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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-11-2017, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Crossbow/Purchase

Is now a good time of the year to buy a crossbow? I was thinking to buy one on a lay-a-way and paying it off by summer.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-11-2017, 08:42 AM
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Yes, for a variety of reasons. The new for 2017 crossbows are just hitting the shelves so sometimes they want to clear out the older models. Dealers will sometimes do this. Rarely at the box stores, though. Also, summer is a great time to get yourself familiar with your new bow and do a lot of shooting with it, before the hunting season.
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So, I should go to the independent shops with indoor and outdoor ranges. We have 4 or 5 within 20 miles of me believe it or not.
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Great idea,you can test them out to see what you prefer.
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bows like excalibur do not change much if any so you may buy a 2016 bow same price as 2017 they do not tell ya when they were made and they do not change...
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Excalibur may add a new model every so often but the quality is always there. I switched to Excalibur going on 3 years now and since first sight in when I got it have not made one adjustment. I'm retired and hunted everyday of bow season in rain snow and warm weather dropped it,knocked it over more than once even had a dry fire. The dry fire was when it was new and still never had to adjust anything just wipe it down after a hunt and a little spray of wd40 in the trigger assembly after being out in the rain is all I ever do.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 10:43 AM
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Parker is a good investment. Made in the USA and have a Lifetime Warranty. I have one for my Daughter. Very accurate.
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Parker is a good investment. Made in the USA and have a Lifetime Warranty. I have one for my Daughter. Very accurate.

Parker is a nice bow! I could be wrong but isn't the warranty extended original/registered owner?
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Parker is a good investment. Made in the USA and have a Lifetime Warranty. I have one for my Daughter. Very accurate.
As a fellow Parker owner, I agree wholeheartedly. The accuracy is superb.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 10:50 AM
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I bought mine from Arrowhead. He is a member and a Vendor on here. Not sure if you are new to crossbows or not. He is a great guy to deal with and patient with all your questions. Arrowhead Outdoors
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