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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-22-2015, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking of buying a Crossbow

I have a compound now and I like it and have killed deer with it. Anyway don't know much about crossbows. I have heard to get a "good one" the term used by the clerk at the local archery shop you need to either by an Excalibur or Ten Point. Well I glanced at the prices and the crossbows they had were $899 and up. Again do not know anything about them but are they all that expensive?
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Re: Thinking of buying a Crossbow

If you are looking for a budget minded bow then I would look at the Wicked Ridge line. They are made by Tenpoint in the USA and come with great customer service. I think they start out around $400.

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Re: Thinking of buying a Crossbow

Again just dipping my toe in the water on this one. Thanks for the info I will check them out. Am I thinking correctly comparing a cross bow to a rifle. Where as I could spend X for a economy rifle or I could spend X on a rifle with a checkered wood stock, bluing on the barrel, monte carlo stock. I don't need bells and whistles, just a solid performer.
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I'm liking my Mission MXB-360 a lot so far.
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Look at Parker. Lifetime warranty. Excellent Crossbow out of the box. Just remember, 20 clicks equal 1 inch when sighting it in. Shorter distance than a Rifle.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Crossbow

I bought an older Ten Point in used but not abused condition for a fair price. About a year later, the safety mechanism failed and would not release the arrow. Ten Point fixed it for free!

If I were looking for a new crossbow, I'd likely buy a Wicked Ridge unit. They're built by Ten Point.

Horton built crossbows for many years but replacement parts for some models are not available.

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How about the Excalibur Axiom package?I,ve heard good reviews and they are priced around WR pricing.I,m considering one myself cause I favor the recurve design.
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Wicked Ridge Invader G3 package,just bought one, love it!!
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