308 Banshee Short reveiw

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yar
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308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by yar » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:59 am

Just received my new 2018 308 Short Banshee 2 weeks ago . Here's my initial review.

My Measured specs :

Weight complete with all packaged accessories (minus quills) w/ Nikon Bolt XR scope:
7 lbs 14 ozs.

limbs width cocked 21 15/16 "

uncocked

25 "

Length including stirrup
30 3/8"

Power stroke
8 1/2"

I shoot the factory quills w/100 grain field tips at a total weight of 354 gr.
Speed recorded at 5 Ft was 300-301 average .
I sighted my Nikon in with main crosshairs at 20 yds and was able to stack all shots touching at that yardage
I moved back to 30 yds withe arrows hitting 2" low with next lower ring and all arrows touching. Impressive accuracy. I have not shot at 40 yds yet but will in the coming days.
Cocking is short and quick and not taxing. Trigger is impressive and probably the best factory Excalibur trigger I have with no grittiness and predictable crisp release. There is no vibration at shot which I attribute to the short power stoke and suppression add on's . The noise is well suppressed with no baseball bat ting.
I bought the bow to use in my tower blinds which have compact interior dimensions and have now used the bow and it definitely allowed more maneuverability within the blind . I am 5' 10" with fairly long arms and found the bow well balanced and easy to shoulder and fit me well. If some of larger stature wanted to use this bow I feel they would not have a problem and the add on extension pad Excalibur offers would allow even more to use this bow.
My overall impression intentionally is this bow is going to be a winner for Excalibur. Those who are hooked on to riding the speed train may not give this bow a second look due to its lower speed rating and others will pass it off as a Kids and womens bow but I think would be selling this bow short. On the other hand those who are looking for a compact ,accurate real hunting bow that allows unlimited potential in the deer woods with no handicaps would be well served withe this bow.
I will continue to report my experience with this bow in the near futue.

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Re: 308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by LongCarbine » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:16 am

Nice report
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Re: 308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by longbow joe » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:58 am

300 fps is pleanty fast. Thanks for sharing.l love the bolt scope as well.on some of my bows 330,lbex i had to file an extra notch to get the rings a tad closer was this needed on the mount ?
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Re: 308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by gerald strine » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:02 am

Nice review sounds like a winner of a bow my question is what is the difference between the 308 and the 310 does the banshee use the micro limbs the bows seam very much alike to me.
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Re: 308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by foofoo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:38 am

how did you find the cocking on this model?. i will say i have a custom Micro 335 that the rail was cut to a similar 308 length a while back and i find it near as painful to cock as my 335 Gen 1.the duration is just a bit shorter. it threw me a bit because with the old long limbers models and the Matrix models the shorter rails seamed nicer to cock. maybe they need to make a limb length size in between the 2 models :lol:

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Re: 308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by yar » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:18 pm

I found the cocking short and quick while being only moderately stout .Now this is also my first Micro Limb Excalibur so I do not have any experience to compare it to. I would also think the Micro limbs being shorter and stouter load the energy over their entire short power stroke vs the Matrix longer limbs and longer power stroke .
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Re: 308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by yar » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:42 pm

gerald strine wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:02 am
Nice review sounds like a winner of a bow my question is what is the difference between the 308 and the 310 does the banshee use the micro limbs the bows seam very much alike to me.
The 308 has an 8 1/2 " power stroke vs 10 7/8 " for the Matrix 310. The 308 uses Micro limbs and the 310 uses Matrix longer limbs. The 308 is overall shorter but still manages to get nearly the same speed . I would think the 310 would be more forgiving with the longer limbs theoretically. My shooting so far has proved to me the 308 short to be forgiving out to 30 yds so far as thats as far as I have shot it to this point

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Re: 308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by xcaliber » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:57 pm

Sounds like a great short model. Good luck with her.
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Re: 308 Banshee Short reveiw

Post by mikej » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:52 pm

Sounds like a sweet bow
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