Originally Posted by YankeeHunter
I'd like to get an Xbow, and I've been told the recurves like many Excaliburs are the way to go.
I usually recommend Excalibur, TenPoint and Parker because of thier warranties and customer service.
They are suposed to be quieter
Recurve crossbows, on average are louder and exibit more vibration than compound styles.
never need to be tuned
Have to watch for string stretch. That will change the brace height. Nice thing with the Excal is that the string can be taken off and twists added in a snap.
and the strings are supposed to be cheaper to replace when necesary.
Surely a advantage. Can swap out a $18 string in a snap, set your brace height with twists and you are good to go.
the only down side is they have wider/bigger limbs which can be awkward in certain circumstances.
Yep, the wingspan is big and can reduce your shooting arc from a treestand. The other downside is they are harder to cock as the effort builds as you draw composed to a compound which has some let off. Generally, they are slower as well compared to equal poundage compounds.
Alot to consider but the Excaliburs are bulletproof and are quality bows.
Take a look at Middleton bows as well of you are considering a recurve style. Few distributors in USA but Arrowhead is a dealer. They are getting impressive speeds from the recurve bows and they are very light. I was impressed when I shot one.