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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Crossbows

Well, deer season isn't far away and crossbows are now legal for bow season.

Do any of the $400-500 complete packages equate to a bow that will last more than one season?

Barnett - Wildcat C5 complete with red dot and 4 arrows in quiver $399
Excalibur - ???
Horton - Team Realtree 175 package $400
Parker - Buckbuster $400 complete package
PSE - Sidewinder
TenPoint - ???

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 01:04 PM
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Have a link that shows they will be legal for all hunters to use in the coming season?
I'd like to read up on it.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 01:10 PM
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I believe it was legal last year.
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It should be on the Texas Parks and wildlife department.

I'd check out archery talk. They have a big x-bow section that should provide the information you a looking for.

I shoot a PSE compound and some of their $1k crossbows that sit on AR-15 lowers and shoot 400fps look pretty cool. Performance wise they say they are essentially as good as a rifle and can easily be shot very accurately.
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I believe it was legal last year.
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Yeah they were legal last year during archery only season, just dont be like a lot of the jackasses last year that thought that they were as good as a rifle and try head shots, or 100y shots only to wound the animal.

They may travel at 400fps but does not have the kenetic energy behind the few gram bolts. All that the speed is going to do is give you a little more time before they jump...

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 06:39 PM
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My dad bought one of the packages Academy had I think its the Barnett but not sure.Anyway its pretty accurate but I think the trigger sucks , way too long and sloppy. He never had anything come close enough to try out though.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2010, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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For Texas, crossbows were legal last year for everyone. The year before it was legal for handicap persons only.

I am liking the TenPoint and Excalibur the most. The recurve models are wider but about same performance as the compound and slightly more accurate. The recurve can be maintained by me, whereas with the compound, it has to be rewound on a press.

Anything over 300fps is loud, like 92db. There are catwhiskers, limbsavers and DGSS to quiet them down, as well as different cables/strings.

I normally shoot 7mm Mag, but have used .223 to take animals. It is all in shot placement.

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I normally shoot 7mm Mag, but have used .223 to take animals. It is all in shot placement.
It is all in shot placement, but also effective range. BIG difference in your camparison. A .223 at 100 yars still has a velocity of 2800fps and 900lbs knockdown with a 50g bullet.

Crossbows start losing their speed and energy at 30 yards, and most manufacturer's advise not hunting over 40 yet you still have morons that think because they can hit the bull's eye on their bag at 100y in their backyard they can also kill a deer with it at that range. This is when you find deers with bolts still in them during rifle season.

Point to my rant is be responsible and respectful if you plan on hunting with a crossbow. Range is no difference then a normal bow so just because it is held like a rifle dont shoot it like one....
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I went on archerytalk.com. Great site.

Tritan HLX is the entry-level priced bow from TenPoint. But it is $800 or so.

Bass Pro has a crossbow for $299.

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I went on archerytalk.com. Great site.

Tritan HLX is the entry-level priced bow from TenPoint. But it is $800 or so.

Bass Pro has a crossbow for $299.
You can get the TenPoint Titan TL-9 for under $500 which is more then fine, but the $299 BPS bow will work too....
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