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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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New Cross Bows

got my Basspro Archery catalog in the mail today. seems like everyone has a reverse draw in their line now. .. how are they holding up on the daily grind of use..are Do they have limb/cam breakage as well? Some say on here they are the cats meow .
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Re: New Cross Bows

There does not seem to be any inherent issues with limbs on reverse draw bows. Only issue is a bit faster center serving wear and separation because of the very acute string angle when cocked.

I currently have 3 reverse draws in my stable and I like them very much.

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Re: New Cross Bows

I agree with dpms--no real issues other than center servings. Over all there are some really great options out there in the market place right now. The reverse draw seems to be very popular. Me--I like my Excaliburs. I love my Matrix 380 but have been eye balling some of the reverse draws out there. I really like the Scorpyds but am very satisfied with my current Excalibur. No real issues I can't handle myself as far as tuning, repair and such.
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Re: New Cross Bows

I was curious.. I don't have the option of owning several cross bows.. I currently love my 1st gen Parker Tornado. Love the stock.. a bite front heavy but amazingly accurate @ 165 lbs. reason I asked I've heard the reverse draw are center balanced well.. How loud are they? Do they cock easily?
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How loud are they? Do they cock easily?
Not much quieter than many conventional limbs but vibration is much reduced due to the parallel limbs.

The Barnett Vengeance and Scorpyd both have a very long power stroke so you run out of room at the end of the stroke. Some struggle with this. The Bear has a tad shorter power stroke so it cocks a bit easier. The Horton Storm and TenPoint Nitro are the easiest to cock of all of them, IMO.

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There does not seem to be any inherent issues with limbs on reverse draw bows. Only issue is a bit faster center serving wear and separation because of the very acute string angle when cocked.
How often do you replace the center serving? More often than the "every other year" of a compound bow? Based on time or number of shots?

(I'm considering taking a look at the Barnett Vengeance 2 -- if I can ever find one in a store! -- but not sold just yet on paying big bucks for a crossbow...)
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How often do you replace the center serving? More often than the "every other year" of a compound bow? Based on time or number of shots?
Really depends on the bow, string angle, quality of the serving and down pressure on the rail. Some bows can get a couple hundred shots before the center serving needs replaced. Others can go over a thousand.

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(I'm considering taking a look at the Barnett Vengeance 2 -- if I can ever find one in a store! -- but not sold just yet on paying big bucks for a crossbow...)
Look at the Horton Storm as well with Dead Sledd cocking option. Better bow, IMO.

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Yep dpms, I'm picking up my Horton Storm on Thursday. I loved my Horton Vision, but just lacked the speed and power that I wanted. So after looking at a few models ( and talking to my local archery shop ) I chose the Storm Rdx. Besides, my local archery shop told me to stay clear of the Barnett's..... All he'd say is that he'll never work on another one of them ( no idea why ).
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Yep dpms, I'm picking up my Horton Storm on Thursday.
2016 version?

Would you let us know what you think of it? I've read some stuff on the 'net that complains about the cams and balance, and how well the manual cocking works, and accuracy (although precision seems great). This might have been last year's model, though...

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I have a 2016 Storm. Great shooter and no issues. A little heavy, though.

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