X Bow advice

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by leaker19, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. leaker19

    leaker19 New Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Cooper County
    I was gonna start bow hunting, but I hurt my shoulder shortly after my bow purchase last year. Does anyone have any tips or advice on what sort of X bow to get?

    Thanks . . . Leaker
  2. Bowpredator

    Bowpredator New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Licking Missouri
    Dont know much about them and have not shot one yet. From what I have read, Excalibur would be my choice but they are pretty pricey. Ten point are suppose to be pretty good too but they are high as well. I now some of the guys on here shoot x bows and will be able to give you some better opinions than mine.

  3. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County

    first things first ~ how much $$$ you got to spend? :D

    You don't have to spend mega $$$, to get a decent x-bow. It all depends on what you prefer...

    I've owned a Ten Point (previously Hunter's Mfg.), a Barnett & currently a Buckmaster's (Bear + Excalibur joint-venture).

    If I had it to do it all over again, I'd would've only owned one ~ an Excalibur.

    So ~ what's your poison...recurve or compound?

    Speed? (mine's 335fps)

    Brand preference?

    Something to get you by ~ middle of the road ~ or the baddest x-bow around?

    I need to know what you're lookin' for, before I can give you my opinion.
  4. leaker19

    leaker19 New Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Cooper County
    I hunt the rifle season pretty hard. I haven't had much experience hunting with any stringed weapons, so I'm in a "Try it, you might like it" mode. So in summation, I would say I'm at the entry level phaze. Something that, with my neighbor's permission, I hopefully can sit in the cedars behind my house and pop a decent urban buck. Nothing fancy, not a number of bells & whistles, mostly utilitarian at this point. Thanks . . . leaker
  5. X Bow T

    X Bow T Original Cafe'Member

    Nov 21, 2002
    N & S of the MO
    Most X-bows are overkill.

    You'll be surprised by the devastation these weapons posess. Very efficient, quick & clean kills. Most shoot flat out 'til 30ish yards. Loudness is their downfall. Get a quick pointing sight/ Red Dot and get ready to release the "bang from the bow.!":sniper::sniper::sniper:

    If I was to buy a new one...... I'd look for solid limbs, a good trigger and quality bolt retention device, once again the noise factor. Durable Limbs are better than busted limbs. They are under excessive pressure.:peepwall:
    You can put as much Limbsaver Navcom on, as you can afford, and it still will not be mistaken for the hottest/loudest compound bow around. Those deer are loading up and bounding away as soon as the X-Bow goes off.:eek:

    I shoot a Darton/Great Lakes Durango 22" bolts, 17" draw@165 lbs. That's like moose pass through kenetic energy. Way overkill. Deer have dropped in their tracks.:eek:

    Best Rated in my book....1.Great Lakes/Darton (great customer service), 2. TenPoint (most expensive) 3. Parker (just because I like their stuff, never have shot one) 4. Horton (quality) and Then Barnett (get a newer model) 1B. Excalibur is always rated the best on Archerytalk.com crossbow forums. Let price decide. You get get what you pay for. And X-bows sure cost too much.:banghead:

    Bottom line, they have to be close in my experiences, and that's the best part.:wink4:

    You'll love it, and any weapon that can put you in the woods is a honorable weapon.