personally shot the Excal BHs, but have heard nothing but good things. My opinion is that a fixed blade that hits where you are aiming means you have a very well tuned arrow, and as such will maximize energy at impact (penetration). You will get good accuracy out of mechanicals, but your ...
by nchunterkw
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 125g vs 150g Broadheads
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: 125g vs 150g Broadheads

The Firebolt with a 125gr head weighs about 390 gr. The Phoenix advertises 305fps for a 350 gr arrow Subtract 1 fps for every 5 grains of weight , means you should be shooting a 390 gr arrow about 297fps. That equals about 76 ft-lbs of energy at 0 yds. This setup should be around 279 fps at 30 yards...
by nchunterkw
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Newbie

Welcome to the forum...I'd echo gerald's comments. I've heard of no complaints about teh SMF rail. Personally, I like the Al, though.
by nchunterkw
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fletching ?
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Fletching ?

Here is a good link with alot of info on feathers. I'm thinking of trying the Rayzrs - mostly because I think they look cool.

http://www.gatewayfeathers.com/feathers.html
by nchunterkw
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hard side case for Excals????
Replies: 31
Views: 3220

Re: Hard side case for Excals????

My wife bought me the Manta case for my birthday. It's great and you can it from Sportsmansguide for under $100.
by nchunterkw
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FLETCHING DISTANCE
Replies: 13
Views: 1281

Re: FLETCHING DISTANCE

The physics of the matter dictate that the farther away the vanes are from the center of gravity of the arrow (balance point) the easier it will be for the fletchings to stabilize the arrow. If you shoot mechanicals you will likely never notice anything. But you will see a difference with larger fix...
by nchunterkw
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: arizona e z helical
Replies: 10
Views: 667

Re: arizona e z helical

I was just messing around today with junk I had in the "archery box". Took some 4" quick spin vanes and cut them down to match some QS 3" crossbow Quick fletch vanes I had. Then I mounted them on a 20" bolt, (AZ EZ fletch with RH 4 deg offset) but I moved them back as far as I could and not hit the ...
by nchunterkw
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Why FOC is only part of the story
Replies: 29
Views: 2397

Re: Why FOC is only part of the story

FOC also plays a part in penetration. When an arrow hits it's target, it flexes at teh balance point. Higher FOC moves ther balance point forward meaning a shorter distance between tip and balance point, meaning less flex, meaning less wasted energy. Also, a heavier arrow, although it starts slower,...
by nchunterkw
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Phoenix for Moose
Replies: 26
Views: 2748

Re: Phoenix for Moose

I would guess the Phoenix with a Boo string will do just fine on a moose. I have a Vortex and been working on a setup for bison and came up with a 535 grain arrow using Easton FMJ bolts, a brass insert and a 100 grain fixed BH. With a flemish string I expect 295fps with that and to keep 96% of that ...
by nchunterkw
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Firebolts made for 150gr. broadheads?????
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: Firebolts made for 150gr. broadheads?????

A 150 gr head with a Firebolt just gives you a higher FOC than a 100 gr head will. You can shoot Firebolts with 100 gr heads from your Excal as they exceed the 350 grain minumum. Never shhot an arrow that weighs less than 350 grains from an Excal.
by nchunterkw
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FOC Measurement
Replies: 6
Views: 637

FOC Measurement

How do you measure FOC, and what % are you looking for?
This link describes 2 methods.

http://archeryreport.com/calculators.html

I am using method 1. Seems to me the arrow will flex at impact and not the BH.
Haven't compared the two. Probably should have.
by nchunterkw
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What bolt setup is everyone using?
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: What bolt setup is everyone using?

I'm going bison hunting in Dec and am (currently) settled on Easton Full Metal Jacket Bolts, brass inserts, flat plastic nocks (come with the arrow), and 100 grain heads. That arrow weighs in at 535 grains and has an FOC around 17% when measured from the end of the arrow, not the end of the tip. My ...
by nchunterkw
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Acquiring Hunting Knowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Acquiring Hunting Knowledge

One thing I didn't see in this thread was addressing a deer's ability to see UV light. I started using UV killer a very long time ago and that makes a huge difference. Many dyes used in clothes - even camo clothing - reflect UV light which a deer can see but you cannot. UV Killer is a product that w...
by nchunterkw
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excal Hard Case
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Excal Hard Case

My wife bought me the Plano Manta hard case for my Vortex for my birthday. It's pretty big, but I think it will do a nice job on my next trip out west. A bit of a pain to put together, but nice design. And it really is very adjustable. Will fit about anything I think.
by nchunterkw
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crossbow Hunters in North Carolina
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Crossbow Hunters in North Carolina

I have not heard of one but I also have only been down here for about 1 1/2 years. I'd be interested though.