charger crank

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

Post Reply
Cardinalsfanforever
Posts: 318
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Location: Sout. Illinois

charger crank

Post by Cardinalsfanforever » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:40 am

Got a new charger crank about a month ago. wouldn't return cable part of the time, had to wind by hand.some times it would hang up while pulling cable out, or just herky jerky about it. sent in for repair. starting to do it again after about twenty or so shots. Is this the nature of the beast? Not very happy with it, couldn't imagine being in a hunting situation where I needed it to work correctly, and it started doing this.
matrix 380, 18" BEZS, Vixenmaster
micro 315, 17" BE Execs. Vixenmaster
Axiom SMF, FIRE BOLTS Vixenmaster

xcaliber
Posts: 10600
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: charger crank

Post by xcaliber » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:48 am

Try pulling the cord all the way out, might have a tangle on one of the spools. It is a bit funky once in a while, and that has helped for me!
Good luck, still better than the last model.
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage Trigger
Matrix 380 (Max) Redfield Revenge / TT Single Stage Trigger
Axe 340 Kryptek (Axe) Nikon P3 Will be completed 8-31-19

hunter with MS
Posts: 806
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: charger crank

Post by hunter with MS » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:49 pm

They sent me the way to fix it . I will email it to you .

xcaliber
Posts: 10600
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: charger crank

Post by xcaliber » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:05 pm

Email me too please. Just in case. :thumbup:
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage Trigger
Matrix 380 (Max) Redfield Revenge / TT Single Stage Trigger
Axe 340 Kryptek (Axe) Nikon P3 Will be completed 8-31-19

roly
Posts: 1639
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:54 pm

Re: charger crank

Post by roly » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:53 pm

Was looking at one today at Cabelas
for $299 dollars cnd you think they would work right.
Was thinking of getting one, do they all seem to have issues or just random.

xcaliber
Posts: 10600
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: charger crank

Post by xcaliber » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:39 pm

Boo, and Anthony are both selling brand new ones on the trading post. Mine works great.
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage Trigger
Matrix 380 (Max) Redfield Revenge / TT Single Stage Trigger
Axe 340 Kryptek (Axe) Nikon P3 Will be completed 8-31-19

User avatar
Carnivorous
Posts: 3036
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:56 pm
Location: Belleriver Ontario

Re: charger crank

Post by Carnivorous » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:58 pm

Zero issues with mine! :)
A touch of frost has heightened your awareness and your heart steadily beats in anticipation. Your senses are suddenly alert to the movement on the forest floor and you realize that the moment of truth is at hand.

hunter with MS
Posts: 806
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: charger crank

Post by hunter with MS » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:10 pm

Just random I have had mine a year with a ton of use . One issue I had a hook brake I was sent new hooks under warranty which is lifetime in the process of changing the hook . Which you have to unwrap the cord from the spool and untie it slid the old hooks off and replace with the new the spring the is used to retract the cord became unwound so I have to preload the spring Which Excal customer service emailed me how .I think they are worth the money

mr meat
Posts: 4676
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:40 pm
Location: The land of ice and snow North Bay

Re: charger crank

Post by mr meat » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:08 pm

roly wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Was looking at one today at Cabelas
for $299 dollars cnd you think they would work right.
Was thinking of getting one, do they all seem to have issues or just random.
Rick contact Boo!
vixen 11
exocet 175 with Aging custom stock #27
Exocet 175
exocet 200

matrix 355
Micro Camo 335
Micro Nightmare 335
380 Lynx
BJ custom arrows
Boo string on vixen

bobcattrapper
Posts: 353
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:20 pm
Location: KS

Re: charger crank

Post by bobcattrapper » Fri May 22, 2020 10:52 pm

I just got mine it it works fine except.... it would not retract all the way after cocking the bow. Left the hooks dangling. I had to keep taking the crank off and fiddle with it to make the hooks retract enough to stay on the 2 post.Not really a big deal if you take off the charger everytime.but if you want it to stay on with hooks attached it is. So the fix from Excalibur told me to unscrew one side blue cover and wrap the cord once and if that was not enough take the other side off and wrap the cord once too. I had to do both sides and now it retracts all the way back. Hope this helps someone who may encounter the same problem.

hunter with MS
Posts: 806
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: charger crank

Post by hunter with MS » Sat May 23, 2020 4:29 am

The first charger I had the hook broke when I was cranking it was that a surprise Excalibur sent me new hooks . Then I found one new still in package cheap ,

User avatar
DuckHunt
Posts: 1572
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:07 pm
Location: Harpers Ferry, WV

Re: charger crank

Post by DuckHunt » Sat May 23, 2020 8:39 am

hunter with MS wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:29 am
The first charger I had the hook broke when I was cranking it was that a surprise Excalibur sent me new hooks .
The thought of that happening concerns me. With the Micro 400, the crank is the only option. If that happened while hunting, my hunt would be over. Well, I guess its not that big of an issue. If a hook broke on a cocking rope we'd be in the same situation. I'm not sure how many folks carry a backup cocking option on every hunt. In the days of high power compact crossbows, cocking by hand is no longer an option for many models.

Short of carrying a backup cocking device on every hunt, it is a chance we take every time we go to the woods and I haven't encountered it yet. :eusa-pray:
2020 Micro Suppressor 400TD / 2018 Matrix 350 SE / 2015 Micro 335 (Gen 1) / 2006 Exomax 350

Forkston
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:04 pm

Re: charger crank

Post by Forkston » Sat May 23, 2020 9:35 am

roly wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Was looking at one today at Cabelas
for $299 dollars cnd you think they would work right.
Was thinking of getting one, do they all seem to have issues or just random.
Al Flaherty has them for $185.48 USD, i dont know what that translates into CND

hunter with MS
Posts: 806
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: charger crank

Post by hunter with MS » Sat May 23, 2020 12:06 pm

If you are in the US Wyvern creations have it for $229.99 .

Post Reply