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Question for excalibur users.

I see their bows come with 250 gr. arrows, and 150 grain field points, their inst. manual, says min. arrow weight to use is 350 gr. and it says 250 arrow, and 100 broadhead = 350, which is their min. arrow weight to shoot. But I don't understand why they would give you 150 gr. field points. Any thoughts??

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Re: Question for excalibur users.

in my experience with my axiom..i used a lighter broadhead and with the scope that came with it the chevrons for the different yardages was off with lighter broadhead...but i am using 125 shwackers now with the firebolts and they shoot great...some of them scope by them are adjustable for the speed of the bow...this is just my own experience..i am sure dpms or arrowhead will have a better explanation

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Re: Question for excalibur users.

Their bolt cutter broad heads are also 150 grains. On aluminum insert arrows, like the Firebolts, a heavier head helps to increase the front of center balance which helps to stabilize short crossbow arrows better. The Excal multi reticle scope will probably be tuned for the 150 head as well.

Many Excalibur shooters upgrade to other arrows that have brass inserts up front so they can choose from the variety of 100 grain broad heads out there for a total weight of around 410 grains.

You can certainly shoot a 100 grain broad head and field point for a total weight of 350 and may be happy with their accuracy.


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Re: Question for excalibur users.

Which one are you buying?
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Re: Question for excalibur users.

At this point I would probably just use the factory arrows with the bolt-cutters for this year. In my opinion there are some better choices depending on the bow that you may want to consider. In the Matrix I am using 18" Black Eagle Executioners with 110 grain brass insert and then 100 grain Swhackers which give me a total arrow weight of 420 grains or so. The factory arrows will shoot pretty good though at hunting distances.

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Re: Question for excalibur users.

I shoot the excel bolts and broadheads. They shoot excellent with mostly all pass throughs and mediocre blood trails.

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Re: Question for excalibur users.

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Which one are you buying?
Going to look at the matrix 330

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Re: Question for excalibur users.

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Going to look at the matrix 330

thanks fellows for the replys.
Thats a sweet bow for sure. The 330 comes with 18 inch Diablo arrows. They have a little heavier insert up front but still a little light in the nose, in my opinion, if using a 100 grain head.

125 or 150 grain heads should fly great with the factory arrows.

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Re: Question for excalibur users.

I have a 330 and they are a great bow. Like DPMS said I would go with 125 or 150 grain heads with the factory arrows. A lot of people are using 18" Gold Tip Laser II Pro Arrows or they are using 18" Black Eagle Executioners. Most are using the 110 grain inserts and then using 100 grain heads. I was using the BEE's with my Matrix 380 so I used the same in the 330.

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Re: Question for excalibur users.

Here is a hole from a 2in 125 grain
head on factory arrow. They shoot very
good out to 40 yds so far. Delivered from a 2 day old matrix 380.

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