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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Help me decide

OK, I can't decide. I want a cheaper crossbow and have narrowed it down to the Barnett Jackyl or the Parker Bushwacker. Jackyl comes with a red dot scope, quiver and 4 bolts. Parker comes with a red dot scope and quiver only. Parker is $20 more than the Barnett and slower. Help!

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Re: Help me decide

I have a Barnett and like it but Parker makes a great product. I don't think you can go wrong with either. Bolts aren't too expensive so wouldn't let that stop you.

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Re: Help me decide

Both good bows but I would opt for the Parker because of the warranty. I don't get caught up in the speed thing much. Know your distance and your bow and that is all that matters.

Barnett's Jackyl has been a pretty reliable bow and their customer service is improving. Not a bad choice either.

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Parker!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have the jackal and it shoots like a dream! Very accurate. Have shot it out to 35 yards so far and havent had to make any adjustments or use anything but the top dot in the scope! It has 3 dots and i havent had to use any other yet!
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Are Barnett crossbows Made in USA ? I haven`t looked at one in ages.

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Re: Help me decide

I've read good reviews on both crossbows you mentioned. If you are at an impasse between the two....take a look at the 'tiebreakers'....things like track record for reliability, customer service, warranty period, accessories available for the two.....
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Re: Help me decide

Don't know the price for both, But also take a look at the SZ350

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Re: Help me decide

Jackyl has been pretty good crossbow...i'm buying one for my backup bow...it has great reviews also..
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 09:24 PM
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Re: Help me decide

Barnett has a one year warranty, the Parker has a lifetime warranty. Both are accurate.

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