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Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by GMVT » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:01 pm

It was a year and a half ago I signed up here to ask a couple questions on Excal models. Vermont had just changed the crossbow law so us old farts with wiped out shoulders can use a crossbow, so I was going to get back into what I always loved...archery deer hunting. And then came the house renovation that put everything on hold. So last week I go to Cabela's and see the bow I had decided on 1 1/2 years ago was discounted (model being discontinued?), ordered it and my new Matrix 330 came in today. I'm like a kid at Christmas, cant wait for the October opener to get here. It's been a long time since I looked at a deer over a bow string, I have lots of catching up to do.
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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by xcaliber » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:28 pm

Good luck, and enjoy!
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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by SEW » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:13 pm

I think you'll enjoy yourself!

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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by amythntr » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:18 pm

GMVT wrote:It was a year and a half ago I signed up here to ask a couple questions on Excal models. Vermont had just changed the crossbow law so us old farts with wiped out shoulders can use a crossbow, so I was going to get back into what I always loved...archery deer hunting. And then came the house renovation that put everything on hold. So last week I go to Cabela's and see the bow I had decided on 1 1/2 years ago was discounted (model being discontinued?), ordered it and my new Matrix 330 came in today. I'm like a kid at Christmas, cant wait for the October opener to get here. It's been a long time since I looked at a deer over a bow string, I have lots of catching up to do.

....GMVT....good for you!....glad to have you aboard....please don't be a stranger....we had pulled a chair up for you at the Excalibur Lodge and you never showed up! :? :lol: :lol: ...I am sure you will have some questions along the way....a lot of great knowledgeable members....everyone is here to help!
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Post by vixenmaster » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:42 pm

Congrats to you on the Matrix. Now hrs n days of enjoyable shootin are ahead welcome to the Forum
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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by BrotherRon » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:16 pm

Congrats on what I consider to be one of the better models. :)
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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by FORVOLS » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:54 pm

I think the sweet spot for EXCAL is the MATRIX 355...But I love the MATRIX 330, IF I were to get another xbow it would be the Matrix 330. You made an excellent choice for years to come.
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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by wabi » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:04 pm

Congratulations on your purchase!
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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by GMVT » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:36 pm

FORVOLS wrote:I think the sweet spot for EXCAL is the MATRIX 355...But I love the MATRIX 330, IF I were to get another xbow it would be the Matrix 330. You made an excellent choice for years to come.
You said the 3 magic words..."years to come", that's what I'm hoping for with my decision to go Excal. I handed down my Hoyt compound to my son when I had to hang it up. Loved that bow dearly, and shot a lot of deer with it. My son took it in to the shop to have a new string put on it last week, the owner stared at it for a few minutes and finally relented. He said he normally tries to talk people into buying new bows, but in this case he said he could never sell him one as good as that 25 year old Hoyt. I just love simple and utilitarian.
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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by longbow joe » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:51 pm

The 330 is a bulletproof bow great choice.
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Re: Only Took 1 1/2 Years

Post by paulaboutform » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:58 pm

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on a great bow choice. Which Hoyt were you shooting?

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