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Old 08-02-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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I just turned 14 and have $300 and wanted to buy a crossbow, but i have no expierence with them. First of all, would i be able to pull back 125 and 150lb crossbows. And if i can handle the draw weight should i get a horton scout 125 or a barnett jackal 150. remember im a beginner

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My father has a Barnett Jackal, pretty hard for me to draw by hand but easy with the cocking aid. It shoots well but noisy IMO. I have no experience with any other crossbows, so I cant give you a comparison.

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Im not an archer by any means. But why do you want to start with a crossbow? Why not start with a recurve and work your way up. I dont know your history with bows, but the same thing with my eight year old son and his 10/22. He wants to get a powerfull scope so he doesnt have to do the work on aiming. I want him to get the fundementals of shooting first. And that means starting as basic as you can and work up from there. Hope this helps, sorry to drag this post out.

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I would agree with a traditional bow.
Figure out if you are right eye dominate or left.

Find an anchor point. (mine is my little finger on the corner of my mouth) example.

Get used to a sight picture looking down the arrow.

When you have success, remember what you did and repeat.

Good luck, be safe, have fun !

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My father has a Barnett Jackal, pretty hard for me to draw by hand but easy with the cocking aid. It shoots well but noisy IMO. I have no experience with any other crossbows, so I cant give you a comparison.

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well how old r u cuz im 14 and hoping i can pull it back
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Im not an archer by any means. But why do you want to start with a crossbow? Why not start with a recurve and work your way up. I dont know your history with bows, but the same thing with my eight year old son and his 10/22. He wants to get a powerfull scope so he doesnt have to do the work on aiming. I want him to get the fundementals of shooting first. And that means starting as basic as you can and work up from there. Hope this helps, sorry to drag this post out.
i used to have a 50lb compound bow but never touched a crossbow
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My father has a Barnett Jackal, pretty hard for me to draw by hand but easy with the cocking aid. It shoots well but noisy IMO. I have no experience with any other crossbows, so I cant give you a comparison.

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well how old r u cuz im 14 and wondering if i can pull back 150
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Sorry for the late reply, im 41. My arms/back can cock it, just my fingers cant take it.

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well how old r u cuz im 14 and wondering if i can pull back 150
You can cock it with practice and a cock assist if you have average strength.. Practice is key for muscle memories makes hard task easy
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