Excalibur Micro 335 vs. Excalibur Micro Raid 335 Crossbow

On the surface it may appear that you’re paying $100 more just for cool camo but the Micro 335 Kryptec Raid has more than just the camo!

What is the difference between the Excalibur Micro 335 and the Micro 335 Kryptec Raid? On the surface it may appear that you’re paying $100 more just for cool camo but the Micro 335 Kryptec Raid has more than just the camo! Yes, the Micro 335 is available in Realtree Xtra and Nightmare Black. The Micro 335 Kryptec Raid comes in the cool Kryptec Raid camo. But the real difference comes in the accessory packages.


The Micro 335 comes from the factory with the Octane Dead-Zone Scope (for a limited time it’s available with the Excalibur Tact-Zone scope here at CrossbowExpert.com). The Micro 335 Kryptec Raid includes the Excalibur Tact-Zone scope from the factory (for a limited time it’s available with the Excalibur Twilight DLX here at CrossbowExpert.com). So you’re essentially getting a $100 upgrade in your scope just by going to the Kryptec Raid 335. Just the scope upgrade makes up for the added cost of the Kryptec Raid 335.


If you pick the crossbow up you’ll also notice the stock is different. The Micro 335 features the Excalibur Feather-Lite stock while the Micro Kryptec Raid utilizes a Matrix stock. Both stocks are great and it often comes down to personal preference on which is better. The cheekpiece on the Matrix stock is a little beefier and tends to be a favorite among those who shoot the crossbows in our store although the Feather-Lite stock has a lighter feel to it.


The big difference between the Excalibur Micro 335 and the Excalibur Micro Kryptec Raid is the sound suppression kit. The Micro 335 includes the R.E.D.S. string suppressors but that’s about it when it comes to sound dampening. The Micro Kryptec Raid includes the R.E.D.S. and a whole lot more. Excalibur’s Air Brakes are the most effective way to minimize sound on an Excalibur crossbow and the Kryptec Raid has them factory installed. The Raid also includes Excalibur’s new for 2017 Sound Deadening System. This includes a rubberized stirrup, Ex Shox, R.A.V.S. Silencers, and String Stars. These items make the Micro Kryptec Raid as quiet as possible. The Air Brakes and the Sound Deadening System are worth over $120 combined if purchased separately.


The upgraded scope as well as the sound deadening equipment on the Micro Kryptec Raid more than make up for the additional $100 price tag. Both crossbows are ultra accurate and come with Excalibur’s Lifetime Warranty. I don’t think you can go wrong with either one but if you’re looking for the ultimate Micro 335, I highly recommend the Micro Kryptec Raid 335.

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