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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Parker Tornado trigger question

I finally broke down and bought a crossbow. It shoots pretty good, but the trigger leaves a lot to be desired. Its very heavy, and feels like it creeps an 1/8 of an inch before it breaks. Shooting offhand accurately is pretty tough with this crummy of a trigger. Has anybody else had this problem? Is there any adjustment on these?
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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

Welcome to the world of lousy crossbow triggers. Thankfully, some manufacturers are beginning to address this with Bowtech and Kodabow leading the pack. Winchesters will be right up there and possibily the best when they are released shortly.

Parker's triggers are average. Some folks mess with them but I never advise it. Too much power in them limbs pulling on the string latch.

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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

Just bought a Barnett Jackel, the Parker Bushwacker was out of stock, and the trigger on it is better than some of my rifles. Just an FYI, cheap bow with a great trigger.

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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

I saw some guys on AT mention a "G-2 trigger" on the 2011 Tornado. Some guys say it is the same trigger as the older models.

Does anyone know if there is a better trigger on the 2011 model?
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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

my 2011 tornado seems to have a very smooth trigger mech..
i'm happy with holding tight groups @ 40 yards with it.
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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

I do not think their triggers have changed since their introduction in 2009.....
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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

i thought the same thing when i got my new tornado. it creeps a ways before breaking. takes some getting use to. i assumed all crossbows do this since field and stream actually raved about the tornado having one of the best triggers.
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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

They do have the best trigger's out there. I've shot a few other's and still love mine the best. My Tornado is goin into it's 3ed. season. I love talkin to Tech's at Parker too they treat you like a buddy. For me the trigger pull is fine for huntin. I'm so focused on my aim point that the trigger pull means nothin.What I do is like 2 wks. ago I shoot it a bit and let guns rest so it feels normal to me....later
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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

Thanks, for the input guys. I guess maybe, I got a lemon. I'll try talking to the folks at Parker before sending it down the road.
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Re: Parker Tornado trigger question

Put a few drops of good quality synthetic oil on it. I know they tell you not to, but if you want it to smooth out a bit all it takes is a few drops of oil.

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