New to crossbows - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southwest Pa.
Posts: 540
Back To Top
New to crossbows

I want to get a crossbow soon and I do not know much about them. Can anyone on here lead me to a web site or anything else so I can learn about them? I've shot them and know how they work but I'm not sure of which weight or size or style I need. There seems to be a lot to consider in finding the right one. And isn't there a difference in a crossbow that's used from a treestand or the ground? I'm thinking of starting with a nice used crossbow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Deus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 02:35 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: PA - 4C and 5B
Posts: 4,445
Back To Top
Re: New to crossbows

Get something with a short axle to axle. Look at TenPoint. Best crossbow we shot last year to determine which one to buy.

God Bless the USA.

Double Lung 20 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 02:49 PM
PSA
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Butler, PA
Posts: 1,526
Back To Top
Re: New to crossbows

Talk to Arrowhead!

Memories - what a lifetime of hunting gives a man
PSA is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 03:19 PM
Senior Member
 
cspot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Western PA-2A
Posts: 12,169
Back To Top
Re: New to crossbows

Quote:
Originally Posted by PSA
Talk to Arrowhead!
I agree. His info is in a sticky at the top of the forum. Give him a call. He loves to talk crossbows and will give you some great information. Based upon your situation he will be able to recommend a couple of suggestions of what will work the best for you. He is a straight shooter and won't tell you something just to sell you something. His customer service is one of the best.

Traditions only last if you pass them down to your kids!
cspot is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 11:33 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
arrowhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Somerset Co./Elk Co.
Posts: 3,908
Back To Top
Re: New to crossbows

There is a bunch of posts here that will likely help.

Draw weight isn't nearly as important as it used to be. An example would be a 225 lb pull Excalibur will shoot a 418 grain arrow around 330 f.p.s. The same 418 grain arrow shot out of a 135 lb. compound will shoot 350 f.p.s.

If you would like to call I'll be happy to discuss crossbows with you. There are some great crossbows out there right now. There are also some that I wouldn't waste my time with, broken risers, slivered limbs and stripped nuts and bolts right out of the box. My phone number is 814-662-4321

Our store- http://arrowhead-outdoors.com/
"The best warranty, is the one you never have to use"
arrowhead is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 11:58 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
arrowhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Somerset Co./Elk Co.
Posts: 3,908
Back To Top
Re: New to crossbows

Just one of the many issues I see nearly everyday. This one is on my "do not buy" list.


Our store- http://arrowhead-outdoors.com/
"The best warranty, is the one you never have to use"
arrowhead is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southwest Pa.
Posts: 540
Back To Top
Re: New to crossbows

Quote:
Originally Posted by arrowhead
There is a bunch of posts here that will likely help.

Draw weight isn't nearly as important as it used to be. An example would be a 225 lb pull Excalibur will shoot a 418 grain arrow around 330 f.p.s. The same 418 grain arrow shot out of a 135 lb. compound will shoot 350 f.p.s.

If you would like to call I'll be happy to discuss crossbows with you. There are some great crossbows out there right now. There are also some that I wouldn't waste my time with, broken risers, slivered limbs and stripped nuts and bolts right out of the box. My phone number is 814-662-4321
Thank You. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Arrowhead I'll be calling.
Mark
Deus is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome