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Old 10-07-2014, 09:31 PM
Status: "Hey I thought this was the train to Margaritaville?" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I had a crossbow briefly last year. After about 10 rounds one bolt shredded on release.

I quietly broke it down, put it back in the box, and returned it. It was a good brand, but for me it was a yard novelty. I shoot a Matthews Outback (Old by today's standards) but it still get's the job done. And no exploding bolts!
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I had a crossbow briefly last year. After about 10 rounds one bolt shredded on release.

I quietly broke it down, put it back in the box, and returned it. It was a good brand, but for me it was a yard novelty. I shoot a Matthews Outback (Old by today's standards) but it still get's the job done. And no exploding bolts!
I've not had one explode, yet, but I have had wringers (as I call them. About one out if a hundred will not go where I want it. We're talking feet to the right or left while shooting at 35 yards. What kind of shafts did you have? Fiberglass? I shoot only aluminum and I use Muzzy 4's. I never shoot 3's. The 4's seem to fly much better.

Griz. I took a look at those cockers and I'll have to do some drilling and tapping. They are made for pre-drilled stocks and mine is not. However, I'm going to order one and then just drill and tap it myself, no big deal. Thanks for letting me know about them.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Griz. I took a look at those cockers and I'll have to do some drilling and tapping. They are made for pre-drilled stocks and mine is not. However, I'm going to order one and then just drill and tap it myself, no big deal. Thanks for letting me know about them.
.ELK.......... I'm sure you'll be able to install it on your Bow with no trouble.....

I was starting to think about MAYBE getting myself one of those Barnett Cross Bow Kits, since I usually have fairly frequent visits of elk moving through my place during "Bow Season",.............. and then I thought "better-of-it" and figured I'd get one with the .338 which I KNOW will 'drop 'em where they are standing' (a 250 gr Nosler Partition in the neck).....at this age I don't want to "stick one" with an arrow and then wait an hour and trail-'em -up and then field dress 'em 400 or 500 yards from the house...............vs: using the .338--- drop one 40 yards from the house, use my Block & Tackle to hoist 'em up in the closest Ponderosa, field dress 'em over a 55 gal drum (if I let the guts fall to the ground, my dog wants to eat it and then pukes for two weeks). My property is 550 x 1710 and I wouldn't want one to jump the fence and die on the neighboring property on either side of me.................My days of going up into the mountains on horse back (4 of us would go in about 7 miles from the end of the "East fork Road".)...set up a tent camp (same spot every year---for 19 years: 1981/2000)...had a corral (built the first year) and usually stay 7 to 10 days...................well those days are gone for me------this old body and all the fractures from those early, early days in the 1950's, just can't handle it--------plus, buried the last horse several years ago.

Let me know how that Crank Device works out.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:01 AM
Status: "Hey I thought this was the train to Margaritaville?" (set 2 days ago)
 
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I've not had one explode, yet, but I have had wringers (as I call them. About one out if a hundred will not go where I want it. We're talking feet to the right or left while shooting at 35 yards. What kind of shafts did you have? Fiberglass? I shoot only aluminum and I use Muzzy 4's. I never shoot 3's. The 4's seem to fly much better.

Griz. I took a look at those cockers and I'll have to do some drilling and tapping. They are made for pre-drilled stocks and mine is not. However, I'm going to order one and then just drill and tap it myself, no big deal. Thanks for letting me know about them.
They were carbon bolts that came with it.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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.ELK.......... I'm sure you'll be able to install it on your Bow with no trouble.....

I was starting to think about MAYBE getting myself one of those Barnett Cross Bow Kits, since I usually have fairly frequent visits of elk moving through my place during "Bow Season",.............. and then I thought "better-of-it" and figured I'd get one with the .338 which I KNOW will 'drop 'em where they are standing' (a 250 gr Nosler Partition in the neck).....at this age I don't want to "stick one" with an arrow and then wait an hour and trail-'em -up and then field dress 'em 400 or 500 yards from the house...............vs: using the .338--- drop one 40 yards from the house, use my Block & Tackle to hoist 'em up in the closest Ponderosa, field dress 'em over a 55 gal drum (if I let the guts fall to the ground, my dog wants to eat it and then pukes for two weeks). My property is 550 x 1710 and I wouldn't want one to jump the fence and die on the neighboring property on either side of me.................My days of going up into the mountains on horse back (4 of us would go in about 7 miles from the end of the "East fork Road".)...set up a tent camp (same spot every year---for 19 years: 1981/2000)...had a corral (built the first year) and usually stay 7 to 10 days...................well those days are gone for me------this old body and all the fractures from those early, early days in the 1950's, just can't handle it--------plus, buried the last horse several years ago.

Let me know how that Crank Device works out.
Shouldn't be a problem, just have to break out the tap and die set.

The new broadheads are a lot different these days. I use 100 grain, 4 flute, Muzzys. The blood journal works great and bleeds them quick. The last two deer I shot were in my yard in town. Neither one made it off my property, which was 100x140. Bother were neck shots and took the juglar. Course, both shots were about 10 yards. I have a scope on it that has three sets of dots. Just choose the set of dots for the range. Like any scope, you dial it in for the 3 ranges you want.

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They were carbon bolts that came with it.
I was told years ago to go strictly with aluminum alloy arrows with a crossbow, so I always have.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Idaho Panhandle
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Checking in to say Howdee! Dufus has been keeping me busy.
Interesting listening to the conversation here on bows and tomahawks and stuff...
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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It's all wild mountain men in here!
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:57 PM
Status: "Hey I thought this was the train to Margaritaville?" (set 2 days ago)
 
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So hauling the 2 pointers and all my crap to Westby MT for a week of bird hunting. Leaving Friday early a.m. In case you don't know, Westby is on the border of Canada and ND.. A ways from anywhere, actually. It IS 30 minutes to Plentywood.

I hope to get pheasant, ducks, huns, grouse- anything that flies!

I hope to God a drone doesn't fly by or I might shoot that and try to cook it too..
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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You need a recipe for drone? Just use the same one as for merganser or carp.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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So hauling the 2 pointers and all my crap to Westby MT for a week of bird hunting. Leaving Friday early a.m. In case you don't know, Westby is on the border of Canada and ND.. A ways from anywhere, actually. It IS 30 minutes to Plentywood.

I hope to get pheasant, ducks, huns, grouse- anything that flies!

I hope to God a drone doesn't fly by or I might shoot that and try to cook it too..
.............I envy you Threerun..........that type of a bird hunting trip with a couple of good bird dogs is hard to beat..........Half the enjoyment is having those bird dogs working back & forth in front of you.

Have a safe hunt..............................
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