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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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xbow recomendation

Looking to buy a xbow this week, do not want to spend more than $600 on one, what bows are out there in that range ,that you guys like?thanks
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I have a Horton Ledgend. Been shooting it for years, whitetails, mule deer and even an antelope or two. Good bow right price.
Try the Horton CB612 - Legend HD 175 Crossbow / Scope Package sells for about $450-500. It includes everything you need except a target, and a bow stringer.
Best value. we have three in the family, all are great hunter's bows.
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I have a Horton Summit 150...it's not that fast but still very consistent. For the price it works great! Harry, I heard that the new production Legend 175s have been having problems with the limbs or something like that...a lot of recalls...that's what I've read anyways.

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Parker Buck-Buster 175 sells for $599.95 and comes with a lifetime warranty. Check the price and warranty, you won't find better bows for the money than in the Parker line. All Parker bows are made in the U.S.A.

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If you are talking $600 for a package bow then I would recommend the Parker BuckBuster lineup. Fast and dead solid reliable. Lifetime warranty with excellent customer service.

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I gotta stay away from this forum for awhile ...I am adding one or two crossbows to the family aresnal for 2010, you guys get me all excited before i get it all saved up....LOL




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I got the parker buckbuster from arrowhead, great bow highly recomend

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You can get an Excalibur Exocet at Sportsman Supply in Butler for around 600. I have the Exocet and its great.
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Falls, I've not heard that. Our bows are older 7-5 years with lots of use. No problems, and Horton has had a great reputation.Mine basically shoots dead on out to 35 yards the way it is sighted in with the red dot Truglo.

A friend has the lowest cost Horton (forget the model) he is on his 5 deer with it. He got a 170+ point buck, just fantastic. no problems.

The newer models have a new great pull trigger, like a rifle. mine is the older style, the factory said I could get a new style for $35, but this is fine for me. I have the graphite rails and they really requir no lube.

Like most x-bows the Hrorton is a compound x-bow. I did heare that the straight x-bows (not compounds) are hard to draw. I can draw mine in my tree stand, and usually do after taking a shot before I get down. that would be a consideration. I had Open heart surgery and have a 12 inch scar on my chest, so I can't just hold to my ribs and draw back, I use the loop on the bow portion.

good luck Falls with the 175.
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