Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:22 PM
Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:20 PM
Which in my humble (?) is very nice stuff.
On the other hand, I do not know who is making the stock. It does have a Darton'ish look to it...but...
I'd bet, overall, it's a nice upper/lower end crossbow.
Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:40 PM
Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:43 PM
original post is an honest review; my followup is a bit biased against them, but I'm starting to like mine a little more each time I handle/fire it; compared to some other offerings in this price range it is built like a tank; it is a bit slower than I anticipated using 425gr bolt/tip combo (mine chronoed @ 271 fps w/ 425 bolt/tip combo vs their 'advertised' 300 fps using 375gr bolt/tip combo ~~ Sportsman's Warehouse claims 312 fps in their ad selling a noncamo variant); my main complaint is still the stiff trigger dynamics...feels like a 15lb trigger pull w/ harsh release (gotta lube it w/o getting too much oil in mechanism to attract dust-n-dirt)
the durability of their quad limb design is hopefully better than those used by Barnett (quad 400 model limb problems posted under the barnett section); the overall quality is higher than chinese offerings, but not as hearty as Parkers or Hortons costing only $100 more; they are manufactured by Darton, which eases my mind since I know who builds them for Eastman Outfitters
they have a 'fair' warranty (5 years for limbs, 10 years for riser, 10 years for stock & trigger assembly) which is much better than Barnett's '1 year for everything' warranty and somewhat better than Horton's 3 year on 'non-laminated' limb models; the quiver/mount isn't top rate & the mounting plate is molded to fit the rounded bottom part of the stock, hence trying to attach a different brand might prove futile...I'm trying to get some info on this since I want a more sturdy quiver in the future;
they are HEAVY at 8 lbs, but it is due to the SOLID injection molded stock & the riser/limb pockets/ foot stirrup are machined aluminum...hence, built like a tank! hope this feedback helps you
Edited by kmrcstintn, 09 November 2009 - 05:59 PM.