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I'm a avid archery hunter with a compound, my dad wants to get a crossbow, but I know nothing about them. Any advice on a good one to buy and start out with for $400 or under? also I see they make different targets for crossbows, why is this? I use slick tricks, can they also be used on a crossbow?

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Yep they can be used on a crossbow. My friend has use's them. I would get a parker (doesn't matter what one.) Look at them. they are all awesome. Also they come with a LIFETIME waranty. I have a tornado its 699.99 but it its worth it.

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https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...37#Post2029537

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Get the 175 though. Its faster and nicer IMO. I would get on that tho becasue they don't have alot left. I have shot it its a great crossbow. Plus you get the lifetime warranty.

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Re: crossbow help

The best deal going is the closeouts that Arrowhead is offering on the 175 Buckbusters. $399. They are great bows with a lifetime warranty.

Consider the Parker Enforcer as well. In your price range but slower than the Buckbuster.

Slick Tricks work well. Ventilated my buck this year after clipping the shoulder blade.

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Re: crossbow help

Will your Dad be hunting from a ground blind or treestand? Is he able to cock a crossbow with a rope cocker or will he need a crank? What is the expected range he will need to shoot? Will he want to maintain the bow himself or will he be letting a bow shop handle that?

The Parker Enforcer, Excalibur Axiom or the Buck Busters that are on sale are good ones to look at.

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he will be hunting from a ground blind. should be able to cock with a rope. would like a 30-40 yard range..

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The Parker Enforcer 160 should serve him well. The Excalibur Axiom would be good too. The Enforcer will require service at a dealer with a press. The Axiom will allow him to do the maintenance himself. Both will be good out to 30.

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