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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Parker or Excalibur

I am making the plunge after Christmas, I have shot the Parker Tornado & the Excalibur Exocet and like both an awful lot. My question is all things being equal what would you buy and why. One of these 2 models will be mine however I am not sure of which one I like better, any recomendations would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 02:34 PM
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Re: Parker or Excalibur

I have one of each....The Tornado is more compact, quieter and a little faster, but to maintain it you must go to a bow shop or own a press.

The Exocet is easy to maintain, accurate, and has a much better trigger.."Blocky" and "ungainly" to say the least, as well as louder.

If I could only have one, it would be the Tornado.

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Re: Parker or Excalibur

Never Shot a Tornado but I have an Exocet and could highly recommend it . Its powerful and accurate the only downside is that Itsa little wide and heavy . I have overcome those two things after a few times in the Field , so they are not really an issue . Just My 2c
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Re: Parker or Excalibur

how are the trigger pulls on those models ? I have a horton legend that I shoot for fun and the trigger is like holding back a dump truck on a hill..
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Re: Parker or Excalibur

The Tornado is my favorite. I do have a recurve that I use once in a while, but my favorite is the Tornado.

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Re: Parker or Excalibur

Tornado all the way. If you hunt at all from a tree stand you will want the parker! just my 2 cents.
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Re: Parker or Excalibur

I have both a Parker Cyclone and Excal Vortex. Hunt with them both and killed a deer with each recently.

The Parker will be quieter, more compact and faster. Must be fired to unload it. It will be a bit harder on itself so more maintenance is likely. Need a press to work on it as well.

The Excalibur is bulletproof and lighter up front. It will be louder, slower and a bit more cumbersome. Big plus is that it can be unloaded without having to fire it. Maintenance is a breeze as it can be unstrung without a press.

Warranties are great on both. Good luck with your decision and let us know what you decide and your impressions when you shoot you new bow.

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Re: Parker or Excalibur

if you want the "K.I.S.S." approach then excalibur all the way none of the 3 deer i ever shot with my exocet so far ever heard it coming down on them ......bob

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Take Arrowhead's advice. I did , and I'm glad I did. He is a good honest man to deal with.
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Re: Parker or Excalibur

i have i horton vision i had a little trouble with it at frist now i would never give it up its fast short and very quiet my 2 one would be that tornado you need to shoot them and make your own mind up by the way the vision dose not need a bow press to work on them you can do it your self if needed good luck
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