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Hi guys!

New guy from the Hudson Valley of NYS. I'm new to the xbow world this year. I obtained a Barnett Ghost 360 late summer and have been hunting with it. It's a new world to me having new been a vertical bow hunter.

So, the reason I'm posting in the Horton section.............. A friend offered me his father's Horton Stalker model#CB017, ser#130735 with 12/91 manufacture date. Yeah, I know it's old but looks in good shape. It was originally bought in a shop in Vermillion, Ohio. Now friend says if I want it, make him a reasonable offer. We have no idea what it's worth. We both googled the snot out of it and can't find anything about this xbow.

Any insights from the folks here with experience?
 

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BTW, the noted price he paid in 1991 was $555.00!!!! Holy crap! for almost 30 years ago.

Couple more things if it helps identify this thing.... it has a wooden stock and fore end, uses LS2 and CS2 bolts, has a scope, original manual (where all the data is listed, hand written in), what else? Guess that's about all I've got to identify it.

What should I offer on it? Should I even bother based on age? Do you thing parts are even source-able?

Lots of questions...... Like I said, I'm a noob!
 

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Hello hdmotorcop, the Horton Stalker was built for (1) year only (1991), 150 Draw. The Horton Repair Manual shows it was originally built as a "Bracketed" Bow, meaning it had Brackets Bolted to the end of the Limbs, that held the Cams. I have (2) Stalkers, both bought used, and both have the (SL) Split Limbs, not the Bracket Limbs. I believe the Bracketed Limbs were discontinued in (1995), so both my Stalkers must have been up-dated at some point.

In addition, the Stalker was built with "Tear Drop" Cables, (picture attached), were the (17") String attached to "Tear Drop" shaped Hooks on the Ends of the Cables. This Tear Drop Cable System was also discontinued in (1995), and replaced with the (ICAD) Cable System, where both the String and the Steel Cables now attach to the Cams themselves.

I can't say what the bow is worth, but parts are still available. If the Limbs need to be replaced, your looking at about ($150.00) in parts. If the Tear Drop Cables go bad, ($100.00) for the ICAD Up-Date.

Hope this helps, Crossbowjoe
 

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No idea. I would start low and you can always offer more. Is this going to be your main crossbow or just something to play around with?
 

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Thank you for the reply!



View attachment 160580 View attachment 160582 Hello hdmotorcop, the Horton Stalker was built for (1) year only (1991), 150 Draw. The Horton Repair Manual shows it was originally built as a "Bracketed" Bow, meaning it had Brackets Bolted to the end of the Limbs, that held the Cams. I have (2) Stalkers, both bought used, and both have the (SL) Split Limbs, not the Bracket Limbs. I believe the Bracketed Limbs were discontinued in (1995), so both my Stalkers must have been up-dated at some point.

In addition, the Stalker was built with "Tear Drop" Cables, (picture attached), were the (17") String attached to "Tear Drop" shaped Hooks on the Ends of the Cables. This Tear Drop Cable System was also discontinued in (1995), and replaced with the (ICAD) Cable System, where both the String and the Steel Cables now attach to the Cams themselves.

I can't say what the bow is worth, but parts are still available. If the Limbs need to be replaced, your looking at about ($150.00) in parts. If the Tear Drop Cables go bad, ($100.00) for the ICAD Up-Date.

Hope this helps, Crossbowjoe
 

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No, my main xbow is my Ghost 360. This would a spare and use by either of my sons when they go out with me, until they decide they want their own primary xbow! LOL!

No idea. I would start low and you can always offer more. Is this going to be your main crossbow or just something to play around with?
 

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Crossbowjoe,

Are your Stalkers used regularly (hunting/target) or do you collect older crossbows and to borrow a phrase "safe queens"?

My intent is spare bow for my son's to use until when/if they decide they want their own current vintage crossbow. That said, I can see them spending considerable time out in the backyard shooting bolts.



View attachment 160580 View attachment 160582 Hello hdmotorcop, the Horton Stalker was built for (1) year only (1991), 150 Draw. The Horton Repair Manual shows it was originally built as a "Bracketed" Bow, meaning it had Brackets Bolted to the end of the Limbs, that held the Cams. I have (2) Stalkers, both bought used, and both have the (SL) Split Limbs, not the Bracket Limbs. I believe the Bracketed Limbs were discontinued in (1995), so both my Stalkers must have been up-dated at some point.

In addition, the Stalker was built with "Tear Drop" Cables, (picture attached), were the (17") String attached to "Tear Drop" shaped Hooks on the Ends of the Cables. This Tear Drop Cable System was also discontinued in (1995), and replaced with the (ICAD) Cable System, where both the String and the Steel Cables now attach to the Cams themselves.

I can't say what the bow is worth, but parts are still available. If the Limbs need to be replaced, your looking at about ($150.00) in parts. If the Tear Drop Cables go bad, ($100.00) for the ICAD Up-Date.

Hope this helps, Crossbowjoe
 

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Hello hdmotorcop,

The Stalkers are part of my collection, I have about 55-60 different old Horton models. I own a Crossbow Shop, and was a Horton Gold Service Dealer for years, and when Horton went under, I purchased a lot of the Horton Parts. I started collecting the various models as a visual back-up for reference.
I personally hunt with a Horton Vision RDT. Absolutely love the Vision.

