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by Ekkie
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Trigger adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Trigger adjustment

I'd personally start by contacting Excalibur directly for a warranty issue, and see if they'll fix it for free. I've heard they will. Failing that, give Boo or Danny Miller a try.

Good luck,
~E
by Ekkie
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Micro and 125 grain broadheads
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Micro and 125 grain broadheads

I recently sold my Micro. Before I did though, I cut down some 20" 2219 arrows to 16" and installed aluminum inserts (I didn't even refletch... just left that end of the arrow alone). It was amazing how accurate those arrows were out of the Micro using 175 grain Xbow Tricks. So I really suspect that...
by Ekkie
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Trigger tech
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: Trigger tech

My TT experience is the same as yours janesy... if I follow through with the trigger pull I don't have issues with the latches bouncing back shut. My opinion though is that the trigger should be designed well enough to not have this issue no matter what. I'ver never heard of an Excal trigger bouncin...
by Ekkie
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Trigger tech
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: Trigger tech

TT triggers are smooth, light, and have a nice break. But they also have issues with the claws bouncing back shut after the shot, and there was a thread here recently about how the case metal is pretty soft so the scope rail screws are easily stripped out. I've also noticed that the serving separate...
by Ekkie
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: DIY hard case for my ExoMatrix
Replies: 0
Views: 350

DIY hard case for my ExoMatrix

I've been griping for years about the lack of a decent case for Excalibur crossbows. The cases that do exist are just too bulky imo (especially since I often travel via motorcycle). So a few days ago I got off my tuchus and started making one. Finished today. Total cost was somewhere around the $50 ...
by Ekkie
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Energy out of a bow
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Energy out of a bow

... FWIW Heavy arrow options that work in my Micro at 16" are: GoldTip Nitro Pro (14 GPI), and Easton FMJ (14.1GPI) ... Can I ask what FMJ shaft you're shooting? The ones I'm shooting (with the standard crossbow shaft OD of ~22/64") are 13.7 GPI according to Easton. Their specs might be wrong thoug...
by Ekkie
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Energy out of a bow
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Energy out of a bow

... If you keep adding arrow weight at a certain point you will lose enough speed that KE will actually will go down but momentum will keep going up. ... I see no reason why this should be true; KE should always increase with a heavier arrow as long as the bow itself doesn't absorb more of the pote...
by Ekkie
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Energy out of a bow
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Energy out of a bow

Is there a way to calculate how heavy an arrow needs to be to get the most energy out of your bow? I have a M405 and wonder how heavy I should go. Thanks in advance. The bow limbs store a specific amount of potential energy when cocked, and if you had a perfectly efficient setup then all that energ...
by Ekkie
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: "New" Trigger Tech - Decock Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: "New" Trigger Tech - Decock Issue

Since they haven't fixed their issues in 4+ years, I wouldn't hold my breath either. :? Maybe with enough of us griping they'll pay attention and fix these issues. I was also told bounceback was due to me not following through on my shot. That may well have been true, but I don't think the trigger s...
by Ekkie
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: "New" Trigger Tech - Decock Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: "New" Trigger Tech - Decock Issue

Yeah. I like the idea of Trigger Tech. I still have one in my non-Excal bow. But I don't think I'm going to be buying any more of them. They've had issues from the very beginning with the claws bouncing back shut, and there was a thread here not long ago about how the case threads strip out easily. ...
by Ekkie
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: question about triggers- Exomax vs Matrix
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: question about triggers- Exomax vs Matrix

I love the idea. How is it to cock? I can't tell a difference between it and a 380. Obviously Excal has completely discontinued their standard rifle stock entirely; every single one of their models is a thumbhole. Bleh. When I first started shooting a crossbow I thought I'd like the thumbhole stock...
by Ekkie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: question about triggers- Exomax vs Matrix
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: question about triggers- Exomax vs Matrix

Just an update on this, in case anyone is interested in the future. I've got a couple of dozen shots on the new bow. I'm sticking with the original Exomax trigger; it's smooth and nice. The powerstroke ended up being almost exactly 1/4" longer than a Matrix 380. I put a flemish string on it from vix...
by Ekkie
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix 380?
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Matrix 380?

I've always thought that Mad Max camo was the best I've seen on an Excal. Thumbs up, catter!

~E
by Ekkie
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FOC question
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: FOC question

E You are right but how would you measure that? I think that is why the AMO settled on the center of the shaft for the standard. Center of pressure is where the forces on the arrow equal out, so it is somewhere between the center of the shaft and where the fletching is located, and will depend on d...
by Ekkie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FOC question
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: FOC question

... FOC is how far forward of the center of pressure the balance point is. For our purposes, the center of pressure is also the center of the shaft. I want to know far forward of the center of pressure the balance point is. Hmm. I'm not sure I quite believe that. The vanes/fletching should move the...