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Old 04-23-2022, 01:26 PM
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Hello, here's another one of those annoying what-crossbow-should-I-buy-? threads.

Long-time hunter, new to crossbows. My main motivation is that it is the only type of weapon with which I can hunt fall turkey AND deer - at the same time!

I must say I'm a bit shocked by the prices at the high-end now. Still, I may well buy a TenPoint Vapor RS470 Xero. It sounds phenomenal. Yet, I know from many years' experience carrying firearms that hauling a 10 lb bow all day in the woods is going to be tiring. (I'm not young anymore.)

I can't have my cake and eat it too. I want SOTA performance - velocity - in a lighter bow. Can I get it? Can I get, say, 450 FPS in a bow that's ~8 lb scoped and ready to go?

2nd question: Other than that slick Garmin rangefinding scope, what's the best solution now for mounting a rangefinder on a bow so that it can be easily used manually?
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Old 08-19-2023, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulFWI
Hello, here's another one of those annoying what-crossbow-should-I-buy-? threads.

Long-time hunter, new to crossbows. My main motivation is that it is the only type of weapon with which I can hunt fall turkey AND deer - at the same time!

I must say I'm a bit shocked by the prices at the high-end now. Still, I may well buy a TenPoint Vapor RS470 Xero. It sounds phenomenal. Yet, I know from many years' experience carrying firearms that hauling a 10 lb bow all day in the woods is going to be tiring. (I'm not young anymore.)

I can't have my cake and eat it too. I want SOTA performance
concrete sealing orlando - velocity - in a lighter bow. Can I get it? Can I get, say, 450 FPS in a bow that's ~8 lb scoped and ready to go?

2nd question: Other than that slick Garmin rangefinding scope, what's the best solution now for mounting a rangefinder on a bow so that it can be easily used manually?
  1. Lightweight High-Performance Crossbow: Achieving a balance between high performance and a lighter weight crossbow is possible, but it may require some compromise. You mentioned the TenPoint Vapor RS470 Xero, which is known for its performance but comes at a weight of around 8 lbs scoped. To get close to your desired 450 FPS with a lighter weight, you might need to explore models that prioritize weight reduction, but keep in mind that you may need to accept slightly lower FPS. Consider looking at models from different manufacturers that focus on a lightweight design.
  2. Rangefinder Mounting: Mounting a rangefinder on a crossbow for easy manual use is a practical addition for long-range shooting. Apart from the Garmin rangefinding scope you mentioned, there are other options available. Some hunters use aftermarket rangefinder brackets that can be attached to the crossbow's stock. These brackets securely hold the rangefinder, allowing you to quickly access and use it while aiming. Be sure to choose one that is compatible with your specific crossbow model.
Ultimately, finding the ideal crossbow that offers a balance between performance and weight, as well as a suitable rangefinder mounting solution, might require some research and testing. It's worth visiting a local archery shop or trying out different models to see what feels most comfortable and meets your needs for hunting turkey and deer simultaneously.
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