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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thought you guys would like to see what "Old Time" crossbowing was like.

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They don't make them like that anymore. Very nice looking crossbow.

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 11:25 PM
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Nice

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Sig, does that make you a Trad crossbower??

How about some specifics on that one. Date, make, pull, etc..




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That is a Horton Super Sport.
That was purchased the first year the PGC came out with the crossbow permits....early 90's sometime?
It is a 150# pull and was Horton's cadillac bow in it's day.
Not all that fast...I'd guess in the 280 fps category.

You can't really see it in the pictures, and I don't know why Horton stopped making it, but it has a little gizmo that looks like an arrow retainer at the front of the rail...If memory serves me correctly they called it an arrow tuner. The thing worked great and kept the arrow secure on the rail when on stand.

I fabricated one for another antique crossbow (Barnett RC300)
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I just sold an older one with some other stuff at an auction. Had solid aluminum limbs. Looked like something you would buy out the back of Fur-Fish and Game 40 years ago. Don't know who made it.
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I wish some companies made wooden modern crossbows. They just look very nice.

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I wish some companies made wooden modern crossbows. They just look very nice.
If ya got $2600, TenPoint is making laminate wood crossbows.

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Re: Old Time Crossbow

Up till last year I was using one that was bought back in the 70s and it worked very well. To cock it I put the butt end on the ground and pushed the string down untill cocked.



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