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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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“Budget” crossbow. Sniper vs Piledriver

Looking to compare the centerpoint sniper 370 to the carbon express piledriver 390. Both are in same price range and both have an adjustable stock( my son will be shooting also). Has anyone shot or at least handled both? I’ve held a sniper and liked the feel. I’ve heard the trigger isn’t great. I don’t know much about the piledriver.
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My brother has the sniper. It's solid, good shooter. I personally agree that the trigger is OK at best. A little heavy with a fair amount of creep for my tastes, but you can learn it quick.
My old Barnett Recruit Recurve had a better trigger, my $74 Walmart clearance Bear Kronicle has a much better trigger. (That was a steal of a deal!)
But the learning curve on the sniper is short and the trigger can be mastered pretty easily.
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I bought the Carbon Express last 390 pile driver year, I like it, it is fast and it shoots very well. I did put a different scope on it because I wasn't crazy about the one that was on.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!

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I sold my sniper. was to heavy for this old man, Shot very good, Lousy trigger.

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Kinda seems like that as long as my expectations are on par with a $300 cross bow either will be just fine. Maybe we shall see which goes on sale first!
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You'll be fine either way, especially if you "pre-set" expectations. You're not going to get a "glass rod" trigger break on any $300 xbow, but they won't be Keltec/Highpoint bad either.
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I JUST got my kid a CenterPoint "Tormentor" (what a name) 380.

Zero'ed up quick. Mushy trigger, but seems to shoot fast and well.

Only have a little time in with it, but she's a fan so far, and I can't complain at this point yet. It's fairly quiet, too.
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Sniper great for money has a trigger like a moss berg. Spend 150 more buy a killer instinct one of the best trigger on the market
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I agree KI are great bows

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