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Thread: Excalibur crossbows - do not buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MihajloSimsic View Post
    Honestly excal took a dive off a cliff when they started trying to compete for speed with a recurve design. In my humble opinion, a crossbow should never have a draw weight higher than 200lbs out of convenience and safety. Power stroke is what gives velocity, not draw weight (still does but much less than PS). Just look at medevial crossbows, 400lbs+ draw weight and none of them go near the slowest of todays crossbows. The only way to achieve draw length with a recurve is to make the limbs cartoonishly wide like the Excal assassin that's 30" wide uncocked!!! Sorry but the compound design is simply superior, all you hear about recurves is "you can change the limbs and string easily!" or "You can break it and hunt in the same day!", which is ironic because you only ever hear of recurves snapping or breaking because of the obscene draw weight. Regardless, who throws their bow off a truck? Even if the bow survives your scope sure as heck wont.
    The compound crossbows are not necessarily superior. You're comparing apples to oranges. They each have their advantages and disadvantages just like any 2 different products. Personally I like that I can change my bowstring with some paracord and a recurve will never have the accuracy issues a compound can have. Compounds are lighter and faster, 2 qualities that dont make it or break it for me when shooting a deer at 30 yards.

    I believe a simpler design is superior based on my needs from a crossbow. Same with guns I like simple hard to break designs (im clumsy). Compounds are awesome too, I own both but my excal comes hunting everytime.

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    The constant need for speed will eventually be the demise of the recurve crossbow, and that will be a sad day. I can see ,in the near future, compound crossbows reaching 500 fps and most will want one......sadly
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    I had a limb crack this year on my excalibur micro. Excalibur was excellent to deal with. Sent me limbs in the mail, no questions asked.

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