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taking the plunge

Post by xbowrook » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:21 am

was sitting and thinking of my boy and how he has taken to hunting so well.. then realized he will be a fully graduated hunter next year ( currently an apprentice hunter).. so, i have to get a crossbow as the one i have now ( the excalibur axiom smf) is his... so, contacted my local bow shop as i wanted to see the new line of Excal's... went there and held the new Matrix 330 bulldog suppressed.. made a down payment on it to hold it and hope to make it up there this week to pay it off... man, what a sweet looking and feeling crossbow... everywhere else is $749 - $799.. he has a christmas sale on right now and I am picking it up for $649... can't wait... will post pics once she is home..
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by xcaliber » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:34 am

Sweet, sounds great!
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by Carnivorous » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:31 am

Can't beat G&K archery!

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Re: taking the plunge

Post by W.Miguire » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:40 am

He will be happy with it . seems like a good choice.
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by mr meat » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:19 pm

Congrats on the new bow!
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by xbowrook » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:56 pm

W.Miguire wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:40 am
He will be happy with it . seems like a good choice.
W.M.
thanks.. but this one is mine..lol.. he likes his Axiom, shot his first ever deer with it this year..
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by quake » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:02 pm

You made a good choice! Congrats!
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by longbow joe » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:50 pm

My first crossbow was a m330 .what a great bow. That bulldog will last many years.
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by Arrowflinger » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:36 pm

Lucky kid; good Dad.
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by gerald strine » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:41 pm

Congratulations on the new tool you will love it.
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by xbowrook » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:46 am

Arrowflinger wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:36 pm
Lucky kid; good Dad.
thank you.. i have done my best to try and get him set up so when he gets older he will have most, if not everything, he needs.. so far he has the Axiom ( Like i said earlier, bought it for him a couple years ago), bought him a used Mossberg model 500 12 gauge shotgun ( for this Christmas), 2 hang on stands, a bunch of hunting clothes.. want to get a couple more 2 man ladder stands and get him a blind ( for deer but mostly thinking of turkey hunting)... .. love spending time with him in the stand, watching him learn stuff ... watching him see things for the first time, reminds me of myself when I first saw and learned those things.. spend a lot of time teaching him about deer patterns, and how to track deer , etc... it's a ton of fun..
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by xcaliber » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:34 am

Sounds like you guys are going to have a lot of time together hunting. Those memories will last both of you the rest of your life. Enjoy! Can't wait to see some pictures of you guys with the bows, and some trophies.
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by gerald strine » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:21 pm

xbowrook wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:46 am
Arrowflinger wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:36 pm
Lucky kid; good Dad.
thank you.. i have done my best to try and get him set up so when he gets older he will have most, if not everything, he needs.. so far he has the Axiom ( Like i said earlier, bought it for him a couple years ago), bought him a used Mossberg model 500 12 gauge shotgun ( for this Christmas), 2 hang on stands, a bunch of hunting clothes.. want to get a couple more 2 man ladder stands and get him a blind ( for deer but mostly thinking of turkey hunting)... .. love spending time with him in the stand, watching him learn stuff ... watching him see things for the first time, reminds me of myself when I first saw and learned those things.. spend a lot of time teaching him about deer patterns, and how to track deer , etc... it's a ton of fun..
If you are looking to adopt an older child I am available :wink:
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Re: taking the plunge

Post by xbowrook » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:05 pm

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Re: taking the plunge

Post by xbowrook » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:05 pm

went and picked up my new baby after work.. haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, plan on doing that tomorrow after work.. get it all sighted in and ready for hunting this weekend... cant wait...



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