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Old 05-26-2008, 08:34 PM
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DaGriz covered all the basics. I shoot a Horton so my opinion is biased but Excalibur and Ten Point are great bows too. If you are looking at a Horton I strongly conisder looking into an Explorer, it was my first crossbow and is a great intro. CB.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:48 AM
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ok ppl a good vent every now and again is life. what would i recommend in that area of money for only a CB. excals phoenix & vixen also parker buck buster ten pt TL7. these will all give top notch performance and very good speed ,warranty as good as it gets, easy on the pocket book. lots of fun and great accuracy.[8D]
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:12 PM
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i will look at lots of def crossbows
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:30 PM
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I shoot and maintain (make my own strings and arrows, etc) a recurve (Vortex) and a compound (Terminator). Both are good bows and I will likely always have a recurve in my rack. (Just ordered a Cyclone). BUT, Recurve is both easier to maintain and more accurate. Wish someone had steered me toward Excalibur Phoenix when I was looking.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:16 PM
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I shoot and maintain (make my own strings and arrows, etc) a recurve (Vortex) and a compound (Terminator). Both are good bows and I will likely always have a recurve in my rack. (Just ordered a Cyclone). BUT, Recurve is both easier to maintain and more accurate. Wish someone had steered me toward Excalibur Phoenix when I was looking.
Thanks for the post... I have a Vortex too and also wish I had bought an Excalibur first. Thereare also a some good threads on the need for a bow press with TenPoint's split-rail design. Kinda hard to change a string without a press on one of those. lol.... They dohave a strap they are trying ro "rig" up to accomplish this. Though they CLEARLY state that it is not advisable. And they will be in no way liable for equiptment damage and/or personal injury.

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=669780


I also believe that a recurve is more accurate than a compound. That seems to be the popular belief.
I think they also did some tests where EXCALIBUR blew TENPOINT away on accuracy.
No wonder Excal has sponsered and donated to the US Olympic CB Team for all of these years. Just maybe, I could be opening a can of worms here, it is the fact that EXCALIBUR makes a better CB???? and that recurves are indeed more accurate....

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