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Looking at the Excalibur banshee 308 and curious what y’all think about Broadheads, arrow weight, and max shot distance and what have you with this bow? Would it be best to stick with a vpa 2 blade fixed or a magnus? Or does this bow have the KE to punch through a deer with a spitfire? Seems like it would be a light, narrow setup for hunting. Thanks


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That shot was left side, hard quartering away. Entered low left flank and angled up through liver and offside lung. Thru and thru, hair, blood, and tissue at site of impact. Arrow bloody. Pushed track, lost it temporarily at a down tree jump. No problem to first bed at 50 yards, 2nd bed at 70 yards, dead 8-point at 80 yards. If I've got hair, blood, tissue and arrow at site of impact, I push the deer to keep it on it's feet and bleeding. I don't give it time to clot up.
 

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I have an old school Excal that was shooting 305 fps with 125 grain heads (switched to 100 grain heads last year). Nothing but pass thrus. Ive killed atleast one deer with this bow every year since 2012 when I bought it.
 
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When my youngest son was 12-13. he was shooting an Excal Vixen, which is less powerful than the 308 banshee. I set him up with Slick Trick Standard 100 gr. heads. Nothing but pass throughs and quick kills. Not sure about the Spitfires (lots of people use them, they should be fine), but at the speed that bow shoots, you shouldn't have much trouble getting a small fixed head to fly well.
 

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I killed … a pile of deer out to 36 yards using a Hoyt Xtec with 378gr arrows shooting at 270fps and 61ke. Never had less than a complete pass through. If you can hit it, you can kill it out to 50 yards with that crossbow. "IF"...lol;)
 
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When my youngest son was 12-13. he was shooting an Excal Vixen, which is less powerful than the 308 banshee. I set him up with Slick Trick Standard 100 gr. heads. Nothing but pass throughs and quick kills. Not sure about the Spitfires (lots of people use them, they should be fine), but at the speed that bow shoots, you shouldn't have much trouble getting a small fixed head to fly well.
Good to know! I guess it will do fine if Im exact with the yardage.


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I killed … a pile of deer out to 36 yards using a Hoyt Xtec with 378gr arrows shooting at 270fps and 61ke. Never had less than a complete pass through. If you can hit it, you can kill it out to 50 yards with that crossbow. "IF"...lol;)
I bet at that speed the arrow would have some serious hang time before it hit home haha. The only aspect of this bow that I’m hung up on is the trajectory, and how much being off by a few yards Would affect the poi.


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how much being off by a few yards Would affect the poi.
Do your range finding at first light. No range-finder? Great Christmas present.:D Dial-in your HHA Optimizer yardage when he hits the mark and let'er rip. Rack on the wall and backstrap on the dinner table! :p No Optimizer? Another great Christmas present. Chrono'ed my setup last week. I'm shooting 260 fps with a 545 gr arrow.
 

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Well I broke down and ordered a banshee and a lone wolf hand climber. As much as I love speed, all of my shots the last 4 years have been less than twenty yards. This will be my first micro so looking forward to how it compares to my Boeing 747 wide vortex.


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