Re: Recurve vs compound crossbows? Advice needed
The limbs of Excaliburs have been very reliable. No worse than compound styles. Any limb can fail, but Excaliburs are no worse than others, even with all of that weight being on the limbs in the fully cocked position.
Down side to recurves is the very heavy draw weight of their newer models, along with noise and vibration. It takes them 275 pounds of draw to get the speed that many compound styles can get with 150 or 175 pounds of draw.
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