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    Whats the best crossbow for under $500?

    I'm getting surgery the 28th and looking for a crossbow to buy, any ideas?



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    With surgery, you will want to decide how you are going to cock the bow. Start there. Will you be able to cock it by hand, with a rope style cocker or do you need a crank mechanism?

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    kinda what I originally thought also...stay fairly reasonable...but in reality the inline crossbow fron Hickory Creek is what I will get...if your still steady why not just get the INLINE drawlock...fits onto a regular bow...a ton cheaper too...like $150 or so
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Jkw..._order&list=UL new trigger will be even better as I understand!!

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    well i've got a friend thats gonna hunt with me so it doesnt matter, but cranking it would be easy

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    Maybe a Horton Brotherhood Pkg. They have a 160# draw.
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    I am not usually absolute about product selections, but I am personally convinced that the Wicked Ridge crossbows are the best there is for under $500, and quite possibly the best there is dollar for dollar. I attribute much of this to their Ten Point genetics which results in good quality and very nice trigger. I have the Warrior. It is very easy to cock, which is important in your case, and it will get right around 300 fps with a hunting weight arrow. That is about 15 fps more than the manufacturers stated speed. I highly recommend spending a few extra bucks for the scope upgrade. Check it out via the below link, and consider that source to buy from. Can't be beat in terms of overall service and price.

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    The vast majority of crossbow manufacturers have addressed this problem with a crank system. In general I think that it is more important to find one that fits you and feels right. The other thing you need to figure out is how you are going to handle a cocked crossbow at the end of your hunt. The Excalibur's and a few others can be let down with the cocking rope very easily as they have no DFI (Dry Fire Inhibitor).

    Otherwise you have to shoot the crossbow into a "discharge" target or shoot one of Tenpoints biodegradable crossbow arrows. There are some that feel that the only way to safely uncock a crossbow it to shoot it. I just let my Excal down with the cocking rope at the end of my hunt.

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    My opinion Wicked Ridge is first choice, I have had Worrior , it's light weight , accurate , nice trigger, easy to cock .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond 1 View Post
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    +1 I just got one and its great.

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    Horton TRT U/L ...I too have had surgery on both shoulders with only 20% capacity in my left shoulder[righthand shooter] and the TRT is the only one I have found that I can get up on a shooting stick ....I am sure there are other bows near it's weight but one thing I suggest you check out very carefully ....WHERE the weight is was paramount in my quest and ultimate decision for the Horton TRT U/L as the weight is to the REAR of the bow ...I could not get my hands on every bow out there but the ones that I did that were in or near the TRT's weight class seemed to me to have more weight forward than did the TRT ....so check it out

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    I agree with broken bear. ive put about 40 shots thru mine and have 30 bullseyes at diff yardages. it just feels right when shouldered. with my pro slider it seems my head is more sideways due to the cheek piece on stock no being low enough. with ultra lite my body is in a more natural position. very comfy.
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    I'm going to jump in and agree with a lot of others, in the under $500.00 category. WICKED RIDGE...... BY TENPOINT.
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    Excalibur axiom...light and deadly accurate!!!!
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    I think just for a crossbow nothing else you can get a bowtech sz350 or 380 for $499 from a guy on here brandnew.
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    Yep if you look under crossbows for sale you can find this posting for a sz350 for 460 tyd. I have a sz350 and its a great crossbow with a awesome trigger.


    "2011 Bowtech Strykezone 350s and 380s in stock and shipping
    These are in stock and ready to ship...feel free to contact us with questions you might have...We accept USPS money orders, paypal, credit/debit cards.

    You can visit our site to purchase directly if you wish!

    Bowtech 350 Bare Bow in treestand 460tyd
    Bowtech 350 Package in treestand 550tyd
    Bowtech 380 Package in treestand 630tyd
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    SZ 350

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    Have to agree with some of the previous posts. There can be only 1....WICKED RIDGE

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    Check out the Barnett Jackal..... great bow for 300 bucks
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    Wicked Ridge Invader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Duke View Post
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    Ditto.......

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    Just bought a strykezone 380 from eagle archery for 575 with a 15% coupon..saved 100 bucks...pretty sweet bow

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    I havent been on here much in the last couple months, but wyvern had a good deal on the Parker Buckbuster 175. $399 for the whole works. Scope, bolts, rope cocker, and quiver. I havent shot mine alot, but I have shot it enough to get it sighted in. I have to say I was impressed. Shot a nice tight group. I think 30 was as far as I shot it. That was TYD. You may want to check with him.

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    WickedRidge !!!! I have shot them!!!

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    SZ 350 - about $499, light, accurate, 130# pull See Wyverns Creations on the web. He sells other bows as well. You will not talk to a more knowledgable guy and he's nice too! I would not buy until I talked to him.
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