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Crossbows #3108514
04/24/20 07:20 PM
04/24/20 07:20 PM
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Mobile Alabama
Taylorwelch Offline OP
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Looking into buying a crossbow this year. Any opinions and suggestions on a good quality crossbow that will not cost an arm and a leg? I will most likely be replacing the scope on whatever one I get so that’s not an issue. Thanks!


"I just wanna catch and kill"
ROLL DAMN TIDE
Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3108945
04/25/20 12:31 PM
04/25/20 12:31 PM
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Round ‘bout there
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Clem Offline
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Round ‘bout there

Barnett Whitetail Hunter is worth considering - https://www.barnettcrossbows.com/whitetail-hunter-ii

Wicked Ridge also has a good entry-level bow - https://www.tenpointcrossbows.com/?s=wicked+ridge+crossbows


If you've never shot one more than a couple of times (or ever) I would suggest finding someone down your way who will let you shoot. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to shoot one and they're a lot of fun, plus they kill stuff pretty effectively. Deer, hogs, sasquatches.


"Hunting Politics are stupid!" - Farm Hunter

"Bible says you shouldn't put sugar in your cornbread." Dustin, 2013

"Best I can figure 97.365% of the general public is a paint chip eating, mouth breathing, certified dumbass." BCLC, 2020
Re: Crossbows [Re: Clem] #3109306
04/25/20 08:32 PM
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Mobile Alabama
Taylorwelch Offline OP
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Thanks man. I was considering the Barnett whitetail hunter str. How is Barnett and their warranty? Like the limbs and strings breaking?


"I just wanna catch and kill"
ROLL DAMN TIDE
Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3109366
04/25/20 09:24 PM
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Anything by 10pt. American company and great people.

Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3109821
04/26/20 03:50 PM
04/26/20 03:50 PM
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Round ‘bout there
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Clem Offline
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Round ‘bout there

I haven't had any issues with my Barnett bows so I don't know about warranty, but I haven't heard anything negative about their warranty and service.

As for TenPoint, they do make super bows at a variety of prices including high prices for their top package.


"Hunting Politics are stupid!" - Farm Hunter

"Bible says you shouldn't put sugar in your cornbread." Dustin, 2013

"Best I can figure 97.365% of the general public is a paint chip eating, mouth breathing, certified dumbass." BCLC, 2020
Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3109878
04/26/20 05:16 PM
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Central, Al
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I bought a centerpoint Ampd 415 to tinker with after helping a few fellas sight in at the lease. I got it on after season clearance for a big discount. It’s unbelievable fast and accurate. It is shooting 385fps, Upgraded to a ravin scope on it and bloodsport witness arrows. It is like shooting a rifle out to 75 yards. For less than 400$


Originally Posted By: Wiley Coyote
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On a good day there's a bunch of assholes in here. On a bad day there's too many assholes in here.
Re: Crossbows [Re: ParrotHead89] #3109924
04/26/20 06:41 PM
04/26/20 06:41 PM
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Mobile Alabama
Taylorwelch Offline OP
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👍🏼


"I just wanna catch and kill"
ROLL DAMN TIDE
Re: Crossbows [Re: Clem] #3109925
04/26/20 06:41 PM
04/26/20 06:41 PM
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Mobile Alabama
Taylorwelch Offline OP
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Which one do you have


"I just wanna catch and kill"
ROLL DAMN TIDE
Re: Crossbows [Re: Clem] #3109926
04/26/20 06:42 PM
04/26/20 06:42 PM
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Mobile Alabama
Taylorwelch Offline OP
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Which one do you have


"I just wanna catch and kill"
ROLL DAMN TIDE
Re: Crossbows [Re: Bustinbeards] #3109928
04/26/20 06:43 PM
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Mobile Alabama
Taylorwelch Offline OP
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I was thanking about center point also I thank the heat maybe? But I didn’t know about the quality or how it would hold up they look pretty sweet.


"I just wanna catch and kill"
ROLL DAMN TIDE
Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3110089
04/26/20 10:47 PM
04/26/20 10:47 PM
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Pelham Al
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Field and Stream will let you shoot in Hoover before you buy

Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3110349
04/27/20 11:39 AM
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A Matrix G340 with ACOG is as user friendly tough as nails as you can get. The combo ain’t cheap but man is it an accurate trouble free combo.


https://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/crossbows/matrix-g340/


https://www.trijicon.com/products/details/ta50-c-400143

Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3110391
04/27/20 12:48 PM
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HSV AL
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One of the properties I hunt is bow only. As mentioned, you really need to shot them to see what you may like. I own Horton reverse limb and Wicked Ridge invader. I like my reverse limb Horton and my son likes his Wicked Ridge better. My brother in law has a Barnett Jackal. Wal-Mart was blowing them out for $200 with a red dot. If I was only using a xbow a couple of weeks a year I would seriously look at a Jackal.

If I were to invest today, with the land I hunt, I would be buying a Ravin

Last edited by jmudler; 04/27/20 12:48 PM.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Re: Crossbows [Re: JohnnyLoco] #3110534
04/27/20 05:08 PM
04/27/20 05:08 PM
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Mobile Alabama
Taylorwelch Offline OP
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"I just wanna catch and kill"
ROLL DAMN TIDE
Re: Crossbows [Re: jmudler] #3110536
04/27/20 05:09 PM
04/27/20 05:09 PM
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Mobile Alabama
Taylorwelch Offline OP
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Yea if I was in a bow only I would definitely have a ravin lol. Yea I will look into that I just need something for now season so I don’t wanna go crazy but I want something dependable


"I just wanna catch and kill"
ROLL DAMN TIDE
Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3110691
04/27/20 08:32 PM
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Banks of Little River
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My criteria was really based on, if I raked a broadhead across a string by accident or when the string stretched, how fast can I be back in business and can I do it myself. Recurve only for me.

Re: Crossbows [Re: JohnnyLoco] #3117000
05/06/20 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyLoco
My criteria was really based on, if I raked a broadhead across a string by accident or when the string stretched, how fast can I be back in business and can I do it myself. Recurve only for me.



My reverse limb has a cable do-dad that I can tighten with a wench and change/add a string without needing a press. Just a FYI Loco


Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Re: Crossbows [Re: Taylorwelch] #3130635
05/26/20 01:51 PM
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Personally I wouldn’t buy anything that doesn’t say Excalibur.


If you always do what you've always done you always get what you've always got
Re: Crossbows [Re: Bustinbeards] #3130657
05/26/20 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bustinbeards
I bought a centerpoint Ampd 415 to tinker with after helping a few fellas sight in at the lease. I got it on after season clearance for a big discount. It’s unbelievable fast and accurate. It is shooting 385fps, Upgraded to a ravin scope on it and bloodsport witness arrows. It is like shooting a rifle out to 75 yards. For less than 400$



I bought one after Christmas at a big savings at Academy. These are well made crossbows

Re: Crossbows [Re: Snuffy] #3130675
05/26/20 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Snuffy
Personally I wouldn’t buy anything that doesn’t say Excalibur.


I feel / felt the same till I saw the prices,,,Dang!!!!

Had a Barnett. May as well have been carrying a small car in my arms. No thanks.
Still considering,,,, as I only hunt WMA's now and really don't care for the check in
with the hordes of orange and the race to your spot. Would prefer the relative solitude
of the archery hunting.

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