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Best Value in a Crossgun?
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Genesis 28-Aug-20
midwest 28-Aug-20
bowbender77 28-Aug-20
Scooby-doo 28-Aug-20
bigswivle 28-Aug-20
PECO 28-Aug-20
Huntcell 28-Aug-20
ryanrc 28-Aug-20
Jims 28-Aug-20
Scar Finga 28-Aug-20
Jims 28-Aug-20
Reggiezpop 28-Aug-20
bigswivle 28-Aug-20
Reggiezpop 28-Aug-20
Buck Watcher 29-Aug-20
Thornton 29-Aug-20
Osage Outlaw 29-Aug-20
From: Genesis
28-Aug-20
Very good friend has found himself battling of all things breast cancer.He is having to switch from his bow this year so asked me what crossbow is a best for price point.Looking for suggestions on a good quality crossbow

From: midwest
28-Aug-20
Sorry you hear about your friend, Steve.

From: bowbender77
28-Aug-20
Also sorry to hear about your friends heath problem. Hope you get over your CDS also.

From: Scooby-doo
28-Aug-20
Have him buy a Mission, I know this because one of my best friends had shoulder replacement surgery 7 months ago and thought he would be ready for bow season. He is 80 years old and still was shooting 60#s but now is struggling with 35#s. He decided to go with a cross gun which he hates but it will keep him hunting. He bought a Mission high end one and it is a true tack driver. 2"s at 60 yards all day. Hope your friend makes out well. Shawn

From: bigswivle
28-Aug-20
Don’t get a ravin, that thing will take a limb from u

From: PECO
28-Aug-20
Barnett is a lot of crossbow for your money.

From: Huntcell
28-Aug-20
'Best Value in a Crossgun?'

Borrow one.

From: ryanrc
28-Aug-20

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I keep seeing commercials for this crazy thing. Don't know the cost. I bet he could borrow one or buy a used one cheap of sn older style crossbow.

From: Jims
28-Aug-20
I'd have your buddy take a look at Excalibur. I have a 440 Bulldog and can shoot a softball sized pattern (or less) at 100 yards with a scope off a rest. Obviously look at each state's regs to see what options are allowed (scopes, etc). Some of the models that are a few years old can be picked up for relatively cheap if he shops around.

From: Scar Finga
28-Aug-20
IF I ever had to go to a X Bow, I would probably go with an Excalibur! I have heard the Missions are great as well, I just like the design...

From: Jims
28-Aug-20
If you live on the Front Range I'd be glad to show you how well my Excalibur shoots. I've been blown away how accurate and flat it shoots.

From: Reggiezpop
28-Aug-20
Interesting to know what you mean, bigswivle. I have both friends and family that rave about their Ravens. They appear to be extremely safe, but I don’t the equipment enough to comment accurately on their safety.

From: bigswivle
28-Aug-20
Interesting to know what you mean, bigswivle. I have both friends and family that rave about their Ravens. They appear to be extremely safe, but I don’t the equipment enough to comment accurately on their safety.

Probably just a personal preference, I bought one so I could get my kids involved while they got old enough to go vertical. Had it fire twice without a finger anywhere the trigger, loading the arrow scared the shat out of me after that and just wasn’t comfortable with it around my kids. Get online and u can read some of the lawsuits they’re going/been through. Don’t get me wrong, that SOB would drive tacs at 100yrds but it just seemed like a ticking time bomb. Hopefully they’ve made improvements(I’m not a crossbow guy, but I love hunting with my kids and that is a damn good excuse to have one)

From: Reggiezpop
28-Aug-20
Thanks for the feedback. Sorry that happened to you and you’re family, and glad everyone is safe. That does sound like bad news to me.

From: Buck Watcher
29-Aug-20
I bought a Mission Charge a few years ago for my Brother with health issues. No regrets. Great product, REAL Lifetime Warranty, made in Wisconsin USA. Get the hand crank.

From: Thornton
29-Aug-20
Ravins are super smooth, fast, and accurate.

From: Osage Outlaw
29-Aug-20
I bought a PSE Fang in 2016 for $249. Its lightweight, and has a narrow width. I upgraded the scope. It's killed 2-3 deer every season. Farthest shot was 50 yards. I would not hesitate to buy another one. I have been very happy with it. I take it out when I'm not making meat with my trad bow.

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