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buddy is looking for a crossbow

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#1 OFFLINE   allmann



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Posted 03/04/17 - 05:57 PM

My buddy is looking to start hunting. He has limited funds and is looking for as close to a complete set up as possible for $600 or less. What do you guys suggest?

#2 Male OFFLINE   Cedars


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Posted 03/04/17 - 06:21 PM

I picked up a refurbished Excalibur from Cabela's a number of years back, then purchased the scope kit, even though I have only used the peep sight that came with the refurb. It was in their bargain cave. Have not been there in quite a while. Do not know what currently is available.

Edited by Cedars, 03/04/17 - 06:30 PM.

#3 Male OFFLINE   Axiom


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Posted 03/04/17 - 07:49 PM

Plenty complete kits for sale less than $600.. u don't need one that shoots 1 million FPS.. My Excalibur Axiom shoots less than 300 FPS and it works just fine.. ya don't need a fancy scope either..


#4 Male OFFLINE   dlist777


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Posted 03/04/17 - 07:59 PM

Barnett is a good brand at that price level.  They have tons of set ups less than $600 including scope and quiver.  

#5 Male OFFLINE   Gobblengrunt


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Posted 03/04/17 - 09:26 PM

Wicked ridge. If buying new, always best in class by far lower price class.
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#6 Male OFFLINE   hammer4reel


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Posted 03/05/17 - 09:08 AM

you can get the Killer Instinct 370FRT for around 500 bucks at a bunch of places now on ebay.

for even less you can get the same model without the friction release trigger for a little over 400 bucks.

But IMO the trigger on the FRT model is well worth the extra few bucks

For the money it is definetly one of the best deals out there.

Scope it comes with is pretty good, and they shoot GREAT

Edited by hammer4reel, 03/05/17 - 09:16 AM.

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Posted 03/05/17 - 09:12 AM

Many good package deals out there. I picked up a stryker offspring that was a package deal couple years ago and has been great so far

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Posted 03/05/17 - 02:28 PM

I am looking to sell my barnett quad 400 for $175. It shoots well and has brand new limbs.

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Posted 03/05/17 - 08:18 PM

Thanks for the info guys I will pass it along

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Posted 05/19/17 - 08:09 AM

Get an Excalibur. As others have posted, can be had in price range requested​. It's the best x bow made. Also consider total cost of ownership. When that 300 dollar range compound x bow needs new cables and strings in a few seasons, will get expensive fast.

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Posted 05/19/17 - 09:21 AM

Another vote for an Excalibur.  With crossbows, I am a huge proponent of recurves over compounds. You can get them used in that $600 range, and with all the fixins' (cocking rope, arrows, etc..).   


Another plus is that Excalibur has what is probably the best customer service of any bow company, crossbow or vertical, so if anything goes wrong he can rest assured Excalibur has got his back.  IMO, Excalibur's customer service is  almost "too" good, to the point of craziness sometimes the lengths they go to to make their customers happy.

"I wish we could sell them another hill at the same price." - Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, June 28, 1775

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Posted 05/20/17 - 12:26 PM

Thanks guys but he bought one and is very happy with it

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