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williamsalan64
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Newbie here

Post by williamsalan64 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:12 pm

Hello all, I have owned a Carbon Express and a Parker Thunderhawk.
Now I'm in the market for a real crossbow an EXCALIBUR.
I have my eye on either the Micro 335 or 355.
I like the both crossbow's just not sure witch to get.
My plans are to deer and bear hunt with it, also lots of practice.
Thanks for a great forum.

Alan T
New owner of a Micro 335 camo
Rage 2 blade broadheads
Vixenmaster string

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Re: Newbie here

Post by xcaliber » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:32 pm

Welcome to the forum, BOTH! :lol: Really, the 355 if it is in your wheelhouse in terms of cocking effort. A little more zip never hurts!
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Re: Newbie here

Post by vixenmaster » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:54 pm

I spect its which ever you can cock well enuff to enjoy
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Re: Newbie here

Post by georgiaboy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:45 pm

Welcome to the forum!! :)
I shoot a Matrix 350LE...more than enough bow for me. :D
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Re: Newbie here

Post by newbie » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:57 pm

Welcome aboard!
Tough choice.... liike others above said, whichever one you will enjoy cocking more!
I LOVE the Micro platform 8)
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Re: Newbie here

Post by paulaboutform » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:06 pm

Welcome to the forum Allan. Whichever model you choose there is no wrong choice.

Paul

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Re: Newbie here

Post by mr meat » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:23 pm

Welcome! Either one will serve you well!
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exocet 175 with Aging custom stock #27
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Re: Newbie here

Post by hankenhunter » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:24 pm

Welcome Allen! As others have said, it depends how strong you are or if you will be using a crank. Happy shootin,
Hank
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Re: Newbie here

Post by BrotherRon » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:49 pm

Welcome aboard.
Either one will keep you happy.
Best bet is to go somewhere that will let you cock and shoot both of them - then make your decision. ;)
Matrix 310 ~ Hawke XB30 Pro SR ~TT~Tombstone Case.
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Re: Newbie here

Post by williamsalan64 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:32 pm

Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm planning to go and shoot both then decide. Then get on here for more information.
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Re: Newbie here

Post by amythntr » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:36 am

.... Don't forget a stringer and an extra string!

Anthony :)
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Re: Newbie here

Post by williamsalan64 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:30 pm

Just got me a new Excalibur Micro 335 camo. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok I'm looking to a new string and stringer could someone suggest who to buy from?
Also do most of you stay with the stock arrows Quill or what other arrows can I get?
I'd like to upgrade my scope also with the Twilight DLX scope, any chance on selling the stock scope and if so whats a good price to get out of one?

Thanks to all for the help. :D
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Vixenmaster string

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Boo » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:33 pm

Either Danny Miller 17404832312
Or Wyvern Creations http://www.wyverncreations.com
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Re: Newbie here

Post by BrotherRon » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:05 pm

Congrats.
The guy that posted right above me (Boo) is known world wide for his custom strings! :mrgreen:
Matrix 310 ~ Hawke XB30 Pro SR ~TT~Tombstone Case.
36" All Weather Tactical Case. Danny Miller Top Mount Quiver
BD 330 ~ Soon!!!
Strings by Boo ~ nchunterkw ~ 8ptbuk
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Re: Newbie here

Post by Trentco1 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:16 pm

Yuppers on that
You won't get a better string or a better guy to build it for you
Check him out at www.boocustomstrings.com
Micro 355
Hawke xb30 pro scope T&T Triger boo force 10 string Zombie slayers 16.5 arrows c/w right helical blazer vanes aluminum nocks or lumenoks
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