Mike, I expect we all agree, you'd liked to have hit a little lower and a little more aft. However, I've found the Spitfire and, even more so, the FOC help in less than ideal shot placements. Concerning the crossbow, as much as we like our Excaliburs, we realize that they're not the only game in town. With the Excals we can do all our own servicing. No bow press needed. All xbow strings stretch. With the Excal we twist and get back to brace height. With compounds, strings and cables stretch and get out of tune and brace height gets too low. With them, we pay for the bow shop to tune and reset. Rarely have I seen very good work in this regard. With the Mission, this can be done at home w/o a bow press. The MXB320 is short, narrow, extremely quiet, very moderately priced, has an excellent reliability record, can be totally maintained at home w/o special equipment: what a great choice! With an H&R 45-70 conversion, 2 Excels(355 & 405), MXB320, and a 243, you appear to have all bases covered - ideally!
Post by smokepolehall on Jan 16, 2015 20:21:50 GMT -5
Steve i have a sweet Swede 96 6.5x55 also. I sold all 3 of my Mags. yrs ago, plus couple 06's & a .308 & 2 25-06's. The .243 & 6.5x55 are the only rifles i kept. I believe your correct for me the bases are now covered, thx
Post by smokepolehall on Jan 16, 2015 20:25:59 GMT -5
About the arrow shot & placement, it was a snap shot on him as he jumped up out of his bed with my Gussy hanging on his nose. I had shot him on the left side 1st but it only took out his left lung. He was a very tuff mature Buck, but i had to recover him quickly.