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I am looking to get a crossbow. Woulod like to spend around $1000 for some bolts, quiver, scope, and bow. There are so many options out there. I have never shot one just looking for some ideas in the direction I should head
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Re: new crossbow

You really need to go handle as many as you can. There are so many options that what works for me and my style of hunting may not work for you. Ten Point,Parker, Wicked Ridge(made by Ten Point),Stryker(Bowtech) and Excaliber all have very nice bows in your price range.
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$1000 opens up the world of crossbows to ya.

Generally, compound styles will be quieter, faster and more compact. But, they are harder to maintain and heavier up front.

Recurve styles will be lighter up front and a breeze to maintain. But, they are wider, slower and louder.

Personally, I recommend TenPoint, Wicked Ridge, Excalibur and Parker becuase of their warranties and customer service. TenPoint Turbo and Stealth, Wicked Ridge Raider, Excalibur Equinox and Parker Gale Force would be great bows to check out.

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Re: new crossbow

Talk to Arrowhead. His information is a sticky at the top of the forum. Give him a call on the phone is the best. He is a wealth of information and based upon what your wants/needs are he can steer you in the right direction. For $1,000 you could definately get a very nice crossbow with some nice accessories.

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Buying crossbow is ALOT harder now than it was just 3-4 years ago... I would definately get a narrowed down list from a pro like arrowhead or gene (doms), then get my hands on them to test feel and decide.

Don't flip thru a catalog of magazine to pick...they all look good in those.




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Most defiantly go handle and rest shoot as many as possible, I like Parker had a tornado an was great, I like the reverse limb bows from horton nice balanced bows and great treestand bows, just go and find one that fits you the best
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I am looking to get a crossbow. Woulod like to spend around $1000 for some bolts, quiver, scope, and bow. There are so many options out there. I have never shot one just looking for some ideas in the direction I should head
If I had to choose, I would probably go with a Ten Point Turbo XLT II. It would have the crank device for that price and it's a very narrow bow that balances well. Plenty of speed and they are very accurate. Ten Point builds quality bows and I don't think you would go wrong with that choice.
Another good choice would be the Wicked Ridge Raider or the Excalibur Vortex or Exocet 200. You will find that the Ten Points and Excaliburs are among the most trouble free crossbows on the market.

We will be in Elk county for the 100 mile yard sale. I could bring one along and let you try it if that is something you want to do.

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I am looking to get a crossbow. Woulod like to spend around $1000 for some bolts, quiver, scope, and bow. There are so many options out there. I have never shot one just looking for some ideas in the direction I should head
If I had to choose, I would probably go with a Ten Point Turbo XLT II. It would have the crank device for that price and it's a very narrow bow that balances well. Plenty of speed and they are very accurate. Ten Point builds quality bows and I don't think you would go wrong with that choice.
Another good choice would be the Wicked Ridge Raider or the Excalibur Vortex or Exocet 200. You will find that the Ten Points and Excaliburs are among the most trouble free crossbows on the market.

We will be in Elk county for the 100 mile yard sale. I could bring one along and let you try it if that is something you want to do.
Mike, what dates is that 100 mile yard sale? I will most likely be up in Halton on July 13-15. Thanks.

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July 20 & 21. are the dates for this year.

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July 20 & 21. are the dates for this year.
Thanks Mike. Darn it, I can`t make it Got a 70th birthday party to go too.

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