Excalibur has long been known as a company that makes high-quality crossbows, and the Matrix Grizzly now allows for those who want the performance of the Matrix line without the high price tag. The Grizzly is designed as a light-weight, hunting crossbow that utilizes the CRT limbs found on the rest of the Matrix line.
The Mossy Oak pattern does a good job of helping the crossbow blend in and having a recurve means less moving parts to potentially fail. The frame is made from polycarbonate with a thumbhole stock allowing you to hold the crossbow without worry of losing your grip. The light weight further ensures security when handling.
The limbs do not employ the Excalibur REDS (Recoil Energy Dissipation System) as found on the rest of the Matrix crossbows, but this is more of a crossbow for someone who wants to get a good basic platform, and then add on as they are able.
The Matrix Grizzly is designed to allow you to hunt in locations where anything over 200-lbs. of draw weight is illegal. The CRT limbs do a good job of efficiently transferring the force of the limbs to the arrow with a resulting speed of about 305 fps, using a 350-grain projectile. This means you are hitting with just over 72 ft. lbs. of energy at the muzzle. While this isn’t the hardest hitting crossbow we have shot, it should have plenty of power for anything deer size or smaller.