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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about picking up at crossbow for deer hunting-any suggestions? Have never used one.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 07:17 PM
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Re: crossbow

shoot one before you buy it and see if you still want one.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Okay....why?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 07:26 PM
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Go to a dealer that has many brands and talk to them..They will help you..
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 08:13 PM
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Re: crossbow

Have you ever archery hunted? What's your budget and how do you plan to hunt? Stand, ground, blind.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: crossbow

I used to archery hunt quite a bit. I have two kids-so cost is a consideration-I think both treestand and blind are options. Thanks for the opinions.
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Re: crossbow

Cost wise, it's tough to beat the Parker Enforcer. $449.95 gets you a good bow with a lifetime warranty and we throw in 6 arrows and a rope cocker. The Tornado is still my favorite though. If you like the recurve style the Excalibur Axiom is a very good choice, but at 35 inches wide it isn't for everyone.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of broadheads do you use with that rig?
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 10:08 PM
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If cost is a consideration the Parker Enforcer is tough to beat. Less than $500 for the package and it will do everything you ask of it.

As for broadheads right now, Slick Tricks, Griz Tricks and G5 Strikers are shooting good in most crossbows.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks DPMS, what is in the package? I've heard conflicting stories about the crossbows-would the range be comparable to what I had been shooting with a compound? Thanks again.
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