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by nchunterkw
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Buffalo Setup - Easton FMJ bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: Buffalo Setup - Easton FMJ bolts

John ... from what I can tell the Easton FMJ was developed for big game (elk, moose, etc) and is a carbon shaft with an Al shaft around it. Your suggested setup is what I think I am looking for......about 500 grains, 15 - 20% FOC and 300ish fps. I guess I will have to contact Easton or someone to se...
by nchunterkw
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Buffalo Setup - Easton FMJ bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Buffalo Setup - Easton FMJ bolts

Just heard from a pro-staffer working with the outfitter I am hunting bison with in Dec. He suggests Easton Full Metal Jacket Bolts. He is not a crossbow hunter but does everything archery and has had great success with these shafts on a buffalo - complete pass through. Any one have any experience w...
by nchunterkw
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Couple Techie Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2867

Re: A Couple Techie Questions

I think after all my shooting today I am not too worried. I agree that it is something happening when all the energy gets released into the arrow. I know it is flexing (as we have all seen in some high speed footage somewhere) and I think it is just rubbing a bit on the rail. Accuracy does not seem ...
by nchunterkw
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Couple Techie Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2867

Re: A Couple Techie Questions

Strum, I just bought the crossbow this fall so everything is factory. It is the Excel factory string. I don't think the Q-fletch caused anything, except for me to notice what is going on. I think I cut through the top coating and exposed the glue underneath and that left the rust colored stripe down...
by nchunterkw
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Couple Techie Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2867

Re: A Couple Techie Questions

Update after a long day of shooting. Checked out the rail for obvious nicks - nothing Checked the spring and it looked ok as well marked the string R and L of the rail Cocked the bow "righty" and "lefty" saw maybe a slight difference in where the marks ended up but it was hard to tell. Picked 2 arro...
by nchunterkw
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Couple Techie Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2867

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: 2867

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: 2867

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: 2321

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: 2321

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: 2112

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: 1620

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: 1463

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: 1463

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: 1463

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...