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#3209440 - 03/31/13 12:31 PM Where to start shopping?
fishboy1
16 Point


Registered: 01/13/03
Posts: 10522
Loc: Warren Co

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Looks like I might be in the market for an X bow for next season.
Jacked up shoulder and elbow are getting to the point that I will need to drop 15 # on my OLD compound which means a new bow or new limbs and cams.

Figured I would look into X bows and being a total newbie, figured on asking where and how to start shopping for an xbow.

What should I be looking for?
Features? Speed? Quiet? Weight? Other ?

Thanks.
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#3209569 - 03/31/13 03:08 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: fishboy1]
feldmutze
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Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 395
Loc: Clinton, Tn.

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Check out the CAM-X
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#3209919 - 03/31/13 08:27 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: feldmutze]
timberjack86
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Registered: 06/20/11
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Loc: Grundy county

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How much are you willing to spend??? I use a cheap Horton that has always got the job done for me. Granted arrow speed is a little slower and it probably a little noisy but I have killed a few deer and a coyote with it from the ground.
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#3210204 - 04/01/13 09:16 AM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: timberjack86]
fishboy1
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Im not into the super expensive stuff. Just want a quality piece of equipment that will last. Looks like most manufacturers have price points set around$399- $500-$800-$1000+
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#3210874 - 04/01/13 08:13 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: fishboy1]
416wbymag
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Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 1319
Loc: Hardin Valley

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Check out Wyvern Creations. I have bought my past 3 from them....

http://www.wyverncreations.com/
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#3215300 - 04/06/13 06:52 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: 416wbymag]
backroads
6 Point


Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 514
Loc: Giles Co

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Take a look at Wicked Ridge. I have no complaints with my Invader. It won't break the bank.

http://www.wickedridgecrossbows.com/crossbow_products.php

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#3216945 - 04/08/13 06:32 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: backroads]
rem270
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Registered: 11/15/02
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Loc: south fulton

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Id go with the wicked ridge warrior or invader, or the Horton ultra lite.
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#3218568 - 04/10/13 12:28 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: rem270]
catsbackr
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Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 140
Loc: Hixson, TN.

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I will also recommend the Wicked Ridge line. Great crossbows for the money.
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#3264734 - 06/09/13 06:23 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: catsbackr]
Grill-n-man
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 318
Loc: rhea county tn

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Check out High Country Archery web sight. They have a new product for compound bows out that attaches your release to a harness on your arm allowing you to draw using more back muscle than arm and shoulder. I have seen one but not had the chance to try it out.
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#3265900 - 06/11/13 09:49 AM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: fishboy1]
J.Maples
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Registered: 07/31/99
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Loc: Englewood, TN

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Get Excalibur to send you a free catalog or go to their web site, all the info you need is there. I've owned two of them.
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#3265915 - 06/11/13 10:21 AM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: J.Maples]
CR500AFX
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Registered: 08/10/12
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I have bought several crossbows over the last 3 years, and there is only one that is best all around in my opinion. The Horton Team Realtree Ultralite Express. It is a lite compound that is in the 330 FPS range. It is a tack driver and again, it is very lite. That means a lot when you're carrying it.

http://www.bowviper.com/p-164-horton-tea...CFe3m7Aod4B4AaA
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#3266218 - 06/11/13 06:17 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: J.Maples]
BuckHunter511
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Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 751
Loc: Cumberland County,Tennessee, U...

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Ebay, parker tornado. 350 fps, compact, and lifetime warranty-$700 with scope and arrows.
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#3266272 - 06/11/13 08:04 PM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: BuckHunter511]
Tenn.Guy
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1846
Loc: Tenn

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http://www.wyverncreations.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78&products_id=571

Fantastic deal for $529

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#3268794 - 06/16/13 06:57 AM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
smokepolehall
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Registered: 12/04/04
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Loc: Land of Rocks, Mo.

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Lots of used Excals on the market at good prices, they have warranty. Solid easy to use & gets the job done. No press no timin issues no shops fees. I have been ownin n shootin them fer 15 yrs now
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#3312407 - 08/05/13 10:32 AM Re: Where to start shopping? [Re: J.Maples]
Ratvol
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Loc: Ten Mile, Tn

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Excalibur without a doubt. Recurve crossbow that requires no bow press to change out string. Most accurate crossbow according to Excalibur.
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