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Some of the more popular choices include the. 308 Winchester,. 30-06 Springfield, and. 300 Winchester Magnum. Ultimately, it is up to the hunter to decide which caliber best suits their needs and preferences.
Proof Positive that great things do come in small packages, at 335 FPS this ultra-compact powerhouse churns out all the speed and energy you could need, but with Gen 2 CRT limbs that are only 25 inches wide and a 9.
5 inch power stroke it s by far the most compact recurve hunting crossbow in the field! The Micro 335 is ideal for hunting in ground blinds or tight cover. It s amazingly quiet, smooth to shoot, deadly accurate, and like all Excalibur crossbow s it s built to weather the very toughest hunting conditions for decades of flawless service.
The Micro features a stylish but oh-so-comfortable skeletonized stock including rubber grip inserts for unparalleled control and feel, and comes with an ambidextrous cheek piece and an oversized trigger guard for cold weather hunting.
With the Micro 335 this is your chance to have the narrow width of a compound crossbow but with the world famous reliability and accuracy that only Excalibur recurve crossbows can deliver.
I started with this bow as my first crossbow. I had a compound bow but the string snapped while I was getting to my blind and my whole hunting trip was over because there were no bow shops around and the bow had partially dry fired because the serving snapped.
I ended up buying a new string for it and sold it on eBay to buy this bow. I have been using this bow for over 3 yrs and I finally upgraded to the BD 440 this year but this bow is my backup. I always carry an extra string, limbs, and I never have to worry about the strings breaking because if it does, I take out my stringing kit and restring the bow and continue with my hunt.
I have harvested 13 Bucks between this bow and the BD 440. I thought this bow was a beast but the 440 really packs a punch. So much so that you have to use the included silent charger ext. unfortunately it doesnt work with this bow.
I am extremely glad I found Excaliburs because they are so durable and a piece of art. The newer bows all look the same and although they are much more narrow cocked and uncocked I still prefer to using my Excalibur because I am sick of the compound bows snapping strings and servings.
Excaliburs have always been the best in my honest opinion, nothing can stop you when you shoulder an Excalibur. No more worrying about what you should do if your serving or string snaps. Excaliburs only have 1 string thats replaceable and that applied to the limbs too.
I always carry an extra set of limbs and strings in my backpack just in case. I never needed it but its nice to know I can change out the limbs and string within 10minutes without a bow press. Buy this bow and get a taste of excellence!.
I already own an Excalibur 340 TD and decided to buy this while it was on sale for my daughter’s to use while we hunt together. I had purchased a different compound style crossbow for them and within 20 shots the serving started to seperate bad! New strings/cables cost anywhere from $40-$200 dollars then take it to a shop, pay for labor, and usually wait a week or so to get it back.
With Excalibur I can restring it myself quickly, even in the woods if need be. Sure it may not be as fast as other crossbows on the market, but is still faster than any compound, and 99% of the YouTube/hunting shows has hunters shooting plenty of nice deer/bucks with a lot slower bows.
Pros- Easy to maintain and don’t need a bow shop Fast enough Awesome warranty Well balanced Price Cons- Cheaper scope, but still can get the job done Little wider than most crossbows.
The TS380 has speed, fit and function all on its side. Delivering an overall shooting experience that’s as comfortable as it is effective. The adjustable length-of-pull butt stock and pass through foregrip make the high-speed crossbow easy and comfortable for any shooter to shoulder.
Package includes: 4x32mm Multi-Reticle Scope, Rope Cocking Device, Lightweight Side Mount Quiver, 2-20″ HeadHunter Arrows and Lubrication Wax.
I bought this one month ago and I am very happy with it. I have been using an Older Excalibur now that I got from a friend. I wanted a new crossbow and did all the research and reviews from written to YouTube.
I had it down to Barnett’s (1)Whitetail pro STR (2) XP390 (3)TS380. Ultimately the WT pro STR $100 more and came with a better scope and 20 more FPS but heavier. The XP was so light weight but had a lot of plastic pieces instead of aluminum and very few reviews but did have the tactical stock.
I was able to hold and shoulder all three crossbows in the F&S store. The rubberized grips and sound deadening on parts that can be noisy on other crossbows was thought through on this one. I could tell it had a quiet Hunter in mind.
The Aluminum trigger and stock adjustment button are nice touches that gives it the well built feel and a tactical stock for adjusting to variable layers of clothing you will wear during a season or an additional hunter to fit their build.
Scope is adequate. Adjust the fine tuning at the eyepiece and get it to your personal focus and it is just fine. I sighted it in at 20 and 30 yards and WOW is it accurate on a dime size bullseye! Rubberized grip, foot stirrup, stock and forend grip plus string stoppers to minimize noise of the force of 380 FPS.
I used this crossbow straight out of the box. Spent only 3 hours sighting in the scope and testing number of clicks per range. Shot a doe first day out at ~80 yards from a 20 foot tree stand in the sitting position.
Got a double lung shot and the bolt went straight through the deer, threading between the ribs! This is my first crossbow, and after many failed long distance compound bow shots, I’m extremely happy with its ease of use and accuracy.
I’d be confident shooting up to ~120 yards with this crossbow, although I cannot speak much on its durability as I’ve only used it for one season.
I did a lot of research at this price point and decided to go with the TS380. I upgraded from an old Horton Summit HD150 so this was a big step up for me. It’s well made, compact, has lots of nice appointments like an adjustable stock and finger guards.
I’m shooting PileDrivers with RAGE Hypodermic Crossbow NC broadheads and it’s dead accurate. I can’t say enough about how happy I am with this crossbow. The consensus on the scope from other reviewers seems to be that it isn’t very good and I may upgrade it next year to an illuminated scope but as for now it suits me just fine.
The Titan M1 offers big game performance in one package that begs to hit the woods. A remarkable 9. 5-inches narrower and 30 feet-per-second faster than the previous best-selling Titan model, the NEW Titan M1 offers an incredible performance-to-value ratio never seen before in the crossbow industry.
Measuring an ultra-compact 9-inches wide and shooting up to devastating speeds of 370 FPS, the ultra-light Titan M1 is primed to be one of the top selling crossbows for 2019. 370 FPS Bolt Shooting Speed.
The TenPoint Titan M1 Crossbow is capable of shooting arrows at the speed of 370 FPS. T5 Trigger. The T5 trigger has an advanced dry-fire inhibitor and auto-engaging safety. It is one of the most critical components in making the smoothest shooting ever.
