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Excalibur Assassin 400TD

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by Archery Bows And Hunting Team

May 11, 2020

Hunting Crossbow

Excalibur Assassin 400TD Is This The Best CrossBow For Hunting?

If there is an aptly named crossbow in the market, it is the Excalibur Assassin 400TD crossbow. The TD in the product name stands for Take Down, and that is exactly what this machine is good at. If you are looking for a precision hunting tool, this machine is worth serious consideration. From unrivaled accuracy to premium comfort to even unquestionable stability, the crossbow is an invaluable weapon in the hands of any hunter. It comes with an expensive price tag, but many people swear by its effectiveness. Here is all you need to know about this premium hunting equipment.

Excalibur Assassin 400TD Build

This product is the newest addition to Excalibur’s micro-crossbow platform. For a company that is known to set industry standards, you can expect nothing short of excellent engineering with this product. Compared to previous Excalibur crossbows, the Assassin 400TD make is by far more accurate and powerful. For instance, whereas previous versions had an arrow tolerance of 0.03, this model’s Black Eagle arrows have a smaller tolerance of 0.01. If you are looking to shoot straight, this is the tool for you.

The crossbow has a comfortable weight of 7.9lbs. You can easily adjust the length of the bow thanks to the built-in Charger crank. The Charger crank also boosts precision thanks to a sliding trigger box. This box ensures that you have a consistent latching point, and this predictability can work wonders for your shots.

The bow also has a sound-deadening system. Its colors too are dull and inconspicuous, which is great for camouflage. You can, therefore, expect to catch your prey by surprise; they will not know what hit them when you squeeze the trigger.

Excalibur Assassin 400TD Design

What determines a properly-designed crossbow? The true markers of quality design in a crossbow include safety, ease of use and transportation, stability and speed. The Excalibur Assassin 400TD ticks all the right boxes where design is concerned.

For starters, this bow has a speed of 400FPS. This speed is one of the highest by industry standards. It has a draw weight of 325lbs, which points to a powerful weapon. The built-in Charger crank makes it easy to use the machine as it allows for adjustments in size. That way, any hunter can have a custom-sized tool for their use.

This Excalibur bow also scores highly in terms of safety. The crank has a safe locking mechanism to prevent any hunting-related accidents. The product also has a Quick Loc mechanism which allows you to assemble and disassemble it with ease. This technology makes it easy to store and transport the crossbow.

A heavy crossbow can make any hunting trip highly unsuccessful. If you have to split your attention between aiming right and easing the discomfort brought about by a heavy weapon, the chances are that you will miss your target. Fortunately, this is not a problem that you will encounter with this Excalibur machine. The weight of the bow is evenly distributed on your shoulders so that you don’t feel weighed down as you go about hunting.

Excalibur Assassin 400TD Features

1. Pro-Shot Mechanism

If you are out hunting in the woods, you probably have one goal in mind; to get the prey you want. Well, the Pro-Shot mechanism of the Excalibur Assassin 400TD is created to help you achieve this goal. With a smooth 2-stage trigger, firing becomes incredibly easy. The trigger is also extremely sensitive. As soon as you squeeze it, the arrow is launched. Even if you jerk after pressing your shot will still be accurate. Talk about a helpful hunting tool!

2. Quick Loc Technology

Carrying a crossbow can be a hassle. Some equipment can be bulky and huge, and you may feel worn out after a day of moving it around in the woods. The Excalibur Assassin 400TD is not anything like that. It comes with a Quick Loc Technology mechanism that allows you to assemble and disassemble it in a matter of seconds. Assembly requires you to fit the front end to the barrel and pull up the stirrup. To remove, all you need is to press the blue lever and the forward stirrup, and the bottom comes out. Easy, don’t you think?

You may be wondering whether this regular assembly and disassembly will affect the accuracy of the bow. Thankfully, the answer is absolutely not. You can assemble and disassemble the bow as often as you need, and your shots will still be accurate.

3. High Output Express Limbs

A bow is only as powerful as its limbs. The Excalibur Assassin 400TD limbs are made purely of uncut fiber, which ensures unmatched energy storage. What this means for you is that you will have a potent tool with which to catch any prey you want.

4. Black Eagle Pro-Flight Arrows

Black Eagle arrows are renowned for their precision, and their inclusion in the Excalibur Assassin 400TD bow only make it better. These 16.5” arrows are incredibly straight with a low tolerance range. Coupled with the Tact-100 scope of the bow, the exactness of your shots is almost guaranteed.


This bow is a premium quality item, which means that it has a premium quality price tag. Retailing at about $1799, this is quite a costly item. It, however, is worth every single penny thanks to its unrivaled precision and ease of us


  • Easy assembly thanks to the Quick Loc Technology 
  • Extremely accurate with Pro-shot and Tact-100 Scope mechanisms
  • An adjustable cheek piece and butt plate
  • Easy transportation since the bow can be assembled and disassembled


  • Quite expensive


The final verdict on the Excalibur Assassin 400TD bow is that it is a fine and powerful tool that any hunter will love. The bow has numerous features to boost its accuracy. As any hunter will tell you, a crossbow is only as good as its accuracy.

That this is a powerful tool is also beyond doubt, thanks to its high output Express limbs and 325 pound draw weight. Using the bow is also quite easy because it is a lightweight weapon with even weight distribution. On the whole, there is a lot to love about this product, and it will prove to be a worthwhile addition to your hunting gear.

Last updated: May 11, 2020

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