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#7216190 - 12/22/12 01:08 PM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: AMRA]
cooperfan Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/11/06
Posts: 1365
Loc: SE Michigan
Excalibur introduced 3 new Hi-speed bows this week. They look awesome. If I was in the market, this is the way I would go.

#7220250 - 12/23/12 04:07 PM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: AMRA]
bryant777 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 2

Read the comments. Apparently that bow on the tv show is a piece of junk.

#7232885 - 12/27/12 10:33 AM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: bryant777]
257wthbylover Offline
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Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 1085
Loc: SW Iowa
continued thx for info fellas. Sounds like i need to talk to David before/when i get to the final stage of purschase. Thx for all the things to consider. Stragne new sagment of the hunting world to me.... but i look fwd to it.

#7234140 - 12/27/12 04:40 PM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: 257wthbylover]
Steelhead Offline
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Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 69950
Loc: Retired
I've been thinking about one also but there is no way in hell I'd pay $1200+ for something that slings arrows/bolts.
20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please God, don't take Kevin Bacon.

#7251579 - 12/31/12 08:27 PM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: Steelhead]
Kimber7man Offline
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Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 9793
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Scott, try the StrykeZone 350 or 380. Very nice trigger for a crossbow!
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#7252117 - 01/01/13 04:26 AM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: Kimber7man]
shortactionsmoker Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 4380
Loc: Western Kentucky
I bought an Excalibur about a month ago -- actually my wife bought it as an anniversary present. I've been bow hunting for 25+ years and had never even shot a crossbow. I love it! Wish I'd bought one sooner.

Mine is the Axiom -- not a high end xbow, but very pleased for the money. The only knock I have is the width of the bow, I've gotten used to it.
I enjoy handguns and I really like shotguns,...but I love rifles!

#7255665 - 01/01/13 07:11 PM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: shortactionsmoker]
257wthbylover Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 1085
Loc: SW Iowa
man...lots to consider...and as with all weaspons, a huge price range. i guess i am enjoying the education process as part of it all..
.glad i have til next fall until to figure it all out, buy, practice and be ready for season.

#7256395 - 01/02/13 03:38 AM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: 257wthbylover]
rob p Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 5731
Loc: rhode island
My best friend just bought a scorpyd ventilator. He did a lot of research and he said it is top of the line. Check it out.
"I didn't get the sophisticated gene in this family. I started the sophisticated gene in this family." Willie Robertson

#7258061 - 01/02/13 11:55 AM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: rob p]
srwshooter Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 4985
Loc: grottoes ,virginia,usa
excaliber xbows are way to wide and they are loud as hell. if you plan on using a rope cocker then take a look at tenpoints accudraw. the rope retracts into the stock making faster to recock for a second shot if needed. i hated the first crossbow i had because i had to a regular rope cocker and it was always tangled up in my pocket when i needed it.

#7367872 - 01/27/13 04:00 AM Re: Crossbow education..... help [Re: srwshooter]
DCUP Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 430
Loc: Da UP, Michigan
I have a TenPoint Stealth XLT, which I chose for the following reasons:

-limb width was as narrow as I could find
-acudraw crank cocking mechanism
-way better balance when shouldered than others I handled (not front-heavy)
-anti-dry fire device built into trigger mechanism
-lower draw weight and fps than others, but I'd been scared off by high speed horror stories
-friend works at archery shop, and he said majority of guys leave with a TenPoint (they dropped Parker FWIW). I also got a good deal.

That said, I'm getting a new Scorpyd Velocity 165 this spring. I'll keep the TP as a super nice backup weapon.

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