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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-25-2018, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Centerpoint sniper 370

I’m kicking around the idea of picking up a crossbow. The sniper has good reviews and a easy to take price. I also like the idea of the adjustable length stock. My son is getting close to mentor age and thought that might be a good fit. Anyone have one? Are they any good? I don’t expect to be making pinpoint shots at 75yrds. Just wanting to know if it’s “good enough” for deer in the 35-40 max range?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-25-2018, 06:12 PM
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Cscott1, I have one and enjoy it. With the right bolts it shoots pretty good. I can't put em in a softball size bullseye all day at 50 yards my best advice to give is shoot a few different crossbows if at all possible and see which ones you like.. if you do purchase one get rid of the arrows that come with the package and buy one of the more popular brand bolts. Hope this helps ya out
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That really is not good advice. The crossbolts that come in a package with the crossbow are the proper weight and spine for the crossbow.

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WW, sorry you feel that way sir. It's more common then you might think.I believe the manual that comes with it doesn't specifically state that you must use them bolts. Just gives a minimum grain(400 I believe) and Nock requirement(moon knock).
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Oh yeah.. And also length(20 inches)
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I bought one last year and was very pleased with how it shot. Only took 3 shots to zero at 20 yds. and the 30 yard reticle was dead on also. Using the 40 yard reticle I was about 1 1/2" low but 2 shots went in the same hole. This was off a solid rest. The trigger took some getting used to as it had a lot of creep, almost feels like a 2 stage trigger? Several friends at camp who have a lot more expensive set ups commented on the speed and how quiet it was.
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I have one too and love it, they are fast and accurate. I killed a doe with it last fall. I use the Beaman 20” bolts and they fly great out of it using a fixed blade

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I bought a sniper last year killed a deer with it.
Was hitting a piece of tape at 40 yards within ten minutes of putting it together.

However I sold it after shooting the killer instinct furious. It without a doubt has the best trigger on the market . Its 370 fps really quiet and smooth.
For a few bucks more then the sniper. My only nock on the sniper was the trigger. A ton of creep.
Check out the KI brand before you buy. Very good quality now for the money. Made in Michigan I believe.
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For what it’s worth the scope on those are junk, at least mine was anyways. I put a Hawke red dot sight, 3 dots, on it and they were all on target 20 30 and 40 yards. I can’t see shooting past 40

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-01-2018, 01:42 PM
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Agree with moss. Most of your lower end bows will need a scope upgrade IMO.
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