WHAT IS THE BEST CROSSBOW
Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:07 PM
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And then go get an Excalibur
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Edited by Tim50, 09 October 2012 - 02:54 PM.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:08 AM
I am in the market for a new crossbow...what is the general opinion on the best bow or bows on the market today?
Forgot to add "Welcome to the Nation"!
Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:43 PM
IF you take the advice of shooting many brands and find the one that fits your shoulder, feels balanced, meets your accuracy expectations, appeals to your sense of simplicity or complexity and has a good service reputation, you will think that the one you chose is the best and you will try to influence other people to follow your lead. It is 'Crossbow Acquisition Syndrome'. This forum is one of the support groups for it. If you can afford it, you will end up with more than one brand. That being said, crossbows have come a long way and most companies are putting out quality products and have great service. And anyway, I can't tout one over the other because so many of them are our sponsors. Good luck and let us know what you get.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:37 PM
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:10 PM
What is your price range? Scoped or unscoped?
Do you want 25 yard performance or 60 yard performance?
Several buddy's own Tenpoints and they are very happy with the price/performance point.
I went with the "money is no object" approach and am exceedingly happy with my PSE Tac15, but not everybody wants to drop $2000 on a crossbow.
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CrossbowNation offers a wealth of information through searching (using something like Google and adding in "crossbownation" will aid in searches.
Ask more specific questions as your data base grows.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:17 PM
I checked out several brands and models prior to making a purchase. I bought the Scorpyd SLP 165, which is the fastest of the Scorpyd models, but also liked a number of features of the Vent 150.
Horton also makes several reverse draw bows & Barnett has one as well. I shot the Hortons, but not the Barnett prior to making my buy, the Hortons are worth a look if cost is a major factor for a reverse draw type.
From the bows I shot prior to buying I found that for any given speed level the reverse draw types are lower draw weight & lower noise as well.
I don't care for the recurve designs due to how wide they are, but they are also the simplest to work on & maintain.
One last thought, maintenance! Speed bows, of whatever design need a bit more of it. With Scorpyd this means changing string & cables more often as they wear out faster on the SLP 165 than on the other Scorpyd models. Some speed bows have other issues as well, but pretty much any model over 380fps are going to wear cables & strings faster. I only own the 165, but from what I read posted by others with different brands/models of speed bows this is something you should consider.
Lots & lots of options and choices on the market, take your time & get what is the "best" for you.