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Forum: Politics
01-23-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,752
Posted By craig

Fieldmouse, First, I'm well read on this...

Fieldmouse,

First, I'm well read on this topic. And despite the fact that you've clearly come to the conclusion that by calling for a middle road, I'm somehow in league with those who wish to go...
Forum: Politics
01-23-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,351
Posted By craig

Frankly, snipers, just as all other troops, are...

Frankly, snipers, just as all other troops, are doing all they can do to defend their nation, their fellow soldiers. This BS, now or earlier in prior wars, that a sniper is a coward, is just...
Forum: Politics
01-23-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,351
Posted By craig

Your attempt so defend Moore comes up short for a...

Your attempt so defend Moore comes up short for a couple of very good reasons....

1.) "Timing is Everything", applies here really well. You can stick your head in the sand regarding this all you...
Forum: Politics
01-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,752
Posted By craig

What bothers me most in regards to the climate...

What bothers me most in regards to the climate debate is that it seems both, pro (yes the world is warming) & con (no it's just normal variations, nothing to see here) seem unable to consider a...
Forum: Politics
01-23-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,351
Posted By craig

IF, Mr Moore feels so strongly about snipers...

IF, Mr Moore feels so strongly about snipers being cowards who won't face their enemies as they should.........

Then why is it that during Nam, he did NOT volunteer to serve in a infantry unit? ...
01-10-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,959
Posted By craig

When you lower your yote numbers as much as...

When you lower your yote numbers as much as possible, it also makes it possible for fox to survive in larger numbers.

A fox are far better at rodent control than are yotes.

Also of further...
01-10-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By craig

True, but also pretty much true all over.

True, but also pretty much true all over.
01-08-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,496
Posted By craig

Aoudad hunter, I agree with the post above...

Aoudad hunter,

I agree with the post above regarding game dept. providing a answer, but not always the best one.

I'd ask you however to consider a couple thoughts I'll offer.

The native...
01-08-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By craig

I'd also like to add this thought to this thread...

I'd also like to add this thought to this thread regarding private management of game in Tx. and to a lessor degree other states.

The Tx. ranchers have embraced having & managing for, exotic game...
Forum: Crossbows
01-03-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,668
Posted By craig

I think that the issue of standard BH or crossbow...

I think that the issue of standard BH or crossbow BH is dependent a good deal on the crossbow they'll be shot from.

I've seen this type question asked before, most say it does not...
Forum: Crossbows
01-03-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,592
Posted By craig

There is a new crossbow scope coming out from...

There is a new crossbow scope coming out from Zeiss soon.

It's a 2-7X32mm scope that has numerous aim point marks. The reticule is set up for a 20 yd sight in with 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 yds marked...
Forum: Crossbows
12-31-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,788
Posted By craig

bravo2, Congrats on a nice young buck! Much...

bravo2,

Congrats on a nice young buck! Much very good eating there for you & yours, enjoy!

If you're making use of the original Spitfire BHs intended for compound verticle bows I'd suggest you...
Forum: Crossbows
12-31-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,788
Posted By craig

??????? So the shaft alone cut through both...

???????

So the shaft alone cut through both hide & ribs to make that huge entry hole? ? Sure.......not so much bro.

Rather I expect that the blades DID open properly, but on impact with large...
Forum: Crossbows
12-31-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,268
Posted By craig

My idea of the ideal crossbow for hunting from...

My idea of the ideal crossbow for hunting from both ground & tree stand, for me would be the Scorpyd Velocity with a high end scope that has CDC top turret. Vortex Viper XBR 2.5-10X44 scope which...
12-29-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,865
Posted By craig

If you've a 1/12 twist, may I suggest this: ...

If you've a 1/12 twist, may I suggest this:

Swift Scirocco II
62gr. ballistic boat tail
BC = .307

Or

Nosler
60gr. ballistic tip Boat tail
12-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By craig

RR's post of buying one in 75 came real close to...

RR's post of buying one in 75 came real close to my first date of ownership of a 22-250, my first came in 72, but at age 17. I've owned a 22-250 from the time I was 17 through to now @ 59. And I've...
12-29-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By craig

Texas is in fact a case book study on private...

Texas is in fact a case book study on private management......but this is due to the fact that unlike other western states almost no public lands exist in Texas. So private management is a condition...
Forum: Crossbows
12-21-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,592
Posted By craig

Have you used any of the Trijicon scopes Bugs? ...

