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After all the confusion

I finally got to shoot the Horton today. Well it seems I didn't have the cocking rope on right, hey I didn't know I never had one before, but after getting it on right I sighted it in at 20 yards, on sand bags on my oil tank outside. Here's the last shot but after shooting three more times I put the bolt in the same hole. Oh, i'm shooting 100 gr Thunderheads always did like these Thunderheads


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Thunderheads have been my broadhead of choice for many years! Did you have any drop from the field points to the Broadheads? I wouldnt expect much at 20 yrds, but thought I would ask. Moss, are you using the same carbons that came with it? Mine was the package deal with the factory scope and quiver.

One question I had was on the rail lube for the Brotherhood, Some folks say yes, other say not needed? It came with rail lube from Horton so I wold assume it requires it every 5-20 shots?

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I went and bought a Broadhead target so I used Broadheads to shoot it in. I shot the same arrow at the target. I bought the package deal too and used the arrows that came with it. I started out with a 125gr Thunderhead that I had here at the house. Then I switched to a 100 gr and they shot higher. I then zeroed it in with them, that's what u see in the pic. As far as rail lube I used what they sent be but it wore off in the middle. I can't see why you couldn't use Vaseline for now, i'm going to try it. And no comments from the basement either.

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Why would anybody comment on your use of vaseline?

The problem is that I don't know what I don't know.
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i'm shooting 125gr thunderheads as thats what came with my xbow. my bolts are gold tips laser 2's. the thunderheads shot 3 inches low at 20 yds compared to the 125 gr field points. i tried 100 grain muzzys, and they were 2 inches low. both shot good, but i'm using the thunderheads since i had a full box of those. i can't make sense of the difference, but they are accurate. i don't think vaseline would be a good choice. it would gather grit that would be worse for the string imo.
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Vaseline is also petroleum based and can deteriorate the string material! DO NOT USE IT ON YOUR RAIL!! It won't happen immediately, but it will happen, believe me. I have seen more than one xbow come into my old store shop for repair after the string "just blew appart!" When I asked the owners what type of rail lube they were using they answered vasoline because they ran out of the stuff that came with the bow.

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According to the picture of the target, I'd say, your ready for hunting....Nice shootin, Moss..

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Vaseline is also petroleum based and can deteriorate the string material! DO NOT USE IT ON YOUR RAIL!! It won't happen immediately, but it will happen, believe me. I have seen more than one xbow come into my old store shop for repair after the string "just blew appart!" When I asked the owners what type of rail lube they were using they answered vasoline because they ran out of the stuff that came with the bow.
I didn't put any on tonight i'll get a tube of the good stuff.

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