Excalibur Assassin ???

Discussion in 'Crossbow Hunting - Deer' started by 8ptbuk, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Yeah, the Assassin built in cocker has to be serviced if the rope wears, that means sending or taking the bow in to the shop, where's the "Simplicity" in that? I can't wait to read about this from real users in a few months.
     
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  2. Jack Pine

    Jack Pine Active Member

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  3. robertyb

    robertyb Member

    They said 10 lbs decked out.
     
  4. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Does the crank also operate the retractable wheels that fold down to roll it to the woods :p
     
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  5. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    OK, hope to eat my words some day about this model. Although the price is high, we all know if sales aren't there the price will drop. The weight of the bow seems heavy, but if you have a decked out model, and a crank in your pack, you're pretty close already. I'm not a fan of the sled, but we'll see how it performs in the next few months. Am I interested, well maybe. I'm not excited about the "Simplicity" thing fading away from this model, but maybe it will be a top performer. I'm going to hang back & watch what happens for now, but I do want to handle one. Heck, I want to shoot one! :cool:
     
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  6. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    From the description, the trigger sounds pretty good. Other than that, I'd rather have your Jinx than the Assassin.:)
     
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  7. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Yep, I have the C2 Crank, and find that it does what I need it to do. I do like the adjustable stock & cheek piece feature too. If it has the lifetime warranty, and the crank rope is not hard to swap out when worn, this thing could become a bit hit for people that want to have one bow, and take the kids, or wife out to hunt with it too. Still a lot of reviews to get before thinking about one, and I certainly don't need another Xbow. OK, maybe I do, but not yet!:eek::confused::cool:. I'm waiting for the real price to be leveled by sales, and reviews on serving wear, sled issues, actual speeds, etc. I like that you can de-cock the bow with the crank safely, and that you can cock it in the stand without too much effort. There are some well thought out features I guess is my point. ;)
     
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  8. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Well said, Dan. I think when I see expensive new crossbows being discussed, I spend a good deal of my thought trying to convince myself I don't need it. Guess that's what comes across. I'm sure it's a good crossbow and package. I just know what I already have.;)
     
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  9. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Same same here. I feel once you've crossed the line over to building, tinkering side it's hard to go back.
    Did anybody happen to see the deal wyvern had on the bare shaft laser pro's, made me twitch a bit :p....
     
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  10. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    I did see that, Bruce. I think they'd be underspined for my bows now.
     
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  11. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Yeppeer, I'd have to cut them down anyway and I darn sure don't need anymore arrows needing attention.
     
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