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Excalibur Current Models Best Suited For 3D/Target?

Post by 10Ring » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:18 am

My reason for posing this question is that my Excalibur experience is limited to 15 years ago, having owned a Vixen and an Exocet, I am not conversant with the advantages/disadvantages of the current models. (I should have kept the Vixen :( , it was a great "shooter")

My interest is purely for target/recreational shooting, my requirements would be;

- Accuracy with field point bolts
- Velocity under the OAA 3D limit of 350 fps (22.19.20.2 Maximum speed of 350 feet per second (+3%))
- Cocking effort comfortable for repeated shooting, using a Rope Cocker
- Durability of the crossbow for repeated shooting
- String life, longer the better


Candidates, as far as I can see, include, but may not be limited to;

Micro Series (I would need to fit an X-Tender to increase the length of pull on a Micro)
- 308 Short
- Micro 315

Matrix Series
- Matrix G340
- Matrix Bulldog 330
- Matrix Grizzly
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Re: Excalibur Current Models Best Suited For 3D/Target?

Post by xcaliber » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:39 am

Don't look past the Matrix 330, easy to cock, and bullet proof. Any of the ones mentioned will do the job though. Good luck! :thumbup:
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Re: Excalibur Current Models Best Suited For 3D/Target?

Post by janesy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:12 am

Bulldog 330 :thumbup:
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Re: Excalibur Current Models Best Suited For 3D/Target?

Post by TPM » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:22 pm

Used to shoot a lot of 3D and to be honest the best target bows were, and still are n my my opinion, the lower poundage Exo series bows. An older Vixen or Phoenix would fit all your criteria to a T.
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Re: Excalibur Current Models Best Suited For 3D/Target?

Post by 10Ring » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:10 pm

TPM wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Used to shoot a lot of 3D and to be honest the best target bows were, and still are n my my opinion, the lower poundage Exo series bows. An older Vixen or Phoenix would fit all your criteria to a T.
Yes, I wondered about that.

Was not sure about parts availability for the older models.
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Re: Excalibur Current Models Best Suited For 3D/Target?

Post by 10Ring » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:15 pm

janesy wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:12 am
Bulldog 330 :thumbup:
Thanks

I think that one is a bullpup design, how is the trigger compared to the other models?
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Re: Excalibur Current Models Best Suited For 3D/Target?

Post by janesy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:25 pm

10Ring wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:15 pm
janesy wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:12 am
Bulldog 330 :thumbup:
Thanks

I think that one is a bullpup design, how is the trigger compared to the other models?
All models use the same trigger, the higher the poundage the more felt trigger pull is the result. The latest batch of triggers from excal of coming out smooth and polished compared to bows of the older days. However, the Excal ACP trigger is an absolute game changer. And would be a perfect fit for a target bow

The BD330 is an easy cocking great shouldering and balancing bow. It often gets overlooked because it's not traveling at warp speed. But dollar for dollar, it's probably their best model currently.
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Re: Excalibur Current Models Best Suited For 3D/Target?

Post by Hester0305 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:54 am

The Matrix 330 and the Matrix 350 would be my choices for easy cocking and great shooting for 3 D's. Good luck with your decision there's a lot of great ones out there to choose from.
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