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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Couple ?'s

After about a 15 year break from archery I decided to get back into it with a crossbow. I have a Excalibur Vortex. I have been shooting it a few times a week now and feel comfortable shooting free hand out to 30 yards. The crossbow shoots great out to 40 yards off a rest. I have several tree stands, but the newest one I got was when Reagan was in his first term! What kind of tree stand with a gun rest are you fellows using? I am thinking a climber with the gun rest would really help my accuracy. Second question, is how many shots or what is the life expectancy of a string on the Excalibur bows? Third question, any of you shoot the crossbow with a bipod or monopod?

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What kind of tree stand with a gun rest are you fellows using?
I typically use small portable hang on stands and stand when I shoot so I can't you you there.

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I am thinking a climber with the gun rest would really help my accuracy.
No doubt. Especially if you have to hold you shot for awhile. A rest is a big advantage. Check out the ReadyShot knee pod as well. A internet search will turn it up. I have one and take it with me sometimes.

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Second question, is how many shots or what is the life expectancy of a string on the Excalibur bows?
I have the same bow as you and the string and center serving will last a very long time. Years, because the limbs are so wide, the angle at the string latch is not steep so center serving seperation is minimal.

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Third question, any of you shoot the crossbow with a bipod or monopod?
In ground blinds I primarily use a bi-pod but have been playing with the Caldwell Deadshot Fieldpod. It is a portable tripod that is very nicely constructed.

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thanks for the info I will check out that readypod

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 02:32 PM
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Re: Couple ?'s

I use my crossbow a lot and have an API Super Grand Slam.
The crossbow rests on the gun rail and the crossbow's stock is tucked next in under my arm.

I can slide down in the seat when ready to shoot and the crossbow is rock solid on the tree stand's front rail/sit& stand bar.

Just be VERY careful with the front hand placement: the crossbow string can cause serious damage.
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My primary tree stand is a summitt viper with the front sit down stand up rail which I use as a shooting rest and a place to set the crossbow.
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Timbertall is very lightweight and one of my favorites. No gunrest.

Usually around 700 shots on a string.

I like the Primos triggerstick monopod.

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