Silent crossbows are becoming more popular. Everyone needs a silent crossbow in their life. Why is that? Most of the time crossbows are used for hunting. If your crossbow is making too much noise, your target will be aware of your presence and flee from the place.
That’s why if you want to increase your sneak to 100, you will need a silent crossbow. Excalibur has been making them for ages. Their Suppressor 400 TD is an excellent crossbow. Why should you care? To find that out, you need to read this review. Without further ado, let’s begin.
Excalibur Suppressor 400 TD Review: Specs & Outlooks
|Takedown Carry Size||26.25" x 9"|
|Draw Weight||325 LBS|
|Axle-To-Axle||20.5" / 25"|
Build Quality And Design
When it comes to crossbows, the build quality plays a bigger role than the design. Still, Excalibur didn’t slack in the design department. The camo finish on this looks good. It’s eye-pleasing and will act as camouflage in the jungle.
As for build quality, the material used on this is quite durable. The weight of the Suppressor 400 TD is only 5.9 lbs. That’s quite lightweight considering other crossbows on the market.
It’s not a compound crossbow. That’s why the width of this crossbow is quite big. It’s 25″ uncocked. That’s not compact by any means. The cocked width of the crossbow is 20.5″. I will still not call it compact.
But the build quality more than makes up for the lack of compactness. When you hold the crossbow in your hand, it won’t feel cheap at all. It will feel like you are holding a well-built and expensive crossbow.
Which is true, it’s not a cheap crossbow. It’s one of the most expensive recurve crossbows in the market. For the price, I have no complaints regarding the build quality.
In terms of power, recurve crossbows weren’t the best. But they are known for their big power strokes. The power stroke of this crossbow is 15″. That’s a bit longer than most of the compound crossbows. Thanks to this long power stroke, often they are capable of reaching good speed.
Speaking of speed, this is where Suppressor 400 TD shines. You already know it from the name. Still, let me play the drum rolls and reveal them dramatically. Excalibur Suppressor 400 TD is capable of firing arrows up to 400 FPS of speed.
That’s quite incredible for a recurve crossbow. Recurve crossbows aren’t meant to be a powerhouse. They are supposed to pack a decent speed and a huge punch.
The draw weight of any recurve crossbow is always over the moon. It’s so high that people are often misjudged for their extreme draw weight. Here, I am not gonna even try justifying the draw weight. The 325 lbs. draw weight is there for you.
If you don’t like it, you can always cut it down by half using the included rope cocker. If it still seems too much then this crossbow is not for you. I am sorry, but that’s the truth. There is no sugarcoating it.
Noise And Suppressor
Excalibur crossbows are known to be dead silent. Alongside the air breaks system, they implemented sound dampeners. The job is to suppress the sound as much as possible. Thus the name Suppressor. Genius, right? No, it isn’t. Some might say it’s a terrible pun. But don’t let that dictate the verdict of this crossbow.
It’s one of the best-sounding crossbows on the market. Or should I say not sounding? You know, suppressed. Alright, I will stop with my terrible puns now. But the truth is, in terms of noise-suppressing and reducing vibration, Excalibur is one of the best in the industry.
Excalibur Suppressor 400 TD Review Summary
Excalibur Suppressor 400 TD is a true beast and one of the best recurve crossbows on the market. With that said, it’s not for everyone. It might not even be suitable for a veteran hunter. A lot of hunters don’t like a crossbow with the heavy draw weight. If you are someone that doesn’t mind that, this can be an absolute beast in your arsenal.
I tried to make this Excalibur Suppressor 400 TD review as simple as I could. I hope you found this useful. If you end up buying it, do let me know your experience with it.