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OlefartParticipantJune 22, 2019 at 9:29 amPost count: 368
Generic covers will usually fit, what they say they will for length. Only problem is they are made from very cheap material, don’t trailer well, will pocket water if not supported well. I have built custom boat covers for all sizes of boats, over the last 30 yrs, and still build a few. I have had people bring their generic fits all cover to me for modification, and it ends up costing almost as much as a custom fitted cover, it will usually only last a couple years, because of the cheap material they are made of. I would recommend you having one built out of quality material if you are planning on keeping your boat. Funny people spend thousands on performance boats, pontoons, bass boats, but don’t want to spend a few more dollars to protect their investments. Cheaper to protect upholstery than to replace it after UV damages it.
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On the Excalibur I used the cocking rope to uncock the bow before climbing into tree stand. Once situated I recocked the bow. On the Excalibur you can use the stringing device to release the string and remove it from bow and let the bow rest during the off season. Fairly simple to restring for hunting or practice. Another feature I like about Excalibur bows, is that you can shoot any length of arrow from 18″ to 22″ a minor scope adjustment is warranted for different arrow speed and weight. I always carried an extra string in my pack so as to have a spare in case string gets damaged. Have replaced one while in tree stand a few years back. Saved adays hunt and a trip to bow shop. I like the recurve style crossbow for its simplicity and ease of maintenance. 350 FPS arrow speed is more than enough to take any animal. IMO.OlefartParticipantDecember 8, 2018 at 8:22 amPost count: 368
I’ve taken 14 head of deer and 4 turkeys with my Excalibur Equilnox 225# cross bow. I still can cock it with the rope cocker, but it is becoming a chore. I had a Ten point compound bow to start with after my shoulder injury. Nice bow but got to be expensive to maintain, had to take it back to bow shop every two years to have cables and string replaced. 60 mile round trip and more if you had to leave it. I purchase the string replacement devise and a couple new stings, from Excalibur and can maintain my bow at home now. Excalibur makes a supper tough, and very accurate bow. Due to age and health reasons I ‘ve had to quit deer hunting, and have my bow and accessories up for sale. Anyone interested give me a call at 563-299-5364.OlefartParticipantOctober 18, 2018 at 6:36 pmPost count: 368
I’ve got a 7″ barreled .30 carbine Ruger Black Hawk, and a 4″ 686 S&W .357, fps is better from Ruger pistol than the Smith. Shooting the 110 gr in the ruger and the 125 gr in the Smith. I would assume that the FPS difference would carry over in a carbine length barrel. And down range performance would be pretty equal. Other than there might be abit more kinetic energy with the heavier .357 bullet. But also more bullet drop. Out of my .30 carbine the accuracy is better than a .357 Marlin lever gun at 100 yds, and It can put 20rds. down range a lot faster. Fun on running coyotes.OlefartParticipantOctober 18, 2018 at 5:21 pmPost count: 368OlefartParticipantJune 13, 2018 at 7:20 amPost count: 368
I’ve built several custom fitted to smaller boats using old pontoon boat frames cut down to size. Best frame material I’ve found is 1″ dia tube either in stainless steel or aluminum. If a square tube frame can be found it works even better and is a lot sturdier. Overtons Catalog shows several tops which might work for your application, but still may need some modification.OlefartParticipantMay 22, 2018 at 11:16 amPost count: 368OlefartParticipantMay 11, 2018 at 2:31 pmPost count: 368OlefartParticipantFebruary 20, 2018 at 10:22 pmPost count: 368OlefartParticipantFebruary 15, 2018 at 7:32 pmPost count: 368OlefartParticipantFebruary 13, 2018 at 2:29 pmPost count: 368
Having worked in two different gun shops, over the years, Ive owned about everything. My favorites are;
Winchester SX2 Mag.
Stafano Fausti 12 ga O/U
Savage Stevens 12Ga SxS
Savage .17 HMR
M1 .30 Carbine
Ruger Black Hawk .30 Carbine
S&W 686-3 .357
S&W 625-2 .45acp
S&W 60-3 .38
S&W 5906 .9mm
Cobray-Ingrams M11 .9mm
Have sold off quite a few, and still selling some. Cleaning out the safe Queens.OlefartParticipantJanuary 28, 2018 at 4:42 pmPost count: 368OlefartParticipantDecember 19, 2017 at 1:44 amPost count: 368
Have owned several .44 mag rifles. The Ruger Deerfield Auto was a good little rifle, only reason I sold it was because it wouldn’t shoot any of my reloads reliably. And I couldn’t shoot my cast lead bullets. It would shoot 3″ groups at 50 yds with Remington soft nose 240 gr Factory loads. I could do that with my scoped S&W 629 revolver, using any of my reloads. I owned one Marlin leveraction and two Winchester trapper series rifles. All of which wouldn’t shoot much better than 3″ at fifty yards. Never tried a bolt gun in .44, but I think it would do better than any of the others. The .44 mag is a great pistol cartridge, but coming out of a rifle it is limited on accuracy IMO.