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by nchunterkw
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excel string with 0.035" Angel Majesty Test
Replies: 111
Views: 11307

Re: Excel string with 0.035" Angel Majesty Test

The rain held off enough for me to get another round in. I failed to mention it earlier.....2011 Vortex (200 lbs). Arrows vary from 395 grains to 535 grains. Added 10 turns to the string to bring the brace height back up to within 2 widths of the top mark. It held steady through shots 76 - 150, and ...
by nchunterkw
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting Shooting Position
Replies: 18
Views: 2263

Hunting Shooting Position

What is your typical shooting position when hunting? How much do you practice from this position? I hunt from the ground and shoot from a sitting position with elbows on knees or I use a mono-pod. Leading up to deer season this is how I practice. But to evaluate different arrows etc. I shoot from a ...
by nchunterkw
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Acceptable Accuracy ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3310

Re: Acceptable Accuracy ?

For me, I just kind of enjoy chasing accuracy by varying all of the factors involved. Different sized vanes, different sized feathers, FOC, placement of the vanes on the arrows, brace height, what part of the reticle I use to aim with, etc. Doing all of this shooting I have been doing lately has let...
by nchunterkw
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excel string with 0.035" Angel Majesty Test
Replies: 111
Views: 11307

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: 11307

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: 2003

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: 9635

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: 886

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: 6243

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: 1167

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: 6243

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: 6788

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: 565

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: 3612

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: 3612

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......