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#2218249 - 09/07/17 12:06 PM I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations
DaBreeze Offline
4 point

Registered: 11/11/13
Posts: 350
Loc: Molino Florida
I guess I have to join the sissy hunting club, but shoulder and hand issue have forced me hang up the Hoyt. I have never touched a Xbow and don't know a dang thing about them. I had planned on not even bow hunting this year but as time get closer, I can't stand the thought of missing it. So what kind of advise can yall give me on purchasing a Xbow. I'll only hunt 6 or 8 times and looking for a eco model that will still do the job. Lighweight is important. I'm not looking for the high-end stuff. Probably, no more than $1K for everything.


Edited by DaBreeze (09/07/17 12:07 PM)

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#2218324 - 09/07/17 02:10 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
bholmes Offline
4 point

Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 444
Loc: Madison County
The Parker Thunderhawk is a fine shooting Xbow. You will not regret.

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#2218373 - 09/07/17 02:45 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
BamaGuitarDude Offline
8 point

Registered: 02/11/15
Posts: 2296
Loc: Central AL
Originally Posted By: DaBreeze
I guess I have to join the sissy hunting club


No you ain't; if physically you can do it & you want to hunt during bow season, it is what it is, man... Good luck on find a good X-bow; I'm a big Bear Archery fan & their new X-bow looks nice...

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#2218411 - 09/07/17 03:18 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
GomerPyle Offline
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Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 7089
Loc: Tuscaloosa
man don't sweat it......most of the anti-crossbow stuff you see on here is just people messing with one another for fun. Ain't no shame in it. Just get one that shoots good and go hunting.

As far as advise on finding one, I'd do the same thing I'd do if I was looking for a "regular" bow.....find you a craigslist deal, at least for your first one. You can usually find decent ones on there relatively cheap from people that got one and decided it just "wasn't for them" and want to unload it.
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#2218420 - 09/07/17 03:29 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
mr.clif Offline
6 point

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 832
Loc: NBama
Bought a Excalibur 355 micro suppressor and love it so far. I felt as you but my shoulder wasnt allowing me to practice with my compound. Nobody has any right to judge anothers way of legal hunting. Unless their shooting fingers and stick or re-curve they "cheat" jus as much. Release is jus as much as a trigger as a xbow has.


Edited by mr.clif (09/07/17 03:35 PM)

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#2218424 - 09/07/17 03:34 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
ColeT Offline
8 point

Registered: 01/29/15
Posts: 2204
Loc: Wetumpka, AL
The mission xbows are sweet

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#2218542 - 09/07/17 06:00 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
Geno Offline
14 point

Registered: 11/19/15
Posts: 8986
Loc: Tuscaloosa
Most people don't like the Barnett bows because they consider them to be cheap. I've had two now and both shot great. I have the Vengeance reverse limb with an old shotgun scope on it.

The first one shot good but the original pin sight that came with it was awful - it would shoot loose after five or six bolts. I put a red dot on it and never looked back.
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#2218577 - 09/07/17 06:49 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: GomerPyle]
jbc Offline
Frat Snowflake

Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 7386
Loc: Montgomery, AL
Originally Posted By: GomerPyle
man don't sweat it......most of the anti-crossbow stuff you see on here is just people messing with one another for fun. Ain't no shame in it. Just get one that shoots good and go hunting.


I've always read it as tongue in cheek as well

Infinitely cooler than shooting one with a rifle any way

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#2219124 - 09/08/17 07:50 AM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
deadeye48 Offline
8 point

Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 1705
Loc: northport
Heck I've been shooting a CB for several years because of health issues (lost most all muscle tissue under my right scapula among other thing) so don't worry with what folks think just enjoy the new CB and kill a biggun
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#2219135 - 09/08/17 08:00 AM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
ParrotHead89 Offline
4 point

Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 396
Loc: IN
Great Prices and great guy at Wyvern Creations. He will give you great advice.

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#2221310 - 09/09/17 10:48 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
Haybale Online   content
bearded hen

Registered: 01/19/13
Posts: 2169
Loc: Marshall County
My dad has a stryker 380 that's extremely nice. It's a lot quieter than any crossbow I've heard.
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#2223472 - 09/12/17 09:49 AM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: jbc]
Recurve Offline
8 point

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 2156
Loc: Alabama
Originally Posted By: jbc
Originally Posted By: GomerPyle
man don't sweat it......most of the anti-crossbow stuff you see on here is just people messing with one another for fun. Ain't no shame in it. Just get one that shoots good and go hunting.


I've always read it as tongue in cheek as well

Infinitely cooler than shooting one with a rifle any way


This. Man I used to get picked on in our club for not using a bow I made myself.
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#2224669 - 09/13/17 10:46 AM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
jmudler Online   content
10 point

Registered: 11/18/15
Posts: 4150
Loc: HSV AL
The Barnett Jackel is one of the best value xboxs I have ever seen/shot. I own a wicked ridge warrior and very pleased with it. Ten Point warranty is 2nd to none. I also own a reverse limb Horton. Very quiet and I really like the short axle to axle. Doesnt get hung up when trekking in the woods and have plenty of room in a blind. I would really look at the Ravin crossbow too.

