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Forum: Crossbows
01-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By GrumpyTom

The links start with pages on serving strings and...

The links start with pages on serving strings and the jigs but before the pages fully download they are either redirected (the bottom two links) to other totally different topics and even different...
06-05-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Getting Ammo into Canada

Customs told me that the only requirement was the registration of your NON RESTRICTED FIREARMS & your permit to posses the said firearms (I believe there is a small fee for this possession license....
05-24-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Looking for Info on how to setup an Elk hunt for biginner

Thanks for your suggestions. I do have relatives in Alberta and I will look into contacting them, but I did want to have some knowledge before I did that. I also did not want to close my options to...
05-12-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By GrumpyTom

Looking for Info on how to setup an Elk hunt for biginner

I was wondering if someone with many years Moose & Deer hunting could do an Elk hunt without having to pay lots of money to an outfitter.

A little background to my situation might help. My Dad...
Forum: Crossbows
04-19-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Need advice

Cossack gave some great advice. Faster is not always the best, there are pro's & con's. Yes they shoot faster and flatter, but usually are also harder on equipment (strings and cables if a compound)....
Forum: Crossbows
04-08-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: need advice

Greygrouse here are some ideas for you.

IF you want simplistic operation of a bow, then I would recommend the Recurve Style bows. I know that most will say that they do not have much maintenance...
Forum: Crossbows
04-05-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Do you hunt Turkeys W/Xbow

The site Awshucks posted is one of the best that I have seen. Not only does it show the pictures and points of impact, but also tell which is the better shot and why. Remember that shooting a...
Forum: Crossbows
04-05-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: need advice

I believe that recurves are the way to go for the reason they are simplier and easier to maintain. Yes if you check and maintain your equipment regularly you dont meed to do too many field repairs...
Forum: Taxidermy
04-05-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,184
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Can you cure a turkey hide

Thanks for the replies. In the past I have just draped a fresh skinned turkey hide over top of a decoy (but no fan or tail section) and it has worked extremely well. It just does not last without it...
Forum: Taxidermy
04-02-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,184
Posted By GrumpyTom

Can you cure a turkey hide

Hi all ................ I am looking to find out if there is a way to cure a turkey hide (with feathers complete) to drape over a decoy to make it more life like. I know you can use this years hide...
Forum: Crossbows
04-02-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Newbe Crossbow Questions

Yes modern crossbows shoot arrows and not bolts. 20-25 years ago (sorry I no longer have the link to the info) the standard discription between arrows & bolts were mostly the size. Arrows 14" and...
Forum: Crossbows
03-20-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Which kind for me (new law)

The good thing about an Excalibur Bow is that they are very similar between models. If they have another model which is a high poundage you could still get a good idea about the fit of the bow. The...
Forum: Crossbows
03-20-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,541
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Newbie - which cossbows should I avoid?

Choose a good quality company with a great customer service.Look for a quality product with great customer service. No mater how great a product is made, there is still a chance that something might...
Forum: Crossbows
03-17-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,908
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Scorpid RDT

I guess it could be nice lookingfor some, but for me, it is just to futuristic and complicated. I want something that is simple to use and maintain. The recurve style is best for me, easy to change...
Forum: Crossbows
03-15-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,861
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Horton

Not all crossbow companies are part sourcing to China for the making of their crossbows. This has been brought up before and was corrected by at leaste one company


IF they are telling you...
Forum: Crossbows
03-06-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Need tips on Turkey hunting with Xbow

Bree243 I have hunted turkeys with my crossbow for many years and have also given advice to many others as well:D.

The most important aspect is to use a setup (arrow & head) that you are...
Forum: Crossbows
03-04-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Tracer Nocks

Awwwwwwww come on.

As I said, I do not have a problem with video's showing pro's & con's of an item. But when it is produced by a company that represents an ITEM then it is an advertisement for...
Forum: Crossbows
02-23-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Tracer Nocks

Yes some lighted knocks are brighter then others, but remember that the brighter they are, the more energy they will use which means that your battery life will be shorter. There are always trade...
Forum: Crossbows
02-20-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: FPS on STS

I do not use the STS on my bow have seen DNK's setup with a couple of others. What will slow down your bow is weight on the limbs or add-ons to the string. Since the STS is mounted to the stock...
Forum: Crossbows
02-20-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Tracer Nocks

:eek::eek::eek::eek: Straight up comparison ???????????

That company that posted that video on You Tube is actually sponsored by Firenock !!!!

http://www.realityoutdoors.net/

I have no...
Forum: Crossbows
02-19-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: lumeanock

I looked into the lumeanock and tracer and decided on the tracer because in my mind I like the ON/OFF setup better. The tracer also started to BLINK after 15 seconds. The tracer I have is the one...
Forum: Crossbows
01-21-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,011
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: strike force quiver??

Why is it Wyvern that you constantly try to bash Excalibur. Your attempt to claim that Excalibur gets parts, or attempted to get parts from china was quickly quashed from Excalibur. But it did take a...
Forum: Crossbows
01-06-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,339
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Desert Stryker..

I never said that they were the greatest thing since sliced bread. I just DISPUTED your claim that Excalibur intentionally misleads customers. It would not matter what company it was, if a person...
Forum: Crossbows
01-05-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,339
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Desert Stryker..

Do you really think that the "anit-dryfire mechanism" is the best thing for a crossbow, if so then you need to take a second look at the issue. Excalibur chooses to not include the anti-dryfire...
Forum: Crossbows
01-02-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,339
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Desert Stryker..

