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Forum: Crossbows
09-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By xbowbarry

Well I had some Cabela's points built up so I...

Well I had some Cabela's points built up so I ordered some Nocturnal lighted nocks today. Hope they work okay
Forum: Crossbows
09-21-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By xbowbarry

Lighted nocks for Gold Tip bolts

Looking for a good lighted nock. I've been shooting the old Tracer nocks but can no longer find batteries.
These were also flat nocks.
Any suggestions?
Forum: Crossbows
09-24-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By xbowbarry

I hunt with an old Exocet that I bought used in...

I hunt with an old Exocet that I bought used in 1999. This will be my 14th year using and it's still going strong!
Forum: Crossbows
09-24-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 47,217
Posted By xbowbarry

I thought Jig A Loo was the most reccomended rail...

I thought Jig A Loo was the most reccomended rail lube on this site???
Forum: Crossbows
09-24-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,398
Posted By xbowbarry

I have shot both 2 & 3 blade Rage heads out of...

I have shot both 2 & 3 blade Rage heads out of Excal and I would not reccoment either one. Penetration was less than desirable, think they opened before impact.
Forum: Crossbows
09-09-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By xbowbarry

Tried that, they said theirs wouldn't fit old...

Tried that, they said theirs wouldn't fit old Tracer nocks
Forum: Crossbows
09-03-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By xbowbarry

Yeah the original Tracer Nocks had replacement...

Yeah the original Tracer Nocks had replacement batteries and I'm down to my last one
Forum: Crossbows
08-23-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,869
Posted By xbowbarry

After using a lighted nock several years ago I...

After using a lighted nock several years ago I don't want to shoot another deer with them. I can see my POI plus it make finding bolts sooo much easier!
Forum: Crossbows
08-23-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,727
Posted By xbowbarry

The laws of physics makes this TOTALLY...

The laws of physics makes this TOTALLY impossible!!!
That is if you're implying that you can hold "Dead On" your mark from 0-40 yards.
If you're using the "Kentucky Windage" method then 1 pin works...
Forum: Crossbows
08-23-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,295
Posted By xbowbarry

I've had a Nikon scope on my Excal for years now...

I've had a Nikon scope on my Excal for years now and no problems.
I personally think rifle scopes are an advantage because of light gathering capabilities...mine has a 50 MM lens
Forum: Crossbows
08-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By xbowbarry

Tracer nock battery question

I still have some of the original Tracer lighted nocks..Does anyone know where I might find batteries for them?
Forum: Crossbows
01-02-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By xbowbarry

Slick Tricks for sale

sold!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Crossbows
12-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By xbowbarry

Grim Reaper and was not impressed. Drilled the...

Grim Reaper and was not impressed. Drilled the cat perfectly and he still ran over 50 yards
Forum: Crossbows
12-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,663
Posted By xbowbarry

I've shot RAGE 2 & 3 blade, Grim Reaper and I...

I've shot RAGE 2 & 3 blade, Grim Reaper and I always come back to my Muzzy 3 blade. They fly great out of my old Excal but I'm only shooting 270 FPS
Forum: Crossbows
12-07-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By xbowbarry

I used the Grim Reaper this year for the first...

I used the Grim Reaper this year for the first time. I shot a bobcat and absolutely drilled it right thru the boiler room and we hardly found any blood. The fur may have soaked up the blood but the...
Forum: Crossbows
12-03-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By xbowbarry

Excal question...Is this normal?

Sighted my excal in before bow season - about 10 weeks ago. Was thinking about taking bow out again this week so decided to shoot it to make sure it was still on and WOW - IT SHOT 1 1/2 INCHES LOW AT...
Forum: Crossbows
12-03-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By xbowbarry

Get the hide tanned

Get the hide tanned
Forum: Crossbows
11-06-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By xbowbarry

No deer, but I got this critter!

