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#7245324 - 08/04/18 03:41 PM Considering a crossbow...school me please
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 569
Loc: NE Dallas, TX
Iím considering which route to go for a crossbow. Specifically, Iím wondering if itís worth the savings to buy a slightly used one and replace the string or buy a new one which really only saves by having a new string and having a warranty.
Is the warranty worth it? How much does a new string run, etc?

I understand the economics of one vs the other but whatís your experience? For example, would you buy a brand new Mission or one thatís a couple of years old that has no warranty and needs new string but itís $400 cheaper??

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#7245434 - 08/04/18 05:32 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 23590
Loc: Texas
Just testing the waters fo if you wantone or not I would sugest one i have sold at least a couple hundred of. Center Point Sniper 370. Cheap, has been dependable for the price and get some heavier bolts for it like the Carbon Experss pile drivers and run a 125gr head, have seen groups of 2 inches at 40 yards.

If $ were not a consideration I would go Ten Point, they have been doing crossbow for years and have it figured out. Really like the balance of their reverse limb bows.

I have a Parker that is 10 years or so old still going put its third set of strings on it 4year before last.

Centerpoint like a lot of the bows has a 5 year warranty for the original purchaser. Ten Point, Mission and Parker are lifetime warranty bows for the original purchaser.

See you are in North East Dallas, go see David or Mariah at Cabela's in Allen and try out a few. they do the warranty work on bows that are brought back there for it and I know who trained them.

Steve and Josh at Outdoor Proshop in Garland has some Mission crossbows as well.
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#7245438 - 08/04/18 05:34 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Cost of strings and cables vary depending on the brand of bow. You can search the bow model and make for string and cable set and find the price easily enough. o install thestrings and time the bow it depends on the shop.
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#7245627 - 08/04/18 08:48 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
Cajun Raider Offline
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Registered: 07/23/11
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Loc: Texas
Used Ten Point has been great.
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#7246264 - 08/05/18 05:59 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I have an Excalibur and really like it.
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#7264723 - 08/22/18 07:05 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
Freeman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 166
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Had an Excalibur--simple, but wide. Moved to a Mission (Mathews) and love it. 19" wide and 6.5 pounds with 365 FPS. Pricey, but worth it.

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#7269372 - 08/27/18 07:25 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
emorydog Offline
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Registered: 07/13/05
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Seems like you really pay for the FPS...400+ around a grand. Iím looking too but trying to stay ready to shoot at $600-700. New or year old, still trying to compare pros cons but seem endless.
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#7269402 - 08/27/18 07:58 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 384
Loc: Watauga, TX
Dicks sporting goods has a few on sale right now.
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#7269551 - 08/27/18 09:55 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
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Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2243
Loc: Bandera County
I also have an Excalibur and no regrets!

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#7269691 - 08/28/18 06:28 AM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: varnoldi13]
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4967
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: varnoldi13
Dicks sporting goods has a few on sale right now.


That's right, the Dick's stores will no longer carry them just their Field & Stream stores...

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#7275497 - 09/03/18 01:15 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
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Excalibur is my go to. Ive had a couple different brands and by far enjoy my micro 335 and micro 355 the best.

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#7275895 - 09/03/18 08:54 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: emorydog]
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Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 228
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Originally Posted By: emorydog
Seems like you really pay for the FPS...400+ around a grand. Iím looking too but trying to stay ready to shoot at $600-700. New or year old, still trying to compare pros cons but seem endless.


I remember when straight round wheels on a compound bow killed them just fine. You get a crossbow that can shoot upper 200's FPS (much less mid 300's) and dial it in, you have a rig perfectly capable of getting the job done. If you put a Yeti sticker on it, you'll get another 50 FPS. smile

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#7276348 - 09/04/18 11:17 AM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: soonersorlaters]
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 384
Loc: Watauga, TX
If you put a Yeti sticker on it, you'll get another 50 FPS. smile [/quote]

This will be my new signature line up
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#7277013 - 09/04/18 10:09 PM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
djs303 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 364
Loc: Jackson County
I have an Excalibur Matrix and love it. It shoots so good that I make sure not to shoot the same target spot twice as I have messed up a couple arrows. I also like that I can change the string anywhere, anytime. It is also very easy to unload as you can use your cocking string to release the bow. It also has a lifetime warranty. The only draw backs are it is wide and slightly louder than other brands.

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#7292221 - 09/20/18 09:35 AM Re: Considering a crossbow...school me please [Re: bonehunts]
mow Offline
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Registered: 09/17/12
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Loc: granbury,texas 76048
barnet jackal

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