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by nyexhunter
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: i was decocking and.......WTF !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 11046

Re: i was decocking and.......WTF !!!

and as nyexhunter said, "You may be on to something with your theory. My matrix had a ridge in the middle of the groove where the rope cocker goes. It looks like that is where two sides of the stock were put together. The ridge looked like it would be sharp against the rope so I sanded it down to m...
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Finally got some antlers!
Replies: 23
Views: 4418

Re: Finally got some antlers!

Very nice - congrats
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My hunting season is shot :(
Replies: 16
Views: 2585

Re: My hunting season is shot :(

Sorry to hear about your injury. Take your time to make sure you heal right. There will be other chances after you recover and you will appreciate each opportunity more now. We take being healthy for granted; but all of a sudden everything that was all right is not all right and then we really know ...
by nyexhunter
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: M405/FOC scores on 12pt
Replies: 27
Views: 3701

Re: M405/FOC scores on 12pt

Beautiful deer, thanks for the recap and the pics
by nyexhunter
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Not a bow kill...but a nice buck
Replies: 15
Views: 2870

Re: Not a bow kill...but a nice buck

That's a beauty any way you can get it. Getting something that nice on public land makes it that much sweeter.
by nyexhunter
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New to Crossbows, Seeking Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: New to Crossbows, Seeking Advice

Excalibur is an excellent choice. Do not be scared of by the cocking process. I have the C2 cocker and it makes that part very easy. I should add that I can cock it with just the plain rope cocker, however, I have a bad shoulder and do not want to make it any worse. So I just use the rope cocker to ...
by nyexhunter
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: i was decocking and.......WTF !!!
Replies: 59
Views: 11046

Re: i was decocking and.......WTF !!!

Re: i was decocking and.......WTF !!! Postby wabi » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:44 pm Not saying it's a contributing factor, but one thing I've seen/heard about is the wear on the camo in the groove in the stock where the cocking rope goes. This indicates to me there must be a lot of friction when the rope ...
by nyexhunter
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Do you hunt with vertical and crossbows?
Replies: 24
Views: 4315

Re: Do you hunt with vertical and crossbows?

I use a compound for early season in NY. Planning on the crossbow for new 2 week season and then a .270 for gun and a CVA 50 cal. for black powder. Hoping that NY will eventually expand the crossbow season beyond 2 weeks so then I will be just crossbow and leave the compound behind. This is the firs...
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Boo's way of sighting in a scope
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Boo's way of sighting in a scope

Read the review, very good.
Also agree that the rail mount that comes with the scope to go on top of the Excalibur rail is very heavy and should be taken off and replaced with 30mm scope rings that mount directly to the Excalibur rail.
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix 380 - broadhead for deer
Replies: 9
Views: 2601

Re: Matrix 380 - broadhead for deer

I have always had good success with the smaller diameter fixed blade models as have many of my friends. I have used the 1" 100 grain slick tricks with my conventional vertical compound bow with great success. I have tried the carbon express quad pro 1" 100 grain in my Matrix and they fly perfectly a...
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Idea that came to me in treestand
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Idea that came to me in treestand

This weekend I tried different size bungees around my thigh around a foot up from my knee. The bungee that was about 24" long worked perfectly to keep the cross bow in place. The bottom of the bungee goes below my thigh and the hooks are attached together above my thigh after going through the openi...
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix triggers ...
Replies: 20
Views: 6211

Re: Matrix triggers ...

I have the factory trigger and it works just fine for me on my Matrix. I just focus on the target until the shot goes off.

Try practicing with your crossbow for a while as was previously suggested and see if it works for you.
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix 330
Replies: 18
Views: 2469

Re: Matrix 330

Postby amythntr » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:29 am ....I would hope that someone more knowledgeable will chirp in regarding the M330... Please note that I never claimed to be an expert (and never will). Just conveyed what I was using with great success and where someone could get expert advice. The 330 has...
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix Micro 335
Replies: 15
Views: 8348

Re: Matrix Micro 335

New York laws do not make a whole lot of sense. Hopefully, the folks at Excalibur can lobby to get the draw weight limit changed.

Interesting to see that the new Filed and Stream store flyers for the store that opened in Rochester featured among others, the Matrix 405 and the Matrix 330.
by nyexhunter
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Idea that came to me in treestand
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Idea that came to me in treestand

While sitting in my tree stand this weekend I came up with the following idea for keeping my crossbow at the ready. I'm not sure if the design folks at Excalibur intended this, however, the gap between the fore end of the stock and the front of the trigger guard fits almost perfectly over the front ...