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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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New Crossbow Recomendations

Looking to buy a new crossbow for this season. I currently own a Barnett Wildcat C5 and have no complaints. Have taken 4 deer with it in the past 3 years but feel it might be time to upgrade. I am looking for something with a sling because I will be doing a lot of walking / ground hunting this year. There are so many different manufactures and models out today that I have no idea where to start. Any recommendations are appreciated. I am looking to spend around $600 but have some flexibility.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 04:14 PM
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Re: New Crossbow Recomendations

Look closely at Ten Point and Excalibur. Also the new Bohning Siege. These crossbows are built to last a lifetime. I've never heard anyone speak poorly of any of these bows and we never see them broken. (well, maybe a quiver bracket once in a while)

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New Crossbow Recomendations

Have it narrowed down to the Ten Point Turbo XLT or the Excalibur Equinox... Any advice on which one is the better choice will be appreciated. I have read some complaints about the Excalibur crossbows being too wide, has anyone had problems with this?

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 08:56 PM
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Re: New Crossbow Recomendations

Can't go wrong with either. Both pretty much as bulletproof as they come. The Excal has it drawbacks if hunt tight treestands, becuase of its width. I much prefer my TenPoint over my Excal when hunting spots where shots could come from behind me.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: New Crossbow Recomendations

I have had 2 parkers. My current one is an enforcer and it is pretty sweet. I can attest to their gaurentees on equipment as i had one drop from 30 feet (my bad) and a day later the limbs exploded (luckily w/o anyone nearby). They paid for shipping both ways and replaced for free...was back in play within 2 weeks.

The enforcer is their lower end model, however i cant see why you would spend more. I use that and NAP spitfire max and never not had a pass through.
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Either choice you listed Beeker will last you a long time. It is a tough decision, but probably only one that you can make. Good Luck.

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I have had 2 parkers. My current one is an enforcer and it is pretty sweet. I can attest to their gaurentees on equipment as i had one drop from 30 feet (my bad) and a day later the limbs exploded (luckily w/o anyone nearby). They paid for shipping both ways and replaced for free...was back in play within 2 weeks.

The enforcer is their lower end model, however i cant see why you would spend more. I use that and NAP spitfire max and never not had a pass through.
have to agree the enforcer is a sweet bow for the price. parker has quality all the way around, some just have more speed and extras than the others.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 09:40 PM
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If your looking for light...Test fire a Parker Tomahawk. Its new this year, light weight,smooth shooter!

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