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by grouse
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Finally broke in the Matrix 350SE right
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: Finally broke in the Matrix 350SE right

Great story, I really enjoyed reading it! I'm jealous of your success. Although I see deer nearly every time I go out this year, I can't seem to get a shot. Last week I had two bucks, both 8 - 10 pointers, within 40 yards of my stand. I have never shot that far at a deer, and they appeared to be com...
by grouse
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dental band breakdowns
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Dental band breakdowns

Those are latex dental rings. Latex is easily degraded by chemicals (like if you spray your broadheads with WD40), ozone (are you using one of those Ozonics odor killers?), and UV (sunlight). A more durable alternative would be silicone dental rings. You can buy a pack of them on Amazon for $9 in a...
by grouse
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dental band breakdowns
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Dental band breakdowns

You will never need a rubber band on a excalibur xact cut . A rubber band is really not needed on many of them at all. but it's just a precaution. Why not use them ? Many of us have multiple crossbows and dont have time to tune them with a fixed blade Let's take our bows out on a windy "nasty" day ...
by grouse
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Frost!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Frost!!!!

Looks nice! Where I hunt it was 45F. yesterday morning (7.2 C). We're still a couple of cold waves away from getting our first frost bur it's much better than the hot weather we have been having, Winter will slowly make its way down.
by grouse
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dental band breakdowns
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Dental band breakdowns

I know lots of people will disagree with me, but why add unnecessary risk to your hunt when there are lots of broadheads out there that don't require dental bands to prevent them from malfunctioning? I prefer fixed blades myself, but if I went to an expandable, it would have to be the most reliable ...
by grouse
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally

You cannot beat a story that involves a successful crossbow deer hunt with a dog as a hero! Congratulations, and extra kudos to you for your perseverance. As to your shot, you obviously made a good shot but something probably went wrong with the arrow or broadhead. Sometimes there is no accounting f...
by grouse
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: bolt length for an Axoim
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: bolt length for an Axoim

I uncocked a 20 inch arrow with a boltcutter on it into my foot with my axiom 7 years ago. I was in a hurry to watch a playoff baseball game and after I took my boots off I remembered that I hadn't uncocked my bow. The broadhead went through my sock and well into my foot behind where two toes come t...
by grouse
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just wanna say.....
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Just wanna say.....

I know several people who have had hip replacement surgery and everyone surgery was successful and made a difference. Get healed fast and get out there for some later season hunts!
by grouse
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: opening day delay
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: opening day delay

I totally agree with your reasoning. Our season has been open since 9/15 and, though I'm retired and can hunt all I want to, I've just gone out 3 mornings. Our high temps. have been mostly 85 - 90 degrees and the woods is like a jungle. I'm 70 yrs. old and this is the hottest Sept. I can remember. B...
by grouse
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Exo Bull
Replies: 31
Views: 602

Re: Exo Bull

That thing looks as big as a Clydesdale! I know that after the kill of an animal this big there is a lot of hard work that has to be done in a timely manner, but I'm sure I wouldn't mind. I think I would have to buy two or three more freezers, though.
by grouse
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Some people
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: Some people

Does this genius know how much farmland costs these days? Around my farm land costs $4,000 an acre at a minimum and goes up from there. I've never charged anyone to hunt, but I would totally understand anyone who would. And really, $100.00 to hunt a good piece of land is great bargain. That's dirt ...
by grouse
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Micro 335 problems again
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: Micro 335 problems again

A few years ago I posted about how appealing the micro was to me but I was reluctant to invest in one because of so many people posting about limb issues. I was immediately attacked by a couple of posters and essentially called stupid. I saw no reason to take a risk when there are so many models tha...
by grouse
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Some people
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: Some people

Does this genius know how much farmland costs these days? Around my farm land costs $4,000 an acre at a minimum and goes up from there. I've never charged anyone to hunt, but I would totally understand anyone who would. And really, $100.00 to hunt a good piece of land is great bargain.
by grouse
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT: Saying Goodbye...
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: OT: Saying Goodbye...

I really feel for you! What a beautiful dog he was. I have never done anything tougher than facing the fact that a canine member of our family had reached the end and had to be put down. The last time it happened to us the Veterinarian was crying and so were my wife and I. The only bad thing about d...
by grouse
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: corn or soybeans?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: corn or soybeans?

You are no doubt right about the rain causing a lot of the corn to be planted late. With corn at $4.30 a bushel (largely because lots of river bottom fields couldn't be planted at all) corn looks like it will be a money maker this year if you get a good crop. Corn or soybeans, I love being in the st...