It features a string latch design that helps in reducing friction and delivers a clean, crisp, and consistent break shot after shot. VX-5 Inverted Cams. The VX-5 inverted cams elongates the power-stroke and increases rotation.
It delivers devastating speeds and lethal accuracy shot-after-shot. Alpha-Nock Technology. Custom Alpha-Nock increases string-to-nock engagement by 28% for excellent downrange accuracy. Aluminum Construction.
The Titan M1 is constructed with CNC-machined aircraft-grade aluminum for lightweight durability.
I have just purchased the Titan Turbo M1 which from what I understand is pretty much the same as the Titan M1 but has a different paint job. My Turbo came with the Mossy Oak Breakup Country camo pattern along with ACUdraw Pro.
I am totally new to shooting and hunting with a crossbow, so I am very excited at age 60 to be introducing something totally new to the sport of hunting. I have yet to try shooting the crossbow but have completed my basic assembly and trying to put a little time into learning the ins and outs of proper operation.
Although the assembly was pretty basic, I did feel that the small Assembly Manual that came with the crossbow sure could have been written a little better. Being that this is something totally new to me and that I’m unfamiliar with the bow, there were far to many places in the instructions that state “if so equipped” or “on particular models” which left me sort of scratching my head as to whether it applied to me or not.
With a little bit of effort on TenPoint’s side, I feel that the instructions provided should be specifically tailored to the crossbow that was purchased so that you know exactly what applies to your assembly instruction instead of trying to guess whether it applies or not.
One item that I feel was a bit peculiar in the assembly was when attaching the bow assembly onto the stock assembly, the center set screw that is intended to serve as a Main Assembly Bolt’s Locking Setscrew sort of surprised me being that it is screwed down onto the threads of the Main Assembly Bolt.
In my mind, it would have been a much better option to have a set screw tightened down onto the shaft of the Stock Assembly. The Stock Assembly’s shaft could even have a small indentation so that it would actually lock the two assemblies together.
I worry a bit about fouling the threads of the Main Assembly Bolt which may make it a bit more difficult if ever removed. During the mounting of the Quiver’s Quick Disconnect Attachment, the threads of the Quivers Mounting Bracket were not tapped completely through the bracket and would not permit tightening the Quick Disconnect Attachment fully.
I added a small #10 washer under the head of the screws to allow tightening fully. I am currently feeling that I purchased a quality product and that I will enjoy putting it into operation for a bit of target practice and then taking it out into the field for deer hunting and possibly even turkey or other small game.
My below ratings are currently based on expectation!.
Hi, I am a rifle hunter and have been for 68 yrs. I have owned and used many different calibre of rifle in my time , and not to brag but have always harvested some really nice W. hitetail deer with them.
I am now going after number 50 and it is special to me. I decided to purchase a crossbow to make this hunt even more special. After a great deal of research I made a decision to purchase a TenPoint Crossbow and let me tell you folks who are debating on this brand.
don’t look any further because the people at TenPoint hands down have the safest , the most accurate shooting , the best warranty, the best customer service , and they are first all the way in research and bringing new product lines and technology to the table.
Some people did try to steer me to other brands or to purchase a less powerful crossbow. As I said I am an experienced and successful hunter of large game for many years and I know what it takes to achieve this.
Safety is paramount anytime you have a weapon of any type in your hands. The good people at TenPoint understand this and not only do they have all of the normal features included that any crossbow may or should have , but they have gone well beyond that point just with the overall crossbow design little own their ACUSLIDE cocking and de-cocking system , or their ( DFI ) Dry – Fire -Inhibitor , and yes , even the scopes being as clear and accurate as they are must be included as a safety feature.
The balance of the Havoc RS440 to hold it has a really good feel , very comfortable. From the first time that I picked this crossbow up I had a very positive sensation. Ha. one that reminded me of picking up my favorite rifle! The power that is unleashed with every shot from the Havoc RS440 is only surpassed by a couple of the Havoc’s family members from TenPoint.
I took 3 shots where I purchased this crossbow. I almost had a Robin Hood on the 2nd shot, but I did shoot 3 Bulls Eyes. I still have to get used to this crossbow some more , but if you are an experienced hunter or recreational shooter I strongly recommend you purchase a TenPoint Crossbow.
You will not be disappointed. If I with my age and experience can master this and be very excited and confident with this crossbow , I believe that any person can. Confidence , Ability , and having the latest Technology made in my hands this coming Fall are things that are going to get me Whitetail number 50 ! My Havoc RS440 and I will be stealing our way into the swamp and waiting for Mr.
Mosey Oaked Buck. I am counting on only having to deliver one shot from my Havoc RS440 to harvest the Buck that I am looking for. Thank You TenPoint. I will send you a pic one day !.
Whether hunting deer, antelope, elk or turkey is your game, you need a reliable instrument to get the job done. The next time you venture out for big game hunting, bring along your new trusted buddy in archery equipment, the Barnett Explorer XP 400 Series Hunting Crossbow.
This dependable hunting tool delivers straight shots and high-quality results over 400-feet-per-second. Regardless if you’re an amateur shooter or a trained professional, safety comes first with this crossbow.
Soft Lok and anti-dry fire, plus finger guards and safety reminders give you peace of mind for double the safety while shooting. This package includes (1) 4x32mm multi-reticle scope, rope cocking device, lightweight side-mount quiver, (2) 20-inch carbon arrows bolts, and lubrication wax so you can start practicing your technique right away.
Equipped with TriggerTech assembly, the frictionless release creates a free-floating roller between the sear and the trigger to give you a smoother, lighter trigger.
Bought the last one (display) at the local shop. While it was in one piece, it worked great, apart from the quiver which has no way to be mounted that does not interfere significantly with the handling of the crossbow.
After 22 bolts (accurate and powerful), the plastic bracket which holds the tensioned, retention-brush snapped and the assembly came out with bolt 22. A little plastic tab on the bracket pushes up into a slot in the receiver to hold the brush assembly in place in order for the bolt to be held firm enough to release the trigger-safety mechanism.
It also keeps the bolt from sliding down the ramp resulting in a dry fire. That’s great, and when it’s in place, works great, but without that assembly in place, the bolt does not sit firm and there is not enough tension on the trigger assembly to release the safety.
