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#5799685 - 06/21/15 09:47 PM crossbow question
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 1414
Loc: Tx
My Brother is looking to get into a crossbow. what is the best bow for the money 4-500 bucks
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#5799708 - 06/21/15 09:58 PM Re: crossbow question [Re: bigdavehunting]
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Lot of really good one out there these days in that price range. I would go to a site like Cabelas, Bass Pro, etc and read customer feed back on them all. I have an Excalibur that cost a bit more than that and love it. Not a compound crossbow and like it for that reason.
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#5799741 - 06/21/15 10:19 PM Re: crossbow question [Re: bigdavehunting]
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Registered: 12/31/14
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I've been looking for a good starter crossbow myself without breaking my pocket book. My research has turned up nothing but good things about the PSE Fang. On Amazon & other places $300 gets bow/scope/arrows & extras. Check it out & read reviews.

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#5799936 - 06/22/15 07:20 AM Re: crossbow question [Re: bigdavehunting]
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Registered: 02/20/12
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I like the speed (350 fps) and kinetic energy that the Barnett crossbows offer in the $400-$500 range. I compare them a lot like a Savage rifle, not the best in class but certainly good enough.

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#5804261 - 06/24/15 06:34 PM Re: crossbow question [Re: bigdavehunting]
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Registered: 12/30/09
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Loc: white settlement
I have a Barnett quad400
$300

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#5804351 - 06/24/15 07:49 PM Re: crossbow question [Re: bigdavehunting]
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Registered: 03/11/12
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barnett brotherhood looks good for the price range. make sure to check website as new bows we announced end of march which may not be at retail stores just yet

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#5804625 - 06/24/15 10:05 PM Re: crossbow question [Re: bigdavehunting]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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I'd look for a used Excalibur. You can find a Phoenix, Ibex or Equinox in that range pretty easily. Heck, the new Matrix Grizzly can be had for ~550 or less.
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