Excalibur 2021

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ComfyBear
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Re: Excalibur 2021

Post by ComfyBear » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:01 pm

Lately I've seen an increase in the amount of posts on FB complaining of limb failures. It's got to the point where folks are advocating using arrows in excess of 500gr. to try to avert the failures. By doing so, the advertised speeds are not being achieved. Therefore before Excalibur loses market share, they should reconsider the speed wars, and concentrate on producing crossbows which consumers see as reliable and will have confidence purchasing. According to what I've read, there seems to be a growing desire to return to the "tried and proven" wider limb crossbows.
Just some food for thought.
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Re: Excalibur 2021

Post by wheelsquad » Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:17 pm

janesy wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:30 am
I would want an ultra short, ultra light, ultra compact Micro AXE based bow, in bulldog platform, with an ACP trigger as standard with a matte no gloss, no Camo, OD green finish. If I was picky, I would also ask for rubber dipped parts that matter, and an OD Green string too. That would probably be the last bow I buy for a while, because it would be perfect.

I would call it the Temagami Edition.

I would want it to look something like this...

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Man that's a nice build!
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Re: Excalibur 2021

Post by KOTKLEGG » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:31 pm

I would like to see a Bulldog 400 TD!! I have the Bulldog 400, and it’s been an incredible hunting crossbow and has never given me any trouble at all! If that bow came in a takedown version it would be “Bad to the bone!” I’m not real sure about the beefed up micro limbs. Has anyone had any problems with those limbs splitting or cracking? I know they make the 400 TD which is basically a Bulldog 400 TD, so Excalibur may have already answered my prayer!!

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Re: Excalibur 2021

Post by curious » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:06 pm

wheelsquad wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:28 pm
janesy wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Limbs and strings are going to break. They are the functioning items on the bow. Nothing else left to break.
Don't loose any sleep, your 308 will be just fine.
Oh I'm certainly not losing any sleep over it. Took it out tonight didn't give it a second thought. Shot a doe hour and a half before dark, blew right through her.

https://youtu.be/zrSOCCzaTrs

But I'm going to take it apart after hunting a bunch this upcoming weekend still. From what I can see without taking the limbs out, I don't have going on what BigBowMan just found on his. But it's easy to do so I'm going to see how mine is.

I'm still 100% on board with the micro's. Building up another from parts as we speak. And yes strings and limbs are a wear item that eventually need replacing with enough shooting... But risers cutting into limbs during assembly, now that is something that shouldn't happen other than an incredibly rare occurrence.
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Re: Excalibur 2021

Post by wheelie » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:44 pm

ComfyBear wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:01 pm
Lately I've seen an increase in the amount of posts on FB complaining of limb failures. It's got to the point where folks are advocating using arrows in excess of 500gr. to try to avert the failures. By doing so, the advertised speeds are not being achieved. Therefore before Excalibur loses market share, they should reconsider the speed wars, and concentrate on producing crossbows which consumers see as reliable and will have confidence purchasing. According to what I've read, there seems to be a growing desire to return to the "tried and proven" wider limb crossbows.
Just some food for thought.
This is because we got old. Now I want as slow as they go and easy cocking. Nothing better than shooting 3D and people saying "look at that arch." :D

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