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If it weren't for bad luck!!!!!!!


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#1 Male OFFLINE   BowTechExperience

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Posted 10/10/14 - 05:40 PM

I've been shooting my Xbow basically a few shots every night after work since I bought it. The bow is a tack driver at any yardage you can put the cross hair on with field points and broadheads..

 

Wednesday night my broadheads started hitting low and left about 2" at 40 yards.. Could not figure it out. Checked every screw and bolt on the bow, scope and rail.. Solid all the way around.. I thought it was me maybe because I've been sick all week since I hunted in the rain last Saturday so I did not move anything Wednesday night..

 

Got home from work last night and started shooting again. Field points punching out the "X" at 40 yards but broadheads still low and left.. I finally adjusted the scope to accommodate it and called it a night... Took off work today to run errands in the morning and to head out this afternoon  for a hunt..  Got my gear all packed up and getting ready to put my bow in the case when I felt the splinter on the lower right limb... WOW am I PO'ed... :grrr:  :grrr: :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  :grrr:  

 

Needless to say today and tomorrow are a wash...... Will have new limbs ready to go before next Saturday...

 

I haven't had a splintered limb on anything since I shot a High Country bow in 1994...

 

I new I should of bought a backup....

 

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Edited by BowTechExperience, 10/10/14 - 06:45 PM.

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#2 Male OFFLINE   BHC

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Posted 10/10/14 - 05:46 PM

man that sucks, but at least you found out while still home.  what make/model?



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Posted 10/10/14 - 05:48 PM

That stinks.   :down:

 

How heavy are your bolts?

 

Crossbow limbs take a beating.  That's why they're so loud.

 

Once it's sighted in shoot it sparingly and it will last longer.


Edited by Rusty, 10/10/14 - 05:50 PM.


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Posted 10/10/14 - 05:50 PM

Incredible...Eddie 2 bows, first time in his life he doesn't have a backup of something and experiences a failure.  Unreal!



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Posted 10/10/14 - 06:19 PM

BHC, a  2014 Excalibur Matrix 405..

 

Rusty,  they weigh completed 438 grains complete. Not shooting it often is not an option for me, I'm a shooting junkie. Good case for a backup.. ;)

 

Matt, how funny you remember that nickname... :rofl:

 

I have to say though, Excalibur's warranty process is as simple as it gets.

 

1. Create an account.

2. Open a claim and generate an RMA ticket and get the confirmation # and it gives you a return center to send it to... Luckily one is in PA... They will have it Monday via UPS... Repaired and back to me by Wednesday.. No questions asked or finger pointing....

 

Guess Ill start shopping for a backup and a new scope. Very eagerly looking at the Leupold VXR 3-9x40 with the Firedot and a nice set of quick disconnect rings..


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Posted 10/10/14 - 06:37 PM

Rusty,  they weigh completed 438 grains complete. Not shooting it often is not an option for me, I'm a shooting junkie. Good case for a backup.. ;)

 

I hear you.   :up:

 

Jack the weight up on your bolts and more of the energy will go into the bolts instead of the limbs. 



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Posted 10/10/14 - 06:52 PM

I hear you.   :up:

 

Jack the weight up on your bolts and more of the energy will go into the bolts instead of the limbs. 

 

Could try a 125 grain head, but I'm only gaining 25 grains over all. My arrows are already 20" and using Lumenoks..


Edited by BowTechExperience, 10/10/14 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 10/10/14 - 08:52 PM

Wish I could help you out team mate.  Hopefully you can get back up and in the woods by next week-end.


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Posted 10/10/14 - 10:32 PM

Jack the weight up on your bolts and more of the energy will go into the bolts instead of the limbs

 

 

Yeah.. That sounds good... Splintered limbs are a sign of dry firing.. And the lighter the arrow the closer you come to dry fire conditions..

 

I use 125g Broad heads.. I should be using 150g but Cant find Montecs that size


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Posted 10/11/14 - 05:21 AM

I use 22" Gold Tip Laser IVs with brass inserts and 150 g Slick Tricks.  They're heavy, with a good heavy front of center, so they fly great.

 

The Slick Tricks fly great, they hold up well, and they do a heck of a job on the deer.  4 different people used this crossbow last year.  We took a bunch of deer with this set up and I was very happy with the results.

