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by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Coyotes got to my 13 pointer before I did.
Replies: 32
Views: 6476

Re: Coyotes got to my 13 pointer before I did.

Beautiful deer.
We have coyotes that are the size of wolves here in NY. They are an ongoing problem.
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ding, Ding, Ding!!!! Triple 7's = Buck #3
Replies: 26
Views: 5099

Re: Ding, Ding, Ding!!!! Triple 7's = Buck #3

Congrats on the good luck
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: New rope for C2

I think 8' will do it. I see you are from NY. I'm in Penfield. Plenty of deer in my backyard where it's legal to hunt; however, I drive 3 hours down to Delaware County to hunt, as half my neighbors would love me and half would hate me if I killed a deer in the neighborhood. I would rather they all l...
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: New rope for C2

Success! The 5/64 size HTS 78 Dyneema rope fit through the holes and worked beautifully. This looks to be a little bigger in diameter (very slightly bigger) than the original rope that came with the C2, so I'm guessing it is stronger. It's rated at 1,000# breaking strength, so it should hold up well...
by nyexhunter
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: rain and deer
Replies: 13
Views: 2839

Re: rain and deer

With a bow, vertical or crossbow, I do not hunt in the rain. The harder the rain the lower the chance of recovering your deer. Not worth taking the risk. Better days are always ahead, and I do this for enjoyment; agonizing over a lost deer is not enjoyable.
by nyexhunter
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: New rope for C2

I will keep you posted. Just ordered today West Marine part# 12357406. Got 8' for $2.42 including tax. It's dyneema from New England Rope Co. which is similar to Amsteel.
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: New rope for C2

Duplicate post
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: New rope for C2

Thanks for suggestions, I will order 5/64 Amsteel direct to store free shipping .28 per foot from West Marine. So less than $2.50 for 8 feet.
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: C-2 Crank
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: C-2 Crank

I have the open part of the hooks facing back toward me as I crank up. Always make sure the hooks are tight against the outside edge of the rail on the way up from start to finish.
by nyexhunter
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: New rope for C2

Thanks I will do that. The rope can be compressed some and pulled through with surgical pliers. I will order the 5/64" rope, I believe it will be plenty strong enough and the other rope did not get wasted as it is used to tie down various things for example a kayak in the back of my truck.
by nyexhunter
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Let the matrix fill the freezer tonight.
Replies: 29
Views: 5806

Re: Let the matrix fill the freezer tonight.

Congrats on the fine deer. Looks like you cut the neck to slice through the wind pipe when field dressing? I do this as well, however, by grabbing the wind pipe (feels like a small radiator hose) and cutting through just above where you grab it you will have a much smaller cut and less likely to get...
by nyexhunter
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: New rope for C2

Just back from weekend hunting with vertical bow in Delaware County
Seeing no response for my question, I will go ahead and order the 5/64" size
by nyexhunter
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New rope for C2
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: New rope for C2

I can buy the rope at various places, just need to know if 5/64" and 1000# strength is o.k, or if there is a secret to getting rope through the holes.
by nyexhunter
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A dandy 9 point with my new Matrix 380
Replies: 26
Views: 5327

Re: A dandy 9 point with my new Matrix 380

Very nice, looking forward to the pics
by nyexhunter
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crossbow Season Over For Now
Replies: 22
Views: 3513

Re: Crossbow Season Over For Now

Congrats - any deer with a bow is a good deer.