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by galamb
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Stringing aid string
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Stringing aid string

Starter cord for a lawn mower.

A couple bucks at the hardware store and almost the right length without cutting.
by galamb
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Past Excalibur Models
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Past Excalibur Models

I shoot a Vixen II and don't have spare limbs for it and even though it's long discontinued I don't feel a need to grab up a pair. Just from my shooting logs I "know" that I have well over 25,000 shots through it - probably closer to 30,000 because I don't log all my range time (but most). In that t...
by galamb
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: G5 Deadmeat Expandables performance?
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: G5 Deadmeat Expandables performance?

I buy my arrows in dozen lots. I take each arrow and write a number, in pen, on the cock vane - 1 through 12. Then I shoot them all five times each at 25 yards (bow in a shooting vice) and chart exactly where they hit. The four of that group that consistently landed closest together (from the charte...
by galamb
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rage Crossbow X Broadheads
Replies: 21
Views: 778

Re: Rage Crossbow X Broadheads

We only tested the mechanicals. From G5 we had the T3's and Tekan II's and the (new at the time) Havoc (which to me looks like the Tekan with minor updates). The T3's got the best overall penetration (simply measured how how far they penetrated a solid foam block), but as I noted, they got damaged i...
by galamb
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rage Crossbow X Broadheads
Replies: 21
Views: 778

Re: Rage Crossbow X Broadheads

I'm a vendor and we do get many "returns" for Rage broadheads. BUT the biggest issue is user error. Most often they don't read the package or go check out the video on how to properly install the shock collars. Having said that, like Paul and a few others, Rage would be one of the last heads I would...
by galamb
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Custom Flemish Strings & Pic's
Replies: 272
Views: 70829

Re: Custom Flemish Strings & Pic's

Mike is going to put himself out of business.

I picked up two strings from him a little over two years ago.

After over 4000 shots I am still on my first string and the serving still looks fine. It is only a Vix II so not a string eater to start with but the quality is impressive.
by galamb
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ontario shopping...
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Ontario shopping...

Just about everywhere that sells them has them listed for $999. Of course you could always try dickering a bit, but as a vendor I do know that there isn't a great deal of room to move on price. The cheapest I have seen it listed is at Al Flaherty's in Toronto at $955.99. If you can get there and bac...
by galamb
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Grounded
Replies: 25
Views: 1140

Re: Grounded

Dave I will echo some of the comments you have received here. My wife was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's 18 years ago (at the age of 39). She is now 57 and on a cocktail of meds. While I will concede that she is not 100% she is more than stable enough that she climbs the 12 foot step ladder ...
by galamb
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members
Replies: 69
Views: 40188

Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Vixen II (S5 and Dissipators) with Vixenmaster flemish string Gold Tip Laser II's with 110 grain brass insert NCStar DB4 Reflex sight - use starburst pattern reticle flip flop between (all 100 grain) Axe Archery Battle Axe's, Dead Ringer Stiletto's and G5 T3's - mostly depending on my mood I know it...
by galamb
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Micro 355 Vs Suppressor?
Replies: 15
Views: 4159

Re: Micro 355 Vs Suppressor?

Thanks for the thoughts. I live in the suburbs and while I shoot in my back yard on a limited basis, its only a matter of time before a nosey neighbor complains. One of the advantages of living in the country - neighbours too far away to be nosey and when they do come over they want me to bring ove...
by galamb
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Length of Pull?
Replies: 9
Views: 3001

Re: Length of Pull?

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by galamb
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Nock problems
Replies: 22
Views: 3496

Re: Nock problems

I had similar issues with Bone Collectors and PileDrivers when using them with (their) factory flat nocks. The best I could figure was that the nock itself was "too slippery" and the string was sliding under the nock once fired causing the partial dry fire. I did take a bit of sandpaper and rough up...
by galamb
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: London Cop Shot With a Crossbow
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: London Cop Shot With a Crossbow

Reading the whole story it sounds like "they" were prohibited from owning any firearms due to previous charges of unsafe storage (got caught with loaded guns laying around) and trying to smuggle high capacity mags across the border. Where a person is convicted, or discharged under section 730 (which...
by galamb
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FYI for those who own Barnett's too
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: FYI for those who own Barnett's too

Carbon Express has a similar recall going on. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0867/4974/files/Carbon_Express_Press_Release_17-058.pdf?9875544945261019274 The issue with the CE's is that they are "firing" when you engage the safety. This is some of the issues you can expect to see when you make a p...
by galamb
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Thinking about the New Grizzly
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Re: Thinking about the New Grizzly

I don't see a crossbow "fit" as important as a rifle or shotgun. I'm 6'1", go 200 pounds. I have a length of pull of somewhat over 15" (15 1/8" on my custom rifle stocks) and draw 31" on my vertical bows. Having said all that I shoot a Vix II and do not find it "too small" at all. When I pull the tr...