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Old 11-12-2015, 05:51 PM
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Congradulations on a successful hunt. All the best.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:16 AM
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Whelp sounds like you figure out the prob... Nice buck but definetly up grade on the xbow something in the 300+++ fps!!!
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:06 AM
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Congrats on the deer, still have to ask. What did you do differently this time though. Are you aiming lower, closing the gap and taking shorter shots?
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:17 PM
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Prob let me get a little closer
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:25 PM
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For the successful shot, it was actually a bit farther. Around 30 yards.

I did aim a bit lower, and the deer didn't duck at all. He did begin to run, and I think that contributed to me hitting a bit farther to the rear than I aimed, but it didn't alter it that much.

I also added string dampeners. I tested it before and after adding them and they reduced the noise around 5 dB.

Even though this season had a happy ending, I did order another crossbow. I got an empire beowulf. It came a couple days after I shot my deer. I've already chronographed it, and it goes around 340 fps. It has better groups, much quieter, and I really like it overall. I'm looking forward to using it next year.

Again, thanks to everyone that offered suggestions and input.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:43 AM
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200 fps does seem to be a lot slower for any bow. Good idea of going to a new, faster bow!

And to the uninformed, bolts are solid metal shafts without any fletchings, while arrows do have fletchings and come in hollow aluminum and carbon shafts!! I guess some folks think calling them bolts sounds cool, NOT! JMHO.
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:47 AM
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I think you shouldnt kill wild animals because they has been becoming extinct.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Alfonso891979 View Post
I think you shouldnt kill wild animals because they has been becoming extinct.
HAHAHA< well, tell this to the hundreds of thousands of folks that hit ANIMALS with there vehicles

maybe you should start there, as there are more drivers out there than hunters
=get everyone to stop driving< plus vehicles make pollution, you can be a hero!!

SO, BEST of Luck to you! LOL
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:22 PM
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Oh goody, an anti hunter!
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