I know nothing about cross bows. I see that horton makes a steel force which is about a 150 pound bow. Will this bow keep me happy if I mainly want to hunt whitetail deer and do a little practice in my back yard?
The top finishing crossbow in most competitions is a Excalibur. I myself have had 2 bows both were this brand. I can tell you i have competed in club shoots here in my area and nothing can come close to there power and accuarcy.We have seen others perform but not as good as this crossbow.Go to Excalibur.com and read all about them you wont be sorry with this bow thats for sure. The bow i use is the Excocet 200, 330feet per second 200lbs pull,use of cocking strings are a must.Look forward to hearing from you on this again.
If you want recurve limbs the Excalibur is the way to go. If you want a compound Horton makes some decent ones. The Steelforce is not much of a crossbow. I owned one, and it broke a limb tip the first shot! Took it back, got a refund, and saved until I could afford an Excalibur Vixen. Have owned nothing but Excalibur since then!
The only advantage that I know of is that a compound crossbow is narrower. Regardless of which type you have and the poundage, you should use some type of cocking aid, even just the rope cocker, to ensure that the string is centered each time you shoot. Just a small variation in how it is cocked can lead to accuracy problems. A cocking aid lets you cock it the same every time.
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