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After almost 17 years of shooting, hunting with, modifying and comparing just about every crossbow I could get my hands on, I still catch myself smiling when looking at my recurves. The beautiful functional simplicity of them just can’t be equalled by compounds, wheels and cables. The ease of recurve maintenance is yet another big factor. Recurves also seem to retain their value better than wheel and cable bows. Sure, you can get faster crossbows and if thats what you want or feel like you need to kill a deer or whatever you are hunting, they are there for you.

I sold one of my modified (shortened the barrel by 1”) Micro 335’s to a friend several months ago. I missed it:- ) so I traded a 45-70 TC, that I’m not using anymore, for it. Getting my baby back:).


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Glad she found her way back home.;):)
 
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I had modified the trigger guard to cope with my bad hand, shortened the barrel 1” to make cocking easier and added a little finger peg on the right cocking handle. I love its camo finish. It shoots actually quieter than my little black Micro Runt that is shortened 1.5”.
 

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There is only one thing i do not like about curves .
Excessive draw weight for little speed !!
other than that they are great bows !!
 
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After almost 17 years of shooting, hunting with, modifying and comparing just about every crossbow I could get my hands on, I still catch myself smiling when looking at my recurves. The beautiful functional simplicity of them just can’t be equalled by compounds, wheels and cables. The ease of recurve maintenance is yet another big factor. Recurves also seem to retain their value better than wheel and cable bows. Sure, you can get faster crossbows and if thats what you want or feel like you need to kill a deer or whatever you are hunting, they are there for you.

I sold one of my modified (shortened the barrel by 1”) Micro 335’s to a friend several months ago. I missed it:- ) so I traded a 45-70 TC, that I’m not using anymore, for it. Getting my baby back:).


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Good for you Moon. Hope you enjoy using it.
 

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I’ve had 10 or 11 hanging in the shop at one time, all ready to hunt. CamX, Parker, Swiss Crossbow, Stryker, Excalibur, Mission, TenPoint, Hickory Creek, Medieval crossbow, Horton and some I probably don’t remember:p, The Horton Ultra Lite was one of my favorites but with one major flaw. Its scope rail attachment system sucked. Down to only a few now, Excal, Stryker and Ravin.

I had an early production Stryker 390. Limb problem right out of the box:(
 

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I am trying to get rid of my last training wheel bow right now. Love my BD400 and Micro 355 that much...

Of course there are 2 new compounds that may creep into my den someday, the new Swat and R26 just because of their size and 'shootability'.
 

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I took about an hour today, between rain showers:(, to play with my re adopted 335 Micro. I don’t remember when the very first Micro’s were available but it’s been a long time:- ). This little crossbow, as has my 335 Micro Runt, been bulletproof since they were initially available. They are both early production Micro’s. Their small size caused me to sell my 2 Matrix’s to friends. You know you love something when you sell it and then buy it back:). I have Danny Miller Flemish string’s on both and they too have been indestructible. I don’t know if I’ll ever see the day I’ll need to install the 2 new backup string’s in the drawer. Now that’s peace of mind in a hunting crossbow.

I guess I shot this crossbow 15 to 20 times today after re installing my Zeiss Z-Point red dot on it. I can still cock both Micro’s with the rope cocker even with my semi lame right hand and arm. After 2 shots, using the same HHA Optimizer, it was hitting the dot at 30 yards. I’m shooting 115 grain fixed 4 blade Razor Tricks that shoot lights out, out 50 yards. Carbon shafts with the Micro and heavier FMJ’s with the Micro Runt work great.
Both these little recurves are comfort crossbows for me. With all the post ATA hoopla going on this forum, I’m sitting back smiling,
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