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Forum: Crossbows
09-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,895
Posted By one eye joe

Best bet is to go to a store with a large...

Best bet is to go to a store with a large selection and try as many as possible (at least shoulder them if you can't shoot them). One or more will feel "right" and you should concentrate on those....
Forum: Crossbows
09-06-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By one eye joe

As long as your total weight is above 350 grains...

As long as your total weight is above 350 grains (minimum recommended by Excalibur), you are good-to-go. Your different brands of arrows might have a bit different FOC rating, but this should not be...
Forum: Crossbows
09-03-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By one eye joe

Over at Crossbow Nation, a guy just listed a...

Over at Crossbow Nation, a guy just listed a Kodabow Scout with scope for $550. I can tell you that these bows are put together like a tank. Built by hunter's for hunter's. A bit heavier than some,...
Forum: Crossbows
09-03-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By one eye joe

Go over to Excalibur crossbow forums. There is a...

Go over to Excalibur crossbow forums. There is a used Ibex there for $400. Great deal on a bow with lifetime transferable warranty. It will outlast him, and is all a person needs.
Forum: Crossbows
08-10-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By one eye joe

I had an Ibex and it is a greaat bow. Shoots...

I had an Ibex and it is a greaat bow. Shoots nearly everything you put in it very accurately (do not recommend shooting at the same spot twice out to at least 40 yards - don't ask how I know).
...
Forum: Crossbows
05-20-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By one eye joe

Crossbow arrows are larger diameter to allow the...

Crossbow arrows are larger diameter to allow the string to ride in the middle of the nock. I wouldn't recommend shooting a regular arrow shaft in your crossbow.

If you need some arrows, you might...
Forum: Crossbows
03-25-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By one eye joe

There is an Excalibur crossbow forum. Several...

There is an Excalibur crossbow forum. Several guys on it make strings, You pretty much have your choice of who builds it and what material you want to use. Also, Danny Miller (the US Excalibur rep)...
Forum: Crossbows
03-06-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,818
Posted By one eye joe

Agree with the above. I also shoot a recurve...

Agree with the above. I also shoot a recurve because of the reliability easy servicing aspect. Would buy a recurve again as they fit my wants/needs.
Forum: Crossbows
09-03-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By one eye joe

Kodabow review

After retiring from the navy, Chuck Matasic decided to build crossbows. The Kodabow crossbow is a wider than average, heavier than average bow that shoots at average speeds, and cost $1000. What...
Forum: Crossbows
08-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,377
Posted By one eye joe

I shoot carbon because they are more durable...

I shoot carbon because they are more durable generally than aluminum. Aluminum bends, carbon shatters, so you have to decide which will best fit your needs. Everyone seems to have their own personal...
Forum: Crossbows
08-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By one eye joe

Ten Point bought the Horton name and is bringing...

Ten Point bought the Horton name and is bringing out a line of bows using the Horton name. Have not heard much about what exactly they will have, or what price range they will be in.
Forum: Crossbows
08-21-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By one eye joe

Talking that is why my Excalibur is for sale. :happy0157:

that is why my Excalibur is for sale. :happy0157:
Forum: Crossbows
08-19-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By one eye joe

I have an Excalibur Ibex that I could sell you....

I have an Excalibur Ibex that I could sell you. PM me if you have any interest.
Forum: Crossbows
08-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,538
Posted By one eye joe

Not sure on the noise aspect, as they are all...

Not sure on the noise aspect, as they are all pretty loud. I have gone with recurves (Excalibur and Kodabow) for simplicity and ability to work on them without a press, although recurves tend to be a...
Forum: Crossbows
07-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,439
Posted By one eye joe

I have tried the BEE's in .003 straightness along...

I have tried the BEE's in .003 straightness along with Deer Crossing arrows with the same straightness rating. Both brands factory fletched. Either shoot better than I can at hunting distance - 45/50...
Forum: Crossbows
07-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,202
Posted By one eye joe

When I was shopping, the Parker was one that...

When I was shopping, the Parker was one that interested me. It felt good, which is important. Research led me to decide on an Excalibur. They are wider (except the new Matrix line) louder, and lack...
Forum: Crossbows
07-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By one eye joe

Check out Deer Crossing arrows, or Black Eagle....

