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Athens Archery not far behind

Here is what Athens Archery will be bringing to the crossbow world for 2013. The Apocalypse.

Notice the tiny riser with the struts incorporated into the barrel. Lightens up the front end considerable. No conventional foot stirrup but it will be incorporated into the riser.

Folding stock and trigger from Scorpyd. Very narrow axle to axle with reverse cams to increase the power stroke.

This is gonna be one of the bows to get when released. No specs yet but suuspicians are 340 fps and about $900.

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What is it! LOL

I guess if that whats your into it's pretty cool. Looks like a boat anchor to me though, but so do compounds.

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Looks like a boat anchor to me though,
That is one boat anchor that I would love ot hang in my garage. It is a way cool design and something that is not out there as of now. Really a whole new direction on riser design in crossbows.

There will be a rubber stop on the front of the riser to protect the finish when it is cocked in the production bow.

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Another pic in different camo.


In black. Good look at the riser design.

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I will say that it is kinda ugly. It might be one of those things that grows on you after a while especially if the performance is great. I think I will wait for a while before considering a purchase. How do you think the customer service will be?

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To me, she is curvy and pleasing to the eye.

Athens Archery is a small outfit(currently) with attention focused on its customers. I suspect CS will be stellar.

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Any idea on the weight of it?

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Nope.

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Re: Athens Archery not far behind

I've been in contact with Athens off and on for a good while now.I will be stocking these when they become available. It is to be a very quiet crossbow with good speeds in the sweet spot. Little shock or vibration and very compact. All the people at Athens have been great and I expect customer service to be excellent.

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Any idea on the weight of it?
Just under 8lbs. bare bow. The trigger is to be just under 3lbs. and 350 f.p.s. These are still subject to change and possibly for the better.

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