I was in one of my deer blinds this past Thursday when right at dusk this old boy came slipping thru.
I put a crossbow bolt right behind his shoulder. He weighed 23 lbs
Forum: Crossbows
11-06-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,512
Posted By xbowbarry

Took off Limb Dampeners

Well I pulled the 2 Sims Limb Dampeners off of my old 165 lb Excal Exocet, actuall one fell off so I did away with the other. I did however leave the string silencers on the Boo string. Shot it...
Forum: Crossbows
10-28-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,856
Posted By xbowbarry

Using no string silencers

I watched a hunting show last week and Troubridge of Excalibur crossbows reccomended that no string silencers be used on Excalibur bows as you would only sacrifice speed.
I shoot and old Excal...
Forum: Crossbows
10-28-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,727
Posted By xbowbarry

96 yard crossbow kill

No, not me, I wouldn't even dream of taking a shot that long.
I was watching huntin' shows yesterday and Craig Morgan, country singer & wannabee huntin' star, took that shot OFF HAND at an antelope....
Forum: Crossbows
12-18-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,638
Posted By xbowbarry

Would these help silence a crossbow?

Check this out..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovE6UtPj8LM&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovE6UtPj8LM&feature=player_embedded)
Forum: Crossbows
10-21-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By xbowbarry

Excal Dry Fire

We were showing a friend of mines wife how to shoot my crossbow a couple weeks ago because she had expressed some interest in going hunting. My brother ****ed it and placed the arrow on it for her...
Forum: Crossbows
10-18-2010, 09:34 AM
Forum: Crossbows
10-15-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By xbowbarry

Things are slow so...

I thought I would share a couple trail cam pics.
Would love for these to make it another year BUT I don't think I can pass them up with a crossbow
Forum: Crossbows
10-08-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,934
Posted By xbowbarry

I just took a pair of the Sims Limb dampeners and...

I just took a pair of the Sims Limb dampeners and put one on the end of each limb where the string just barely touches it when un****ed . Probably slows my arrow down but it quietens it a little
Forum: Crossbows
10-04-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By xbowbarry

I shot one of mine the other day to see if it...

I shot one of mine the other day to see if it flew like my Muzzy heads. It hit in the same hole both times.
Here's the good thing, ran it over a diamond broadhead stone, now it's sharper than it was...
Forum: Crossbows
10-04-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,589
Posted By xbowbarry

I shot the RAGE heads when they first came out,...

I shot the RAGE heads when they first came out, killed 2 deer with them but got no where near the entrance hole you got.
The blades felt dull compared to my Muzzy's, I was very disappointed. Looks...
Forum: Crossbows
10-02-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,551
Posted By xbowbarry

Congrats on having a good shooting crossbow. ...

Congrats on having a good shooting crossbow.
One word of caution if I may...Don't think deer can't "jump string" on a crossbow, I had one do it at 15 yards and she had her head down feeding.
Forum: Crossbows
09-29-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 750
Posted By xbowbarry

NAP reply on Bloodrunner heads

I contacted New Archery Products and asked about using Bloodrunners in crossbows, I told them I shot an old Excal Exocet.
Here is their reply...

Hi Barry,

Some of the older Exocet models had...
Forum: Crossbows
09-26-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By xbowbarry

Where can I find a good lighted nock???

I used Tracer Nocks for years and absolutely lived them but I can't find them anymore. Any suggestions.
Being in a wheelchair I have to hunt from the ground so finding my arrow after a shot is...
Forum: Crossbows
09-23-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By xbowbarry

Rifle scope on crossbow?

I put a Nikon rifle scope on my Excal to gain some extra light gathering in low light conditions. I keep my shots under 25 yards so I'm not worried about having different reticles lines for ranges....
Forum: Crossbows
09-23-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By xbowbarry

Trail cam pics

Be looking to put a bolt thru one of these VA bucks in a couple weeks.
Forum: Crossbows
09-22-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By xbowbarry

Bloodrunner broadheads

I thought I read somewhere that Bloodrunners were not recommended for crossbows.
Yet I see Horton show a Bloodrunner on a bolt in their TV commercial for their crossbows?
Anyone tried bloodrunners...
Forum: Crossbows
09-22-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By xbowbarry

Hopefully I can give you some input in a couple...

