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Old 09-30-2022, 01:09 PM
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I am looking for a simple, accurate and reliable crossbow without too many gadgets. What brand, model are any of you who shoot a crossbow recommend?
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Old 09-30-2022, 01:36 PM
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Excalibur. Bar None.

Simple. Easy to work on & with. Extremely Accurate. Very reliable.

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Old 09-30-2022, 01:58 PM
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Excalibre my father inlaw isnít nice to his and it keeps dropping elk and deer
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Old 09-30-2022, 02:04 PM
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Excalibur is my first choice as well.
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Old 09-30-2022, 03:09 PM
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Thanks guys.
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Old 10-01-2022, 05:11 AM
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Think cabelas has a nice excalibur package deal on sale for under $800 right now
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Old 10-01-2022, 05:34 AM
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Excalibur.

Itís rare anything ever goes wrong with them but I did have a limb that delaminated on a fairly new bow. Sent them a pic as requested and a new set of limbs were in my hand a few days later at no cost to me.

By design there isnít a lot to go wrong with them but itís nice to know that if something does break they will go out of their way to get you back up and running as fast as possible.
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:43 PM
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Excalibur.

Itís rare anything ever goes wrong with them but I did have a limb that delaminated on a fairly new bow. Sent them a pic as requested and a new set of limbs were in my hand a few days later at no cost to me.

By design there isnít a lot to go wrong with them but itís nice to know that if something does break they will go out of their way to get you back up and running as fast as possible.

Good to hear, thanks!
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Old 10-02-2022, 07:20 AM
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If I was in the market for one this would be it.

Excaliburģ Micro 340 TD Backcountry Crossbow Package,

Might just buy one yet but man I got soooo much stuff
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Old 10-06-2022, 01:55 PM
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I'll add some more:
I have used Excalibur and they are good but the non-cams are loud and clunky to carry in the bush. the parallel limb designs now of many brands are much easier to handle in the bush and quieter. I have a BearX for sale if you're interested, brand new and you can test it out at my place if you want.
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Old 10-06-2022, 02:35 PM
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The Excalibur Micro package is on sale at Cabelas now:

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/13635...ossbow-package
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Old 10-06-2022, 04:42 PM
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I have the Excalibur Bulldog 400 and like second time I cranked it, I screwed up and didn't realize the string had climbed on top of the riser(?), so as I cranked it, instead of the string sliding under the arrow hold-down arm, it went over top of that.
And completely grenaded the ADF mount, arrow hold-down arm, ripped right out.

I sent Excalibur pics and my story and they no-fault sent me a complete new ADF/scope mount, with of course the hold-down arm attached.

Just awesome customer service.



I can tell you that my Bulldog 400 shoots plenty fast enough, and is accurate as I need.

It is BIG though. For carrying, I added a padded rifle sling, which helps greatly.

As to which model to buy, that's all personal choice. Check out the various 'Micro' models and compare against the full-size, like the Bulldog 400, before you buy.
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Old 10-07-2022, 01:15 PM
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Iím going to break with what everyone else has to say and Iíll recommend a centre point.
Mine is super accurate and simple. I really like it.
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Old 10-14-2022, 06:12 AM
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Iím going to break with what everyone else has to say and Iíll recommend a centre point.
Mine is super accurate and simple. I really like it.
I think when we say simple itís referring to replacing a string in the field or basic maintenance.
Although the centre point may be accurate it is far from simple when compared to the Excaliburís.
Both may be reliable but over the long haul it gets edged out again by the Excaliburís.
The best thing is having choices and enjoying the sport of archery.
OP did you make a choice?
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Old 10-14-2022, 02:08 PM
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My hunting partner had a Center Point.
A few years watching me with my Matrix 380, he sold that and bought the same as I have.
He is very pleased with that decision.

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