If you take hunting seriously, then this crossbow will suit your needs. This durable crossbow is that other impressive crossbow I recommend for an unlimited budget. With $1,600, you’ll get a powerful and fast crossbow that gives consistent flat shoots. A serious hunter will hunt any time of the day whenever he deemed it possible. That means hunting during snowy and late-season weather, too. That’s where the Matrix 405 comes in. This is a great hunting companion simply because it’s capable of a maximum velocity of 405 fps and backed by 290 pounds. With 127 ft./lbs. of kinetic energy, you’ll humanely kill your game in a jiffy. The R.E.D.S. string suppressors in this crossbow reduce vibration, noise, and shock, making it possible to produce quieter and more comfortable shots. A built-in release allows easy uncocking, too.
The Matrix 405 has a lifetime warranty. It also features an Anti Dry Fire System which is housed in the scope mount. This prevents dangerous misfires by catching the crossbow string to prevent firing if it’s triggered without an arrow. Another highlight is its Premium Matrix string made of BCY Dynaflight 97 which reduces creep and increase speed. It’s even a bonus that it comes with a Twilight DLX Scope that has fully multi-coated lens, a huge 44m objective lens, and an adjustable multiplex crosshair system.
As mentioned above, one of its features is the BCY Dynaflight 97 string. This is 35 inches long and connects a set of Matrix Power Load limbs from each tip. The limbs are molded and made of unidirectional fiberglass and measure approximately 15 inches long. Excalibur has its signature limbs made in-house and are reported to be 60 percent more durable than its previous bow limbs. Quad-Loc Risers on the 405 also support each limb at multiple points, eliminating any undesirable movement. The Matrix 405’s aluminum alloy riser is also perfectly machined.
The Ergo Grip Stock of the Matrix 405 will completely give you a whole different experience on its forearm, trigger guard, pistol grip, rear stock piece and butt plate. You may still be comfortable with the standard cheekpiece which adjusts for right handed or left handed shooters though. The base material is made from injection molded glass-filled Nylon, allowing the crafting of detailed formations such as finger grooves, flares and ribbing. For your comfort and for better control, the pistol grip and fore grip have been equipped with inserts made from rubber. The rail connects the bow and stock while also serving as the platform for the trigger housing. The rail, which is mounted to the end closest to the shooter, is made of aluminum alloy and houses the linkage between the trigger and the release mechanism.
Let’s now tackle the greatness of its provided scope. The Twilight DLX scope performs exceptionally for this crossbow. At first use, you’ll be blown away by its impressive light aperture and clarity. The optics on this scope are probably be among the best you’ll ever encounter. It features a fully multi-coated optics for maximum brightness and clarity. This will eliminate your worries regarding glare, reflection, and fogging. Its adjustable multiplex crosshair system is etched into the glass and is illuminated in either red or green. With its 44mm objective lens, you’ll obviously gather a lot of light; making hunting possible even in low light situations. You’ll even find it effortless to assemble. The scope is also made from aircraft-grade aluminum and is shockproof and waterproof.
The bow and scope is undeniably impressive, but you still have to consider the draw weight before you purchase. If you are not sure you’ll be able to handle all 290 pounds (about 50% less with rope cocker), the C2 crank is available to be added on for more ability to draw. With this much power, you will experience some vibration and noise upon firing, but plenty of speed will also be gained. Accuracy at short ranges is unquestionable and the impact on the target is impressive for a crossbow of its size.
With regards to their customer service, they respond quickly to your concerns and are very accommodating. No wonder their customers rate their services 5/5.
To wrap up, here are the specifications of the Excalibur Matrix 405:
|Draw Weight||290 LBS|
|Mass Weight||6.2 LBS|
|Finish||MOSSY OAK® TREESTAND™ CAMO|
|Scope||TWILIGHT DLX™ 3-6x44MM SCOPE|
|Firing System||GUARDIAN™ ANTI-DRY-FIRE SYSTEM|
|Quiver||4-ARROW QUIVER INCLUDED|
|Arrows||4 18″ DIABLO™ ARROWS INCLUDED|
|Field Points||150 GRAINS, INCLUDED|
|Rope Cocking Aid||INCLUDED|
It’s now an understatement to say that this is the best hunting crossbow you could ever get.