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hunters saying excals are to big a bulky

Post by mikej » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:59 pm

lately i have been told by a lot of hunters that they don't like excalibur because they are to big and bulky in a stand. i WAS a horton shooter and i do notice a big difference in the width of the excalibur. but i set up all my own stands and today went i went out to set up i just built my stand to accomadate my excalibur cleared it out slightly wider. i find there is no comparison whatsoever to my old horton ( don't think it will be leaving the house to much this season) so i find it a small sacrifice for the excal to be a bit wider compared to what it gives me as far as speed, energy and of course the biggest thing accuracy. am i wrong in setting up for what i am shooting is this not a worthy sacrifice?

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Post by Duey » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:23 pm

To each their own. I will not change from Excal.

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Post by Digger » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:53 pm

I hunt with an Excal and a Ten Point and would rather go with less weight of the Excal than the less width of compound.
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Post by vixenmaster » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:43 am

Once my CB's are cocked i can't tell the difference in limb width. I only shoot Excals i didn't know they even made other great hunting CB's! :D
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Post by sumner4991 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:00 am

Those guys are just a bunch of sissies! :lol:

No, they have a point. The recurve xbow's are wider. Doesn't alter the way I hunt, but, I hunt from the ground. If I had to take my xbow into a tree, I might have an issue. However, doesn't seem like the extra width would be a deal breaker. When you add all the positives and then throw in this small negative . . .it's still a big win in favor of the Excal's.
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Post by kevin » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:10 pm

just trim a few more limbs or brush :? It's easier/cheaper than owning a bow press to change cables and strings if you shoot alot :wink:
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Post by crazyfarmer » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:12 pm

smokepolehall wrote:Once my CB's are cocked i can't tell the difference in limb width.:D

until you fire and the limb hits a tree that the others wouldnt have :lol: HAHAHAHAHA

Excals are wider, but you get use to them. If excal could manage a narrow recurve bow that shot the same I'd definitly buy it. Though im 100% happy with the one I have now :D

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Post by wabi » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:24 pm

The way I look at it is that if I'm in such close quarters that I need to worry about the little extra width - I'm in much too tight of a space! :lol:
The only concern I've EVER had was clearance in my ground blind. Not that contact with the fabric of the blind would be a danger, but that it might cause a shot to go astray. I found if I have the Dan Miller quiver attached the arrows in the quiver are a good indicator as to whether there could be a problem or not. If the arrows are very close or touch the fabric I need to hold up on the shot. :wink: Never missed taking a shot yet.
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