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Post by Melmark » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:32 am

Hello, just ordered my first crossbow. Matrix Grizzly, I have never owned a crossbow before but have hunted whitetail with a compound bow in the past. I live in Pennsylvania USA. I ordered the Grizzly kit from an Ebay seller store, pine-mountain-archery. I think that I got a good price. Cant wait to get started,,,any tips or advice on getting started would be appreciated but also just looking forward to browsing the forums as well.

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Mark

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Post by rein1 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:52 am

Enjoy your Grizzly , I'm sure you'll get plenty of ideas from this forum.. The price you paid is long forgotten after you enjoy your new crossbow..Make sure you get a stringing aid and watch your brace height .

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Post by Melmark » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:59 am

rein1 wrote:Enjoy your Grizzly , I'm sure you'll get plenty of ideas from this forum.. The price you paid is long forgotten after you enjoy your new crossbow..Make sure you get a stringing aid and watch your brace height .
Thanks, I agree. I tried to do my homework and spoke with friends before buying. I liked the idea of a recurve especially since I am just jumping in. The kit comes with bolts, stringing aid , quiver and a few other things. I am sure I will need accessories as I learn. I would have preferred to buy from a shop but had nobody local that was willing to spend time talking. Gonna have to learn what brace height is...the bow is being shipped but I think I will begin by reading the manual that is online here.

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Post by j.krug » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:17 am

Congrats on your new Grizzly and welcome to the forum. Happy shooting and safe hunting to you. :)
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Post by Fletch2 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:38 am

Welcome to forum :D
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Post by Melmark » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:08 am

Thanks guys, just viewed the entire DVD video online.....what a fantastic job and so very useful for a newbie, can't wait to get the bow!

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Post by papabear1 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:14 am

Welcome to the forum, you will get answers to any question here !!!!

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Post by xcaliber » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:50 am

Welcome aboard. Search eBay for the stringing tool, make sure it is the metal reinforced new model. Someone here will post a picture I'm sure. You should spend less than $30. shipped. You will have to set the length for your model, but very easy to do.
Good luck, and enjoy!
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Post by vixenmaster » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:08 am

Congrats on the Grizzly n Welcome here
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Post by Melmark » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:19 pm

xcaliber wrote:Welcome aboard. Search eBay for the stringing tool, make sure it is the metal reinforced new model. Someone here will post a picture I'm sure. You should spend less than $30. shipped. You will have to set the length for your model, but very easy to do.
Good luck, and enjoy!
Yup, I will have to pick one up. I saw them being used in the online video. I plan on getting the string tool and some spare bolts right away then figuring what else I need as I go. I got the Bow, Scope and lite kit. The store I bought from lists a new one every day with no reserve. Their buy it now price is 475$ which I thought was pretty good (free shipping). I kept bidding and losing out then I got lucky and scored this one for 318$ plus 20$ shipping. I think I did ok.

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Post by mr meat » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:25 pm

Welcome and congrats on the new bow!!
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Post by Minnow » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:02 pm

Congrats and welcome! U got a great deal!
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Post by Melmark » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:37 pm

Been reading on the forum for almost 6 hours straight.....so much fantastic info. here. Got lots of questions answered already. I definitely think that I made the right choice by buying an Excalibur. Thanks for the welcomes!

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Post by maine hunter » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:46 pm

Welcome, and congratulations on the new bow!!! :D
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Post by hankenhunter » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:07 pm

Welcome Mark. You got a smokin deal on your grizz. Have fun and keep your thumb away from the triangle of pain. :D
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