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by Smong2000
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: C2 Crank Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

C2 crank

Hi Paul, You are reacting exactly like I did when I first tried to use a crank, it feels really awkward. It was extra hard for me because I'm left handed. Just do it a few times and it gets easy. I got a Charger Ext to replace the C2 because it is ambidextrous and switching hands felt awkward too fo...
by Smong2000
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: They are back
Replies: 15
Views: 2076

Re: They are back

Sounds like a rough patch for crossbow hunters. I am truly sorry for you folks and would support anything I could do from across the country. Am I understanding correctly that you can only use a crossbow in the designated crossbow season? Or can you use it in rifle and muzzleloader season but just n...
by Smong2000
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: What is a Liberal?
Replies: 12
Views: 2091

Re: What is a Liberal?

Isn't your first amendment in place to separate church and state? :wtf: It used to be...just not anymore. I might be a dreaded "liberal' because I'm a little open minded but not so much that my brain fell out. But I might be a 'conservative' because I follow the 10 Commandments and obey the laws of...
by Smong2000
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lead free bullets
Replies: 15
Views: 1508

Re: Lead free bullets

I have been using Barnes 120 grain TTX in my 7-08. They shoot exactly the same as my 120 grain Ballistic Tips with both Varget and TAC powders, sub MOA. Only have taken 3 bucks with them, all in the lungs and all bang-flops. After seeing xrays of deer shot with high velocity lead core bullets I won'...
by Smong2000
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: What is a Liberal?
Replies: 12
Views: 2091

What is a Liberal?

Serious question :wtf: I can point to one when I see them (I think) but can't really define them. If you ask them they will tell you that they are following the teachings of Jesus and that sounds like a good thing but is it really? I mean all the compassion, loving your neighbor and treating people ...
by Smong2000
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A question for the accuracy nuts
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: A question for the accuracy nuts

I was a victim of target panic when shooting vertical bows and saw exactly what you describe. Seems that it looked very easy to hit bulls at 20 yds so I was sloppy on my execution and follow through. When I got out to 40 yds my groups tightened up because I was trying to be smooth and watch the arro...
by Smong2000
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crank for a Matrix 355
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Crank for a Matrix 355

I agree that the Charge Ext is a better solution if money is no object and I just ordered one. Around here the Charge is $229 but could probably be found somewhat cheaper. C2 cranks are less than 1/2 that cost, I am selling mine for $100. Both do the same thing but sounds like the Charge is lighter ...
by Smong2000
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Top 5 excalibur crossbows
Replies: 40
Views: 4440

Re: Top 5 excalibur crossbows

I only have experience with 2 so it's an easy ranking.

BD400
Micro 355

Or depending on the hunt...

Micro 355
BD400

I would be a tiny bit interested in the hotter Micro's when the price comes down and they get more field testing.
by Smong2000
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Xbows, BHs, scopes, etc
Replies: 27
Views: 2120

Re: New Xbows, BHs, scopes, etc

Very timely thread as I am selling off much of my 'extra' sporting stuff. Down to 2 Excals, just sold my compound crossbow, and 4 deer rifles. I don't need 4 rifles so trying to decide which 2 go. Donated a bunch of clothing and boots and still clearing that stuff out. Sold my motorcycle and ATV la...
by Smong2000
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Xbows, BHs, scopes, etc
Replies: 27
Views: 2120

Re: New Xbows, BHs, scopes, etc

Very timely thread as I am selling off much of my 'extra' sporting stuff. Down to 2 Excals, just sold my compound crossbow, and 4 deer rifles. I don't need 4 rifles so trying to decide which 2 go. Donated a bunch of clothing and boots and still clearing that stuff out. Sold my motorcycle and ATV las...
by Smong2000
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ontario hunting Reports ** failure to submit**
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Ontario hunting Reports ** failure to submit**

You guys are ahead of your southern neighbors again. :thumbup: I wish we could follow a lot of your policies - just plain common sense to require the people actually in the field to report what they are observing.
by Smong2000
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Micro trigger questions
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Re: Excalibur Micro trigger questions

One hole groups for every single shot!!! :eusa-dance: :crazy:
Going to stretch it out to 15 feet tomorrow.. :eusa-think:
by Smong2000
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Micro trigger questions
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Re: Excalibur Micro trigger questions

I'm shooting the bow in my garage at 5 feet with my eyes closed so I can concentrate on the trigger. I am getting to love it now, it's so clean and crisp. They definitely got all the grittyness out and lightened it up a lot. It's the kind of trigger that you don't even notice now, which is great. :t...
by Smong2000
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Micro trigger questions
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Excalibur Micro trigger questions

I just got back a trigger group from Excalibur that is a warranty replacement. My original trigger had a bunch of take up or creep that was very crunchy, about 2 or 3 mm travel. The new trigger is clearly a rebuild and still has all the take up mine had but is very clean and the break is light, unde...
by Smong2000
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What's the next hunt for 2020?
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

Re: What's the next hunt for 2020?

:wave: If you have selective amnesia and forget by fall I might be willing to send them... :lol: