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parker buck-buster 150

im looking for a crossbow for my father who is disabled and cannot shoot a regular bow, i finally convinced him to get a crossbow. he needs one that is light but at a good price.the parker buck-buster 150 looks like a decent bow? anyone use this bow? any other sugesstions?
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Re: parker buck-buster 150

If Parkers are what you are looking at, wait a few weeks and consider the Parker Enforcer 160, which is new for 2010. Looks to be less money and very fast.

The Buckbuster is a great bow but I would opt for the 175 model as opposed to the 150.

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Re: parker buck-buster 150

The new Enforcer 160 is the little brother of the Tornado. It is a very light bow. It also has the stock similar to the Tornado. If your father would be more comfortable with a rifle type stock, the Buck Buster is an excellent choice.
The Enforcer 160 starts at $399 and the Buck Buster 150 starts at $499

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Re: parker buck-buster 150

boy.. I've been knocking around between Tornado and the Buck Buster... giving my son my Terminator#150 now they tell me they are discontinued.. I love that stock.. Tornado has that goofy forearm.. is it worth the 10 FPS more? 330 vs 340
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Re: parker buck-buster 150

The forearm on the Tornado...kinda hard to describe in words, but I'll try.
The "dip" in the stock just forward of the trigger...when shooting at an extreme downward angle, such as a treestand....place the begining of the "hump" into the palm of your hand and your elbow into your hip. Very steady.

When shooting from a standing position...put your fingers through the hole in the forearm. There is no chance of getting your fingers in strings flight path. Very safe.

The Tornado was designed for treestand hunting. The limbs are compact, the stock is designed to hold at downward angles. Just my opinion, but I think the Tornado is about the perfect treestand hunters crossbow.

The Buck Buster 175 and the Tornado are both rated at 330 f.p.s. The Tornado, because of it's inverted cams is a bit shorter. The Buck Buster is a bit wider because of it's limb/riser system. It will also vibrate a bit after the shot.

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Re: parker buck-buster 150

AH Thanks for that info...
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Re: parker buck-buster 150

That's what I'm here for. If you have any more questions....just ask. I'm here to help.
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Re: parker buck-buster 150

AH, would you say the Enforcer is better fit for kid or lady hunter if it is smaller than the Tornado?

My gang all shoots the Tornado well, but I would guess if it had a little less weight and awkwardness it would be perfect...is that the Enforcer?

I like the price...that is for sure.




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Re: parker buck-buster 150

My father has the buck buster and likes it.
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Re: parker buck-buster 150

I will hopefully get a chance to shoot it Friday. I will have a full report after the Archery Trade Association show.
I would have to say that it will be a better fit. The skeletonized stock should make it quite a bit lighter and easier to handle.
And Yes...that is a good price for a bow that comes with a lifetime warranty and made is the USA.

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