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Tips & Tricks

Crossbow Bolt FOC

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Tuning your crossbow bolts will help you tighten your groupings and will ultimately be a key part of your success.

To optimize your accuracy you need to understand what affects your crossbow bolts flight. The front of center of F.O.C. of your bolt can have a big influence on accuracy especially at longer ranges.

 So what exactly is F.O.C.

F.O.C. describes the percentage of your crossbow bolt’s total weight that which is located in the front half of the bolt. The more weight that is located in the front half of the crossbow bolt, the more forward is the crossbow bolt’s center-of-balance.

The F.O.C. balance position of the crossbow bolt is one of the more important elements affecting the shape of the crossbow bolt’s trajectory curve. Ideal F.O.C is especially critical for target shooters participating in long-range shooting competitions or hunters that are pushing the their crossbows to the maximum shooting range.

While F.O.C is less relevant in some crossbow hunting situations (short-range shots), it can be critical in those long-range situations or if your shooting a crossbow with a low FPS rating. A high F.O.C. will fly with good stability, but will shed its trajectory quicker and nose-dive. While a crossbow bolt with low F.O.C. will hold its trajectory better, but can fly erratically. For hunting situations crossbow bolts with 10-15% F.O.C. for hunting setups and optimal accuracy.

How do I Find my F.O.C.?

Tips & Tricks

Top 10 Treestand Tips

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These Top 10 Treestand Tips will help put you in position to claim trophy success this season.

1. Location Location Location

Nothing is more important than your stand location so think about local game movement, feeding habitats, crop rotations, water access, wind patterns and other natural elements that might make a stand location perfect.

2. Thick Cover

No matter how much camouflage you’re wearing or what the pattern is you still need enough cover around you to break up your silhouette. Situate your treestand in a tree with some additional branches or a fork to help you blend in or one that may have a number of foliage rich trees behind you that will do the same.

Product Reviews

Trijicon ACOG XB

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The Trijicon ACOG XB Crossbow Scope is compact, lightweight, rugged, and battery-free. Utilizing the same platform as the traditional ACOG, this crossbow optic is tough, accurate, and reliable.

The Trijicon ACOG XB Crossbow Scope is compact, lightweight, rugged, and battery-free. Utilizing the same platform as the traditional ACOG, this crossbow optic is tough, accurate, and reliable. The reticle is  lluminated in any light by fiber optics and tritium, has bolt drop compensation lines and features a built-in ranging reference system.

Trijicon Scope Crossbow

Product Spotlight

Browning OneSixTwo Crossbow

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Browning OneSixTwo Crossbow is blazing fast at 370 FPS and packed with innovative features designed to improve shooting accuracy and crossbow usability.

The Browning OneSixTwo crossbow is the fastest of the two new models they introduced. Browning has brought the quality and innovation that has made their firearms so iconic to this new lineup. Both models come pre-assembled, and sighted-in right and ready for a crossbow hunt right out of the box.

At 370 FPS the Browning OneSixTwo has plenty of speed and comes packed with added features such as a built-in hidden crank cocking device, a TriggerTech Anti-Dry fire trigger and hardcover travel case to name a few. The crossbow also features a ton of other innovations designed to improve hunter success.

Product Spotlight

Crossbow Buyers Guide

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To be sure you don’t get stuck with a crossbow your unhappy with; you will have to give some thought to which one will suite your needs.

Crossbow Buyers Guide

If you’re new to crossbows, choosing the right one can be a tough decision. There are more makes, models, and sizes available than ever before.  While modern crossbows often look and operate similarly there are some key differences you should take into consideration.

This crossbow buyers guide will outline the most important crossbow factors that you need to consider before making a decision.

Product Reviews

Pine Ridge Crossbow Dampeners & Vanes

Pine Ridge Archery engineered products a designed to help crossbow bolt vanes to be easy to apply and is engineered to help arrows fly like a dart, increasing down range accuracy.

Wishbone String and Cable Dampener

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The Wishbone String and Cable Dampener will make a noticeable reduction of noise and vibration on your bows string and cables. This easy to install dampener does not require a bow press so anyone can quickly add a set to their bow and instantly quiet their set up. At 14 grains each, the Wishbone will not slow your bow down, but in fact may increase speed on certain set ups when placed in the correct location. The Wishbone follows other Pine Ridge Archery accessories by being available in 8 colors plus clear! The clear Wishbone adds a nice touch to your custom string by not masking the strings colors but allowing them to show through.

Product Reviews

Rinehart Crossbow Targets

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Rinehart targets are considered by many to be the best archery targets in the world and have long been a go to for crossbow hunters. Now Rinehart has come out with a line targets specifically designed for the crossbow shooter. Built to with stand both field point and broadhead punishment from the fastest crossbows the only thing you’ll have to worry about is picking the right one.

Product ReviewsTechnology

FLIR SCOUT III

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If I only had one word to describe the FLIR Scout III it would be “advantage”. Few new technologies revolutionize how you approach a hunt and significantly impact the odds of success.

No matter how much gear we buy most of it isn’t going to overcome the keen senses of the most prized big game out there. This is no more apparent than at night when our human eyes are rendered nearly useless in comparisson. The FLIR Scout III turns the tables on this disadvantage and put the ball pack in our court.

The Scouts thermal imaging capability allows hunters to spot game through the darkest of nights and make decisions on how to approach their hunt. You can now avoid being busted on the way in to a stand, glass a dark field in the early morning to know if that buck is going to pass by your setup and effortlessly track hard to find fresh blood no matter how little there is. It is a true advantage to have one of these units along for your hunt but let’s look into all the features that make this camera stand out product.

Tips & Tricks

Trail Camera Buyers Guide

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Trail cameras are an extremely valuable hunting tool that even the most skeptical old timers can appreciate. These cameras provide hunters with key forest intel 24 hours a day that can drastically improve your odds of success.

While they started out as basic motion sensing camera their features and capabilities have grown in power and complexity. This guide will help you understand more about the features available on modern trail cameras and what trail camera is right for you.

Product ReviewsTechnology

Wac’Em Crossbow Broadheads

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Wac'Em has established itself as a quality American made broadhead company and now they've added two new outstanding crossbow broadheads to their lineup.

The first of the new Wac’Em crossbow broadheads is their fixed 3 blade model which utilizes rugged materials and a dependable design to provide consistently tight groupings. The second is a new expandable crossbow broadhead which can withstand the torque of the fastest crossbows on the market and unleash a devastating 2 inch cut on impact. Which of these you choose comes down to personal preference and which of the characteristics listed below that you prefer.

Product Reviews

Wild Game Innovations Nano 22

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Wild Game Innovations Nano 22 delivers when it comes to offering quality image capturing performance in a compact frame.

Wild Game Innovations Nano 22 delivers when it comes to offering quality image capturing performance in a compact frame. This trail camera is designed to be one of the most versatile cameras on the market with a number of stand out features that will help optimize your crossbow hunt.