Have you used any of the Trijicon scopes Bugs? Impressions, pro or con you'd care to offer?

I've not used the Trijicon line, for gun or crossbow. I like how compact & light they are, but a 1K...
Forum: Crossbows
12-20-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,592
Posted By craig

While a big objective lens on a rifle forces use...

While a big objective lens on a rifle forces use of high rings, that then make a good cheek weld harder to hold.

But on a crossbow? This isn't a issue, the large objective lens has tons of room...
Forum: Crossbows
12-20-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,592
Posted By craig

Bugs makes a valid point, the Vortex is big and...

Bugs makes a valid point, the Vortex is big and heavy when compared to the Leo crossbones scope, almost 9 oz heavier, which is almost double........9.9 oz compared to 18.8 oz.

But if you compare...
Forum: Crossbows
12-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,592
Posted By craig

The Nikon is pretty good if you'd prefer a fixed...

The Nikon is pretty good if you'd prefer a fixed power scope.

I'd suggest the Leupold Crossbones which is a 2-7X variable that has 5 aim points built into the reticule which is designed for...
Forum: Crossbows
11-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,482
Posted By craig

Right now with multiple states having passed laws...

Right now with multiple states having passed laws allowing crossbows in archery season, there is a explosion of demand.

When you have massive demand chasing after a product, pricing for that...
11-13-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By craig

I'm to far north to offer good advice on what to...

I'm to far north to offer good advice on what to plant in food plots, so I'll leave that to others. I will say that whatever you plant, do soil tests to get the ph & fertilizer levels right. Many,...
11-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,959
Posted By craig

nclem135, I disagree with Nomercy in regards...

nclem135,

I disagree with Nomercy in regards to their increasing their breeding/litter numbers, that is no lie, they do. A study done back around 1968 showed this very plainly. Back then western...
Forum: Crossbows
11-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,080
Posted By craig

LOL! ! Not hardly.... But more weight...

LOL! ! Not hardly....

But more weight forward may cure accuracy issue though. And as his arrows are already going clear through the block target the heavier arrows can't make it any worse.
10-28-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By craig

Gamo Hunter Extreme .22 1300 fps with alloy...

Gamo Hunter Extreme .22

1300 fps with alloy pellets & 950 fps with lead ones. Use the lead ones for better penetration & accuracy. I've shot muskrats and rabbits using lead pellets with mine &...
10-27-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 24,428
Posted By craig

Depends. If you're talking about a .177...

Depends.

If you're talking about a .177 pellet, yes, but I agree with the above posted range of 50 ft. or less.

But if that's a .22 cal pellet, then I'd set the range at 30 yds. or 90 ft.
...
10-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By craig

I must strongly disagree with post #2 of this...

I must strongly disagree with post #2 of this thread recommending IM choke. IM = Imp. Modified, which is between Modified & full, much to tight. I suspect Oldtimr was thinking of Imp. Cyl. choke,...
10-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By craig

My daughter does a very fine job with the same...

My daughter does a very fine job with the same Beretta 391 20ga. that I bought her 10 yrs ago.

She does not care to duck hunt, to cold & you just sit there some days, but she's death on anything...
10-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,617
Posted By craig

I've lived in Mi, another state with a fair bear...

I've lived in Mi, another state with a fair bear population all my life. And as a life long hunter I spend a good deal of time in the woods hunting game & also mushrooms of several types.

In all...
Forum: Crossbows
10-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By craig

Should be a non issue. As another already posted...

Should be a non issue. As another already posted most will already know you are unable to use a vertical bow.

I'd rather expect you'd be getting questions from those curious as to how well you...
Forum: Crossbows
10-19-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By craig

For a big ol buff I'd go with a 2 blade for max...

For a big ol buff I'd go with a 2 blade for max penetration.

The Silver Flame comes to mind......
Forum: Crossbows
10-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By craig

In fairness I should say that I've not shot the...

In fairness I should say that I've not shot the Barnett Vengence.

As it is also a reverse draw type bow it might be lower noise, but speed for draw weight isn't quite the equal of a Scorpyd, so...
Forum: Crossbows
10-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By craig

I'm going to suggest you should look at the...

I'm going to suggest you should look at the Scorpyd line of Xbows.

