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by galamb
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How many days have you bow hunted for Deer this season?
Replies: 22
Views: 500

Re: How many days have you bow hunted for Deer this season?

This year I tagged out on my fifth time in the stand - 11th of October in our early bow. But since I "party hunt" and one of my buddies still has a tag we have been out another eight times since then and a couple days in the rifle season. I do keep journals and I tend to bow hunt (for deer) 15 to 20...
by galamb
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The perfect crossbow scope reticle
Replies: 21
Views: 835

Re: The perfect crossbow scope reticle

Burris Fullfield II 2-7X35 - in production - lifetime no fault warranty (so even if you drop it from the treestand and it smashes, it's covered)

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by galamb
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Legal shooting hours
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Legal shooting hours

In Ontario the legal hunting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1/2 hour after sunset. But "ethical" hunting hours may not extend anywhere near either of those "legal" hours. I hunt very dense hardwoods and if it's overcast it is sometimes difficult to see right at sunrise or sunset, never mind...
by galamb
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Can't seem to pull the trigger.
Replies: 21
Views: 867

Re: Can't seem to pull the trigger.

I'm about in the same place as you right now. I don't "need" a new bow but after 8 years running my current one I "want" a new toy. I am actually looking the other way. I don't need the speed. My longest shooting lane is 35 yards and whatever I have in my hands - crossbow, recurve bow, shotgun or ri...
by galamb
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Micro short
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Micro short

I tried to scale/measure based on the pic on the website (the birdseye view). It looks like (about) a 10 1/2" power stroke (from where the string is anchored to where a properly adjusted string would sit uncocked). (12 1/2" is the advertised "length of pull" which is from the trigger to the back of ...
by galamb
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Stringing aid string
Replies: 5
Views: 413

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: 494

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: 654

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 273
Views: 72236

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: 392

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: 1342

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: 73
Views: 41484

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: 4449

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...