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Old 09-04-2012, 17:35   #1
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New crossbow

Just picked up a new crossbow yesterday at Cabela's in Wheeling. I handled and shot the ones that fit me well. It was between a Parker Tornado and Excalibur Phoenix. I choose the Excaliber. The bows have a reputation for being very tough and have a lot of features I like. No cams, pulleys or cables, it is a recurve design. This allows me to change my string without going to the shop. I can also decock this bow without firing. In the end simplicity and ruggedness was my choice.

Hunting, Fishing & Camping

Hunting, Fishing & Camping

Now I can't wait for archery season, I've never taken a deer with any kind of bow so I'm looking forwaed to the challenge. The last three years I've managed to take a deer with weapons I've never done so with before. One was with a handgun, my Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt with my own handloads. The next year I took one with a flintlock muzzzle loader, with my own handload.

Finally last year I used my US Rifle 1917 made in 1917 to take a pretty nice buck. I hope my string of good luck continues on into this upcoming season.
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Old 09-05-2012, 22:18   #2
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Congrats on the new toy! I've been contemplating a crossbow too. In my state, the archery season is like 3 months long and crossbows are allowed. It's very tempting! How much did you pick it up for?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:29   #3
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Never been into archery, but it seems like a lot of fun. I want to buy a bow and a crossbow in the future.
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Old 09-06-2012, 16:35   #4
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Looks like it'd be fun!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 17:50   #5
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Thanks guys!

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Congrats on the new toy! I've been contemplating a crossbow too. In my state, the archery season is like 3 months long and crossbows are allowed. It's very tempting! How much did you pick it up for?
Here in Pa they had a three year trail period for the crossbows. They decided to make them permanant after last season, so I made my move. The bow cost about $750 after taxes and all. It came with everything pictured.
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Old 09-06-2012, 19:34   #6
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Very nice.

I used to have a Horton Crossbow with a Simmons Scope on it. I enjoyed it. That was a long time ago though.

This site doesn't seem to bad.

http://www.bowhuntingoutlet.com/scopes/
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