The Time Has Come

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ComfyBear
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The Time Has Come

Post by ComfyBear » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:06 pm

Father Time shows no mercy. That's right folks, it's time to bid farewell to one of my beloved Excaliburs.

Up until last year I had no problem cocking my Matrix 380. Then when I got the new reinforced limbs,I noticed a few things, it was shooting faster and was even more accurate. That made me very happy. Even though I noticed that it was a tad harder to cock, it was a good trade-off. However, old age sucks and now that last inch is a struggle. :oops: So I must finally face the fact that the time has come. Yes it's with a very heavy heart that I decided to sell my Matrix 380. :(
Unless I change my mind, I plan on listing it in the Trading Post. So stay tune folks.
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Re: The Time Has Come

Post by RobD » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:32 pm

It was the hardest bow for me to let go, took me months to finally get the courage to do it.
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Re: The Time Has Come

Post by bigbowman » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:54 pm

Why don't you install the new Charger EXT crank on the bow and keep shooting it? That's what I did with all of my bows now. Good luck!
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Re: The Time Has Come

Post by ComfyBear » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:52 pm

bigbowman wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Why don't you install the new Charger EXT crank on the bow and keep shooting it? That's what I did with all of my bows now. Good luck!
Although I have a EXT Charger, I don't like using it. When I bought my first Micro, the Axe 340, I found cocking it took more effort than I was used to, so I got the new Charger EXT crank. However, never having to use one before, I found it takes too long and is a pain to use. So after a few weeks, by changing my technique I was able to cock my Axe without any problem. Currently I have five Excaliburs, and I don't use a crank for any of them and I'd prefer to keep it that way. If the time comes that I'm not able to cock any of my bows, then I'll have no choice. Meanwhile, I figure I've got more bows than I can use, so it would best to cull the herd. :wink:
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Re: The Time Has Come

Post by xcaliber » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:32 pm

I'm down to two in the house, and I sleep just fine Lou! It's hard to let them go, but you can only shoot one at a time! :thumbup:
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Re: The Time Has Come

Post by georgiaboy » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:03 pm

I sold my 380 last week :(
I could still cock it and I have the charger XT but since I bought my micro 355 I just haven’t wanted to hunt with anything else.
I still have my 350 LE and my Vixen...they ain’t going nowhere :eusa-naughty:
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