Hopefully I can give you some input in a couple weeks.
I'm gonna try them this year.
Forum: Crossbows
05-08-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By xbowbarry

A friend shoots them out of his compound bow. ...

A friend shoots them out of his compound bow.
He said he was told to drop the poundage on his bow so they would fly. He also said 15 yards is about the max range for accuracy. Out of a...
Forum: Crossbows
05-04-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By xbowbarry

No offense taken. I think hunters should learn...

No offense taken.
I think hunters should learn how to process their own meat, to me it's an important link in the chain of the whole hunting experience.
On the other hand...
From a processors...
Forum: Crossbows
05-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By xbowbarry

As a former meat processor I say "Good for you...

As a former meat processor I say "Good for you guys" that do process your own. Before my accident I processed deer for our VA Hunters for the Hungry program as well as individuals.
It still amazes...
Forum: Crossbows
01-03-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By xbowbarry

2 does with the Excal, 2 bucks and 1 doe with...

2 does with the Excal, 2 bucks and 1 doe with smokepole. Took the doe yesterday, our last day of season, it was 20 degrees with wind gusts up to 40 mph...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Forum: Crossbows
01-03-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By xbowbarry

THANKS from a wheelchair hunter

I've been asking you guys on here for some help concerning my Excal and I just want to say THANK-YOU for all the advice you guys have given me.
I was paralyzed 15 years ago after falling from a...
Forum: Crossbows
01-03-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By xbowbarry

Fletching is offset but I also have wraps on my...

Fletching is offset but I also have wraps on my bolts, I've had them for years and never had any trouble. I limit my shots to 25 yards and under while hunting.

Will this ASD work on brass...
Forum: Crossbows
01-02-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By xbowbarry

To answer a few of you guys questions. I'd...

To answer a few of you guys questions.

I'd offer the suggestion did you spin test those bheads?
Im using Goldtips with Slick Tricks and they spin fine.

What bheight are you using? Some of...
Forum: Crossbows
01-01-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By xbowbarry

Excal string stretch

I'm really bummed as I write this. Took the Excal out for a late season hunt yesterday and really screwed up.
Had a buck come in and offer a 15 yard shot. Long story short I barely drew blood and we...
Forum: Crossbows
01-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By xbowbarry

Excal string stretch

I'm really bummed as I write this. Took the Excal out for a late season hunt yesterday and really screwed up.
Had a buck come in and offer a 15 yard shot. Long story short I barely drew blood and we...
Forum: Crossbows
11-01-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,501
Posted By xbowbarry

If you consider all the variables - wind, deer...

If you consider all the variables - wind, deer taking a step, pulling the shot - taking an 85 yard shot even under PERFECT CONDITIONS is not only STUPID it is also very UNETHICAL and shows a great...
Forum: Crossbows
10-21-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By xbowbarry

WOW!!! Is that a 20 inch bolt?

WOW!!!
Is that a 20 inch bolt?
Forum: Crossbows
10-18-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,685
Posted By xbowbarry

I use Limbsavers on my Excal and find that they...

I use Limbsavers on my Excal and find that they do indeed dampen the noise. I put one on each side of the rail near the end and one on the inside of each limb near the end where they just touch the...
Forum: Crossbows
10-17-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By xbowbarry

The Century mark

After bowhunting for 30 years - 15 with recurve and compound, the last 15 with a crossbow - I made my 100th kill this week.
Not aiming to brag, just wondering what other hobby could I have taken up...
Forum: Crossbows
08-23-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,176
Posted By xbowbarry

I've taken over 40 animals with my xbow, not that...

I've taken over 40 animals with my xbow, not that that makes me an expert, and all but 2 of those kill shots were under 25 yards. One was 27 and the longest was 37. I took the 37 yard shot because...
Forum: Crossbows
08-22-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By xbowbarry

Hey Griz, Nothing like a guy who gives his...

Hey Griz,
Nothing like a guy who gives his honest oppinion.
Hope I never get on your bad side.
xbowbarry
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