Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks!

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Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks!

Post by cadmaster » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:28 pm

Went out to day to do some scouting and practice with my Axiom crossbow (pre smf version).

At 20 yards the first 2 shots were only 3 inches apart (not as accurate as normal) the last 4 were all on target but the grouping was 12" plus. During the last shot I actually could see the reticle rotate just as I fired. it is currently 10-15 degrees out of kilter.

I attached a picture on my FB page as the site has reached quota.

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Just sent in a warranty rma and waiting on a response.

I guess my season is over before it starts and we found a deer highway to hunt that was sure to be perfect!
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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by TheBig1 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:30 pm

Where are you from, maybe someone on here could help you out until it's fixed permanently.

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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by nchunterkw » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:40 pm

I was gonna say call Danny - but just noticed you are in Canada.....someone should be able to give you a hand
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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by cadmaster » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:40 pm

I thought I had. must not have saved it any how done now!

I am from North Bay, Ontario

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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by VixChix » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:22 pm

Call Excalibur .
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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by cadmaster » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:53 pm

I will Vixchix. Got to give them at least 24 hours though.

I have had the Axiom since about 2010 and this would have been my first archery hunt experience. I have only fired about 85 bolts through the crossbow and take very good care of it. I even bought a Plano Bowmax Pillarlock Bow Case 1143 to store it in (with riser removed of course).

With the spots I found I would have had an excellent chance of a nice buck. Right now I feel as low as you can get.

Hopefully Excalibur will be fast but I cannot see it taking less than 2 weeks.

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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by colouredchameleon » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:58 pm

One option I would suggest in the meantime if you have or can borrow a rifle or shotgun scope to switch with the problem scope.
Then set up your crossbow to shot 25 yds with the cross hair then you should be good for the time being for shots restricted from 20 to 30 yds.

Once the scope is mounted would think it would be rather quick to set up with only a few set up shots. (30 mins tops)

I feel your pain.
Especially with Bow Season opening tomorrow .

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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by strum » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:37 pm

cadmaster wrote:I will Vixchix. Got to give them at least 24 hours though.


Hopefully Excalibur will be fast but I cannot see it taking less than 2 weeks.
Im betting they will have you going in less than a week if you get on with calling them now!!!
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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by mr meat » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:57 pm

Would think less then a week!! Call excalibur First thing in morning!!!
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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by Pasidewinder » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:04 pm

I think if I were you, and season is starting tomorrow, I would find whatever rifle scope I have on hand and stick it on the axiom just to get me through till you get you other one taken care of.

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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by way123hockey » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:17 pm

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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by excal_355 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:18 pm

Just over a month ago my tact zone bit the dust. Sent it in to excalibur was back up and running in just over a week
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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by cadmaster » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:31 pm

Anybody know what is the usual wait time for a replacement scope?

I had mine delivered xpost (2 business day delivery) at 11:53 am Monday Oct. 5 (according to tracking number). They did not open it until 10:30 am Tuesday. The RMA is still showing received but no activity since 10:30 am tuesday.

The RMA says no repair pending so I imagine they will replace it. I would have thought that since it is being replaced it would be fast as all you have to do is walk to a shelf and grab another and tell the computer to print a shipping label stick the scope in a shipping bag attach the label and into the courier or mail. When I was still working I did similar stuff in 10 minutes or less.

What is the usual procedure with warranty work? I never have sent anything in under warranty before, so I have no idea what to expect.

the post http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB2 ... 63#p570279 says do not call or email as it just slows things down.

I realize that it only a couple of days, but deer season is already a week old and I jonesing to get out as well as hate waiting upon a events out of my control.

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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by SEW » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:07 pm

I think the recommendations at using a rifle scope set at 25 or 30 yards will get you going ASAP . Also the plain jane MAP Hawke is cheap and works well.

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Re: Darn praticing day before season starts and scope breaks

Post by Mo wannabe » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:00 am

Most all serious hunters keep spares around so they don't run into this problem . Murphy always has perfect timing ...... Good luck to ya!
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