Which one of you can sell me on which Crossbow to buy next?

Which one of you can sell me on which Crossbow to buy next?

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    Which one of you can sell me on which Crossbow to buy next?

    This is a serious request. Thanks for not snickering.

    I currently have two compound crossbows, of less than perfect or expensive origion.

    Please recommend a mid-range to high end model that I should consider for buying.

    Thank you in advance, since I will probably plunk down some $$ on the best advice.
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    I got a Horton Havoc, reverse limb cross bow combo kit recently. Bow, Quiver, 4x32 X-bow glass and 4 bolts for around $500.00. I haven't put it through it's paces in the field yet but I like everything about it except the cocking rope system. It uses a sled that rides the rail back and takes a little practice to to use quickly. The rope works well it's just different than I'm used to. It's not a big deal, more of the Old Dog/New Trick kind of thing.

    The bow it's self is very well balanced though not as light as the newer light weight offerings from Ten Point and such. It's very compact and comfortable to shoot. I haven't chrono tested it though it feels wicked fast compared to my last X-bow, a 15 year old Hunter Supreme(very old tech).

    I'd say it's a very good mid priced tool. There are certainly faster, lighter X-bows but at the price I'd recommend giving it a look.
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    Anything that says Excaliber on it.

    I have their Exomag bought in 2002.

    It has no cams/wheels to malf, just limbs which kick butt.
    It has taken 4 deer, 3 of which were recovered immediately.

    Here is their link for it.
    Excalibur Exomax: Now in Full Camo
    Mine is old school and is only 200#.
    I have NEVER been disappointed with its performance.
    I have their scope, and crank system, but no quiver.
    I just wrap and old quiver from another maker from an old compound across the limbs while going to the woods and back.

    Here is Excalibers FAQ's page
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why should I buy an Excalibur recurve crossbow instead of a compound crossbow?
    This is a very good question and one we get often.
    An Excalibur recurve crossbow has numerous advantages over its compound cousin:
    ◾Less moving parts therefore less to go wrong.
    ◾An Excalibur recurve crossbow can never go out of tune like a compound crossbow with wheels and pulleys, they are always accurate.
    Excalibur crossbow has less than 1% warranty return. Simpler design means fewer problems.

    Trust me, they are a bit more expensive than Horton's and the like, but no more expensive than Ten Point or any of the higher end manufacturers, but IMHO, they are the best

    Check out their FAQ's page.
    I paid around $650 for mine, then added the scope $100, and their crank $100.
    They have not gone up any in price really, and now lots of retailers have "packages" instead of ordering add-ons, Ala' carte.

    They also have less expensive models last time I checked around a year ago, for $400 on up, At the very same place I bought mine, Bullets and Broadheads shop, in Saint Clair Co.

    Here is an E bay add for one,
    New 2013 Excalibur Equinox Lite Stuff Vari Zone Scope Crossbow Realtree Package 626192067708 | eBay which I would grab in a heartbeat, and only add the cocking mechanism, and ditch the cocking rope.
    Trust me, you will want the crank.

    Good luck.
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    I have a Ten Point Titan Excel, or some such. Was expensive, but darn good X bow.
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    Thank you for the above input. I'll check them out. I'm really excited to upgrade what I have. Been putting it off for way too long. Thank you again.

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    OP, you probably already know this, but make SURE to buy some sort of cranking system with your new bow, if you dont already have something that works. I have the acudraw system, or something like that. Simple, but it works great.
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    Anything by Tenpoint..... I have shot several and they are with out a doubt the most powerful crossbows I have ever shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    Anything by Tenpoint..... I have shot several and they are with out a doubt the most powerful crossbows I have ever shot.
    Thanks. Will be shutting down in a couple of minutes to go to Reno and shoot........and well, you know............................

    Appreciate everyone's input on this one. I do firearms, not normally a bow hunter, but am going there next..... (I am a hack at recurve and crossbow), so now I am trying to expand my knowledge. Much appreciated.
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