Actually I do agree with you a bit...but many here can no longer effectively draw back on a compound so we have little choice....but to go all the way from a compound to a crossbow with a crank only feature denies the pleasure of cocking the crossbow IMO.Yeah but the people who hunt with compounds do it for the rush of bow hunting not to just pull the trigger. People who are on the fence of a compound to a crossbow obviously havn't shot to many deer with a bow.
It would have been unusual/unexpected back in the original days of Excalibur. I haven't been very impressed with the changes since Bowtech took them over though, and the growing complexity of their models is fairly unsurprising to me now. :dontknow: I still registered to win one though. :teeth:Interested to see what the final specs will be. Seems unusual to take what many admire as a simple, reliable design, and make it so complex. I guess it does answer the question "What else can you do with a recurve?" Opens them up to new customers I suppose.
I just hope they have a latch that holds the trigger box ,and not rely on the strap and winch drum to hold it like the Ravin .no doubt a cocker with no sled or string hooks with a nylon strap and internal reel is un beatable..i.m.o.
It might take some time to get use to this but I think Excal really knew this was needed.
This feature will opens the door wide for folks to cross over from compound type bows.
I’ve shot a ton a deer with a compound and a crossbow. The thrill is the same. You do understand this is a crossbow forum?Yeah but the people who hunt with compounds do it for the rush of bow hunting not to just pull the trigger. People who are on the fence of a compound to a crossbow obviously havn't shot to many deer with a bow.
I agree wholeheartedly........we make adjustments as we start falling apart...and we all start falling apart sooner or later....Many had to give up their compounds like myself after 3 rotator surgeries or other medical issues. If we need a cranking system on a crossbow it doesn’t make us enjoy the hunt any less then someone who self cocks their cross bow. If my shoulders could take it I would be self cocking but certainly still be happy those that need a cranking system can get out and continue to enjoy their days afield.