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Looking at the new tenpoint viper or the Scorpyd Death stocker 420. I only hunt deer, black bear and turkeys most shots are under 40 yards in the woods any advice would be appreciated. Also might consider a Ravin R26.
 

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Flip a coin. I don't see a wrong choice here. I would be a bit hesitant buying introductory year technology of the Ten Point crank system, and the Scorpyd is faster, more powerful and proven.
 

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Toss up! Ease of maintenance could factor in your choice.....
 

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Flip a coin. I don't see a wrong choice here. I would be a bit hesitant buying introductory year technology of the Ten Point crank system, and the Scorpyd is faster, more powerful and proven.
Plus I will bet that the new trigger in the TP is still not as good as the Scorpyd trigger. You can also change and tune the strings and cables on the Scorpyd without a press.
I like the idea of an internal crank but unless you have to have a crank it is really not necessary.
 

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A: Never buy a brand new model xbow.
B: Do research extensively models you think you like. There's the crossbow hunting site on Facebook as well as brand specific sites on Facebook that survey a large population. CBN and, CT.
C: Go on xbow shooting adventures. You may bring home something totally different than you thought you wanted. Seen it happen multiple times over the years.
C: Is the most fun. You'll learn something for yourself. I tend to look for ANY posted problems what-so-ever with xbows because that's something I want NO participation in.ymmv
I hope you enjoy launching arrows from your new xbow for years to come.
 

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My vote, especially if you like lightest weight and smallest size.......Ravin 26 or 29. You won’t know until you handle and shoot all 3 brands. All have good reputations for warranty support. Have fun shopping and call Dave at Wyvern Creations for his recommendations.
 

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A: Never buy a brand new model xbow.
B: Do research extensively models you think you like. There's the crossbow hunting site on Facebook as well as brand specific sites on Facebook that survey a large population. CBN and, CT.
C: Go on xbow shooting adventures. You may bring home something totally different than you thought you wanted. Seen it happen multiple times over the years.
C: Is the most fun. You'll learn something for yourself. I tend to look for ANY posted problems what-so-ever with xbows because that's something I want NO participation in.ymmv
I hope you enjoy launching arrows from your new xbow for years to come.
Let me add, what are your goals and the way you hunt.

Note, Item C:

I've learned my lesson on that experience. Take your time. If you are spending that much money I'd be testing all of them.

God luck!
 

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I shot both at the show and both are good crossbows but I'd take the Viper over it myself. I think it will be the most popular crossbow this year. Light weight IMO, good trigger and tiny! But go shoot them for yourself before you decide.
 

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I shot both at the show and both are good crossbows but I'd take the Viper over it myself. I think it will be the most popular crossbow this year. Light weight IMO, good trigger and tiny! But go shoot them for yourself before you decide.
Curious as to the thumbs up for the viper over the vapor?
 

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I’m looking at the same two brands but the Vapor or Nemesis. Lots of good reviews on both brands. My local shop doesn’t carry Scorpyd for some reason which is frustrating.

Looking at the new tenpoint viper or the Scorpyd Death stocker 420. I only hunt deer, black bear and turkeys most shots are under 40 yards in the woods any advice would be appreciated. Also might consider a Ravin R26.
 

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I am really liking that tenpoint silent cocking and decocking system. I am still hearing some grumling about ravin system still not fully safe proof regarding the cocking
 

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If you don’t need a crank then the D.S. For sure. Ten point says they have a great trigger just like they said with the t4 they had a great trigger and then the new improved t5 was a great trigger and now the two,stage is a great trigger... Scorpyd trigger has remained unchanged because they do have a great trigger.
First year release is a gamble.
The manufacturer are going to tell you their product is great.
Hold off if you need a crank for a few=months to see if you can to get some real world reports.
Shooting a bow once or twice in a shooting booth does not give much of an idea as to whether it’s good or not.
Some want it to be good so bad that their objective thinking takes a walk. Not intentionally mind you but it still happens. Also after a guy drops three grand he’s reluctant to critique the bows shortcomings thinking it reflects back on the buyer....JMHO.....
 
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