Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by PublicLandHunter1 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:23 pm

New to cross bow hunting and this forum. Bought the Matrix 405, shooting it with 22inch Full Metal Jackets with 150grain broad-heads. Groups great but does start to drop off 40 yards +.

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by wildcatter » Tue May 09, 2017 9:39 am

well just built my first set for the new Suppressor. 15.5" Spynall Tapps @ 399 grains, using 125 Slick Trick Viper Tricks
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380 Mad Max, XB-30 Pro 18" SSAS 175 VPA
380 Lynx, XB-30 Pro, 18" SASS 125 grn. S.T.
350W Custom, XB-30 18" SSAS 100 grn S.T.
Toxin 150 Custom Rangemaster Pro 22" B.E.E.

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by amythntr » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:58 pm

This was posted by Boo on 6/4/17 and although it is not about about arrow and bow combinations it goes to another important topic....that of "arrow preparation" before area where many members have struggles with! :wink:

Knurl the inserts between 2 files to give it texture.
Wash the inserts in acetone.
Run a 30 cal bore brush into the shaft to remove loose material.
Stick the shaft into acetone and shake. Remove the shaft from the acetone and shake off the excess. Do this 3 times.
Let all cleaned surfaces dry for couple of hours or until there is zero smell of acetone.
Do not touch any of the cleaned surfaces with your hands.
Put a small bead of glue on the inside edge of the shaft and at the forward corner of the insert (the end going into the shaft) as well as on the glue surface of the insert. If you do not see a bead of glue build up ahead of the shaft, you haven't used enough glue.
Push and turn the insert into the shaft and smack it on a wooden surface to seat.
Do not use the shaft for 24 hrs.
Goat Tough, the blue top Gorilla glue, G5 blue glue all worked for me with no problems. Twenty four hour two part epoxy works really well. Cleanliness is more important than the glue used.

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by tipnchip » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:53 am

Matrix 330
arrow Easton 2219 Mag cut to 16 inch
2 inch blazer fletch
standard plastic flat nock standard alum. insert
100gr.field p or grim reaper bh. This combo shoots very nice in both mine and the wife's 330.

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by sgtkersh » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:19 am

I'm new here, just bought an Excalibur Matrix 350SE. My target practice and then turkey/coyote arrows are the stock Diablo arrows with Excalibur Boltcutters.

For deer, to keep the 400 gr total I had Wyvern Creations build me custom Double Eagle Executioner 18" arrows with an 80 gr brass insert and then lumenocks. I will match them with NAP Spitfires in 125 gr. The total weighs out to 409 gr.
Matrix 350SE, Hawke XB1 SR, R.E.D.S., Guardian ADF, Diablos with 150 gr Boltcutters, Black Eagle Exectutioners with 125 gr NAP Spitfires, JBK String

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by Back strap » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:28 pm

Signature says it all
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Matrix 405/ air brakes/ Twilight scope/ Vixen master string/ Munch mount/ aircurve 3 kwikee kwiver/ 18 in spinal tapps/ aluminum nock/ sk300 vanes/ 110 brass insert/100 grain ramcat. Huntin Fishin Lovin everyday. AKA-BUCKY

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by Booge » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:01 pm

Matrix 405
Hawke xb 30 pro
Trigger tech
Zombie Slayer 110 grn inserts
M405 hawke xb 30 pro sr TT Trigger
M380 hawke xb1 sr TT Trigger
Zombie Slayers/110 gr inserts
Vixenmaster strings

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by joel0711 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:00 pm

2000-2001 Exocet with up graded 200lbs limbs,Flemish string,,old S&W trigger shoe filed to fit,,leather cheek piece for rifle cut to fit,,, 20 inch gold tips with 100 gr muzzy and blazers... suits my purposes...

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by jody5252 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:17 pm

Exocett 200 and Stryker Katana 360 * 2219 Easton alum. shafts - SK300 vanes - 125 gr. heads (Dirt nap/Bear) - Lumenoks - Tru-glo Red Dot sights
Exocet 200 & Stryker Katana 360 - Easton 2219 magnums - Flex Fletch SK300 vanes - TruGlo red dot sight - Munch-single post quiver mount - D. Miller-quiver mount - 8 pt. Flemish string - 125 gr. DRT Dirt-Nap BH - Lumenok lighted nocks

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Re: Arrow and Bow combinations of forum members

Post by galamb » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:09 pm

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's heresy but I shoot plastic "moon" nocks - switched after getting a few partial dry fires/string jumps on flat nocks

Total arrow weight is 394 grains with an FOC of 22.5% and a blistering 278 fps @ 5 feet from the stirrup :)

Vix II, VixenMaster flemish/S5, 20" GT Laser II's - 100 gr Dead Ringer Stiletto II's (394 grains - 22.5% F.O.C.) @272 FPS

Bow River Archery 51# Summit TD Recurve, Beman Bone Collectors - 100 gr Rage 40KE (491 grains - 14.6% FOC) @148 FPS

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