1: it IS quieter than the Equinox
2: it is faster
3: It is NOT easier to cock at all, side by side theres just no way it s the same.
4: it is a beast
way lighter and good to shoot. the scope is crap, sorry but a spade is a spade, its great to use and I will be keeping it for now but I like hi quality optics and the tac zone is not.
the finish is average but I really don't care, its a tool for filling my freezer and it will do that very well indeed.
My friend and I put around 87 odd arrows through her today and got it shooting dead on at 20 yards. the view was too good to go to a place to shoot out to 60 so Ill be shooting more over the coming days, I did not shoot the Diablo arrows, I used my custom arrows @ 436 grains, 150 field tips and 3" vanes, awesome
I was getting some flyers but most groups were in the 1 to 2" area. stuffed 4 arrows robin hood styles, sorry no pics of groups as I just did not think of it, at the time, I did a small vid and a few of the bows so you can understand why I did not want to go anywhere for distance shooting.
over all I am happy, I think Excalibur should maybe up the price a little and put a scope on it that does the bow justice but thats just me......
the vid of me firing Katipo
side by side Equinox and Katipo
the drive home
just so you all know, I take these pics as I know most of you are waiting for better weather and stuck indoors a lot, so it is for your entertainment, I hope you have had as much fun reading my journey into my Matrix as I have. keep safe