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Old 05-05-2012, 07:24 PM
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Default Pistol bolts & points?

Hey all - I've recently been plinking around with an OLD barnett trident pistol crossbow that I've had for many years. I've long lost the string wax, but saw a mention here on the forum that I could use crisco on the rail / string / (serving?). I was worried about the string on the bow as it's easily 15 years old so I took it to the archery department at bass pro and the guys said that it wasn't in bad shape and didn't need replacing so wasn't sure if you just simply look for fraying or periodic replacement. Also - it's been strung for all that time, under tension, does that decrease the strength of the bow?

Recently been having coon and possum issues around the house at night (we're in the country and in the woods) - and am looking for better ammo for faster kills. I'm getting pass throughs with the standard off the shelf field target bolts that you can buy off of amazon. Wasn't sure if they sell anything that might be better for this use other than maybe grinding the tips into a wadcutter blunt tip... as I'm sure broadheads would be pretty pricey for varmint dispatch.

Thanks for any advice all!
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:10 AM
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Try Adders, http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...3Bcat103972680
You can also put a washer under the tip.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:55 AM
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Can you shoot those off of the deck of the crossbow? I think it would lift the tip of the bolt off of the deck, wouldn't it?
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:38 AM
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Not if you're arrows are the right length. Have you ever played w/ .22 CB caps?
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:20 AM
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Bolts have no fletchings. Arrows Do.
Any small 1" or less broadhead will suit your needs fine.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by awshucks View Post
Not if you're arrows are the right length. Have you ever played w/ .22 CB caps?
Those seem interesting - do they detonate on impact?

Re the broadheads - do they have 2 blade broadheads that will still allow the bolt to sit flat on the deck?

You can kind of get the idea from the picture (not the same as mine, but close):

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Old 05-18-2012, 03:03 PM
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Those seem interesting - do they detonate on impact?
Nope, appear to be .22 shorts but have reduced powder loads, great for vermin control..........
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