Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

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Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by TheBig1 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:33 pm

Ok folks, i went out today and finally shot everything in to a decently killing degree. I say that because it's not my standards of perfection but it's within an inch so I'll deal with it.

Anyways my question is, after shooting these arrows for practice and seeing some of the decal rub off from the target, do you use the same arrows for hunting or will you switch to four brand new ones?

Keep in mind that I'm shooting Spynal Tapps from Jerry and that I ordered a full dozen.

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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by gendoc » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:49 pm

you should test the one your going to hunt with. that's just the way I see it 8)

I test the complete arra, from the shaft, fletch/wrap, inserts/nocks and BH.

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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by hankenhunter » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:54 pm

Unless I break one, the arrows I practice with are my hunting arrows.
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Post by vixenmaster » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:02 pm

All of my arrows are huntin arrows
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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by Talltines » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:10 pm

gendoc wrote:you should test the one your going to hunt with. that's just the way I see it 8)

I test the complete arra, from the shaft, fletch/wrap, inserts/nocks and BH.

again, just me............. :mrgreen:
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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by xcaliber » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:15 pm

TheBig1 wrote:Ok folks, i went out today and finally shot everything in to a decently killing degree. I say that because it's not my standards of perfection but it's within an inch so I'll deal with it.

Anyways my question is, after shooting these arrows for practice and seeing some of the decal rub off from the target, do you use the same arrows for hunting or will you switch to four brand new ones?

Keep in mind that I'm shooting Spynal Tapps from Jerry and that I ordered a full dozen.

Chad
So what does not meet your standards? the bow, the arrows, or your form? :lol:
I shoot the arrows I'm going to hunt with at the longest distance i hunt at minimum one time! I want to make sure what I put in my quiver WORKS!

Good Luck! Just poking at you brother! :wink:
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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by TheBig1 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:19 pm

xcaliber wrote:
TheBig1 wrote:Ok folks, i went out today and finally shot everything in to a decently killing degree. I say that because it's not my standards of perfection but it's within an inch so I'll deal with it.

Anyways my question is, after shooting these arrows for practice and seeing some of the decal rub off from the target, do you use the same arrows for hunting or will you switch to four brand new ones?

Keep in mind that I'm shooting Spynal Tapps from Jerry and that I ordered a full dozen.

Chad
So what does not meet your standards? the bow, the arrows, or your form? :lol:
I shoot the arrows I'm going to hunt with at the longest distance i hunt at minimum one time! I want to make sure what I put in my quiver WORKS!

Good Luck! Just poking at you brother! :wink:
Lol I know you are! I'm not hitting exactly where I'm aiming but it is within an inch. My standard is if I aim at a fly at 20 yards I want to hit said fly.
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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by xcaliber » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:25 pm

I do a lot of off hand shooting close to the season because I hunt from a tree stand. The deer never line up where I want to take the shot. If you can hit a small balloon at 30 yards off hand, every time, that is the limit, if 40 works for you youngsters, then 40 it is. I set my gear up from the bench, but that won't get it in the stand.

I need to go hunting! :lol:
Good luck Chad! I think you'll do well bud.
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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by TheBig1 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:27 pm

xcaliber wrote:I do a lot of off hand shooting close to the season because I hunt from a tree stand. The deer never line up where I want to take the shot. If you can hit a small balloon at 30 yards off hand, every time, that is the limit, if 40 works for you youngsters, then 40 it is. I set my gear up from the bench, but that won't get it in the stand.

I need to go hunting! :lol:
Good luck Chad! I think you'll do well bud.
Thank you Brother, I appreciate your input. Good luck to you also. I'm ready for next weekend to finally get here.
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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by vixenmaster » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:30 pm

I shoot from my off shoulder lookin backwards usin a mirror, jus like a lil challenge don't cha knowed :)
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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by TheBig1 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:33 pm

vixenmaster wrote:I shoot from my off shoulder lookin backwards usin a mirror, jus like a lil challenge don't cha knowed :)
A regular Annie Oakley :lol:
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Re: Practice vs. Hunting Arrows

Post by GrassyKnoll » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:46 pm

I hunt with the arrows I practice with daily, including my broadheads. I just put fresh blades on the old heads I practice with. Also I've noticed a fresh wrap will not behave like a wrap that has been down the rail a few times... Not sure what it is about that but it seems the norm for me. So I've decided to go Commando on my shafts this season and no wraps.
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does anybody shoot capture nocks

Post by venison » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:40 pm

Im new on this site and wanted to ask if anybody notice a difference shooting out at distance with capturenocks ..Im shooting a matrix 380 20 inch black excutioner 3 inch bohing vanes ..Just was wondering if anybody on here has tested them out :?: :roll:

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Re: does anybody shoot capture nocks

Post by paulaboutform » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:57 pm

venison wrote:Im new on this site and wanted to ask if anybody notice a difference shooting out at distance with capturenocks ..Im shooting a matrix 380 20 inch black excutioner 3 inch bohing vanes ..Just was wondering if anybody on here has tested them out :?: :roll:
These bows are designed to shoot flat nocks and do so with amazing accuracy. I DO NOT recommend capture nocks with any of the Excalibur crossbows. You could be in for a world of hurt by a nock breaking and the string being cut by the shaft or an arrow not tracking properly on the rail and going astray. Don't do it....besides, there's no need to reinvent the wheel.

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Re: does anybody shoot capture nocks

Post by xcaliber » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:21 pm

paulaboutform wrote:
venison wrote:Im new on this site and wanted to ask if anybody notice a difference shooting out at distance with capturenocks ..Im shooting a matrix 380 20 inch black excutioner 3 inch bohing vanes ..Just was wondering if anybody on here has tested them out :?: :roll:
These bows are designed to shoot flat nocks and do so with amazing accuracy. I DO NOT recommend capture nocks with any of the Excalibur crossbows. You could be in for a world of hurt by a nock breaking and the string being cut by the shaft or an arrow not tracking properly on the rail and going astray. Don't do it....besides, there's no need to reinvent the wheel.

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