I was considering buying a new compound (hoyt charger or spyder) until my "buddy" at work told me about Parker Bushwaker and Enforcer crossbows. He claimed both can be bought for under $500. They are lightweight and deadly accurate at 30 yds. Some of his family members drove to a big box store and purchased them. I saw Arrowhead had both on his website. Does anyone have experience with these models?
Or, give me a call. I'll match any price, if you show me the price I have to match. I'll even throw in some custom arrows.
Both models are solid limb bows. There has been very few issues with either of those crossbows. Velocity and PSE also have a few models that compare. As DPMS said above, the Wicked Ridge are tough to beat as well.
Arrowhead didn't mean to step on your toes showing him that price that's great to see you price match but even if you could get close to a "big" store price I would much rather give a small guy the sale.
So my "buddy" brought over his Parker crossbows. Although his relatives have Enforcers and Bushwackers, he brought over a Challenger and a Blackhawk. The both shoulder very nice. I did a search for problems with Parker crossbows. I found there is an issue with extreme serving wear because of contact with the rail. I noticed on his bows the string was on the rail. The other problem I found was that Parker is the only company which makes capture nocks for their bolts. My buddy told me that you must shoot Parker arrows or it voids the warranty. I would like to shoot Aluminum arrows not carbon.
I can personally confirm the serving wear issue. Mine was wearing very fast until I took a fingernail file and very gently filed the inside edge of the rail where the serving latches when cocked. This inside edge was sharp and not flush with the rest of the rail. Filed just enough to smooth it and everything is great now. I love the capture nocks.
I have a parker enforcer that I bought from Arrowhead. I have used it for 3 years now with out any problems and it is very accurate. so accurate I cannot shoot at the same bullseye twice because I ruin bolts. it seems plenty fast for my experience, I shot a buck last year in the chest and the bolt exited the rear leg. I use G5 strikers and they fly exactly like the practice points and are deadly. that buck dropped in his tracks and when my nephew butchered it he was sure that I shot it with a rifle. Arrowhead is a good guy to deal with.