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by rattlerun
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Flight Shooting
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Flight Shooting

Maybe this has been discussed before, and if it has, I missed it. A friend and I were shooting today with an M355 and an M380, both shooting about 420 gr. arrows. We started taking about far these crossbows would shoot. Anybody done this? How long of a field would we need if we were to try it?
by rattlerun
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: finding a critter in your blind
Replies: 19
Views: 2393

Re: finding a critter in your blind

Had a red squirrel gnaw throught my box blind and set up house. Once I closed the door, he couldn't seem to find his opening to get out. Pretty exciting for about an hour. Another old blind I use once in a while, has mice in all the time, but they leave me alone. And lastly, had to put hardware wire...
by rattlerun
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Best Broadhead???
Replies: 29
Views: 3336

Re: Best Broadhead???

Have tried many, really liked Slick Trix, but now in love with QAD Exodus.
by rattlerun
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Best Illuminated Nock?
Replies: 33
Views: 4157

Re: Best Illuminated Nock?

Firenocks. A little involved to get started, but foolproof. I love mine.
by rattlerun
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Which lighted nock
Replies: 33
Views: 4574

Re: Which lighted nock

Love my firenocks!
by rattlerun
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Smallest Deer
Replies: 17
Views: 2823

Re: Smallest Deer

The smallest deer I shot was my second deer kill. Shot with my old Ben Pearson recurve back in 1971. My hunting partner called it my "Lunch Box" deer. He tied the 4 feet together and carried it out of the woods like a lunch box.
by rattlerun
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: weight for bolts for 355 Matrix
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: weight for bolts for 355 Matrix

I shoot Gold Tip Pro III's, with 112 gr. lock n load inserts, Firenocks, 2" Blazers, from Jerry at South Shore. They weigh in at 416 gr. Shoot around 320 fps. I use Exodus Broadheads and I get 3 in. groups at 60 yards.
by rattlerun
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT-Little White Arrow Separators
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: OT-Little White Arrow Separators

The egg crate style suspended ceiling light grids work real good.
by rattlerun
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BE CAREFUL
Replies: 4
Views: 670

BE CAREFUL

When opening up your hunting blind this year, BE CAREFUL. Yellow jackets don't like to share. Racing down a ladder front wise is slow going. Much slower than the bees. Hit at least 8 times in back of legs.
Have a safe hunting season.
by rattlerun
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Warranty
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Warranty

Just had to tell about my experience. Last Tuesday, I discovered an issue with my M 380 ( bad limb ) . Called Excalibur, talked to Peter, explaining I was leaving for a bear hunt the following Friday. Sent a picture, got a RMA, sent it in Tuesday afternoon to Woody's. Just got today (Wednesday)(8day...
by rattlerun
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Win a deer call
Replies: 92
Views: 12779

Re: Win a deer call

I'm in. Thanks for the offer!
by rattlerun
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: GoPro Camera
Replies: 9
Views: 1627

GoPro Camera

I have an opportunity to get a great deal on a GoPro camera, and was wondering it anybody has use one for hunting? I don't think you can zoom in with these, so I not sure if I should buy it or something else. If anybody could chime in on this, it would be helpful.
by rattlerun
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow Retainer
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Arrow Retainer

Just put got a new Matrix 380 and have a question about the arrow retainer. It seems that it sits to close to the rail. My string actually pushes it up as I cock it. That would seem that it would give extra wear on both the arrows and the string. I tried to slightly bend it up, but it just goes back...
by rattlerun
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hey Matrix Owners
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Hey Matrix Owners

Sorry, I read string loop, not sling loop. Should have gone to bed.
by rattlerun
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hey Matrix Owners
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Hey Matrix Owners

Does this mean a string from a M355 will not fit on a M380. Maybe I'm missing something, but I thought the limbs were all the same on all the Matrix s. I was going to give my 355 Flemish made by Vixenmaster to a friend for his new 380.