In Jan of 2015 I purchased a Excalibur Axiom SMF for myself and a friend. Simple to setup, easy to sight in and seemed to be a great crossbow for the price. My first shot this season, I took a very nice 8 pointer. My friend on the other hand, took his first shot at nice 8 pointer and the mainframe on the SMF snapped in half. So, maybe 30 practice shots, then out for bow season. What a shame, not only did it snap in half, the whole front end dropped 20 feet to the ground, lost arrow and broad head and he is lucky that it did not injure him in any way. SO what will a company like Excalibur do for you to replace this. Well, you have to send it to one of their depots in PA, shipping that you need to pay for and after inspection, they will replace the mainframe, nothing else, just the mainframe. So here's a guy on his first day of a 3 day hunting trip, that cost him some money, crossbow breaks, he can't hunt anymore, has to wait until the season is over to get a replacement (only the mainframe) and he has to use his own money to ship. I wonder how Bill Troubridge (owner of Excalibur) would feel if this happened to him on his first day of a hunting trip. Lost time from work, lost money on a hunting trip, can hunt with a crossbow for the rest of the season and bad customer service. I just hope that the same does not happen to me and my Excalibur Axiom SMF. My friend was nice, I don't know how nice I would be.