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#2533276 - 09/22/11 02:15 PM new to crossbows a few ?????
jethro69
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I have bow hunted for years new to crossbow heres a few questions I have a Horton Brotherhood 160


1- what is the best weightfor the bolt
2- fixed or expandable broadhead
3- rail lube how often?
4- it came with 20 inch bolt is that what should be used
thank for any input
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#2533290 - 09/22/11 02:30 PM Re: new to crossbows a few ????? [Re: jethro69]
Dienamic
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1. Light for speed heavy for penetration.
2. Both kill deer. I use fixed.
3. After every shooting session or every weekend.
4. I shoot 22". Anything over 20 I would think mostly make sure the broadhead clears the flight rail.
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#2533297 - 09/22/11 02:35 PM Re: new to crossbows a few ????? [Re: jethro69]
smokepolehall
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Came with 20" arrow so thats what to use, rail lube ck Hortons directons as i don't own one. BH's fixed n mech. both have some good one's out there. I tend to use mech Spitfire mostly. Fixed i have good luck using Slicktrick mag, Montec G5 & Striker.Several more i have but the listed are very good
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#2533449 - 09/22/11 04:32 PM Re: new to crossbows a few ????? [Re: smokepolehall]
cecil30-30
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Crossbows have a minimum wieght for their arrows,you need to check the manufacturer's reccomendations.I know my wicked ridge invader calls for a minimum 420 gr arrow wieght.And its just a perssonal prefrence on what broadhead to use.I like the Spitfire's by NAP.I used the regular spitfire last year,this year im useing spitfire maxx
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#2534264 - 09/23/11 07:59 AM Re: new to crossbows a few ????? [Re: cecil30-30]
jethro69
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Does the rail lube go from one end of the rail to the other in the channel and the top of the rail?
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#2534542 - 09/23/11 11:03 AM Re: new to crossbows a few ????? [Re: jethro69]
Dienamic
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Rail lube cuts down friction from string to flight deck. Anywhere the string touches. Full length of the rail.
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