Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow Review [October 2021]

Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow​

  • Noise Dampeners for silent shooting.
  • Designed for ideal weight and perfect balance in the field.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • 4 lbs frictionless triggers.
  • Premium Overwatch scope.
  • Easy and quick to assemble.​
  • Lightweight and Compact.​

Excalibur Crossbows released this TwinStrike crossbow with unique design and innovative technology. The first crossbow designed to fire two arrows only seconds apart – uses game-changing new technologies.

This latest model from Excalibur features a lot of high-end features at a reasonable price. The secret of this technology lies in its DualFire system. There are two rails and two strings powered by different sets of limbs. Not only this, the crossbow is comfortable to hold and easy to shoot. It is an excellent weapon for Professional hunters on the move as it is one of the lightweight and compact crossbows.

In this Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow write-up, we covered up features, pros & cons, build quality, power, accuracy, and included accessories.


Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow Review: First Impressions​

Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow

TwinStrike Crossbow Specifications
Speed360 FPS
Draw Weight358 lbs
Width axel-to-axel (cocked)21.1″
Draw TypeExternal crank
Length33.4″
Weight7.8 lbs
Draw Length14.125″
FinishMossy Oak

Reasons To Buy

  • DualFire technology for shooting 2 arrows within seconds.
  • Lightweight.
  • Premium Overwatch scope.
  • Triggers have a smooth pull.
  • CeaseFire technology ensures safety.
  • Easy and silent crank cocking.
  • Unique design and the camouflage print.

Reasons To Avoid

  • Bit expensive.
  • A string is little loud at the shot.

Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow: Detailed Specifications

Design and Build Quality

The TwinStrike is designed using innovative technology and based on the micro platform that provides high durability. It has a total weight of less than 8 pounds. Further, it is a compact crossbow with a length of 33.375 inches and a cocked width of 21.125 inches. 

It features a unique design with a simplified system that meets the needs of all types of hunters, whether beginners or professionals. Apart from this, the Break-up Country and TrueTimber Strata pattern options are available that allow you to blend easily in the rest of the environment and stalk your game without being seen. 

Furthermore, it is made of high-grade materials that won’t chip, break or wear out easily; thus, you can rely on your crossbow to last many hunting seasons. Excalibur takes pride in making weapons that will withstand hardcore hunting sessions. 

Dual Fire Technology 

It is engineered to precisely fire two shots from a single crossbow at any distance. This feature comes in handy if you happen to hit a branch or other obstruction with your first shot and your prey doesn’t runoff. Further, it is helpful when you need a quick finishing shot after hitting an animal. Or hunt in an area with a high whitetail population and liberal harvest limits – this will allow you to take two deer in one sitting or even only a few moments apart. 

Excalibur TwinStrike Review

Two Trigger Platform – It features two trigger platforms with a rifle like 4-lb pull for accuracy at longer distances. Its front trigger fires the top rail, and the back trigger fires the bottom rail. It helps hunters to shoot with more accuracy and consistency. 

Over/Under Rail System

This crossbow uses an over/under rail system to be able to load two arrows. Its front trigger shoots to the top bolt, and the back trigger fires at the bottom bolt. Both triggers are the same and have a 4-pound frictionless pull. 

Easy to Sight-in 

Sighting in the TwinStrik is an easy process, thanks to the speed dial ring on the crossbow’s Overwatch scope. This allows a hunter to dial in based on the velocity of your bolts. As the over/under rail configuration means arrows fired from the upper and lower rails will hit the target approx 1½” apart, there are some options for sighting-in. 

One way is to set up the TwinStrike, so the upper arrow hits three-quarters of an inch above the target, and the bottom one will then land three-quarters of inches below it. Another way is to set the top bolt dead-on that means bolts from the lower rail will land 1½” lower. 

This crossbow produces 1½” groups that make it more than accurate enough to take down deer, turkey, and other games. 

Cocking

It isn’t going to be the easiest crossbow to cock due to the high draw weight. 

Using an Excalibur Charger EXT crank, it is easy to cock . It is a silent crank that can reduce the force to half that you will need to cock this bow to around 12 pounds. It allows you to safely cock and decock a crossbow without shooting an arrow. This crank cocking device will save you a lot of back and shoulder problems. While the crank is easy to remove by just pulling on the button.  

