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ADF Installation

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:19 pm

Hey all. :D Quick question. How hard is it to install Excals adf? Anything I should know to watch out for? Ok, thats two questions. :lol: Thanks,
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by georgiaboy » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:21 pm

Let me know how that works out for you!!! :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by lovelight » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:27 pm

You may strip a head or two in the process. The bolts have locktite applied from the factory. Lots of solutions if that happens to you. Keeping a small torch handy or the Boo recommended socket set approach can get you out of a bind. A quick search here will uncover the other options.

Be aware the arrow retainer moves forward with the ADF. Not a big deal and pretty self explanatory once you get the old one off.

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Re: ADF Installation

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:29 pm

I'm just a little tired of being the dryfire champion. :oops: Maybe if I install it, some one will claim my record in, ohhhh, say about ten years? :lol:
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:37 pm

Can anyone give me a link with instructions?
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by Boo » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:42 pm

Hank, remove your scope. Take a magnetic allen bit and beat it in (like it owes you money) with a small gun smith hammer. Using the magnetic tip adaptor and 1/4" ratchet push down and crank out.
Anyone who has used this method will never go back. Danny Miller tells me that since he started doing it this way he hasn't had one stripped scope mount screw.
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:49 am

Don, recently had an ADF put on my bow, thanks Danny. Other than being spring loaded sounds like it may be lubed also? Any maintenance involve? Thanks.
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by Boo » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:02 am

All the moving parts should be lubed and wiped clean once in a blue moon. Like serving lube, the less the better.
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:15 am

Boo wrote:All the moving parts should be lubed and wiped clean once in a blue moon. Like serving lube, the less the better.
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by hankenhunter » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:18 am

Thanks Don! :D
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by flightattendant100 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:10 am

Boo wrote:Hank, remove your scope. Take a magnetic allen bit and beat it in (like it owes you money) with a small gun smith hammer. Using the magnetic tip adaptor and 1/4" ratchet push down and crank out.
Anyone who has used this method will never go back. Danny Miller tells me that since he started doing it this way he hasn't had one stripped scope mount screw.
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Don, you cant "Beat it like it owes you money" with a small gunsmith hammer! :lol: :lol:

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Re: ADF Installation

Post by strum » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:04 am

Hank ,
When I first got my bow I didn't care for the ADF I thought it was clumsy and in the way. I thought about removing it but decided to give it a while..
now I don't even notice its there and it has become second nature to operate the thumb release when I decock. it will stay :D
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by Boo » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:20 am

flightattendant100 wrote: Don, you cant "Beat it like it owes you money" with a small gunsmith hammer! :lol: :lol:
That's an oxymoron :shock: I know Paul, being a Texan and all you didn't want to say a bad word :mrgreen:
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by vixenmaster » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:52 am

Hank you be tearin up limbs or strings or both ? Jus get a Vixen even if'en you do the dryfire its not gonna hurt nutten :lol: You may still duck at the sound thinkin thar be incomin on yer spot :lol:
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Re: ADF Installation

Post by paulaboutform » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:37 am

hankenhunter wrote:I'm just a little tired of being the dryfire champion. :oops: Maybe if I install it, some one will claim my record in, ohhhh, say about ten years? :lol:
Hank
Hank, don't feel bad. I've shot for years and when I came to this forum in late November I wondered how people could dry fire their crossbow???!!! Well, I've managed it 3 times since then! I still don't know how it's possible. I just need to step out of my 'zone' and pay more attention to the process. Thank goodness for the adf!!! It really saved my butt. New king? :shock: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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