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    MGO Member Musta Demoni's Avatar
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    Crossbow Reccomendations

    Wanting to pick up a used economical crossbow, but have no experience with them. What’s a decent x-bow for someone wanting to get into it on the cheap side? Good brand(s) / model(s).

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    My son has a Center Point, seems to be a great entry level crossbow. Barnett is a good one too, I have a Barnett Whitetail II. Make sure you get a good crossbow target, if you get a cheap one you will regret it.


    https://www.sportsmans.com/hunting-g...kage/p/1701364


    https://www.amazon.com/Barnett-White.../dp/B07TFZK9NG

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    I purchased my Barnett Quad Edge a few years back. Only regret is wishing I went with something a tad lighter. However, I have no complaints with the Barnett!! Best of hunting!!

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    Barnett Rapter for the win! 6.5 lbs 400.00 bucks.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/BARNETT-R...SCOPE/37836949

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    I have a Centerpoint recurve with a 14.5" LOP. that shoots nice with the rage expendables

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    MGO Member MichiganShootist's Avatar
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    X-caliber is a great brand. Made in Canada but excellent bows. They hold their point of aim and their value.

    Find a range that sells bows.. try out some and look for trade-ins that they will stand behind.

    Mark

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    I have this target and it is fantastic. Stops a bolt from any distance and the arrow pulls out with two fingers! https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/blac...d-point-target

    There is a crossbow for sale in the anything else for sale section here.
    Last edited by Garandsrus; 10-25-2022 at 05:06 PM.

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    I went through this about 2 years ago, but the brand recommendations remain the same.
    Wife wanted a crossbow instead of her really nice compound. Ended up with a Wicked Ridge Invader X4, mostly because she liked the ACUdraw crank feature instead of a rope and brute force.
    I think you can even get a factory refurb version of that xbow for around $300 from Tenpoint.

    Tenpoint/Wicked Ridge
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    Have this listed, for the center point crowd. https://www.migunowners.org/forum/sh...00-Package-450

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    I started with a Barnett. My SIL now has it. Never any problems. I only switched to try a reverse draw crossbow (I like the better balance/not front heavy feel of them)

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