Check out Deer Crossing arrows, or Black Eagle. Both are similar weight and close in price. Seem to be good arrows with a lot of folks using them. Code Joe53 is good for 10% off on Deer Crossing...
Forum: Crossbows
06-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,886
Posted By one eye joe

Have to agree. If you look at them, everything is...

Have to agree. If you look at them, everything is machined/molded so there is very minimal hand work done. I can't see how some of the prices today are justified, and it isn't just crossbows. $6.00...
Forum: Crossbows
06-24-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By one eye joe

Good to hear that they take care of their...

Good to hear that they take care of their customers. That's how you keep people happy and sell more products.
Forum: Crossbows
06-05-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By one eye joe

$49.99/ dz arrows

Found this on another forum and wanted to pass it along. He went on to say that while the website says no discounts apply, using code Joe53 will get a 10% discount.



The $49.99/DZ arrow is...
Forum: Crossbows
05-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By one eye joe

You might also call Dan Miller at 740 483 2312....

You might also call Dan Miller at 740 483 2312. He is the U.S. rep for Excalibur. He knows the products and like David is a good guy to talk to.
Forum: Crossbows
02-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By one eye joe

I remember hearing the same thing when Gold Tip...

I remember hearing the same thing when Gold Tip started up. Have heard similar with Vortex optics, Barnes x-bullets, and others. If they put out a good product and have service to back them up, they...
Forum: Crossbows
02-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By one eye joe

Found out that they are running a special on .001...

Found out that they are running a special on .001 Hunter model. Discount should still apply.
Forum: Crossbows
02-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By one eye joe

Deer Crossing arrows

Has anybody tried these arrows? Newish company looking for imput on good and bad. I would appreciate hearing your views on their products. If anybody wants to order any of their products, I have a...
02-23-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,619
Posted By one eye joe

Decide what area you would like to hunt, then...

Decide what area you would like to hunt, then call chambers of commerce for towns in the area, and contact the game warden for the area. They will usually be glad to help you find areas to hunt.
09-29-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,767
Posted By one eye joe

Fred Bear, Jack OConner, and a lot of other...

Fred Bear, Jack OConner, and a lot of other hunters from an earlier era never knew what camo was. They also knew what hunting was, and they killed a lot of animals.
09-01-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By one eye joe

New Deer Supplement

A friend of mine has decided to market a new vitamin/mineral supplement after a great deal of research. It was tested in Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas, and while not designed as an attractant, it seems...
Forum: Optics
08-12-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By one eye joe

a 32mm objective will work fine with lowrings (or...

a 32mm objective will work fine with lowrings (or even extra low if you can find them). Medium will work up to 40-44mm and high is needed for the larger objetive sizes. I believe this is what you...
07-22-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By one eye joe

As far as lower cost rifles, you might check out...

As far as lower cost rifles, you might check out Marlin, Savage, Howa and T.C.. They all make a nice bolt action in the lower price range. You can often find a Remington 700 at a good price too-avoid...
Forum: Reloading
07-20-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,169
Posted By one eye joe

Contact Savage. Tell them what happened and thank...

Contact Savage. Tell them what happened and thank them for making a good strong rifle. They may want you to return it to them for inspection. They build the gun, so they would be best at knowing what...
07-20-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By one eye joe

Typically, the more popular calibers will have...

Typically, the more popular calibers will have cheaper ammunition. The "cheapest" are usually calibers that the military has used. This includes the .30-06 and .308, either of which would work for...
Forum: Guns
07-06-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,355
Posted By one eye joe

My recomendation is to take her to a good shop...

My recomendation is to take her to a good shop and let her handle several. One will "feel better" to her and she will be a lot happier having chosen her own rifle. As to caliber, the 7-08 isn't a bad...
Forum: Guns
06-16-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By one eye joe

I vote for the 7-08. My wife has been shooting...

I vote for the 7-08. My wife has been shooting mine (Encore) with no problems. For Deer out to 300 yards, it is a fine choice with light recoil and good terminal effects. My view is that the talk...
04-06-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,494
Posted By one eye joe

Contact the game warden for the area, and...

