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OT Who hunts?shoots a Crossbow?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by FalconSprint, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. FalconSprint

    FalconSprint TS Member

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    If you do what kind, how do you like it, and is is quiet? I shoot a 6 year old Horton 150lb. Legend. It's Ok, triggers a tad rough, slow by todays standards, and a little noisy. I'm looking strongly at buying the Barnett Predator AVI which has coated limbs. Anyone shoot one of these, is the rubber coating quiet?
     
  2. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

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    I had a Barnett for one day and took it back and bought a Horton Hunter Supreme with 175 lb. pull. It is the best on the market, accurate as hell.
    Rooferbob
     
  3. WarEagle2017

    WarEagle2017 Active Member

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    10 Point crossbow, really good W/accudraw , I have split arrows at 40 yds.
     
  4. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    I haven't tried one but as far as your old bow, I wouldn't worry about speed a whole lot. I have a torn rotater cuff and I'm down to a 58 lb pull compound bow and I do have a Horton crossbow that is probably about the same age as yours which I killed one deer with this past season. The arrow broke two ribs and went slap through the deer at 35 yards. It still has plenty of power and speed. Jackie B.
     
  5. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    I have a ten point that is very fast, very accurate & absolutely the most unwieldy thing to try to carry through the woods or manipulate in a tree stand!
    They also are not much fun for me to hunt with because you have to use a rest to shoot accurately due to the lack of balance (all the weight is on the front).
     
  6. SARGE75X

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    Excalibur Exomax 225# 335fps, recurve design, no pulleys cables etc to wear out, 3.5# trigger pull. Half the price of a comparable Ten Point.
     
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