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Horton 150 crossbow

I was wondering if anyone out there is shooting one? What do you like and dislike about it...I was going to pick one up on sale...but I don't know anyone that has one...any infor.ation would be awesome.

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The Tacoma Trac 150 is a very basic entry level bow. It is usually equipped with a peep and pin type sight. If you want to add a scope later the mounts are around $32 plus the scope. I've shot them and wouldn't try a shot over about 20 yards with one. Most shoot around 240 f.p.s.

The Horton Summit HD 150 is a step up from the Trac 150 and usually comes with a red dot sight, 3 arrows and a quiver. Most shoot 265 f.p.s. Range is 25 yards. We had problems with the red dots on this model. The rail will need to be replaced to mount a scope.
We had problems with the spring that holds the arrow it's also the safety catch. We have had a few of these break. Not sure of your sale price, but I'll assume around $265. I would say it's a good buy for that or less.

That being said, if you want a scope; you can probably find a better buy out there for a few dollars more and you won't need to buy anything additional or replace anything.

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Re: Horton 150 crossbow

Arrowhead any suggestions for the price around 325 or so with a scope?

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The Parker Bushwacker will be $399.95 for the 2011's. They have a lifetime warranty and come with a Hawke scope. Red dot's are $349.95 We include 6 arrows and a rope cocker.

The PSE Copperhead will be $299.99 It comes with 4 x 32 scope, 6-arrow quiver, 4 arrows and a cocker. One year warranty. These are great bows for the price and I build a custom arrow that really makes them accurate. We sold many of these last summer and had no problems with them. They updated it for 2011. 2011 Copperhead

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When I get the scratch, I am seriously contemplating getting an Excalibur. All the models I saw shoot over 300 fps, but they dont have cams pulleys or cables on their bows.

Was told that to replace cables/strings on some bows could approach $200. There is just one string on the Excaliburs, and was thinking of the age old addage of keep it simple stupid (KISS Principle) was applicable here.

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I just ordered a Parker from Arrowhead. I went with it because of the lifetime warranty. I don't know if any of the other companies offer a lifetime warranty like Parker does. Something to consider.

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They only two I considered buying or worth buying were Excalibur and Parker.I bought an Excal before I knew about Arrowhead.I bought an Excal from him for my son.It will not be a mistake buying from him that much I can say.Other places may be.Great customer service and then some.

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Re: Horton 150 crossbow

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When I get the scratch, I am seriously contemplating getting an Excalibur. All the models I saw shoot over 300 fps, but they dont have cams pulleys or cables on their bows.

Was told that to replace cables/strings on some bows could approach $200. There is just one string on the Excaliburs, and was thinking of the age old addage of keep it simple stupid (KISS Principle) was applicable here.
You will need to deduct 20 f.p.s. for a hunting weight arrow in the Excalibur.

Strings and cables at my place are usually $49.95 unless you have got something that has some crazy combination or somethiing very unusual. We build custom strings and cables for $99.99 to fit nearly every crossbow out there.

I agree with you on the Excalibur. They are very easy to maintain and basically give you a lifetime of service with little maintainance.

The Visions were having a few problems earlier this year, and thier lack of dealer support makes it hard to recommend them. This fall the turn around time for a bow repair was 4 1/2 months. They won't send parts to a dealer like most of the other companies out there and the bows must be sent back to the factory. I'm in the process of trying to get a factory authorized service center at my location.

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