crossbow questions

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by beastmode986, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    Well im now looking to buy a crossbow for multiple reasons. The problem is im not sure what to get. i love the fact that recurves are simpler and you can restring them easily but its very expensive for a powerful one, By the way i plan on using it for deer hunting and i dont want to spend more then 250$. i was looking at the barnett jackal and horton summit but they are compound and if i am hunting and a string breaks im screwed. so what do you guys reccomend?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Couldn't tell you. Need a doctors note and special license to buy one in my state.
     

  3. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Well if u break a string on a recurve your still screwed, 150lb draw weight u sure as heck are not gonna re string it with out a crossbow press, so no real advantage over a compound, horton an barnett have been big players in the crossbow world for along time. But for 250$ dont expect a lot from it either. Entry level archery stuff just sucks period. Nothin like firearms
     
  4. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Look at stryker thats what i shoot, well worth the money spent
     
  5. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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  6. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    I shot a doe in the head with a 50 lb recurve yrs ago an it dropped her, it is not by any means the ideal shot placement, but it was the only shot i had an so i figured either dead or clean miss. So with that said use your head shoot the ethical shots or dont take the shot. Always try to wait for broadside shots on still animals when using archery equiptment, you need to understand that YOU OWE IT TO THE ANIMAL TO MAKE A CLEAN HUMANE KILL.
     
  7. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    well said. So whats the best choice barnett panzer, barnett jackal , barnett hd 150 ??? I would love to spend more but i cant afford anything above 200, 250 would be a stretch.
     
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  8. bkt

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    I went looking on Amazon for an inexpensive fairly light draw (175#) crossbow for my wife for her birthday a couple years ago and found one for about $180. It came with a red dot sight (actually, it projects three dots vertically and you use the appropriate dot based on the range to target). It's a recurve and it seems pretty good for the price. Very accurate, easy to draw, comes with everything you need (except a target).

    It comes with a cord used to restring the bow - takes up little space and no weight, so just keep it with you when you're out in the field. No special tools are needed to restring it.

    Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Precisi...d=1340991970&sr=8-1&keywords=recurve+crossbow
     
  9. Muliemaster

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    The jackal is a great entrylevel crossbow an barnett has been around a long time.
     
  10. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    i bought a horton summit 150 on craigslist. 140$ for the bow, rail lube, string wax,8 arrows, a red dot and the pulling thing
     
  11. W. C. Quantrill

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    If you are going to go out in the forest with the intent of poking one of those sticks into a living creature, you are obligated to do it such that the kill is instant. Something like a Barnett 350 is about the low end of that ability. If you want to get one to learn on, and stick arrows into a hay bale in your back yard, then those come cheaper. A Barnett 350 with the "stuff" is about $500.
     
  12. unclebear

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    I would just save up your money and get a good crossbow, not a real giant difference between a recurve or a compound. Both will do the job when it comes to deer or even hog, it's really just you preferences, there was a company there for a while (i don't know if they still do) but they made a cross bow that mounts on an AR upper that looked pretty sweet.
     
  13. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    i already bought a crossbow look at my earlier post.
     
  14. Txhillbilly

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    That crossbow should serve you well up to 35-40 yards for hunting. I guess it is used,if so,I'd change the string and cables out.You never know how the previous owner took care of his equipment,and getting hit by a broken string or cable will ruin your day.

    I've had my Horton Vision 175 for about 2yrs,and have really enjoyed shooting it.I'm hoping I'll get a few deer with it this year,but so far have only hunted hogs with it.

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  15. Muliemaster

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    That was a good buy enjoy the new flinger of fun!!!!!!!
     
  16. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    The strings look nice he even threw in some string and rail lube and claimed he barely used it(could be lying) but i believed him because it looks to be in great shape
     
  17. sniper762

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    150 lb. barnett will suffice and is available to your budget. btw, here in nc we can now deer hunt with them on sundays..............you do have to obtain a hangun purchace permit to buy one though.
     
  18. beastmode986

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    Does anyone know where i can get really cheap arrows? long story short i shot a piece of 1/2 in particleboard and i did not think it would go through it very far but it ended up going through the board and hitting my wall in my basement and my arrow broke i also lost one while shooting as well. I looked on ebay and all the arrows i see are like 40$+ for 6 or more.
     
  19. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    Try looking on backpage for a slightly used one.

    In this economy people are selling a lot of "Toys" to stay afloat.

    Good luck!