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by nchunterkw
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Couple Techie Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2085

Re: A Couple Techie Questions

I have a bunch of Horton bolts I am trying to use up. Tey have moon nocks and a cock vane. Maybe I should just dump them. I am going to be shooting today so I will look at the spring, and check out the rail. I have some arrows I've not shot so I should be able to use those to check for wear.
by nchunterkw
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Couple Techie Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2085

Re: A Couple Techie Questions

Gerald, I saw a post somehwere on here about "tiller" and figured this is what is was. And my thinking is a little more FOC will help it a bit since it's showing up on the back part of the arrow?? FOC on the arrows I am shooting now is probably only 8-12% Masboy, Using the cocking aid every time. Is...
by nchunterkw
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Couple Techie Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2085

A Couple Techie Questions

1) Marks on my arrows - I fletched some Horton Carbon arrows with the 3" Quickspin Quickfletches the other day. They shoot great - durability is a bit questionable though, but when I was done I noticed a rust colored film on the left side of the rail on my Vortex. Figured out is was from the wraps o...
by nchunterkw
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: new digital scale question
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: new digital scale question

I think these cheapo scales are great for what we are generally doing....but I doubt they are very accurate for an "absolute" weight. But that is generally not of primary concern. What they will show you is how much arrows, points, etc vary between each other (great indicator of good and not so good...
by nchunterkw
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: new digital scale question
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: new digital scale question

Larry, Unfortunately it looks like something is off with the scale. There are 15.43236 grains in 1 gram. There are 28.3495 grams in 1 ounce. Firebolt with 150 grain head should be around 415 grains = 26.90grams = 0.95oz. You said 3.48oz, which would be 98.66 grams, which is 1522 grains. So it looks ...
by nchunterkw
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: AZ EZ fletch, Which One?
Replies: 13
Views: 1530

Re: AZ EZ fletch, Which One?

I have the aluminum 4 degree offset one and have fletched 4" Quickspin vanes with it and have not seen a huge difference. Maybe because I was always re-fletching flyers in an attempt to bring them in. Interestingly though, I just bought some Quickspin Quickfletch 3" crossbow" vanes yesterday and gav...
by nchunterkw
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broadhead question (new bow)
Replies: 13
Views: 1048

Re: Broadhead question (new bow)

I've found that FPs that are the same length as the BH make a difference as well...meaning if I can shoot FPs that are close to the same length as the BHs then the BHs will tend to hit the same spot. Thunderheads are pretty long. I shot them for years but when they added grooves to them they flew di...
by nchunterkw
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Setup for Bison Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Setup for Bison Hunt

awshucks....that makes me feel better. Those ribs are my main concern. Nice to hear you busted one. The carbon Firebolts with a 150 gr head only puts me around 415gr. total wt. I was thinking of trying some Carbon Express Magnum Hunter bolts, but I gotta check out the weight.
by nchunterkw
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Setup for Bison Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Setup for Bison Hunt

Thanks Scott! I can't believe tell you how much more I like te Vortex than the Hortons. I'm a total convert. Had a new string put on one of my Horton's this year and on about the 15th pull back it blew up in my hands. I was very lucky I didn't get hurt and no flying pieces hit anyone else. That was ...
by nchunterkw
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Setup for Bison Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Setup for Bison Hunt

I scheduled a Bison hunt in NE for Dec 2012 and am looking for some advice/opinions on a good setup for that awesome animal. The outfitters does archery hunts for Bison all the time but has never had any taken with a crossbow, so hopefully I wil be the first. He told me he would probably limit the s...