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Re: Greetings from Spain

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Welcome Pablo!

I think your going to find that a good quality fixed head is gong to group much better out of your excalibur than previously tested.

Maybe have a read here for some general fixed flight knowledge...

https://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73364&hilit=Tooth
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Boo wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:57 pm
:mrgreen:
PaulSpain wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:28 pm
Boo wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:36 pm
Welcome to the forum Paul! I've only killed a few but they all went down within 40 yards or so and the longest was 100 yards. I killed them all with a Vortex which is rated at 330 ft/sec with a 350 grain arrow. I used a G5 Striker Magnum which is a 1 1/2" fixed broadhead. Hit them in the right spot and they don't go far.
G5!! I'll take a look!! Thank you!!

Which would you say is the correct site? Lung/heart? Over there?
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I think you’re at the right spot, maybe a bit back but not by much. My point of aim was the arm (leg) pit. All my shots were about 20 yards except for one that was with a 20 gauge slug gun. :mrgreen:
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papabear1 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:31 am
Welcome Pablo, from a hillbilly from Missouri. :eusa-clap:

Dave :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I had to look up on the internet what a hillbilly is. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I thought that the only adjective for it was redneck, but I see that it depends on the state, right?

Thanks for the welcome!! :wink:
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janesy wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:21 am
Welcome Pablo!

I think your going to find that a good quality fixed head is gong to group much better out of your excalibur than previously tested.

Maybe have a read here for some general fixed flight knowledge...

https://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73364&hilit=Tooth

Interesting thread!! :eusa-clap:
Thank you very much, I'll take a good look at it.
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PaulSpain wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:32 am
papabear1 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:31 am
Welcome Pablo, from a hillbilly from Missouri. :eusa-clap:

Dave :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I had to look up on the internet what a hillbilly is. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I thought that the only adjective for it was redneck, but I see that it depends on the state, right?

Thanks for the welcome!! :wink:
I'm a Redneck (Texas) and Dave is a Hillbilly!! Different species with the same characteristics!! :lol: :lol:

This might help you.

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Good picture AJ! That reminds me, let them step forward with the leg that is facing you.
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PaulSpain wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:32 am
papabear1 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:31 am
Welcome Pablo, from a hillbilly from Missouri. :eusa-clap:

Dave :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I had to look up on the internet what a hillbilly is. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I thought that the only adjective for it was redneck, but I see that it depends on the state, right?

Thanks for the welcome!! :wink:
All us hillbillies are rednecks :lol: :lol:
and proud to be so, :think:
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Here in Pa the city people call us rural folks "hicks", but we do have a "Redneck Festival" in a town near us.
On occasion we have a Sasquatch sighting, but it always turns out to be one of the locals! :lol:
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Boo wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:42 am
Good picture AJ! That reminds me, let them step forward with the leg that is facing you.
Yes Sir!!
Hogs can be quite deceiving. We tend to think they are built like a deer, but they are not. That near side (to you) front leg needs to be forward because the heart sits low in the chest cavity and the lungs do not take up as much room as they do in a Deer. You'll think you're shooting too low, but you are not.

Hogs are just plain tough! But they sure are fun to hunt!! :thumbup:

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AJ01 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:58 am
PaulSpain wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:32 am
papabear1 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:31 am
Welcome Pablo, from a hillbilly from Missouri. :eusa-clap:

Dave :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I had to look up on the internet what a hillbilly is. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I thought that the only adjective for it was redneck, but I see that it depends on the state, right?

Thanks for the welcome!! :wink:
I'm a Redneck (Texas) and Dave is a Hillbilly!! Different species with the same characteristics!! :lol: :lol:

This might help you.

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I resemble that remark :lol: :lol: :angel:
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Here in Spain, although we don't have sasquatch or spidermans, we have our national hero, who is "the uncle stick".
Always willing to fix injustices!!

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AJ01 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:58 am
PaulSpain wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:32 am
papabear1 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:31 am
Welcome Pablo, from a hillbilly from Missouri. :eusa-clap:

Dave :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I had to look up on the internet what a hillbilly is. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I thought that the only adjective for it was redneck, but I see that it depends on the state, right?

Thanks for the welcome!! :wink:
I'm a Redneck (Texas) and Dave is a Hillbilly!! Different species with the same characteristics!! :lol: :lol:

This might help you.

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I think I've been aiming pretty far for the heart... OMG!! That's really low!! :shock:

Paw forward for reward!!
I will tattoo it on my forehead to remember it in the morning... :P
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Tattoo it backwards and carry a mirror so you can read it. :roll:
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robertyb wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:45 am
Tattoo it backwards and carry a mirror so you can read it. :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Luckily you told me, I almost tattooed it wrong. I hope I can see it well...
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ON a hog, the quartering away shot is best followed by the perfect broadside. Straight up the leg, lower 1/3rd of the body will do nicely. I've found that taking out the vessels just above the heart plus bot lungs of course puts things down very fast.

About your shot groups......do the arrows group well with a field point and only get wide with broad heads? If so that points 100% to an arrow problem. With crossbows the stiffer the shaft the better. But they also have to be square. Spin test your broadheads to make sure they spin perfectly true. If not they will spiral down range and cause wide groups. But worse, they do not hit square to the target so you also lose penetration.

There is a lot we could get into but this is a good start to shink your groups.
1) How do the arrows shoot with field points vs broad heads.
2) Test each arrow with each different vane in the rail. You can sometimes dial in a set of arrows to shoot better groups by checking this, and then marking the "good" vane and shooting that arrow like that all the time. This is what I do. Each arrow is numbered, and each vane is a different colore and then the "rail vane" is marked.

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