Don't get all spun up on speed. Also if your condition will worsen, you may want to look how the xbox is cocked. You may want to have a crank or some type of aid.
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#2224721 - 09/13/17 11:33 AM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
chris4wde2 Offline
4 point

Registered: 08/29/16
Posts: 257
Loc: Gardendale , AL
I think you can get a Ten point fully loaded with a scope and everything for around 700$. I like them for the crank cocking system. But as far as economic crossbow,my best friend bought whatever the mid priced one wal mart carries that is solid camo and it's a s package for 400 dollars probably 500 after bolts and broadheads. But his shoots amazing and is really quiet. His uses a cocking rope if I'm not mistaken and is a Barnett I believe

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#2224868 - 09/13/17 01:49 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
TGbow Offline
4 point

Registered: 09/25/16
Posts: 420
Loc: Alabama
For something economical, check out Twig Archery.
Be carries some inexspensive Xbows.
He has some videos on his site.

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#2225097 - 09/13/17 06:10 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
outdoors1 Online   content
8 point

Registered: 10/22/13
Posts: 1265
Loc: alabama
Just the basic Barnett or Horton will do for short distances out to 30 yards. Spend as much as you can afford. $400 will get you a lot.

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#2225373 - 09/13/17 10:04 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: chris4wde2]
JeremyA7 Offline
spike

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 26
Loc: Brookwood
Originally Posted By: chris4wde2
I think you can get a Ten point fully loaded with a scope and everything for around 700$. I like them for the crank cocking system. But as far as economic crossbow,my best friend bought whatever the mid priced one wal mart carries that is solid camo and it's a s package for 400 dollars probably 500 after bolts and broadheads. But his shoots amazing and is really quiet. His uses a cocking rope if I'm not mistaken and is a Barnett I believe


Wicked Ridge is made by Ten Point and you can find them around $500. The Parker x-bows are good also.
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#2225485 - 09/14/17 06:58 AM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
slayinbucks24/7 Offline
8 point

Registered: 09/13/07
Posts: 2155
Loc: tampa,fl
my dad is in the same boat this year. he ordered the carbon ten point with the cocking system. hes shooting sub 2" groups at 40 yards. thing is zipping those bolts. I got a feeling he's gonna give em heck this year

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#2225498 - 09/14/17 07:26 AM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
Powpow65 Online   content
4 point

Registered: 01/07/17
Posts: 534
Loc: Chilton
I bought the center point sniper 370 last year. Best xbow for the $ imo

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#2225519 - 09/14/17 07:56 AM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
tfd1224 Offline
14 point

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 7461
Loc: Harpersville, AL
Get a Barnett. You will get the most bang for your buck. I bought the whitetail hunter last year and really like it but almost want to get the whitetail hunter 2 now. It shoots 10 fps faster and has a triggertech trigger.
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#2225734 - 09/14/17 12:27 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
btfl Offline
3 point

Registered: 09/13/14
Posts: 138
Loc: South Alabama
Find you a Mathews dealer and check into the Mission line of crossbows. They are nice.

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#2226092 - 09/14/17 07:47 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
BearVenue Offline
spike

Registered: 08/17/14
Posts: 95
Loc: Florence, AL
Wicked Ridge by TenPoint
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#2235718 - 09/24/17 02:13 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
ghost rabbit Offline
8 point

Registered: 12/21/02
Posts: 1737
Loc: Hartselle, AL
I highly recommend the Stryker 350 and 390 Solution. I've shot and owned several different crossbows and felt these were as good or better than any. Check out archerytalk and you will get some good advice. Usually the most recommended bows are Scorpyd-Excalibur-Ten Point-Stryker-Mission. Those are not the only companies and I haven't stayed into the latest so maybe someone else has gotten in the game in the last year and a half but those companies make quality stuff with good warranties.

Someone has already mentioned Wyvern Creations and I highly second that. David is very knowledgeable and good to deal with and from my experience the customer service is second to none.

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#2242680 - 10/01/17 04:11 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
Dragfan66 Offline
6 point

Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 928
Loc: St. Clair County
I bought a Wicked Ridge from Bass Pro about 5 years ago, and am very pleased with it. Got to shoot it in their archery range before I left.


i am old and have major shoulder issues too OP.
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#2250447 - 10/08/17 03:07 PM Re: I hate this but I need Xbow recommendations [Re: DaBreeze]
Buckedoutagain3 Offline
3 point

Registered: 12/20/15
Posts: 114
Loc: Bibb county
Parker Enforcer is an awesome weapon!

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