Thanks. What do you mean by not your average excal? I hope you mean it in a good way. I have an axiom and like it but was wanting a more compact, faster xbow. I'll post more about it once I'm able to fling some arrows!!
When you get it, check the inside surface of the limbs by the riser bolts. Early production models had some pretty ugly voids which Excal said were no big deal. They really were apparent on the black limbs. Supposedly there were trying to address this issue. Curious if yours will have them or not.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!
I know what you mean by not wanting to wait. Its going to hard on this boy. If I thought the factory scope was good I would go with it. I would hate to get it and have same troube several are having with eye relief.
I think you are doing the right thing by going with the Hawke. Even without the whole eye relief issues, the factory scope uses chevrons for aiming points. I hate chevrons. Hawke scopes now have a lifetime warranty, so you are good to go.
Traditions only last if you pass them down to your kids!