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Old 03-12-2013, 04:09 AM   #11
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No issue's as of yet, I keep it waxed and there's no fray's or abrasion. It's only been strung for the last year of the 25 years we've had it and I'll go out and loose about 30 bolts once a month. String only cost me 7 bucks to have made and knowing what I know now will probably start tying my own. The guy added the poms for free cuz he thought they would look cool.

The best thing about it is shooting for free. I can drop consecutive bolts on a milkjug at 25 to 30 yards and cant wait to pin a turkey to a tree!

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Old 03-22-2013, 12:58 AM   #12
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Yeap , they are accurate as hell ..!
I got some prices between all the stuff I need and I can't get off for less than $1800 with everything included "Corn-husk" target..Thanks..!

I had much fun back in the day and do remember well . As long as you keep hitting the target , you can keep shooting and shooting .! I'd bet though , there are still bolts buried in the dirt some-wheres though..! Want a 4 power scope at least..!

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:53 PM   #13
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Crossbow's have come a long way from the primitive weapons of old.
When I was shopping for one,I went to several archery shops and shot as many different brands/styles as I could. You'll be surprised at the difference between the different crossbows. I wanted one that was balanced,quite when fired,and still had very good speed/warranty/reputation.

The crossbow that I ended up buying was the Horton Vision 175,it had everything I wanted,and wasn't too expensive. Plus it shoots excellent!



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If your looking for a compound hunting crossbow, I would be tempted to sell mine I my self are not to found of it. I would prefer a re-curve crossbow with about a 130lb draw.

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I have a Horton Yukon that I bought new off ebay. I paid $225.00 and added a scope. Also invested in a hand crank that you will see on the crossbow in the picture below.

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Hello dearhunter how much did that hand crank set you back? Also how many models does that work on?

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Hello dearhunter how much did that hand crank set you back? Also how many models does that work on?
I searched the Internet for the hand crank. Paid about $90.00 bucks for a good quality hand crank that was registered to work with my bow. I tried other methods, but found reseting a crossbow in a tree stand without a hand crank is a bitch. Put in "crossbow hand cranks" in your search.
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Thank ya good sir.

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Every crossbow I have shot my compound against I smoked it. I would invest your money in a huntertown arms .22 can it will be around the same price as good crossbow just a quite with CCI subsonic lr hp. Higher rate of fire. You cannot make new bolts out of wood for a crossbow. Max you would carry around 20 bolts. A .22 is lighter more ammo higher rate of fire. My 2¢ take it or leave it.

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I used to shoot a regular re-curve for years and found the cross bow exceptionally accurate . You sir must be quite a good shot , my hats off to you and SOLUTE to a master archer.! My little cross bow back in the seventies
no way could I out shoot that with any other type of bow . Scope , cross bow and that's as good as I get..!

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