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Turkey slayer
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Post by Turkey slayer » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:06 pm

Hey guys , I'm itching really bad to buy a new crossbow . I already have a axiom an cub , I'm looking for speed I'm looking at the 355 380 matrix an debating on a scorpyd 175 VTEC , any opinions ? Or personal info

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Re: Itching

Post by L. E. Carroll » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:30 pm

I love my Matrix 355 and it's served me very well and with total reliability... I must admit that at this time I'm very close to changing it's rail to one from a 380 to see what it's like and if I can handle the draw weight. So, at this point I can offer no opinion on a 380 yet.

As too a reverse limbed bow of any manfacture, :lol: No way in the world could I see myself carrying something so heavy, large and awkward looking thru the woods no matter how well or fast it shoots. But that's just Me....I'm into simple, reliable, light and fast :wink: .

The two Excalibur models you listed above will give you all of that. :wink:

Camo Micro 355 w/ XB30 SR Pro & TT trigger
Camo Matrix 380 W/ XB 30SR Pro & a Boo trigger
Very Nice 98 Jeep Tj
Sweet old 73 Bronco ( 2nd Owner)
Scamp tralier

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Re: Itching

Post by Turkey slayer » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:33 pm

The VTEC is extremely heavy I like the fact it shoots 440 fps I shoot a 460 grain arrow out of the two bows I have . I like to use the same arrows for my setups I'm thinking about cutting my arrows down to 18 inches I use 2219 , I'd like to try an get a few more fps . I just like to tinker an buy hunting gear lol I don't shoot past 30 yards an I have a range finder so judging distance isn't a problem an I guess speed isn't really needed just fun to have lol

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Re: Itching

Post by Turkey slayer » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:46 pm

What speeds do u guys think I'm getting out of my axiom an cub with a 460 grain arrow cub is factory string axiom is viperx string ?

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Re: Itching

Post by deertrx » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:07 pm

Love my 380 shooting a 435 grn combo, plenty fast and lethal. :)
Matrix 380 Xtra " Sweets "
Leupold Crossbones
TT Matrix Hunter 2.5
Boo Strings Danny Millers Bumpers
18" BE Zombies, Slick Trick 150 xbow BH's
" She's a beaut Clark! "

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Re: Itching

Post by GrassyKnoll » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:27 pm

Loving my 380 as well.. It's not so big, and well balanced..
Matrix 380 Xtra with Vortex Viper XBR, Trigger Tech,
Matrix 380 Xtra with Vortex Viper XBR, ^^^
Matrix 380 Blackout with Vortex Viper XBR,
Micro 335 Raid with HHAv Vortex Crossfire II Pro Grade trigger

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Re: Itching

Post by BryanGrizzlyohio » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:35 pm

230-240ish out of the cub
Matrix grizzly
18" diablos
125gr grim reaper razor tip
Stock string an a purty sling
Twilight dlx optic

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