how is the trigger pull on the excailburs

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how is the trigger pull on the excailburs

Post by doubledrop » Mon May 09, 2005 6:46 am

i'm still lookin for my first xbow and want to get as much info as i can whats the trigger pull like on excaliburs anyone have pull weights or smoothness is there any creep or is it a good crisp trigger thanks for any input

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Post by Leo in Ga » Mon May 09, 2005 7:44 am

While the Excal triggers do not compare to most of my rifle triggers ( they are custom "adjustable") the beat any of my rifles with factory triggers :D

When, a couple of years ago, I compared the excal triggers to the other top of the line crossbows I found that the Excals had the best trigger, it was crisp and @ 2.5 to 3 lbs pull :mrgreen:

leo

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Post by brayhaven » Mon May 09, 2005 9:39 am

Leo, the trigger pull is one of the best features of the Excal. Light and crisp with little creep. Much better than most rifle triggers being made today (& designed by lawyers :( ). One of the jobs I do most as a gunsmith is improve/replace triggers on new rifles.
I can tell you that I didn't know anything about xbows til a couple years ago when I had to give up my vertical bow and started looking for the best crossbow. These guys here know their X-bow stuff & many have been through a bunch of different brands. Go with the excal. you'll be happy with it. I see you're from GA. Check with Gable Sporting Goods.
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Oops, I was thinking Leo was the original poster.... nevermind Leo :lol:

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Post by Leo in Ga » Mon May 09, 2005 10:15 am

Oops, I was thinking Leo was the original poster.... nevermind Leo
No problem brayhaven :D , No I'm not the "origional poster", they are a few that signed on here before I did :lol:

Not the oldest either, close but not quite :wink:

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Post by Galgo » Mon May 09, 2005 10:55 pm

A little creep in my new Exocet but very manageable and better than the 10 point and hortons that I tested.

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Post by STEELWORKER » Tue May 10, 2005 2:37 am

my exomag has a very crisp trigger...touch it and the arrow is gone.----STEEL

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Post by Woodsman » Tue May 10, 2005 7:28 am

Best triggers out there are on Excaliburs. As part of general maintenance, WD40 your triggers. It should get rid of any creep. If it doesn't, you can have them adjusted. A word of caution: Don't play with trigger adjustments on your own unless you truly know what you are doing.
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Post by wildwindom » Thu May 12, 2005 7:40 pm

Galgo i like my trigger on my ten point just as much as my excalibur and there adjustable which makes it real nice!!
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Post by Galgo » Thu May 12, 2005 9:46 pm

Ya maybe I should have tried adjusting it. Didn't even know it was adjustble at the time. Just figured that's what you got with a cross bow.

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Post by GaryL » Thu May 12, 2005 10:30 pm

All mine are good with the exception of the Exomax, I find it to be very hard to get a smooth release with it. I should send it in and have it checked out, but keep thinking it will get smoother with use....so far NOT :!: :D
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Post by Hoss » Thu May 12, 2005 10:43 pm

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Post by RyanB » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:23 pm

I was doing some searching tonight on triggers on our excaliburs and there wasn't to much on adjustment that I was able to find other than this post. I am playing with a new bow and doing some indoor target shooting right now and would like to get the trigger a little lighter. Has anyone actually adjusted the triggers on there own rather than maybe having excalibur do it back at the shop?

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Post by Downunder » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:03 am

My mate who owns a Horton with 175 lb pull (cannot remember model) has recently had a shot with my Vixen and was very impressed with the trigger in comparison, general overall performance and simplicity.
We are now in the process of get him an Excalibur... what does that tell you :wink:
Its just a little harder and more expensive to get them into New Zealand but we will get him one :D

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Post by RyanB » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:54 am

You by any chance haven't been talking to George Wagner at the Bow Shop in Waterloo, Ontario about getting two of the Relayer 25's have you??? I was talking to him yesterday and said two of his 17 he has ordered might be going down under!

I was going to order one my self but I think I might get into a custom build of my own instead...same amount of money in the end and it would probably mean a bit more to me than the limited edition model. Thats my reason for asking about the triggers on these bows

RyanB

Downunder wrote:My mate who owns a Horton with 175 lb pull (cannot remember model) has recently had a shot with my Vixen and was very impressed with the trigger in comparison, general overall performance and simplicity.
We are now in the process of get him an Excalibur... what does that tell you :wink:
Its just a little harder and more expensive to get them into New Zealand but we will get him one :D

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Post by bj » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:50 am

[quote="RyanB"]You by any chance haven't been talking to George Wagner at the Bow Shop in Waterloo, Ontario about getting two of the Relayer 25's have you??? I was talking to him yesterday and said two of his 17 he has ordered might be going down under!

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looks like George had a great year...way to go !...

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