So, my crossbow sits in the attic while I await a new assembly to arrive. I called Barnett, the woman who answered stated that they would send an assembly free of charge but that it would take a number of weeks since they have moved their warehouse from Illinois to Florida (kudos on that move, for sure) and are not currently set up to ship.
I have yet to receive an e-mail confirmation of the order, but she did provide an order number. I will be more than happy to amend this review once the part comes in and the crossbow functions without failure for an ordinary period of time.
Again, it appears to be an accurate beast at an unbeatable price when it functions, But until then, it sits idle (useless) and that means a 1-star review for the time-being.
I’ve been hunting most of my life, and hunting with a crossbow for about the last 8 years. I have a Mission (Mathews) crossbow and purchased this Barnett Stalker for my 18 year old to hunt with. After shooting this crossbow well over a hundred times over the last 3 days, I am ready to give a review.
Pros: Out of the box, this is a nice looking crossbow. It comes with a scope, two bolts, two practice tips, and a quiver. The price was exactly where I wanted it to be. It claims to launch a bolt down range at 380 fps but you’ll have to read the fine print if you intend to achieve that speed.
I didn’t shoot it through a chrony, but it is substantially faster than my Mission (shooting only 320 fps or slightly less) so I was excited about its speed. It’s fairly quiet, but still loud enough that a longer shot would be susceptible to having a deer crouch to run before the bolt arrives.
I also loved how easily the stock can be adjusted. Barnett uses the same design as a typical AR-15 adjustable stock. Cons: The quiver mounts awkwardly on the crossbow. It has slots for 3 bolts, but if you put 3 bolts in there, you don’t have room to put our hand on the trigger because the shaft nearly touches the body of the crossbow.
This is likely why the crossbow only comes with two bolts. It is a very bad design. Barnett has been in the crossbow business too long to have a poor design like this. The scope is a decent scope, but it is a fixed 4 power with an adjustable focus on the eye piece.
It was pretty much dead-on at 20 yards right out the box, but be aware that the scope is a crossbow scope that is in no way matched to this crossbow. I assumed each line would represent 10-yard increments, but after nearly 30 shots trying to make adjustments to it for 20, 30, and 40 yards to get things sync’d up, I found myself frustrated because nothing worked.
What I finally did was set the center line at 20 yards, then dropped to the second line and adjusted the target distance until the second line hit the mark. It ended up being at exactly 35 yards, meaning that the scope drop compensation was perfect in 15 yard increments.
I backed the target up to 50 yards and sure enough, the third line was dead on. Great that I nailed down the pattern – but it stinks that I have to “guess” where the impact point will be when the deer is standing broadside at 26 or 27 yards.
The difference between the 20 yard zero and the impact point at 27 yards was about 4 inches. Not a huge difference, but I am a stickler for knowing the exact impact point when I pull the trigger, and now I am leaving it up to an 18 year old novice hunter to be able to adjust the aim point when the target is “somewhere between the lines”.
In summary, I think this crossbow is decent for the price. I think the engineer in charge of the quiver design should be fired, and I think that Barnett should have either found a scope that was better matched to this particular crossbow and the bolts they provided, or at least used a scope that allows the shooter to adjust the scope settings to compensate for the speed of the crossbow (like Mathews did with my crossbow).
Most likely, I will purchase a scope that is a better match. There’s not much I can do with the quiver design except maybe suggest to Barnett that they go back to the drawing board on that one.
This is a great crossbow. I love all the features. I added a removeable bipod and love that it mounted right to the crossbow’s bottom mounting rail (nice for some target shooting and while working on the crossbow).
Very accurate and powerful. I had to up my target bag to a 650fps bag. It was driving my bolts right through my 450fps target bag and several inches through the 3/4″ stall mat back stop!!!!!! I have a few small issues.
The serving was not tied well and has separated. I had to move the space to one end and fill the space with some black fishing line (saw this hack online). Worked ok but is still not as tight as I would like.
I will mostly need to get it retied in the near future. The crank works great but mine makes some creaking noses during cranking. Made me nervous at first, wondering if it might break. Seems fine but it is not quiet like some other cranks (not bad for the price I guess).
The cranks progress lock system, clicks constantly (while cranking) so if using the lock, preloading is very noisy (don’t forget to load early if hunting).
The quietest compact hunting crossbow ever produced, the Siege RS410 provides shooters an unmistakable feel of comfort while delivering devastating speed with same-hole accuracy at 410 feet-per-second with the INCLUDED EVO-X CenterPunch16 carbon arrow.
Measuring just 26. 5 inches long and 7. 5-inches wide, it also features the ACUslide SILENT cocking and SAFE de-cocking system and the industry’s best 3. 5-pound, two-stage trigger. Features: 410 FPS 220-lb.
draw weight 13. 5″ power stroke 7. 5″ axle-to-axle cocked, 12. 3″ uncocked ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system Micro-Trac Includes Rangemaster Pro scope, (6) 16″ EVO-X arrows, and tech quiver 26. 5″l.
Determining the overall rating for the new Siege RS410, proved harder than expected. The great aspects of the product are that the design of the bow and the ability to put arrows accurately on target is excellent, but I’ve encountered a number of issues that could have the potential to impact or ruin your hunt.
The cocking/de-cocking mechanism design/function, safety features, trigger, and accuracy are outstanding. The balance and ability to point and steady the bow for the shot is great. Not so great and an issue that may directly impact the success of your hunt is related to length of pull and eye relief issues with the scope.
I am a medium statured individual (5’7″) and even after installing all of the provided stock spacers and moving the scope as far forward as possible in the mounts there is still an issue with eye relief and reliably acquiring the scope.
My larger statured hunting buddies can’t use the scope if the butt is in contact with their shoulder. Frustrating issues that shouldn’t occur based on price of item: 1. Within three days of bringing the bow home the locking lever for the quiver (along with the bolt and nut) went missing.
The pro-shop where I purchased the bow mentioned they had seen the problem on multiple occasions and allowed me to swap components from a quiver kit on the shelf. Kudo’s to them for their customer service mindset and eliminating the lost time to chase down the issue directly with the manufacturer.
2. In using the cocking handle my thumb has gotten caught/pinched multiple times between the “T” handle and lever arm. In one instance it took a lot of wrangling to free my hand resulting in a bruised/sore thumb.
