XBOW scope

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2014/10/28 15:53:23 (permalink)

XBOW scope

Seems like after I shoot 50 or 75 bolts though it I have to mess with the scope . Noticed it was shooting about 2" low today again. No problem I just site it back in, noticed it shooting low again when I unloaded the other night. It's a PSE sidewinder #175 , shooting 100 gr broad heads ... Thanks for any info. ......Steve
 
PS....everything is tight, this is from when I first start shooting it again before the season starts ....lol...  not all at once
post edited by mopars0 - 2014/10/28 16:01:36

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    Re: XBOW scope 2014/10/28 16:09:34 (permalink)
    Check the crosshairs to see if they are cracked or separating inside the scope.
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    Re: XBOW scope 2014/10/28 17:33:12 (permalink)
    Does your crossbow have an aluminum rail ?   I had a barnett that changed with the heat and cold. Took 2 years to figure it out. I now shoot a ten point, never a problem.
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    Re: XBOW scope 2014/10/28 18:03:39 (permalink)
    Yes it does never really thought of that .... It shoots good when sited in & I've taken deer with just have to keep watching it .... Thanks
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    Re: XBOW scope 2014/10/28 18:10:20 (permalink)
    Cross hairs seem to be good , that was the first thing I checked had that problem with son's once.... Thanks

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    Re: XBOW scope 2014/10/30 07:30:41 (permalink)
    String stretch??? Had a brand new bow that was thumpin good when it was new, seemed to get easier to draw back the more I shot it and had less of a thump. Had to redial the scope in a few times.
     
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    Re: XBOW scope 2014/11/06 13:46:32 (permalink)
    I had a ten point scope go bad.  I sent it back and they gave me a new one.  My buddy also had the same problem.

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    Re: XBOW scope 2014/11/12 18:00:15 (permalink)
    Well when ya think it can't get any worse ....it does !! first it was trouble keeping it sited in ,now this...  When I cocked my pse sidewinder #185 crossbow,  I noticed that both of the limbs had splinters in both limbs not sure how long they have been like this but I do know it isn't good. So my season is done glad it's only a few more days ....sure has been a crazy year. Bow is only 4 1/2 years old and I see under the warranty that it had full replacement limbs for a year, then 50% cost for replacements after that if you are the orginial owner. Bought it on Ebay ( new) and looked it up on my paypal account and printed it out. Now just waiting for the pse dealer to return my email.....Good luck all !

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/03/26 17:18:29 (permalink)
    Well PSE finally fixed my crossbow after 4 months but hey like new again. It broke the last 2 weeks of bow season ..... Yep right at prime time! It was 4 1/2 yrs old then was not sure about the warranty as it states full replacement up to a year .... 50% replacement cost after that for life as long as I'm the original owner. The thing is they don't make that type anymore so the dealer was not sure what they would do ... So after some emails and complaining to PSE they replaced the whole front end.... Limbs, string, cams and foot piece for cocking it ... $125 and they put it together for me ..... Sure better then buying a new bow.... I'm a happy camper ! Even though we are waiting to get the boats out which I hope is soon ..... Figured I would this good news ....
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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/03/26 21:00:59 (permalink)
    Good deal Mopar, I been thinking new compound for next season, maybe I'll give PSE a little closer look.   No brainer about a new bow....  just need to think how I can get the better half to agree to it. (lol) 

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/03/26 22:26:41 (permalink)
    Yeah ..."been there done that " ... I was kind of surprised with getting a new front end. Like the PSE bow , I had a PSE compound I used for years. Then thought getting older why not try the crossbow .. Have taken deer with both. Good luck next season do understand getting the better half thing... lol
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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/09 22:34:23 (permalink)
    My goodness how time does fly when your having fun.  Got about eight weeks before the opening of archery in PA. so, I'm looking at crossbows of which,............ (wait-for-it).................... I know nothing about!  But not to worry, cause I have yinz guys to help me out.
     
    Not looking for a high caliber pricey bow, more like something in the $300.00 to $350.00 range.  A package deal, that includes the basic necessities such as bolts, quiver, scope and, cocking device.  Maybe even one of those 'special deals' where they provide free deer retrieval, butchering and, home delivery too.  That ain't asking for to much is it?  
     
