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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a crossbow

I just bought a 10 point wicked ridge warrior. I came with 9 bolts, quiver, sling, limb savers, rage broad heads, and cocking rope for $250 shipped to my door. It's only 3 months old. Can't wait to get it.
I bought it to take my kids archery hunting. I really don't know too much about them.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 01:30 PM
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Sounds like a good price for all you got.
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cocking rope device will cut the draw weight in half (eg: if draw weight of xbow is 165 lb, the effort to cock the string is reduced to 82.5 lb of force; you got one heck of a deal on that package...congratuations!

get some bow string wax for exposed areas of string & cables (areas NOT wrapped with serving); get some type of rail lube to reduce friction between the shooting deck and the central serving area of the string where the bolt is loaded...this will either be a wax base or a light oil base product (some folks use arrow lube which dries to leave a slick layer without attracting dirt like oil & wax do); if you get caught in the rain, make sure you dry the xbow thoroughly and use a lubricant on the trigger/safety mechanism & the axles where the cams rotate to prevent rust; occasionally go over the crossbow and check the tightness of all the bolts;

match the weight of your practice tips to the weight of the broadheads you use so the point of aim-point of impact is very close (some folks will also buy broadhead practice tips to make sure all their bolts will land in the same area); make sure you shoot ALL the bolts you plan to use for hunting (there is always 1 in every package I buy that flies differently and I have an alternate use for that one...I explain below); buy yourself a 'discharge target' or tote your regular target with you so you can shoot the crossbow when you are done hunting (this is where I use the bad bolt and I top it with a target tip so that I don't dull a broadhead for decocking the weapon...using a target tip also lengthens the life of your target is you spend lots of days hunting);

best wishes for success in hunting endeavors...you have a great crossbow there and it will serve you well
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:39 PM
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Very nice. Be sure to give us some impressions after you get some shooting time in with it.

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Re: Just bought a crossbow

Thanks guys. I am a gib archery hunter but I don't know much about x-bows. I'm about to learn though. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to shoot it until after Xmas. I'm giving it to my kids as a present.
I bought it to take them archery hunting. If I go myself, I'll take my bow. Now I'm gonna save up to buy another 2 man stand. I don't want to rely on just one spot
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Keep an eye on your center servings. The picture shows that they have been worn some. Don't shoot it if you can see the string. Find a shop that knows how to serve them and that uses Halo serving material and you will be all set.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 10:52 AM
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nice bow! If ya gonna be teaching lil ones get some shooting stixx. My daughters shoot my Gale Force like a pro with them. They love it!

will hunt for food....
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sweet bow..goodluck with it!
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sounds like one heckuva deal there! Shoot straight...

Are we at camp yet?
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Re: Just bought a crossbow

Did you ever get the bow?The price seems too good to be true.

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