3. At some point the the cocking handle will fall out of the storage recess on the bow stock. I carry mine on my person to make sure that it will always be there when I need it. 4. Per other reviews I’ve read one of the two ball catches that lock the handle in the stock when using the cocking handle fell out less than a week after purchasing the bow.
The handle still locks with only one ball catch. Hopefully the other one does not come out. A commendable start Tenpoint, but there are some issues that need to be addressed.
I bought this crossbow to use for myself and for my grandson to use. My grandson is 14 and this is his first year to hunt deer. I am not able to draw a compound bow anymore and my grandson was just not able to be consistently accurate with his.
I studied many reviews and narrowed my search to Ten Point products. The Siege fit my criteria for safety, speed, and accuracy. After sighting in the scope, everyone that picked this crossbow up was able hit the bullseye at 20 yards.
Even my 8-year-old grandson, that has never shot anything but a nerf gun, hit the bullseye on every shot. There were a couple things we learned to pass on. First, make sure you are shooting at a target that can stop a bolt at 415 FPS.
We first used a target for a compound bow backed by a 16″ foam billet. It shot clear through both and found the bolt under the grass 10 yards behind the target. It was hard on the fletching going through all that.
I bought a 470 FPS target that stops the bolt unless you hit a spot that already has been hit. Then it sinks into the target up to the knock and the target is deeper than the 16″ bolt so it does not stick out the back.
This target was expensive and is heavy. Shooting at 40 yards solves the problem. I do not know what you can use for a target for the crossbows that shoot over 500 FPS but you should study that issue before you buy one and do not have a target to stop the bolt.
We found the scope proved accurate at all the yardage dots after it was first set up at 20 yards. However, I have trouble holding the bow steady to fire at that distance freehand and I used a BOG tripod to test at that distance.
The only issue we had was that the scope caps suck. We accidently bumped an open rear cap after the first shot and the cap broke off at the hinge. We use it without the caps. The replacement caps available on the web site look to be the same OE caps.
Why mess with it when the replacements are no better? Seems like cheap c**p on such a high-quality crossbow and an easy fix to replace with a quality set especially when the reviews have shown this as a consistent problem.
Maybe they are working on this by now. Don’t get me wrong, we love this crossbow and, if the only complaint is cheap scope caps, I still can’t see how any other crossbow could perform better for our use.
After waiting for many years, I finally jumped into the crossbow game. This is my first crossbow and I was hoping to buy once / cry once given the costs of these things. I am 52 years old and after years of using a regular compound bow, I found the issues with my shoulder and eyesight made it where I owed it to the animals I hunt and to myself to move into a crossbow.
I researched for quite some time before finally deciding that this was probably the best bang for my dollars. The most critical feature to me was the ability to de-cock the crossbow without having to shoot it.
I have witnessed first hand my buddies have to carry a small target in the truck just to be able to fire a cocked crossbow. I also did not like the idea of pulling up or lowering a cocked crossbow (even with no arrow in it) while in a treestand.
I really wanted to see this crossbow before purchase, but I could not find one anywhere in the State of Georgia to go see in person. My nearest Tenpoint dealer was 50 miles away and when I talked to him on the phone he said that these crossbows are impossible to get.
So reluctantly, I ordered it sight unseen from another TenPoint dealer out of state. So when my RS410 arrived, I immediately went to shooting it but I had difficulty getting it sighted in. My first shot completely missed the target and I destroyed the first bolt even at a distance of only 10 yards.
It was not sighted in even close. After multiple shots that seemed to have no grouping, I finally discovered the problem was a horrible mounting job of the scope. The screws in the rings were tightened all the way down on one side and the screws were loose in the other side.
The scope was loose in the rings. After remounting the scope, using some loctite, and a torque wrench, I got the scope properly mounted and sighted in. This solved the issues. But then, I was sighted at 20 yards but could not get the scope dialed in at the 30 and 40 yard marks.
After watching some videos, I figured out that my RS410 was shooting much faster than 410fps and this issue, while a good problem to have, could not be corrected. I was told by multiple people that I needed to replace the factory scope with a scope that had more speed adjustment in it.
Instead, I tried a different approach by switching my field points from 100grs to 125grs to slow the bolt down. I wanted to be shooting a heavier arrow anyway. This slowed the arrow down to exactly 425fps and I was able to set the scope dialed in at 425fps (the highest it will go).
This fixed everything and I am shooting tight groups at 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards just by using the holdover points in the scope and they are dead on. I also think the arrows fly better with 125grs because I can consistently put them in the same hole in the target as the previous shot.
Now that I have everything dialed in and adjusted, I absolutely love this crossbow and do not regret my purchase at all. Everyone I hunt with said I needed to get mechanical broad heads for hunting. But after seeing some of their issues with mechanical broad heads and the costs, I decided that shot placement is way more important than the broad head itself and I just don’t need a broad head that opens to 2″ that is prone to not opening or the increased cost.
I wanted to keep it simple. After much research, I decided to go with Muzzy 3 blade Trocar 125gr broadheads for hunting. My only complaint so far with this crossbow is the fact that you have to use the Tenpoint arrows / nocks and they are just too expensive especially when the bolts go straight through an archery target and embed themselves so deep that you destroy the vanes trying to get it out.
I have purchased several new archery targets now, but just not found the right target for these bolts. The power of this crossbow is absolutely incredible. I have to say that I am once again excited about archery season as the crossbow gives me a new level of confidence and precision that I had lost with my compound bow as I have gotten older and the ability to look through a scope instead of a peep sight is just night and day difference.
Would I buy the Siege RS410 again if I had it to do over? Absolutely, I am convinced I made the right choice.
You already know about the overwhelming success of the Hoochie MAMA at producing perfect cow elk calls. Well, now with the Baby Hoochie you can create perfect calf elk calls. It is a well known fact that bull elk readily respond to cows and calves.
Often times a bull will respond aggressively to calf calls or a combo of calf and cow calls. When used in combination with the Hoochie MAMA you can create your own herd talk that even the hardest to call bulls will find hard to resist.
I’ve been looking for a call that I can make different noises with to sound realistic and this one has been the best one so far. Called in 5 bull elk this fall with it and was talking to a cow elk while a bull was 50 yards away in the dark for 20 minutes.
The variability of sounds you can make with it cause it to sound realistic to the elk.
