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Old 11-16-2019, 10:03 PM
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Killer Instinct Ripper 415. $399 and lifetime warranty.

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Old 11-17-2019, 04:04 AM
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Coyote, I am not sure what your experience is with crossbows or bows in general but excalibur makes a great product. Not the cheapest option nor the sexiest but you can work on it and do all your own maintenance without a bow press. They are all recurve design but bullet proof. I always have believed in KISS (keep it simple stupid). Has worked for a lot of hunters for decades and I have used the same bow for a decade and wouldn't change for anything. Just my 2 cents. Good luck
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:41 AM
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As some others mentioned, the CenterPoint 370 is a good choice for starter xbow. I bought my 10 year old son one this year. Got it sighted in within minutes of putting it together and heck, he is shooting tighter groups than me. Had adjustable stock hat he can grow with. The only thing I am not a fan of is the play in the trigger but it suits him fine for the price we paid. Bought off Amazon and CenterPoint has a $25 rebate at the time as well. Still trying for his first deer.
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:11 AM
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My one daughter does not like to shoot guns. She loves shooting the crossbow.
I bought the centerpoint 370. The only knock on this thing is the trigger. But to an inexperienced kid it makes no difference.
I got it out of the box assembled it. I was hitting a 2” piece of tape at 40 yards in no time.
She was 13 and little. I got a Caldwell tripod that we would stick it in. She was able to manipulate that easily.
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:33 AM
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A CenterPoint or Carbon Express are quality crossbows, inexpensive and all they will ever need. I hear people talk of inexpensive models being a "starter" crossbows, which makes me laugh.

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Old 11-17-2019, 09:23 PM
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I hunt with both a crossbow and a compound. I use my crossbow when I'm in a blind bc I'm not good at drawing back a compound bow seated. The crossbow is too awkward in a stand so I only hunt with the compound out of a stand. My crossbow is one I won at a gun raffle and I have no complaints. It is a Barnett Predator. Is it heavy? Yes Does it shoot accurate and fast? Yes. Has it taken deer? More than I can count on my hands and toes. I'm going to get my son shooting it here this coming yr. Barnett's are a good crossbow for the price. Too add to it I use a tripod with it when I'm in the blind.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RacksnQuacks View Post
Wicked Ridge is a nice inexpensive option. I have a Parker but they are out of business.
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Old 11-27-2019, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Dogface View Post
Here is a link to the xbow. Notice it has a collapsible stock like an AR which would hopefully make it more likely to fit a child.

BTW don't take my word for it do some research.
I don't keep up with crossbows but last week I was at a bow shop so my son could pick out a new bow for Christmas.While he was shooting several,I was with the owner and he was working on a couple of the newer centerpoints that are similar to the ravens.He had two in there that blew up and said that was common with that model.
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Originally Posted by coyotejohn View Post
Thanks to all for taking the time to reply. Now I'm more confused than before We have no archery shops locally so I guess I'll have to take him up to the big city I'll let ya know what we do. Maybe I'll just talk him into being a gun hunter.
You can buy a youth model Savage or Mossberg in 243 pretty cheap.

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