New Toy.....Excalibur Micro 340 TD

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  1. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    My old Parker Thunderbolt is about 15 years old and got the bug to upgrade this fall. Which throughout those years I’ve always wanted an Excalibur. The recurve design, being able to change strings and they have always been touted for their accuracy appealed to me.

    So..... ended up ordering a Micro 340 TD back in September.... and it just arrived on Monday. Got to fire it up yesterday and all I can say is wow. No disappointment at all.... and man have they evolved concerning sound suppression and the TD stands for take down. There’s a pull down latch underneath, fold the stirrup over and the bow detaches... takes only a few seconds.

    I went ahead and ordered the take down case .. still waiting on it to be delivered. I also got the charger crank for cocking.. which it’s 270lb draw weight and I’m not getting any younger. As such it came with the crossbow and used it yesterday... made it easy.

    It’s rated at 340fps.... which I’m not a speed freak and purposely wanted to stay on the lower end of today’s super fast crossbows. It’s still plenty fast for me and loaded up with noise suppression features. Which crossbows and noise when triggered is what it is. But will say this is one of the quietest crossbows I ever shot. The accuracy on this thing is unreal.


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  2. Ridge Rooster

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    Nice bow! I have a Micro 335 that I hunt with and the compactness and basically maintenance free design is great. Good luck huntin with yours!

    Ridge Rooster
     
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  3. hoene

    hoene 10 pointer

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    Great Crossbow.I have a micro335 shoots spot on. A cocker is a good investment.
     
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  4. Looks great,is the trigger good on those
     
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  5. oaktreeplanter

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    That is the one I've been wanting. Your short review here may just get them another sale :)
     
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  6. Gooser

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    I have a equinox it’s big but it shots like a gun trigger on my is easy to pull!! One of the best crossbows Excalibur not a lot of parts to have to worry about!! I would like to get me that micro good luck hope you smack between the lips with it nice looking set up!!
     
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  7. RLWEBB

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    Good looking X bow JD! Hope you kill a Booner with it.
     
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  8. hotdog

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    I have 2 Excalibur’s, Matrix 380 and Bulldog 440. Fast and very accurate crossbows. I like knowing if I have any problems that I can fix it myself. They are simple to maintain.
     
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  9. happy

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    Welcome to the Dark side I have 2 Excalibur's an older Aluminum rail Axiom and Micro 355. I love my little 355 it's perfect for stalking through the woods or setting in my blind. If you don't mind I give you some advice watch the Brace Height keep the string 1/4" / 1/2" off the bumpers also shoot the heaviest arrow you can my 355 loves the 450 gr Spynal Tapp's.
     
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  10. hunt

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    I like. Probably my next purchase,simple is golden.
     
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  11. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    Sorry for the slow response as I’ve been at our cabin hunting since last Thursday ... and cell service is sketchy to say the least.

    But the trigger is very good... which I don’t have a clue to what it’s breaking at .. so just guessing somewhere between 3-5lbs. It’s very close to my old Parker ... and those old models Parker’s like mine they had a sweet trigger.

    Again .... not been disappointed at all. It’s super accurate and really hard to find any negatives at this point.
     
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  12. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    Thanks for the advice .... I’m exactly 3/8” from the bumpers.

    As of now I’m shooting the Excalibur 16.5” Quills made by Black Eagle and using the 150gr Bolt Cutter (Innerloc) fixed blade. My total weight on my grain scale is 400gr with this set-up.

    But ...I wouldn’t mind being a little heavier like 425 or 450. I may fool around a little after deer season with some heavier inserts or different arrows to see what it likes.
     
  13. Teach Deer

    Teach Deer 8 pointer

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    If you are new to an Excalibur, be sure to get a target with multiple aiming points...never shoot two arrows/bolts at the same aiming point (unless you have a big budget for arrows/bolts)...

    I run the Ibex at 305 ft/s and it is lethal...just ask the two deer (Halloween and Election Day) I killed with it...a nice doe and a smaller racked but nice bodied buck (the buck was a basket 7 point but larger than anything I have seen in two years on my limited hunting areas and public spots)...I am actually very pleased with him and the shot...45 yards, dead center...after I turned him back into my hunting area three times with a grunt call...neat hunt...

    I think I have killed more deer with my Excalibur than all of my rifles (except maybe one sidelock muzzleloader) combined...
     
  14. happy

    happy 6 pointer

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    The Spynal Tapp's I shoot are 450 gr not 350 sorry about that. I just made up a some arrows for off season testing they are 490 gr. I hope my bag target will stop them. Either way I think you will really like the Excalibur. I picked up a extra string and shot it in so I have a back up. I can swap out strings and as long as it's the same material and I keep the brace height the same then there in no change in Arrow POI.
     

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