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Old 08-01-2014, 04:05 AM
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I honestly don't believe some of these prices (most of them!) that I am seeing on crossbows these days! Not like they have as much limb length and such as a full size bow like a Matthew's Creed for God's sake!

$600-$2,000 for a crossbow? Are you KIDDING me? A guy could buy a Weatherby back-in-the-day for less or even NOW - a brand new Savage 110XP or 111XP or a Remington 700 for less than that! WTH?
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:27 PM
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just bought a Barnett jackal package due to broken shoulder now I never shot a $1000 crossbow but this thing is deadly accurate and I have total confidence out to 40 maybe 50 on relaxed deer for atotal out of pocket $250
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:02 AM
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A friend just bought an Excalliber Matrix 405. He says he loves it so far. However, the cocking weight is 290??? Wow!! I told him he wasn't getting any younger. That is way too much for me I know. And for a lot of older guys!

Oh yeah, he paid $1300 + for it. Lot of money, but hope it works for him. I think for that money it should field dress the animal for you!
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rafsob View Post
A friend just bought an Excalliber Matrix 405. He says he loves it so far. However, the cocking weight is 290??? Wow!! I told him he wasn't getting any younger. That is way too much for me I know. And for a lot of older guys!

Oh yeah, he paid $1300 + for it. Lot of money, but hope it works for him. I think for that money it should field dress the animal for you!

Tenpoint is a very reliable and safe xbow but still not worth $2,000.
Matrix Mega 405 Crossbows has a recall . Tell your friend be safe call Excalibur.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/...lls-Crossbows/

PSE also has one http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/...lls-Crossbows/

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Old 08-27-2014, 06:30 AM
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dont forget to keep an eye out for used bows. Last year i got a honey of a deal, guy was selling an excalibur exomag...said it had hardly been shot and i believe him, bow looked like brand new. I ended up getting the bow, scope, brand new block target, arrows and the cocking device (the kind that fits on the stock and you crank) for 350. I promptly picked up a regular pull type cocking rope and sold the crank on ebay for 150 lol. This bow is dead accurate and it hits like a brick.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by doohboy24 View Post
Last year I bought a Carbon Express SLS for $550.00 and it kills deer just as dead as a $2800 10 point. Shot 3 of them over 50 yds. Sometime its more important who is behind the bow not the name on the bow. Just my 2cents.
I also am a carbon express fan. For all the reasons you mentioned and the fact that I have taken many critters with it.
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:58 AM
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I also have been shocked at the new Xbow prices. I bought my first horton about ten years ago and paid less than $400. As I remember that was a pretty decent bow at the time. It still works good today. I have moved on to recurve and compound hunting mostly but I still pull the horton out for practice and take it out hunting a few times each year as well.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rafsob View Post
So I'm looking for a replacement for my Horton. And I go to Ten Point and almost swallowed my tongue. I'm thinking I may have done a Rip Van Winkle or something. What is with the out of galaxy prices??? I understand they are a very reputable company, but those prices are stupidly high. Who the hell is going to pay $2800 for a crossbow???

Uh rich guys with small pencils lol
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:06 AM
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Sticker shock?? Crossbows... apples to oranges? In my mind prices for quality x-bows remind me of my trip to look at a new truck. In 99' I paid $29K for my truck, outfitting one similar today, $47K. ?????
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:54 PM
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Find the guy looking to sell his old excal for the new excal and for under $500 you have the worlds best xbow with customer service second to none. Period.


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