 

 


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Posted 10/11/14 - 05:24 AM

That really sucks Ed. :down:

 

 

No compound bows anymore? Or they just aren't ready to hunt?


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Posted 10/11/14 - 05:56 AM

By the way, Matty put my set up together.   :up:  :up:



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Posted 10/11/14 - 07:14 AM

Thanks Ms Grit I should be ready for next Sat. besides maybe it was for the best. I'm still nursing a sinus infection and it is raining again.. No more hunting in the rain for me..

 

Guys its not like my arrows are light. Excalibur rates their bows with a 350 grain arrow and I'm shooting 20" Black Eagle Executioner shafts with a 110 grain brass insert and a 100 grain head, 2" blazers and Lumenoks. My arrows are only 12 grains short of being 100 grains over what the manufacturer suggests as their minimum.. The foc on these are fantastic, group so tight that you cannot shoot at the same "X" at 40 yards or you will destroy the arrow and this is with field points and broadheads... I hear what you guys are saying about going even heavier but think the splinter was just maybe a bad limb job.. We'll see.

 

Matty, still have the BT Experience and it is shooting fantastic, but have no desire to use it now because of the Xbow. lol  Am just enjoying it so much more right now.. If I weren't sick this week and the weather was crisp and not raining this weekend, I would be out there with it for sure, especially if I had nice deer on cam consistently, but I want my first deer with the Xbow this season.

 

We shall see what next week brings


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Posted 10/11/14 - 09:19 AM

Matty, still have the BT Experience and it is shooting fantastic, but have no desire to use it now because of the Xbow. lol  Am just enjoying it so much more right now.. If I weren't sick this week and the weather was crisp and not raining this weekend, I would be out there with it for sure, especially if I had nice deer on cam consistently, but I want my first deer with the Xbow this season.

 

We shall see what next week brings

 

 

Well that sounds like crazy talk to me. lol...

 

But you're not on my team, so take your time getting everything back together. Maybe take a break from hunting even. I mean an incident like this makes you realize just how dangerous hunting tools can be. Something like this can really shake someone up. In fact, I'd definitely take off up until around mid February if I was you.

 

 

lol

 

Good luck when you get back out there. (next year)


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Posted 10/11/14 - 09:47 AM

Well that sounds like crazy talk to me. lol...
 
But you're not on my team, so take your time getting everything back together. Maybe take a break from hunting even. I mean an incident like this makes you realize just how dangerous hunting tools can be. Something like this can really shake someone up. In fact, I'd definitely take off up until around mid February if I was you.
 
 
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Good luck when you get back out there. (next year)


LOl.. I could not sleep last night because of it.. Had dreams of hitting the "Buy Now" button on another setup..

In all seriousness, regardless if it is ready for next Saturday or not, I'll be in the stand... I'm down to two packs of venison in the freezer..
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Posted 10/11/14 - 10:53 AM

Just aheads up.... if you sent the limbs to Woodys in Pa it takes about 2 weeks  ... even though they recieve the cracked limbs the next day..... excalibur warrenty service is backed up this time of year  ,,,   Hope you have a better turn around time



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Posted 10/11/14 - 10:56 AM

Use your real bow for today and tomorrow hahaha! Only joking that stinks man
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Posted 10/11/14 - 11:18 AM

Just aheads up.... if you sent the limbs to Woodys in Pa it takes about 2 weeks  ... even though they recieve the cracked limbs the next day..... excalibur warrenty service is backed up this time of year  ,,,   Hope you have a better turn around time

 

I hope not....When I spoke with Donna at Excalibur yesterday, she said the turn around time would be about two days.. I won't be a happy camper if it took that long.. a warranty center should always have parts on hand.. I'll be calling them on Monday as soon as it gets delivered...



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Posted 10/11/14 - 11:24 AM

Use your real bow for today and tomorrow hahaha! Only joking that stinks man

 

 

LOL.... There is a Matrix Lynx in my cart itchin' for me to commit...

 

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Posted 10/11/14 - 11:35 AM

They told me the same (Dawn) at EXcal       I did the same tracked limbs mailed Monday delivered Tues .. called...     Then when you find out Warrenty dept is backed up ...           maybe Donna is better??  Hope so for you..     It made me get back to the compound  ( love it )






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