Cat power wrote:I truly believe Excal has made a huge mistake here in dropping arguably the best bow they had in their lineup. I would have dropped the Phoenix instead and kept the thumbhole stock Ibex. Oh well, I"m glad I have mine. I will inform my friend to buy now if he wants Aluminum rail.
I understand that it's more expensive to make the Aluminum rail bow and that Excalibur probably needed a model to compete price wise with Barnett etc. and so that's why you see the Axiom SMF etc. But I hope the company realizes that their are customers that will gladly pay more for their product because it's the best on the market! DON'T CHEAPEN IT UP.
Probably a good portion of the market actually prefer the traditional stock. I know I do!
I'm guessing since the new synthetic rail is "cast" and not machined each length would require a new "mold" for production. Excalibur is probably testing the market with the SMF models before committing too much expense into production. If the synthetic rail proves to be durable and trouble free I'm guessing we may see more models offered in the future.
Who knows, the synthetic rail may turn out to be advantageous as far as wear on and from the string, and it is slightly lighter in weight.