    Started looking at a PSE in the mentioned price range that does include everything (except the special deal) and I feel I can take the dealers word that the package is a good buy but, I would like to hear some suggestions from yinz as for buying a PSE or, any brand, in that price range.  Might I be throwing money away trying to stay frugal?
     
    I believe the model we are dealing on (for now) is called the "Fang".
     
    Any do's and don'ts; should  and shouldn't s; can and can'ts will, be appreciated.
     
     
    Mopars was ya able to get your problem with the scope figured out?

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/10 01:03:36 (permalink)
    I was actually thinking of trading a firearm for a crossbow and as the offers were coming in I'd do a google search on the make and model number.  There's a couple of very helpful independent crossbow review sights that will give you the pros and cons of the one you're interested in.  I was surprised to read about just how noisier some models are than others or how easy it is to change your string on one model than on another.  alot of good data to help you decide.
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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/10 09:22:43 (permalink)
    Thanks Pike, found a sight called CrossBowReviews.com.  I see they have a sight on YouTube also and that's good cause, I learn better from pictures better than,  readin' from words.

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/12 15:10:14 (permalink)
    Geeeeeeeeeeez....................... I've tried ten different archery supply outlets including three local shops and noooooooooobody has the new "2015 PSE Fang" in stock.  Called PSE directly and they too, have the crossbow on  back order........... 6 to 8 weeks!
     
    Then I remembered a place in Michigan where I had purchased other hunting paraphernalia annnnnnnnnd BINGO they have five of the crossbows in stock.   Salesman tells me they are trying to get more but, can't get a delivery date.
     
    They now have 4 remaining in stock! 
     
    Bought a portable blind by Ameristep also, only I got that at  my local 'big box store'.
     
    Sure hope the better half likes getting her birthday presents early this year...............  archery season opens real soon.
     
    PS. If somebody is looking to buy the "Fang" and can't find one, shoot me  (errrrrr) send me a pm!
     
    PSS. The CrossBowReview sight I mentioned earlier............... save your time.
     
     
    Gotta get............  gonna go wait at the end of the driveway for FedEx.
     
     

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/16 21:16:26 (permalink)
    Excaliburs are the way to go.
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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/16 23:21:22 (permalink)
    Thanks Akita,
     
    Looked at the Micro 335 then saw the price..................................  Sticker shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Really didn't want to spend that kind of money my first time around plus, being a complete novice to crossbows.  With the high demand for the "Fang" and the supply at such a low level, I figured resale might be a better option should my wife decide I don't like the bow.
     
    Open for suggestions on bolts (carbon vs aluminium) and broad heads (fixed vs mechanical) and of course the mfg.s of both.
     
    Maybe later I will be upgrading the scope, say, around X-Mass.

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/17 14:07:58 (permalink)
    Don't shoot a crossbow but I like the full Metal jackets and g5 t3s on my pse compound just fine. The new havocs fly good but havnt whacked anything yet with em.
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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/17 15:24:06 (permalink)
    BTDT.... Well haven't shot the bow since I got the new front end from PSE.. I do believe some of the sighting issues were from the front end . I'll let you know.... I shoot a 20" carbon arrow ( bolt ) & use a fixed 4 blade boardhead ( 100 gr Muzzy ) but I did just get a package of 3 blade 100 gr Muzzy 1 1/4" cut fixed they were on sale so figured I would try them. You are right the season is coming upon us fast. We are going to Darlington SC over Lador Day weekend to a NASCAR race. Have to get my camera out & set up, shot bow, get in some Fall fishing man how did I ever do all this when I was working ..... Lol... Good luck this bow season

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/18 10:53:17 (permalink)
    Appreciate it guys......

    Crossbow sure is different, for sure.

    While it requires likable skills needed for archery, the crossbow, in my book provides quite a advantage compared to a compound bow. However, The compound does give advantage compared to using a re-curve or long bow.

    I won't start archery season with the crossbow but, will consider taking a deer using it as opposed to a gun.

    Mopars enjoy your vacation, stay connected for possible Wilhelm updates.

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/20 00:27:09 (permalink)
    Uhhhhhh Oh!  Heh heh heh!  Ummm!  Ohhh boy!
     
     
     

     
     
    I done it now..........  wife caught me trying assemble this thing on her kitchen counter!
     
     
    I better git!
     
     

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    Re: XBOW scope 2015/08/20 11:49:05 (permalink)
    Nice ... Now go hide ... Lol

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