Parker Tornado XXTreme

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by buckstop660, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    I thought I would give my first impressions of the new 2017 Parker Tornado XXTreme bow I ordered and recieved from Crossbowexpert.com this week.

    The Tornado came well packaged in a medium sized box that protects the bow during shipping.

    The bow arrives in 3 major parts. The stock with the laser sighted scope and sling attached, the rail and riser section with the foot stirrup and quiver bracket which is attached to the tac rail, and a 4 arrow quiver with arrows.

    Bow assembly is quick requiring 6 screws 3 on each side to connect the stock to the rail. The only other assembly is to install a quick release fitting for the quiver on the quiver bracket, 2 screws.
    After assembly my observation is that the fit and finish is as good as any high quality bow. One thing to note is along with the warning stickers we all are accustomed to, there are labels that indicate that the bow carrys 165lb limbs, and clearly identifies the string and cable lengths of the bow. There is also a lable advising of the minimum 400gr arrow weight to be used.
    Next I compared the listed specs of the Tornado xxt to the actual specs as recieved.

    Spec Weight. 8.9 lb Actual: 9.2lb ready to hunt with sling and quiver with 4 407gr arrows.
    Over Length. 34.75" Actual per spec
    Axle to Axle. 20.625" Actual per spec.
    Speed 365fps. Actual speed shot indoors through my Caldwell Pro Chrony using the infared light bar 365-371fps with 20" 407gr Parker Red Hot arrow.

    Parker offers several different packages with their bows differences being mostly scope related. My bow was supplied with the Parker Outfitter 3x multi reticle scope. As mentioned earlier Parker laser sights the scope and my bow shot less than 1" to the right at 20yds out of the box.

    My first opinion with limited shooting is the Tornado xxt is a that it draws fairly easy, and is very quiet. The Tornado comes with limb saver dampeners installed in the quad limbs. With its weight it is very solid without vibration and no noticeable shot shock.

    Advantages of this bow are Parkers life time warranty, made in the usa, reasonable price and and the quality of the included accessories that are better than what are included in most package bows.

    The limited cons as I see them are, Parker doesnt include a cocking devise, and the bow is heavy, if the hunter was going to spot and stalk or carry a long distance.

    The New Parker Tornado XXT is the type of bow the new crossbow hunter could step into and not have to buy a lot of incidental gear to get it to the field. This is a bow that shouldnt be overlooked when looking for a new bow.
     

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  2. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    As always great review! Thanks for posting !
     

  3. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    mexico,mo.
    looking good
     
  4. Keef

    Keef Active Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Clark Co, MO
    Well done. Thanks.
     
  5. vixenmaster

    vixenmaster Member

    573
    Sep 24, 2008
    Pottersville
    Congrats on the Parker, not many members postin here yet.
     
  6. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    I thought we would have more activity but then everything is slow right now.
     
  7. Meller

    Meller Active Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Parker makes fantastic crossbows, but seems most overlook them for some reason. I've owned 2 enforcers, an older wider version, and the newer compact one. Both fantastic crossbows that sight in easy and stay zeroed. My 8 year old can hit quarters at 25 yards first time every time
     
  8. STTH

    STTH Active Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Turd Crick North
    How's the trigger pull on that rig?
     
  9. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    The words "very quiet" are seldom spoken in crossbow evaluations. Good to know!
     
  10. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    I wouldn't call it light but it isn't excessive like some crossbows.
     
  11. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    The Tornado comes with string stops and limb dampeners and has a solid stock so when compared to most crossbows it is pretty quiet.
     
  12. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I'd say it's weight helps with the noise plus any handshock it might have.
     
  13. vixenmaster

    vixenmaster Member

    573
    Sep 24, 2008
    Pottersville
    This be the 1st time in awhile i have came back to ck on crossbow forum. Usually so many postin against i got tired of it
     
  14. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Pretty much dead in the Xbox section. The controversy has died out for a while. I guess the sky didn't fall.
     
  15. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I decided to not fight what the future brings like I did when the compounds started showing up in the deer woods. It took me a few years before I got my first wheel bow and it will probably be the same with crossbows. Might as well read all the pros and cons of the different brands out there so when it happens I will be well informed on which one to buy. We are all hunters and should learn to live with one another with what ever weapon we choose.:wave: