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PSE Copperhead XBow

Hi guys. Like 100's of others, I'm looking at getting a crossbow this season, for my father. From what I've gathered from the most recent 10 pages or so, everyone loves Excalibur, then Parker, then 10 Point. I know PSE makes a good compound bow, and I ran across this model XBow that seems comparable.

Money is a huge concern. I would love for him to enjoy the most exciting seasons to hunt deer, but he can't draw a compound, and most Xbows in the 200-300 range just don't seem like they're ok to hunt with.

What do ya think? Probably better to just come up with a few hundred more bucks and get one of the top 3 brands? I will talk to Arrowhead if we go that route.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 10:39 PM
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Re: PSE Copperhead XBow

Arrowhead was moving alot of the PSE's not too long ago but with Parker coming out with their Bushwacker and Enforcer bows, that has changed.

You can get these for $350 to $450 as a package deal and they both will do all that is asked of them.

But, if the $100 is the deal breaker, I would rather see you dad in the woods with a $260 PSE than sitting on the sidelines watching.

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Re: PSE Copperhead XBow

We sold quite a few PSE Copperheads last year. I had no complaint with that bow at all and we can still get them. For a $249 bow they are great. They don't have a rope cocker so they must be drawn by hand. If you have trouble pulling them back there is little that can be done.

The Parker Bsuhwacker is $349 and comes with a rope cocker.

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Re: PSE Copperhead XBow

Arrowhead are you saying that you can't use a ropecocker on the PSE or it just doesn't come with one?
If you can't use a ropecocker with it, your Dad may not be able cock the PSE.
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Re: PSE Copperhead XBow

You can't use a rope cocker with the PSE Copperhead. Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: PSE Copperhead XBow

Thanks guys. I don't think I can make this a "surprise" gift for him, so we're gonna get up to Dunklebergers and shoot a few. If the PSE is difficult to cock, he may very well have trouble with it....not sure, but a very good point. Thanks! I've pretty much already decided to purchase from Arrowhead, just based on everyone's opinion of him...but we'll test drive a few, locally.

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Re: PSE Copperhead XBow

check your local Dick's Sporting Goods store for clearance priced crossbows; example...Horton Summit 150 package with peep rear sight, single pin front sight, quiver, and usually 2 or 3 bolts for $199 at the Harrisburg store; these are either last year's leftovers or repaired crossbows (vast majority being a cracked limb from a dry fire or an improperly loaded bolt -- not fully seated against the string when fully cocked; crossbow sent for repair and returned to store); red dot crossbow scope can be added for @ $35; rope cocker for @ $26; etc; if I didn't already have my Parker Terminator I would have jumped on one;

in a related story, I got a leftover 2008 Reflex Growler package missing a rest...basically got it marked down to $280 before adding a Whisker Biscuit for @ $50; it is equivalent to a Hoyt PowerHawk before the Reflex was rebadged and absorbed into the Hoyt lineup...darned good deal
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Re: PSE Copperhead XBow

What is it about the PSE copperhead that hinders use of a cable cocking device? Thank you.
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Re: PSE Copperhead XBow

I checked and the new model does have the ability to use a rope cocker. They changed the design and it works now. On last years model it was the safety that wouldn't let a rope cocker work.

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