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Shooting victory shafts and 100 grain thunderheads. 20 yards is good but beyond that its all over the place. I can shoot with field points and it graet even to 50 yards. Any suggestions?
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Re: excalibur axiom smf

If your field tips are grouping good to fifty yards, got to be the broadheads or front of center balance. If you have brass inserts up front(which you probably do) your FOC is good.

Buy some G5 Strikers, Spitfires, Sonics or Slick Tricks and I suspect you will see much improved groups.

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Re: excalibur axiom smf

i have a excalibur phoenix . i bought gold tip bolts for it it shoots these great with fp's,125 thunderheads and mx3 muzzy 100's. i lined up the broadhead blades with the flecthings via the rubber washers. are you using the right flat nock bolts ? using a rope cocking device ?
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Re: excalibur axiom smf

Probably good to look at the Thunderheads first as mentioned previously. Spin tested, square to the insert are examples.

Also, some cock the Axiom by hand. If doing so, A very slight off center cocking stroke will throw broadheads off as the distance increases.

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Re: excalibur axiom smf

Im using a cocking devise. I do have the brass inserts. I ordered the arrows from arrowhead so I don't think the arrows are the prob. I have ordered some g5 strikers and see how that does. I have a seperate question about the news string silencers from excalibur. I cant think of the name of them but should they be about 1 1/2 from string when relaxed?
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I do have the brass inserts. I ordered the arrows from arrowhead so I don't think the arrows are the prob.
No problem with the arrows then. Good quality arrows for sure that have been proven to work in Excaliburs. They fly great in mine.


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Good choice for crossbows.

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I have a seperate question about the news string silencers from excalibur. I cant think of the name of them but should they be about 1 1/2 from string when relaxed?
Most prefer just a tad of clearance between the stop and the string. That is how mine is set up.

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Is a 1 1/2 too much? Do these bows sound like a gun going off? LOL.
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1 1/2 inches then yes, I would say way too much. Most prefer just a hair of space between the string and stops.

Excaliburs are one of the louder crossbows. That is true with most recurve style crossbows but the Axiom will be quieter than some of the heavier excals.

The deer don't seem to mind much if you take high percentage shots.

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Will twisting string help with the distance? What should I try to get 1/2?
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Re: excalibur axiom smf

Yes, twists can be added or taken out to get the proper spacing. Just remember that that will change the brace height and may affect point of impact. I like about 1/8 inch of clearance.

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