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Excalibur Crossbows

I've been looking at different excalibur crossbows and was looking at the Phoenix, Vortex and Eqiunox. It seems the main difference between them is price and fps. Is there a big difference between 305 and 350 fps? One that is 305 fps is about $200 less than the 350. Excaliburs have great reviews, I'm just trying to figure which is the best to get.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 09:05 PM
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Re: Excalibur Crossbows

I have the vortex and love it, probably the next one will be an ibex. With that said, 305 fps will give you complete pass thru on a white tail, a lot less than that actually. Go to excaliburs web site and follow The tab that walks you thru bow selection for you.
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I HAVE AN EQUINOX AND MY SON HAS A VORTEX,THEY BOTH SHOOT EXCELENT!!!!!!
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Re: Excalibur Crossbows

Between the Vortex and Equinox, the only difference is the powerstroke. Same basic bows. The Phoenix I believe has a shorter length of pull to go along with a short power stroke.

The longer powerstroke bows will get you more speed but the tradeoff is they are harder to cock and a bit harder on the serving.

With a crossbow, you will need to know the range whether you bow is shooting 350 or 300. The faster bows will be a tad bit more flat.

Personally, I believe Vortex which I own, is a nice tradoff between price and performance.

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Re: Excalibur Crossbows

What dpms said X2.
I will add that the shorter powerstroke of the Phoenix is alot more fun to cock and shoot if you want to shoot it all day. The Equinox just plain wears me out on the range. The Phoenix is just plain fun.

They all use the same limbs, the difference is the length they are cocked. Equinox is 16.5 inches @ 225lbs., Vortex is 15.5 inches @ 200 lbs. and Phoenix is 14.5 inches @ 175 lbs.

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Thanks guys for the info. I'm thinking the vortex.

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I shoot an Equinox.
Only thing I wish I could change would be shorter limbs.

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Ditto on Vortex. Hunted with one the last two years and I'm 5 for 5. Really accurate. Get the Lumiscope. Excellent piece of equipment and ranging device.

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I have the Ibex and I love it 4 for 4 in 2 seasons, as long as you judge your distance right, it is deadly accurite.The shorter limbs makes it nicer in the treestand.and at 175# it is a breeze to cock .Very Happy !
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