Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by 870wingmaster2 Better than expected
This bow is great right out of the package. The scope it came with I'd rate an 8/10, and for hunting purposes it's perfect. At 20 yards I wouldn't dare shoot at the same point. Same for 30, 40, and 50. At 60, it's a little safer to do so, but even at that, I've hit an arrow on bcd to back shots. The Matrix is fast as lightning, and it is far more accurate than I could have imagined. It could certainly use a better trigger considering I spent $1250 on it, but I suppose I could always buy an after market trigger. Short of a poor trigger, the bow is fantastic. The Excalibur website and forum is also an amazing and seemingly unending resource. I'd highly recommend one.
August 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cecil LOUD!!!!
Upon opening the box and assembling the bow, I couldn't help notice how cool the bow looked and how good it felt when shouldering it. I loved how compact the bow was, a lot better than other excel bows. With that said that is where all lthe good ended.
Now the bad, when shooting it the thing was so loud that my wife could hear me shooting it when she was in the house with all the doors and windows shut. It literally sounded like you took a aluminum baseball bat and smacked a metal power pole as hard as you can. Crazy loud, then I couldn't get the bow to shoot any better than 3-4 inch groups off a rifle rest on a bench. My wicked ridge invader a $489 bow would shoot quarter sized groups. After contacting excel customer service and getting the run around several times, I sold the bow and bought a tenpoint turbo xlt II that shot lights out to 50 yds. DON"T BUY!
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanalBrian1 Wow I love it, I cant stop touching it!!!!
Wow I love it, I cant stop touching it!!! This is my first crossbow ever and I did a lot of research before I picked one.This one amazed me so much watching other people shoot it. I had to have one of my own and I got the Plano Manta case with it, because the Excalibur soft case sold in Bass Pro Shops was too big and bulky for the crossbow. It has blinding quickness and a lot of power. you really cant go wrong picking this crossbow, even though the Matrix 405 mega is soon to be out. I am a short guy and this crossbow works well for me. If you are not a strong guy, you may wanna buy the Excalibur C2 cocking aid to make it easier for you.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hydroworker Excalibur Matrix 380 Xtra Package
this is my first crossbow, i have to say I'm impressed with the Excalibur company so far. The instructional dvd they send with the bow was very informative and well layout.
I assembled the crossbow and shot it at a target block about 20 yards away, and was just outside of the bullseye. thats great, i have never sighted something in this easy.
The cost is high but hopefully i have a crossbow for many years to come. the warrantee is amazing and everybody says Excalibur stands behind their product.
I found out they are introducing a new line of matrix bows in 2014, i would imagine the cost will come down on the 380 very shortly, but i had to have one for christmas.
December 25, 2013