I have a Horton Ledgend. Been shooting it for years, whitetails, mule deer and even an antelope or two. Good bow right price.
Try the Horton CB612 - Legend HD 175 Crossbow / Scope Package sells for about $450-500. It includes everything you need except a target, and a bow stringer.
Best value. we have three in the family, all are great hunter's bows.
I have a Horton Summit 150...it's not that fast but still very consistent. For the price it works great! Harry, I heard that the new production Legend 175s have been having problems with the limbs or something like that...a lot of recalls...that's what I've read anyways.
Parker Buck-Buster 175 sells for $599.95 and comes with a lifetime warranty. Check the price and warranty, you won't find better bows for the money than in the Parker line. All Parker bows are made in the U.S.A.
Falls, I've not heard that. Our bows are older 7-5 years with lots of use. No problems, and Horton has had a great reputation.Mine basically shoots dead on out to 35 yards the way it is sighted in with the red dot Truglo.
A friend has the lowest cost Horton (forget the model) he is on his 5 deer with it. He got a 170+ point buck, just fantastic. no problems.
The newer models have a new great pull trigger, like a rifle. mine is the older style, the factory said I could get a new style for $35, but this is fine for me. I have the graphite rails and they really requir no lube.
Like most x-bows the Hrorton is a compound x-bow. I did heare that the straight x-bows (not compounds) are hard to draw. I can draw mine in my tree stand, and usually do after taking a shot before I get down. that would be a consideration. I had Open heart surgery and have a 12 inch scar on my chest, so I can't just hold to my ribs and draw back, I use the loop on the bow portion.
I should say that because of PA and other states making x-bows legal, the manufacturers have all raised the prices outragously. as compoound boxs are htting the bottom. Next year fall, I'll probably buy a compound regular bow when everyone is changing out (good prices on close-outs).
Should say, there were some fantastic buys on semi-recurve target bows when the compounds were made legal.
Hunting products are things you want.Almost everyone will pay more for things they want than those they need.Saw it many times.People will run bald tires or starve to get what they want over what they need.That drives up prices on "wanted items".Fast movers anyhow.
I just bought believe it or not a crosman, it is a 175 and shoots at 317 fps. it comes with a quiver, 3 carbon bolts, lighted recticle scope, sling, and shooting sticks for $499.99. If interested send me a pm and I can tell you where I got it, since you are not too far from me.
We sell the Crosman too. I'll even throw in some custom arrows with your package. We sell nearly every brand of crossbow, and I can usually beat any deal. I may not be able to beat thier price, but I will put something extra in to beat thier deal.