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Swat x mag

Post by mchurch » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:39 pm

Do you think the excalibur 308 short has enough power to use the swat x mag on hogs?
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by xcaliber » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:34 pm

mchurch wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Do you think the excalibur 308 short has enough power to use the swat x mag on hogs?
I have watched several videos and think they would work. I know Normous has been using these, and has some vast knowledge of them, he would be an excellent resource for questions. I have been seriously considering the X Mag with the weighted collars for myself to use with the Axe. :eusa-popcorn:
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by Normous » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:45 pm

The SWAT X MAG is a fantastic large cut reliable mechanical . However I DO very much suggest using it out of crossbows faster than 360 fps and on arrows over 400 gr to maximize its potential.

The 308 is best paired with the SWAT A4 Mini and a heavy arrow the way I see it.
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by Normous » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:40 pm

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Re: Swat x mag

Post by xcaliber » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:44 pm

That looks pretty devastating. My axe at 318 with 407 total grains with 125 grain heads would be best suited for which model Norm? I'm thinking A4 as well. :think:
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by Normous » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:48 pm

Above is the SWAT A4 that my wife burried into a 5" hard maple tree last season at 45 y.. Her 420 gr arrow was traveling at 425 fps. The big buck escaped unharmed.

We cut the tree down and saved the trophy one year to dry.

Last week I chiseled that section open to reveal the A4's intact , not broken and unbent blades.

This very much impressed me. The SWAT A4 is almost identical to the X MAG with the X MAG having .002 thicker blades at .036. No other aspect except .002 and color is noted between the two.
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by xcaliber » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:56 pm

After some discussion, and research I decided to try the Swat A4 Mini. I ordered two packs of the heads, two packs of 25 grain weights, and two packs of the Milstrap bands. I cannot wait to check these out, never seen them anywhere except the internet.

Thanks Norm for the information! :thumbup:
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by Carnivorous » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm

Swat X mags really do drain your game!!
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 harvest is at hand.

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Re: Swat x mag

Post by paulaboutform » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:02 pm

Carnivorous wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Swat X mags really do drain your game!!
....and your wallet! ...I think I need some. :eusa-think:

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Re: Swat x mag

Post by Carnivorous » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:41 pm

paulaboutform wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Carnivorous wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Swat X mags really do drain your game!!
....and your wallet! ...I think I need some. :eusa-think:
When the deer drops in sight I call that priceless!! :)

Swat has a Canadian dealer so ordering will be hassle free! :)
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 harvest is at hand.

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Re: Swat x mag

Post by paulaboutform » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:47 pm

Carnivorous wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:41 pm
paulaboutform wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Carnivorous wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Swat X mags really do drain your game!!
....and your wallet! ...I think I need some. :eusa-think:
When the deer drops in sight I call that priceless!! :)

Swat has a Canadian dealer so ordering will be hassle free! :)
I do want to support my dealer...he's a pretty good fella. :wink:

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Re: Swat x mag

Post by xcaliber » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:54 pm

I hope to be singing the praise of the A4 mini soon. :eusa-dance:
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by gerald strine » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:27 pm

Wow that is impressive that a mechanical head could be retrieved from being embedded in a tree and come out in that good of condition !
Looks like a top notch quality head.
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by xcaliber » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:48 pm

gerald strine wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:27 pm
Wow that is impressive that a mechanical head could be retrieved from being embedded in a tree and come out in that good of condition !
Looks like a top notch quality head.
Yep, and that's some serious penetration too!
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Re: Swat x mag

Post by janesy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:25 pm

Normous wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:45 pm
The SWAT X MAG is a fantastic large cut reliable mechanical . However I DO very much suggest using it out of crossbows faster than 360 fps and on arrows over 400 gr to maximize its potential.

The 308 is best paired with the SWAT A4 Mini and a heavy arrow the way I see it.
Norm, would you recommend the Vector with the blades set swept back for slower bows? Do they test them in slower bows at Skorpyd?
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