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Ok I am in the market for a new bow and given Excalibur 2020 line up is out which bow would y’all get if you where hunting deer to about 55 yards out and why? thanks for all your input in advance.
 

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Even with the newly released 2020's, if I were in the market to buy a new Excal it would still be the Axe 340. I'll take the balance of the Axe over the 400 fps of the other ones any day. Especially considering cost.

Now if they decided to put the new high output limbs on a non-takedown (preferable Axe) riser, with a slightly short power stroke, I'd be all over that.
 

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I’d still get the Micro 335. Best bow in their lineup! I don’t want a moving latch or trigger & I don’t like the assembly of the Axe. The Micro 335 is their best and longest lasting most dependable bow in their lineup! Good luck!


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Well, personal opinion,,,I don't really feel that confident shooting deer out to 55 yards but if that was my plans I'd get the STRONGEST bow they make so just maybe the arrow would get there before the deer moved. Good luck to ya.:)
 

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Ive killed one deer at 45 yards but I mostly pass at that distance and wait for a shot at 35 yards or less.;) At distances farther than 45 yards I just observe and wat until another day.;)
 
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Thanks guys I would have never guessed the lighter Excalibur would be the most popular for hunting. The 55 yards might be a stretch but I was just look at if the bow could have the capability as some of my friend say out west some shots might get long. I thank all deer this year where 40 and 45 yards. Keep it coming.
 

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Well, I'm partial to the Matrix line as well. I haven't found the width to be an issue, and you get more performance for an easier draw than the Micro line. That said, the only way to know what is right for you is to go to a place where you can cock and shoot the bows that interest you. As others have said, shooting beyond 40 yards is something I do to practice, but I don't set up for, or take shots like that on game. It's much more enjoyable to me to get them in close for a slam dunk shot. JME
 

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+1 on the Matrix bows
 

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The 400 Bulldogs are being discounted to dealers right now. I would take a serious look at it. It is at minimum a 390 ft/sec bow. It's a good bit faster than a Micro.
 

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I know I have unique needs, but the matrix's and bulldogs I handled felt more like my old wide limber than they did my micro. The width of the old wide limber has never been a "problem", but man does the micro handle so much easier. Love how quiet and vibration free my micro is too.
 

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Thanks for all the input I am going with the Assassin 400 TD after talking with David over at Wyvern Creations I think this is the best bow for my hunting style and with their 400 grain arrow it’s running right at 380 to 385 FPS which is a great balance for any hunting in North America in my opinion. Thanks again and I’ll keep y’all posted on how the new limbs fair.
 

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Thanks for all the input I am going with the Assassin 400 TD after talking with David over at Wyvern Creations I think this is the best bow for my hunting style and with their 400 grain arrow it’s running right at 380 to 385 FPS which is a great balance for any hunting in North America in my opinion. Thanks again and I’ll keep y’all posted on how the new limbs fair.
Dave is the best enjoy
 
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