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    Sort of, but why when you can be certain with a...

    Sort of, but why when you can be certain with a RF? Trajectory on some arrows is too domed for 'sort of.'
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    De-cocking arrow? Simply let my Excal and...

    De-cocking arrow? Simply let my Excal and Missions down w/o sing arrow, and have my Parkers too..
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    It's worth whatever someone is willing too pay....

    It's worth whatever someone is willing too pay. Like PT Barnum said "There's a sucker born every minute." Having watched someone bid on and buy a CRACKED toilet stool at auction, I believe he was...
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    The absurdity of some movie detective conclusions...

    The absurdity of some movie detective conclusions has ceased not amaze me any longer. Like proving a case based on the left wing of a beetle that only lives in one county of one state. I keep myself...
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    Big Shot 450X, best target I've used (or made) to...

    Big Shot 450X, best target I've used (or made) to date. 2 finger pullout, rugged and LARGE....room for multiple hits w/o worry for 'robinhoods'.
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    The stock Excal Flemish string -for the wide bows...

    The stock Excal Flemish string -for the wide bows (fit Phoenix, Vortex and Exocet, etc)- from Danny Miller (Excal warrenty rep) is a very good string and very forgiving, and under $20.00 is a great...
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    Great news. Wisconsin was one of the states whose...

    Great news. Wisconsin was one of the states whose archers stopped fighting crossbow inclusion recently. Minnesota, my state, is still in the dark ages in that regard. The vert crowd, and esp the...
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    Thanks. Got a lovely self-made card, with Amazon...

    Thanks. Got a lovely self-made card, with Amazon gift cards, from my loving daughter, proving conclusively that the way to a man's heart is through the internet.
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    Lighter, faster, shorter limbs holding back more...

    Lighter, faster, shorter limbs holding back more force...somethins gotta give. Bummer, but the laws of physics apply even to crossbows.
  10. That can be said of most things as we age....

    That can be said of most things as we age. Personally, at nearly 75 yrs of experience, I'm only too happy to be shooting ANYTHING well enough to hit a target at the same POI. See so many age peers...
  11. Just rewired a neighbor's boat that muskrats ate...

    Just rewired a neighbor's boat that muskrats ate the fish locator wiring from. Nasty lil *******s.
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    For a sightly loose nock fit -in arrows that I...

    For a sightly loose nock fit -in arrows that I want to remove the nock easily- I use the ole plastic bag trick: Place a swatch of shopping bag over the nock insertion end before sliding it into the...
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    I use em on my 320 and 360 arrows, work great....

    I use em on my 320 and 360 arrows, work great. Specifically made for the Mission bows by Firenock, ie their sides are milled so they fit between the Mission latches..like the stock alum nocks. They...
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    Outperform, buck? It's rated as slower and not...

    Outperform, buck? It's rated as slower and not pull weight adjustable, albeit slightly lighter. Care to explain?
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    Already using a 2" three bladed mechanical..and...

    Already using a 2" three bladed mechanical..and it's great. Grim Reaper Whitetail Special
  16. Apparently you don't realize that Excal has a 405...

    Apparently you don't realize that Excal has a 405 fps bow?
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    You get what you pay for, applies particularly to...

    You get what you pay for, applies particularly to crossbows.
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    Mission MXB 320. Can be adjusted from 100 to 180...

    Mission MXB 320. Can be adjusted from 100 to 180 draw weight. Well balanced, light, accurate, adjustable stock. Can be serviced without requiring a press, let down w/o shooting it.Will last him a...
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    Try a low profile (small) 4-bladed broadhead like...

    Try a low profile (small) 4-bladed broadhead like the standard Slick Stick. Small heads tend to be less affected by air flow (planing). I'm assuming that the weight of tips and heads is the same, if...
  20. Obviously this writer equates powerful with draw...

    Obviously this writer equates powerful with draw weight. Accordingly, it's true that the recurves tend to be more "powerful" in that regard. No doubt he was too uninformed -or in a hurry to write an...
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    Some university did a study on sleeping habits of...

    Some university did a study on sleeping habits of identical twin babies, mom tended to one at night, dad the other. The dad tended babies slept all night an average of two weeks sooner than mom's....
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    Sold my walleye boat after two season of disuse....

    Sold my walleye boat after two season of disuse. Sat in Florida thinking -I'm too young to not have a boat (74.5)- so I bought a replacement on line: 14' Lund, 25 hp Merc EFI, ShoreLandr...
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    Waste of money, IMO. Reason we're careful about...

    Waste of money, IMO. Reason we're careful about scopes is that a knock can make them lose their zero, i.e shoot to a different point than they were sighted in for. Has somewhat to do with the...
  24. Thread: How i do it

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    Guess I've always kept both eyes open for...

    Guess I've always kept both eyes open for everything I shoot: Shotgun, ML, rifles, single shot scoped 'hand cannons,' handguns and revolvers. So, didn't even occur to me to do it any other way with a...
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    Just finished shooting my Mission 320, 360 and an...

    Just finished shooting my Mission 320, 360 and an older Excal (Vortex). The difference in size, ease of cocking, noise and personal fit is quite noticeable. This old codger (74.5) can hit a 3" target...
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    Just noticed that your bows are all Excals, and...

    Just noticed that your bows are all Excals, and the short, heavy pull-weight kind at that. Therefore the early force exerted on the arrow is much higher that a bow of lower pull weight, less...
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    Wildcat, you used a lot of words to say that it...

    Wildcat, you used a lot of words to say that it does matter. My personal experience has been that slower bows are much more forgiving where spine is concerned. Only bow (of 7 I've owned) that...
  28. What does PETA stand to gain by posting about...

    What does PETA stand to gain by posting about defective bows????? May be trolling by another bow mfg, but PETA (and I'm no friend of same) not so much
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    Just aas much if not more, esp with bows shooting...

    Just aas much if not more, esp with bows shooting over say 325 fps.
  30. Put it on Craigslist or ebay as a PARTS bow. Then...

    Put it on Craigslist or ebay as a PARTS bow. Then look for a used wider Excal like the Phoenix of Vortex, like the man said. Lots of folks buy the latest and greatest and are ditching their perfectly...
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