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Looking at a Centerpoint 370 mercenary and a killer instinct 380x for a hundred dollars more but it comes with a luminary’s scope and the centerpoint doesn’t. So which do you think is the better bow?
 

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Sniper on amazon for $179.00 with free delivery. 21 inches uncocked,18 cocked. 380x is $299.0 at rural king, 18.75 uncocked,14.75 cocked. 380x should be about 20 fps faster. Better trigger. The both weigh around 7.5 lb
 

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Don’t know about the 380 but KI Swats are outstanding. I have a Sniper that is excellent except for the factory trigger. With the trigger upgrade from TX_RDX it is a workhorse. I have close to 1000 shots on it and it has had 0 problems. Has stayed in tune and little visible wear on serving. I changed the scope when I got it so I don’t know about it. Good luck!
 

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The center point mercenaries and the KI 380x are both poelangs. Very similar bows. Do you go with the better deal, or the better warranty? Center point Sniper is a mankung.
 

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My question is which has proven to be the better bows, the poelangs or the mankungs?!?
 

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I bought a CenterPoint Mercenary a few months ago. Dislike the noisy stock more than anything, but for the $180 (Midway USA) I spent on it was well worth it. I tried to get the trigger kit from TX_RDX, but the Mercenary will not accept his trigger kit. If I recall, he would be able do the trigger if I sent it to him. It will eventually get a scope upgrade and it shoots the BEE's quite accurately.
 

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My question is which has proven to be the better bows, the poelangs or the mankungs?!?
I know a few guys who have the Sniper (mankung). Limbs seem very reliable. Trigger is not good, but some can make it work without Rich's trigger job . Poelangs (Carbon Express, Bruin, Mercenary series) seem to have more issues with limbs. Hori-Zone (KI, PSE) seem to have more limb issues, especially the Ripper 415, although my friend who owns the Sniper also has a Ripper, and it's second set of limbs has be problem free.
 

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Thanks Joe. I, too, have the Sniper and it's been flawless the past 3 years. I'd love getting me a cheaper bow like those you mentioned that is shooting 400+ fps but I don't want those limb issues. I'll just wait patiently until they get all the bugs worked out.
 
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Should have been a sponge diver with the amount of time I have spent holding my breath for ki to fix ripper limb problem. The only xbow company that has actually ever done a recall that I know of is barnett. Respect for that Barnett.
 

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Should have been a sponge diver with the amount of time I have spent holding my breath for ki to fix ripper limb problem. The only xbow company that has actually ever done a recall that I know of is barnett. Respect for that Barnett.
Mission had a trigger recall on some of the early models and took care of the ones that were involved.
 

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Should have been a sponge diver with the amount of time I have spent holding my breath for ki to fix ripper limb problem. The only xbow company that has actually ever done a recall that I know of is barnett. Respect for that Barnett.
I will add PSE did as well with PSE Fang350 3 years ago. I know because I had one.
 
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I will add PSE did as well with PSE Fang350 3 years ago. I know because I had one.
Yep, another Hori-Zone. The PSE Thrive 400 is a tempting bow ($399 on Amazon). Reverse cams so it's shorter and lighter than the Ripper. 147 ft. # KE. BUT, it's made by the same company, probably the same limbs, and I saw some cam bearing problems with the KI Furious 9.5 with reverse cams. Lots of tempting products out there for excited, willing guinea pigs.;)
 

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Mission had a trigger recall on some of the early models and took care of the ones that were involved.
I sent my second hand bow back to them to fix the trigger-no local dealer-and they sent me a BRAND NEW BOW, which I then warrantied. How can you beat that?
 

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Yep, another Hori-Zone. The PSE Thrive 400 is a tempting bow ($399 on Amazon). Reverse cams so it's shorter and lighter than the Ripper. 147 ft. # KE. BUT, it's made by the same company, probably the same limbs, and I saw some cam bearing problems with the KI Furious 9.5 with reverse cams. Lots of tempting products out there for excited, willing guinea pigs.;)
It looks like all these reverse cam xbows do not have a yoke cable to the top and bottom of the cam axle,just one. How would you tune your cams? And seems like it would not be as stable.
 

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It looks like all these reverse cam xbows do not have a yoke cable to the top and bottom of the cam axle,just one. How would you tune your cams? And seems like it would not be as stable.
Not sure how you would yoke a reverse cam other than the way Ten Point and Ravin do. On my reverse draw Burky bow, the cams stay very straight, no lean. When I had a compound with Martin CAT cams, I would play with axle length and spacers until they balanced out.
 
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