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by nchunterkw
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: knife sharpener
Replies: 28
Views: 3467

Re: knife sharpener

I bought one of these

https://www.worksharptools.com/shop/sharpeners/manual/pocket-knife-sharpener/

Super simple and keeps a sharp knife sharp. I even use it to touch up broadheads after they go through a deer
by nchunterkw
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: One Stick Saddle Hunting
Replies: 27
Views: 3531

Re: One Stick Saddle Hunting

I just think a crossbow would be tough out of one. That rope that goes from your belly to the tree seems to be in the way. And you don't/can't turn as much with a crossbow as you do with a vert bow when you shoot. Look at the pics you see on Google. Lots of shots behind you....kinda how it's setup. ...
by nchunterkw
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: One Stick Saddle Hunting
Replies: 27
Views: 3531

Re: One Stick Saddle Hunting

My "mentee" uses a tree saddle. It is a pretty nice option...for a vert bow hunter, I think. It would be harder for a crossbow hunter with the horizontal limbs. That being said...he is 30 and I am 54 and it's not for me. He carries climbing stick, and strap on footrests, his harness, etc. It's a you...
by nchunterkw
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What weight Broadhead for better penetration?
Replies: 15
Views: 1794

Re: What weight Broadhead for better penetration?

My last 2 deer taken I used a 20" Black Eagle Executioner arrow, 110gr insert, 100gr 3 blade rocket hammerhead BH, 421grs total and both arrows sailed thru the deer and only God know's where they ended up. Just couldn't find them. Lots of good setups out there (like yours). I have been shooting som...
by nchunterkw
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What weight Broadhead for better penetration?
Replies: 15
Views: 1794

Re: What weight Broadhead for better penetration?

JCB...you are right to stay with what you like and have confidence in. So hang with the Killzone. You know if you want to switch one day that one question on here will give you LOTS of opinions. HAHA One other thing that effects penetration is stiffness of the arrow shaft. I see you said you are sho...
by nchunterkw
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What weight Broadhead for better penetration?
Replies: 15
Views: 1794

Re: What weight Broadhead for better penetration?

Heavy arrows with high FOC (like 25%) have been shown to have better penetration that lighter arrows. There are a lot of factors as to why, research Dr Ed Ashby for some good explanations. As to the OPs question.....using a large mechanical requires more energy to both open the blades and then force...
by nchunterkw
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My buck luck continues
Replies: 27
Views: 2502

Re: My buck luck continues

Nice!!

So do you think he is a result of Gary Alt's changes?

When I was a kid up there in the early to mid 80's bucks like that were few and far between, and they were killing 90% of all bucks with the 2 week buck only gun hunt. We hunted a lot of game lands in Somerset and Bedford counties.
by nchunterkw
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FOC Question
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: FOC Question

Conceptually I find it easiest to think of it like this. FOC is a measure of how far forward of the center point of the shaft that arrow balances. It is expressed as a percentage of total arrow length. For example: Total arrow length = 20" Center point = 10" Arrow balances on a point 4" forward of t...
by nchunterkw
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Finally shot a buck
Replies: 20
Views: 2293

Re: Finally shot a buck

Nice one Joe!!
by nchunterkw
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fixed blade broadheads
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

Re: Fixed blade broadheads

125 ramcats from my m380 fly like dats and cut huge holes....using a Zombie Slayer arrow with 110 gr. Brass insert in front That's my setup too. 16" ZS, 110gr brass, 125 Ramcat. Hit exactly with field points and leave an amazing hole. Been hunting with both those and 150gr SLick Tricks and the bloo...
by nchunterkw
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Member
Replies: 22
Views: 2032

Re: New Member

Hi Brad! Welcome to the Forum. You will find great people and a great deal of knowledge on here. Don't be afraid to ask anything!

Keith
by nchunterkw
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: On Why We Always Should Shoot In A Safe Direction...
Replies: 10
Views: 1398

Re: On Why We Always Should Shoot In A Safe Direction...

You are right of course! It is easy enough to focus on the job at hand and not consider where the arrow is going after it exits the deer. None the less, it’s a cool story! Are you starting to donate your deer yet? I donate at least something from every deer I shoot. I usually only keep backstraps a...
by nchunterkw
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: On Why We Always Should Shoot In A Safe Direction...
Replies: 10
Views: 1398

On Why We Always Should Shoot In A Safe Direction...

So I was out on Saturday and was looking for a slightly different place to sit as it seems the deer had moved a bit due to my pressure over the past few weeks. I go to my usual spot, and then push south a little bit more and quickly bump 4 deer near the pine thicket. Dang it! So I quickly move out t...
by nchunterkw
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Thorn broadhead
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Thorn broadhead

The Crown looks interesting to me
by nchunterkw
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Newbie Sighting in micro 360 beyond 50 yards
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Newbie Sighting in micro 360 beyond 50 yards

The scope is calibrated to a specific arrow trajectory. Different arrow setups have different trajectories. Sounds like yours doesn’t match the scope exactly. I thinks it’s rare that the arrow yiu shoot and the scope match perfectly. I have a Hawke scope on my bows and my exact yardages are somethin...