Contact the game warden for the area, and chamber's of commerce for the larger towns. Both can give you information on landowner's who allow hunting and/or best public hunting areas. You should have...
04-01-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,166
Posted By one eye joe

The Vortex is a good scope, as are the Bushnesll...

The Vortex is a good scope, as are the Bushnesll Elite series (although there customer service is terrible). I would personally stay away from 50mm objective scopes as they require high rings that...
03-30-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,958
Posted By one eye joe

The premier line has a lifetime warranty....

The premier line has a lifetime warranty. Actually, up until a few years ago, all their scopes had a lifetime over the counter exchange warranty. Their optics are very clear and bright. The weak link...
Forum: Optics
03-30-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By one eye joe

I will try to help. There are two knobs on the...

I will try to help. There are two knobs on the scope with markings which you adjust to get your rifle shooting where you aim it. They will be marked, usually up on one and right on the other to help...
03-30-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By one eye joe

Call and talk to Doug at Cameraland. He is very...

Call and talk to Doug at Cameraland. He is very knowlegable on optics and what works. They also have some of the best prices you will find anywhere.
Forum: Guns
03-10-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,149
Posted By one eye joe

The Mark U-9 was made by BSA in England. The J-9...

The Mark U-9 was made by BSA in England. The J-9 and XK were all made elsewhere as far as I know. I grew up lusting for a U-9. Never got one, and have only seen a few. Wish I still had a Herters...
Forum: Guns
03-09-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,149
Posted By one eye joe

It is a model '98 action. herter's had them made...

It is a model '98 action. herter's had them made by a couple of different vendors in Europe. Some were very nice, some were a little rough. They also had a variety of stocks ranging from useable to...
Forum: Reloading
02-03-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,009
Posted By one eye joe

46.0 grains of 4064 with a 100 grain bullet of...

46.0 grains of 4064 with a 100 grain bullet of choice. Has worked in several different .25/06's. Note that this load is above book max, although older manuals show it.
Forum: Blades
12-23-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,051
Posted By one eye joe

Spyderco Wegner Jr.. Feel like something is...

Spyderco Wegner Jr.. Feel like something is missing if I don't have a pocket knife on me.
Forum: Guns
12-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,713
Posted By one eye joe

See if you can find a good deal on Tikka, CZ 550,...

See if you can find a good deal on Tikka, CZ 550, or Ruger 77. All are nice rifles and come with scope rings which will save you a few dollars to put into a better scope.
Forum: Optics
12-10-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By one eye joe

Look up Cameraland NY and give Doug a call. He...

Look up Cameraland NY and give Doug a call. He won't steer you wrong, and their prices are great. they have a Pentax Pioneer, which is essentially a Burris FFII at bargain prices, as are the Vortex...
10-07-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,270
Posted By one eye joe

Cameraland has the Vortex Viper on close out, and...

Cameraland has the Vortex Viper on close out, and I believe you can get the 4-12 in, or close to you price range. Check write ups, and/or call Doug at Cameraland. These are good scopes for the price.
Forum: Guns
01-13-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,764
Posted By one eye joe

RE: best long range caliber

.264 Winchester mag, .257 Weatherby mag, 6.5-284 in no particular order.
Forum: Archery Gear
01-08-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By one eye joe

RE: WTB Good Bow

Have Parker Hunter mag complete set up with case, arrows, sight, stabilizer, release, drop away rest,extras. Set at 28.5", 50-60#. Contact [email protected] for pictures.
Forum: Guns
12-28-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,226
Posted By one eye joe

RE: CZ 550 American Scope Mounts

I also use the CZ rings on my 550. Most who use different rings seem to prefer Talley, although I have heard of a few using B-Square for lower height rings. My 4.5-14x44 fis very well in the supplied...
12-27-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,738
Posted By one eye joe

RE: What Binoculars to get

Vortex binoculars are getting good reviews. Check out Birdforum and better view desired. They have some pretty good information.
Forum: Optics
12-20-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By one eye joe

RE: Binoculars

You might want to check out Birdforum.com. Birdwatchers may be a bit different, but they demand and know good optics.
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