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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Center Point Sniper 370

Looking into my first crossbow. After ... 25 years of bow hunting with long, recurve, and compound. My shoulder is ready to have a break.
So I'm pretty much sold on the Sniper370. But was also looking at the Barnett Ghost385. Until I compared reviews and price. Both have great reviews but the ghost is more than double the price. Anyone care to sell me on one over the other?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 08:35 PM
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center point is made in china and the quality control is crappy at best. The scopes are terrible and the trigger is horrible! I am not a fan. Barnett has come a long way and is much better bow. Your looking at the shallow end of the pool when it comes to xbows.

I would suggest looking at Parker,Excalibur,10-point. Either of these three would be 10 fold better than the bows your asked about.

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Check out the Bowtech Stryker x-bows. I have one and love it. 380fps, very narrow and the best trigger on the market.
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I have one, for the price you cant beat it, with good arrows it shoots 11/2 inch groups at 35 yards, 350 fps with my 420 grain arrows. Crossbow buying is sort of like buying cars, I buy what I can afford and it still gets the job done,

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Not sure what price range you are looking at but Cabela's has some in their After Christmas sale - Archery : Cabela's
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The reason a lot of scopes fail when purchased as a crossbow package is the higher in
feet per second a crossbow shoots, the more recoil. The same applies to a rifle. A scope
that will work as an example: on a 30.30 fails when installed on a 7mm Remington
Magnum. I had a personal experience with this.
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ive seen wicked ridge warriors for as low as $299 new
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No price range in particular. Just don't want to spend twice on something that will do less then the cheep model. Also scope is a non issue. Already plan on replacing the scope on whatever I get. But the scope did well in the reviews for the sniper, the ghost they did not. I will look into the other models you guys mentioned. I can spend as much as I want, but don't want to throw away money. I hunt for meat so a $3000 xbow is kinda pointless if I already can do the same with a $300 vertical bow. The plus to the xbow is I have a 9yo who is interested in going turkey hunting for the first time this spring. If I get something adjustable we will get her ready.
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I found a Excalibur Exocet bow with right stuff package for $300.00 used at my local gun store. This bow is awesome, 330 fps and has good glass varizone 4 power multI reticle made by Excalibur. If ya look you can find good bows for a decent price. You don't have to settle for crap.

Happy hunting Koz

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I'm a huge fan of Excalibur. I've owned two, currently shooting a Matrix 380. They are pretty much bulletproof, very durable and simple.

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