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Tenpoint turbo has been around a long time.  good company and solid x-bow with a good, long reputation.  May be an older model from SG, but they were all good x-bows.

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1 hour ago, Hunter115522 said:

Looking to get my dad a crossbow. He has hunted with the compound his entire life, but it's time for him to make the switch. Anyway I know nothing about them. A friend of mine told me about the crossbow I linked below, it's been $1,000 everywhere and I see it's on sportsman guide for $600. Is this deal too good to be true? Anyone know anything about this bow? In the research I've done it seems to be very highly rated. I would appreciate any feedback, thanks guys

 

 

 

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/tenpoint-turbo-gt-crossbow-package-with-acudraw-pro-175-lb-draw-weight?a=1933968&pm2d=CSE-SPG-15-PLA&utm_medium=PLA&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=CI&gclid=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7cAg2vqXP6KKdq-GOPsqA0GVHZA09UOgAP6xmPv6q4qS6-nhtFC0AAaAkkgEALw_wcB

That's a good bow and a good deal,so your dad's never shot a crossbow before maybe there's a bow shop by you where he can go shoot some.

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Age 73 here went with a centerpoint three seasons ago. Did order new bolts from Southern Archery not liking the trigger but you get used to it.

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In regards to being he's never shot a crossbow before. Warning he needs to be conscious of his hand that holds the forearm, my instinct of holding a gun the thumb sticks up.first time I shot a crossbow I almost took it off. I've done it twice so far ouch it hurts :banghead:lol

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30 minutes ago, ithaca10 said:

Age 73 here went with a centerpoint three seasons ago. Did order new bolts from Southern Archery not liking the trigger but you get used to it.

there is a fix for the trigger

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3 hours ago, KBfishing said:

How old is your dad? Mine is 73 and has problems with the weight of the crossbow and keeping it steady. I bought a pse fang lt and it is light and manageble and it cost $230. I upgraded the scope to the tact zone. It shoots about 350 fps. Not bad for the price. I have a wicked ridge with the built.in rope and it is too heavy for him

Another vote for the  PSE Fang. Great xbow for the money, but upgraded scope is a must. I would def check one out

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I like ten point equipment never had trouble with mine or have heard of from guys that have them in the club I belong to they are a bit more money but it is money well spent just my 2 cents feelings

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I purchased a Barnett Vengeance.  Very happy with it.  If I were to do it again, I would give this a look.

I wasn't happy with the scope.  Illuminated + cheap = not happy.

I purchased the Nikon Bolt and had a great setup for under $1000 at the time of purchase.  Shoots 150gr heads with carbon bolts reliably at 320fps.

 

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While I love my new “cheap” cross man/centerpoint sniper 370, my first love was Excalibur recurve crossbows.  You can’t go wrong with the simplicity of their design, easy maintenance and super, super accurate.  I would check them out, it’s for Dad so I don’t have to tell you to not cheap out, haha.  Good luck!  

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The pse fang lt is light and fast. My dad was shooting a parker tornado but the pse was more balanced for him. I would say ten point all the way if it wasnt for the weight. 

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Tenpoint makes a good crossbow and they stand behind their product.  I bought the same one for my son last year and paid $599 at Simon Peter.  It’s a very nice bow.  Good luck!

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I have a KI 365. Had it for 4 years. Had a limb crack. They overnighted new limbs to my local shop. A minor inconvenience. I think that all crossbows are gonna experience a limb fail at some point in my opinion. Lot of energy in the limbs. The KI’s have awesome triggers. 

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I second the Barnett, I bought the Ghost 375 3 years ago and have had no issues, its a little bulky to carry but once its on the hanger that doesn't matter. Its very accurate,quiet and blows a bolt through a deer like hot butter, on that note I recommend lighted knocks or you will be kissing your bolts goodbye!

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