Had a very tough elk season. The two encounters I had with elk, it was the Baby Hoochie Mama that got their attention. I had jumped some cows. Initially used the original Hoochie Mama to calm them down, but wasn’t until I used the Baby that they turned and started coming back in.
After being winded, I proceeded to keep using the Baby Hoochie mama through the trees and had a decent 6×6 come into the call. Also worked effectively with Hoochie mama to get a big herd bull to respond.
I use a lot of Primos calls for elk but this one is my least favorite for the simple fact that everyone has one and they all sound the same. Elk have voices, just as people do, keep that in mind. The first couple times I used it when it was released a few years ago, I thought it was great.
I think as the season wears on, elk grow accustomed to the sound because it never changes. I suggest, if you do purchase one, using it minimally or in conjunction with other calls. Pick up a couple different Primos mouth calls and practice as much as possible before the season starts to learn how to change the tones and pitches.
Watch videos of elk and really pay attention to the cow calls. They’re all different and each cow has her own “voice”.
The Assassin 400 TD crossbow features Quick-Loc technology take-down system, a completely silent integrated charger crank, rifle-grade 2 stage trigger and anti-dry fire. But what makes the Assassin stand out are the new high-output express limbs with armor tips giving the Assassin 400 TD the narrowest profile of the entire Assassin family, while still hitting arrow speeds up to 400FPS.
Package includes Tact-100 scope, premium Black Eagle Pro-flight arrows, a 4-arrow quiver and the Tru-Fit stock for infinite adjustments. Also comes with Explore case for convenient storage and effortless compact transportation.
The sleek Amped 425 with Silent Crank generates an incredible amount of power while staying compact and maneuverable. Measuring only 12″ axle-to-axle when cocked, it delivers speeds of up to 425 feet per second and includes features a folding stirrup and silent cranking device.
Full-bearing cam system yields smooth transfer of energy. 12″ cocked 15. 75″ uncocked. Ball bearing retention spring keeps bolts in place. CNC-machined aluminum rails and cams for durability. Folding stirrup and fully adjustable stock for comfort and proper alignment.
Full accessory package: 4×32 illuminated scope, (3) 20″. 003 arrows, Parallel quiver, Silent cranking device and Rail lube.
This is my first crossbow so I don’t have anything to compare it to but I can say I was honestly shocked at how powerful and accurate it is. I have not purchased a target block yet and was taking single shots at a homemade target made of thick layers of cardboard propped against the bank of a dirt road.
Once I had the scope dialed in I consistantly hit bullseye at 30 yards and cut the same hole the majority of the time shooting from a rest. I was never more than 1/2″ off the original hole. I was shooting the field tips it came with and it easily pierced about 8″ of rigid cardboard and buried itself into the bank each time.
This is a very powerful crossbow! I do not believe there is an animal alive this crossbow cannot put down with the correct broadhead. It is quiet, accurate, powerful and deadly. The only cons I can see are that it is not exactly light nor is it the easiest thing to cock.
But again I have nothing to compare it with. It is very manageable however and once I got my technique down i was able to cock it quickly every time. If it is in your budget you may wish to consider purchasing the cocking device.
I am considering adding it but it would really be more of a luxury than a necessity. Overall this is an amazing crossbow for the price and i highly recommend it for anyone that has an itch to own one.
Easy to assemble. Make sure you have a high FPS target. I was sighting it in on my Morrell block target and the bolts went completely through it. Borrowed my neighbors Big Shot block that is rated for crossbows up to 450 FPS and the bolt would stick out about 10 on the backside.
Was easy to sight in. Started at 15yards and got it close and the moved to 20 in the top dot. 30 yards was right on the next dot. 40 I had to elevate the sight just above the bullseye without adjusting the scope.
The scope is OK but will replace it with a better one and put this one on my older Horton crossbow. Decocking the CenterPoint, have a target on hand to shoot into. Its impossible to grab the bow string in one hand and pull the trigger to let it down.
So after a hard year of stocking, hunting, snowshoeing into certain zones to locate game trails, setting up trail cameras, shed hunting etc. My less than a year old Centerpoint Amped 415 crossbow has been in for 2 warranty issues already!! ( shot about 100 times ) Scope windage dial unlodged itself after sighting it in 3 days before hunting season.
Leaving me with out a bow for opening day. It was covered under warranty yet took 4 weeks before getting the new scope. I couldn’t let that happen so I upgraded and bought a new scope to keep myself hunting!! Yesterday ( issue number 2 ) I shot an arrow to uncock my bow after a morning off hunting and the string came off the eye on the cams.
I right away jumped in my truck and ripped into Cabalas Abbotsford from Whistler to sort this out ASAP. I’m now being told that the left carbon limb is split and this is probably why my string came off / that I shouldn’t be shooting that bow anymore.
Covered under the 5 year warranty yet puts an end to my season as its really only starting. For to receive the new limbs will take at least 4 weeks!! I don’t yet have a PAL or any other means to get out hunting.
This is absolutely devastating! Thought Id share my review and reccomend to steer clear of the Centerpoint Amped 415 Crossbow. It shoots nice yet apparently of poor quality. Warranty putting an end to my season too is absolute HS!! In my opinion they should put a new bow in my hands and take their piece of xyz back!! Ohhh would anyone feel up to lending a crossbow to an absolute stranger so he could keep hunting? Its worth a shot.
Hunting remains a core tradition for Buck. The Frontiersman is a classic knife that performs without complaint today. The beautiful Black Micarta handle makes this a sleek addition to your hunting pack.
Buck has done a great job with this model 124. The length from the cross guard to the tip of the blade is 6 5/8″. The overall length is 11 5/8″. It weighs 13. 25 Oz. The surprise to me is the bulk of the handle.
It is 1″ wide and just a bit over 1″high. The micarta scales are beautifully polished to form virtually seamless unions with the highly polished guard, tang, rivets and pommel. My first impression was.
“This is to beautiful to use in the field. ” The blade is 1 5/16″ wide from the spine to the edge. It is 5/32″ thick from the guard to 1″ from the tip. It is actually a straight back knife although it appears to be a clip point.
There is a short bevel on both sides of the spine from the tip to about 1 1/2″. The tip is probably stronger than that of a true clip point. For my hand, the handle could be about 1/4″ narrower and about 1/2″ shorter, but it’s not bad.
