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A super light crossbow

Post by longbow joe » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:00 am

Many times l have looked at my matrix bows and the micro and thought ....man they could easily shed 3/4 pounds off these things. Or maby holes in the rail (swiss cheese look) maby carbon fiber. Why not have the claim to have the simplest /lightest crossbow on the market. I would pay for a light weight model wouldnt you agree lts definitely the next step.maby the " the micro helium ". "308 feather "
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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by Bcxbow » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 am

I couldn’t agree more lbj, Maybe the “U2”......Light, sleek and fast.

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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by grouse » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:48 am

I couldn't agree more. Excaliburs are the lightest and best handling that I've picked up, but they're still clunky.
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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by SEW » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:04 am

I’m in total agreement also. The Matrix series seems fairly light when no accessories are on them. However, every time I pick up a Suppressor or other Micro series, it just seems heavy for its size.

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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by xcaliber » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 am

Heck Yeah!
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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by papabear1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:46 am

grouse wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:48 am
I couldn't agree more. Excaliburs are the lightest and best handling that I've picked up, but they're still clunky.

I couldn't agree more, Well said :wink:

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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by longbow joe » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:43 pm

Even the riser ,lm not a engineer but l would bet the farm that thing could loose a good deal of weight. And how bout titanium hardware.
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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by foofoo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:15 pm

yes a swiss cheese model be nice. i like installing AR style hand grip on my Excals.you could chop off the front of the stock and grind in a picatinny rail to the bottom of the aluminum rail. maybe a minimalist buttstock too. machine in a few picatinny slots on the top of the trigger housing for micro red dot use. bet you could get it to 4 lbs. 1 inch shorter micro style limbs that can do 285- 300fps is all i need. a micro sized micro would be a hunting tool id like.

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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by elkaholic » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:59 am

I've seen a lot of honey comb designs being used - really lighten up an object and can actually have superior strength

the whole area below the rail-(the stock/handhold ) would be the logical place to start

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Re: A super light crossbow

Post by racking up points » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:09 pm

Recurves are among the lightest on the market already. Ti fasteners, a lighter Leupold scope and removing the quiver hardware helps. I also grind down the footstirrups and drill dimples into them before I wrap them - a bunch of little things combine to make for a lighter bow.

I’m down for a bullpup recurve platform, with a one piece mainframe/riser made out of carbon fibre, like the Scorpyd DS. That would make me get off my wallet and buy another Excal. Until then, I’m happy with my M310 and M410.
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