Safety

It features CeaseFire Technology to ensure the string can’t be released without a bolt in place. This anti dry fire technology boosts safety by ensuring the crossbow will not fire until a bolt is loaded. It works in concert with Rhino Nock to give hunters a confirmation, audible click that indicates a bolt is seated properly. 


Accessories

The Twinstrike crossbow boasts everything that you need to hunt the prey. It is ready to shoot crossbow package consisting of the following accessories:

  • Overwatch illuminated scope
  • Scope mount and 30mm rings
  • DualFire decocking aid
  • Rebolt 4 arrow quiver & bracket
  • 4- Quill arrows with rhino nocks
  • R.E.D.S. Suppressors
  • Charger Ext/Fail-Safe strap
  • 4 – 100 gr. field points

Overwatch Illuminated Scope

It comes with Overwatch adjustable scope that is lightweight, durable, and compact. It features an illuminated multi-plex reticle with 2x-5x magnification. Best of all, the scope comes with an adjustable speed dial for arrow velocity of 300 fps to 475 fps. Due to its multi-coated lenses, it provides a crystal clear view. 

R.E.D.S. Suppressors

This TwinStrike doesn’t make noise while you shoot. It features a lot of rubber to reduce vibrations. Further making it a silent crossbow, Excalibur uses “Recoil Energy Dissipation System” (R.E.D.S) suppressors. These removable pads help in reducing shock, vibrations, and noise from the strings. The pads are installed on both limbs and make it a quiet crossbow. 

Arrows & Quiver

The Quill arrows included with the TwinStriker are up to the job for most hunting situations. It features 16.5-inch carbon arrows with flat back arrow inserts for reliable string contracts. Its heavier front insert increases front-of-center weight for unparalleled accuracy. 

When it comes to broadheads, Excalibur includes field points with a basic package. You need to buy a broadhead additionally if you would like to take a TwinStrike crossbow for hunting. 

Furthermore, it consists of a premium Rebolt crossbow quiver that holds arrows securely and quietly. It has the ability to customize the position and keeps the quiver tight to the crossbow for optimum balance. 

Assembly

This TwinStrike crossbow doesn’t come fully assembled, but it is equipped with Quick Lock Technology, making assembly quick and easy. It will take only half an hour to assemble it completely. The process is smooth and quick without requiring the help of a professional. There are only a few detachable parts, so it doesn’t take too much time to put it together. 


Final Verdict​

Excalibur introduces an excellent choice for all hunters, whether newbies or professionals. Its sturdy body construction makes it more reliable and safe in your hands. The ergonomic handle and lightweight construction make it convenient to carry without worrying about hand fatigue or wrist pain, even after hours of looking for your prey. 

It may lack some speed but does a great job with its DualFire system. Apart from this, its precision is also impressive, allowing you to never miss your target.


Frequently Asked Questions​

1. What are the Benefits of TwinStrike Latest Dual Fire Technology?

  • Shoots two arrows.
  • Instant 2nd arrow follow up shot opportunities.
  • Ability to fill two tags when legal, without reloading.
  • Multiple game opportunities in one sit.
  • Pull both triggers at the same time for dual impact.
  • Up to a 1/4 pound lighter than leading competitors & perfectly balanced.

2. Does the R.E.D.S Suppressor make this crossbow silent?

Yes, these noise dampeners help make TwinStrike silent. These Suppressors are positioned on the bow where they bear the brunt of the strings follow through. It reduces shock, vibration, and noise. Best of all, these rubber pads are removable and allow you to rotate or reposition, ensuring longer pad life.


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Nisha Batel
Nisha Batel

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Nisha Batel is a senior staff writer for Best Crossbow Guide, where she covers outdoor gears and hunting tools. Nisha began her career in blogging as an outdoor writer at the AnG Eesti Technologies. She keeps a beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the crossbow world. She believes in writing creative articles & blogs on travel, adventure, and health. She has a keen interest in learning new things and sharing her knowledge with others. Exploring various platforms for blog writing is one of her passion.
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