If you are looking for a traditional recurve crossbow that is manufactured with model engineering technology, then look no further than the Excalibur Matrix 380 Xtra.
Excalibur Matrix 380 Xtra
What makes Excalibur Matrix 380 Hunting Crossbow an easy choice can be solely attributed to its superior manufacturing. We all know the benefits of hunting with a standard recurve crossbow, but Excalibur manufacturers anything BUT standard!
The engineers at Excalibur have really outdone themselves with The Matrix series recurves. Theses hunting crossbows are lighter, more compact, less noisy, faster & more powerful than ever before!
The new design is not only more compact, to allow for better hunting in dense brush or in a tree stand, it is also more balanced. The added balance and more pronounced cheekpiece allow for quick sight acquisition and easier to maintain a comfortable, static hold while waiting for your prey to get into the desired position.
The new compact limbs are designed from a stronger more stable material that will ensure longer life.
The Excalibur Matrix comes standard with R.E.D.S suppressors to help dampen the noise of the recurve crossbow.
The crossbow is much easier to cock, especially with the aid of the included rope cocking device. With the standard safety features like the anti-dry-fire mechanism, included on every Matrix model, this crossbow is one of the safest in the industry.
The Matrix 380 Xtra which reviewed here, comes with a Realtree Xtra finish applied using the “Kolorfusion” process to allow the details & colors to stay vibrant and rich even with tough punishment from the sun.
This crossbow also come standard with a Tact-Zone scope and is extremely accurate straight out of the box!
The standard package also includes a 4 Arrow Quiver with attachment hardware, 4 Diablo Arrows, & 4 – 150-grain field point tips.
PROS of the Excalibur Matrix 380 Xtra are:
• Made in the USA
• Anti-Dry-Fire Mechanism
• Fast & Powerful
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
What Crossbow Hunters are saying:
After a recent purchase of the Excalibur Matrix 380 Xtra a crossbow hunter said this after doing research on a number of crossbow and crossbow types: “I chose a Recurve Crossbow because of the simplicity and easy maintenance & upkeep. I can do ALL the work if it needs repairs. This is very important to me.”
Based off of the other comments from hunters surveyed, they were all as impressed. We were only able to find 1 person who was not as favorable.
Paul W. said: “Looked well made, but 5’6″ was about an inch too short to cock using the rope aid. The build quality looked really sturdy, I did get a real sense of that as I did not purchase an assembled one. I ended up returning the X-bow”
There are other options to use as a cocking aid to for shorter people. Depending on the rope aid you can simply double up the rope.
CONS of the Excalibur Matrix 380 Xtra are:
• Price – Expensive.
The high price tag of any of the Excalibur models can be a deterrent for most, but those experienced and know quality can clearly see what they are paying for.
We have to say, this model is NOT for the beginner or novice. We recommend this crossbow to an experience crossbow hunter. With that said, we here at HuntingCrossbow.Net give the Excalibur Matrix 380 5 Golden Crossbows as one of the finest hunting crossbows available!