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Crossbow recommendation

My dad is getting old and he wants to get a crossbow. He wanted to get one last year, but he decided to wait to see what comes out this year. He wants to get one that shoots at least 375 fps, light weight (most emphasis), accurate, and under $700. Anything out there?
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Re: Crossbow recommendation

If he is looking for at least 375 fps his choices will be limited as there are only a few out there with those kind of velocities. There are none that are light weight and just about every one will be very front heavy.

Scorpyd is putting out some very fast bows and their reverse limbs keep the center of gravity towards the rear. They are not light bows though, just balance better.

The $700 limit just about leaves ya without any options.

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Re: Crossbow recommendation

How about 350 fps?
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Re: Crossbow recommendation

I have an Excalibur Equinox. Love the bow. If I did it again I would get the parker tornado though. I hunt out if treestand and it is more compact. As far as the speed I am not sure.
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Off the top of my head, Barnett is the only manufacturer making +350fps bows for less than $700.




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Re: Crossbow recommendation

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He wants to get one that shoots at least 375 fps, light weight (most emphasis), accurate, and under $700. Anything out there?
You are limited to the Barnett crossbows because of the speed that you requested. The Barnetts are getting better, but I'm still seeing some with issues. The most recent one I had here (bought at a box store) we had to replace the scope rings because they wouldn't tighten onto the rail. The arrow retention spring needed to be tweaked. It was also very front heavy and tipped the scales at 9 1/2 pounds. I did like the trigger though.

You should take a look at the Parker Tornado. It will be a much better bow in the end. It has a lifetime warranty and repairs in the event that it does break, are only three days out. They are compact, fairly light and very accurate. They use Hawke optics which I feel are the very best out there. They will shoot at about 340 f.p.s. and launch an arrow with a very clean release. (speed is nothing if you don't get a clean release, as it will decelerate rapidly) The also fit very well when you shoulder them.

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How do you cock the Tornado? He needs a crank style device that doesn't take much pressure to cock.
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arrowhead, how much for the Parker Tornado?
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The 2010 model is $699.95 The 2011 is going to be $749.95 We have one of each in stock. We give you a dozen custom arrows and a rope cocker for free.
Parker makes a crank cocking device for $139.95

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Get the TORNADO...TORNADO..TORNADO..TORNADO..TORNADO..TORN ADO.
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