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So lets discuss why you thing you have the [perfect crossbow]. There is good and bad in all of them. for the most part they all propel and arrow forward. I'll start with the 2 I have owned. Not that they are perfect just facts.

#1 is an old pse that I gave to my dad years ago. I don't know the model other than it was an early 90's model. it use's a knock like a bow. I also has a lizard tongue style rest. No rail which I prefer. Less arrow contact with more forgiveness. Shots are slow but very accurate out to 60 yards.

#2 is the R26 ravin. The ease of cocking is great. No rail to interfere with arrow trajectory. aA little different rest than the PSE. I don't like the roller rest or the spring loaded part. However it shoots great out to 100 yards. The speed is great as well for such a short bow.

I will be designing a new rest for the Ravin. Not sure if I can get a drop away to work but we shall see.
 

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Been shooting a Ravin R26 for 10 months. Not modifying anything on it. The bow is awesome.
Why fix what aint broken.;)
 

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All have their strengths/weaknesses. The three things I require & then go from there are capture nocks. super high end triggers& ability to do my own tuning/maintenance when out west for a month. My Nemesis is the best in all regards followed closely by my R15. Their may be others.
 

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I've gone through several Xbows over the last three years. Holy mackerel I'm hooked! ;):cool::D Much needed passion at my current stage in life.

Gotta give props to my tactical (sniper like) Barnett TS370. That little sucker is not going anywhere. It's compact enough, light enough and is trouble free shooter. Deadly accurate out to 70-80 yards too. Also, trigger tech is without a doubt legit setup. Barnett got this one right! Don't let this small cam setup fool you. It shoots 400 grain arrows 368-370 fps out of the box with minor TLC. Also, not hard to cock and only Xbow I've owned that actually has let off 2/3rds of the way through the manual rope cocking process and you can purchase a crank cocking device if you require it.

I have a new 2020 BearX Constrictor Strata this a fast shooter but time will tell if it impresses me like my Barnett TS370 has. I hope so. What I do know my TS370 is one Xbow that will not get fixed because it flat out performs.

Now I won't say it's better as a general statement for everyone but I will say it fits me perfectly for my hunting needs and I feel my requirements are quite high but reasonable. I require repeatable performance. The rest is noise to me. I don't require 450fps Xbow to hunt. I need something I have confidence in. I found it!
 
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I've gone through several Xbows over the last three years. Holy mackerel I'm hooked! ;):cool::D Much needed passion at my current stage in life.

Gotta give props to my tactical (sniper like) Barnett TS370. That little sucker is not going anywhere. It's compact enough, light enough and is trouble free shooter. Deadly accurate out to 70-80 yards too. Also, trigger tech is without a doubt legit setup. Barnett got this one right! Don't let this small cam setup fool you. It shoots 400 grain arrows 368-370 fps out of the box with minor TLC. Also, not hard to cock and only Xbow I've owned that actually has let off 2/3rds of the way through the manual rope cocking process and you can purchase a crank cocking device if you require it.

I have a new 2020 BearX Constrictor Strata this a fast shooter but time will tell if it impresses me like my Barnett TS370 has. I hope so. What I do know my TS370 is one Xbow that will not get fixed because it flat out performs.

Now I won't say it's better as a general statement for everyone but I will say it fits me perfectly for my hunting needs and I feel my requirements are quite high but reasonable. I require repeatable performance. The rest is noise to me. I don't require 450fps Xbow to hunt. I need something I have confidence in. I found it!
TOTR,
I must agree that TS370 was one of the best bows ever built. The price point is fantastic and with a few little tweaks you have a real performer. It's build quality is high and accuracy straight out of the box is incredible. I will keep mine forever. It's a great little bow for tight blinds and lite enough to carry all day long. Barnett hit a grand slam with that bow.
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Obviously those of us on Geritol started with recurves. Now that I own a narrow bow, I'm not so sure I could ever go back to a wide bow regardless of simplicity or ease of maintenance IMO. I found I have more options in blinds and stands that a wide bow wouldn't allow. I guess that's why we have so many choices out there. If one manufacture had it all figured out, we would only have one manufacture to buy from.

Regardless of brand, speed, wide or narrow, Iron Duke hit the nail on the head. IT IS all about the Indian's capability to aim small, miss small. I could still take the largest whitetail down with my very old 230fps xbow with a properly placed shot.
 
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It would be a dtm middleton 400ss micro recurve with high end spring steel limbs... The middleton micro crossbows are the quietest smoothest shooting crossbows known to man excalibur micro does not even come close not even in the same league. The dtm ss suffered the same problems as the excalibur limbs just to much pressure on short limbs and not the right mix of limb materials.... On the Facebook group crossbow pages multiple excalibur limb breaks every single day and other crossbow manufacturers with limb breaks and all kinds of problems but that's a whole other story
 

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I've only owned one crossbow so far and I have the speed 425. If the limbs hold up this is a heck of a bow for the money straight out of the box. 60 yards ain't nothing for this bow and a long as you can hold steady it'll stack em in a coffee cup with the factory bolts and a 125 grain head. I have shot farther and it does good there too but I'm not going to shoot past 60 with a bow at any of my spots.
 

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Interesting that this old thread (by a member that was banned no less) has been brought back up. It’s also interesting to me to see how different members hunt, and what they value in a setup. I like what I have, and continue to take deer at an average distance between 20 and 25 yards, so to me, speed isn’t important. I can see how it might be for others. In the next week, I will be changing both my stands out to adapt to changing deer movement. The one place is more open, and my head is already churning about what faster bow might interest me (even though I have two that can shoot 360+. :rolleyes: I call it crossbow forum effect.;)
 

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Interesting that this old thread (by a member that was banned no less) has been brought back up. It’s also interesting to me to see how different members hunt, and what they value in a setup. I like what I have, and continue to take deer at an average distance between 20 and 25 yards, so to me, speed isn’t important. I can see how it might be for others. In the next week, I will be changing both my stands out to adapt to changing deer movement. The one place is more open, and my head is already churning about what faster bow might interest me (even though I have two that can shoot 360+. :rolleyes: I call it crossbow forum effect.;)
Lol I didn't pay no attention to the time of the thread. Why did he get banned 😂
 

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I have been shooting/hunting the same 2 bows for 7 or 8 years. Everytime i think i want a new bow i go cock and shoot one of them and think why. A week or better ago one had a limb sliver i took it to a dealer on Tuesday it was back in my hands Friday with zero cost to me other than gas driving 10 miles if that.

There discontinued but still carry a lifetime warranty. There not for everyone but they suit me and in this case i'm the only one that matters :).

Find what likes you and how you hunt and like it back.
 
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