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by SEW
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: To Cut or Not
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: To Cut or Not

Long arrows are generally more accurate at longer ranges than shorter arrows. Some hunting situations are such that arrows beyond the stirrup are a non-factor. Pick the absolute maximum you might ever want to shoot. With an original arrow and a cut arrow, see what type of groups and trajectory you g...
by SEW
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My brother Wayne needs prayers
Replies: 30
Views: 754

Re: My brother Wayne needs prayers

Ron,
I’m very sorry you’re going through this nightmare. Just can’t imagine what you’re going through emotionally. My wife and I will pray for both of you.
by SEW
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dr Stirrup kit
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Dr Stirrup kit

The stirrup makes sense in helping the draw safer and more even. But, I dont have any trouble drawing the 380, so that wasnt a selling point for me. I was more interested in it quieting the shot noise and acting as a bipod to aim from. Thanks for the response! For you, I think you made the prudent ...
by SEW
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Cerra coating
Replies: 34
Views: 3353

Re: Cerra coating

Bcxbow wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Painted my limbs today with SEM 15013 Landau black color coat to go with highly anticipated cera coated riser and rail.

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Looks great! When I get my BD400 rail finished, I’ll share.
by SEW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Man Cave upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Man Cave upgrade

Very impressive!
by SEW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: using the new crank with no foot in the stirrup
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: using the new crank with no foot in the stirrup

hunter with MS wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:38 am
just tried it with an old crank aroo and it worked .
I think the Charger will be of great benefit to you.
by SEW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Hawke XB30 COMPACT 1.5-6×36 SR
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: New Hawke XB30 COMPACT 1.5-6×36 SR

Hawke has a large variety of rifle scopes. Some are quite pricy. Surely , they have some good glass. Hawke crossbow glass has improved some over the years. Really like their scopes but wish they’d significantly upgrade their glass. At least Hawke is very consistent in that they always need to upgrad...
by SEW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Out for a bit today!
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Out for a bit today!

Bcxbow wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:28 am
Outstanding offhand shooting. :clap:
I can’t shoot offhand like that.
by SEW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: using the new crank with no foot in the stirrup
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: using the new crank with no foot in the stirrup

I leave my Matrix and BD400 xbows on the front and rear rests while I cock with the C-2 and Charger. Rear rest has to move forward. The Charger is easier, by far, except I have to take it off to shoot so I use the C-2 at the range. For normal, non-range usage, I think the Charger is a serious upgrad...
by SEW
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Out for a bit today!
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Out for a bit today!

That’s excellent shooting! What are the arrows?
by SEW
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Kinetic Energy
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Kinetic Energy

SEW makes some good points, but not everyone agrees that KE is the be all end all. I for one look at the momentum of the arrow and not the KE. Arrows kill by going through the animal making penetration the second most important factor for a killing shot next to shot location. Momentum is velocity X...
by SEW
Wed May 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Kinetic Energy
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Kinetic Energy

Here’s something that might help.This was something I did about a year ago. I have 2 405s, a BD400 and a M380. My BD400 is shooting about 10’/sec slower than my M405. So subtract a little. This was with a 20” Zombie with a total wt of 418.6g. 20" ST 418.6g M405 1yd 369'/sec . 127ft-lbs. 20yd 360'/se...
by SEW
Tue May 29, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: wow what happened while I was gone
Replies: 16
Views: 1463

Re: wow what happened while I was gone

I’m nearing 5,000 shots on a M380 over 6 years, 2,500 on a BD400, >1,000 on a M405. As long as the Matrix series have the slightly opened up risers and rounded edges , I expect extreme reliability. My M380 (which I modified at the beginning) has over 3X more shots w/o a problem than any compound I e...
by SEW
Wed May 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Owners Anonymous
Replies: 33
Views: 2275

Re: Excalibur Owners Anonymous

What I’m writing here is very basic and I think is well known and accepted by more experienced Excalibur affendos and generally knowledgeable Xbows users. The wider the limbs, the more inherent accuracy. The longer the draw length, the more inherent accuracy. The gentler the launch, the more inheren...
by SEW
Mon May 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New big foot stirrup
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: New big foot stirrup

On my 2 405s and 400, I have removed the Air Brakes and only have the Dr Stirrup on the one I can more easily rope cock (400) . I found the Dr Stirrup greatly reduces back strain on cocking. The 405s have stirrups wrapped in an aircraft adhesive strip (much like a tennis racket handle wrap) , with ...