Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#3299344 - 07/23/13 05:44 AM Slick Trick 150 & 175 Grain XBow BH
tnhunter002
4 Point


Registered: 08/10/02
Posts: 148
Loc: Maryville, Tn. USA

Offline
Anyone use these? How do they perform?
Top
#3301130 - 07/24/13 07:07 PM Re: Slick Trick 150 & 175 Grain XBow BH [Re: tnhunter002]
SCAT
6 Point


Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 629
Loc: ANDERSON CO.

Offline
They make your overall bolt weight heavier. I don't claim to know-it-all but I did a lot of research after I encountered problems. A fixed BH will usually exhibit vaning as in weather vaning. It takes longer for the bolt to stabilize. A crossbow bolt needs the FOC (front of center) balance to be much higher than longer conventional bow arrows. The FOC needs to be around 20-25. The following made me a happy camper.
The quickest way to where you want to be is to get some Gold Tip Laser II bolts and use 100 or 125 gr slick tricks. These bolts are lite and have brass inserts in the tip. The FOC will be around 20-25. By using the 150 or 175, you are doing the same thing but will not reach the desired FOC and your bolt will be 50 to 75 gr heavier and will fly slower. I got my Gold Tip Laser II bolts at Bass Pro but you can try the bowhunter pro shop in Maryville. They can probably order them for you. MAKE SURE you get them with the brass insert in the tip. Check out the following link for FOC calculation. http://backcountrybowhunting.com/articles/foc.php
_________________________
She told me if I go hunting one more time she's gonna leave me......I'm gonna miss her...

Top
#3301307 - 07/24/13 09:36 PM Re: Slick Trick 150 & 175 Grain XBow BH [Re: SCAT]
tnhunter002
4 Point


Registered: 08/10/02
Posts: 148
Loc: Maryville, Tn. USA

Offline
If your using the 125 grain BH with the brass inserts, what's the total weight of the point?
Top
#3301346 - 07/24/13 10:26 PM Re: Slick Trick 150 & 175 Grain XBow BH [Re: tnhunter002]
SCAT
6 Point


Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 629
Loc: ANDERSON CO.

Offline
The brass inserts add to the total weight of the point but...the shaft is lighter on the Gold Tips. This keeps the overall weight where it should be. The BH manufacturers came out with the heavy Xbow tips so that you don't buy new bolts. The problem is that the heavy BH on say Carbon Express bolts comes close but falls short of the correct FOC and the bolt is even heavier. I am not advocating a bolt lighter than is recommended for your Xbow but not an overly heavy one either. If you have already bought the heavy BH's, calculate your FOC and if it is above 15, give them a try. If you haven't purchased them and want to try them, I will sell you some cheap, as I don't have a use for them. On a side note, the FOC does not need to be so high when using expandable tips due to the blades being tucked away where they can't weather vane. Check out this thread.

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=26256
_________________________
She told me if I go hunting one more time she's gonna leave me......I'm gonna miss her...

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  RUGER, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105554
RUGER
87053
Deer Assassin
65411
BSK
61043
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
zatoan, DanParchman3, saddleman1, Jculber301, Mik475
13282 Registered Users
Who's Online
104 registered (Roost 1, ilovemuzzleloaders, Sako, WORM82, rockytophunter, Grandslam11, 9 invisible) and 145 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13282 Members
42 Forums
93313 Topics
1089499 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.113 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.