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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-27-2018, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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New carbon exspress pile driver 390

I been thinking for a while to add another xbow just in case my Barnett Recurit breaks a string or cable while deer hunting.
I went with the pile driver 390 seem it has mix reviews .
The one bad rap was the cheap scope, I do have another 3 dot scope which I perfer over the cross hair setup
Will see how she shoots but 279.00 out the door was not a bad price
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-27-2018, 07:36 PM
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I think you did good.Let us know how it works out.

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I have a 390 PD, I replaced the scope and it does everything I need it to do and fast.

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I like to ask has anyone try a shotgun scope on a crossbow.
I have a 1.5x4 20 mm Simmons that is mint condition works great on my single shot 38/55
I hope the scope that comes on the pile driver is o.k.
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Congrats on the bow. Where did you pick it up if you dont mind me asking.
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Dunham's has the same price on them just add tax.I would try the scope on it first,if it doesn't work out try the other one you have.If that don't work put a cheap red dot on it.I doubt your crossbow would kill a shotgun scope.

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Well the brown truck drop off the bow today,my opinion on the bow.
Took a while to get into the instructions book.
I been shooting bows and crossbow for some time otherwise they can print it a little better to understand.
I did find the scope is not for me I perfer the 3 dots setup.
Was nothing wrong with the scope but had to many dots and lines to get confused .
I have the 3 dots setup up on the Recruit simple set up.
I tried to drawing the bow and it not easy, I am still in pretty good shape at 72 years old.
Still hit the gym 3 times a week
I really can't find anything in the con area .
The only thing I can think is the x bow has a high cheek rest.
I will be using the crank set up if it get a little tuff to draw nice feature to have.
I went over the xbow a few times can't find anything to upset me
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Shot today shoots one hole group at 15 yards.
The arrow that came with the package are on the heavy side 460 gr.
I have 405 gr. Wow a big difference in speed.
I would like the bolt to sit a little tighter in the trigger housing will always make sure to seat the arrow before shooting
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You can adjust the metal strip holding the bolt in the trigger housing to put more down pressure on the bolt. Check the owners manual.

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