I shot mine a couple times at about 10 yards just to make sure it works like it should. It was right on. The manual said it was "bore sighted" for 20 yards. I ended up moving the scope forward one notch on the rail. The laser is a good idea.
Same here - Instructions with the one I bought say to sight in second line at 30 and 20, 40 and 50 take care of themselves. I don't see an adjustment for FPS, so I'm sure 20 will be real close, but 40 and 50 will need to be verified once I settle on a bolt for hunting.
The bow says you can shoot bolts no lighter than 370 grains. The 20" aluminum ones that came with the bow, plus a 100 grain head, weight in at 450 grains. I also have to use "omni" nocks. Does anyone know if there is much variety available for bolts with these nocks?
I'm new to crossbows, so I'm wondering about a lot of things. Broadheads are what I'm thinking about right now.
I see "crossbow broadheads" advertised, but I'm wondering what the difference is.
I've been shooting a Cabela's brand broadhead, their FX3. It's a fairly small, 100 grain fixed blade head. Is there any real reason not to use these? Is it generally accepted that mechanical heads are better for crossbows?
I put the Warrior G3 together last night. Easy assembly. Seems to be a good rig. The scope was clear and set just about right for me. I may need to push it forward slightly. This one does not come with a cocking mechanism, so need to get one of those, and a target before I try it out.
For all the guys that are thinking about using a trailer for a blind base. I talked to the local CO and he said that for it to be legal I had to put leveling jacks or jackstands on each corner to get the tires off the ground. Something about shooting from a vehicle, even though it didn't have a motor.....
You may be right, but this is pretty ridiculous.
A trailer is a motor vehicle. OK.
Jacking a trailer off the ground somehow magically turns it into something other than a motor vehicle. OK.
Is the same true for an actual motor vehicle, just jack it off the ground and start hunting?
I was hunting in Maine not far from Orono one fall and I heard strange sounds several times. Sometimes a knocking sound, other times it sounded like talking, but nothing you could understand. I described it to an old-timer at camp and he told me it was ravens. Pretty sure your sounds are not ravens, but it was cool.
I have a cassette tape, can't remember who made it. They talk about transition phases, and explain what turkeys are doing in each phase. On opening day in southern Indiana, turkeys may be nearly done with breeding, while in northern Indiana they may be at the peak of breeding. They explain what calls are best to use in each phase. I'll try to get the name of the tape. You can probably still find it somewhere online.
One thing that will generally work is to mimic live hens, if you can hear them. If a hen calls, cut her off with the same calls. Get her aggravated and she may come investigate, with a Tom in tow.
I looked online. It's called the Knight and Hale Gobbler Guide, and you can get it on Amazon for $4.
Also, just saw that a series of videos are on Youtube. Just search for "gobbler guide".
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I've thought for a long time that most "standard" size rifles are too long of pull for the average guy (whatever that is). I know my Ruger M77 is a bit long for me. You don't notice it at the range when you have just a shirt or light jacket, but when you have all your hunting clothes on it can be an issue. If the new Savage system allows something on the short side of standard, then I think it's a great idea. My 358 Hoosier is built on a youth model Savage 110, and it's a perfect fit when I have a few layers on.
I don't recall learning how to pump gas. It was something you simply did. With today's pumps, can you even do it wrong? Aside from putting gas in a diesel, it seems pretty fool-proof. The pump prompts you to do what's needed, and then shuts off.
My daughter's friend (female) was over one day. Daughter asked if she wanted a tuna sandwich. The girl said yes, so Daughter opened a can of tuna. The girl was surprised to see that there was tuna and water in the can, and not prepared tuna ready to put on bread. Didn't trust my Daughter that the tuna was actually fine to eat, thought it must be a bad can.
I got off work, hurried home, then drove over to the farm I decided to hunt without even showering and packed my climber all the way up this hill. Just got situated in a tree. I can't believe I'd go to the trouble of hunting for what amounts to an hour, but it paid off before on this very farm 11 years ago under the exact same circumstances.
Well then, it could be bad drilling/tapping from the factory, or could be the base, or the rings, or a cumulative effect from all of those. Some guys have luck turning the base around or swapping the rings front to back. Worth a try.
Once you've turned the base and/or swapped the rings, set the scope back to zero (left to right) and mount it. Then check to see the the bore is pointing where the crosshairs are. You can do that by putting the gun on some kind of support with the bolt removed. Look through the bore and center a distant object in the bore, then without moving the gun look through the scope. The crosshairs should be pretty close to that object. If its off a bit, dial the crosshairs to the object. Shouldn't take much adjustment.
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