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    Hello all.
    So I picked up a new excal 340 mag and noticed it came with 100gr field tips. I was thinking shooting this light could be hard on the limbs? Anyways I think to be safe I was gonna use 150 gr tips and wondered what thoughts others might have with similar micro set ups?
    The other question I have is since the speed of 340 was likely acheived with 100gr does anyone have experience with what speeds would be expected with 150grs for scope set up?
    Would appreciate anyone sharing thoughts and advice on broadhead recomendations too or the micro line in general.
    Thanks

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    When I bought my Axe 340, I swapped the 100 grain tips to 125 grain because that's what I had from my old setup. I still set the scope at 340 and everything is fine when target shooting at different ranges. At 150, I'd still set the scope at 340 and see where you hit the target at different ranges. Afterwards you could play around with the scope setting if ever it's off by too much for your liking.

    For hunting whitetail, I shoot Grim Reaper xbow razortip mechanical broadheads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Browtine View Post
    Hello all.
    So I picked up a new excal 340 mag and noticed it came with 100gr field tips. I was thinking shooting this light could be hard on the limbs? Anyways I think to be safe I was gonna use 150 gr tips and wondered what thoughts others might have with similar micro set ups?
    The other question I have is since the speed of 340 was likely acheived with 100gr does anyone have experience with what speeds would be expected with 150grs for scope set up?
    Would appreciate anyone sharing thoughts and advice on broadhead recomendations too or the micro line in general.
    Thanks

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    Have heard great things about swat broadheads

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    I have the G340 and replaced the 100g with 150g. Not sure of the speed drop but it is still real fast.
    The heavier tip increases the front of center which stabilizes the bolt and gives you better down range accuracy and penetration.
    I use Excal 150g bolt cutters and they shoot lights out. Some have complained of the lack of blood trail but I have witnessed great results.
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    I have a Micro 335 and I use 125gr NAP Spitfires

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    427 grains is my broadhead /bolt combo no issues

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    Lighter arrows are harder on the limbs but not to a concerning degree. It's not like you're dry firing it. It's the design that's hard on the limbs, not the arrow necessarily.
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    The recurve design creates an issue with increasing speed. The older models did not have limb cracking issues due to the lower poundage and width of the limbs.
    The narrower limbs and increased poundage of the new bows push the recurve design to its limits thus the reason I bought the Matrix G340. Wider limbs to absorb the increased poundage. Not saying they wont have cracking issues but history shows the wider limbs seem to handle the stress better.

    A heavier broadhead/bolt combo will fore sure help with the newer narrow high pound limbs. Hope you get many years of stress free hunting with your set up. Excalibur are awesome bows
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntnmachine View Post
    The recurve design creates an issue with increasing speed. The older models did not have limb cracking issues due to the lower poundage and width of the limbs.
    The narrower limbs and increased poundage of the new bows push the recurve design to its limits thus the reason I bought the Matrix G340. Wider limbs to absorb the increased poundage. Not saying they wont have cracking issues but history shows the wider limbs seem to handle the stress better.

    A heavier broadhead/bolt combo will fore sure help with the newer narrow high pound limbs. Hope you get many years of stress free hunting with your set up. Excalibur are awesome bows
    I'm actually surprised that the minimum arrow weight is the same for the micro and matrix but I know Excalibur stands by their product and that's good enough for me.

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    Yep agree 100%
    They are probably the best at standing behind there product
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