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OldMtnMan

OldMtnMan

Male Number of posts : 10418
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Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

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PostSubject: Crossbow Bought   Crossbow Bought Empty2019-08-23, 06:44

I should have known when my back started to heal i'd want to go hunting again. I know a muzzleloader wouldn't work but a short light xbow would. I can use one in archery season here due to a disability.

So, I just bought one. I'll use a crank cocker to save my back. I bought an Excaliber. With scope, quiver, and arrows it only weighs 6.5lbs. That will work. I can't hunt this year but I have 2 deer points, so I can get the tag for sure next year.

The good part is the season is 30 days long compared to muzzy season only being 9 days. Plus, it's either sex too. Should be fun.

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I'm addicted to black powder.


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Age : 63
Location : Massachusetts
Registration date : 2009-02-03

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PostSubject: Re: Crossbow Bought   Crossbow Bought Empty2019-08-23, 14:45

Where there's a will there's a way. Wink
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oneshot 1

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Number of posts : 619
Age : 65
Location : Missouri
Registration date : 2012-04-23

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PostSubject: Re: Crossbow Bought   Crossbow Bought Empty2019-08-24, 09:47

Excalibur are good. I’ve had a Ten Point for years, here anyone can use a Crossbow for four months and really kill as many Deer as they want.

I’m out this year on all hunting because of my arm but good luck on the Crossbow.

oneshot
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Sparkitoff



Number of posts : 222
Age : 72
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-06-08

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PostSubject: Re: Crossbow Bought   Crossbow Bought Empty2019-08-25, 17:04

I have several Excalibur crossbows. My son is a youth brand ambassador for them. They have worked flawlessly over thousands of bolts fired. Between the 3 bows there have been probably 100 animals harvested with them. Hit the right spot and its over. Good choice, Sir. I wish you lots of luck with it.
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OldMtnMan

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Male Number of posts : 10418
Age : 76
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

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PostSubject: Re: Crossbow Bought   Crossbow Bought Empty2019-08-26, 06:32

I had a couple of compound xbows in the past and never liked them. They were heavy and unreliable. I needed a shop to change the string/cables.

The Excalibur is really light and changing the string myself takes 1 minute. Which is important to adjust the brace height and if I bust one on a hunt. I'll have a spare string in my backpack that broke in. Put it on and i'm back hunting. I really like that.

It's not the fastest bow but it will kill anything in Colorado and that's all that matters.

Thanks for your posts guys.

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oneshot 1

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Location : Missouri
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PostSubject: Re: Crossbow Bought   Crossbow Bought Empty2019-08-26, 12:40

Excalibur’s are good. I use Gold Tip Arrows with Spitfire Heads and have killed 4 Deer with one Arrow. Last one I left it a couple days the Mice ate the Fletching.

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OldMtnMan

OldMtnMan

Male Number of posts : 10418
Age : 76
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

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PostSubject: Re: Crossbow Bought   Crossbow Bought Empty2019-08-26, 12:57

Mice aren't very bright. No nourishment in fletching.

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I'm addicted to black powder.
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