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2 New Recurve Crossbows from Excalibur: MagAir and TwinStrike Tac2

Excalibur releases two new crossbow options for whitetail hunters in 2022.

2 New Recurve Crossbows from Excalibur: MagAir and TwinStrike Tac2

No other crossbow manufacturer delivers recurve x-bows as tough and trusted as Excalibur. (Photo courtesy of Sam Forbes)

As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” And the recurve bow is no exception. However, many bow and crossbow manufactures continue to push away from this mindset in search of something even greater than before.

You really don’t need to send a bolt at 400 fps to kill a deer, nor do you need to have Bluetooth-equipped electronic sights and rangefinders to get the job done. While these types of modern tools can definitely help a hunter out, they aren’t required. What truly is needed is gear that works. Works in the heat. Works in the rain. Works after being tossed by the TSA, and the list goes on and on.

Thankfully, Excalibur Crossbows understands this as they continue to deliver reliable and simplistic recurve crossbow technology for hunters. By utilizing the simple dependability of a recurve design, the manufacturer continues to produce crossbows that simply work. And as a serious whitetail hunter, that’s something I can appreciate.


One of the most crucial things I look for in a crossbow is not speed. Instead, I look for a compact design. Something that fits in your truck, something that can be carried through thick woods and turned quickly in a tight tree stand. That’s where the new Excalibur MagAir truly shines.

Not only is this crossbow the lightest on the market today, but it’s also a budget-friendly option for youth and adults alike. Facts are facts, and this crossbow, fully accessorized, is still one pound below the competition—without their accessories installed. So, if you’re looking for something lightweight, you can’t get any lighter than the MagAir.

Like all other Excalibur crossbows, their lifetime guarantee is included with this starter-recurve. For more information be sure to visit

2 New Recurve Crossbows from Excalibur: MagAir and TwinStrike Tac2
  • Speed: 305 FPS
  • Weight without Accessories: 4.9 Lbs.
  • Weight with Accessories): 6.7 Lbs.
  • Draw Type: Rope
  • Overall Length: 31”
  • Draw Effort: 136 Lbs.
  • Min. Arrow Weight: 350 Grain
  • Arrow Length: 16.5”
  • Retail: $580

TwinStrike Tac2

Not every shot goes according to plan, and the engineers at Excalibur understand this basic hunting truth. Why let your next whitetail walk away when you could have the chance for a follow-up shot without the prolonged and noisy movement of cocking a crossbow?

The Twin Strike Tac 2 gives hunters double the confidence in any hunting situation by simply stacking a second bolt atop of the first.

Some of the more specific features of the new TwinStrike Tac 2 include, the handy charger ext crank with failsafe strap, a crisp Tact-100 illuminated scope, adjustable 30mm scope rings, four Quill 16.5” arrows, four 100-grain field points, a four-arrow quiver and a DualFire de-cocking aid.

Most modern crossbows all utilize some form of a cocking aid, but Excalibur crossbows use attachable cranks, integrated cranks and rope cockers to achieve as little as 12 pounds of draw effort. So, no more struggling with hazardous cranks and difficult draw backs. 

Let’s be honest here: when handled improperly, crossbows can be dangerous. That’s why Excalibur has integrated their CeaseFire technology. You won’t be able to fire the crossbow unless a bolt is loaded. 


2 New Recurve Crossbows from Excalibur: MagAir and TwinStrike Tac2
  • Speed: 340 fps
  • Weight (with Accessories): 9.6 Lbs.
  • Draw Type: External Crank
  • Overall Length: 32 1/8”
  • Draw Effort: 13 Lbs. (with optional crank)
  • Min. Arrow Weight: 350 Grain
  • Arrow Length: 16.5”
  • Retail: $1,600

These two models are just a quick glimpse into what Excalibur is pushing out in 2022. Be sure to follow along on all NAW’s channels for in-field testing and archery whitetail hunts with the latest models. For further information on the Excalibur Crossbows, be sure to visit

2 New Recurve Crossbows from Excalibur: MagAir and TwinStrike Tac2
The Excalibur MagAir is the lightest crossbow on the market today. (Photo courtesy of Sam Forbes)

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