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IroquoisArcher

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Second set now cracked today.
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That sucks man...
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time to return for refund...that stinks btw
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Nope, Parker claims there is no problem with the Challengers limbs.
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better business bureau.....tell Parker they are the next contact if no refund - and that the limbs are a lawsuit just waiting to happen
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Funny thing is almost all of them have been the right limb at 150#. Only remember one having a left limb and another one at 125#.
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Man that sucks! Parker will issue a refund @ the dealers discretion??? So it's up to your dealer to refund an they will reimburse the dealer, not sure why they do it that way, puts the dealer in a hard place I think.
Parker knows there's a issue with that bow but refuses to admit it, maybe a it's liability then in case anyone gets hurt using one???

We had to take that route when Judy's splintered, an go to a different dealer an get the ThunderHawk just to get her back out.

Wicked Ridge makes a real nice crossbow, love my Excalibur as I've mentioned before, the Excal Vixen is a nice light bow. I just swapped strings on my excal yesterday, center serving started separating, took 5 min in my wife office, took it out ran a dozen arrows thru it an good to go. No press required....

Good luck, let us know how ya make out
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 Bruce do you know how to reseve your string if not sent it to me I will repair and return to you asap.
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Man that sucks! Parker will issue a refund @ the dealers discretion??? So it's up to your dealer to refund an they will reimburse the dealer, not sure why they do it that way, puts the dealer in a hard place I think.
Parker knows there's a issue with that bow but refuses to admit it, maybe a it's liability then in case anyone gets hurt using one???

We had to take that route when Judy's splintered, an go to a different dealer an get the ThunderHawk just to get her back out.

Wicked Ridge makes a real nice crossbow, love my Excalibur as I've mentioned before, the Excal Vixen is a nice light bow. I just swapped strings on my excal yesterday, center serving started separating, took 5 min in my wife office, took it out ran a dozen arrows thru it an good to go. No press required....

Good luck, let us know how ya make out


Bruce do you have any pics of your xbow?

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Assume you know tjhis Larry but make sure you use the .36 center serving. Don't know how it is on the recurve limb ones but on the compound xbows they recommend to change both string and cables every year. Sooner if shooting alot. Also (just throwing out for everyone) make sure to lube the rail after every 10-15 shots or sooner if it wears off. Don't use string wax on the rail, use rail lube. Rail Snot is a good one.
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The string I put on was one of three I bought for spares, shot about 50 shots with it and swapped it out with another one so I had one already stretched out an shot in. I rarely use rail lube on mine but do on Judy's Parker quite a bit. Excal doesn't recommend it. Only lightly wax the string not the center serving, softens them is my understanding....
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I'd check on the rail lube on yours. Can't see Excalibur saying that as the center serving must rub on the rail every time.
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With my Exacl the string is parallel to the rail, sits just slightly off the rail, no lube needed, Judy s Parker the cams are just below the rail so the string come up over the rail and rides right on it so rail lube is needed to prevent string wear.

Here's the catch on waxing the center severing, Excalibur says wax em, Danny Miller their US warranty guys says no wax on center serving, it softens them an they squish up an break an wax the gets in the trigger. Pick one!

I lightly wax the string an a very small amount on the servings, I don't use very much wax at all but String Snot is my favorite so far.
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Okay. This is just me talking to myself (old people do that you know...or you might not...yet) but Parker now uses a full capture nock so no problem with any dryfires. Some companies use a flat nock and others use a half moon. Some of the bows needing a half moon and have a flat nock shot out of them have had the string go over top of the nock causing a dry fire. I know the Excalibur uses the half moon though. Just looking at Dads Exocet the string does ride on the rail (just slightly is the string pushed up so definetly rides on it).
Just going to ask Dave tomorrow as now you have me wondering. Don't do that to me. Since I'm old I have trouble remembering and concentrating on things...the seizures don't help out either.

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It's ok, I can't remember stuff like my wife thinks I should either!

Yea Parker uses those silly capture knocks, just make sure they are seated all the way, told my wife to ram that arrow in there then check it again.

Anyway, Excal's should use a flat knock not the half moon. I can see where the Thunderhawk's serveing shows wear on the bottom side from the rail and I do apply Parker rail lube every five-ten shots, I don't see that wear on my Excal serving, I get wear marks from the latches. After all the seasons end, maybe February when I get some spare time, I'm going to polish them up some more. I've done a quick polish with 1500g but need to go finer....

It's kinda nice having two crossbows just to see the difference. Is your dads exocet a 175?? Mines a newer 200.
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Bruce, this is the first time I've ever used Dads bow or shot it for that matter. It is about 10 years old and can't see anywhere's on it where it says the poundage but knowing the shop he bought it at and Dad it's probrably 175. It came from the shop with half moon nocks so assumed this is what it takes. Forgot to ask Dave about the stuff when was just there (7 hours in the stand...very windy and now is raining so got out). He bought out the shop that sold my Dad the bow (was Charlies Archery and they were bought out and became P & T Archery and then Dave bought them out for the Mathews line).
Tried calling Parker but you know the drill. Dave said he'd take care of it so it would be done sooner but told him no I was going to. If he does it then it's just a front end. Already know what they'll say but going to tell them want it traded in even up for a ThunderChicken (yeah like they will). Told them to e-mail me and maybe in my response will tell them how they've been keeping things secret with the problems they've been having and maybe tell them I'm going to contact the BBB. We'll see.

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Tell ya what Jon, your dad ever wants to get rid of it, let me know, or Mr Diesel will try to grab it up! I use laser II with flat knocks, brass inserts, and blazer vanes, with 100 gr tips they weigh in at 400 grs. They shoot like a laser beam outta that Exorcet. Judy's Thunderchick shoots 400gr Parker arrows that really weigh 395 grs with 100 gr tips.

I do agree with ya on how wide the limbs are, mine has quite the wingspan, around 29" cocked, not getting in a two man blind with anybody else....

Good luck with Parker, they'll deny a issue with them, again. Good ole Doug @ Parker bows must enjoy his job, seems to me for what that's worth, Being it's your 2nd time they's do a even trade just to keep a happy customer an keep ya from trashen them on the internet forums.
But what do I know!

I went out for a hour around 1, just two windy for me, saw a 3 or 4 pt pass by the house couple times today looking for does, he's just mocking me.
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Here's a quick question for ya, Parker's have the anti-dry-fire auto-saftey system built into them but the adf will allow the bow to be shot without the arrow knock completely engaged with the string so it results in a dry fire anyway, still ruins the limbs. If not at that shot it soon will.

So what good is it really??
But Parker says adf is the best thing sense bread slicer's, which I did operate in my youth, think conveyor belt an thin band saws!
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Don't know Bruce. Do know the ADF works though. I thought with the ADF and the nock not quite captured it still would capture the bolt nock before it progressed too far (could only be 1/4" or so????).
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They do work and the auto safety is nice, especially for kids.

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