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Post by awshucks » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:34 pm

Thought I'd start this thread for the folks in Pa that are looking for info since they get xbows next season, but no scopes above 1x which I'm not familiar w/ any.

I know it seems to me like every Excal I've put p&p on wanted them in the same location to be 'on target'. Says a lot about the quality of the product.

I've noticed the pin base wants to be just shy of flush to the inside, maybe a thumbnail thickness.

Seems like w/ pin dead on at 20, the black post below is on real close at 30.

Kinda hoping some of you P&P shooters will chime in for the benefit of our Pa brethern? gotta confess I'm kinda curious what some of you have come up w/ myself, including any multiple pin sights which I find kind of cluttered personally. Thanks!!
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Post by vixenmaster » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:12 pm

on my phoenix front pin is about 3/32" shy of the cutout as you said. even with my poor eyesight i can get 2 1/2" groups at 20 yds. and hit a playing card at 30 yds. all day long. i drilled out the peep to 5/16" so i can get abit of light i need early in the mornings.
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Post by Jim C » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:04 pm

FOr the peep site shooters-you can put the scope rail on your bow and add one of the many easily available AR-15 rear sights. I like the one that has 4 different sized peep holes which i use on an APEX target bow.
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Post by awshucks » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:13 pm

Jim C wrote:FOr the peep site shooters-you can put the scope rail on your bow and add one of the many easily available AR-15 rear sights. I like the one that has 4 different sized peep holes which i use on an APEX target bow.
Jim, what do you use for a pin then? Does by chance that height combo come out close enough to stock peep, one can use stock f/o pin? Tia.
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Post by vixenmaster » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:26 am

this is a 30 yd group using peep & pin yesterday 36 degrees in 15 mph winds using the phoenix with straight riser and FFF string. arrows were slugged 2213 weighing 560 gr 22" long


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Post by vixenmaster » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:29 am

here is my shooting table setup at 30 yds.

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Post by vixenmaster » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:38 am

this the 2nd group & i lost 4 vanes during the shooting of 2 groups yesterday at 30 yds. thats min of deer all day long ppl in Pa. i don't like to shoot the same spot twice let alone 5 times even using a peep/pin setup. this is from a 58 year old fat man with poor eye sight.
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Post by VixChix » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:19 am

Is that one of those portable hot tubs you've got as a backstop? :shock:
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Post by vixenmaster » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:28 am

VixChix yes its old and must have sprung a leak. cause the ppl threw it out to the street and i loaded it on my utility trailer and i use as a backstop. it does real well too! :lol:
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Post by VixChix » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:33 am

So you don't have to worry about it springing any new leaks then? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by bob1961 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:57 pm

lol vix i was just gonna ask the same thing..............bob

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Post by bassboater » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:08 pm

on the peep on my old xbow, i used some higlo paint, orange to pick it up easier, since the front pins were just red tipped i higlowed them as well with orange.
worked out rather well. GL.
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Post by vixenmaster » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:42 pm

i made a mistake my phoenix peep is like awshucks said just a fingernail space. its my vixen that is about 3/32"
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Post by Jim C » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:58 pm

I use the standard front sight that comes with the bow. I will try to get a picture one of these days-I don't own a digital camera but my wife does.
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