If you're looking for a backup bow, I would pass on the Stalker. Considering it is right at (30) years old, it is probably due for some repairs, or will be soon. As I mentioned earlier, to replace Limbs ($150), ICAD Cable update ($100), you could soon run into some money.
 

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The Stalker was Hortons flagship model at the time, it also had an anti dryfire mech and adjustable trigger amongst the other details mentioned above.
If an example is up for sale, I might be interested!
 

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Crossbowjoe,

Are your Stalkers used regularly (hunting/target) or do you collect older crossbows and to borrow a phrase "safe queens"?

My intent is spare bow for my son's to use until when/if they decide they want their own current vintage crossbow. That said, I can see them spending considerable time out in the backyard shooting bolts.
Crossbowjoe,

Are your Stalkers used regularly (hunting/target) or do you collect older crossbows and to borrow a phrase "safe queens"?

My intent is spare bow for my son's to use until when/if they decide they want their own current vintage crossbow. That said, I can see them spending considerable time out in the backyard shooting bolts.
Hello hdmotorcop
The bow was purchased from dons guns and ammo they had 2 of them when they came out on the market they were advertising them as the fastest and hardest hitting bow out at that time they are a great bow and definitely a great hunting bow. I know this because I bought the first one they had in and I'm guessing u got the 2nd because when I went back to buy if for my dad as a Christmas gift it was gone already lol
 

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View attachment 160580 View attachment 160582 Hello hdmotorcop, the Horton Stalker was built for (1) year only (1991), 150 Draw. The Horton Repair Manual shows it was originally built as a "Bracketed" Bow, meaning it had Brackets Bolted to the end of the Limbs, that held the Cams. I have (2) Stalkers, both bought used, and both have the (SL) Split Limbs, not the Bracket Limbs. I believe the Bracketed Limbs were discontinued in (1995), so both my Stalkers must have been up-dated at some point.

In addition, the Stalker was built with "Tear Drop" Cables, (picture attached), were the (17") String attached to "Tear Drop" shaped Hooks on the Ends of the Cables. This Tear Drop Cable System was also discontinued in (1995), and replaced with the (ICAD) Cable System, where both the String and the Steel Cables now attach to the Cams themselves.

I can't say what the bow is worth, but parts are still available. If the Limbs need to be replaced, your looking at about ($150.00) in parts. If the Tear Drop Cables go bad, ($100.00) for the ICAD Up-Date.

Hope this helps, Crossbowjoe

Hello ...would you be able to load a pic of a close up of how the bust cable and tear drop cables are set up around the cams. Would like to see how they are anchored. Also where would i be able to purchase these cables ..both the bus cable and tear drop cable and string
 

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View attachment 160580 View attachment 160582 Hello hdmotorcop, the Horton Stalker was built for (1) year only (1991), 150 Draw. The Horton Repair Manual shows it was originally built as a "Bracketed" Bow, meaning it had Brackets Bolted to the end of the Limbs, that held the Cams. I have (2) Stalkers, both bought used, and both have the (SL) Split Limbs, not the Bracket Limbs. I believe the Bracketed Limbs were discontinued in (1995), so both my Stalkers must have been up-dated at some point.

In addition, the Stalker was built with "Tear Drop" Cables, (picture attached), were the (17") String attached to "Tear Drop" shaped Hooks on the Ends of the Cables. This Tear Drop Cable System was also discontinued in (1995), and replaced with the (ICAD) Cable System, where both the String and the Steel Cables now attach to the Cams themselves.

I can't say what the bow is worth, but parts are still available. If the Limbs need to be replaced, your looking at about ($150.00) in parts. If the Tear Drop Cables go bad, ($100.00) for the ICAD Up-Date.

Hope this helps, Crossbowjoe
View attachment 160580 View attachment 160582 Hello hdmotorcop, the Horton Stalker was built for (1) year only (1991), 150 Draw. The Horton Repair Manual shows it was originally built as a "Bracketed" Bow, meaning it had Brackets Bolted to the end of the Limbs, that held the Cams. I have (2) Stalkers, both bought used, and both have the (SL) Split Limbs, not the Bracket Limbs. I believe the Bracketed Limbs were discontinued in (1995), so both my Stalkers must have been up-dated at some point.

In addition, the Stalker was built with "Tear Drop" Cables, (picture attached), were the (17") String attached to "Tear Drop" shaped Hooks on the Ends of the Cables. This Tear Drop Cable System was also discontinued in (1995), and replaced with the (ICAD) Cable System, where both the String and the Steel Cables now attach to the Cams themselves.

I can't say what the bow is worth, but parts are still available. If the Limbs need to be replaced, your looking at about ($150.00) in parts. If the Tear Drop Cables go bad, ($100.00) for the ICAD Up-Date.

Hope this helps, Crossbowjoe
Hello ...would you be able to load a pic of a close up of how the bus cable and tear drop cables are set up around the cams. Would like to see how they are anchored. Also where would i be able to purchase these cables ..both the bus cable and tear drop cable and string
 

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Hello Turbulence63, Here are some pictures of the Stalker with the ICAD Up-Date Cable System. This bow was signed by Bernard Horton, and is one of the Prized bows in my collection. The ICAD Kit comes with Cams, Cables, String, and instructions. Contact Joe at ([email protected]). Hope this helps, Joe
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Crossbowjoe... that is an awesome piece of kit.
If you ever consider selling, please look me up.
Always wanted a stalker
 
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