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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts and opinions on this bow? goin to look and shoot it tomorrow and was wondering if this is a nice bow for any of you crossbow new to the whole crossbow deal.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 11:42 AM
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Re: Parker Hornet

Welcome to crossbow hunting/shooting. The Parker Hornet has gotten some very good reviews, and is definitely worth looking at. The fact that you can shoot it is a bonus. If the shop sells other brands, check out as many as you can before you buy. You may find one you like more than the Hornet.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 11:45 AM
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Re: Parker Hornet

The balance and feel of the Hornet and the Wicked Ridge Invader are about the same. Speeds are very close too. If you get the chance shoot both of them before you buy. I like the trigger on the Wicked Ridge much better and the cocking mechanism is built in, it's also priced $50 less. Add to that Ten Point/Wicked Ridge reliability and the online reviews and it might help you make a decision.

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Re: Parker Hornet

My son shoots a hornet now...a good mid-market crossbow, and accurate as all the others.

Wicked Ridge is really making a name for themselves in the mid-market, but we tend to stick to brands where we had luck. as always AH is the guy to talk to, he knows and tries them all, just wanted to give the hornet a thumbs up from my family.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: Parker Hornet

Very nice bow with a great warranty.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 10:56 PM
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Re: Parker Hornet

I really like our Parkers (an Enforcer and a Bushwacker).

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 11:43 AM
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Re: Parker Hornet

Parker is made in USA. life time warranty. The Hornet extreme is a great bow. But I would look hard at the Tomahawk bow.

Parker has the "g2" triggers in all of there bows! Its 100% metal and feels great to me. One of the best in my opinion.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 05:07 AM
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I like my hornet extreme. My dad just retired and got a tomahawk. I shot it and actually prefer the lighter weight of the tomahawk.
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