It is also kind of slippery for dry hands. For moist hands or with a leather glove it would be fine. The sheath is very robust and well made. The leather is nearly 1/8″ thick. The seams are well stitched and the sheath opening is riveted on both sides.
The closure strap is well thought out. The forward edge of the strap is long enough to go around the handle to snap on the under side of the handle. This makes the back of the strap short enough to keep clear of the blade as it is moved in or out of the sheath.
I would have liked a hole or a short strap at the bottom of the sheath for a tie down cord, however the belt loop is riveted to the sheath at both the bottom and the top which will keep the sheath relatively stable while drawing the knife.
All in all, this is a well made, heavy duty knife which is up to any task consistent with it’s size and weight. The only question I have is wether to use it or only admire it.
The quality of this American made knife is awesome. You can feel it soon as you take it out of the box. It is very well balanced and very sharp from the factory. Slices through thin newspaper like a razor.
Fit and finish is excellent. You better get one soon because Buck is making a limited run of these knives and when they’re gone the price will increase big time. I’m a knife collector and I would put this knife against ones costing three times as much.
This is such an excellent knife. I had to buy two. One to keep nice and the other to use. This knife has a full tang. Pinned handguard, scales, and pommel caps. The blade came Pretty darn sharp with an even grind.
It is hallow ground. The leather Sheath is pretty nice. The only down side is the belt loop material is a little thin. Should have used 8-9oz leather instead of 5-6oz.
The BearX Trek 380 delivers top accuracy and speeds up to 380 FPS thanks to its long power stroke and 185-lb. draw weight. Durable crossbow is built for tough conditions, with high-quality components and a durable synthetic stock that features multiple grab points for easy handling in the field.
Plus, it’s decked out and ready for action with 4x32mm multi-crosshair scope, 3 carbon arrows with field points, 5-arrow quiver, cocking rope, rail lube, and string wax. 380 FPS 13. 25 power stroke 185-lb.
draw weight Durable synthetic stock with multiple grab locations. Foot stirrup for easy cocking. Picatinny-style scope mount rail. Anti-dry fire inhibitor. Dual string suppressor system.
Awesome crossbow! Very accurate and the scope they provide is super easy to sight in! Just made sure the scope is put on flush with the rail before tightening and make sure to tighten all your allen bolts that are on the bow because some were loose! Overall a great and amazing shooting crossbow and seems to be very durable! Nothing beats this deal and its from an amazing company that has been in the game forever! I was shooting this and hitting target pretty accurately at 65 yards after sighting in correctly! Great crossbow.
Very nice budget crossbow that will get the job done, accurate, not heavy at all and feels stable while aiming. Noise level isnt bad also you hear more of the bolt hitting the target then the bow. Definitely recommend this bow for anybody of all ages and experience.
A wonderful out of the box and ready to hunt crossbow package for a great value. This has everything you need to get started and hunting today. You have the heritage and warranty of BearX (Bear Archery, since 1933) behind this great crossbow.
The Paradox is a high-performance single cam system that shoots 330 feet per second delivering maximum performance at an incredible price in a maneuverable 32 axle-to-axle platform. The innovative riser and ShockWaves limb dampening device are designed to improve accuracy and reduce vibration with each shot.
The Paradox features Bear Archery Contraband string and cables ensuring legendary performance for seasons to come. With premium finishes and features of a compound bow that would cost hundreds more, the Paradox disrupts the price to performance ratio.
Ready to Hunt (RTH) bows come complete with a Trophy Ridge sight, rest, quiver, stabilizer, wrist sling, D-loop, and no tie peep sight.
While this is probably marketed as a beginner’s bow (and the only left handed option at the time I went bow shopping) it would probably be more accurately classified as a discount bow for the expert archer / bowsmith who loves having to maintain their bow closely and often.
The biggest problem I notice is with cam / bowstring alignment. My string has been fraying consistently on the sharp inner guide rail of the upper cam, due to being pulled too far off centre by the middle rail which pulls the string off centre for arrow clearance (forget the technical term).
I discovered that the hole into which this bowstring guide bar is (just below bow sight attachment) inserted is misaligned, and so in order to prevent dangerous fraying, you must only insert the string guide bar through the first of two holes, which reduces the angle, allowing less fraying at that top cam.
I am serious about the Allen keys also. Most screws come loose slowly over time, including the cam screws which secure that sharp top guide rail. if you hear any buzzing / vibration while shooting, be sure to check your screws before the bow blows up on you.
Additionally, the peep site is held in place by poorly tied factory knots. Better manufacturers leave these knots loose intentionally to allow for peep site positioning before being firmly secured. this is easily fixed by moving them into position, and then tying some proper knots with the correct fine string at the end of these slidable factory knots.
The bow sight adds no value to the bow in my opinion. the level of vibration that rattles through it with each shot made it impossible to cinch down tight enough to prevent it moving with each shot. I missed my first shot at a grouse because it had slipped almost completely out of its bracket, which it did after my second shot at said grouse.
So if you buy this, tighten everything down within reason, and think about upgrading your bowsight immediately. It does shoot fairly well. It is weighted nicely, and produces a repeatable flight with good technique.
Just look after it, especially if you don’t have a large budget for repairs. I may be needing a new string soon, which apparently is only available from specialty string-makers, not the manufacturer themselves.
To start, I’m an experienced bow hunter for over 45 years. I’ve bow hunted whitetail and elk for years. I started with a longbow, then recurve before moving on to compounds. Three years ago I had two complete shoulder replacements and a left rotator cuff surgery.
Not much left of the left rotator, so I was seeking a light bow with adjustable draw length and adjustable draw weights, the 70 lb. Hoyt no longer an option. I wasn’t ready to give up and go to the crossbow, and I wasn’t ready to stop bow hunting.
The last two years I used a Browning Micro Midas youth bow I had purchased for our son several years ago just to get by. I hadn’t been able to find a good option at my local pro shop, but found the Cruzer G2 at Cabela’s.
I tried it and a couple of other options they had. The Cruzer was by far the smoothest and easiest on my wasted shoulders. I’m still getting comfortable and fine tuning, but it was very well setup from the start and truly not a lot of adjusting.
If you’re in a similar shoulder situation and not ready to give up being a bow hunter, I would suggest you give this option a shot.
So I got this bow as a Christmas gift in 2020. I’ve been going to the range as often as time allows, and have been very happy with this bow. To be honest, up until then, I was more familiar with recurved, because when I was 13, I used one for Boy Scouts and the Archery Merit Badge.
