Info on crossbows

Discussion in 'Crossbow Forum' started by Redfox55, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Redfox55

    Redfox55 Fawn

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    Am wanting to purchase my first cross bow and looking for help. I don't want to spend a lot in case it doesn't work out. Someone suggested a recurve and to get a cranking device for it. Am not sure that my old shoulders would hold out to use a rope puller. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 8 pointer

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    I've got a Barnett quad 400 with a crank on it ,awkward as all get out ,but it's accurate.I just don't use it often ,but it works.
     
  3. Outdoor_np

    Outdoor_np Fawn

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    Father in law has an Excalibur ibex. It's a recurve. It's not the fastest but it's simple, accurate, reliable. No crank tho.
     
  4. happy

    happy 6 pointer

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  5. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 6 pointer

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    I wasn't sure about them either so went cheap. I just ended up with one of the Walmart Barnett Jackal packages. Shoots hard and fast and with a scope upgrade its spot on out to 60 yards. Its 150 pound pull and I just use the rope. Not difficult at all with the rope but I don't have any shoulder issues. I would suggest asking around to folks you know and shoot/try to pull one before ur purchase. Could save urself some money because the cranks are a bit more expensive than the rope.
     
  6. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

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    I went starter level with the Barnett Wildcat. Cabela's had a Fathers' Day sale a couple years back on them. Around $260 IIRC. Pretty accurate as far as I've shot it (40 yards). Rope cocker works for me, you can add a crank to it.
     

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