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    First "real" crossbow purchase.

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    First "real" crossbow purchase.

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:23 pm

    scratch Hello. Been thinking of a crossbow to buy under $500-600. I like excalibur for their weight, but most importantly for the fact their recurve and extremely simple to re-string in the field. Talked to the owner of the local archery supply store and he said the Horton Vision 175 was the quietest X-bow hes ever shot. I just don't like it for the fact that I need a crossbow to outlast me and what i can do with it. I just feel like a compound would be too hard to maintain. Does anyone have any third party crossbow manufacturers ? I've looked for months online , so I've probably heard of everything but discontinued models. I wonder if theres a recurve crossbow like the barnett commando.. anyhow I'm open to suggestions! study
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    Re: First "real" crossbow purchase.

    Post by Todd the archer on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:24 pm

    Here is a qualiy list not in any order and I am sure I missed a few.

    -excalibur

    -middleton

    -kodabow

    These three are exclusively recurve

    Some other that offer recurves

    -barnett

    -horton

    -parker

    -tenpoint

    -maximus

    You won't go wrong with any of these brands.

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    Re: First "real" crossbow purchase.

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:56 pm

    Koda bow looks cool , I've seen their website , but I think the look is too "tacticool" imho of course , I've considered the Excalibur XT but its definitly a lot more expensive. Haven't really looked at Middleton xbows before.
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    Re: First "real" crossbow purchase.

    Post by Todd the archer on Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:33 am

    I too have been less than thrilled with the tactical style and have prefered more classic styles. Although lately I find them to have it's own appeal. I have talked to the owner of kodabows several times and can tell you the man is serious about building the best crossbow there is down to the smallest detail. I have handled and shot them and feel it is a very solid crossbow. A bit heavier than an Excalibur or Middleton but then that makes for steadier aiming.

    Of course if classic look is what your after you could put on a wood stock like I did with an Excalibur I had.





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    Re: First "real" crossbow purchase.

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:07 pm

    Being a wood finish fan , I'd love to get a wooden stock for an Excalibur x-bow. I've looked at Parker Safari Classic crossbows but again, I prefer recurve limbs.How is the trigger in the Excal ? I love the weight , as I've tried them in a local store but there's a buy before try policy.
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    Re: First "real" crossbow purchase.

    Post by Todd the archer on Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:18 am

    I would say the trigger pull on an Excalibur is very good. Crisp without a lot of travel. There may be others with a lighter pull although I am not saying the Excalibur is heavy.



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    Re: First "real" crossbow purchase.

    Post by chaz on Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:38 am

    Todd,

    Beautiful stock !

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