This may have already been asked, but when are the Crossbow Companies coming to the dealers with the 2020 models? I have not heard.
Was under the impression that people really liked the evox ,and the Sig Sauer Sierra. Do not have a 450 fps xbow so would not know. Have seen lots of complaints on strings ,cables and serving from multiple brands. What is duke shooting on his scorpyd. He is a professional deer assassin.Not for the faster bows unless you want to dial them to the max!
I have a Leupold on my Nemesis 480 now,but have to use the jackplate with a rifle scope. I'd prefer a regular crossbow scope with great glass and reticle with aiming points,WITHOUT have to set the mag all the way up. I don't want to be at 6 or 8 power on a 20/30 yard shot......Was under the impression that people really liked the evox ,and the Sig Sauer Sierra. Do not have a 450 fps xbow so would not know. Have seen lots of complaints on strings ,cables and serving from multiple brands. What is duke shooting on his scorpyd. He is a professional deer assassin.
Hope you find what your looking for.I have a Leupold on my Nemesis 480 now,but have to use the jackplate with a rifle scope. I'd prefer a regular crossbow scope with great glass and reticle with aiming points,WITHOUT have to set the mag all the way up. I don't want to be at 6 or 8 power on a 20/30 yard shot......
Been trying to make the one I have better.little tweets here and there.I think it will be interesting to see the latest and greatest in order to see the direction the industry is headed. Normally, especially with crossbows, getting the latest and greatest involves some risk and a lot of money.
Just a guess, but I expect that <1% of buyers are buying crossbows costing in the top 10% . I also expect that well over 10% of Crossbow problems come from the top 10% cost-wise.
Parker failed. It will likely not be the last crossbow company to do so. This is a hard industry.
Buying like new used models that have proven themselves and having good reputations, last year’s models, used models or keeping what you have and upgrading accessories can be a lot more cost effective. The most cost effective action may just be getting better at using what we have .
Moon me as well. I'm very satisfied with my Barnett TS370. Does everything I want and I'm just now getting into my 2020 BearX Constrictor that shoots 400grn arrows 400fps. Doing that for chit and giggles because I like it's general narrow design. How narrow do we need to go? Our wallets dictate that in a free market.And here I sit.....perfectly content with my little 400 FPS hunting crossbow, mated up with a little Zeiss Z-Point 1x red dot sitting on an HHA Optimizer dialed in for up to 80 yard shots. Even after having been with Zeiss for 30 years, with access to a multitude of premium optics, I don’t see the need for big heavy scopes since virtually all my deer hunting crossbow shots will be within 75 yards.
I can understand, though, how some hunters want what they consider the ultimate in everything to increase the ease of killing a deer. A 1-10x scope with adjustable multi reticle, including auto ranging illuminated dot, so the shooter doesn’t even have to guess or manually range the shot distance, would probably be the hot lick For those that could afford it. Who knows? Maybe that will be a reality sooner than later.
Similarly at zero dot 30 I have extreme quick lock on confidence with my 2MOA Sig Sauer Romeo5 motion activated sight and I can cover distances confidently out to 70 plus yards when I go west.7-08, 308 can each be short to long range cartridges, but neither is considered at be a hot cartridge.
For each range, the rifle could be configured differently though do it all scopes (like 3x18, etc) may make it easier to have a do it all rifle.
To me, the SWAT is the 308 of the crossbow world. It’s accuracy is as good as it gets, it is small, easily rope cocked, light, doesn’t loose accuracy even if it gets out of time (the enclosed riser), moderately fast (377/426g arrow), shoots a variety of broadheads the same(enclosed riser), and was <$700. IMO, there was a crossbow that could, “Do it all”.
Of course, I’m aware that there are a # of absolutely great crossbows.
Any arrow that is extremely well designed and constructed and shoots great at very long range will also shoot great at shorter ranges.
Optics. I still think that most dedicated crossbow scopes have a fair degree of compromise, optically, power, etc..
The Optimizer/Jack Plate/quality rifle scope, preferably parallax adjustable, still has a significant advantage, in my conviction. Quick shots? I leave my Optimizers on 30 yards, scope power on lowest (2x on one and 4.5 on the other)
and am very comfortable with any shot out to ~45 yards with no adjustment. I just see no downside to using a setup such as this, unless I would never make any shot beyond 45 yards. If that’s the limit, I’d get a good , lower power rifle scope (2x7,3x9 VXR, etc) , sight it in at 30-35 yards, and practice from 5-45 yards. That’s essentially, what I do with my Optimizer. 90% of my shots, 10-45 yards are with the Optimizer left on 30 and scope on minimum.
Different strokes for different folks.