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November 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm #8346
I saw there was another forum called, “Private: Crossbow” that I could not access. So I came here. I am a rifle hunter (white tail and coyote) and have never bow hunted. I think I want to purchase a crossbow rather than a compound bow. If I was 30, I might consider a compound bow but I am twice that. I do not want to spend a ton of money but I do want to spend enough so I do not have to spend twice. So I am looking for recommendations. Any help out there? Thanks in advance.
Certified NRA firearms instructorNovember 5, 2013 at 4:23 am #8443
I believe the best bang for the dollar is the Barnett Quad 400. If I buy a new one I really Like the Parker Thunderhawk I believe is the model, but it is quiet a bit more $. I currently have the Quad 300, but know several people that have the 400. If you do purchase a new one check out Eders as they have really good prices and if you are a veteran they give a discount. Stay away from Horton as they are no longer in business and there are a lot of Hortons for sale cheap as people are trying to get rid of them.November 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm #8460
I have a Tenpoint crossbow. They are more expensive that Barnetts but worth it. They come with scopes already mounted and are dead on right out of the box. Or you could go with Wicked Ridge which is made by Tenpoint. They make several models at competitive prices.December 24, 2013 at 7:48 am #10702
I bought a Bowtech Stryker 380. It costs about $100 more than a Ghost 350 but it is lighter, faster , and narrower.I have really liked it and feel I got the most for what I spent. It is hard on strings, after 2 yrs of shooting I ordered a new one fromGander Mtn. when I took it in they told me I had a bad limb, I thought it was just the decal coming loose. We will see how good the lifetime warranty is. Gander said they would call Bowtech to order new limb and then call me. When I didn’t hear from them I went in on my way home. They had already shipped it off.
I had to get out my compound bow to hunt the last 2 weeks of the season.January 1, 2014 at 11:15 am #11002
I went with the recurve/traditional style from Excalibur last year when old age and injuries forced me to shelve my Hoyt after 25 years. After my first year of shooting this crossbow I can say it is amazing! Simple design and easy to use with Robin Hood bolt accuracy. While it is not the cheapest on the market I didn’t want to buy something else later and have been very satisfied with my choice and recommend it to anyone moving to a crossbow. My Matrix 380 was so accurate out of the box that I can only shoot 1 bolt at each target dot or I will break bolts!January 6, 2014 at 12:59 am #11151
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