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USAF Ret in Wis
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New to Excalibur

Post by USAF Ret in Wis » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:58 pm

Bought an Excalibur Assassin. It shot lights out today, and I'm glad it didn't take long to sight in...it was only 27 degrees.

Any suggestions on things I might need?
Craig
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by bigbowman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Some good arrows and Broadheads. Definitely a warm heater! Good luck from a fellow Wisconsinite!
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by gerald strine » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:07 pm

Congrats on the bow! Get s string changer and a spair string from one of the tailented string makers found in the trading Post section on the forum their are several makers and they all make a quality string.
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by georgiaboy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:03 pm

Welcome to the forum :wave: :)
Idea’s on what you might need... :P
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by USAF Ret in Wis » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:09 am

Thanks guys.

I have a stringer, and Black Eagle arrows. I have both Slick Trick and Truglo 4 blade expandable heads. Any suggestions on which to use?

Also, I have 2 Scorpyd Orions to go with this Assassin, so not sure when I'll 'need' my next crossbow :thumbup:
Craig
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by xcaliber » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:50 am

Welcome to the forum, congrats on the new Excalibur, and thanks for your service. Sounds like you're pretty well set, and understand the crossbow as well. Which broadheads to use depends on the accuracy you get.

Good luck!
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Post by nchunterkw » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:32 am

I'm a fan of fixed blade heads versus mechanicals, but either type will kill deer very well when placed properly. My favorite fixed blades are Slick Tricks and RamCats. 125gr or 150gr.
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by W.Miguire » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:39 am

Welcome to the family. get some Black Eagle Zombies slayers and some slick tricks and you be good and stay warm.
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by amythntr » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 pm

USAF Ret in Wis wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Bought an Excalibur Assassin. It shot lights out today, and I'm glad it didn't take long to sight in...it was only 27 degrees.

Any suggestions on things I might need?
quote="USAF Ret in Wis" post_id=675525 time=1542751096 user_id=128109]
Bought an Excalibur Assassin. It shot lights out today, and I'm glad it didn't take long to sight in...it was only 27 degrees.

Any suggestions on things I might need?
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Welcome aboard and thank you for your service to the USA. Much appreciated!

One thing that you will learn on this forum is that we are always eager to help you spend your money :lol: !

With that said, also bear in mind that many people shoot the Excalibur Crossbow's never having paid mind to changing out anything on the OEM...and with much success, I sure!

1. Upgraded Scope- Hawke, Nikon, Leupold (although Luppy no longer makes the Crossbones scope),

2. Black Eagle Archery Arrows- Executioners or Zombie Slayers. There are also some arra makers on the forum if you're interested. Otherwise there is Danny Miller in Ohio 1.740.483.2312, Dave at Wyverns Creations and Jerry at South Shore Archery....all of these people can help take some of your money!

3.Stringer- to maintain proper brace height is a must!

4. Arrow puller- Highly recommend you reach out to Danny Miller for his....the best on the market!

5. Good string wax!

6. Extra string! In the future you might want to consider a Flemish string....A lot of good string twisters on this forum! Vixenmaster, Boo, NChunterkw and others.

7. Lighted nocks- Lumenoks, Ignitors, firenocks.

8. Good target- reinhardt, ThirdHandBag

9. rangefinder-

10. Dr Stirrup Accessories- Stirrup, bumnpers and a highly recommended upgraded quiver!

11. Broadheads- your choice!

12. Most important ask as many questions as you can.....a lot of very knowledgeable professors in this forum.


Again, welcome aboard!

Anthony :thumbup:
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by amythntr » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:22 pm

.....also, I provided you with Danny Miller's contact number above. I highly suggest you reach out to him. he is a wealth of knowledge....makes the Excalibur strings and is a great guy to speak to!

Anthony :clap:
When you are in a tough situation and wonder where God is; ...the Teacher is always quiet during the test.

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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by USAF Ret in Wis » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:22 pm

Thanks for all the replies and info :thumbup:
Craig
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by mr meat » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:38 pm

Welcome to the forum
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by Hester0305 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:36 pm

USAF Ret in Wis wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:09 am
Thanks guys.

I have a stringer, and Black Eagle arrows. I have both Slick Trick and Truglo 4 blade expandable heads. Any suggestions on which to use?

Also, I have 2 Scorpyd Orions to go with this Assassin, so not sure when I'll 'need' my next crossbow :thumbup:
Glad to have you on board.

I've used Slick Tricks for a couple of years and they're great heads but I really like the Truglo expandables the 3 deer we shot this year left great blood trails and short recoveries.
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by Owl Creek » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:33 pm

Welcome.
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Re: New to Excalibur

Post by chilly_willy » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:34 am

Welcome to the club.

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