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by Drew
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Broadheads for moose
Replies: 25
Views: 3583

Re: Broadheads for moose

If I were going for moose I would use the same heads I used in South Africa last year. VPA 3-blade heads...150gr or 175gr. If I include my brother in-law in the count we took 13 animals up to 550lbs. All with one shot, two holes. The best part about them is you can practice with the same heads you w...
by Drew
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What ya got for Binoculars?
Replies: 19
Views: 3051

Re: What ya got for Binoculars?

I can highly recommend Nikon Monarch 7's. I have the 10x42 and used them to great affect in Africa and here during deer season. The only complaint I have is the lousy lens covers for the ocular lenses. But the optics are amazing! I just saw you have a dollar cap of $300...I think I spent +$500 for m...
by Drew
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members
Replies: 74
Views: 59947

Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Matrix M355 18" spined indexed ZS Shafts, squared with ASD 2" blazers set with AZ Bolt; set with blue cap Gorilla Glue 4" wraps Half-moon Lumenok (red) 92gr brass inserts, set with blue cap Gorilla Glue, squared with ASD 150-175gr VPA 3-blade broadheads Built up weight, 462gr with 150gr VPA, 20.4% F...
by Drew
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Back From South Africa...Report
Replies: 38
Views: 7601

Re: Back From South Africa...Report

>>woodmnctry, I had buck fever and shot that Kudu the first day. The PH's even told us to wait to day 3 so we could get an idea of size. Mine measured around 49". My brother in laws was 52" I believe.

For VPA's I only use the non-vented. VERY quiet in flight...as in perfectly silent.
by Drew
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 77332

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

>>SEW, don't forget that there is an 80gr brass insert for the ZS's as well. I thought about using that insert when I was planning on using the 175gr VPA. As it was, I decided to just go with the 92gr and if I happen to use the 175gr VPA I would just have a higher FOC. I never shoot at game beyond 4...
by Drew
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Big Buck Down...M355 Strikes Again!
Replies: 39
Views: 4884

Re: Big Buck Down...M355 Strikes Again!

>>ScareCrow, I shoot the 150gr and 175gr unvented. Perfect arrow flight from both with the 175gr being about 1.5" lower at 40yds. Used both in Africa to great affect and all would be reusable other than the two that drilled rocks after pass-thru. And those would just need a steeper bevel at the tip ...
by Drew
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Big Buck Down...M355 Strikes Again!
Replies: 39
Views: 4884

Re: Big Buck Down...M355 Strikes Again!

Thanks everyone, I'm still smiling ear to ear! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Drew
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Big Buck Down...M355 Strikes Again!
Replies: 39
Views: 4884

Re: Big Buck Down...M355 Strikes Again!

Yes, I'm definitely getting him mounted...after Africa, the wife just shook her head and said, " I knew you were going to shoot something big if you went out!". lol My taxidermist is LOVING me lately! I agree, I think this buck was just cruising and making his presence known. We have 5 trail cams ou...
by Drew
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Big Buck Down...M355 Strikes Again!
Replies: 39
Views: 4884

Big Buck Down...M355 Strikes Again!

Had a crazy hunting session here in SE Michigan this past Sunday night. Had a weeks worth of rain and thunderstorms leading up to the season kickoff and didn't even bother going out on 10/1 due to questionable weather. Sunday was the first decent day. Upper 60's with a NW wind at about 8mph. We hunt...
by Drew
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dr Ashby style + micro 355 = serious deer medicine
Replies: 36
Views: 4554

Re: Dr Ashby style + micro 355 = serious deer medicine

Your experiments and outcomes mirror mine. Here is the arrow I used last year to great affect on a nice 7pt. Broadhead was a Centaur Archery Big Game, around 200gr with total arrow weight at 486gr if I recall correctly (possibly heavier). http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/drewzintense/cdf3fa43-b2...
by Drew
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Scope upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 2282

Re: Scope upgrade

X2 for the Nikon Bolt. Excellent compact scope and very bright.
by Drew
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What arrow weight do you prefer?
Replies: 85
Views: 77332

Re: What arrow weight do you prefer?

After hunting South Africa this year I plan on sticking with the same arrow for Michigan deer. 18" Zombie Lumenok 92gr brass insert 3.5" wrap Blazer vanes 150gr or 175gr VPA 3 blade broadhead Total build up weight...462gr (150gr VPA), 486gr (175gr VPA) with 20.4% and 21.8% FOC respectively. These co...
by Drew
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Back From South Africa...Report
Replies: 38
Views: 7601

Re: Back From South Africa...Report

I would love to go back for Cape Buff, but not with a crossbow. I do know there are arrow weight restrictions along with overall KE restrictions. Not that a crossbow wouldn't be capable, I would just rather do it with a rifle. After watching some of the personal video's of the PH's hunts with Buff, ...
by Drew
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Back From South Africa...Report
Replies: 38
Views: 7601

Re: Back From South Africa...Report

While there we also did a little humanitarian work. We took two huge hockey size duffel bags of supplies to the local orphanage. The bags are supplied by SCI (their Blue Bag program). My brother in-law pulled all the supplies together and we took one morning off from hunting to visit and dispense th...
by Drew
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Back From South Africa...Report
Replies: 38
Views: 7601

Re: Back From South Africa...Report

Right now the skins, heads, etc. stay in Africa and will be shipped to a company called Skin & Dip, where they will spend the next 90 days being processed. Salted, pickled, sun dried, etc. Then a U.S. SPAM! will deal with export and import, and finally shipping to my taxidermist. So that would be ab...