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  1. I used another version of that head called Super Freak with an "O" ring retention and 2.25" cut. Shot a deer at 6 yds right through the chest and exited behind front leg and the blades were still intact and went back into slots in ferrule.
  2. I have 3 packs already I bought off Ebay for $10 each and I thought that was cheap.
  3. They say death comes in 3's too. I'm not superstitious.
  4. Ten Point was selling these out from their website now I see a Ebayer is selling them Half price from Ten Point's MAP price. Not a speed freak but highly touted bow when it came out about two years ago. https://www.ebay.com/itm/HORTON-VOTEC-RDX-W-ACCU-DRAW-PRO-Crossbow-HOT-DEAL-549-99/124010760741?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D8075137ca03a4655900115033df3ea0d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D352294694360%26itm%3D124010760741%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A76f537aa-3acd-11ea-8e8b-74dbd1803803|parentrq%3Abe588fa816f0ad4a4a849dfbfffae41e|iid%3A1 More details on the bow: https://www.hortoncrossbows.com/
  5. Terrific guys. A good goose hunt is a lot of fun.
  6. archer36

    Snow doe down

    Nice! I was looking for a Snoe Doe yesterday but didn't connect.
  7. CenterPoint bought Ravin. They were acquired about two years ago.
  8. In the high end bows, you are paying for all the R&D and advertising. In "cheaper" bows, it's "acquired" mostly. Nice way to say "stolen" Since there is only one Chinese manufacturer, Mankung, that makes almost all the low end/cookie cutter bows.
  9. I agree with you that some manufactures are deceptive with advertised speeds. You have to look closely. It usually says "UP TO". There are a few that advertise speeds with what could be considered a "hunting" arrow, and that's usually 425 to 450 gr with a 100 grain point. You have to do your due diligence in advance to see what you will end up with. It could be as much as 20-30 fps less than advertised. I still feel technology has advanced quite a bit. Of course, Excalibur Crossbows are exactly the same as 15 years ago. You can't go from 250 fps to 450 fps without advances in technology, whether it be limb materials, cam designs, reverse draw, rail less barrels, self decocking, and nock design. Anytime you have leaps in speed and reduction in size, it is driven by advances in technology or R&D.
  10. I posted a thread on the Ravin Lawsuit. Got zero replies.
  11. I don't care what you have, it's a good idea to have a B/U bow. I've owned the original Horton, Wicked Ridge, BearX, Horton/Ten Point, and Ten Point. At all times I had one of them as a B/U. Even if you own a 2K bow, I would still have a B/U. I don't care how good or reliable you think it is. Shit happens. Your own doing or malfunctions. I would not want to miss a month of prime rut hunting period because my bow needs to be sent back to the manufacturer for repairs. With a B/U bow ready, you can get back in the saddle immediately. So if you can afford only a grand, buy two bows instead of one at that price. An expensive bow becomes an investment. A "cheap" bow is a throwaway. A set of strings and cables on a high end bow can cost $150. On a cheap" bow you may just decide to trade up to a whole new bow. Technology on bows is advancing every year. Those 2-3K bows will depreciate fast because other manufacturers will "copy" it and sell bows for les than half. Getting a good resale after a few years will be tough.
  12. Yup. A lot of people don't know that. If you look closely at the lower end bows, they are very similar.
  13. WOW, that's a very liberal bag limit!
  14. I am saving some tenderloins for a new venture in cooking: Venison Tenderloin Tartare http://hunter-eater.com/2013/11/13/recipe-venison-tartare/
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