But this compound bow was a pleasant surprise come Christmas Day. Definitely a solid bow to get back into archery with, and even when my sights haven’t been properly adjusted, my grouping seems to be fairly consistent.
I have hardly any issues with the whisker biscuit, but it’s a little too bright orange for my taste. That and it looks like it won’t last too much longer, especially as often as I’m going to the range.
Hoping to invest in a recurve sometime, so I can practice with both, but the overall experience I’ve had with this bow has been great, and it’s definitely good for someone who’s just starting archery, or someone like me who hasn’t done it for years, but wanted to get back into it.
My only complaint is that the technique involved with using a compound bow is quite unfamiliar to me, but I know that’s not just specific to this bow. In fact, I’ll probably get better at that as I use it.
Peep sights kind of are difficult for me to use, since I need to wear glasses for my near-sighted vision, and every so often I find myself taking my glasses off at the range. Not sure I’d have that problem with a recurve, but this compound bow is hands-down a blast to use, even with some of its difficulties and maintenance.
The Excalibur Mag 340 delivers reliability and performance at an excellent price point. With Gen-2 compact limb technology, it makes things easy to transport easily. Includes industry leading Guardian anti-dry fire, full sound suppression with air brakes pre-installed and an aluminum rail for a light weight and accurate shooting platform.
On top of all that, the crossbow is capable of 340 fps, has a draw weight of 270 pounds and an overall carry weights of 5. 5 lbs.
This crossbow has many excellent features sought by most hunters. For a traditional style bow it is compact yet reliable due to its simple design. The accuracy is excellent and with the built in silent crank system its a dream to load and shoot.
This bow provides sufficient speed for any game in North America and the take down system with the included case makes for easy travel. The bow is easily decocked using the built in crank, so no more need to fire at the end of the day.
I love the simplicity of this crossbow and that should you ever have an issue you can fix most problems on your own; which is a big consideration should you be going on a big trip or hunt in a remote area.
Good luck fixing a hi tech cam bow on your own! The new high output express limbs should go a long way to ensuring that you have zero problems for a long time. A great crossbow thats worth a few extra dollars.
Just picked this up and shot 20 yards as instructed and adjusted the scope accordingly. It was pretty close out of the box. I then went to 50 using the correct triangle in the reticle and had to make a minor adjustment.
I then switched over to the Rage 100 grain Trypan Crossbow broad head and adjusted accordingly for elevation and windage as they do not fly the same as a fieldpolnt. I strongly recommend that you do your final sighting with an actual broadhead if you plan on hunting as this is the only ethical way to ensure your arrow is on.
Yes you end up loosing one broadhead from your pkg, but you still have 2 new ones that are assured of making a clean kill. This bow and scope pkg. is top notch and for this price point, it is hard to find a better shooting bow On another note, the Cabelas salesman was very informative and helpful.
This product appears to be of good quality as far as manufacturing and probable durability in field usage. Factory packaging is very good. The call I received was not as loud as the two other original cans that I own.
The only reason I bought this call was to reach out farther so I am disappointed. The duration of the bleat may be longer but is not significantly longer than my original cans. I intended to use this call on bobcats and coyotes as much as deer.
I called up 2 bobcats in the last 3 years of hunting deer in the mountains of West Virginia by bleating 2 or 3 times at 15 minute intervals. I may return this call to Primos because it is not typical of the many other products from Primos that I use.
Straight out of the package, it is Not making any noise when you flip it with you finger on the hole, it also acts like it wants to get stuck when it is trying to slide down after you flip it. Extremely slow and sometimes gets stuck.
Which causes it to not make any noise. I would be happy to swap or send it in for you guys to look at!.
I like this bleat. It has a realistic sound and I added it to my arsenal. But here’s the thing we hunters all need to understand. You can rattle like Levi Morgan, grunt like Michael Waddell and bleat like Wilbur Primos.
But if there aren’t deer in the area to hear it, they’re not coming in. After years of great success in these same areas I’ve hunted, this year, nothing seemed to work and I’m just chalking it up to a bad year.
The Wicked Ridge RDX 400 hunting crossbow is a perfectly balanced reverse-draw crossbow measuring only 9-inches wide and shooting up to 400 FPS. It features a perfectly balanced reverse-draw bow assembly that utilizes the full 15.
5-inches of power-stroke and our Reaper Cam System that together deliver consistent down-range accuracy and lightning speeds up to 400 FPS. Our Made-In-America Wicked Ridge hunting crossbows are focused on speed-to-price ratio, and, pound-for-pound, dollar-for-dollar, you will not find a better value-priced hunting crossbow on the market today.
The Wicked Ridge RDX 400 hunting crossbow includes a complete package with a cocking device and an Integrated String Stop System.
As a “gun guy” living in a state that only allows bow hunting for the majority of the deer season isn’t my favorite thing. After spending some time in the blinds with a regular compound bow I eventually went out on a hunt with a friend who brought along a crossbow.
I have never used a crossbow before and was instantly jealous of how agile and easy his life was in the blind, compared to my experience with a bulky full size compound bow. I decided to take a risk on something I didn’t know and picked up an Invader crossbow.
Wow. I should’ve done this a long time ago. First even. After taking about three shots out of the box at 20yards I made a couple adjustments to the sights, the bow was almost instantly ready to go. After seeing this my non hunter wife wanted to join in for some fun.
She was immediately able to hit 4” groups from 40yards HER FIRST TIME EVER SHOOTING A BOW! She was won over right away, and also loves that with acudraw she can pull back the string effortlessly, unlike my regular compound bow.
10/10 would recommend. I should’ve bought this bow before my compound bow.
So far so good. Sighted in the scope and it works very well. Shot 1 inch groups at 30 yards no problem. I did not use the aluminum arrows. I bought the carbon arrows and used 125 grain practice tips on them.
The heavier the better. I would say around 425 to 480 grain total arrow weight is good. This also prevents stress on the limbs. Lighter arrows and heads will make it shoot faster but then you may where out the string and limbs faster.
350 to 370 FPS is fast enough with a heavier bolt. Going hunting with it this season. I’m sure it will do very well. It is very accurate and fast. the scope is very good in my opinion. Green and Red to choose from or just keep the light off and use the black dots.
