Excalibur Assassin 360 Review: Should You Get This One In 2023?

Even though the great sword Excalibur wasn’t meant for assassination, Excalibur crossbows introduced an assassin to the family. Should we welcome it with warm hands? Or should we ignore it for disrespecting history?

I am joking, it has nothing to do with history. You have to hand it to Excalibur for their naming game. I wasn’t expecting a crossbow to sound this good. Let’s find out whether Excalibur Assassin 360 is only a name or if it can assassinate the prey. 

Excalibur Assassin 360: Outlooks

Excalibur Assassin 360

Specifications | Speed: 360 FPS; Kinetic Energy: 100 ft.lbs; Power Stroke: 15 Inches; Draw Weight: 285 LBS; Axle To Axle: 21 / 25 Inches; Length: 30 – 33 Inches; Weight: 7.7 LBS.

Body Quality

If you have read some of my Excalibur crossbow reviews or any Excalibur crossbow reviews. You know Excalibur rarely makes crossbows that suffer from bad building material. 

That remains true here. Even though it looks like anything but an assassin. I like the camo design as well. It pops up just enough to get your attraction. Not enough to be seen from a far away. Rest assured, your targets won’t see it coming.

The Weight of the Excalibur Assassin 360 is 7.7 lbs. That’s only the crossbow without any accessories. When you add in the Tact zone crossbow scope and the included quiver, the weight will increase to over 9 lbs. It will feel a bit heavy at that point. Nothing that will tire you in the long run. But it’s there. 

The materials are quite durable and strong. You won’t feel like holding a cheap crossbow in your hand. If you did, that would have been bad. It’s not a cheap crossbow at all. 


When you first see the Assassin 360, you will be confused about whether it’s a recurve crossbow or a compound one. As this uses the same Excalibur recurve limb technology, but uses limbs and cables like a compound crossbow, this crossbow can generate up to 100 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. All of that on the palm of your hand. The drawing force is not that high either. 


Like always crossbow companies and ruining the reviewer’s fun. As the name suggests, the Assassin 360 is capable of shooting arrows at up to 360 FPS of speed. 360 FPS is not a small number by any means. It’s more than enough for big-game hunting and any other sports that you may want.

I love how this crossbow can pack the punch of a recurve crossbow while still having the speed of a compound crossbow. We truly live in wonderful times.  

Draw Weight

You guys thought I would joke about the draw weight again, didn’t you? Don’t worry, I will spare you guys, for now. Anyway, the draw weight is always a concern when it comes to Excalibur crossbows. As we mentioned earlier this is a compound crossbow and not recurve. That’s why the draw weight on this crossbow is fairly low. Using the built-in cranking aid you can load the crossbow with a mere 12 lbs of force.

The cranking method has no clicking involved. Making it one of the safest crossbows on the market. You are guaranteed to decock the crossbow safely every time.

Noise And Vibration

Excalibur uses Air brakes to reduce the sound and make the crossbow more balanced. It reduces the string ping. Overall, makes the crossbow more stable. It’s not that hard to install the air brakes on the crossbow. 

The crossbow also comes with additional sound dampeners installed on the limbs. It eliminates almost any noise from the crossbow. 


  • Good build quality.
  • Air brakes included.
  • Silent & 360 FPS.
  • 100 ft-lbs kinetic energy.
  • Pro-shot match trigger.
  • Tact Zone crossbow scope.
  • Silent cranking device.


  • The crossbow is quite heavy with the additional accessories and the arrows.
  • Some users faced cranking aid-related problems. The cranking aid tends to wear out over time. As this is not from ACUdraw, you can’t change it on your own. If you want to face this issue you need to send it to warranty.

Excalibur Assassin 360 Review Summary

I was honestly blown by how good this crossbow was. Often we tend to overlook this type of crossbows as they are not the most compact ones in the market. But the specs and the performance of Excalibur Assassin are more than capable of giving other crossbows a run for their money. 

If you were skeptical about this crossbow, I hope this Excalibur Assassin 360 review was able to clear up the confusion. If you have any more questions left, don’t forget to ask them in the comments. I always look for them and get back to you guys. 

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