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Hey guys need some input! Good- bad- whatever. I am new to the X-bow world and see some very nice ones. I really like the "RIFLE" styling of the Parker Cyclone and I am a Stand hunter. Let's hear what you have to say...
Guide me to my new Xbow. Around a grand to spend.
 

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I have a Cyclone and has performed well and is tough to beat in a stand. If I were buying a treestand bow again I would opt for the Tornado. Very narrow up front a little shorter overall.

With that being said, if you have a grand to spend, consider the Scorpyd. It is heavy but has the reverse limb technology so the balance is very good. The limb width is as narrow as they come and it is very fast for a lower poundage bow. The lower poundage is easier on the bow, cables and string but the speed is near the top of the heap.

Good luck.

http://www.scorpyd.com/
 

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I got a tornado because of the stand hunting...a great stand crossbow. Even when my son and I were in a double stand together we managed well.

I will say I hate carrying it (or likely any crossbow) thru the woods though, still have not found a comfortable way to do that . they are just too darn heavy up front to balance holdng it anywhere where you hand is not in the string path. Have to tuck it under your arm.

If you do any archery season still hunting, keep your compound.
 

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I have a sling on my crossbow to carry it in and out of the
woods, makes it much easier.
 

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We tried a sling on ours too but still didn't have any balance to it to keep it up on your shoulder.

Did you sling it across your back or just over one shoulder?
 

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Sling it over your shoulder...but put the sling on upside down and then turn the bow... riser down. Use a Quake "Claw" sling. I like the contoured slings the best. These slings are tacky and will grip your shoulder very good, keeps the bow where it belongs.

The Tornado is a great treestand bow. Short, compact and well balanced. Decent trigger for a crossbow. The Cyclone is a bit front heavy like a Kentucky rifle.
 

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dpms said:
I have a Cyclone and has performed well and is tough to beat in a stand. If I were buying a treestand bow again I would opt for the Tornado. Very narrow up front a little shorter overall.With that being said, if you have a grand to spend, consider the Scorpyd. It is heavy but has the reverse limb technology so the balance is very good. The limb width is as narrow as they come and it is very fast for a lower poundage bow. The lower poundage is easier on the bow, cables and string but the speed is near the top of the heap.

Good luck.

http://www.scorpyd.com/
Not a big fan of that style or color.

I have nothing but time for buying a xbow.thinking of waiting until 2010 and see what that brings to the market. I wanted to sell my bow to make up some of the cost of the new crossbow. Plus it is an easier sell to the wife!
 

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If the reverse limb technology isn't your bag, I would look at the Tornado.

Since there is no rush, I like your plan to wait to see what is new for 2010. You never know what is coming round the bend.

Good luck.
 

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If you have the time ,dont forget about the excalibers. I have an excaliber Ibex. it is a 175# bow and deadly acurite.and weighs in at just over 6#,with the sling it shoulders very nicely, I love the simplicity of it ,no pulleys or cables to worry about,good warranty to. they also have 200# and 225# models which may be better if you intend to hunt the bigger animals bear, elk etc, but for deer,hogs small game etc the 175# bows are fine , check them out at excaliber.com also check out the message boards there are alot of good people with good info !
 
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