Re: Looking for a new Xbow "HELP ME CHOOSE"
I have both the Parker Cyclone and the Excalibur Vortex. Both are mighty fine crossbows and makes. In my smaller portables I find myself carrying the Cyclone more because of its narrow width. Where I have more room, much prefer the Excalibur.
The Excalibur is a breeze to take care off and as rugged as they come. It is much louder than my Parker and slower. You can uncock it manually which is a big plus.
Lots to think about but I guess I would decide on compound versus recurve based on the style of hunting you do. Compound = narrow, quieter, faster (in general)
Recurve = bulletproof, easy maintenance, better balance (in general)
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