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Post by Pydpiper » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:57 pm

What is the story on these guys? The speed they claim is pretty impresive, it looks like an Excalibur clone. I hate clones.

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Post by A.W » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:19 pm

We had a lengthy post running on this a while back.
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Post by Pydpiper » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:25 pm

must have missed it, I will look..

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Post by A.W » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:26 pm

Pydpiper wrote:must have missed it, I will look..
You weren't a member then. :lol:

About a year ago. The thread may have been erased.
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Post by GaryL » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:08 pm

Try getting hold of some one, I can't .... :?
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Post by R.J. » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:51 pm

I shot one earlier this fall ... I was not impressed ... it vibrated when I shot it " scared the crap out of me " !

I checked to make sure that everything was tight , and it was ... I asked the guy what the extra vibration was and he said it was the " awsome speed " ... then he went on to trash talk the Excaliburs for " lack of penetration etc. ... I walked away after that ...

My honest opinion of them after handling one and shooting one ...

They are an Excalibur knock off , but without the quality , fit and finish ...
See Ya. ... R.J. > " Remember , Trophies are measured by the time and energy expended to get them , not the size or quantity of the quarry "

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Post by jay73 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:13 pm

I never shot or seen the bow, but.......

R.J. wrote:... then he went on to trash talk the Excaliburs for " lack of penetration etc. ...
:evil:

I'm sure Bill would be interested in which one of his dealers is trashing his bows.


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Post by R.J. » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:19 pm

Bill T. knows all about this guy ... and he ain't no Excalibur dealer anymore ... I believe that is part of the reason he is trash talking the Excal's
See Ya. ... R.J. > " Remember , Trophies are measured by the time and energy expended to get them , not the size or quantity of the quarry "

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Post by Jim C » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:06 pm

R.J. wrote:I shot one earlier this fall ... I was not impressed ... it vibrated when I shot it " scared the crap out of me " !

I checked to make sure that everything was tight , and it was ... I asked the guy what the extra vibration was and he said it was the " awsome speed " ... then he went on to trash talk the Excaliburs for " lack of penetration etc. ... I walked away after that ...

My honest opinion of them after handling one and shooting one ...

They are an Excalibur knock off , but without the quality , fit and finish ...
lack of penetration? LOL-I have shot through the last 5 deer I have aimed at with a VIXEN. two were well over 160 pounds
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Post by TYE » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:39 am

I like the stock design, but now Excal has a thumbhole stock, so they're up to par again :wink:

I don't like the limbs on the Middleton's.... Too skinny looking.

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Post by R.J. » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:05 am

Jim C wrote :
LOL-I have shot through the last 5 deer I have aimed at with a VIXEN.
Exactly ! ... that's why I walked away ... Thinking " this chump don't know squat ... and he ain't that special , that I'm going to waste my time explaining the facts to him ... I got better things to do ! "
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Post by TYE » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:15 am

R.J. wrote:I got better things to do ! "
Like shooting your Excal.

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Post by fuel80guy » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:06 am

Hey Folks
Im here to say that im a long time exocet shooter and ive always loved my bow.
I have shot the middleton 375 and it is a very fast bow.
A friend of mine shot a 205 lb buck this fall through the left front shoulder(the deer was quartering towards him) a shot i would never take myself.
The bolt went clean through the shoulder and out the other end.I would never have believed this on such a large animal unless i saw it myself.
Apparently Middleton bows are designed to interchange there limbs with excaliburs.
I also read that you can leave these in your trunk in the hot sun and it will not affect the limbs.
Rumour has it that middleton is coming out with a 450 i believe quite frankly i could hardly pull the 375 so the 450 wouldnt do me any good.
Im a huge supporter of Bill& Cathy as a number of years ago they helped me out with a our local council tryiing to ban all hunting in our municipality and they came out and did a presentation and in my mind that swayed our council big time to keep hunting alive.
I guess im just saying there is a new kid on the block and im hoping it doesnt affect us die hard excal folks.
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Post by ecoaster » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:38 am

Interchangable limbs?????? But, not a knock off right :wink: . I know you can't change a recurve design too drastically, but they look awefully similar. If it is a knock off, at least the guy had the right idea to use a solid template.
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Post by schonyuk » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:50 am

I dont see the point of the extra speed these are supposed to produce. Perhaps a bit of a flatter trajectory but other than that? If you shoot through now why would you need to shoot through but faster?

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