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by Cossack
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Whats a good silentser ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Re: Whats a good silentser ?

Any increased weight, in the form of string, arrow or thingies on limbs will reduce arrow speed by approx 1fps for each 3 grns of weight ....and will do very little for reducing bow noise. That's just the way it is with crossbows.
by Cossack
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Help a dummy understand an arrow/bolt please.
Replies: 15
Views: 2831

Re: Help a dummy understand an arrow/bolt please.

Used to build my own.....until I found Black Eagle Executioners. Not only a great arrow but the few pennies I save making my own don't offset the hassle and time involved.
by Cossack
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Stripped Out Screw Heads
Replies: 11
Views: 3141

Re: Stripped Out Screw Heads

Got a stripped screw remover (Craftsman) some time ago. One actually removes existing screw-slot with one side of the tool, then uses the other side to extract the screw. It's threads bit into the screw 'pocket', created with the previously mentioned tool, and out it comes. May be a good idea to loo...
by Cossack
Tue May 26, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: question on speed
Replies: 28
Views: 4404

Re: question on speed

Other than pull weight, the primary factor affecting speed, of any crossbow, is the weight of the arrow, string and objects on the limbs. Thus a Flemish string will be 'faster' than an endless loop it's being compared to only if it weighs less.
by Cossack
Wed May 20, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: bench rest bags
Replies: 15
Views: 2788

Re: bench rest bags

Sweat Scoop kitty litter.
by Cossack
Sun May 10, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: nocks
Replies: 17
Views: 3670

Re: nocks

Big difference between plastic nocks and polycarbonate. Don't do plastic any more after a said nock failed. Polycabonates, like those by Firenock are very strong and light. Been using some instead of aluminum nocks which can't be lit up. I practice with unlighted nocks, but have designated hunting a...
by Cossack
Sat May 09, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Could someone explain all the string choices?
Replies: 12
Views: 2809

Re: Could someone explain all the string choices?

Agreed. I make my own both EL and Flems, but the stock Flemish is a very good buy and a good sting as well.
by Cossack
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How often do you replace the string ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4130

Re: How often do you replace the string ?

Every other yr or two re-serves which ever comes first. But then I make my own and enjoy doing so; can't make any more unless I rotate them out :D
by Cossack
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Online calculators
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Online calculators

You also have to take the brace weight of your bow into consideration. A bit longer string increases speed, albeit not to that extent. :D
by Cossack
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My daughter wants my Micro
Replies: 25
Views: 4682

Re: My daughter wants my Micro

Smart girl. "Hunt with your kids and you'll never have to hunt for them.''
by Cossack
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Asking for help with off-season storage
Replies: 12
Views: 2910

Re: Asking for help with off-season storage

Once tested two identical compound bows, one new and one that had been left strung over winter (there is an off season in northern MN :lol: ).
The latter bow was 12 fps slower using the same arrow! Do I unstring? You bet.
by Cossack
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Problem with Exomax...help please
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: Problem with Exomax...help please

Trigger mechanism screw is loose (check the forearm screw as well), scope mount is part of the trigger assembly that's why the scope don't move when cocked and the assembly is under pressure.
by Cossack
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ibex bolts and knocks
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

Re: Ibex bolts and knocks

Plastic nocks both flat and moons will work BUT, after having a bow blow up in my hands from a failed plastic nock, I use nothing but aluminum flat nocks in my Excal. Flat nocks have proven to be more accurate, for me, than moons.
by Cossack
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Making flemish string
Replies: 42
Views: 7214

Re: Making flemish string

I started by making and remaking strings using cheap material until my weaving technique was down pat. Boo was most helpful with information and even string material along the way. Personally I like the clipped end, makes it look like a silencer rather than a fuzzed out string; and they are easier t...
by Cossack
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: stringing struggle
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

Re: stringing struggle

ehntr nailed it. Just do as he instructed. The trick definitely is to take as much slack out of stringer rope as possible AND use a cocking rope to pull the stringer to cocked position.