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#2570416 - 10/17/11 09:28 AM Parker vs. Excaliber ?
Lone Oak
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Registered: 05/22/99
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I'm in the market for a used crossbow. I have shot an Excaliber and really liked it, but have not shot a Parker. I hear great things about both of them.
I see lots of Barrnet and Horton's for sale, but rarely see Parker/Excaliber.
Are they really that much better?

Biggest difference I can see in the two is the width, with Excaliber being wider and maybe harder to manuver for a shot. Plus the wheel action on the Parker.
For those who have shot or owned both, which would choose if you could do it again?
I have only used a rope cocker and it was only a 150 lb Vixen. Not sure I could pull back a 225 with a rope cocker, is there a lot of difference?

Thanks to anyone who wants to chime in on this

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#2570697 - 10/17/11 11:43 AM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Lone Oak]
parkerxbowhunter
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Registered: 09/24/11
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def parker i have shot both and love my parker especially with the lifetime warranty.
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#2571051 - 10/17/11 04:37 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: parkerxbowhunter]
dryhorn2
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Excalibur is the only way to go. No wheels or cams to worry about. Get the Exomax you will love it. 225 with rope cocker no problem. I know a guy that has a used one for sale at $550 .
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#2571072 - 10/17/11 05:09 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Lone Oak]
Beekeeper
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I have a Parker and am very happy with it.
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#2571079 - 10/17/11 05:19 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Beekeeper]
soshock1
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Registered: 08/27/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Columbia, TN

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I have a Horton Legacy 225 and have no problems at all cocking the bow with my rope cocker. I only weight 165 pounds myself.
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#2571179 - 10/17/11 06:31 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: soshock1]
TW
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Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 618
Loc: Greeneville, TN

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I have never shot a Parker but I really like my Excaliburs! I have an Exocet 200 and a Phoenix 175 which I just recently bought.
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#2571339 - 10/17/11 07:42 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: TW]
Mag
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Registered: 11/12/07
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Loc: Hendersonville

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I've only shot my Parker so can't comment on the others. Excellent warranty though.
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#2571810 - 10/18/11 12:35 AM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Mag]
stryker
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Registered: 12/03/10
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Loc: jonesborough, TN

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I have a stryker made by bowtech and it Awesome but very pricey but I've shot several different crossbows and the parkers are great especially for the $$$$ and the lifetime warranty. I just got my father in law a parker a few months back and he loves it. I know several people that hunt with parkers and everybody that I know of loves theirs. Good luck and hope u like what ever u decide to buy.
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#2572681 - 10/18/11 03:46 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: stryker]
varminthunter123
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Loc: Somerville, TN

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Excalibur Exocet 200 --- "THE BOMB !!!"
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#2573374 - 10/19/11 12:53 AM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: varminthunter123]
David1475
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Registered: 05/18/10
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Excalibur, in my opinion, is the way to go.
I shoot an Excalibur vortex

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