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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by Carnivorous » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:29 pm

Discharge in to a deer!! Lol
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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by Ankh » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:50 pm

Thanks for all the input. Tomorrow morning's plan is to decock into a deer with a 150 grain trailblazer. If all goes well I will update the trailblazer's performance ( they certainly are as accurate as my field points as are my swhackers, hopefully I'll have a damage report).
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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by longbow joe » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:06 pm

Your brain thinks its gonna rip your arm off.....but it never has any more force than when you cocked it to begin with.
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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by robertyb » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:46 am

I think everyone that owns an Excalibur should at least try decocking it. It is much easier than you would think. In fact I will go as far as saying my Excaliburs are all easier to decock than they are to cock. I will say that all I have decocked are the Exos and Matrix lines. I have no experience with the others.
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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by ihunt » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:22 am

robertyb wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:46 am
I think everyone that owns an Excalibur should at least try decocking it. It is much easier than you would think. In fact I will go as far as saying my Excaliburs are all easier to decock than they are to cock.


Totally true :thumbup:
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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by Ankh » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:16 am

1 more little piece of info. I have the ext charger crank, so there's definitely not a hint of fear involved.
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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by newbie » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:41 am

Carnivorous wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Discharge in to a deer!! Lol
This :thumbup:

Last 3 years first sit of season I tagged out. This year was a record 1.5 hours in a tree and watched him drop 25 yards from shot. Hopefully next year I have to work at it.
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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by Carnivorous » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:38 am

newbie wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:41 am
Carnivorous wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Discharge in to a deer!! Lol
This :thumbup:

Last 3 years first sit of season I tagged out. This year was a record 1.5 hours in a tree and watched him drop 25 yards from shot. Hopefully next year I have to work at it.
Can't beat that!!! :)
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Re: Decock or shoot after hunt

Post by hunter with MS » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:33 pm

I use the charger ext crank to cock it and uncock it .

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