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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a new Excal today

Picked up a new Excal Vortex today along with all the assorted junk. Added the S5 string suppressors and a cheek piece to it and mounted a new Red Hot Pinpoint 3x on it. Looking forward to shooting it but donít want to rush my fingers just yet. Almost bought the hand crank but figure itíll only be a few more days to a week till I can cock it.

Fingers are coming along nicely, thumb and third finger are healed over, index finger nearly so. Still have a lot of numbness in all three, and still have some swelling/stiffness in the index, but all-in-all pretty good. Soon as I can completely flex the index finger Iíll get to shooting the new rig (and get back to riding the Hog)!!!
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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

Glad you are feeling better loridr. You picked up a great xbow. I have one and love it.


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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

Excellent choice!! Love my Vortex.

Excaliburs do not have a ADF or auto safety. Burn it in your brain to push the lever to safe immediately after cocking the bow.

I have found a few times that I did not put the bow on safe. Most bows have a auto safe and since I shoot so many different ones, it slips my mind at times. Not good.

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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

I'm sure I'll be happy with the bow; it's what I was initially going to buy in the first place.

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I found it ironic while I was watching the DVD that came with the bow that everyone in the DVD was loading the bow the same way I was, with the fingers grasping the bolt in front of fletching and pushing their fingers up close to the bolt retainer spring.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to do a sticky on the subject describing the way you suggested to load a bolt???

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Looks like you flipped the quiver mount up-side-down on your bow? Howís that workiní out for you? Keeps it out of the way I guess?

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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

It is the bohning top mount (Arrowhead sells them). I like it alot. It puts it out of the way and balances the bow a little better since more of the weight is towards the back.

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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

Good idea.

I use a Quickie and have extra brackets attached to my stands. Once I'm at my tree I swap the quiver to the stand so it's out of my road. Been doin' that for years with my vert bows too.
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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

I will still remove it once I get to my stand or blind also. I don't like having the quiver on either. To me it is just one more thing to catch on a limb or the blind.

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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

We think alike my friend.
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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

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DPMS:

I found it ironic while I was watching the DVD that came with the bow that everyone in the DVD was loading the bow the same way I was, with the fingers grasping the bolt in front of fletching and pushing their fingers up close to the bolt retainer spring.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to do a sticky on the subject describing the way you suggested to load a bolt???
Might be a little project for me. Take some pictures and post em up.

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Re: Picked up a new Excal today

great choice! Excallibur will be my choice once the time comes. Hoping you a speedy recovery

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