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Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by Phillyarcher » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:42 pm

My question is I have owned the Micro 335 when it first came out. I use manly for Deer hunting. I have also used for Spring Turkey. I shoot it occasionally during off season. I would say less then 300 + shots fired thru it. I have changed the string once. I have never unstrung when not hunting. Reading some of the issues with the limbs was wondering have I been lucky. Some guys say they unstring them when not using them. What is everyone's opinion should I leave well enough alone.
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by janesy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:05 pm

Literally, just keep the brace adjusted and shoot away. You've got a great tool there
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by xcaliber » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:20 pm

janesy wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:05 pm
Literally, just keep the brace adjusted and shoot away. You've got a great tool there
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by Bcxbow » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:12 pm

Shoot it!
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by sirwill » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:57 am

Leave it strung year round... Enjoy, from gen1 to gen3 they have tweaked the limbs and set-up to fix the limb issue... Don't worry, if you ever have a issue Excalibur will make it right.
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by Hester0305 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:19 am

My son in law has had his for about 4 years now with the same set of limbs. He leaves his strung all year also.
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by nchunterkw » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:47 am

I bought a Nightmare on the very first production run before they really released them (DEC 204, I think) I kept it strung up all the time and shoot it all year around...but less so in the summer. Last summer I went on a bear hunt in Quebec and had a limb go. Older limbs, had some stress on them from different mishaps over the years. That in combination of them being cocked for 8+ hours everyday during the hunt is what I think did them in. SO I'd say keep it strung, shoot away, but get a backup set as insurance. In my case I lost 1 hunt, but not a whole trip. Just put on my backups, and was out the next day, and killed a bear a day after that.
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by Phillyarcher » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:47 pm

Thanks guys for your info. I love this Xbow and it has done me right using it. My first Excalibur was a Vortex and I enjoyed that Xbow. Like the size of the Micro in a tree and blind.
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by xcaliber » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:51 pm

Those are the two bows I wish I held on to, the Gen 1 335 Micro, and my Vortex! Damn good bows regardless of any issues you might have. I ain't complaining about what I got now, but those two were worth their weight in gold. 8)
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by nchunterkw » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:45 pm

Great minds....I too started with a Vortex then on to the Gen1 Micro!

And Dan.....I stil have my Vortex up on the Trading Poooooost......C'mon, you know you want it.
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Re: Micro 335 Gen 1 question

Post by xcaliber » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:20 pm

nchunterkw wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:45 pm
Great minds....I too started with a Vortex then on to the Gen1 Micro!

And Dan.....I stil have my Vortex up on the Trading Poooooost......C'mon, you know you want it.
True Keith, I do want one! I have a lot or irons in the fire right now or I would be jumping on it. Gotta get things sorted out on what we're going to do long term since the health issues of late. :eusa-popcorn:
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