My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

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My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by ComfyBear » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:09 pm

If anyone is considering buying an Excalibur crossbow, I would "highly" recommend the Micro AXE 340 Kryptec, with all the "bells & whistles".
The SDS + Air Brakes do their job


Until I bought the AXE I didn't realize how "loud" my other Excaliburs are. :o
Last night I was shooting my AXE for a bit, then I decided to take a few shots with my Matrix 350 LE which is equipped with the Dr. Stirrup dB Killers Limb Silencers and Stoppers. The difference was like night and day. The Matrix had a high pitch twangy sound, while with the AXE, the only sound I noticed was the arrow hitting the target.

I wasn't the only one to notice the difference. My wife happened to be in the basement while I was shooting. The first shot I took with the Matrix startled her, :shock: and she commented how much louder it was in comparison to the AXE 340.

IMO, the AXE is a real winner on many counts, it's a premium crossbow at a entry level price.

It fits nicely in my Plano Double Gun Case.

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I certainly appreciate owning the AXE more with each and every passing day, and I'm sure others would agree.
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by xcaliber » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:54 pm

I like it! :thumbup:
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by ComfyBear » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:53 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:54 pm
I like it! :thumbup:
Me too. :wink:
Especially the fact that it only takes a few seconds to disassemble and then the same to reassemble and know that the POI hasn't changed. :thumbup:

Only on Excaliburs crossbows your say! :eh: ... PITY :(
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by Hester0305 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:05 pm

I really think they hit a home run with this one for the money and new riser design.
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by xcaliber » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:55 am

ComfyBear wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:53 pm
xcaliber wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:54 pm
I like it! :thumbup:
Me too. :wink:
Especially the fact that it only takes a few seconds to disassemble and then the same to reassemble and know that the POI hasn't changed. :thumbup:

Only on Excaliburs crossbows your say! :eh: ... PITY :(
Well I caved. David from Wyvern’s is shipping Monday!
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by flightattendant100 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:44 am

xcaliber wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:55 am
ComfyBear wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:53 pm
xcaliber wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:54 pm
I like it! :thumbup:
Me too. :wink:
Especially the fact that it only takes a few seconds to disassemble and then the same to reassemble and know that the POI hasn't changed. :thumbup:

Only on Excaliburs crossbows your say! :eh: ... PITY :(
Well I caved. David from Wyvern’s is shipping Monday!
😂😂😂😂😂😂 way to go , Dan!

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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by flightattendant100 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:44 am

Dan, you even beat Jeff!!!

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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by ComfyBear » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:29 am

xcaliber wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:55 am
ComfyBear wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:53 pm
xcaliber wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:54 pm
I like it! :thumbup:
Me too. :wink:
Especially the fact that it only takes a few seconds to disassemble and then the same to reassemble and know that the POI hasn't changed. :thumbup:

Only on Excaliburs crossbows your say! :eh: ... PITY :(
Well I caved. David from Wyvern’s is shipping Monday!
Congrats.. :clap: ..welcome to the club. Something tells me that its members will grow and you have the distinction of being one of the early ones
So who's going to be the next proud owner of the Axe 340. Will it be Jeff, or is someone else going to beat him to it once again. :think:
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by Forkston » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:58 am

I also have a matrix 350 how much lighter is the axe

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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by ComfyBear » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:34 pm

Forkston wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:58 am
I also have a matrix 350 how much lighter is the axe
Without a proper scale to weigh them, I'd have to guess that they are close in weight. However, it's not about weight, but rather "perceived weight" and balance. On that count the Axe, (even with the SDS & Air Brakes) feels lighter and more balanced, since it measures 31.75" in length and limbs at 25", compared to the Matrix 350 at 34.25" in length and limbs at 31.5".
Interestingly, the Axe is only 1/4" longer than the Matrix is wide.
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by hunter with MS » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:57 pm

I have found the same thing I got the other model the twang is not noticeable with it . I am using the stock scope and can't believe how accurate the Axe 340 is wow . I think it is their best product yet .

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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by ComfyBear » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:08 pm

hunter with MS wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:57 pm
I have found the same thing I got the other model the twang is not noticeable with it . I am using the stock scope and can't believe how accurate the Axe 340 is wow . I think it is their best product yet .
Initially I was thinking of upgrading the scope. However, since I have another Dead Zone on my Matrix 350 that I am very happy with it, I decided to use the Dead Zone scope on my Axe as well. Like you say, the accuracy and consistency of the Axe is phenomenal.
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by xcaliber » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:32 pm

flightattendant100 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:44 am
Dan, you even beat Jeff!!!
I didn’t think that was going to happen! :lol: :lol:
Thanks Guys, will let you know what I think soon. Thinking about going with the Nikon P3.
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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by flightattendant100 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:52 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:32 pm
flightattendant100 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:44 am
Dan, you even beat Jeff!!!
I didn’t think that was going to happen! :lol: :lol:
Thanks Guys, will let you know what I think soon. Thinking about going with the Nikon P3.
Speeds ought to work well with the Nikon. Nice and small sweet rig!

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Re: My Verdict To Date On The AXE 340

Post by hunter with MS » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:41 pm

After 50 plus shots it has not missed lick out to 40 plus yards . I am using my practice broad head which is now The Muzzy trocar 100 grain crossbow . I have not even put a field point on my arrows I use what I hunt with from the start .

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