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Excalibur crossbows

Re: Excalibur crossbows
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 09:31:56 PM »
Sweet.Keep is informed.You might not be a mechanical fan.But "Rages" rocks. ;D
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Re: Excalibur crossbows
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2018, 07:31:57 AM »
I am opened minded. I use Grim Reapers from time to time. I am going to try my practice heads today I think. I like the fixed because in a blind I can shoot thru the mesh. Windows have to be open with mechanical heads.
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Re: Excalibur crossbows
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2018, 02:59:28 PM »
Sweet.Keep is informed.You might not be a mechanical fan.But "Rages" rocks. ;D
+1 on the Rages!!

Chris, my buddy in Colorado drew an Antelope tag in a trophy area and used his Matthews. He tested his fixed blade broad heads thru the mesh in his blind and found the accuracy stunk, so he ended up using mechanicals with the mesh out and ending shooting a good one over a water hole.
You should test yours for accuracy thru the mesh once you get serious.

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Re: Excalibur crossbows
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2018, 04:22:41 PM »
Good call. I havenít tried it yet but you are very right about checking that out first.
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Re: Excalibur crossbows
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2018, 09:20:11 AM »
The grim reaper practice head shot good. The slick trick shot good to 40 yards but at 50 it would shoot a little here and there but still within 3-4 inches.
So if I would choose one of these I would feel more confident with the grim reapers when it comes to accuracy.
My scope is supposed to be calibrated from 20-60. I found that 20-50 it is deadnuts. My 60 yard mark however is dead on at 65 yards. This is with the speed ring just past 300 and not the 330 mark. Closer to 315 maybe? I donít know how accurate that is really. Chronograph is really the only way to really know.
Still happy with it and still surprised it is as quiet as it is. I was expecting it to be much loader. I still think that 40ish would be the max range I would attempt to shoot a deer. That sometimes can be a long shot in the woods. To shoot further than that it would have to be perfect conditions.
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Re: Excalibur crossbows
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2018, 08:54:04 AM »
I uncocked it today for the first time. I like having this option.
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Re: Excalibur crossbows
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2018, 06:05:22 PM »
I have been using the slick tricks more lately than the Grim Reapers. I have really only been shootin 20-40 yards though. A couple people told me that the reapers tend to open early with crossbows. I donít want that. I kept my open for Rage heads on clearance so I could give them a try but no luck there.
I would of thought that I would of noticed string stretching by now but I havenít noticed any yet.
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