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by SEW
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Twilight vs TR530IL
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Twilight vs TR530IL

Background : I’ve been disassembling various Excalibur models to educate myself on riser differences and limb design. But that’s not the subject of this thread and will likely never be the subject of a thread I’ll start. I recently got a TR530IL and one of my borrowed Excal’s has a new Twilight from...
by SEW
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Black ops bull dog 400
Replies: 29
Views: 2392

Re: Black ops bull dog 400

BD400 speed vs M380. BD400 IS 5’/sec faster. Speed factors are arrow weight, string composition and weight, limb differences, brace height. Each xbow has an optimum brace height for speed. For the BD400 it is exactly as Peter says : 2” from riser rail junction. I also found my optimum BH for my M380...
by SEW
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crank verses rope cocking
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Crank verses rope cocking

Many vertical bow shooters chased speed, shot greater draw weights than their bodies could deal with on a long term basis, and ended up with a life long injury (shoulder) that could only be mitigated by totally stopping participation in their hobby. Then the shoulder would often become asymptotic an...
by SEW
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Matrix 380 in route, question!
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Blemished limbs are $80 USD. Great investment. Many of us have them.
by SEW
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rope cocker or c2 crank?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Rope cocker or c2 crank?

Seabee401,
You’ve made the correct decision.
by SEW
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The new Excalibur crank
Replies: 96
Views: 3730

Re: The new Excalibur crank

I almost always decocking with the C-2, but carefully. Is there any difference in decocking between the two cranks? Is there any difference between the first run new crank and follow on versions other than the wording? After a few thousand shots having used the C-2, I think it's best to hold on to t...
by SEW
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crosman Recurve
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: Crosman Recurve

You’ll not regret getting a M380. I haven’t regretted getting a M405 so much that I got a second one.
by SEW
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rope cocker or c2 crank?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Rope cocker or c2 crank?

These are a great group of posts! Boo's post contains my thoughts virtually entirely. There are muscles and ligaments. We can do things with our muscles that damage our ligaments. Like drawing heavy bows. The older we get, the greater this disparity gets. I'm 70 yet can still shoot a compound well >...
by SEW
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Matrix 380 in route, question!
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

I have a M380, 2 M405s and a BD400. My favorite one is the one I'm shooting at the time. I prefer the Matrix series to the Micro series.
by SEW
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Money Spent!!
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Money Spent!!

I have 4 Excalibur Xbows. The first 2 were bought new(M380 and M405) and 2 used Excaliburs (BD400 & M405). I got a lot more for my money with the latter two.
by SEW
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix Mega 405 shooters, a question!
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Matrix Mega 405 shooters, a question!

I do think SK300s in offset are hard to beat. If undecided on point weight, go a little more. But most arrow receipts I read are way over foc'd for longer range shooting. They're great out to 50 yards. Likewise, more vane control than necessary just creates more drag than needed - like having a tiny...
by SEW
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix Mega 405 shooters, a question!
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Matrix Mega 405 shooters, a question!

I got my M380 for a # of reasons: 1) get off the merry go around of constantly "upgrading" to keep up with current technology and to have a supported xbow, 2) to be able to obtain service and get parts/Warrenty service directly, 3) get around the slow getting out of time, 4) extreme, consistent accu...
by SEW
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix Mega 405 shooters, a question!
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Matrix Mega 405 shooters, a question!

I bought a second M405. FOCs, Spitfires, Hypodermics, Schwackers and various Slick Trick versions all shoot well from my M405s. Paul's arrows mirror what I've used; especially, the last mentioned that he sent me.
by SEW
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Micro 355 opinions
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Excalibur Micro 355 opinions

What is the average speed difference between a gen 1 335 and a 355 . Was the Micro 355 made in both gen 1 & 2?
by SEW
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: TR 530 IL Instructions and Illumination
Replies: 2
Views: 161

TR 530 IL Instructions and Illumination

I got this scope in a generic, white box. The enclosed instructions were sketchy also. The lens cover adjustment pieces were included with the scope but nothing about them nor lens cover adjustment is mentioned in the manual. The yardage measurement instructions take "no", "zero" account for varianc...