All of their bows they make are of the reverse draw type. All tend to be the fastest & lowest noise for the draw weight.

It...
Forum: Crossbows
10-04-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,268
Posted By craig

Scorpyd crossbows ! By far the fastest for...

Scorpyd crossbows !

By far the fastest for draw weight now being made. These are reverse draw type xbows.

Lower draw weight translates to lower noise & lower vibrations. Less chance for the...
Forum: Crossbows
03-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By craig

I've been in a few pawn shops & I've yet to see a...

I've been in a few pawn shops & I've yet to see a quality xbow for offer in one.

As I live along the Mi & Ohio line I'd expect to have seen one if easy to find there........but perhaps I'm not...
02-08-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,818
Posted By craig

The dual thrower Do All trap is a very good trap...

The dual thrower Do All trap is a very good trap for home owners & is common to see at Sporting Clays clubs.

I have a older one that is the full cock type & have been using it for years. It...
02-08-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,056
Posted By craig

A good thread! Brings back a few memories...

A good thread!

Brings back a few memories for me to.

Cracking open the kitchen window when young & shooting starlings off the Martin house, which was about 35 yds away with a .22 Crossman...
02-08-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By craig

Fine looking meat man! Lots leaner than...

Fine looking meat man!

Lots leaner than store bought, not a surprise there through.

I know they do a lot of damage to Ag and wildlife habitat, but sometimes wish we had some near me, but don't.
Forum: Crossbows
02-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,631
Posted By craig

I'll add this to a earlier post. While I...

I'll add this to a earlier post.

While I bought the xbow to extend my options a bit when going out to hunt I've found that I really like the bow I bought a lot.

As has been pointed out a xbow...
01-20-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By craig

It's well after Xmas now, how's the pig hunting...

It's well after Xmas now, how's the pig hunting going? ?

Day or night it's gotta be a fun time. But how's about a few pics, or at least a further report.
Forum: Crossbows
01-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,529
Posted By craig

Griff, You didn't mention targets when you...

Griff,

You didn't mention targets when you asked about items to use with your new bow when purchased. But let me say that if you go for a "speed bow", make sure you buy top shelf targets like the...
Forum: Crossbows
01-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,529
Posted By craig

BOLTS/Arrows For arrows the best I know of...

BOLTS/Arrows

For arrows the best I know of come from South Shore Archery. This guy not only alines spine of each arrow as he goes, he matches the weight to within 2 gr. arrow to arrow throughout...
Forum: Crossbows
01-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,529
Posted By craig

You will have a better balanced bow if you go to...

You will have a better balanced bow if you go to a hip quiver.

I much prefer the hip quiver myself. Couple reasons......

1) If you buy a fairly deep one, your bright fletching is mostly hidden...
Forum: Crossbows
01-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By craig

Here is the link I didn't get up the other night...

Here is the link I didn't get up the other night to check out the new Crossbow scope from Vortex Optical.
...
Forum: Crossbows
01-15-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By craig

Vortex has just come out with a 2.5-10X44...

Vortex has just come out with a 2.5-10X44 crossbow scope with multi aim point Illum. reticule.

Not a cheap scope at all, but very very good. I'll see if I can find a link for you.
Forum: Crossbows
01-12-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,529
Posted By craig

Only if the archer with the compound bow does not...

Only if the archer with the compound bow does not know how to tune it until spot on bug.

And you what a list?

Scorpyd brand bows that can and will do this:
Velocity
Ventilator
RDT 165...
Forum: Crossbows
01-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,631
Posted By craig

I'm a former gun only hunter who now hunts with...

I'm a former gun only hunter who now hunts with xbow also.

Mi changed the law a couple years ago & I bought my Xbow fall of 12. I shot 2 doe with it that fall. This year I only went deer hunting...
Forum: Crossbows
01-05-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By craig

For a tight budget I'd suggest the Barnett...

For a tight budget I'd suggest the Barnett Raptor, will leave you a few dollars for arrows ect.

And it's light weight, short, narrow bow that is good for tight blinds or tree stands, yet produces...
Forum: Crossbows
01-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By craig

I've seen other guys speak well of these bows...

I've seen other guys speak well of these bows also. Very light & compact, accurate....

I've yet to see anything with a M4 type stock that feels right for me though....but that is me, what feels...
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