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RECURVE CROSSBOWINSTRUCTION MANUALEXCALIBUR CROSSBOW INC.2335 Shirley Drive.,Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2B 3X4www.excaliburcrossbow.comEmail: [email protected]

Congratulations!Thank you for purchasing an Excalibur crossbow. We are confident yournew crossbow will bring you years of trouble free enjoyment andenhance your hunting experience.Before beginning to assemble and shoot your new crossbow, pleaseread this manual thoroughly. Without proper knowledge and instruction,you could damage your crossbow or cause injury to yourself. When youhave read this manual thoroughly and understand it completely, besure to save it for future reference.Please watch your Instructional DVD which comes free withevery Excalibur Crossbow or view it on our Call us at 800-463-1817 withany questions regarding safe operation of your new crossbow.IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSFOR: EXCALIBUR MANUAL SAFETY CROSSBOWS1. Like most quality firearms, your new EXCALIBUR CROSSBOW comesequipped with a manually engaged safety catch.This system is stronger and more reliable than an automatic safetyunder hunting conditions, but requires your attention to move it to thesafe (down) position when the crossbow is cocked.Immediately upon cocking the crossbow you must set the safety,before removing your foot from the stirrup to pick it up.Never disengage the safety catch until you are ready to shoot and thebow is pointed in a safe direction. Be sure to re-engage the safety if youdo not shoot!2. Always remember to treat your crossbow with the same respect dueany sporting arm. It can be dangerous and deadly if mishandled.3. Always check your crossbow thoroughly for worn, loose, damagedor missing parts prior to shooting. This will help you avoid malfunctionsand possible injury to you, your crossbow, or someone else.1RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES FOR EXCALIBUR X Crossbow2042Sling-Padded -Camo2225HEXOMAX Crossbow2004Quiver Bracket - Black2260VORTEX Crossbow2029H4-Arrow Quiver “Hardwoods”2230EXOCET-200 Crossbow2029A4-Arrow Quiver AP2240PHOENIX Crossbow2039Replacement Quiver Bracket6640PHOENIX Crossbow Package2094"CRANKAROO" - Cocking Aid2095BVIXEN Crossbow2195ACocking Aid - Assembled2500APEX Target Crossbow2096Crossbow Stringer2500-40 APEX Light Target Crosbow2012Crossbow Case-Camo/Unlined2280VARI-ZONE Scope Pkg. Hardwoods2300Crossbow Case-Camo/Padded2270Standard Pkg. Hardwoods 6008Crossbow Case-Camo/Deluxe6650VARI-ZONE Scope Pkg. AP 1986T-Handle Arrow Puller6660Standard Pkg. AP 2213V20-6Arrows Plastic Vanes (Pkg of 6)1970“LUMI-ZONE” Scope2216V20-6 Arrows Plastic Vanes (Pkg of 6)2219V20-6 Arrows Plastic Vanes (Pkg of 6)1982"VARI-ZONE" Scope1975Range Finder Mount22CAV-6Firebolt Arrows-Vanes (Pkg of 6)1979Dovetail Quiver Bracket6670Boltcutter Broadheads 150 gr. (Pkg of 3)2292Flip-Up Blizzard Caps "VARI-ZONE"6671Boltcutter Replacement Blades (Pkg of 18)2289Flip-Up Blizzard Caps "LUMI-ZONE"66722006Scope MountX-ACT Mechanical Broadheads100 gr. (Pkg of 3)2007Scope Rings770-9X-ACT Replacement Blades (Pkg of 9)2008Scope Cover-CamoTP100-6Target Points 100 gr. (Pkg of 6)2294Fibre Optic SightTP150-6Target Points 150 gr. (Pkg of 6)2026Crossbow Sighting Level2180Crossbow Stand1990Dissipator Bars2295-CExcalibur Camo Hat1991Pads for Dissipator Bars2129Excalibur Crossbow Compulsion DVD2013Buzz Busters2191Bears in the Backwoods DVD2009Serving Wax2190Back in the Woods IV DVD2010String - 35.4"2097Flemish Super String1989Flemish Dyna Flight String1994Excel String10

