I think I'm biting the bullet

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  1. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I think I'll bite the bullet and go to a crossbow this year. My shoulder bothers me more each year, and I've lost my practice range since they developed the baby farm behind the house. What are the do's and don'ts with a cross bow? I'm looking at a 10 point, Wicked Ridge RDX400, or the Titan M1 Rope sled. I know nothing about crossbows, never shot one. Any tips, thoughts, or advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Gooser

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    Don’t forget the Excalibur less parts to worry about breaking!! But they all have there own goods and bads!! Shoot a few see what you like! I have a Excalibur and love it shoots like a gun!
     
  3. Meatstick

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    Keep your thumb out the way. Get a decent speed calibrated scope, or HHA Optimizer, either one. And keep the rail lubed. Try not to buy the nastiest fastest bow either, they're string and cable eaters, even the $3-4k rigs.
     
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  4. carnivore

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    When the time comes ill be looking for light and compact. I have an older heavy horton 175 and rarely use it.
    I hope to buy a $1000- $3000 xbow when they are 3-5 years old for $500 once the good ones reveal themselves.
     
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  5. Pirate

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    I would make sure to buy one with the crank handle and around 400 fps should be fine.
     
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  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Those two I'm looking at are 400 fps. Ten point is supposed to be a great product, and all of the reviews I've seen are positive. From what I've been told, you should treat a crossbow like a rifle.... Get it sighted in, and hunt. They're not made to shoot hundreds of times like a vertical bow.
     
  7. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Love the crossbow! Owned one since 08 and have taken more deer with it than any weapon I own. Cool weapon. Try a few out. We’ve had Horton, Parker, Barnett, Excalibur, Killer Instinct and Mission in our crew and they all kill deer. I’m not a pro but will be glad to answer any questions.
     
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  8. 1wildcatfan

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    Next you'll be golfing from the ladies tees. :)
     
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  9. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Hell, none of my weapons have it that easy.
     
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  10. web splitter

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    What did you think about the Mission?
     
  11. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    lol. I'll play them if I can. Haven't moved to senior tees yet.... but it's gonna happen.
     
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  12. xbokilla

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    Mission is what I use now. It’s not the top of the line Sub 1 series but a MXB Charge. I bought it new in Summer of 19 but it came out in 17. Nice crossbow, made well.
     
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  13. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I'll definitely buy something Gander carries.... employee deals.
     
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  14. xbokilla

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    Well if I’m not mistaken they are one of the stores carrying Xpedition and I’ve heard good things about their crossbows as well.
     
  15. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    My dad has a Tenpoint........it's deadly accurate. He's had no issues with it.
     
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