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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Need some opinions please

I had a neck surgery that left my arms weak. I own a awesome Excalibur Bulldog that I have a cocker for. Problem with it is weight and its a little unwieldy with wide limbs. I would really like to sell and go small and light. I need sugestions for the new xbow. Thats if I can sell Bulldog!!! Thanks for all help and opinions....
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 09:46 PM
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$$$$ Ravin R20 or 29. Very easy to cock and uncock, narrow limb span, great sights and very accurate.

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If money is not an object, look at the Ravin R26. Another brand that is often overlooked, but builds a light and compact crossbow that is bulletproof is CamX. I have two of their crossbows. The new A4 is a sweet little bow. It is hard to get your hands on one to see how it fits you though, as their dealer network is small.

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Ravin= expensive. Even for xbows, which tend to be overpriced across the board.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 08:12 PM
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ive always been into ten points.no complaints.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 08:51 PM
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...Problem with it is weight and its a little unwieldy with wide limbs.

If you're talking physical (mass) weight, you'll be hard pressed to find any crossbows lighter than the Excal's. At 6.2 lbs the Bulldog is a very light weight bow.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 09:13 PM
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rabbit59, if you have dec3nt health insurance, get your dr to write a prescription for Physical Therapy and you will be better than you could imagine. Get a GOOD PTer.

Just like bow hunters, all physical therapists are not created equal.

You will not have to worry should I get this kind or that kind, because you will be better than new.
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I have NO health insurance for a while. The government in their infininte wisdom makes you wait 2 years to get medicaire, and we can't afford health insurance. The therapy really doesnt help me as a disconnect of nerves in neck....kinda like trying to get a parapalegic to strengthen legs....no nerve signal....no muscle gain.


Loridr........the excal is somewhat light, but very unwieldy...wide makes it hard for me to carry. I need a shooting stick to shoot it and it's hard to manuever it. If that makes sense.Plus the crank cocker works descent, but is still hard for me to crank.

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I have a Mission Sniper Lite and it's lite and very easy to cock. I also have the RSD for it if I ever hunt from a tree stand climber.
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The Excalibur Micro is 5.2 pounds.
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