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by Jim C
Tue May 13, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: crossbow competition
Replies: 8
Views: 2548

mercyfulfate wrote:Sorry but these guys and their "crossbows" look bloody stupid.
Lots of compound archers and hunters say the same things about all crossbow users. So what is your point? :roll:
by Jim C
Mon May 12, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: crossbow competition
Replies: 8
Views: 2548

There is basically two types of formal Xbow target shooting. In the USA there is only one and that is FIELD crossbow-not to be confused with NFAA or FITA Field. Field target is what TNC sponsors at NAA tournaments which uses either the WCSA or the IAU 900 round. Bows are limited to 10Kilos of physic...
by Jim C
Thu May 01, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: REAR SIGHT CHOICES
Replies: 1
Views: 742

REAR SIGHT CHOICES

If you like using "iron" sights on the excalibur here is an option that might be nicer than the basic rear sight that comes with your bow. Buy the scope mount and then get one of the easily available sights that are designed to fit on a "flat top" AR 15 or M-16 rifle. I bought one from M&A Parts in ...
by Jim C
Thu May 01, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: funny crossbow ad
Replies: 8
Views: 1828

That appears to be essentially the same bow that PSE sells under its label. It is basically a copy of a mid 1990's era Horton-back when they still used "pigtails". Actually not a bad bow for the money but the PSE versions sold for alot less than 650-maybe 300 bucks IIRC. Home protection> well in Tai...
by Jim C
Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: ATA show
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

I was there Friday and part of Saturday. Spent a fair amount of time talking to Dan Miller (sorry to hear that he lost a grandkid suddenly-no medical explanation yet). Great guy-tough loss. Talked to Bill about offering a front sight bracket on the APEX so that owners could easily add a serious (lik...
by Jim C
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T gamo airguns
Replies: 15
Views: 5510

Of the break-barrel jobs, the Weirauch (Beeman brand) jobs are the best-the air piston (rather than a spring) one is the best because it won't fatigue and you can vary the power by adding or deleting air to the piston. Actually, the air rifles in the Weihrauch line that are "air piston" (a.k.a. "ga...
by Jim C
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T gamo airguns
Replies: 15
Views: 5510

I have dozens of airguns using all standard power systems. THE PCP are the top of the line but they require you have easy access to a dive shop or an expensive compressor (which I own-about 1200 US Dollars) or a Hill or similar "bike pump". I have two of the air arms rifles-one is a neat take down c...
by Jim C
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OUCH
Replies: 1
Views: 910

http://www.ezpulltriggerassist.com/

I think I figured out how the fellow got hurt-suggestion don't screw around with the triggers on hunting crossbows :!:
by Jim C
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OUCH
Replies: 1
Views: 910

OUCH

Don't know what an EZ Pull is or why you would want to mess with a crossbow stringer

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=530088
by Jim C
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: If you could share one tip to be more accurate, it woulde be
Replies: 34
Views: 9426

Alright kids here goes. BTW having experimented with setting up various excaliburs for both the WCSA 65M field events and the WCSA 55 M sport events i can tell you getting an excalibur to have a sight span for both 20 yards and 100 yards is not possible from what I have seen short of having some sor...
by Jim C
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: World Championship Crossbow Shoot
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

My student, Brent Hankins participated in this-my annual office retreat conflicted so I was unable to attend. Brent was a promising recurve archer but two years ago he was directed to wear a scoliosis brace to correct a spinal issue and that prevented him from properly shooting a recurve bow. Rather...
by Jim C
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Thaughts toshare with excal- designers/ developers/customers
Replies: 26
Views: 6583

australian crossbows makes an adjustable cheek piece. I have three-the first couple tended to move since they only had one bolt. the new ones have two-they are very good
by Jim C
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: String specifications for Astro Daco needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4140

Jim C is correct in the use of Dacron for the string material, if my memory serves me well today I believe the stock strings were 30 strands from the factory. Daco built mainly 2 different crossbows, the Hornet which was their shorter of the 2 & I believe it was around 100 lb & the Scorpion which w...
by Jim C
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: String specifications for Astro Daco needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4140

The Daco requires a DACRON (B-50 or B-500) string on 90 pound target bows 18 strands are normal so a 24-26 strand string would be fine on a 120-125 (for some reason I believe they were 125 not 120-I have one in my basement) Daco. The main thing is to have a string that is neither too thin on undercl...
by Jim C
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Missing Post/DELETED
Replies: 34
Views: 8351

I have been around crossbows for a long long time I am fortunate-I can afford lots of bows I also was a staff shooter for a big pro shop then we ran one for 5 years. I can tell you we dealt with Mathews, Hoyt, Martin, PSE, Sky, and Excalibur out of our shop along with PAPES and LANCASTER all top fli...