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Phoenix for Moose

Postby Jumper » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:56 pm

Hi guys I am looking at getting a Excal Phoenix to replace my Hoyt MagnaTec(which is for sale) because I don't have the time to shoot my bow as much as I would like. I have found a good deal on a Phoenix and wanted to know if it would cover me for all my hunting needs. I live in Northern ON and hunt whitetails, bear and moose. Also what yardage would I be good out to? Here is the package, what do you think, thanks

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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby georgiaboy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:04 pm

I think you need to pull the trigger on the purchase & go kill that moose!! :D
The phoenix & boltcutter combo will do the job...keep your shots at reasonable and ethical ranges, no different than a vertical. :wink:
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby georgiaboy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:06 pm

Pardon my manner's.... :shock:
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby strum » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:23 pm

Welcome Jumper
i saw a show on Moose attacks a few days ago..right down mean critters they are.. :shock:
im sure the phoenix can do the job if your up for it..
man they scare me..i bet you got some storys..
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby taz3 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:20 pm

I would say 40 yards at least, I don't notice much difference until I get 50 yards, with my Phoenix, when target shooting. Excal themselves say it is the minimum they recommend for moose, as for deer, there will be no issues there.

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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby vixenmaster » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:13 pm

40 yds & under with good BH's will do Bullwinkle in. Welcome to the Forum
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby nchunterkw » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:39 pm

I would guess the Phoenix with a Boo string will do just fine on a moose. I have a Vortex and been working on a setup for bison and came up with a 535 grain arrow using Easton FMJ bolts, a brass insert and a 100 grain fixed BH. With a flemish string I expect 295fps with that and to keep 96% of that at 30 yards. The Phoenix is advertised at 25 fps less than my Vortex, so let's just say you'd still be around 259fps at 30 with that arrow. That's still 79 ft-lbs of energy at 30 yards. Should blow right through a moose with a good fixed blade BH like a Montec or something similar.

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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby Raymond » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:43 pm

Hello Jumper and welcome to the jungle, :) . Best forum on the net. Grab that deal and don't look back.
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby Jumper » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:12 pm

Awesome guys, thanks for all the replies. I am just getting caught up in thinking I need more because my buddies have the Equinox and the Exomax, now I was thinking I need the Vortex/Exocet but this deal seem to good to pass up and the crossbow comes with everything except a case(no big deal my trade I do everything from, sewing, welding, machining, metal work, composite work and painting to name a few) my buddies refer to me as the guy to know. Wait till you see the case I am going to make for this bad boy. Sounds like the Phoenix will suffice just fine. I have not found one bad thing said about the Phoenix on the net! Since I am new to Crossbows I just wanted to run it by everyone, what would you say this package would be worth it has the Varizone scope?
Oh ya anyone lookin for a Hoyt Magnatec, this thing is powerful.
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby vixenmaster » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:50 pm

Really you won't have any trouble killing moose n such wid a phoenix. I kill nice fat hogs with Miss Vixen & she is 25 lbs less than a phoenix. Heck Miss Vixen don't take back seat to none of the heavier models. She can kill anything thats walks this earth if'en i feel the need & funds to hunt it!
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby Danny Boy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:55 pm

That package should be worth in $450 range. Just make sure you check for any crack in the limbs.

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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby Boo » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:08 pm

Welcome to the forum!
I don't think you'll have any problems. Stick to a COC broadhead. That's a Vixen in the picture below.

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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby Raymond » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:20 am

Nice, where, when, what was the weight, and by who was that moose taken? You got to love these Excalibur Crossbows.
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby Hester0305 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:36 am

Welcome to the Forum.

I'm like the rest of the others buy that deal and shoot a lot and get used to it. The Phoenix won't have any problems killing a Moose just stay away from those large shoulders and shoot a good broadhead that flies with your field points. I would shoot a heavier arrow on a Moose than I would with a Whitetail both arrows will kill a Moose but the heavier arrow should penetrate better. Good Luck Shooting.
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Re: Phoenix for Moose

Postby CanuckBen » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:59 am

Welcome aboard Jumper.

You should be fine with the Phoenix and a solid BH as many have already said. I myself went with the Equinox as my choice of xbow for Moose, but that's strickly a personal choice - the lighter and lesser fps Excals like the Phoenix will work just fine!

Whereabout in Northern ON are you from?
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