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  1. Del Huebner

    Del Huebner Newb

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    78 years old and have never owned or shot a crossbow. Always hunted with a compound before. Going to a crossbow this year and need some help. Is a Killer Instinct Ripper 415 a good bow to start with? There is one for sale near me an would like some advice. Thanks
     
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  2. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

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    Although I cannot help with this may I please share that you are awesome and I hope to still be hunting at 78.
     
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    Ridgerunner3 Grizzled Veteran

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    Just dropped by to echo Fix. Can't really help you , but that's awesome you are still hunting! Good luck on a good weapon.

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    pastorjim08 Legendary Woodsman

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    I echo everyone else in congratulating you for hunting as long as you have. May you have many more seasons to pursue your passion. I don't have any personal experience with ki bows but they have built a reputation as a solid company with some great offerings at an affordable price. Here's a short review on the ki ripper 415. Good luck to you and welcome to the world of crossbows.



    Blessings..........Pastorjim

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  5. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Grizzled Veteran

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    One piece of advise, if your not using a crank to set string take it slow and LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY pull your string back. Im a 62 yr old woman and my Wicked Ridgeway is a 175 #. Always use your knees and forearms NEVER your back. And shortening your pull rope to match your arm length or just ease.
    Enjoy!
     
  6. Alex Stephens

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    I have heard have heard ten pointA are nice but I really have no experience
     
  7. LIVIT

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    Did you purchase that Ripper ? Been a bow/gun shop pro for yrs. Be glad to help ya, if I can. You for sure do Not need to spend a $1,000 to get a decent shooting Xbow !
     

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