Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

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Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Gigahertz21 » Tue May 15, 2012 1:10 am

I just purchased an Axiom as my first crossbow and wanted to know what everybody uses for a sling or is there a better way to carry it? I want to be able to carry my Axiom comfortably while I walk miles through the woods here in Colorado.

I did a forum search and found the 2 links below, but they are older posts from 2011 and 2010 so I wanted to see what people have to say now. From the 2 links below, the "CLAW" crossbow sling seems to be well liked while the official sling sold by Excalibur had complaints of being too noisy because of the nylon material and too short. There are also dozens of reviews of the Claw crossbow sling on the Cabela's website and everybody seems to like it. So I'm probably going to get the Claw sling unless someone here has another suggestion?

Can't wait to shoot my Axiom, I should get it in the mail this week :D


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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Raymond » Tue May 15, 2012 4:40 am

Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to one of the friendliest and best forums on the net. This is just my opinion and preference but I like to keep my Excalibur Equinox with as much authentic Excalibur parts as I can.
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by maine hunter » Tue May 15, 2012 9:07 am

i have a axiom too. and love it. it came with a sling, an excalibur one, and it fits me fine and not loud at all.
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by wayne » Tue May 15, 2012 9:17 am

WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF EXCALIBUR :D :D :D

I tried the excal sling, found it built very well, but did fined it to make alittle to much sound & on longer walks it slips around alittle to much on my shoulder for me. IMHO

Bought a claw, and really like it, tends to stay where put on shoulder on long walks, more so then the others I tried. That rubber type stuff it's made from, seems to hold it in place on my shoulder very well.

On short walks I don't use a sling, just put the bow on top of my shoulder.

When walking with bow on shoulder using a sling I like to keep my bow cocked, with no arrow on rail, really helps in brush

Thats what seems to work the best for me, so far.
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by OkXbowHunter » Tue May 15, 2012 10:14 am

The Excal sling is made from nylon I think. I had one once and it just seemed "cheap". It was noisy and I just didn't care for it.

Then I bought the CLAW. It's a good sling but I have to watch the screws that hold it to the studs as they tend to back off easily. More than once I've been walking through the woods when all of a sudden the Axiom takes a nose dive to the ground because one of these screws had backed out without me noticing it. Now I check them nearly every hunt.
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Gigahertz21 » Tue May 15, 2012 3:38 pm

Thanks guys for the info, is there a suggested way of installing the Claw sling to an Excalibur Axiom or is there only one way to do it? I wouldn't need to drill any holes or anything like that right?

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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Bullzeye » Tue May 15, 2012 7:07 pm

I have not even looked into getting a sling yet, I just figured I would take one off one of my rifles, or is a crossbow sling somehow different than a rifle sling??
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Sopchoppy » Wed May 16, 2012 4:21 pm

Made my own out of paracord, like the look and it works for me.
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Bullzeye » Wed May 16, 2012 11:37 pm

Sopchoppy wrote:Made my own out of paracord, like the look and it works for me.

How many feet did it take , about 80 - 90 ft ???
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by awshucks » Thu May 17, 2012 12:31 am

Has anyone noticed how Bill T carries his Excals? I've found his method[bow over shoulder, limbs in front, vertical] to be the best answer for me.

That being said, I have a sling on my xbows just for off hand shooting........
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Pydpiper » Thu May 17, 2012 7:43 am

Im happy with the stock sling, but don't get to use it very often. I usually have something else on my back, blind during turkey season and my climber during deer.
A person who could make a comfortable sling for a crossbow would do very well for himself.
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Michael.stogre » Sun May 20, 2012 9:49 pm

I have been using an accelerator sling by Browning
on my phoenix. It works well for me. I like wrapping
it around my forearm for added support when shooting off hand--especially at 3d shoots.

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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Sopchoppy » Tue May 22, 2012 8:44 pm

Bullzeye wrote:
Sopchoppy wrote:Made my own out of paracord, like the look and it works for me.

How many feet did it take , about 80 - 90 ft ???
Sorry about delayed response, have'nt been on in a while. A 40" sling will take about 88 feet doing a Wide Solomon Bar weave.
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Bullzeye » Wed May 23, 2012 7:53 pm

I had thought about making a paracord one for my rifle last year since I had a few hundred feet laying around, but was worried it would be a bit slippery. Do you find it grips to your jacket ok?? I bought too much when the kids wanted survival lanyards and bracelets and am trying to find something to make with the balance of paracord I have. I think the black reflective cord would be nice for a sling.
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Re: Best Sling for an Excalibur Axiom?

Post by Sopchoppy » Thu May 24, 2012 6:50 am

I don't find it any more slippery than a regular nylon sling. I have one on all my rifles, some are long enough to put one arm and my head through the sling and carry crossed on my back. That way, the rifle is snug against my back and does'nt move. When just over the shoulder, I grip the sling. I've made quite a few for friends and not had any slipping comments. Actually made one 54" long for one of my "portly" friends. I told him it took a half a mile of cord. :lol:
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