Your correct that I am one person that does his homework on a product. When I got my first Excalibur crossbow (the orginalRelayer) a long time ago, I did alot of quick research into this company. I...
Forum: Crossbows
12-30-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,339
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Desert Stryker..

Sorry that your so ticked off about that they do sell a heavier arrow. An arrow that is safer for the shooter and the equipment. Not only that, but it is also more quiet.

Lets go to your...
Forum: Crossbows
12-29-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,339
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Desert Stryker..

I think that you need to rethink what you said above. In my statement I said that Excalibur uses Regular Hunting Arrows in their speed readings. As a regular hunting arrow, That is an arrow which can...
Forum: Crossbows
12-27-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,339
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Desert Stryker..

I usually do not get involved in threads that bash people, use profanity or just plain are there to cause problems.I also did alot of reading to get up to speed as to what all happened. I probually...
Forum: Crossbows
12-20-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: crossbow origins

Ha Ha Ha .................. a long time ago on the Excalibur crossbow site I did a complete history on the crossbows just for the Anti-crossbow people that thought crossbows were not as traditional...
Forum: Crossbows
12-18-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,429
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Barnett Predator crossbow

Speed is not the most important part of a crossbow. Like Randy said, the fit of the bow, workmanship and customer service is most important in my opinion. With the best crossbow (or any other type of...
Forum: Crossbows
12-11-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: OT - Forum Question

Thanks guys.

Just in case anyone else needs this info, when at the Home Page .......... go to control pannel and then you can access your inbox ............................
Forum: Crossbows
12-08-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Making a decision on

I have cocked a 225lb bow and it is tough after a while. A shot here and there is not much of a problem, but for practicing, it will become WORK a lot faster then the lighter poundage bows. Even is...
Forum: Crossbows
12-08-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By GrumpyTom

OT - Forum Question

How can a person access their PM mail box from the forum without having a link for a new incoming mail Pop-ip on the screen. What happened to me was that the computer I was on shut down when I was in...
Forum: Crossbows
10-29-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: XBow Noise

:D:D:D

Dnk ...... those little pieces of advice were in general terms. Yes veins will make noise in flight, but not as much as feathers. Some veins will make less noise then others, like some...
Forum: Crossbows
10-27-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: XBow Noise

First of all, there are both REAL NOISE and PRECIEVED NOISE with crossbows. In that I mean, when shooting a crossbow it will souind louder then it actually is because your cheak is against the stock...
Forum: Crossbows
10-22-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: I need some fussing at

Buddy one good thing about this situation yougot yourself into is that others may learn from it as well.

The reason most of the long time crossbow hunters limit their shots at deer to under 40...
Forum: Crossbows
08-22-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Anyone here using Lumenoks on bolts?

My understanding is that Cossack is pretty accurate in his response. Bolts in todays terms are arrows for crossbows but are under 14" and since that most crossbows from todays hunting world require...
Forum: Crossbows
08-18-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,522
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Silencer Kit.

The plain answer is NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crossbows are just plain noisy, but then so is the arrow in travel. Just about all noise damppening systems will slow down your arrow speed some, and since...
Forum: Crossbows
08-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Broadhead lenght?

sorry double post
Forum: Crossbows
08-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Broadhead lenght?

When ever in the past that I have been asked about which is the "Best Head" I have replied that many variables happen here.

Yes ........ accuracy is most important, if you can't hit where you...
Forum: Crossbows
08-07-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Broadhead lenght?

To me there are pro's and con's to both stubby and long broadheads.

Usually the short stubby heads do not have the greater cutting dia. so they can come up short in reaching (cutting) for a...
Forum: Crossbows
07-28-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: What can I do???

You will find out that with crossbows you usually do not need to tinker like you do with the vertical bows. Most find that the quality broad heads will hit where the field points do, but some broad...
Forum: Crossbows
07-05-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,232
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Bowtech ... do all their reps feel this way?

Ignorant, misinformed people usually answer with your answers. That concept 99 bow is a compound which can be legally used in any State which excludes crossbows. This bow, once drawn to full draw,...
Forum: Crossbows
06-29-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Buying a Phoenix with a couple of questions

kry226 if your worried about a used Excalibur product, I would not worry about it. Just make sure that the limbs are in good shape (no cracks) or the bow has no signs of misuse. The reurve model of...
Forum: Crossbows
06-23-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: I just ordered a Barnett Quad AVI

I agree with your above quote, but to only a certain extent. I personally got into muzzleloaders a few years ago, but I purchased a CVA (hunterbolt 150) and not one of the more expensive models of...
Forum: Crossbows
06-23-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Need for Speed

Hey Smoke:

You know that I am all about SPEED, well with the bow which I have. Lets see ................ Speed is of which is fast enough to kill a moose with the weighted arrow that I use. Over...
Forum: Crossbows
06-18-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,398
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: O/T awshucks place

UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ..............................



Me thinks that you live in an area that does not even sell alcohol. Anyway serving that stuff is that not the way you get your...
Forum: Crossbows
06-16-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Had to do it

Quite a few years ago DIGGER used the acru draw on one of his Excals. He used a couple of different drivers and if my memory serves me correctly, the cheaper version sorked better with the acru draw...
Forum: Other Areas
05-15-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Petition to hold criminals responsible, not legal gun owners

Please post this petition or the link to it on any site you can get it on. I only go to two hunting sites on the internet so I hope that others will pass the word to all other possible sites to help...
Forum: Crossbows
05-01-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,445
Posted By GrumpyTom

RE: Excaliber scope

I guess the best answer is it all depends on what you want in a scope and want you want it for.

That is, the varizone is more then good enough for light gathering at dawn and dusk for deer. I...
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