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Old 07-19-2013, 06:39 AM
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Finally we can use crossbows in Illinois. Only the second part of the season Dec 3-Jan 30. But my question is what is a decent crossbow for under 700$. Or just input on crossbows in general.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:44 PM
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I really like my Excalibur Equinox, which does not meet your price requirement, but I think Excalibur make some less expensive models. A recurve crossbow can be de-cocked by hand and are supposed to be low-maintenance.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:17 PM
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I shoot a Barnett Ghost 350...which is really light / well balanced for a crossbow...and fast!

I have to double back archery targets, and I purchased an arrow puller...mine was right at $500 with a 4x compensating illuminated scope...
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:53 PM
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Have had a Ten Point and have a Parker Tornado. Both very good. Avoid Horton for now. Temprarily folded. Plans to undergoing a major change and be back 2014.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:33 AM
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I have an Excalibur Vortex. Absolutely thrilled with it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:43 PM
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After reading this article from Field and Stream, I bought the Carbon Express Covert cx1, I just got it last week, shot it several times, I really like it. I shot it 50 yards today, dead on.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:06 PM
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I have a Parker Tornado and the Carbon Express Covert. Both are good crossbows but the edge goes to Parker.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:06 AM
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I would go with a Ten Point or a Wicked Ridge made by Ten Point. Also you can't beat their customer service.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:45 AM
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I might be mistaken but recurve crossbows can be cocked all day. Some if not all compound crossbows have to be shot after 4-6 hours. A dry fire safety is a good thing to have.
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