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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 11/23/2011 6:31:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2011 6:31:03 PM EDT by IIRC]
Anyone have any suggestions on a entry level cross bow setup? Can't bow hunt due to injury and need to get set up practice with it prior to season opening up. Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/7/2011 3:50:43 PM EDT
barnett quad 400.
Link Posted: 9/7/2011 5:18:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2011 5:19:00 PM EDT by PAPPYO]
Originally Posted By Boombastic:
Anyone have any suggestions on a entry level cross bow setup? Can't bow hunt due to injury and need to get set up practice with it prior to season opening up. Thanks!


google search "crossbow forum discussion board " go read, read some more. make your decision after LOT'S of reading.

crossbow nation has the manufactures broke down.

good luck.

Link Posted: 12/26/2011 9:43:10 PM EDT
barnett jackal. got mine from amazon for $245. came with three arrows, a quiver, and a red dot.
Link Posted: 10/7/2012 4:59:19 PM EDT
Wicked Ridge Invader $499.99. Comes with a three dot scope (mine was sighted in right out of the box), and an attached cocker that makes pulling the string back super easy.

They're made by Ten Point, and they can be found at the big box sports/outdoor stores. I got mine at Dick's on sale for $469.
Link Posted: 11/13/2012 10:06:03 PM EDT
Don't buy without first checking out Excalibur Crossbows. Lifetime warranty. Recurve design is much more durable and can withstand an accidental dry fire. They have entry level (cheaper) models and all are more than capable of taking big game. Don't get caught up in the FPS numbers and draw weights, they are all plenty fast. Focus more on features like are they user servicable? And warranties. If recurve isn't your thing take a look at TenPoint bows.
Link Posted: 11/13/2012 10:10:20 PM EDT
Read everything... the good & bad.

I did.. bought an excalibur... shoots like a dream. Fit me.. you need to read and see what fits you.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 8:01:47 AM EDT
I did a lot of research....

I knew that I didn't want a really front heavy xbow.... they are all heavy, but some are more front heavy than others.
I toyed with reverse draw bows, with the redistribution in weight, I figured they would be great.
Then I ran across the X-Force 400 from Carbon Express. It is designed for small stature people or people that are dissabled. It is 4 to 5 inches shorter than most xbows and is considered a bullpup design because the trigger is so much forward of the release. It shoots 310 FPS, actually a liitte faster with CX Crosbolts. It fit me well, and I can hold it in a stand for a long time. If you plan on sitting in a stand, get the crank for it as well. (easier to cock)

My best advice would be to go to Academy or somewhere similar and hold them... possibly fire them if they permit.
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