Boo wrote:If you take the sensible out of the equation, one can see why Excaliburs are so popular. I don't think any crossbow is as easily customized to the owner's dreams as Excalibur crossbows. People easily make it their own!
Over on Crossbow Talk, a highly credential'd poster (tournament winner, 3x) stated that " the M405 was the was the worst Xbow" he'd ever shot. That's a strong statement. Obviously, he'd never shot a Barnet Wildcat 2 from the mid-80s. But a statement like "being the worst" rather than "the Xbow I liked the least" or "hated the most" is preferable to declaring a certain model of a certain brand as being the worst ever.
I stated that when equipped with various mods, it can become very user friendly while maintaining outstanding performance. His response was that he only evaluates crossbows as they come. I didn't pursue it as further discussion would be counterproductive.
Back to Excals, I appreciate that the xbows can come barebones allowing me to modify to my own taste. FWIW, I've found the revised limb mounting on the BD400 causes it to be much gentler, and maybe quieter, than the M380 when they are similarly equipped, even though the M380 is 5'/sec slower.
Back to the M405 critic, some people just have a critical bent.
PS I applaud Excalibur for making the Supressor. It was quiet! Still, the rubber piece near the end of the limb flew off on first shot. I'll bet it's positioning is very critical. Some people want their Xbow all modded from the beginning, others don't. Excalibur gives the buyer a choice.