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adam6521
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Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by adam6521 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:46 am

Has anyone tried these custom bolts?
Seems like a good bolt to try, I shoot Excalibur Diablo bolts and I feel like they are not as well made and do find differences in each arrow.
I hear many of you using non Excalibur/non custom bolts so maybe I am not the only one who is starting to dislike factory bolts.
https://borkholderarchery.com/shop/custom-bolts-spine-matched/
https://borkholderarchery.com/
What other custom bolt companies did you go with and what made you go custom rather than factory bolts.
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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by xcaliber » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:27 am

I'm sure they're good. The factory bolts are made for using heavier heads since they have aluminum inserts. This makes your FOC ratio lower if you use 125 grain heads or less. It's not horrible, but when you increase your FOC (front of center) weight, you'll notice much better groups. If you go to custom made, you'll have to reset all of your scope settings including speed ring setting. It's a good trade off in my opinion.
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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by Normous » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:25 pm

Adam, are you in the US or Canada?
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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by adam6521 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:45 pm

Minnesota, USA!
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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by Normous » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:01 pm

In the US Jerry at Southshore Archery in Florida makes some real quality crossbow arrows with custom touches.
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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by amythntr » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:25 pm

Normous wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:01 pm
In the US Jerry at Southshore Archery in Florida makes some real quality crossbow arrows with custom touches.
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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by Riflemanz » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:14 pm

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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by gerald strine » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:31 pm

If you are in this for the long run you should just invest in a fletching jig, arrow cutter and an arrow squaring tool and make your own bolts being able to maintain your own gear is the way to go.
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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by Hester0305 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:08 am

I've ordered several dozen of arrows from Jerry over the years and also just ordered arrow shafts and accessories to build my own. He always has everything I need and is a pleasure to work with. He's constantly striving to build the best crossbow arrow out there.
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Re: Borkholder Archery Custom Bolts

Post by amythntr » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:36 am

gerald strine wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:31 pm
If you are in this for the long run you should just invest in a fletching jig, arrow cutter and an arrow squaring tool and make your own bolts being able to maintain your own gear is the way to go.
....plus a scale,

....and components to your liking....

I find it rewarding to make my own, for my kids and for my BIL....

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