Okiehunter wrote:Thank you for the reply! I guess I should clarify, I would be the one cocking it and I would always be at arms length away. My neice and nephew live a few hours away so they get to go hunting with me a few times out of a 3.5 month long season. I would be the one hunting with the crossbow 90% of the time.
One concern I have is I have read some comments that the suppressor might not be as accurate due to the smaller size. Is this common among all of the smaller crossbows?
All Excalibur bows are super accurate. You will not notice any accuracy loss under field conditions, if at all. I am not really saying go with a Micro,( A Suppressor is a Micro) but if you do you will like it. They are fine bows and do carry in the woods well and shoot from a blind easily. They are also hard to cock.
My son ,Colton has a Micro 335, that he loves, but I am the official cocker! That is not a bad thing as I get to hunt with him, and not one neighborhood cat or dog has come up shot with a crossbow.( Thank you Jesus!)
In reality you can buy any model Excalibur you think might be the best for your needs, you will be happy with it and amazed at its accuracy. Then next year or two buy what you think you need then. Most wind up with a collection sooner or later.
I know that I didn't give much of a guide for "Which One", but they are all good. I have a couple of Matrix's, son has Micro 335, and I have an older wide limbed Vortex. Its a hard call when I go to shoot or hunt. Have fun and welcome to your new addiction.