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Crunch
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Exomag

Post by Crunch » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:51 pm

Can someone give me a brief history lesson on the Exomag? Why were they discontinued? Good, bad or...?

Thanks,

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Post by Grizzly Adam » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:04 pm

I believe the 'Mag was replaced with the 'Max, Crunch ... but don't take my word for it. I'm sure some of the genuine Excal experts will weigh in soon! :D
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Post by raydaughety » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:08 pm

I bought an Exomag in the spring of 2003 and still enjoy shooting it today. It's a great shooting crossbow and the only one that I've ever owned. I've thought of getting a Phoenix one day as a back up but I've never had a problem with my Exomag that could be fixed here at the house or in the field. I'm not sure why they were discontinued other than to make way for the bigger, badder Exomax. I'm sure that some of the more experienced crossbow hunters will chime in and answer your questions. I think that Digger owns one of each model :wink: . Hope I was helpful.
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Post by raydaughety » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:09 pm

Hey Grizz, I think you were posting while I was still typing :wink: .
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Post by Grizzly Adam » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:14 pm

Great minds think alike! :wink:
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Post by Digger » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:15 pm

The mag was a 200 lb xbow and was replsced by the Exocet 200 and the mag went on to become the max 225 lb.
The mag was introduced in 1996 till 2004. It was the big boy on the block while being produced, it started as a 185 lbthen improvements to a 200ber at 330 fps.
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Post by Big John » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:26 pm

Oh, I miss my Exomag. :( The Best Excal so far to me. Make sure you hold on to it.
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Post by raydaughety » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:28 pm

Every time I see an Exomag, I think about you John. Haven't found one yet/ I know that you've been looking for one for quite some time. I'm still keeping an eye out for one for ya :wink:
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Post by Woody Williams » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:01 pm

Originally the Exomag was 185#.

At least it was in 2001 when I first started crossbow hunting.

It is a good bow for sure.
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Post by ComfyBear » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:07 pm

John is right, the Exomag was the best of all the Excal ever manufactured. I have one of the last Exomags made, and I can attest to that.
Even though I also own an Exocet #175 which in my mind is only second to the Mag, and a customized Vortex, which is not far behind my Exocet, I'm planning on keeping my Mag for a little while longer. I figure the longer I own it the more it will be worth. :wink:

Of course, if someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse, then I might part with it. :)
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Post by bow hunter » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:12 pm

I own an Exomag myself. It shoots great. Previous to that I owned an Exocet 175# that I bought in 1994. Shot a lot of deer with it. Traded up just in case I ever wanted to chase moose. Took 2 does with the mag last year. Both went less than 50 yds before expiring.

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Post by JRS » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:36 pm

bow hunter wrote:I own an Exomag myself. It shoots great. Previous to that I owned an Exocet 175# that I bought in 1994. Shot a lot of deer with it. Traded up just in case I ever wanted to chase moose. Took 2 does with the mag last year. Both went less than 50 yds before expiring.
If you bought your Exocet in 1994, it was a 165 lb bow. The Exocet became a 175 lb bow the same time that the Exomag went from 185 to 200 lbs.

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