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Any New Gear??

Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:38 pm

Last year I pick up a couple of bow hoist ropes put out by Hawk. What I like is they have the rubber coated wire twist ties at the ends. So much quicker and quieter then a metal clip or carabiner. In the past I would just tie a rope to my bow. No more, will buy again.

So what new item or gear has impressed you that you would like to share with us fine folks here, thanks...
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by GrassyKnoll » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:40 am

Well, I was so impressed with the way my Matrix 380 handled and shot last year and it's always pinpoint accuracy that I sold off my Micro Nightmare to partially fund a Vortex XBR scope for the 380 because the Hawke just didn't cut it for me in pre dawn light under a full canopy of trees. With the left over cash I used to resuppply myself with spine indexed Zombie shafts.

Then two days ago I see a person on another forum looking to sell his Matrix 380 and an installed Trigger Tech with a brand new Vortex XBR scope... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! This is right up my alley .lol. :shock: :shock: :) :) So I offer him my Micro Nightmare that I had dipped in AP Snow camo with the stock scope and $150.00 cash as trade and we come to a deal. It works out for the both of us as we both get what we want :) ... The wife asks why do you need another bow exacly the same, so I tell her I need a backup just in case...LOL...We solidify the deal and am shipping out my end in the morning and he likewise... Now I have two of the best ( in my opinion ) Excalibur's bows topped idential with two fantastic scopes that can be dialed in like an HHA dial without having to mount an HHA... and they are bright and clear.... :) Only because of Excalibur's incredible customer service would I ever buy a used bow.. In fact I would never buy a used bow unless it's an Excalibur!! :wink: :wink: :wink:

Ps: used different color fonts to make it easier to read...lol
Matrix 380 Xtra with Vortex Viper XBR, Trigger Tech, 16 3/16" Zombies, Blazers with Lumenoks, and Ramcats.
Matrix 380 Xtra with Vortex Viper XBR, ^^^
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by amythntr » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:51 pm

.....I forgot how happy I was with my 380 because I love "....BadaBing 8) ..."so much...but it does shoot great....you're making me rethink possibly selling it Ed...but , the Q is, "can I justify 3? :? ...

Anthony :)
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by flightattendant100 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:05 pm

amythntr wrote:.....I forgot how happy I was with my 380 because I love "....BadaBing 8) ..."so much...but it does shoot great....you're making me rethink possibly selling it Ed...but , the Q is, "can I justify 3? :? ...

Anthony :)
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by xcaliber » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:09 pm

Hello, my name is Anothony, and I'm an Excaliburaholic. :lol: The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem brother! :wink:
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by xcaliber » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:11 pm

Well, I picked up a Savage 220 bolt action slugger, and a Drone climber from Olman. Those are the main things, Excals. are all good as expected. :wink:
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
Matrix 380 (Max) Bushnell Trophy XLT

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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by gerald strine » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:32 pm

Hi Scott
Hey I have been meaning to contact you I picked up the older brother to your Remington 572 pump .22, I got a older field grade model most likely a 1950es production 572.
I have been fixing it up it needed a stock refinishing job the old finish was flaking away , I just put the last coat of true oil on about an hour ago and it is looking good.
It is a really fun .22
What are you doing Sept 15th :?:
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by amythntr » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:44 pm

xcaliber wrote:Well, I picked up a Savage 220 bolt action slugger, and a Drone climber from Olman. Those are the main things, Excals. are all good as expected. :wink:
Dan... Currently thinking about the drone... They stopped manufacturing it at OLM.... Was told production costs too high... Your thoughts on its use, wt etc... Can pick up on eBay for 250 delivered...

Anthony :)
When you are in a tough situation and wonder where God is; ...the Teacher is always quiet during the test.

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NMare 335(Bada Bing)
Scorpyd Death Stalker (Oofah!)
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Spitfires
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TT 2.5
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by GrassyKnoll » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:54 pm

Anthony,
Remember one is none, and two is one.... So in my mind three is the right # to have for a backup.... :) :) :)


All kidding aside, If one goes down during a hunt, yeah sure it will be fixed by the guys at Excalibur, however, there still is downtime even if it's only two days. That's two days out of a weeks vacation during the rut... :) :) :)

Keep them all, unless replacing it with another one....
Matrix 380 Xtra with Vortex Viper XBR, Trigger Tech, 16 3/16" Zombies, Blazers with Lumenoks, and Ramcats.
Matrix 380 Xtra with Vortex Viper XBR, ^^^
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by Eck » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:58 pm

OK, I'll play.

I have a new TreeWalker Treestand; considerably lighter than my old API. I outfitted it with a bow holder from Third Hand Archery (Excaliber Dan's suggestion, and a great one).

This fall I have the new-to-me Matrix 380 my wife bought me for my birthday this summer and the Matrix 330 I won at Boofest 2016. Both are tack drivers.

All bows are zeroed, and ready for the start of our urban season in a month!
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by xcaliber » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:04 pm

amythntr wrote:
xcaliber wrote:Well, I picked up a Savage 220 bolt action slugger, and a Drone climber from Olman. Those are the main things, Excals. are all good as expected. :wink:
Dan... Currently thinking about the drone... They stopped manufacturing it at OLM.... Was told production costs too high... Your thoughts on its use, wt etc... Can pick up on eBay for 250 delivered...

Anthony :)
I got the same deal from Ebay. It is heavy, but very comfortable in the stand, and stable if you add the Third Hand Stabilizer Straps. I'll get pics of mine equipped with this setup soon on here. Basically, i removed all the factory stuff, and put these on. Locks on like the wife gripping the credit card! :lol: :lol:
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
Matrix 380 (Max) Bushnell Trophy XLT

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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:29 am

gerald strine wrote:Hi Scott
Hey I have been meaning to contact you I picked up the older brother to your Remington 572 pump .22, I got a older field grade model most likely a 1950es production 572.
I have been fixing it up it needed a stock refinishing job the old finish was flaking away , I just put the last coat of true oil on about an hour ago and it is looking good.
It is a really fun .22
What are you doing Sept 15th :?:
Nice Jerry good for you, I'll have to check it out for sure. Sept 15 well may be doing some plinking with you. Give me a call...
'13 Matrix 380/Hawke XB30 Pro Scope
'13 Matrix 355/Hawke XB30 Scope
Boo Trigger & Custom Strings
Wabi Custom Calls
AND A WHOLE LOT OF FRESH AIR!!
Godspeed!!
Scott

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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by robertyb » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:55 am

I just picked up a new in box Vortex Viper XBR scope which is on the way for a very good price. :)
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by vixenmaster » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:45 am

I have a new to me Bushnell Trophy Red Dot that was given to me by excaliber Dan. I also have a new SparcII red dot by Vortex. Thats it until i find a Matrix 330 i can afford :)
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Re: Any New Gear??

Post by gerald strine » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:56 pm

Onetimeonly x--> wrote:
gerald strine wrote:Hi Scott
Hey I have been meaning to contact you I picked up the older brother to your Remington 572 pump .22, I got a older field grade model most likely a 1950es production 572.
I have been fixing it up it needed a stock refinishing job the old finish was flaking away , I just put the last coat of true oil on about an hour ago and it is looking good.
It is a really fun .22
What are you doing Sept 15th :?:
Nice Jerry good for you, I'll have to check it out for sure. Sept 15 well may be doing some plinking with you. Give me a call...
You are invited Sept 15 for Squirrel opener I will be in touch.
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