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Author Topic: Best Crossbow for the money?  (Read 18101 times)

Offline n_hebert

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Best Crossbow for the money?
« on: April 22, 2010, 04:03:05 PM »
I do not own any kind of bow and have never shot a bow in my life. But i am very interested in bow hunting. This year i am going to finally buy a bow. I have made up my mind on what type of bow i want. I am going to start with a crossbow, here in Louisiana it is now legal to hunt with one. It had been only for hunters that were handicap. My uncle had a crossbow for years and was able to hunt with it and he loved it. Since i have no clue on where to start looking i would like to ask all of you.  What would be the best bow for a fairly low price. i am looking at spending no more than around $400 for the whole package if i can get good quality for cheaper than that then i am sold. So if you would please, what do you recommend?
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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 04:12:02 PM »
Barnett makes a good crossbow in that price range. Parker also makes a good one in that price range. Bowie Outfitters have some crossbow packages from Horton around that price range and they come complete with sights, bolts and all. Check out Bowie Outfitters
 
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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 08:49:21 PM »
i have a barrnet and i love it  it a c5 wildcat it will hold a 2 inch group up 2 55 yards and anyone can shoot it  and i was about  350 bucks butt it was werth every penny o ist 150 pound draw weight

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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 09:17:54 PM »
I don't know it this will help or not but here is a review of crossbows that you can read at http://michiganhuntingtoday.com/hooksandbullets/index.php/2009/04/28/excalibur-phoenix-crossbow/.
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Offline Possum

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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 03:20:49 PM »
Dollar for Dollar you can't beat a Parker Terminator Crossbow....
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that sells Crossbows that cost 5-10 times more...
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Offline n_hebert

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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 06:10:21 PM »
It appears i could not have asked a better group of people, thank you for all the info. I should be able to be in the woods with my new crossbow for opening weekend waiting on that monster to show his face again, this time i will be ready
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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 02:24:23 PM »
Good Luck on your crossbow purchase,Let us know what you decide on.

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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 06:18:02 AM »
I bought a Barnett Predator last year and I love it, fast, quiet, and accurate
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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 07:10:56 PM »
Barnett crossbows are what I started with and I was very satisfied. But I'm always looking for something new so I tried out a Horton crossbow and it is even better. It's definetly in your price range and if you look on ebay there are some great package deals to be had.

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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010, 08:56:50 PM »
I never shot one until the last couple of years.  I went from a Bear compound to a Excalibur Crossbow.  Deadly weapon.

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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2010, 11:07:07 PM »
i shoot a horton explorer.  I LOVE IT!!!!!!! its pretty light weight and the price is perfect. 
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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2010, 10:24:30 AM »
I talked to a guy who just spent the afternoon shooting every crossbow Basspro had in stock. He said for the the money the two that shot the best were the Parker and the Wicked Ridge. They're close to $400, but may be slightly more at Basspro. He ordered a Wicked Ridge through a area shop for just under $400.
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Offline glenpinpat

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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2010, 07:26:34 AM »
eastman x-force 300 pro, horton tacoma trac 150, horton summit 150, parker buck buster 150 outfitter, wicked ridge warrior. these are all in your price range. if possible go with a multi reticle scope rather than a red dot or 3 dot scope that relies on a battery. there is also in the low end the pse copperhead and the mankung 250. go a little higher and look at the excaliber axiom package(my pick for best value for product)  If I had to choose and I had to stick to budget it would be the wicked ridge with a multi reticle scope.

Offline Viking1204

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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 10:52:48 AM »
Here's a highly rated package that includes 4x32 multi-reticle scope, 4-arrow quiver, three 20" crossbolts with practice points, and rail lube.  Not bad for just under $500.  Lots of good options out there these days at pretty affordable prices.

http://www.basspro.com/XForce-500-LX-Crossbow-Package/product/10206775/-1690312
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Re: Best Crossbow for the money?
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2010, 11:00:19 AM »
n_hebert,
See the other crossbow thread going now about crossbow shooting range....
Everyone on here has good advise....
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