A QUERY TO THOSE WITH 3 OR MORE EXCALIBURS

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A QUERY TO THOSE WITH 3 OR MORE EXCALIBURS

Post by amythntr » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:37 am

.....I often wondered for for those of you that own 3 or more crossbows....do you actually take each and every one into the field during the year or do you maintain your fleet like those who collect fine wines?

....also how many times to you actually hunt with a CB during the year?

....again, I was just wondering.

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Post by W.Miguire » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:12 am

I have 4 bows . one goes to a young hunter that is just starting to hunt , I let them use it for the season . and the other 3 if I shoot a deer with my 405 or any other I switch bows and so on . I am lucky as far as hunting goes just out of my front porch and I'm in the woods so I like to hunt as much as I can.
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Post by xcaliber » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:15 am

Anthony, yes I do take them all out for a hunt or two but I do pick my main one before the season starts. I finally have the three I currently own shooting the same arrows, and broads which makes life a lot easier. Before my heart issues I would bow hunt mostly, (crossbows last few years) but I would try to get in about 20 - 30 hunts. That all depended work, family obligations, and of course weather.
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Post by Carnivorous » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:54 am

I have 1 Excalibur Micro and the Scorpyd Death stalker 420.

Both see equal action but when I feel the need for speed the Scorpyd gets my attention! Lol
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Post by Boo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:50 pm

I usually only pick 2 for the year but don't alternate.
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Re: A QUERY TO THOSE WITH 3 OR MORE EXCALIBURS

Post by amythntr » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:08 pm

Boo wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:50 pm
I usually only pick 2 for the year but don't alternate.
.... but you can supply the whole forum with a backup bow! :lol:
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Post by Boo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:29 pm

amythntr wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Boo wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:50 pm
I usually only pick 2 for the year but don't alternate.
.... but you can supply the whole forum with a backup bow! :lol:
:lol:

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Re: A QUERY TO THOSE WITH 3 OR MORE EXCALIBURS

Post by rattlerun » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:50 pm

I have 3 Excalibur’s and 3 box blinds. They stay in the blinds for the season. Less stuff to carry when playing the wind.

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Post by vixenmaster » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:53 pm

Have 4 Excals, no pre-choice. Which ever i did not kill a tick toter wid last Season goes til it does. Neither Pipsqueak or the Impaler made a kill last yr. So its always who is next
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Post by georgiaboy » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:05 pm

My micro will get most of the love this year because it’s new and I haven’t killed anything with it yet. My bulldog 380 was the new kid last year and I killed an eight point and a doe with it.
Once rifle season comes in I will hunt with a gun on our seasons doe days. Other than that it’s Excalibur’s only. :D
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Post by mr meat » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:54 pm

Mine hang on the wall like fine art :D If I get a moose tag it will be the 380 and the 335 nightmare as back up!
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Post by longbow joe » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:43 pm

I have killed at least 2 bucks and at least one Turkey with
All of my crossbows except my new Phoenix. I use them like fishing rods l have a bunch of them in my boat for different situations.
I kinda use my vixen for crappy weather and my close shot stands. My 355 has more power for my super freak extremes.
Like my pistols l simply enjoy shooting every one of them. Last Saturday l bought my bench and target's and shot for nearly 2 hours taking a few breaks. Unlike the pistols it costs basically nothing unless you loose a bolt.
I honestly dont really have a favorite but l think the metal ibex just shoots the smoothest of them all.
Hunting and fishing are basically my only hobbies so as long as the Bill's are paid l will keep buying one now and then . Unlike vertical bows these crossbows take up a lot of room they are a pia to store in a small home. Most of them are in the garage.
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Re: A QUERY TO THOSE WITH 3 OR MORE EXCALIBURS

Post by ComfyBear » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:24 am

I have been buying Excalibur crossbows since 1989. In total I've had the opportunity to own a baker's dozen. Of those, I've sold some and traded others. Currently I own six. Lately, I've found that folks are not willing to pay fair market value for them. Considering that they have been bought and paid for, even though I don't use my "older" models, I enjoy watching them "collect dust". On occasion I'll take a shot or two with them. If need be, I know that in a pinch, I have six Excaliburs that I can use and rely on.
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Re: A QUERY TO THOSE WITH 3 OR MORE EXCALIBURS

Post by amythntr » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:26 am

.... my take from the responses is as follows... some are collectors but it appears that most of you have more opportunities to shoot and more chances to get out into the field to hunt....hence you have the chance to rotate your CB’s.... unfortunately I have to travel about an hour and a half to hunt and about 40 minutes to shoot....I probably get out between 7-10 times during archery and extended archery... hence my decision to have only 1 Excalibur and the A360 surely fits the bill!

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