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bolt suggestion

Post by youngguns » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:14 pm

I am new to the crossbow world , although I am a bowhunter , I would like to hunt with a crossbow. I was thinking about buying excalabur matrix 380 but unclear about bolts for deer hunting, I shoot carbon shafts that I make for my compound bow but I know bolts are different can I get some help on what bolts are recommended for deer hunting help would be greatly appreciated
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by Normous » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:38 pm

Welcome, The Diablo 18's that come in the Matrix package are great hunting arrows.
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by diesel » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:48 pm

Back Eagle is making the best shafts out there IMO.

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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by lovelight » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:36 pm

The Diablo arrows shoot fine but their construction (lighter insert up front, aluminum knock) steers you towards heavier broadheads. Excalibur recommends 150 grain. If you go with Black Eagle Executioners, they have a heavier brass insert and a lighter plastic knock so you can go with 100 or 125 grain broadheads and still get plenty of weight forward.

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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by hankenhunter » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:18 am

Welcome to the forum younguns! :D
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by mr meat » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:19 am

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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by Hester0305 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:59 am

Welcome to the Forum, Black Eagle Executioners shoot great in my opinion the best for the money
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by youngguns » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:32 am

Thank you to all who replied and thank you for welcoming me to forum !!!
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by newbie » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:42 am

welcome to the forum. I agree with the BEA executioners or Zombies. They are one tough shaft compared to the diablos. My diablos literally fell apart after less then a dozen shots into a bag target.
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by georgiaboy » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:18 am

Welcome to the forum!! :D
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by JUDGE » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:02 am

I have a question ,I purchased a Matrix 380 , came with the diablo bolts but I still have several carbon fire bolts .
Can I have these cut down?
And do you know if the weight would be comparable to the Diablo bolts?
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by Normous » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:18 am

Judge, you can cut those down. I don't know what your overall weight will be.
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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by paulaboutform » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:22 am

JUDGE wrote:I have a question ,I purchased a Matrix 380 , came with the diablo bolts but I still have several carbon fire bolts .
Can I have these cut down?
And do you know if the weight would be comparable to the Diablo bolts?
I cut mine down and added heavier brass inserts. They'll work but are slightly heavier than diablos. I still ended up buying black eagles.

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Re: bolt suggestion

Post by IronNoggin » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:07 pm

diesel wrote:Back Eagle is making the best shafts out there IMO.
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Re: response to bolt selection

Post by youngguns » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:25 pm

Thank you to all who helpd me decide on what bolt to shoot and to all who welcomed me I went ahead and ordered dozen black eagles exc! I am sure to need you guys help in the future in my crossbow journey thank you!!!!!!!
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