Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by snyderracing, Nov 30, 2016.
i have $300 to spend on a crossbow!
was looking at centerpoint sniper 370
PSE Fang 350 is a good one. Should be $299.99 everywhere you go. 100% made in the USA now. 350fps
My daughter is 13 and cannot pull back a compound so I got her a crossbow to be able and get her in the woods. She has shot 2 bucks with it using Rage 2 blade and both have been pass through. Very accurate and not too bulky if hunt in a blind, only thing I recommend is replacing the illuminated reticle scope with non illuminated 4x like we did.. it's the Barnett Recruit, bought hers for $250 from Atwood's.
My wife has that one and she shoots lights out with it. She has yet to loose a bolt at a deer but I am confident it will be more than adequate.
I have the Centerpoint Sniper 370. I gave $269 free shipping off of eBay. For my first crossbow I'm happy with it. Took a doe at 20 yards and a coyote at 50. I haven't missed yet!!!
Barnett has a big recall on some of their crossbows right now
Check out the new bear Xbow. I bought a killer instinct an very happy but was impressed with the bear that is in your budget
i will be putting my barnett for sale soon with plans to try a tenpoint or scorpyd, lookin forward to a change though I do love the barnett.
I have a question,Is there a reason that a person would chose a crossbow over a regular bow if not handicapped or to small to draw poundage other than it's easier and doesn't require practice.I know if I was had shot one with a scope for the last 20 years where i could shoot 50 yards I would be famous for all the big bucks that were just outside my range for a real bow.I just don't agree that they should be in bow season unless handicapped or young.Unless you remove the scope and the AR lower.In gun season fine.It's all about money but it has started showing the drastic increase in harvest during archery seasons.
I really hope you arnt serious.....
just asking,I know one state that just put out harvest data now archery and crossbow kills surpassed firearms and it was the crossbow kills that doubled the harvest so that would tell me that if a state is going to manage deer then that extra harvest will have to be reduced and am just looking at what season that will probably occur in.I guess I got my answer.
Crossbow has been legal now around 5 years in oklahoma and we have not seen any major increase in harvest numbers. I shoot both and I don't care how I kill a big buck-as long as it is legal. Same argument was made when compounds were coming out. Same arguments were made when scopes were legalized on black powder guns. Hunt how you want as long as it is legal.
I am with you Todd. I am ok with all methods as long as they are legal and you are hunting the correct season with the correct weapon... guns during bow season are my pet peeve
This ^^ I have a compound, a crossbow and a rifle. I prefer using the crossbow over anything. Either way i'd be in the woods hunting. Actually I am putting both my crossbow and compound up for sale so that I can buy a new crossbow. Compound just isnt for me.
Thats why I asked that question,to each their own but isn't something with a AR lower,scope and a trigger?Most states don't even survey enough to know what the harvest is
I hear what your saying. I felt the same way when the crossbow was legalized in Oklahoma but I did want something that my daughters could use to hunt deer during the bow season. They weren't strong enough to pull back a legal bow. I ended up using my Cabela points and got an Excalibur x-bow. I still used my compound and the girls used the x-bow. This year I had to have a shoulder replacement and was only able to use the crossbow during the bow season. I had shot the crossbow before and enjoyed it but still wanted the challenge of the compound. After hunting with it this year I just really enjoyed the ease of the crossbow and really enjoy shooting it. Not saying I won't go back to the compound next year some but I do see myself using the crossbow much more.
Don't have an issue with that
Love my scorpyd Orion, short, fast and very accurate. Have seen problems with the bigger poundage ones, but not at 150#!
Only prob with scorpyd here is no dealers, online only. Not a fan of dropping 2 grand on something I cant hold, especially when I have unique eye relief needs. Time will tell what i get!
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