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'Bout 2 years ago my kids got me a crossbow - $75.00 then and a 170# draw weight. I finally got to shoot it this morning, thinking I'd get ready for PA archery season. I like the crossbow. but it has a problem. the front sight is an inverted, hollow V shape. So far, it has stripped the fletching off three of my four bolts. I can see how it comes off - there are only two screws to remove. Does anyone know if this will be a problem? I'm using a red dot, so I don't need teh sight to aim. Looks a lot like this one


Another question for those who use crossbow for hunting - which broadhead do you like? I'm leaning toward a fixed three blade, like muzzy, but have never hunted with one of these before.
 

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Bad dog! We have an archery zone for a reason!

I shoot the G5 Montec 125gr 1.5" magnum fixed blade broadheads. I shoot a very heavy 450gr arrow at [email protected] with my 70# draw Hoyt Charger and [email protected] with the PSE Stinger. They punch very clean triangles in pronghorn and deer ribs and shoulders at 70 yards. I have yet to have one go more than 25 yards after a hit. Most just stumble and DRT.
 
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Sorry, Rach - I missed that one completely. Thanks for moving it. And thanks for the info. How do your proghorns compare with eastern whitetails?
 

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Sorry, Rach - I missed that one completely. Thanks for moving it. And thanks for the info. How do your proghorns compare with eastern whitetails?
About the same, only faster. Much, much faster.
 
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About the same, only faster. Much, much faster.
Must have the new Warp 12 engines if they're faster than whitetails. Love to try hunting them sometime!
 

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'Bout 2 years ago my kids got me a crossbow - $75.00 then and a 170# draw weight. I finally got to shoot it this morning, thinking I'd get ready for PA archery season. I like the crossbow. but it has a problem. the front sight is an inverted, hollow V shape. So far, it has stripped the fletching off three of my four bolts. I can see how it comes off - there are only two screws to remove. Does anyone know if this will be a problem? I'm using a red dot, so I don't need teh sight to aim. Looks a lot like this one


Another question for those who use crossbow for hunting - which broadhead do you like? I'm leaning toward a fixed three blade, like muzzy, but have never hunted with one of these before.
It will work on deer in PA. I wouldn't take a shot past 20-25 yds tho. It really drops off after that. I have a Jaguar that I initially used that is similar (still have it) but opted for a larger one after my first season with the Jaguar. I went with the BearX xbow 400 fps. Nasty xbow, I've had them drop in the spot before (doe) bucks maybe go 15-20 yds max, not like I'm measuring though lol. Where I am the farthest shot I can get off is 50 yds during bow from my stand.

I use the mechanical, Rage Hypos. This year I picked up (3) Grim Reaper Crossbow Broadhead RazorTip 1-3/8" 125 Grain. Got them a few weeks ago. A friend of mine used last year and loved them so gonna give them a go this year.
 
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Must have the new Warp 12 engines if they're faster than whitetails. Love to try hunting them sometime!
You know they're the fastest land animal in North America, 2nd fastest in the world, and with their lung capacity they can sustain that speed for miles... right?
 
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Plus they like to hang out in places that are relatively flat so they see you miles out, or rugged as Satan’s butt crack, so you get one look before they pop over the ridge and the next time you see them, if you ever do, they’re 2 miles out. And laughing.

Hunting from blinds at the water sources is a popular way to bow hunt them.

I helped a guy sight in a crossbow with a three dot BDC reticle, it was easy to hit the 20/40/60 yard targets by just putting the right dot on it. The 20 yard targets would bury the bolt so hard, you could barely grab it to get it out.
 
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You know they're the fastest land animal in North America, 2nd fastest in the world, and with their lung capacity they can sustain that speed for miles... right?
I did not know that. Sounds like a very challenging animal to hunt. @ajole - never tried blind hunting either, except for groundhogs. How difficult are out of state licenses to get?
 

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I did not know that. Sounds like a very challenging animal to hunt. @ajole - never tried blind hunting either, except for groundhogs. How difficult are out of state licenses to get?
More expensive than difficult. Most of the people I know around here do spot and stalk.
 

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'Bout 2 years ago my kids got me a crossbow - $75.00 then and a 170# draw weight. I finally got to shoot it this morning, thinking I'd get ready for PA archery season. I like the crossbow. but it has a problem. the front sight is an inverted, hollow V shape. So far, it has stripped the fletching off three of my four bolts. I can see how it comes off - there are only two screws to remove. Does anyone know if this will be a problem? I'm using a red dot, so I don't need teh sight to aim. Looks a lot like this one


Another question for those who use crossbow for hunting - which broadhead do you like? I'm leaning toward a fixed three blade, like muzzy, but have never hunted with one of these before.
I have a bow like this and I could never get my fixed blades to shoot the same as my target point bolts. I tried tuning by balancing weight forward as presribed and lined up the veins with the blades. I gave up on fixed and purchased the expanding broadheads. They are accurate and shoot exactly like my target bolts.
 
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