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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-06-2010, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Horton Vision 175lb

Has anyone looked at or picked up\shot one of these new Horton Crossbows? Don't look at the price. I was just wondering if anyone has actually held one and was wondering what your thoughts were about the weight, and how easy to handle these were.

Did you find them clumsy to handle or easy? I ask this from a standpoint that I have a disability, but I have been using a 55lb compound bow. I currently carry my compound with a sling, as a compound is much lighter to carry and easier to maneuver. But, because of my limited strength, I can only pull a 55lb bow.

Any comments on these new crossbows?

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Re: Horton Vision 175lb

Held it and shot it. The best balancing and the quietest crossbow I have ever held or shot. Very narrow as well.

I would give Arrowhead a shout if you are considering it to get his opinion on its reliability and such.

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Re: Horton Vision 175lb

Iv'e shot them several times. Very nice bow and quiet for a crossbow. They are quite a bit heavier than a regular bow. I can match the price listed on that website if you are interested.

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Re: Horton Vision 175lb

Thanks for the input. I haven't actually held one yet....but I've seen the spec sheet and noticed they list the weight at 8lbs. So I just was thinking this one I may be able to handle. But I guess I will have to "find" a "live" one and see how it feels.

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Re: Horton Vision 175lb

I have a Horton 175. great bow. Yes, most x-bows are heavy. I have a handicap and can still handle this in a treestand.
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Re: Horton Vision 175lb

I was more impressed with the Horton TRT ultra-lite express - very light, points well, narrow limbs. Held it at the Harrisburg show. Anyone know anything about this model? Price?
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It is going to sell for around $495 with the scope package.

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For the quality and price and accuracy, it is tough to beat Horton.
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Re: Horton Vision 175lb

I agree, but if they don't have the customer service to back them up....then the good price means nothing. It's getting better, but that is one area they don't compare to Excalibur or Parker.

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I agree on the service in regards to how good excalibur is, ten points service is good as well. I have shot this bow and its smooth and quiet, the cocking aid is a little fussy to work with but a vast improvement over past years offerings from Horton. I'm considering one also, best price I've found was at bowhunters superstore 649.99
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