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by rattlerun
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Smallest Deer
Replies: 17
Views: 2630

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: 1048

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: 982

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: 603

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: 421

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: 11701

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: 1427

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: 1351

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: 1111

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: 1111

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.
by rattlerun
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Shot my wife's Matrix 330 (Impressive)
Replies: 20
Views: 2770

Re: Shot my wife's Matrix 330 (Impressive)

I sighted my wife's 330 in today and I'm pleased as usual when it comes to Excals. I sighted it in at 20 and then went back to 40 and then did a little tweaking from there. I put it through my chrono after I had her dialed in my 20 in. Black Eagles weigh 438 gr. and it shot those at 313 and 314 fps...
by rattlerun
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Xbow Hard Case
Replies: 12
Views: 2572

Re: Xbow Hard Case

Plano makes two different hard cases. The Manta (1133-00) which is huge. And also one called the Bow Max (1131-00) which is somewhat smaller. My Matrix 355 fits in the Bow Max perfectly. You will want to add 3 inch foam where the limb tips rest.
I think you would be happy with the smaller one.
by rattlerun
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Moose Hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: Moose Hunt

Thanks for the replys. The lodge is in WMU 31. The hunt is not carved in stone yet. May look elsewhere or next year.
by rattlerun
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Moose Hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Moose Hunt

Thinking about a moose hunt with a couple other guys, and have been looking at a place called Horwood Lake Lodge near Timmins, Ontario. The owners were new last year so they don't have much in the way of references. I was wondering if any of you forum readers, have either hunted there or know of any...
by rattlerun
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 30 mm Rings
Replies: 5
Views: 683

30 mm Rings

I am looking to upgrade my scope rings on my Matrix 355. I am using the Hawke XB30 (kind of short). Don't know if I should get aluminum or steel, what heighth (low med. or high), quick detach or not, torx or allen screws, tactical or just regular. Any suggestions would be appreciated.