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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Excalibur Equinox

Other than being considerably wider than a compound crossbow, why shouldn't I get one. Any other issues or stuff to look out for?

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Re: Excalibur Equinox

The only thing is they are louder than compounds.I have an Exocet and the following year bought my son an Axiom.I have no problem with the noise.If you shoot at a normal archery distance it isn't an issue.

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Re: Excalibur Equinox

Great bow. I have a Vortex and am very pleased with it. The Excal are a bit louder and vibrate more than your typical compound. As you pointed out, they are wider.

Downside of the Equinox versus say a Vortex is they are a bear to cock repeatedly as there is no let off and serving wear is much more accelerated. Excal strings are cheap though and easy to change yourself.

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Re: Excalibur Equinox

When you change the string does it change the POI?

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Re: Excalibur Equinox

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When you change the string does it change the POI?
There are marking on the rails of Excal to use a reference points for your brace height. Adding or taking twists out of the string is easy and you will be able to get the brace height pretty darn close to where it was so POI will be close with a new string. Check it though and fine tune of necessary.

Just remember to twist in the direction that tightens the serving.

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Re: Excalibur Equinox

ok...cool...thanks for the help.

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Re: Excalibur Equinox

I will be in the market for a xbow next year. I thought I would get a Excal also. Are their ways to make them quieter? What about adding limbsavers and string suppessors? I'm not interested in speed so much as stealth. 130fps is faster than my current compound (veritical) bow and I have no problem with that, but I would like something around as quiet as my current bow.

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but I would like something around as quiet as my current bow.
Honestly, probably won't happen. Just about all crossbows are louder than most compound verticals. The quietest I have ever shot is the Horton Vision reverse draw. That bow is on par with many vertical bows as far as noise.

With that said, I put a string suppressor system on my Excal and some BowJax limb dampeners. They help a little. More so with vibration than noise. Noise is just something that comes with crossbows.

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Re: Excalibur Equinox

Thanks dpms, I just realized I typed 130fps when I meant 330 LOL. The Vortex is my choice so far although I haven't tried one yet.

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Re: Excalibur Equinox

I have the Vortex and like it alot. Any crossbow will seem noisy when compared to a vertical. The string stoppers that Excal has helps alot with vibration.

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