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Crossbow re-flecther? #5290968 09/06/14 01:18 PM
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Ok i'm currently using Excalibur Diablo 18" bolts. My question is which re-flecther tool do ya'll use or like?

Re: Crossbow re-flecther? [Re: texashelms] #5291018 09/06/14 01:53 PM
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Might check the Excalibur website under FAQ or on their forum.


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I hear the Arizona EZ fletch is probably the best, at least the fastest. For years, I've been big into doing my on arrows, but as I've gotten older, and starting my own business, I have gotten lazy. I bought the shrink wraps this year for crossbow rrows and they shoot great.

Re: Crossbow re-flecther? [Re: texashelms] #5291278 09/06/14 05:16 PM
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Arizona EZ Fletch with their glue about five minutes per arrow.

Re: Crossbow re-flecther? [Re: texashelms] #5291999 09/07/14 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: texashelms
Ok i'm currently using Excalibur Diablo 18" bolts. My question is which re-flecther tool do ya'll use or like?


How do you like the diablo's?

I have switched to BE Zombie slayers. I found that the Diablo's were shattering about 30% of the time. The Zombie Slayers are stiffer, straighter and heavier and have not given me any issues.


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Re: Crossbow re-flecther? [Re: Hirogen] #5292303 09/07/14 12:57 PM
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@ Nirogen

Only had my crossbow for a year and only purchased items manufacture recommend. Playing it safe until someone I trust gives me the lowdown for crossbowing.

Diablo bolts are the only one's i've used so far.

When you say 30% failure rate when using these bolts. Are you talking about in general(target practice) or after the kill?

Re: Crossbow re-flecther? [Re: texashelms] #5296004 09/09/14 05:19 AM
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@ Nirogen

Only had my crossbow for a year and only purchased items manufacture recommend. Playing it safe until someone I trust gives me the lowdown for crossbowing.

Diablo bolts are the only one's i've used so far.

When you say 30% failure rate when using these bolts. Are you talking about in general(target practice) or after the kill?




After the kill. Actually 40%. Out of 5 deer killed the bolt shattered on 2 of them, 2 recovered intact and one bolt lost. All cross body boiler room shots with no large bone impact (just ribs). My guess is it's just too much kinetic energy for the bolt to handle - kinda like when a bullet fails to penetrate because it is going too fast and instead blows up on impact. My solution has been to switch to a stiffer stronger bolt - kinda like switching from an SST to a partition if comparing to bullets.

Like Stx suggested join the excal forum and post there. There are a lot of crossbow gurus on that site who actually know what they are talking about. In particular pay attention to anything posted by "Boo" and/or "Big John."

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