308 Short Review

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308 Short Review

Post by Sloppy Does » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:18 pm

Shot one today it was the Mossy Oak model without suppression. Very light and small. It Seems much smaller than even a Micro 335. It was very easy to cock (I'm used to Micro 335's, 355's and the Bulldog 380) so that's what I'm comparing it to. It was very nice and a pleasure to cock and shoot. Through the chronograph it shot 314 with the factory arrows which weighed a total of 354gr. The only thing I didn't like was how shiny the riser was on the one I shot but over all it was great. Hard to believe something that small and that easy to cock can churn out that speed. I would certainly recommend this bow to someone with a need for what this bow offers.

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Re: 308 Short Review

Post by xcaliber » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:14 pm

Sounds like it has a place to fit in with may hunters. Thanks for the review!
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Re: 308 Short Review

Post by longbow joe » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:59 am

I could see myself purchesing this bow . I think its pleanty fast for my pa 30 yard shots. Its gotta be reliable because of the non stressed limbs. I kinda lent my original micro 335 to my brother im gonna think of a buyout $ for him hopefully he will take the deal. And l can swing a 308. I would like to buy a naked one as l have done with my others. Its not the bow its all the other stuff. Scope ,,trigger,mounts,etc. That gets to be the hassle. I wish it was total camo rail n all . Or l would ba more easily hooked . Thanks for the review.
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Re: 308 Short Review

Post by yar » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:43 pm

The lop is 1" shorter than the other micros as well as overall length is shorter . My variation the is the Banshee with all the suppression goodies is a bit slower , 300-301 fps with 354 gr arrows. Plenty fast enough for me. In fact I will probably up my point/head weight to 125 gr from 100 to increase my FOC. Its great to see your getting higher fps than advertised . The short draw length is a definite advantage. I am very impressed so far.

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Re: 308 Short Review

Post by Ragumup » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:26 am

How long is the power stroke ? 8/9 inch ? Not sure why excalibur is now taking about draw length instead ...

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Re: 308 Short Review

Post by galamb » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:48 am

Probably have gone to "draw length" instead of power stroke due to the inclusion of crossbows in the archery season in many more jurisdictions.

The regulations for "minimum bow" are all worded differently. Some (Ontario as an example) talk about minimum "draw length" (11.8") and minimum "draw weight" (99.2 lbs) for Deer.

Nobody seems to write regulations with a minimum/maximum "power stroke", so Excal is probably just starting to use the more popular terminology.

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