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Crossbow Decisions

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by The Redpaw, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. The Redpaw

    The Redpaw 45th Parallel Member

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    I used to be a Crossbow user regularly, but it was when the Barnett Commando self cocking era was around. I know things have changed and I'm asking for input from actual users as to what to expect from the new models on the market.

    I'd like info on self cocking, strap cocking, lever cocking, is 150lbs enough?. I'd also like to know about the ability for scope additions, laser sighting where applicable?, most bang for the buck.

    I appreciate any and all answers, I'm going to use it for target practice regularly and want to know where manufacturer failures happen as well, such as poor implementation of features.

    Barnett?, Excalibur?
    Budget of 500.00 max

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. The Redpaw

    The Redpaw 45th Parallel Member

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    I've decided after much research and company background that my choices are to go with Barnett. I've narrowed down my decision to a few different models and I am heading out today to various archery stores to handle a few of them to see if they meet my body profile.

    I'm thinking the Barnett Ghost or the Barnett Wildcat

    I've chose these due to the weight, fps, width, ease of use, ability to buy accessories without breaking the bank.

    Thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just curious - what are you going to use it for?
     
  4. The Redpaw

    The Redpaw 45th Parallel Member

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    Year round target practice. Crossbows are a blast to shoot.

    It's not every day you can go out in your field and shoot a gun, but you can always find time to sit around and shoot a crossbow anytime you want.
     
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