Changing over to crossbow

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by pastorjim08, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. pastorjim08

    pastorjim08 Grizzled Veteran

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    Ok guys I've made the decision that this will be my last season with the compound. I'm almost 63 and I'm just not as strong as I used to be. I've also decided I'm pretty sure I want to go with a reverse draw. I've been researching reverse draw crossbows, and without shooting any of them, I've got it pretty much narrowed down to two, the Horton Storm RDX and the Barnett Revengeance reverse draw models. As far as I know there are only about four companies making reverse draw crossbows, Bear, Sorpyd, Barnett, and Tenpoint. Well the Tenpoint and Sorpyd are just too expensive and the Bears are just too heavy. So what say you all, anyone have experience with any of the bows mentioned? Or do you have other suggestions?

    Blessings..........Pastorjim
     
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    I know I’m getting myself a ✝️Bow this off season for Ground blind hunting... we bought our 11yr old 1 last Christmas and sitting in a blind this season with him hoping to get him his 1st I’ve come to realize how much easier it is using a ✝️Bow while in the Blind especially with someone else in there with you.

    Having said that... I too was looking at the reverse draws but I’ve read up a bit on them and for me personally I’ve narrowed my search down to the recurve of Excalibur... I’m digging the new 308short but have my eye on a few others as well.. I’m going to drive up to Lancaster Archery (only bout a hour away from me) this off season and shoot them and then decide.

    Also, I don’t want to post another site on here but there is a really nice site that is solely for ✝️Bows and their forum is very active, with lots of info and just over all discussions like here... what I’ve read and seen most ppl favor the Horton Storm Reverse bow over many of the others... just google ✝️Bow Forums and you will see which site I’m talking about...

    Hope you find the 1 you will be using... keep us updated too.

    Happy Thanksgiving as well
     
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    cantexian Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Avoid the PSE Fang if decide to go with a regular draw crossbow. I bought one for my boys and it has been nothing but trouble. Had a recall a month before season started. Then two weeks ago, it derailed the cables and string when I shot it into a target after a hunt. PSE has replaced it both times but it has been a hassle. Also, the cheap scope is off about two inches to the right at 20 and about 4 inches at 30. I cannot get it to move to adjust anymore as it is maxed out on the left to right adjustment.

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  4. Arkyinks

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    While I have never shot a reverse draw (them look funny) I have owned three Barnett's xbows. Never had a issue and have had good service and information from the company. Also they have been doing xbows for over 50 years and have made a bunch of them.
     
  5. pastorjim08

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    Alright, my quest for the right crossbow is on. This w/e I shot the Horton Storm RDX, Horton Vortec RDX, a Tenpoint, Ravin, and a Scorpyd Deathstalker. The Scorpyd and the Vortec were very close but I had a bit of a problem drawing the Scorpyd. The tech said I wouldn't have a problem with the short cocker but they only had the long one. At this point, if I can try the short cocker on the Scorpyd and not have a problem, I will probably go with it. The Horton Vortec was a very close second though.

    Blessings........Pastorjim
     
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    ZXTMike Weekend Warrior

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    +1 on the Horton Storm
     
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    Cottontop Weekend Warrior

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    As far as reverse draw design goes, scorpyd was the first and is still the best. I own a few crossbows and the 150 vent I have is about as quiet as it gets. (pretty good for pushing a 440 grain arrow at 400fps) The little death stalker is a nice bow as well, its quiet, light and has plenty of speed. Scorpyd has great customer service as well.
     

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