MAINTENANCE1. Occasional lubrication of your trigger mechanism is necessary,especially if you are using your crossbow in wet conditions. Use WD-40 ora similar lubricant, applying through the safety slot and into the triggerarea.2. Make sure to treat all fasteners with oil to prevent corrosion.3. Application of Excalibur Crossbow Serving Wax (#2009) to thecentre serving of the string will greatly lengthen the life expectancyof your crossbow string, do not apply directly to the mainframe.4. Periodically inspect all fasteners to be sure that they have notvibrated loose from firing, especially those holding sights, scopemounts, or sight pins.5. The two lines scribed on to the top of your mainframe or rail aredesigned as a guide for string brace height. Ideally, your string should sitsomewhere between these lines. It is acceptable for the string to sitabove the top line when a new string is installed as it will stretch with use.6. If your crossbow is not used for an extended period of time you maychoose to unstring it. Unstringing your crossbow will relax the limbs andincrease their life expectancy.Always remove the dissipatorpads(#1991) when unstringing your crossbow.WARRANTYYour Excalibur crossbow is warranted by the manufacturer for five yearsfrom the date of purchase, complete and return your warranty card .Proof of purchase in the form of a dated invoice stamped with thevendor's name or similar document must be presented if warranty workis necessary.Excalibur Crossbow will not be responsible for repairs caused by misuseor abuse! Read this instruction manual carefully and if questions exist,please contact either your dealer or Excalibur Crossbow Inc.Repairs inside your trigger unit must be performed at the factory only. Ifrepairs are necessary, return both stock and trigger to:.CANADAU.S.A.EXCALIBUR CROSSBOW INC.Horizontal Archery2335 Shirley Drive,37432-Fifth Avenue,Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3X4Sardis, Ohio 43946 USATelephone (519) 743-6890Telephone (740) 483-2312(800) 463-1817www.excaliburcrossbow.comFax: 519-743-6964SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont'd.4. Never dry fire your crossbow. This can damage your crossbow andwill void your warranty.5. Never point your crossbow at anything you do not intend to shoot.After cocking your crossbow always ensure that the safety is properlyengaged immediately.6. Never release the safety until you are ready to shoot.7. Do not attempt to modify the safety or trigger mechanism in anyway.8. Never shoot any projectile in your crossbow other than crossbowarrows designed specifically for use with your crossbow, with an overalllength of 20 inches or over and a minimum weight of 350 grain (325grain minimum for Vixen only).9. Always unstring your bow if it is to be exposed to extreme heat, suchas in an enclosed automobile or trunk on a hot day. Excessive heatmay damage the limbs of your crossbow. If your crossbow has dissipatorbars installed, the pads must be removed before the crossbow isunstrung to avoid damage.10. Replace the bow string as soon as it shows any significant sign ofwear.11. Be sure of your target. When hunting, keep in mind that bowhuntersand crossbow hunters dress in camouflage clothing and are difficult toidentify.12. Before shooting, be sure the crossbow limbs will not strike a tree limbor other obstacle.13. Inspect your arrows regularly for signs of wear, splits, dents oranything that might weaken them. Tremendous stress is placed oncrossbow arrows as they are released and damaged arrows couldbreak causing possible injury to your crossbow or the shooter.14. If you are carrying hunting broadheads, carry them in such a waythat the sharp edges do not cause a threat to the shooter. Be sure theyare covered completely.15. Never place any part of your body into the path of the string or limbtravel when your crossbow is cocked. Be sure that your fingers andthumb are below the crossbows deck before every shot.92

ASSEMBLYSIGHTING YOUR CROSSBOWPlease refer to drawings below and Instructional DVD as aguide when assembling your new crossbow.1. Mount the limb system by using the two 5/16" Flat AllenCap Screws with the large washers in place.2. Using two 1/4" round head bolts, mount stirrup to front ofriser as seen below.3. Attach front and rear sights using appropriate screws whichare provided. The front sight mounts by sliding it on the riserdovetail and securing it with the windage set screw, use allenwrench provided.4. Visually inspect the crossbow and check all fasteners to besure they are tight. Get in the habit of a quick visual inspectionbefore each outing.1. When sighting in, we recommend that you take your first shots atclose range (about 10 yards) . Be sure you have a suitable target and areliable backstop in case you overshoot your mark or in case your arrowpasses through the target.2. After your crossbow is shouldered and pointed down range, youmust take the safety off by moving the safety lever upward. Yourcrossbow is now ready to fire.NOTE: Be sure that your fingers and thumb are below thecrossbow deck to prevent injury.3. At this point, shoot several arrows and determine point of impact.You are now ready to make sight adjustments so that the rear sight andfront sight will be in line with your point of impact.4. A fibre-optic aperture sight is included with your crossbow. See page3 for mounting instructions.To adjust the windage, simply slide the sight on the dovetail and tightenthe set screw when desired position is acquired. The elevationadjustment is achieved by sliding the sight up or down on its mount,tighten the elevation locking screw when you reach desired elevation.First sight the fibre-optic dot using the method above. Once sighted inyou will be able to shoot accurately not only at this distance, but byusing the top and bottom posts you can compensate for the arrowstrajectory.5. For the best accuracy from your Excalibur Crossbow we recommendusing the Excalibur Boltcutter (#6670) broadheads which are includedin your “Right Stuff” accessory package. If you wish to use amechanical style broadhead we recommend the Excalibur X-ACT(#6672).(Optional #1970 Lumi-Zone scope shown)38

