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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by wheelie » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:36 am

Sold all mine but two shooters. Don't shoot em much. Now compound verticals is a different animal. Got six shooters I use for different things.
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by philman » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:48 am

Here's what I have and shoot.
1.)Excalibur Equinox (my favorite)
2.)Excalibur Paradox (haven't shot it yet)
3.) Horton Legend 175
4.)Horton Legend 150 special edition (target only)

And I want more... :roll: :lol:

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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by IronNoggin » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:33 pm

Ran with the Ibex derf mentioned above last season, and it served me well taking both a buck and doe whitetail.

This year moved into an ExoMax. A tad heavier and a little more bow to move around in the bush, but Blistering Fast, and Very Accurate!

Here's the bow in "Battle Dress"


After hearing many many recommendations, I decided to go with Custom Big John arrows built on the Gold Tip laser II blank. Works of Art IMHO!


And from this bow, they fly Incredibly Accurate! This 60 yard "group" shows that painfully well:


I've been out with the bow quite a bit this fall, and passed on well over 75 shots thus far. Have my eye on a few Big Boy Blacktails, and a LOT of season left to get the job done. Also moose & mulie tags later in the season to look forward to... :twisted:

Certainly Looking Forward to it's First Blood!! :wink:

Best of Luck to all those in Hot Pursuit!!

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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by lscha » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:58 pm

This is my 'Killer'. It has never let me down.

Vixen II/Optimizer/RamCats/NGSS
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by joe171 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:54 pm

Hay DERF Do my Frankenbows qualify ???
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by MADMAX2 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:24 am

165 carved tip Exocet and the Exomax with a Boo string and shoot Big John's arrows!!
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by Foonus » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:01 am

New Equinox with a few added options... Got Camo??
ShadowZone W/Scope Sock
Tactical Grip
3 way weaver 7/8'' mount rail
Shoulder Strap & lots of Realtree AP tape!

Still need to track down a fast string (one that doesn't look like orange baler twine).

Equinox/Tact-Zone/FFF String/S-5/TAC Pak
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by derf » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:29 am

hey joe, lets see these (FRANKINBOWS ) be reallly interesting in seeing the serious fps shooters. any more speed demons your working on? derf

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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by tharris811 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:37 am

What I have
poop brown exomax with camo limbs ( I missed up a limb the 1st night I had it)I really like the way it looks ..Shoots great
ten point titan hlx I like it but heavy in the ft end..
ten point gt curve I really like this bows.Shots great at 50 yrds it is deadly.But the safety is so loud I have not hunted with it..
I hunt so far this year with the exomax deer so far
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by ninepointer » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:37 pm

wabi wrote:Phoenix (one of the first ones produced).
No real need to own more than one for hunting, they are like the Energizer bunny - they just keep going and going and going. :lol:
You can say that again! The only one I own is the same Exocet 165 that I purchased in 1995. I did replace the original carved tip limbs with some magtips that I got for a song, so that I could use a Boo string.

I suppose I could buy a new Excalibur, but the deer would never notice the difference! :lol:


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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by Migabby » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:36 am

Still Lovin my Vixen II. :D
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by tman74 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:38 pm

1- All Camo Equinox (My main hunter)
2 - 2003 Deluxe Vixen that came with a flat riser that I switched out for a forward riser...I guess that makes it a Vixen 175??? Lol. (Eye candy/back up hunter)
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by j.krug » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:48 pm

Vortex with S5, stock extender, cheek piece and munch mount.
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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by korey99 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:29 pm

Vortex is my 'hunting bow'
Vixen is used by my apprentice.
Y25 is my show bow....only used in 'fair weather'

So I only have three... :-)

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Re: excaliburs ? what do you own & shoot

Post by mikdor » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:38 am

I shoot a 1990 something Exocet and I m told it is a 165 lb.It has the Cedar camo.Awsome Bow.

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