My buddy wants me to help him shop a crossbow with a crank style mechanism for his 80 year old father. I’m an archery hunter but never even held a crossbow. He’s not looking to go real expensive, but any recommendations would be appreciated.
I would look at the Wicked Ridge Invader X4 with the Acudraw mechanical crank. A solid American company with great customer service. Its a moderately priced crossbow around $600 all set and ready to go.
I’m looking at a Wicked Ridge Warrior for my daughter. Nice and light and compact and reasonable price to get going. I wasn’t going to add a crank for her, but if she wants want it’s easy to add one to their bows.
If ya don't want to spend a real lot of money look around for a used one, I just picked up a Barnett Brotherhood for $200, it doesn't have a crank handle though but there should be some good used ones with crank handles. Either way, good luck & hope ya help your buddy get a good one, and that's pretty cool his 80 year old Dad wants to give the Xbow a try.