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?
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
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
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.
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.