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What is your favorite Crossbow and why?

Discussion in 'Crossbow' started by John A., Aug 23, 2014.

  1. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    In knowing that there are many different crossbow makes and models, I'm curious what your favorite is and why.

    I have always been a fan of Barnett, probably due to the fact that that they have been produced for so long and the first crossbow I remember seeing was a Barnett, so that was a big deciding factor when I was in the market.
  2. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I like Barnett as well. I've owned two and still use one as my go to bow. They are good quality bows that do not break the bank.

    My next would be Excalibur. They have a pretty much bulletproof, field serviceable design and a lifetime warranty. They are wide but they shoot well.
  3. Nevernoluck

    Nevernoluck .410

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    Well this Friday ill get my 2nd crossbow out of layaway. Strykezone 380. I shot it a the shop and so far I liking it, especially type excellent rifle like trigger.
  4. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    We will need Pics!!! LOL

    Triggers on xbows are getting better. Triggertech is making a single and double stage triggers for the Excalibur's that are rifle quality. They are supposed to start releasing models for other manufacturers bows but I'm not sure which one at the moment.
  5. Nevernoluck

    Nevernoluck .410

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    Definitely will post pics. I'm going to crony it while I'm their but they tell me they actually get right at 380 for once and ill probably check trigger pull weight too. I'm deciding on how much camo I want to put on it still. Factory didn't put enough camo on to justify an extra $75
  6. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Per my experience the average shooter will get a bit less than the advertised speed unless you go with the absolute lightest recommended arrow weight. May Raptor is advertised at 330fps and I am only pushing 320 because I don't use the carbon arrows. I'd be curious to see where yours falls compared to the advertised speed.

    Looking forward to the pics
  7. Nevernoluck

    Nevernoluck .410

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    That's what I've always run into with compound bows so I asked and now he needs to prove it to me
  8. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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  9. Nevernoluck

    Nevernoluck .410

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    I might give that a try. If not I was looking at camo skins
  10. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    My buddy just traded a guitar for a PSE Viper Rattler crossbow. He said it has digital woodland camo and said it was supposed to have about a 165 pound pull, but from I could find only produced about 265 fps. Truth is, I couldn't find out much about them online.

    I haven't seen it yet, but he's wanting us to go out when possible and shoot some together so I'm interested in checking it out just to see what PSE is about.
  11. Nevernoluck

    Nevernoluck .410

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    PSE makes decent compound bows but that's all I know of them. Is be intetrsted in a report on your findings.
  12. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    You got it.
  13. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ...the one Daryl uses on The Walking Dead.

    He's tagged hundreds with it in only four seasons, he never misses, and he never has to cock the thing...
  14. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    You mean this one?

  15. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Yup, that'd be the one...
  16. JoeRotella

    JoeRotella .270 WIN

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    Wicked Ridge Warrior - good value for the money
  17. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Funny but soooo many safety rules violated there. I hope the bow in a couple of the cuts was fake.

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