As soon as the buyer gets back in the states my Excalibur is sold and I will begin to look for a new crossbow. Like buying a new truck it has to have a "wow" factor. All options will be on the table but the first model I will look at will be the 405 Excalibur. The wow factor is the speed and smaller package.
Last edited by Hunting Man; 03-17-2015 at 09:25 PM.
I remember when you first got this X bow Darrel and I believe you killed 5 deer with it the first season you used it. What's wrong with this one or just a case of a little faster, little more high tech?? Plus it sounds like you probably got a good buck out of this one.
old friends are coming out of the woodwork, or woods!!! I am interested in a bit faster, a bit smaller limb width, and high tech never gets old fashion like me. Ya my current Excalibur has taken quite a few deer so far and I have a buyer that wants it bad. I tend to change things every few years so maybe it's time. Nice to hear from you Tom, it has been a while. I hope all is well with you.HM
Hey Darrel, good to hear that you still remember me, thank you. I know I've been MIA on the site for quite a while. I will try to not be a stranger so much. Yeah I really can't explain what happened with me other than I had some lifestyle altering changes happen but nothing drastic, I just neglected some of the things that I enjoyed, this site and moreso the guys on it.
Tom, you and me both on life style changes. After a new experimental heart valve was installed I found out just how long it takes for the human body to recoup. I know this is a bit off topic for this subject but it is good to hear from on-line friends no matter the subject. I still like the simple recurve limb design on the Excalibur x-bows. I do think they may be a bit more noisy though my current model doesn't have the string suppression system so that is something I will be testing later this spring. I also need some OT money to make up the difference between my bow and the new one. After using a crank string loading system on a Parker I will not opt for that on any x-bow I purchase, takes way too long to load. The pulley system is quick and doesn't take much effort.
I used to think those cranks were a good idea until I actually got a crossbow and found out how easy it is to cock one. Unless a person has a bad shoulder problem etc. I would think they are more of a nuisance than anything except if a person really needs one. I use my rope cocker to unload probably more than cocking. I've read that you should use the rope when you cock it to keep the string loaded evenly. I cock mine by hand sometimes and it has always shot fine after that. What model is the Excalibur you are selling HM??
Vortex model, Tom. On stand I've had to hand cock it but it does put extra strain on the shoulders. I will see how hard the 405pfs model cocks with the rope. I can't see me wanting a crank loading system. The rope and pulley system works just fine on my current model.
I did a little looking at the new unit you are looking at, geez what a rocket launcher that bow is! And I believe it has 290 lb draw weight? That one might be a little bit of a tussle to cock. The other thing was the prices of the upper end Xbows, boy am I out of touch with that. For me to even think about a unit like that I would have to get my wife a second job. HAHAHA!! Good thing she doesn't get to read these posts, I'd be movin' to the deer cabin.