Good crossbows for women?
Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:03 PM
Can anyone suggest a couple of quality crossbows with good cocking devices?
Mike and Shelley Robinson
Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:35 PM
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:38 PM
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:27 PM
Thank you for the insight. This begs another question. Which is generally quieter, recurve or compound? She will almost always be hunting from the ground with a rest anyways, but I would rather it not be too much for her to carry to the stand.
hi WELCOME! there are some women on this site that have been xbow hunting more than I,and they will voice in in a while.I just bought my first crossbow,and handled every brand.I knew it would have to be something
I could cock and handle ,Im a tall girl,but have some phiscal issues,but found a great bow that met all my needs Price ,comfort,and the ability to handle...thats my new Vixen2 by excalibur.I could cock it with a rope,its 150 lb. but I could cock there 175 lb.bow as well but liked the weight and balance of the vixen.Its all about want she finds best for her.But let her handle some beore she decides..good luck and happy hunting!
Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:31 PM
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:48 AM
NO crossbow is quiet to the point a deer won't hear it..no matter what you do to silence them. One may be quieter than another to the SHOOTER'S ears but none are as quiet as the loudest vertical bow. That's because their string is under like three times the load. After trying everything imaginable to silence the 5 I've owned - most of which just slowed the arrow - I've learned to live with it. Instead, I focus on ONE speedy and well aimed shot .... at a relaxed animal .... within my personal ethical shooting distance: <40 yards.
As for bows, I'll let any of the girls answer about their choices but concur that a recurve (like Excal Vixen or Ivbex) is lighter and better balanced ...less front-heavy...than most compounds. And infinitely more durable as well as easier to maintain.
Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:22 PM
Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:55 PM
I would have to agree that the Vixen II is the best choice for us short people . I would have gotten one if it was available but I got the Ibex and really love it. Since I have to use a Crankaroo anyway, it doesn't matter. I live near you if she wants someone to shoot with.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:50 PM
You all have been super helpful. Thanks again.
Yes Ischa, I will get her setup with an account here and get her in touch with you. Thanks for the offer.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:58 AM