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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Frustrated!

I bought a Horton HD 175 from a friend last year. Loved it and shot a doe with it the first time I hunted with it. Perfect double lung...she never made it 40 yards.
I made a few changes with my setup over the season in 5C and ended up using Easton Razers and G5 Strikers. Shot another doe at the end of the season...again she didn't make it more than 40 yards.
This year went shooting before the season opened and the bolts were all over the place...went to the local shop and the gentleman informed me that I shouldn't use my hands to cock the bow and to always use my cocking device because not using it can affect accuracy.
Went home that night after he helped me site it back in and so forth and was on. Shot a doe the next morning on opening day. 50 yard track job.
Made a bit hit on a doe this past Saturday and never recovered. Tracked for a while, just think I missed vitals.
Switched my broadheads again and tried a friends Muzzy 3blades last night. They didn't group as well as I htought the could so I bought new ones today. A 3 pack of MX-3s and a 3 pack of Horton FX pros. The Hortons are made by NAP and are the same as the Thunderheads.
Brought them home, put them on 6 brand new Razers and went out to shoot. THEY WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND I ENDED UP LOOSING BROADHEADS AND BOLTS IN THE BACK FIELD!!!!

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?!?!?!?! I am going back to the local shop tomorrow to see what they have to say...but thought I would maybe get some ideas here and go in with some ideas of what the problem might be. I really love archery season...and archery (also compounds and recurve but can't shoot right now because of a bad shoulder). I don't want to quit but it has crossed my mind!
Thanks for reading and any suggestions.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 09:32 PM
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Re: Frustrated!

Could be a few things. Some things to check. Cam timing, all nuts and bolt to be sure they are tight, scope, scope mount and rings and any obstructions in the barrel channel. Weak limb? Measure from one limb to the front of the trigger box and then check that measurement with the other side (when cocked) Spin test your arrows. If this doens't get it give me a call I might be able to help in some way. After 5 P.M. is best. 814-662-4321

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Re: Frustrated!

Have the same Horton. My scope mounts came loose.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks arrowhead. I will check those things I haven't already checked. I will give you a call if I can't get this thing figured out.
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Went to the shop today and figured out the problem. The screw holding the scope in place was almost out! Tightened it up, shoot a few bolts and it is right on! I should be out Saturday with no issues. Can't believe I didn't see that for myself. I must have been so upset I overlooked it.
Thanks for the replies guys. Glad I didn't need to call you Arrowhead, but thanks for the offer and advice!
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the rings horton gives you with these bows are junk trust me i know we have about 8 of these in the field and changed all the rings on them other then that would not give my vision up
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Re: Frustrated!

My bolts and screws never come loose because I use blue loctite on them.You can still remove them if you ever need to.

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