Carbon Express Covert CX3 SLS

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  1. #1
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    Carbon Express Covert CX3 SLS

    Was planning to get a Mission crossbow but local dealer has no stock so ended up for Carbon Express.


  2. #2
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    Sorry the title is incorrect..
    The model name is ==> Carbon Express Covert CX-3 SL Crossbow Package








  3. #3
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    nice bow, I'd rather have it than a Misson bow anyway...........Not a big fan of the Misson bows......................Good luck............Hb

  4. #4
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    I know this is an older post but what do you think of this Xbow? I just bought one and I am pretty excited.

  5. #5
    Handled one at my local Cabela's.
    Compact&nicely balanced.

  6. #6
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    Here are my initial thoughts on this bow so far. If you want to shoot more than 30 yards with it and still use the scope it comes with,ditch the Mayhem bolts it comes with. They drop like a stone after 30 yards. Also it is pretty darn loud compared to my Solution 350. Other than those two points, it shoots and handles great and the trigger is not bad at all. In hindsight I am happy with this bow for what I paid for it and it will make a good back up.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnieb71 View Post
    Here are my initial thoughts on this bow so far. If you want to shoot more than 30 yards with it and still use the scope it comes with,ditch the Mayhem bolts it comes with. They drop like a stone after 30 yards. Also it is pretty darn loud compared to my Solution 350. Other than those two points, it shoots and handles great and the trigger is not bad at all. In hindsight I am happy with this bow for what I paid for it and it will make a good back up.
    Are the Mayhem bolts just heavier than most other bolts? Is there another bolts you'd suggest for the CX3?

    I have one on the way and I have 10 acres of food plots, some requiring a 40 - 50 yard shot to get to the far woodline. I bought a cross bow specifically to get more range than my PSE BMXS povides, so I'm very interested in which bolts you're using now.

  8. #8
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    I switched over to the bolts that came with my Solution. They weigh in at around 400 grams total(with broadhead) as opposed to around 420 grains with the Mayhems. It seems to have made a difference past 40 yards for me.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2013
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    Unfortunately, the CX-3 had to be returned. Wouldn't zero at all and inserts came out of every single arrow (with the field points, of course) by the second shot. One of the Mayhems even cracked right at the edge of the now-empty forward hole. Very weird. I was shooting into my homemade target consisting of several layers of cardboard stacked together inside large cardboard containers that has worked perfectly for my PSE vertical and my bud's Excal Ibex. It felt really good, just never could get the scope on the same planet as the target at 10 yds and of course ... the bolts. I've shot CX arrows since I started in archery and I've never seen a CX arrow cocked up like these were.

  10. #10
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    I have a cx3sl and for the record my opinion of the scope that came with is it wasn't even worth sighting in. I never even shot the bow until my APEX red/green dot got delivered. I also never even shot the mayhens that came with it. I went with the slightly heavier pile drivers. My bow is now shooting quite flat out to 30 yards (maybe a1.5 inch discrepancy) which is exactly what I was looking for.
    All in all I am very happy with the bow itself, but I will say that I will be looking for a way to upgrade the plastic "pistol grip and forearm" to aluminum. If anybody knows of any after market ones please let me know.
    2012 Bear Anarchy, Carbon Express CX-3SL and damn proud of it!

  11. #11
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    Mar 2016
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    Does the bow come with the flip up scope caps or did you buy them? Thanks!

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