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Old 03-31-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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I have made up my mind i'm going to get one for this year. Does anyone have suggestion on what to buy and what not to waist my money on. You input would be greatly appreciated.
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I am basically in the "same boat". With Fla allowing Xbows this coming year I want one pretty quick so I can get started with the practiceing.

If you have no expierance with one(like me) I would suggest that you go to Bass Pro Shop in Spanish Fort,Ala and take a look at all the ones that they have on display. The guys in that department are very knowledgeable and I was told that they will allow you to shoot any model they have in their indoor range. If you end up buying one they will set it up as you desire and allow you to shoot it also.

This has been a starting location for the prospective Xbow for me personally. Even if you don't end up getting one from them,the knowledge gained will help you in your "quest " for the perfect Xbow for you. --- SAWMAN
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yeah I wish we had that here in Destin, our Bass Pro is run like a Kmart with less than trained people. I must say the gun dept had 1 good guy the last time I went, but have no ranges. I am looking for my first also and do not want to break the bank. I have settled on the Barnett Jackal, $250 for a 315fps bow, I think.
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I saw where Sportsman's Guide had a 150# Horton Crossbow on sale for $199. Here's a Link:

http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/...sbow&entry=224
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Wow I did not know they would let you try them at Bass Pro . That is exactely what I'm going to do then. This starting from scratch for me on crossbows so that is a great start thanks.
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PensED, I saw that but it is 280fps and the Barnet Jackal is 315fps for 250, so which is a better bow and does that amount of speed make a difference?
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yeah I wish we had that here in Destin, our Bass Pro is run like a Kmart with less than trained people. I must say the gun dept had 1 good guy the last time I went, but have no ranges. I am looking for my first also and do not want to break the bank. I have settled on the Barnett Jackal, $250 for a 315fps bow, I think.
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Better think twice about a Jackal, Frank.
Look at the "Wicked Ridge" for $399.00
They are a division of Ten Point, they come with a 5 year warranty, and are getting good reviews.
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Ghost, the Barnets are not good? I can't afford a 400 bow so was looking at 250 or less for my first one.
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Ghost, the Barnets are not good? I can't afford a 400 bow so was looking at 250 or less for my first one.
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There is a reason why one company will give a (1) year warranty for a product, and why another company can give a 5 year or lifetime warranty. A crossbow is a powerful, violent piece of shooting equipment.

Lifetime warranty = Ten Point
Lifetime warranty = Parker

5 year warranty = Wicked Ridge and Excalibur

Hope this helps.
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It does, very much, but it also means I probably will not be able to buy one this year, sad to say.
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