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Final Crossbow Decisions Narrowed

I have researched fairly well and have narrowed my first crossbow choices to either the Parker Enforcer 160 or the Wicked Ridge Invader 180. My third choice would ba a Parker Tornado 165, but that would be stepping up the cost to about $700 from $500 for the other two. Not that I can'y handle that cost, but is it worth it for me.

My determining factors were a lighter weight bow eaiser for a 60 Year old guy to handle. I shoot on a small farm, wooded and shots would be under 40 yards for Whitetails only.

One thing swaying me toward the Parkers is a reticled scope not a red dot.

Can anyone offer and final thoughts on helping me with my decision?

Thanks to all.

Oh, I am pretty much limited to Cabelea's as I have about $100 in points to use.

Thanks to all with any help.

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Re: Final Crossbow Decisions Narrowed

Parker Enforcer is the one to beat in that price range...my Dad (70) shoot my son's and liked it more than my Tornado. The light weight and accuracy are what won him over.

Granted I have never held a wicked ridge, but can't see someone beating the Parker product and backing in that price range.




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One more vote for the Enforcer - very happy so far with mine.

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Re: Final Crossbow Decisions Narrowed

Thanks, I also had looked at the Horton, Team Real Tree Ultra Lite Express. Has anyone any thoughts on that bow.
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one more vote for the enforcer I've been VERY happy with mine

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Re: Final Crossbow Decisions Narrowed

Parker, Had a horton, Heavy and I did not like it.
Check this and buy a scope you like.
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Parker. Shoot them both see which you like best. I have the buckbuster175 and like it a lot but I wouldn't call it lightweight but it shoots really nice

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Re: Final Crossbow Decisions Narrowed

Thanks to all,
Drove to Cabela's today and bought the Parker Enforcer. Shot it and a few others and that seemed the best fit for me.
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Congratulations, You will love the Parker.

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Re: Final Crossbow Decisions Narrowed

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Drove to Cabela's today and bought the Parker Enforcer.
Enjoy your purchase and this coming fall.

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