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New crossbow

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by pennlineman, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. pennlineman

    pennlineman

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    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.

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    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. :whistling:

    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.
     
  2. Kloogee

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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?
     

  3. rednoved

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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.
     
  4. matt_lowry123

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    Looks like it'd be fun!!
     
  5. pennlineman

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    Thanks guys! :wavey:

    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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