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Horton TRT Ultra Lite vs Excaliber Axiom

Horton TRT Ultra Lite vs Excaliber Axiom

Looking for input on these two crossbows. Pros/Cons anything anyone has to offer.
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Re: Horton TRT Ultra Lite vs Excaliber Axiom

TRT- lightweight, loud and customer service could be better.
Axiom- lightweight, wide and top notch customer service.

I'll say that all else being equal, the Excalibur will be killing deer long after the Horton is done. A recurve is naturally a more dependable bow.

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TRT- customer service could be better
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Re: Horton TRT Ultra Lite vs Excaliber Axiom

I have two friends who have the trt, and one has an excaliber.. I dont really think the trts are any louder then the excal.. I do know that my buddy with the excal almost broke his jaw when his limb whacked a branch as he shot. thought it would clear, but didnt.. Good thing he had his safety harness on to!!!!

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Horton TRT Ultra Lite vs Excaliber Axiom
TRT: Loud, light, fast, cool self press, narrow, average customer service and reliability.
Axiom: Loud, light, slow, easily pressed, wide, excellent customer service and reliability.

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Re: Horton TRT Ultra Lite vs Excaliber Axiom

Can you put anything on these xbows to quiet them down?

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Can you put anything on these xbows to quiet them down?
IMO,the various sound supression systems do more for vibration than noise. I like BowJax and use them on all of my bows.

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Re: Horton TRT Ultra Lite vs Excaliber Axiom

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Can you put anything on these xbows to quiet them down?
Some times a heavier arrow will help.

I just leave my hearing aid at home and it helps me.

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Some times a heavier arrow will help.
Yes, good point. I usually shoot arrows heavier than most. A heavier arrow penetrates better, is easier on the bow and helps quiet the shot.

I feel speed is overhyped. Espcecially in this day and age of laser rangefinders. I will be shooting a 530 grain arrow this year.

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Re: Horton TRT Ultra Lite vs Excaliber Axiom

I have the TRT and had an issue with the stock cracking after about 50 shots. Sent it back to Horton and after a month got it back repaired. It shoots great now, very fast and accurate. Loud though. I'm waiting to see what the new Hortons look like this year and then will decide whether to keep it or not.

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