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by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My 2017 buck
Replies: 30
Views: 776

Re: My 2017 buck

Great buck. Congratulations!
by PublicLandHunter1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Afflictor Broadhead Update
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Afflictor Broadhead Update

I was able to harvest two deer (both doe's) with my M405 Sunday evening. First deer kill with my excal crossbow. Used the Afflictor (Swine) 150grain and 20 inch Executioner arrows. The first doe was shot in the left shoulder broadside, it passed through the shoulder then exited the opposite rib cage...
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New-ish Hunter - looking for a mentor
Replies: 25
Views: 847

Re: New-ish Hunter - looking for a mentor

Welcome to the brotherhood. I feel your pain; was in the same boat when I started. I used to rent Roger Raglin videos and learn from my mistakes. If someone will teach you the basics you will do well.
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just A Heads Up
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Just A Heads Up

I have had an owl do the same to me. I waved my arms and moved; didn't want to lose an eye.
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just A Heads Up
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Just A Heads Up

I have had an owl do the same to me. I waved my arms and moved; didn't want to lose an eye.
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Energy out of a bow
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Energy out of a bow

Is there a way to calculate how heavy an arrow needs to be to get the most energy out of your bow? I have a M405 and wonder how heavy I should go. Thanks in advance.
by PublicLandHunter1
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ready
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Ready

Dave, I can't wait either to get out in the Mark Twain National Forest in Southeast Mo and kill some deer too. We ran out of deer meat several weeks ago, so I am ready to get one in the freezer soon. I did not get one with my 405 last year so hoping to have some success this year. Last year was my f...
by PublicLandHunter1
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Buddy looking for 405
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Buddy looking for 405

Has he checked Cabelas? I got my M405 as a refurbished unit; it came with cracked limb tip and only two arrows. Excalibur took care of the issue (new limbs and string), everything else was like new. I saved a lot of money compared to a new one. I have not looked at their crossbow selection in a whil...
by PublicLandHunter1
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FOC question
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: FOC question

I got an FOC of 14.86% with a 125grain tip and 16.21% with a 150 grain tip with an arrow that weighs 387 grains (without the tip). I measured the same as you did; don't remember the website the FOC calculator was on though.
by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Afflictor Broadheads
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Afflictor Broadheads

Has anyone used Afflictor Broadheads? If so have you have any pre-deployment issues with them? Also how did they perform in the field? Thanks in-advance for your help.
by PublicLandHunter1
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dirt Nap Broadheads
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Dirt Nap Broadheads

Anyone shooting the Dirt Nap broadhead? I am shooting low and to the left compared to my field points with their 150grain double bevel head. Wondering if anyone else is having any tuning issues with them? Thanks Don
by PublicLandHunter1
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Full Metal Jackets
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Full Metal Jackets

I bought a M405 last year, new to crossbows I thought I needed a heavy arrow like I used with my compound. I found some FMJ on sale on the Internet and bought them They are 22 inches long, Very heavy, I use a 150 grain tip, slow it down to 352f/s. At 50 yards they produce tight groups though but sti...
by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Whitetail Rut 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

Re: Whitetail Rut 2017

I try to take off the first and second week of November off each year. Some years I kill more deer than others; but the best part is that no one else is in the National Forest at that time. They save their vacation time for the rifle season, the following week. The increased deer movement and less n...
by PublicLandHunter1
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tick tick tick tick
Replies: 36
Views: 6404

Re: Tick tick tick tick

I have been using this home-made recipe for that last few years. I get headaches with the Sawyer spray, so I started using this. You take 2 tablespoons of each: Rosemary, Wormwood, Lavender, Peppermint, Sage, and Tea Tree Oil. Mix with Apple Cider Vinegar, bring to a boil (do this outside or your en...
by PublicLandHunter1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Hockey talk
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

Re: Hockey talk

Growing up in St. Louis, Mo I guess you could say I bleed blue. Let's Go Blues!