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GRZ2

Post by xcaliber » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:43 pm

Anybody using this bow?
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
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Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
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Re: GRZ2

Post by galamb » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:09 pm

Don't use one but have put a bunch together and sold a bunch along with the Grizzly - both popular bows due to the price point.

It's essentially the same bow as the full up Grizzly with two basic exceptions. The stock is a little more skeletonized and it has a lower grade scope (something "less than expensive" exclusively found on the GRZ2).

Both are solid 300'ish fps bows, well suited to deer.

Unless the stock is the selling point OR you plan on swapping the optics anyway, for 50 more bucks you get better value for your money with the Grizzly.
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Vix II, VixenMaster flemish/S5, 20" GT Laser II's - 100 gr Dead Ringer Stiletto II's (394 grains - 22.5% F.O.C.) @272 FPS

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Re: GRZ2

Post by xcaliber » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:15 pm

Thanks, I'm looking for a bare bow. LBJ has me thinking about the cocking effort as I get older. I like the Matrix size, and this bow with the Micro stock seems like a nice light bow to carry into the woods long term. Maybe the two I end up with will be the Matrix 330 & this one. I'm going to hunt with the Micro 355 for a year or three, but thinking this one won't be available next year!
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

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Re: GRZ2

Post by galamb » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:09 pm

That's kinda why I haven't upgraded my Vix II.

I'm not a small guy (6'1", 200'ish pounds and draw 31" on my vertical bow) but it's really nice only having to pull 150 pounds, especially when shooting a lot of target - the 260 plus draw weights just to gain a few fps, which I don't need for deer at 35 yards max just hasn't seemed worth it.

But I do have my eye on the new 308 short's even if that means the addition of a crank as I get a little older :)
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Vix II, VixenMaster flemish/S5, 20" GT Laser II's - 100 gr Dead Ringer Stiletto II's (394 grains - 22.5% F.O.C.) @272 FPS

Bow River Archery 51# Summit TD Recurve, Beman Bone Collectors - 100 gr Rage 40KE (491 grains - 14.6% FOC) @148 FPS

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Re: GRZ2

Post by bellerivercrossbowhunter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:14 am

if I wanted a lower draw weight bow I would jump on the Bulldog 330..
Scorpyd death stalkerr (aka; devil bow), Black Micro Bulldog 355 BOO custom string, Spynal Tapp Arrows, Grim reaper broadheads ,Hawke optics.


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Re: GRZ2

Post by longbow joe » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:51 am

I would like to try the 330 also it really looks cool. Maby go to a place that has both exie n shoot both of em.
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Re: GRZ2

Post by xcaliber » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:56 am

Still kicking around another Matrix model. I'm not a big fan of the Bull Pup design. It's not that there is anything wrong with them, but the Matrix bows feel pretty comfortable for me. I might even consider a Micro 335. Right now I'm just dreaming out loud. :lol: :lol:
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

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Re: GRZ2

Post by bellerivercrossbowhunter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:07 am

xcaliber wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:56 am
Still kicking around another Matrix model. I'm not a big fan of the Bull Pup design. It's not that there is anything wrong with them, but the Matrix bows feel pretty comfortable for me. I might even consider a Micro 335. Right now I'm just dreaming out loud. :lol: :lol:
so many bows. So little time.. Lol
Scorpyd death stalkerr (aka; devil bow), Black Micro Bulldog 355 BOO custom string, Spynal Tapp Arrows, Grim reaper broadheads ,Hawke optics.


I live to hunt and hunt to live. I am a meat eater!!!

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Re: GRZ2

Post by xcaliber » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:39 am

You got that right! :lol: :lol:
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

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Re: GRZ2

Post by janesy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 pm

Dont over look the micro 315. Its not bad to cock and packs a stout punch
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Re: GRZ2

Post by xcaliber » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:56 pm

janesy wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Dont over look the micro 315. Its not bad to cock and packs a stout punch
That's a pretty good idea, thanks! :wink:
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

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Re: GRZ2

Post by janesy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:03 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:56 pm
janesy wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Dont over look the micro 315. Its not bad to cock and packs a stout punch
That's a pretty good idea, thanks! :wink:
Or..... You could buy a gen1 335.
Then you would have a 315, 335, 355, and 375 depending on what mood you were in hahaha
Matrix 355 (sold :( )
Micro-Mod 360 (currently under the knife)
Micro 315 fully jambed!
It so hard to choose... Just get one of everything.

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Re: GRZ2

Post by kde » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:32 pm

I have one and I really like it. This is my first crossbow and I haven't shot a bunch so maybe I just don't know any better but I can't even see myself wanting to upgrade anytime soon. I made very few modifications to the crossbow. I wrapped the stirrup with some rubber tape, added some homemade limb silencers made from an old bicycle inner tube, and put on one of Vixenmaster's flemish strings. Everyone says it has a cheap scope but mine has held its zero. I sighted it in for 25 yards and just use the top crosshair. I like to keep things simple. In one of Midway USA's commercials, Larry Potterfield quotes somebody as saying, "Only accurate rifles are interesting." The GRZ2 is not a rifle but it's interesting.

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