Lambow, Very good review!!!Tom, I just received mine on Friday. First impressions: very small! When it was delivered to our porch it didn’t occur to me that it was my crossbow because the box was so small. i have two of the original Swats and they will not fit in the box. (they come assembled). The Lumix scope seemed fine but I had purchased an Evo X Marksman and am using it. After Loc-Titing all the screws and mounting the scope I cocked it with the rope cocker. Wow! Nothing like the original. Sew, in his comparison of the two says the original is docile. Great description. The XP is not docile. You need the CCD for doing range work! The CCD works well and is easy to use. Worked similar to the EXCAL Charger EXT. Sighted in at 20 yds in about 5 shots and was hitting penny sized dots with the factory arrows. Have a dozen Spynal Tapps coming from South Shore soon and nocks to convert my existing ones. One question for Sew...Do the XP nocks work fine in the original Swats? After about 15 shots no visible wear on cables or string. Before shooting I lubed them thoroughly with Trident. I found that I really liked the stirrup for using the CCD. It isn’t in the way as I thought it would be. It weighs 10 oz less than my original Swats. The trigger lives up to the hype and is the best of any of the crossbows I’ve owned. It chronoed at 410 FPS for the first shot but I wasn’t careful about set up and suspect it was not as accurate as it can be. Our valley is filled with smoke from the fires and visibility was only a couple of hundred yards while I was shooting. Had to wear an N-95 mask to stay out in it. Hopefully it will clear by the weekend.
Thanks for the reply and thanks for all the effort you’ve put into the Swats! I’ve sure had a lot of fun With them the last year and a half.Yes, you can use the AL nocks with the original SWAT. I prefer to use the flat plastic nocks for weight and foc purposes. Now, the geometry of the AL nock and string angle aren’t exactly perfect resulting in slightly more pressure on the serving center. I doubt that this is a problem.