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“Chace 225 lb Crossbow”

Written on: 15/10/2012 by Schony (4 reviews written)

I ordered my crossbow from L Rajfeld and it arrived a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to give it a good work out before I wrote this review.
It arrived well packed with minimal assembly required. The recurve limb was alreadyu strung so one job out of the way. The instructions supplied were easy to read and follow. Included with the crossbow were a cocking assist device, 4x32 telescopic sight and mount, a stringer, 4 bolts and a mounted quiver, normal peep sights, but these I never bothered to even take out of the packaging as I intend to use the scope sight exclusively. This maker "Jandao" from China have obviously studied what must be the most successful recurve limb crossbow in history, The Excalibur Equinox 225 lb draw weight crossbow made in Canada. This bow is powerful enough to bring down an Elephant as was achieved by the company owner on safari in Africa. I must make it clear at this point that I in no way endorse hunting big game, or any living thing, with bows. I do not like blood sports this was just an example of how powerful these things can be. This is almost an exact replica of that famous crossbow. Many have complained about this cb being such an exact copy but with Excalibur cb costing in excess of £ 600 for a similar set up then the £ 280 this cost is a real bargain. I am an ex Excalibur crossbow owner so can compare like with similar. When it first arrived I had to shorten the cocking assist device to fit my arms length. Very easy job to do just keep shortening the paracord until you dont have to over stretch to cock the box. The bolts supplied are not of the best quality but do serve to sight the cb in and give you a good sample of what a beast you have purchased. Zeroed at 20 metres in my garden with a suitable back stop I found it all to easy to hit the bolts fired in previous shots. When shooting this at targets make a mental note to select different aiming points as you will soon find your self bereft of bolts, yes it really is that accurate. The cb is not really bedded in yet but 462 grain bolt chronod at 303 fps average giving 94 ftlbs energy. Enough energy to give a pass through on any large game found in north America using broad heads. More speed can be obtained by using either lighter bolts or flemish string or both. My impression of this Chace cb is one of power well built strong construction should last a lifetime. The strings do wear so keep them well waxed also, one point to remember is that recurve crossbows do have a fair bit of vibration and check all bolts and fixings to make sure they are and remain tight. On mine I had trouble zeroing, when I checked the scope mount screws had loosened. I checked all my bolts and fixings and applied lock tite, problem solved. By this and you wont be disappointed, I promise

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