The Excalibur Ibex SMF is a crossbow that even though it’s powerful this doesn’t mean it will only work for certain types of users. For instance, I’m a first time crossbow user. With this being the case I don’t want something that is going to be too complex. With this particular bow all I can say is I’m very glad I decided to purchase it over the competition. One of the main reasons I chose the Excalibur Ibex SMF is because of the company that makes it.
The Excalibur brand is well known and the crossbows they makes are very accurate as well as reliable. No matter how hard I tried it was very tough for me to find some kind of fault with this bow. Now the main purpose I bought this bow for was close range shooting of about 20 yards and it worked perfectly. In fact it improved my close range shooting. There are no scope adjustments needed.
How tough is it to assemble the Excalibur Ibex SMF?
At first I was a little concerned that it would be tough to put together this crossbow. I didn’t want to invest a lot of time into this. I wanted to get out there and start practicing. Luckily assembly is quite easy to do. It comes with very easy to understand written instructions along instructional DVD. I was ready to start shooting in little under an hour as I’m sure you will be to.
Instructions aren’t all that’s included with this kit. You’ll also get safety instructions along with extra precautions about how to keep your fingers safe when you are dealing with the fore grip.
Must haves if you decide to get the Excalibur Ibex SMF
If you decide to get this crossbow then there are some things you will need to have. For instance, a bow cocking aid will be needed. Luckily this is included in the kit. The reason why you’ll need this is because the 175 pound bow is sometimes going to be tough to cock using your hands. But if you have the necessary tool then it’s going to be quite easy.
The Excalibur Ibex SMF is good, but the bolts are not going to be the best. In fact since I got this bow I have bought a few extra along with other recommended items such as broad heads, rail lube, replacement bow string and a bow string replacement tool.
What I liked best about this crossbow
With some crossbows out there you will find taking care of them to be very tough to do. This might be one of the main reasons why you decide to get rid of them ultimately. But this isn’t going to be an issue with the Excalibur Ibex SMF. You’ll have no problems maintaining it yourself thanks to the simple design. By being able to maintain it yourself this also means you won’t have to worry about going to a pro shop when a bow string has problems.
- Precision, fiber reinforced composite SMF shooting platform
- Ergonomic thumbhole stock
- Draw weight: 175 lb.
- Arrow speed: up to 305 fps
- Stock length: 36.3″
- Weight: 5.9 lbs.
- Multiplex crossbow scope
- Four arrows with target points
- Rope cocking aid
- Velocity: 305 FPS
- Draw Weight: 175 lbs.
- Power Stroke: 14.5-Inch
- Arrow Length: 20-Inch
- Overall Length: 36.4
Would I recommend the Excalibur Ibex SMF to people, sure I would. It’s high quality, easy to use, and built to last. There is only one main complaint I have about it that those who end up using it may or may not share. The scope on the bow is not the best. In fact I would say it’s just mediocre for quality optics. Besides from this there really isn’t much else I can say negative about this item. Definitely a great buy and it should be the only bow you will use for a long time because of how well it’s built.