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Shooting the Winchester Stallion (with review)

I spent some time today shooting the Winchester Stallion. I made a video while I was at it. I used the Bohning top mount quiver bracket to mount the camera.

I'm very impressed with the way it shot, as I ruined one arrow on the first three shots. It is a very quiet bow for the speeds it's getting. The trigger isn't as light as the prototypes we shot last year, but it feels safe and it breaks clean. The the safety is dead quiet. It has a narrow 17 inches axle to axle and balances well. It is very solid at the shot and doesn't vibrate. I liked the removable foot stirrup, this will be huge in a blind.

The FFP scope is basically a Hawke XB-30 with a true zoom feature. It's not a speed ring, but rather a true zoom scope just like riflescopes. This will fit my style of hunting very well. It's a 1.25-4.5 x 24. At 1.25 power it gathers light at dusk and dawn extremely well. It has red and green illumination and uses a standard CR2032 battery. Kudos to the folks at Winchester and Hawke for putting this scope together!

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Do the crosshairs look like the xb-30?If you remember,I wanted the xb-30 but couldn't see the hairs. You showed me a winchester scope in the catalogue that looked like I would be able to see it,was wondering if that scope is it?
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Ron,
The crosshairs in the FFP scope are very difficult to see at the lowest settings and get larger as you go up in power. That being said, they do light up in red and green, but they are still hard to see at the lowest setting.

What I would do in your case would be to get a HHA speed dial and something along the lines of a 2-7 Leupold or similar. You would be able to use the center crosshair and the larger post of the 4 plex reticle to get different yardages. Combine that with the speed dial and the possibilities are endless.

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Nice group, and I am impressed with how quiet the outfit is.
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Thanks mike.I am currently laid off,when I get back to work I'll be seeing you.
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Nice group, and I am impressed with how quiet the outfit is.
If you listen closely you can hear me say Ugh, as I knew my last arrow broke one of the first two. It is a very quiet crossbow. I only mention that because it seems this crossbow is very "easy" on itself. By that, I mean that it doesn't seem to be trying to tear itself apart at the shot. It feels very solid at the shot. The more I shoot it, the more I like it. String servings are lasting well too, for such a narrow string angle.

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Visit to the doctor yesterday. The sling is off, and I am now allowed to drive. Not up to a trip to the cabin yet, but sometime in June you can expect a visit, Mike.
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Visit to the doctor yesterday. The sling is off, and I am now allowed to drive. Not up to a trip to the cabin yet, but sometime in June you can expect a visit, Mike.
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Good to hear you are feeling better, Loggy. I'm into rehab already. The doc has me scheduled for a physical therapist for the first time on Tuesday, but he gave me some exercises to start on before then. Have to admit I'm doing more than I should and got really sore yesterday. I'll back off for a bit.
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kool review! Lots of good bows this year! 2012 is gonna be a great year!!

will hunt for food....
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