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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-21-2016, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Crossbow choice

I'm lookin into buying a new crossbow.I'm not new to crossbows,I've owned them for about 7 or so years.right now I have 2 Excalibur's vixen II an a metal rail ibex.I'm looking for a bow with training wheels lol.I was going to buy a scorpyd Orion 135 but I just can't talk myself into that much money.then I starter to look at the horton rdx love it but not NY legal I hunt both States.so now I'm looking at the striker solution 350 .seems alot like the scorpyd but with normal limbs.light draw weight with higher speeds an great triggers.goods wieght to it.so what you're take on the striker bows. I know they had problems in the past but I hear that has all changed.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-21-2016, 02:32 PM
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Stryker is making good bows. That are very reasonable and have been pretty reliable lately. The 350 gets you a lot of bang for your buck.

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I too would like to buy one someday.I t seems like Excaliburs when you think of all of their pluses and very few minuses would be the only one to buy.I mean who wants to monkey and have all the headaches with the pulleys and limbs you read on here all the time plus a third grader can change the string.
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Re: Crossbow choice

The crossbow does take a pounding.. I have had two returned to a mfg for repairs all ready on warranty.. The limbs cracked on both..I also have two cheaper models that I was using when the others were being repaired..I don't use all the 4 crossbow they are used by family members of course. However so when does a crossbow get so used that you would be better to buy a new one. Also does spending bigger guarantee that the crossbow will be last longer. The warranty will be better that's for sure.. Things are made to last just so long...Saw were other people have numerous CB and they still are talking of getting yet another.. I hunt archery just a few times a year now but I do hunt it in Pa and out of state.. I almost would be afraid to buy a used cb now from what I have experienced.. I do know you have to watch and where you buy a CB from (mfg). They do stop making a certain model and now you do have one that is obsolete if you need parts.. Many things to look at by buying a quality name vs some import that is like $140.00.
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Uncle buck what was the model that you had problems with.i need a narrower bow as I hunt mostly game lands with a climber an the Excalibur's are just to wide.the striker 350 seem to be a very efficient bow with higher speeds an lower poundage witch should be less stressful to the bow overall.
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Re: Crossbow choice

I started out with the parker tomahawk, but had to replace the limbs 4 times, so I bought a Wicked Ridge Invader G3, so far no problems.

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Re: Crossbow choice

Do yourself a favor and check out Mission's line of crossbows. They weren't at the top of my list, but because I was Matthews shooter and after checking them out, that's the direction I went. They're compact, light, have no clunky foot stirrup out front and at least in my opinion very reasonably priced. However, and I'm sure DPMS will back me up on this, I'd steer clear of the MXB-400, at it tears up nocks. I got the MXB-360, but also looked at the MXB-320 and the Dagger. All very nice, but I settled on the MXB-360 because I shot it just a tad better than the Dagger. I also looked at Ten-Points and the Horton Storm RDX. All nice as well. I'm pretty new at the crossbow thing, but have been a vertical bow shooter for 15+ years, so in my experience, I'm looking for the right balance of compactness, speed, quiet, lightweight and durability. I think I found it in my set-up.
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Later this week i'll be picking up my new CB.... I chose the Storm Rdx. Awsome design, Great speed, and made by Tenpoint.... Though I honestly haven't shot one yet, I also haven't been able to find a single person with anything bad to say about them either.... Time will tell though.
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Two Wicked Ridge Invader HP had the cracked limbs. However Wicked Ridge fixed both for free and they paid the shipping to and from the factory.. Took about 30 days for the WR fix..I can't complain about that. So the warranty for Wicked Ridge is good and they will have the parts even after the warranty period is up. So they can be fixed more than likely. I would buy another Wicked Ridge since I have seen the customer services. Now the other bow company.. They didn't even have spare strings for me to buy.. I had to go to a CB and Bow string mfg and they did have it.. The other CB the $140 ones are S A Sports.. Now they are accurate and they will kill a deer and or bear.. But I didn't pay $140 for the Wicked Ridge.. It's nice now however to know if for some reason in season the Wicked Ridge needs repair I can relly on the S A Sports.. Again the S A Sports model they don't make that any more.. I probably could find someone that can replace the limbs if need be. Maybe?
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It does appear like the above poster stated.. The Wicked Ridge Invader G3 are outstanding.. probably why they WR changed from the Invader HP to the G3. I'd buy another G3 but by that time they probably will even have a better Invader series.??????
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