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#6043938 - 11/22/15 06:31 PM Christmas list help
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My 6 year old boy told Santa that he wants a real crossbow for Christmas. What are some good youth crossbows Any information would be great. Thank in advance

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#6044181 - 11/22/15 08:16 PM Re: Christmas list help [Re: spencer]
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I was in the same boat. Turns out that crossbows are all geared towards larger folks in that they have a pretty high cocking weight.
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#6044212 - 11/22/15 08:33 PM Re: Christmas list help [Re: spencer]
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Look at the new Excalibur Micro. It is not nearly as wide or long or heavy as their other models. Still a fast shooting, hard hitting xbow. http://excaliburcrossbow.org/catalog/crossbow/micro_335 You can get a handcrank cocking aid also. With any crossbow you have to be very careful of your hands and fingers around the string when shooting. This would be a bow he(or anyone else) will be able use in the future.
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#6044391 - 11/22/15 10:08 PM Re: Christmas list help [Re: spencer]
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After seeing a few recent crossbow injuries I suggest getting one with a fore grip.
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#6044398 - 11/22/15 10:11 PM Re: Christmas list help [Re: spencer]
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Why not a regular bow? I am getting my son the Mission CrazeII for Christmas


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#6044533 - 11/23/15 05:22 AM Re: Christmas list help [Re: jsplinter]
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I asked the same question and he said he wanted a crossbow.

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#6044540 - 11/23/15 05:37 AM Re: Christmas list help [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Originally Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER
I was in the same boat. Turns out that crossbows are all geared towards larger folks in that they have a pretty high cocking weight.


A simple law of Physics. A shorter string length and heavier tension will combine to require greater cocking strength. Still, it would seem a youngster, or even an adult for that matter, would be able to use the rope method with both arms and the foot as an anchor to set a crossbow.

It also brings to mind the same question as to the safety in giving a youngster a firearm. That is, why give them a deadly weapon they're too young to handle on their own? In my generation, a kid was given a firearm when they were old enough to carry and handle it safely It.
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#6046638 - 11/23/15 10:46 PM Re: Christmas list help [Re: spencer]
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Parker makes a crossbow that is somewhat designed for smaller framed folks. Can't recall the name right now, but you might check out their line.

That said, I have to agree with Dan on the safety aspect. IMO six is a bit young for a weapon that can hurt/kill.

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