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by grouse
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Are we nuts?
Replies: 51
Views: 7104

Re: Are we nuts?

I agree that with increased speed you also get increased "ethical" killing range, and that is fine, you can't and (shouldn't) stop progress. Before long we'll have 500 fps bows and 100 yard shots will become common. The biggest regret I have about this is that bow hunting will lose some of its charm...
by grouse
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Are we nuts?
Replies: 51
Views: 7104

Re: Are we nuts?

Native Americans, Indigenous people, Indians - whatever you prefer to call them (and I totally admire and respect them) used stick bows with draw weights of around 30 -35 pounds on average. They used the straightest limbs they could find for shafts and fastened a variety of feathers for vanes and ad...
by grouse
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2018 elk tag
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: 2018 elk tag

Does "archery" include crossbows in Arizona?
by grouse
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix factory string
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Matrix factory string

I hunt with a Vixenmaster string, but keep my factory string handy in case I need a quick replacement. The factory string shoots fine and doesn't require any adjustment, so I could just put it on and go hunting if I needed to. For me, it has a purpose.
by grouse
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lock and load
Replies: 20
Views: 2218

Re: Lock and load

Deer, Moose and turkey. I dont think you need 12 guys standing around planning a drive holding 35 Whelens chambered do you? Once you disperse to your watch of course your loaded. And turkey, if you have three guys crawling on the ground through the grass, doesn't it make you feel a bit better knowi...
by grouse
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lock and load
Replies: 20
Views: 2218

Re: Lock and load

So when you're in a field, pheasant or quail hunting, only one guy has a shell in the chamber? There are other common sense ways to be safe, staying in line, wearing blaze orange, etc. Sober people who are experienced in gun safety can hunt without shooting anybody by controlling their muzzle and k...
by grouse
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lock and load
Replies: 20
Views: 2218

Re: Lock and load

So when you're in a field, pheasant or quail hunting, only one guy has a shell in the chamber? There are other common sense ways to be safe, staying in line, wearing blaze orange, etc. Sober people who are experienced in gun safety can hunt without shooting anybody by controlling their muzzle and ke...
by grouse
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Matrix 380 in route, question!
Replies: 20
Views: 3366

Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

i think that procedure is more to stretch a new string than to break in limbs. I doubt that it would have any effect on the limbs.
by grouse
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lock and load
Replies: 20
Views: 2218

Lock and load

I read a hunting article the other day where a hunter spotted a buck he wanted to shoot and worked the bolt on his rifle and the round wouldn't go into the chamber. He had loaded the magazine with 7mm mag ammo and the rifle was a .270 (7mm ammo must fit into a .270 magazine). This got me to thinking...
by grouse
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2 words of the day, thought this would be funny
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: 2 words of the day, thought this would be funny

I knew before I read your post that you would be wrong.
by grouse
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Another look at 100 yard shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Another look at 100 yard shooting

As far as practicing on coyotes or bobcats goes - why is that OK? There may be too many of them, but they just do what they are programmed to so, they're not evil. We should no more want to inflict suffering on them than on deer. We should do all we can to guarantee a clean kill every time we pull ...
by grouse
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Another look at 100 yard shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Another look at 100 yard shooting

As far as practicing on coyotes or bobcats goes - why is that OK? There may be too many of them, but they just do what they are programmed to so, they're not evil. We should no more want to inflict suffering on them than on deer. We should do all we can to guarantee a clean kill every time we pull ...
by grouse
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Another look at 100 yard shooting
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Another look at 100 yard shooting

As far as practicing on coyotes or bobcats goes - why is that OK? There may be too many of them, but they just do what they are programmed to so, they're not evil. We should no more want to inflict suffering on them than on deer. We should do all we can to guarantee a clean kill every time we pull t...
by grouse
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Finally Out Priced.
Replies: 23
Views: 3024

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Just do some research and look for that point where price and value come together. It's easy to do with Excaliburs like it has been stated elsewhere in this thread. Any Excal you can afford will kill deer efficiently. I bought my Axiom when Sports Authority ran a 25% off on anything they offered onl...
by grouse
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Handcocking device
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: New Handcocking device

I realize that some people are older /injured etc. , lm not talking about them at all but..............lf the other majority would stop trying to be macho man and shoot a bow that they cant honestly pull back we would not have a such a problem !! Ohh l can see the feedback on this one.....bring it ...