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    Moon, it's an offbrand but seems adequate for a...

    Moon, it's an offbrand but seems adequate for a crossbow. :-)

    You ought to try one sometime. Has a weird name: like Duralyt or something.
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    All tgts had 1 arrow aimed per horz dot. 40 yds...

    All tgts had 1 arrow aimed per horz dot.
    40 yds
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v503/sewdds/photo-12.jpg

    60 yds
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v503/sewdds/photo-9.jpg

    80 yds...
  3. Thread: Matrix 405

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    I think all the Matrix series crossbows have the...

    I think all the Matrix series crossbows have the same length string.
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    Excalibur Dude - Peter. I'm sorry that there...

    Excalibur Dude - Peter.

    I'm sorry that there were all the initial negative comments concerning the joint ownership on BT/Excal. I didn't participate nor share those thoughts. Unfortunately,...
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    To back up Moon's statement. I started hunting...

    To back up Moon's statement. I started hunting with crossbows 31 years ago. Compounds for that whole time. 1 year ago, I had 2 SZ 380s and a Parker. Then I got a M 380. As of last week, the last of...
  6. The Optimizer is the HHA Optimizer(the dial), and...

    The Optimizer is the HHA Optimizer(the dial), and I forgot that they sell a scope(Hawke) to go with it. Many buy other scopes instead of the Hawke, but it should be faintly good. So you're correct:...
  7. One of the biggest differences is that it's not a...

    One of the biggest differences is that it's not a scope. It's a dial-a-range. I use an Optimizer and love it. It allows the use of a rifle scope. Just dial the range, put the crosshair on the tgt and...
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    I'd do what's already been written and go to...

    I'd do what's already been written and go to Excal web sight and read everything pertinent and watch the videos. Boo's site )Boo Strings) helped even more than the Excal site(that's not a criticism)....
  9. To answer your first question. Excal is probably...

    To answer your first question. Excal is probably the longest lasting of all crossbows. You'll likely not wear it out. Traditionally they have been longer limbed and less stressed than the higher...
  10. I've finished my 1st year with a M 380. I...

    I've finished my 1st year with a M 380. I replaced the factory string at about 800 shots with a JBK while I await a Boo string. The factory string was still very serviceable . This is what works for...
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    I, too, wish all of you success. Geekster, I'll...

    I, too, wish all of you success. Geekster, I'll pray that your wife will have a miraculous recovery. Arkansas is a couple of weeks behind you. Voldoc, glad to see your post. Guess, I could be...
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    I'd appreciate a detailed comparison. I have a...

    I'd appreciate a detailed comparison. I have a 380 and am planning on a 405. Shot one today and was very impressed. TT 2.5 on 380 but 405 stock trigger was quite good, IMO. Cocking it wasn't a...
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    Duke, I always appreciate your thoughts....

    Duke,
    I always appreciate your thoughts. Concerning your post, I remember years ago a statement made by Dick Idol that he optimized whatever he deer hunted with. At the time, I was a "bow hunter"...
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    True archers........that was in the Compound bow...

    True archers........that was in the Compound bow days..... Though go ahead and pretend with the Archery thing...i understand

    Though you can still get some archery effect by building some arrows...
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    As always, Iron Duke is dead on. On vertical...

    As always, Iron Duke is dead on. On vertical bows, less FOC is needed, and the length of the arrow helps with the FOC also, AL inserts and 100-125g BHs have been successfully used. However, shorter...
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    My thoughts are that inserts hold broadheads onto...

    My thoughts are that inserts hold broadheads onto the arrow. I've never heard of an insert failure due to lack of strength. So, we can choose from 20g AL inserts up thru 110g brass inserts. Inserts...
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    Smong, I shoot a SZ 380 and M 380, both with AL...

    Smong,
    I shoot a SZ 380 and M 380, both with AL nocks(20g) and use FOCs(170g) and Xbow Tricks(175g). I have 3 FOCs and 2 Tricks in each quiver. With the"V" at 3,6,9 and 12, the Xbow Tricks shoot at...
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    My experience shooting out to 100 yds is that...

    My experience shooting out to 100 yds is that offset is more accurate than helical(Blazers) when shooting field tips, FOCs, and Xbow tricks(AL inserts). Doesn't take a lot to stabilize the Slick...
  19. Thread: Might have to sale

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    I haven't noticed trigger shock on my M380 but...

    I haven't noticed trigger shock on my M380 but consider a small wrap of moleskin on the trigger. I think that shrink wrap and the moleskin surely would work well together.
  20. Thread: SZ 380 limb issue

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    I have a very early 2011 SZ 380(>1800 shots) and...

    I have a very early 2011 SZ 380(>1800 shots) and a 2013 Wyvern refurbished SZ 380 with the relaxed limbs(~15'/sec slower). The 2013 had a limb sliver @appx 130 shots. 2011 still going strong. Both...
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    It really gets down to you. Which do you prefer?...

    It really gets down to you. Which do you prefer? Obviously, a couple of us prefer the Matrix due to how we use a xbow. I varmint and deer hunt a lot with mine in the city limits. My 39 stands on my...
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    I have 2 SZ 380s and a rather mod'd M380. I would...

    I have 2 SZ 380s and a rather mod'd M380. I would get a M 380 over a Sol390 as I think the M 380 will be more consistent, will not need a dealer EVER, and is more accurate. Some of us are the point...
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    Limb Savers on a SZ 380/Sol 390

    1) Best place for placement?
    2) Do they stress the limbs?
    3) Effectiveness at decreasing noise/vibration?
    4) I have 2 sets but only 1 SZ now. 2 sets effective ?
    5) overall - pros?
    6) overall -...
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    There's no simple answer to this question. So...

    There's no simple answer to this question. So much depends on you. Will you spend countless hours getting the most accurate arrows possible, what is your desired max range, hunting(if you're hunting)...
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    Hard to beat Spitfires: I love them. However, I...

    Hard to beat Spitfires: I love them. However, I think the FOC does. Why? - less deviation in flight(compared to field pt), less inflight noise, a lower foc (190g insert/bh) which works well with a...
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    Sometimes either choice can be right. The pros...

    Sometimes either choice can be right. The pros and cons each way balance out. I went thru the same delimmia: got the 380 and am pleased. Expect the 405 would have pleased me also. Fortunately,...
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    One cause of chanting is that the ground we...

    One cause of chanting is that the ground we shoot on is not normally perfectly level nor are the animals square either. Even mounting a scope without a scope level is difficult. Even a 1-2 degree...
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    The JBK string from Wyvern is a significant...

    The JBK string from Wyvern is a significant upgrade from factory strings, IMO. I'm using this while I await a Boo string.
    Concerning arrows: very hard to equal Big John Zombie arrows. Mine are 18"...
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    I think the Dalton's string conditioner is a good...

    I think the Dalton's string conditioner is a good choice. Consistent usage of regular string wax has resulted in no fraying even when >2,500 shots on same string/serving on a Strike Force(Excal could...
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    Now, that's a good one! Question. Did you ever...

    Now, that's a good one!

    Question. Did you ever consider going all out on one of your Matrix bows to try to achieve the "ultimate" crossbow? I'm doing that, only lacking receiving Boo's string and...
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