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After 7 years with my first crossbow I'm upgrading to something faster and more compact. I ordered an Excalibur Micro Mag/Axe 340, the name changed recently, along with extra Excalibur 16.5" quills. I received the extra bolts first and weighed them, 250 grains, compared to my old bolts with broadheads, 440 grains.

The crossbow will come with 100 grain field points so I bought some 125 grain points to compare accuracy and chronograph. Haven't received the crossbow yet but honestly is 350 or 375 grains too light. I'm going to shoot whitetail and turkey with it yearly and maybe black bear if I get to traveling.
 

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Matt... Welcome to the Nation. Know that you will enjoy your new bow. You must have done a lot of independent research before you "pulled" the trigger since this is your first post on CBN. Don't be "put off" by the good-natured banter between the Recurves and the Compounds. It's just a bunch of grumpy old men who've run out of Zoloft.;):p
 

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Matt... Welcome to the Nation. Know that you will enjoy your new bow. You must have done a lot of independent research before you "pulled" the trigger since this is your first post on CBN. Don't be "put off" by the good-natured banter between the Recurves and the Compounds. It's just a bunch of grumpy old men who've run out of Zoloft.;):p
That's a terrible … thing to tell the new guy!...lol 😂 ;)

To answer the question, 350gr is not too light as long as it meets the manufacturer's minimum arrow weight requirement. It will kill a deer and it will kill a turkey. I killed a slew of deer with arrows between 302gr and 341gr. Now, that said, most crossbow hunters like arrows between 400gr and about 450gr. And seems recurve users lean toward the heavier end of that scale.

Good luck with the new crossbow. Good choice.
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