Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by paulaboutform » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:59 am

Sounds great but I don't think my M380, M410 or Frankenbow are in any danger of being overthrown. :wink:

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by ch312 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:26 pm

This thing sure is heavy at roughly 1 1/2 lbs heavier than the Bulldog 400, likely due to the integrated crank, and I would shy away from it for this reason alone. I am sure some who hunt from stands wouldn't mind the weight, but for those who cover plenty of ground that's a ton of extra weight to be carrying around. This is a step in the right direction with the adjustable stock, better trigger and internal crank, but it's just not very exciting to me just yet.

Many people want an internal crank and adjustable stock, but I think few will be willing to sell their lighter and faster bows for these features. Cut some weight, increase the speed, get rid of the boxy looking stock, and shave a few bucks off the MSRP if you want a game changing hit.

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by foofoo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:13 pm

10 lbs loaded. 2 stage trigger. boxy frame. chunks o rubber all over the map. not for me.

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by dharris84 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:35 pm

It looks as though the charger crank system has to be used all the time? I don't like the fact that you are unable to cock the crossbow using the cocking rope. I think I'll stay with my 405. With that being said I do like the adjustable stock and cheek plate and two stage trigger.

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by Bcxbow » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Excalibur said that you can use regular rope cocker.

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by dharris84 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:45 pm

Bcxbow....I'll have to try and look at the pics alittle better.

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by Bcxbow » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:03 pm

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This is from the “Assassin Reveal “ post

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67888#p660973

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by dharris84 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:25 pm

Bcxbow....thank you. I see all the videos available that show the crossbow being cocked but couldn't see if it has the anti-dry fire mechanism . Does the Assassin still have the anti dry fire built into it?

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by Bcxbow » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:43 pm

Yes I believe the ADF is part of the string caridge.
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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by newbie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:34 pm

Bcxbow wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Yes I believe the ADF is part of the string caridge.
yes it's a new ADF... the catch is on the bottom just ahead of the claws.
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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by newbie » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:49 am

I forgot to mention how I was told at the ATA to use the string changer.
Run one end on a limb tip then behind the trigger box that's lowered but not on the string and then on the other tip. Crank it up until tension is off the string change/adjust the string. Then put tension on the handle slide the crank back into release and unwind. Works pretty slick.
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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by BTC624 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:07 am

newbie wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:49 am
I forgot to mention how I was told at the ATA to use the string changer.
Run one end on a limb tip then behind the trigger box that's lowered but not on the string and then on the other tip. Crank it up until tension is off the string change/adjust the string. Then put tension on the handle slide the crank back into release and unwind. Works pretty slick.
Thanks for the info Newbie, Dave tried to explain that to me but I didn’t quite get it, Now I do. The carrier doesn’t get attached to the string when doing this, that’s the part I missed cause I was ok how do I release the carrier from the string? Now I Know. Thank You

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by newbie » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:13 am

The string is not easy to get out of the latch without shooting the bow.
Same deal if you uncock with the crank. String stays in the trigger unit. .
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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by newbie » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:13 am

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Re: Live feed of the unveiling of the new Excalibur Assassin

Post by robertyb » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:05 am

newbie wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:13 am
The string is not easy to get out of the latch without shooting the bow.
Same deal if you uncock with the crank. String stays in the trigger unit. .
There is a release you can trigger in the back of the trigger box on a Ravin to remove the string after decocking. Does the Assassin not have this feature?
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