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    Sorry to see that happen. I just purchased the Micro 335 crossbow this season (Cabela had a deal) and took it out a few times without issue. Goes to show that all manufacturers have their goods and bads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyMarra View Post
    Sorry to see that happen. I just purchased the Micro 335 crossbow this season (Cabela had a deal) and took it out a few times without issue. Goes to show that all manufacturers have their goods and bads.
    You can also line things up with the sale of the company.

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    So-here is my 5 cents in this debate:
    I have no experience whit the newer models-can not comment on Excalibur Quality going south on new products/new owner etc!!!!

    However i own an Excalibur Exocet 200 crossbow ,for many years now.
    I bought it new.
    Never let me down!


    HERE COMES the story:

    Saturday around 4:45pm i dropped the cocked crossbow from about 13 feet height,misplacing it while trying to hang it on the hook.
    MY BAD.Shuld have looked instead of "feeling"the hook.

    The loaded crossbow landed flat on its belly,in some leaves.

    Did not discharge-did not fall apart-the Lumizone scope was there as before -the arrow was still nocked-and the whole crossbow looked intact .

    I was pissed......

    Today after much visual inspection i took it shooting ,expecting min the Scope is busted,up to anything else bad coming my way.

    The Exocet was shooting JUST as BEFORE!!!!No adjustment,no tweaking,same points of impact too.


    Now dropping it 13 feet is not recommended-but please let me know if this is not sign of a quality!!!!!A high quality.

    I am not affiliated with Excalibur,and have no Excalibur fetish......BUT guys,lets see the next crossbow repeat this feat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Perhaps i should name my Exocet 200- the AK - 47 of the crossbows..............
    Last edited by gbk; October 28th, 2019 at 04:09 PM.

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    Dan Wallace beat this thing up with a bunch of challenges on Huntin the Backwoods TV and it never needed to repaired or re-sighted. If my mind serves me his Xbow was a 355

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnAkwUpDo-g

    The problem has never been the quality of up to 355 FPS from what I understand, thus why the older bows had no failures, trying to keep with the compound Xbows speed is where they are failing. Anything around 300 FPS is lots IMO.
    Last edited by huntnmachine; October 28th, 2019 at 04:46 PM.
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    I have been shooting and excalibur since they were first built in a pig barn by the original owner and so has my bro. These bows had the Scorpion one piece limbs with wood stocks, if l recall l think we bought his 1st 2 xbows when Bill started the company. We still shoot the Exomag and have never had a problem with the older bows. Sorry to hear some of the newer bows are breaking down. I only hope company can continue building the product it once was.
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    I never had any problems with my Exocet or my Equinox. Having said that, I would never buy something named “Assasin”?????
    "Only dead fish go with the flow."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    Just Google Excalibur limb failure and see how many examples of this are out there.
    That's like telling someone to Google Ford accidents to see how many accidents they've been involved in.

    When's the last time you've seen someone post, "I was out hunting today. Bow was cocked and ready to rock. Didn't see a thing. Limbs didn't split. Decocked and went home. Man, I can't believe how good this bow is. The limbs didn't split."

    Bad experiences are complaints always get more traction.

    FWIW, I have a Bulldog 380. Haven't shot a deer yet, but I've practiced plenty. The limbs are intact. No complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    That's like telling someone to Google Ford accidents to see how many accidents they've been involved in.

    When's the last time you've seen someone post, "I was out hunting today. Bow was cocked and ready to rock. Didn't see a thing. Limbs didn't split. Decocked and went home. Man, I can't believe how good this bow is. The limbs didn't split."

    Bad experiences are complaints always get more traction.

    FWIW, I have a Bulldog 380. Haven't shot a deer yet, but I've practiced plenty. The limbs are intact. No complaints.
    Not really. Stories of limb failures in Excalibur crossbows were virtually nonexistent (short of dry firing) in the older generations until they became more compact and powerful.

    I agree, bad news gets more traction, but there wasn't much bad news about Excalibur until recently.

    It's like Googling Ford accidents and noticing that there weren't many to speak of until after a certain production year.

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    Agree with ya GW11.
    Excalibur built is reputation on simplicity, reliability and service.
    Limb failures were very rare before the new generation of Excals arrived - starting with the matrix.

    I'm using a phoenix I bought new in 2009 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    Agree with ya GW11.
    Excalibur built is reputation on simplicity, reliability and service.
    Limb failures were very rare before the new generation of Excals arrived - starting with the matrix.

    I'm using a phoenix I bought new in 2009 or so.
    I’m a bit caution where speeds of over 330 are concerned. I MHO, that’s a lot of energy bottled up in short pieces of fibreglass..
    Im leaning towards the new Axe.....
    Last edited by rick_iles; October 31st, 2019 at 04:49 PM.

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