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Old 11-04-2011, 02:57 AM   #21
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Mea Culpa!!

Thoroughly put in my place by TxHILLBILLY.

Apologies all around!

That Horton Vision is still an excellent and very tempting choice. I LOVE the reverse bow, the weight over the handle and the portability of the design. I have felt for awhile that this design is the next evolution of the design for the times we are in.

I would be VERY interested in seeing the weight of a bolt and the FPS of this crossbow in the field. Existing reviews are across the board from people that I don't know.

A review from someone that I do know would go a long ways towards saving me some cash.

Having said that, I would love to compare both. The Stryker is the industry recognized model of the moment, but against the Horton, which I prefer personally if the numbers pencil out, I would buy now and not wait.

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A couple of years ago I got to thinking about SHTF situations, conservation of ammo and quietude. Bought a couple of crossbows from Sportman's Guide. 125# draw if I remember right, single recurve prod which is important to me. The Lovely Mrs can cock one without undue strain. They were pretty cheap, under $100 each I think. Haven't taken them out and shot them yet, haven't decided on a satisfactory backstop in case I miss the foam block. But I'm sure they'll do the job within 50 yds or so.
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Stryker X Bows

I too, still want a Tac-15 as well, but this is a possible intermediate addition to (MY) Christmas list.
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So do these compound crossbows need tuning like regular compound bows? I'm into "lower tech is better". Got a 60# recurve not too long ago, going to start practicing.
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I too like the idea of a cross bow, but, a quick follow-up shot on his zombie partner would be rather iffy, especially if you are in retreat. I would rather use my 55 pound Browing recurve bow. Faster to re-load.



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I think my barnett ghost 350 would work greatly with my 70# hoyt ultratec as a silent back up.
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Daryl was not in the original series (yes the graphic novels) I was skeptical when I heard they were adding characters. I thought it would take away from the 'survival horror feel'. They ended up adding like 4 main characters, and it seems like they already have enough in the books.


i was wrong though, I guess they knew what they were doing with Daryl because he became my favorite 2 mins after they introduced him. Love the show.

The crossbow is cool too.
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Still waiting to hear about need for tuning the compound crossbow.
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Still waiting to hear about need for tuning the compound crossbow.
Well I don't know about any tuning.I do check all the nuts & bolts for correct torque/tightness,and inspect and wax all the cables,check the cams,and lube the rail each time I use it.
Once you have it zeroed,unless you break or change the string/cables,there's nothing to tune.
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Well I don't know about any tuning.I do check all the nuts & bolts for correct torque/tightness,and inspect and wax all the cables,check the cams,and lube the rail each time I use it.
Once you have it zeroed,unless you break or change the string/cables,there's nothing to tune.
The only times other than wats above mentiond that you need to tune one is if you get different fletchings, bolt weight, or point style/weights
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