5. Engage the safety lever immediately when the string is properlysecured by the string latch.6. Place a proper arrow in the flight groove with one fletching down.Slide the bolt towards the trigger assembly under the arrow hold downspring arm, until the end cap touches the string.7. Your crossbow is now loaded and must be handled with extremecaution. Do not point the crossbow at anything you do not intend toshoot.If you ever wish to uncock your crossbow without firing the arrow, thefollowing steps are recommended:REMEMBER, NEVER DRY FIRE YOUR CROSSBOW!UNCOCKING YOUR CROSSBOW BY HANDA. Remove arrow. Not removing the arrow can cause serious injuryB. Place foot firmly into stirrup.C. Grasp string in same position as when cocking crossbow.D. Move safety to fire position.E. Put enough tension on string to lift it off of the latch so that the string willnot slip out of your hands when the trigger is pulled.F. Slip right thumb into trigger guard and release trigger. Be sure to keepfirm grip on string to keep it from slipping out of your hands, let string slidedown barrel to fired position.G. This technique will require some practice before it is tried in the field.Note: For information on how to uncock your crossbow (as shownbelow) using the Rope Cocking Aid (#2195) please refer to yourInstructional DVD for details of use .ARROW CONFIGURATIONYour new crossbow is designed to use either 20” long Easton XX75aluminum arrows in #2213, #2216, #2219 sizes or our Firebolt carbonarrows. Included with our accessory packages are 150 grain Boltcutterbroadheads that give an excellent combination of accuracy andcutting diameter.20"3/4"Min.Shaft: Easton XX75or Excalibur FireboltC.A.P. InsertFletch: Vane4" Offset Low ProfileArrow Selection ChartTest conditions were as follows:TemperatureChronographArrows772 degrees F.Double window @ 3 ft. from bow.4" vanes 100 & 150 grain tipsNote: To determine the drawweight of your crossbow pleaseconsult the back page of thismanual.4

MANUALLY STRINGING YOUR CROSSBOW1. Standing on a soft surface (carpet, grass), with the bow aligned,sights away from your body, insert your foot through the stirrup and slipone string loop onto one limb.2. Grasp the other side of the limb with both hands very close to theend, keeping the other string loop between one thumb and the limb.3. Using the stirrup as a pivot and putting most of your weight on the footin the stirrup lean away from the limb which you have grasped, and useyour weight to flex the limb towards the bow's stock.4. Push the string onto the limb when it is flexed far enough to permit this.CAUTION: Do not push on stock to permit stringing, as this candamage your stock.Note: Use of an Excalibur Crossbow Stringer (#2096) will greatly easethe stringing of your crossbow as shown below. Watch InstructionalDVD for details of use.MANUALLY LOADING YOUR CROSSBOW1. Prior to cocking, place the safety in the red "F" or upward "fire"position. Pull the trigger to ensure it is ready to accept the string. If youcannot pull the trigger, the safety is still engaged and must be put intothe upward position.2. Place your foot completely through the stirrup. Grasp the string ineach hand next to both sides of the mainframe. Learn to use your handsas guides next to the mainframe to center the string each time you loador draw it back. Centering the string consistently will give you proper rightto left accuracy. Note: Be sure to insert your foot far enough into thestirrup so that the crossbow cannot slip off your foot when cocking, asthis can cause serious harm to you.3. With the safety in the upward or fire position and your arms locked,pull the string back by standing straight up until you hear a click in thetrigger housing.4. After the string is drawn back, relax string tension slightly to be surethat the string is held securely by the string latch. If the string is not heldsecurely, pull back again until you hear the click in the trigger housing.Note:Using either the (#2195) Ropeor (#2094) Crankaroo CockingAids ensures proper stringalignment and reducesthe draw weight by 50% ormore. Watch your InstructionalDVD for details on the useof both cocking aids.56

5. Never point your crossbow at anything you do not intend to shoot. After cocking your crossbow always ensure that the safety is properly engaged immediately. Never release the safety until you are ready to shoot. 7. Do not attempt to modify the safety or trigger mechanism in any way. 8. Never shoot an