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by Montana Mark
Thu May 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tact zone seems quite good! I’m impressed!
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: Tact zone seems quite good! I’m impressed!

I think the Tact Zone is very good! And, very accurate. With my 30 yard zero, the top of the thick post below the reticles is right at 80 yards. I just put 3 arrows into the bullseye (2” piece of tape) at 80 yards from a kneeling position. Thank you Excalibur (and Dawn)!
by Montana Mark
Wed May 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tact zone seems quite good! I’m impressed!
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: Tact zone seems quite good! I’m impressed!

Yes. I like the Tact Zone. It is everything I wanted the Dead Zone to be and more. Did some more shooting this evening and it is quite accurate. It is fairly bright at dusk, and I can see the chevron reticles fairly well even without using illumination.
by Montana Mark
Tue May 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tact zone seems quite good! I’m impressed!
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Tact zone seems quite good! I’m impressed!

I had some trouble with my Dead Zone scopes and was pleasantly surprised when Excalibur upgraded my RMA and sent me a Tact Zone! Just put it on and did a little shooting this evening as the light was fading. I was impressed with it! It seems quite good! It sights in and speed adjusts just like the d...
by Montana Mark
Sun May 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tips for offhand/standing shots
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Tips for offhand/standing shots

After trying a lot of standing techniques, I think using the sling to stablilize my shot while standing in a more normal position suits me best. Its more comfortable and does not require so much concentration. It will also be more suited to hunting situations. I am able to be fairly accurate with it...
by Montana Mark
Sat May 04, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Strange thing happened with Dead Zone
Replies: 38
Views: 4380

Re: Strange thing happened with Dead Zone

Ferguson Outfitters wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:59 pm
No reason to take the Nikon off
You are very right. It works perfect on my bow.
by Montana Mark
Wed May 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Strange thing happened with Dead Zone
Replies: 38
Views: 4380

Re: Strange thing happened with Dead Zone

Then you might as well splurge on an ACOG Crossbow. Its what the durability, simplicity, accuracy, and dependability of the Excalibur deserve. I actually love the Nikon so much I don’t want to take it off my bow. If I ever get the “itch” to get a faster bow, I’ll try to get one of those good deals ...
by Montana Mark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Strange thing happened with Dead Zone
Replies: 38
Views: 4380

Re: Strange thing happened with Dead Zone

Boy. Excalibur is really great. Now I feel bad for criticizing the dead zone. I sent my Dead Zone in for RMA and excalibur sent me back a brand new Tact Zone. I’m really confused now. I do love the Nikon but I can’t help it. I’ll try the tact zone out and see how I like it. I never thought I wanted ...
by Montana Mark
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT - where did the years go
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: OT - where did the years go

I hear you about the kids growing up. Both my sons are in college and I miss them a lot. They grow up too fast. Looking forward to summer break to have them home again for a while.
by Montana Mark
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tips for offhand/standing shots
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Tips for offhand/standing shots

Couldn’t help it. Had to go out in the snow and rezero. Two clicks down and I’m back on for standing position. I have to say, that pretzel position is very accurate. Repeated bullseyes (my bullseyes are 2” pieces of tape). Sure feels funny (and I’m sure it looks funny). Now I just need a pair of tig...
by Montana Mark
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tips for offhand/standing shots
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Tips for offhand/standing shots

I think I’ll just zero my scope for standing position (a click or two down) since I think that that is what I’ll be practicing from now on and it will likely be how I’ll have to take shots while hunting. (I had to rezero when I moved from the bench to kneeling position.) We’re having a spring snowst...
by Montana Mark
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tips for offhand/standing shots
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Tips for offhand/standing shots

Gotta hand it to the sharpshooting women in the utube videos. They must be flexible to twist themselves up like that on a shot. Today, I was standing sideways to the target, twisting myself up with a reverse forgrip, tucking my elbow vertical against my chest, tucking the stockbutt tight between bic...
by Montana Mark
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tips for offhand/standing shots
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Tips for offhand/standing shots

After watching some utube videos (of smoking hot competitive rifle shooting women), I have made some adjustments to my foregrip to use my closed fist directly forward of the trigger guard to get a more vertical braced support (on bone). This is much steadier and I am more frequently hitting the (2” ...
by Montana Mark
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tips for offhand/standing shots
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Tips for offhand/standing shots

I am very pleased with my new Nikon crossbow scope. The Nikon is giving me the confidence to really practice my standing/offhand shooting. Before, I could never tell if it was me or the scope that was off. (Now that I completely trust my scope, I know it’s just me.) Offhand shooting is a lot harder ...
by Montana Mark
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Easter Sunday
Replies: 15
Views: 2023

Re: Easter Sunday

I think I’ll take my bow to my mothers for dinner—they’re neighbors. (The bear might show up there.)
by Montana Mark
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Easter Sunday
Replies: 15
Views: 2023

Re: Easter Sunday

Happy Easter. As I’m dressing for church, I keep looking out the windows for the bear. I’m obscessed. My luck, he’d show up just as we’re leaving. Funny thing. The girls and I dyed eggs yesterday and my daughter asked “daddy, next year can we have real eggs?” She was referring to the plastic eggs.