Trying out a few crossbows

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by Crowhunter, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Crowhunter

    Crowhunter

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    I shot some crossbows today ,they are fun to shoot but a little loud ,I have not decided on one yet but looking hard at Tenpoint and Parker ,what are you looking to buy ?Bud
     
  2. Liv4Huntin'

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    I think the limb silencers are called Thunderblox..... ? Anyone??? They do work.
    ~m~
     

  3. November Sunrise

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    :lol: - tell me about it. The crossbow that we own isn't just a little loud, it's obnoxiously loud. I'd think that noise reduction would be a major point of emphasis in the upcoming years for manufacturers.

    If I were in the market for one I think I'd go with a Tenpoint.
     
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    We need to look into getting some limb silencers. The model we have is a basic Horton model, and it really fits the kids well in terms of stock length, but the noise level has always perturbed me.
     
  5. Crowhunter

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    I would like to try a Darton if they have something comparable .Bud
     
  6. DANIEL MARK ZAPOLSKI

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    tell me about it:rant: but thats why i make sure and take that extra time for the kill shot, you don't get a second shot with a crossbow, PERIOD ! (unless its at a target :lol:)
     
  7. Liv4Huntin'

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    .... to see the light-hearted posts coming back in ..... :)
    ~m~
     
  8. Chris B.

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    I have shot several crossbows and own 2. I have a 150 lbs Barnett compound,and a 175 lbs Excalibur Phoenix,with recurved limbs.

    IMO,The Excalibur is the top of the line,and the bow I will hunt with.

    I like the Excalibur for speed,and the ease of changing strings.When the compound needs a new string,I will have to have it done at a shop.

    Shop around,but I found the best prices on ebay.
     
  9. Swamp Monster

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    If I were in the market, I'd go with Excalibur. I like the simplicity of the recurve design, the light weight and the value.
     
  10. woodie slayer

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    has anyone tried limb silencers on the 10 point cb??
    wife has one.
     
  11. TOW

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    Recurves?

    TenPoint has a couple beauties. The GT Curve and the GT Flex. The GT Flex has adjustability for different poundages and speeds. It is a great bow for a growing kid, but is also great for an adult.

    You cant go wrong with a TenPoint..
     
  12. old professor

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    I have a Ten Point CB with Limb Saver silencers and they work very well. I previously owned a Horton with out silencers and it was noiser than a .22 LR when shot.
     
  13. Liv4Huntin'

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    I had the 'silencing kit' put on at purchase. However, the place I got it from was out of the Thunderblox, so when I replace the ones on their now, it will be with them.
    ~m~
     
  14. Capnhook

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    I have an Excaiber Vortex. It is loud, but I always set up at about 20 yds, so by the time the deer hears the loud noise, it will be too late. I haven't shot it a whole lot since I just got it in Dec., but it's fun to shoot. I'm looking forward to hunting with it. Capnhook
     
  15. TOW

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    That TWACK is the last noise that they will ever hear, unless it is a crossbower letting out a big "YAHOO!!"