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    Crossbow advise

    Hello, I'm looking for a crossbow and would appreciate any advise I can get. It's gonna be mainly for my 8 yr old daughter but would like it to be something I can use occasionally as well. Like to keep it around the $500 range or less. Right now I'm trying to decide between wicked ridge warrior , invader, or Horton bone collector. Any opinions on which is best or maybe there is a better option? Thanks for the help!



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    I have an awesome deal here in the classifieds. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1737528

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    the wicked ridge line is a good choice !
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    The new parker tomahawk might be another one to look at. It's compact, light weight and Parker has a life time warranty. I was just looking at it on Wyverns web page and for 499.95 you get the xbow with scope, quiver, 8 arrows and a rope cocker. The wicked ridge line is also a good buy from what I have read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RH6898 View Post
    I have an awesome deal here in the classifieds. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1737528

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    this is a good deal on a trouble free dependable rig too !, especially for an 8 year old girl !
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    Randy I think you would look good behind that excal.
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    I have met Mrs. RH6898 Spike and while she can do it justice, I , however, think it would clash with my camo facepaint...lol
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    If size is a issue I bought my 8 year old son the Parker challenger youth crossbow. and you can shoot it also.Cool crossbow forthe youth and smaller size people.Under your price range with extras added.and only 5.5 pounds and 300fps at 150 lbs draw or 275fps at 125 pound draw
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    Between the bows you listed, I'd say the wicked ridge is the better bow hands down. The bone collector is an "ok" x bow with a good trigger, but if I remeber correctly the limbs are only warranted for 2 years compared to the 5 year wicked ridge. The invader also comes with the acu52 cocking mechanism which is sweet!! Unfortunately for me, the acu 52 cannot be mounted to any tenpoint crossbow. Which stinks cause the 52 is sleeker, quieter (handles dont rattle around), and you can get them for less than half the price of the acu 50!!

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    Thanks for all the advise! Not sure what I'm gonna due yet. I'm leaning toward the wicked ridge but will look at the Parker's as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jvac3 View Post
    If size is a issue I bought my 8 year old son the Parker challenger youth crossbow. and you can shoot it also.Cool crossbow forthe youth and smaller size people.Under your price range with extras added.and only 5.5 pounds and 300fps at 150 lbs draw or 275fps at 125 pound draw
    I checked the challenger out today and I like it. Does it shoot nice and fairly quiet? Also it's shorter so I was wondering if a shooting stick can be used with it as I'm sure she will need that. Thanks!


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    The Challenger is fairly quiet I did add the string stops from parker and it makes it even better .Very quiet now.
    There is about a 2" gap in the stock where I think shooting sticks can be used foe sure.Ive been playing around with mounting a bipod it.should work well.Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvac3 View Post
    The Challenger is fairly quiet I did add the string stops from parker and it makes it even better .Very quiet now.
    There is about a 2" gap in the stock where I think shooting sticks can be used foe sure.Ive been playing around with mounting a bipod it.should work well.Hope this helps.
    Thanks for the help!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RH6898 View Post
    I have an awesome deal here in the classifieds. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1737528

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    This. For a youth, you can't beat a recurve. Kids= keep it simple.
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    that pink vixen cannot be beat as a bow for a 8 year old daughter. it does 305fps and comes with arrows and a soft case!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.F. steve View Post
    that pink vixen cannot be beat as a bow for a 8 year old daughter. it does 305fps and comes with arrows and a soft case!!!!!!!
    Who makes the pink vixen?


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    Quote Originally Posted by swampbuck8 View Post
    Who makes the pink vixen?
    Excalibur.

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    I shot the Parker youth bow its nice, but that pink excal is a great deal. I would flip a coin!
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    I'd consider ... that the Excalibur has no anti-dry-fire safety mechanism, and we're talking an inexperienced young girl.
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    The parker crossbows have auto safty and anti dry fire safty mechanism.

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    you got me there duke. but... i don't think she'll be shooting it without a adult supervising her. i will admit to being a little blinded by the "cute" factor but that is a quality set up. she could shoot that bow her entire life.

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    I ended up getting her the Parker challenger and she loves it! And already shooting bullseyes. Seems like a real nice crossbow. Thanks everyone for all the help. It was very helpful!


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