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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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I'm officially a crossbow owner!

Finally got to purchase my xbow today after a month or so of internet research and visiting a couple stores.

I went with a Parker Tomahawk with IR scope purchased from Higleys Archery, Centerville PA, which is close to me. The model was in my price range and I felt it was a quality bow for the price of the package. The worker at Higleys had me zeroed at 20 yds before I walked out the door. He included a rope cocking device, barrel lube, string wax, a couple hats, and I purchased 2 additional bolts to allow me to have an even 6.

Spent an hour shooting in the backyard late this afternoon and the accuracy of the bow is quite good. I fine tuned the scope a little and I'm hitting good at 20-40 yds.
Plan on spending quite a bit of time over the coming month really getting used to the xbow, and getting really dialed in for the upcoming season.

As a side note, my wife also shot it tonight. First shot she was dead on, not sure if that's good or bad, she may want one now, lol.

Thanks to all whom posted advice.
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Welcome to the brotherhood. Glad you found the perfect bow for you and wishing you much success this fall.

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Good luck and be safe
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 12:07 AM
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You'll like it!
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good luck
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 12:28 AM
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Re: I'm officially a crossbow owner!

I'm also new to the forum and crossbow hunting. I purchased a Barnett quad 400. I bow hunted for many years but age and a stroke put an end to yhat. I'm really looking forward to it.
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I'm also new to the forum and crossbow hunting. I purchased a Barnett quad 400. I bow hunted for many years but age and a stroke put an end to yhat. I'm really looking forward to it.
Glad to see you staying in the game. Welcome to HPA and the crossbow forum.

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Welcome to the brotherhood. Glad you found the perfect bow for you and wishing you much success this fall.
I'm actually more excited for the Spring gobbler. I kill gobblers just about every year and frankly I can't remember the last Spring in which I didn't get one with a shotgun. The xbow will add a new challenge to Spring gobbler!
Dont get me wrong, I'm excited for Fall, but I really don't care about harvesting a deer. I mainly bought the xbow to extend my season, I just plain love to hunt, it's been 10 years since I've had any type of archery tackle, and I really miss sitting in a stand that time of year.

Won't happen this year, I'll be out there!
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The xbow will add a new challenge to Spring gobbler!
It certianly will add that challenge. I have hunted with my crossbow exclusively during our last two spring gobbler seasons. The rewards are worth the challenge.

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