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Old 12-14-2019, 12:36 PM   #1
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What do you guys recommend for a good quality crossbow ??
I fully understand you get what you pay for but Iím sure many of you have gone through the process of buying and and using different bows.
What would suggest for best bow yet affordable ?
Definitely donít want junk and then have to sell and buy again

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Old 12-14-2019, 01:01 PM   #2
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Check out the CenterPoint Amped 415. It's a reasonably priced crossbow that outperforms a lot of the really high end/ expensive ones- according to the reviews and articles I have read. It's one that I want to buy here soon
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Old 12-14-2019, 01:06 PM   #3
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My wife shoots the Horton reverse limbs. Nice but very expensive. I have a ten point that I paid for 599 for my son to use. It shoots great. I’ve used it and like it.
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Old 12-14-2019, 03:31 PM   #4
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Ten point makes a great crossbow, they arenít cheap but they are well made and perform flawlessly.


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Old 12-14-2019, 03:42 PM   #5
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Ten Point is releasing a new one in the Wicked Ridge line. Under 6 lb., reverse limbs, 370 FPS. Less than $700. Just saw an ad today. Tomorrow I wonít remember it.....
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:04 PM   #6
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Not an expert by any means but I played with quite a few and bought a Mission Sub One and don’t regret it at all
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:07 PM   #7
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Get a center point sniper 370. Great crossbow for under $300. Daughter and grandson both have one and they love them. Good quality crossbows that perform as good as the higher end ones but won't break the bank or let you down
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:19 PM   #8
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I am new to crossbow and researched as I always overdo. I ended up with a 10 Point. It is very comfortable for me at 5'10". The stock length needs to be considered. Most felt too short. Love my Titan Extreme but it is 7 + lbs and front heavy so long walks are not pleasant. I put a sling but that is not much use if I want to make a quick shot. I bought "like new" with some extras. Otherwise I might have gone CenterPoint. Heard a lot of good about them. If used, be sure string and cable is fresh. I do use the sling with the arm wrap position to do some major stabilizing. The Ten Point scope seems very good quality which is also very important. Still learning. I also would put comfort as a priority, not just speed and power (and cost? some low cost bows are very acceptable I hear?). My slightly older model speed is only 315 optimum. Very little drop (1/2" TO 1" for an added 10 yards from 20 yard zero point) so very flat flight. It is fairly quiet for a crossbow. I trust accuracy 100%. One review on a paricular rig. Enjoy!
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:55 AM   #9
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Got my wife a PSE Fang 350 on clearance from Academy for 199. It’s fast, quiet and very accurate. So far so good.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:10 AM   #10
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Excalibur has been a good one for me.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:12 AM   #11
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Excalibur has been a good one for me.
This is what I have. Matrix 380
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Old 12-24-2019, 05:09 AM   #12
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Excalibur all the way I have the matrix 380 and a new compact 308 there great bows.
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Old 12-24-2019, 05:43 AM   #13
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Centerpoint Sniper 370. Best bow for the money
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Old 12-24-2019, 08:13 AM   #14
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I've had 2 TenPoints, both were great in every way. Plenty of really good bows out there now days. If I were buying again, my list of brands would be short - TenPoint, Excalibur and Ravin
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Old 12-24-2019, 08:35 AM   #15
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I've had 2 TenPoints, both were great in every way. Plenty of really good bows out there now days. If I were buying again, my list of brands would be short - TenPoint, Excalibur and Ravin
I like your comment and list...agree haven't had RAVIN but its on my top 3 list...

and if you in box bind ; width cocked and uncocked become a Major Factor unless you got a really big blind..

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Old 12-24-2019, 08:48 AM   #16
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I bought a cheap Barnett, it was less than $300, it groups great out to 50 yards, have not shot it further than that
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:01 AM   #17
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I’ve got a ten point stealth that I’ve had for 4 years and never had a problem with it, shoots great and stupid fast.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:03 AM   #18
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Bear Saga- Great company. Great founder. Great bow(s). The Saga is advertised at 405 FPS but it's actually closer to 395, which is still pretty swift.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:29 AM   #19
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Excalibur. Lifetime warranty. Recurve so you can change your own string and decock without firing a bolt. I have the matrix 330.

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Old 12-24-2019, 10:57 AM   #20
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Get a center point sniper 370. Great crossbow for under $300. Daughter and grandson both have one and they love them. Good quality crossbows that perform as good as the higher end ones but won't break the bank or let you down


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Old 12-25-2019, 10:00 AM   #21
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Ten point makes some great crossbows. They also make wicked ridge. We've used wicked ridge for several years, no complaints. Good crossbows without quite as high of price tag.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:17 AM   #22
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We have 3 crossbows my wife and son shoot. Two centerpoint sniper 370's and a wicked ridge warrior g3. The snipers are super fast and very deadly. They have a long heavy trigger pull but still shoot very accurately. The wicked ridge isn't nearly as fast for double the price but does have a way better trigger. My wife and son will shoot the snipers over the wicked ridge all day. You can't go wrong with the sniper 370 for around $250. Best crossbow for the money hands down!
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:28 AM   #23
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I bought a centerpoint sniper and shot very good at the range, but missed several animals. The next year I bought a Mission Sub 1 and it is a shooter. Have killed many hogs and a coyote with it. I think Hogslayer hit it on the head with the trigger on the centerpoint.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:39 AM   #24
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I bought a centerpoint sniper and shot very good at the range, but missed several animals. The next year I bought a Mission Sub 1 and it is a shooter. Have killed many hogs and a coyote with it. I think Hogslayer hit it on the head with the trigger on the centerpoint.
Not sure I'd blame the misses on the crossbow.

My boys shoot a Bear Torrix FFL and it does have a long trigger pull but it's really accurate, even with kids shooting it.
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:25 AM   #25
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Lot's of great crossbows out there - and they get better every year.

I also really like Wicked Ridge crossbows from Ten Point. These seem like a really good way to get a Ten Point crossbow at an 'economy' price. I hunt with an Invader and have no real complaints with it. Great trigger. It has performed flawlessly in the 3 years I've hunted with it and the 6 deer it has accounted for.

One thing, as consumers, we each have to decide on is - Chinese products.

I'm pretty sure that all the lower price crossbows are coming from China. My first crossbow was an inexpensive PSE, that I'm sure was made in China. Nothing really wrong with it, but when I was able to start hunting a lot with a crossbow I realized it was worth it to me, to get something a lot better (hence the Invader). No regret with that choice.

I do feel like a good trigger allows me to shoot better & quicker. I'll pay more for a good trigger and I sure don't want a bow that is heavier, wider or louder than average either.

Bowhunting is my favorite hobby so it isn't hard to justify spending a little more for a bow/brand that I have complete confidence in. I'm sure I'll replace the Invader some day. I'm sure I'll shop the Chinese crossbows, but wouldn't be a bit surprised to end up with a newer Wicked Ridge anyway.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:15 PM   #26
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I might add, that when I do shop for a new bow, limb width will be a factor too. I hunted out of blinds more this year than ever and I did kind of wish for a more narrow bow, while my Invader is probably average in width.

Excalibur certainly makes good stuff, but they pretty much can't offer a recurve crossbow that'll be as narrow as a compound, if that matters to you.
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