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by Boltshooter
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Exomax String Life
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Thanks for the tips. I guess string life is just one of the tradeoffs with the exomax. It's still an extremely fine crossbow, in my opinion. However, it might be interesting if Excalibur introduced a "Deluxe" version of the Max with a teflon coated rail. (While they're at it, they might include a po...
by Boltshooter
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Exomax String Life
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Exomax String Life

I haven't posted for several months. Great to be back onthe forum! :D BillT, the new website is a huge improvement. Anyway, a few days ago I decided to take a few shots with the Exomax, for the first time in a while. One thing lead to another, and I ended up taking quite a few shots. Still as accura...
by Boltshooter
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Straightening bent dissipator Bars
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Straightening bent dissipator Bars

It's been quite a while since I posted. :oops: I dry fired my Exomax several months ago, and only recently noticed that both dissipator bars are slightly bent. I tried clamping them in a vice and pounding them with a leather mallet, but had no success straightening them. Is there any special trick f...
by Boltshooter
Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 50 Yard Broadside Shot
Replies: 37
Views: 11497

I think the main reason a 50-55 yard shot with a crossbow is a bad idea is that most people simply can't reliably estimate range at that distance within 5 yards. Since crossbows have such a high trajectory, misjudging by five yards could change the point of impact by close to a foot, especially at l...
by Boltshooter
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hmm, is this normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

TYE, probably tiny air bubbles in the paint are causing it to flake off in spots. Maybe something else though. . .
What kinda termites you got in Ontario? :wink:
by Boltshooter
Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Boy shot by crossbow in critical condition
Replies: 18
Views: 4837

You need to have your wits about you when toting a crossbow. You can't be asleep at the switch like you can toting a vert bow. I learned that the hard way. Luckily, the damage to my limbs after the dry fire was insignificant. :wink: :oops: The people bashing crossbows because of this accident seem ...
by Boltshooter
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dry Fired It! Help BillT!
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Just noticed, my last post was my 100'th post. Lucky sign :wink: for sure!
by Boltshooter
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dry Fired It! Help BillT!
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

I just sent BillT a PM.
by Boltshooter
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dry Fired It! Help BillT!
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Good idea GaryL. Should I glue the splinters before I send the limbs to excalibur, or let them do the repair?
by Boltshooter
Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dry Fired It! Help BillT!
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Just measured the splinters. As far as I can tell from visual inspection with a magnifying glass, both splinters are no more than a sixteenth of an inch wide, and the longest one is a little over an inch long. I havn't tried to raise them. Are you guys sure I couldn't just get a little epoxy on the ...
by Boltshooter
Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dry Fired It! Help BillT!
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Dry Fired It! Help BillT!

:cry: Darn it, I was afraid this would happen! I was just sighing in my new red dot, and forgot to load a bolt. on the fourth shot. The bow is an Exomax. There was nothing spectacular. The shot sounded a little different than normal, but not really loader, and there was more vibration than normal. T...
by Boltshooter
Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mystery deepens!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7063

Wolverine maybe? :o :wink: :wink:
by Boltshooter
Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dang, Sell out
Replies: 68
Views: 22318

Why are you switching to a compound TYE :?:
by Boltshooter
Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ultradot Red Dot Arrived
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Ultradot Red Dot Arrived

:D My red dot sight arrived yesterday! It is a 30 mm red dot, 11 position adjustable, matte black finish, made in japan, $129. From what I can see, the workmanship is flawless. It included a lifetime warranty. Also included a nifty two-piece adjustable polarizing filter, which I would say is worth a...
by Boltshooter
Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Watch out for drugs
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

Armed and dangerous meth cooks=dangerous game=thrilling hunting experience with archery equipment. :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: