Info on crossbows

Discussion in 'Crossbow Forum' started by Redfox55, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Redfox55

    Redfox55 Fawn

    Apr 2, 2017
    Georgetown Ky
    Am wanting to purchase my first cross bow and looking for help. I don't want to spend a lot in case it doesn't work out. Someone suggested a recurve and to get a cranking device for it. Am not sure that my old shoulders would hold out to use a rope puller. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 10 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    I've got a Barnett quad 400 with a crank on it ,awkward as all get out ,but it's accurate.I just don't use it often ,but it works.
  3. Outdoor_np

    Outdoor_np 6 pointer

    Nov 24, 2016
    South Central Kentucky
    Father in law has an Excalibur ibex. It's a recurve. It's not the fastest but it's simple, accurate, reliable. No crank tho.
  4. happy

    happy 6 pointer

    Dec 12, 2008
    central city
  5. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 8 pointer

    Sep 1, 2011
    Eubank, Ky
    I wasn't sure about them either so went cheap. I just ended up with one of the Walmart Barnett Jackal packages. Shoots hard and fast and with a scope upgrade its spot on out to 60 yards. Its 150 pound pull and I just use the rope. Not difficult at all with the rope but I don't have any shoulder issues. I would suggest asking around to folks you know and shoot/try to pull one before ur purchase. Could save urself some money because the cranks are a bit more expensive than the rope.
  6. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

    May 14, 2013
    NW Indiana
    I went starter level with the Barnett Wildcat. Cabela's had a Fathers' Day sale a couple years back on them. Around $260 IIRC. Pretty accurate as far as I've shot it (40 yards). Rope cocker works for me, you can add a crank to it.
  7. predator1

    predator1 10 pointer

    Dec 25, 2008
    Don't know if you've purchased yet or not. But check out the Centerpoint Sniper 370. Lots of stellar reviews and it shoots 370fps. You can even buy it in a package deal for a smokin' $255 delivered! A lot of bow for the money.
  8. mustanginky

    mustanginky 6 pointer

    Sep 25, 2011
    louisville KY
    I got a jackal about 5 years ago and its been a great x bow. There are better options available now for the money if you hit some good deals.
  9. Got a CenterPoint Sniper 370 this past Christmas. It's my first crossbow. Haven't hunted with it yet, but sighting it in at the range I have no problem being accurate out to 40 yards so far, and am going to work at it until I feel comfortable out to 50. I will plan to limit my hunting distance to 40, however.
    I bought it at Cabela's. When they assembled it and test shot it to zero the scope, they Robin Hood'ed the factory arrows!
  10. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

    Sep 13, 2003
    The Sniper 370 is $249.99 at Dunham's for a Combo package. The picture shows scope, bolt holder and three bolts also.

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