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Crossbows

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by 2glock40s, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. 2glock40s

    2glock40s

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    Who's got one and what kind? Thinking of getting one but don't really know where to start. I would use it to hunt and just shoot for fun. I really like the PSE TAC series but seems pretty steep in price. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

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    The Ten Points, Excalibers and Hortons look like nice ones but I've not shot any of those. . . . . BUT am interested in what others say because someday I may not be able to pull my bow back and I'll never give up arrow slinging.
     

  3. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

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    I have owned two. Both super accurate, great triggers and fun to shoot. I sold my Excalibur Excel because the limbs were so dang wide. If I hunted food plots or flat land I would buy another. However I hunt the hills and that thing was a pain to carry. Awesome trigger though.

    I now hunt with a Parker Tornado and love it! Great trigger, so much easier to carry in the mountains, very accurate!

    http://parkerbows.com/pb/2007/crossbows.html?action=detail&detailsku=1102
     
  4. I took a Barnett Panzer 5 with me to my assignments in Mexico and Peru. They come apart easily to pack for travel. I have killed many smaller animals with it. Javalinas were the largest. It worked well with anacondas and the smaller snakes that we didn't want to get close to. I tried a .22 rifle scope on it but ended up with a BSA red dot scope. They work well when you need to be quiet. Like a regular compound bow you can't hit a hard backdrop without damaging the bolts so you have to be careful. A hard bone will also do a job on the bolt.
    Cherokee Slim