CROSSBOW REVIEW: Excalibur MICRO Suppressor
Appeared In: Petersen’s Bowhunting
by: Jon E. Silks
Since 1983, Excalibur has been outfitting sportsmen with rock-solid equipment. Recurve limbs make Excalibur crossbows nearly indestructible as they involve no cam, which means no moving parts and no hassle. They stick to the basics and focus on reliable accuracy. In fact, Excalibur guarantees a group of three inches or less at 25 yards with broadheads.
Excalibur’s 2017 flagship, the Micro Suppressor, is home to the company’s Gen II CRT recurve limbs, composite one-piece stock and foregrip with rubber grip inserts, ambidextrous cheek piece, Quad Loc riser, multiple sound-deadening accessories and more.
The most visually distinguishable thing about an Excalibur crossbow is the recurve limbs. Free from mechanical hassle found with cams/wheels, a “hook the string to the limb tips” bow is simple in design and built to endure harsh conditions. The Micro Suppressor is outfitted with Gen II CRT limbs, advertised to be more compact but still 60 percent stronger than other limbs. Each fiberglass limb measures approximately 13 inches long and just under two inches across at its widest point. The crossbow’s maximum side-to-side profile is measured at the limb tips, and we recorded 24.88 inches at rest and 20.94 inches when cocked…..