I got the Wicked Ridge Zipper Bag and the Wicked Ridge Sling from From Sportsmans Warehouse also. You will want to purchase some string wax and rail lube as well. Maybe some lube for the safety, trigger and pullies as well.
Keep it lubed, waxed and clean. It should last a while. I have heard stories of people breaking strings and limbs etc. Always use alpha nocks and keep it lubed and clean and waxed and you should not have any issues.
Shoot heavier bolts to save your limbs and stings. that is the biggest issue that is not realized about crossbows. You need to have resistance to reduce vibrations after the shot and the heavy bolts will lessen the vibration and stress.
Also the tenpoint vibration supressor kit as well. put the rubber pieces on the limbs to reduce vibrations even more. All in All a Very nice crossbow without breaking the bank and you can hang with the big boys with this bow.
High-grade carbon for serious sportsmen. Made in USA for backcountry hunting. Ultralight and ultra-sharp one tool solution for hunters that want to be able to field dress an entire elk or deer without the need to sharpen.
Super-premium S35VN stainless steel for superior edge retention with textured G10 removable handles, 1. 8 ounces.
The Wicked Ridge NXT 400 Crossbow sets a new standard in crossbows with a lightweight, compact design that measures in at just 6 inch axle-to-axle when cocked. Built right here in the United States and features high-quality components like a T5 trigger with smooth 3.
5-lb. pull and Wicked Ridge’s Vector Quad cable technology that eliminates cam lean and gives you better downrange accuracy. Plus, it even comes equipped with a built-in ACUdraw cocking devices that makes loading your crossbow easier than ever.
Includes accessory package with pre-sighted Pro-View scope, (3) Pro Elite 400 arrows, and quiver. Shoots arrows up to 400 FPS 142 ft-lbs. kinetic energy 6 inch axle-to-axle when cocked, 11. 3 inch uncocked 200-lb.
draw weight Pro-View Scope with multi-coated glass and lighted aiming points T5 trigger delivers a crisp 3. 5-pound trigger pull ACUDRAW cocking devices draws your crossbow accurately with just 5-pounds of effort Vector Quad cable technology ensures straight arrow flight for match-grade accuracy Includes accessory package with pre-sighted Pro-View scope, (3) Pro Elite 400 arrows, and quiver Made in the USA Order today!.
First of all TenPoint thank you. I owned my previous TenPoint Titan crossbow for 22 years and today it sits in the hands of a excited 12 year old hunting for his first year. I donated it to him as I definitely got my monies worth out of it.
With that Titan looking like new after all these years I knew there was no other manufacture choice. 13 years ago when I made that same trip to have the strings changed they said to me ” Hey, if you don’t mind we will change the stock for you for free! There are some stocks that have some small cracks and we don’t want you to experience that” Talk about great proactive customer service!!! After a 1.
5 hour trip to TenPoint in Mogadore Ohio today 8/22 I now have a Wicked Ridge NXT 400 sitting in my hands and I know it will last me another 22 years. Yikes. that will make me 72 years old! I only shot it today 6 times and had to adjust the scope two clicks.
It held within 2″ of center from 20-50 yards. very impressive! Quality is great and I’m excited for the season to start. Get your hands on a TenPoint/Wicked Ridge and I’m telling you from experience you’ll be happy.
So far I love the NXT400. I have 3 deer killed so far with this crossbow. One deer I killed on my first day out with it. I sighted in the bow in morning hunted the same afternoon and came out with a deer.
If I had to critique anything it would be that the scope really needs to be upgraded. I have it maxed out on the lowest adjustment and really needs to go a little more but not much. Also I think this scope could be calibrated much closer for such high speeds at 40yds and above.
However, I’m able to get on target with it. The second issue is the little keeper for the cocking sled doesn’t hold really well and moves making noise while hunting, walking, or carrying. I’ve owned many crossbows and this one is my favorite.
Definitely would recommend to everyone. You will not be disappointed unless you’re just a person who can’t be satisfied. This bow is awesome. Make these few upgrades and it’s perfect! As of now a deer is in big trouble around this wicked ridge NXT400.
On another note I’m not real fond of the illuminated nocks. All three deer I killed so far had a light malfunction after the impact. In flight they are beautiful. After impact they were either turned off or gone.
That needs work going forward. I’m very satisfied with my purchase you will be to!.
The new R29 is an incredible 5. 5 inches shorter than the R20 and still delivers arrows at 430 FPS with a punishing 164-foot pounds of kinetic energy. Featuring a 12. 5 inches power stroke, the Ravin R29 measures 29 inches in length and weighs 6.
75 pounds. The Ravin R29 maintains its sleek design with an incredible axle-to-axle with of a mere 6 inches when fully-drawn. The R29 is available in the new Predator Dusk Camo.
I purchased the R29x Sniper on 9/18/2020. The crossbow shoots very fast and accurate. On 10/23/2020 the cable snapped while my 8 year old was shooting it. The limbs shattered, scared us both, luckily he wasn’t injured.
This crossbow costs $3000 and barely lasted 30 days. I was told by the dealer at the time of purchase that Ravin has the best customer service in the business. I challenge anybody to try and contact Ravin customer service prior to making a purchase.
The number takes you to a recording and asks that you email customer service because if you leave a voicemail, they might not be able to help you in a timely manner because they are so backed up. Also, the bow shop has been waiting on replacement parts for over 2 weeks.
I basically missed bow season because I chose to buy a Ravin R29x for $3000. I do not recommend this product or company.
The R10 is a fantastic crossbow! To call it an entry level crossbow just doesn’t fit. Laser accurate, up to 410 fps, reliable, lightweight, well balanced and a great trigger. Speed and power for any big game.
An entry level bow is just not a good description. It doesn’t fit. The R10 has put down numerous deer like a death ray! Can’t say enough good things about it!.
I used my Ravin R26 crossbow with Ravin aluminum expanding broadheads during the 2020 Illinois deer bow season. The practice sessions prior to hunting proved the crossbow to be extremely accurate at ranges of 50 yards plus.
I harvested a nice 8 point Whitetail using this combination. The power of the crossbow combined with the Ravin broadheads did the job with a complete pass through, causing the deer to expire within 30 yards.
The blood trail was easy to follow and left large deposits of blood from point of impact to the location of the deer. I am well pleased with the crossbow and have no cons to add to this review. A satisfied 76 year young bow hunter.
Centerpoint “Wrath 430 Bullpup Compound Crossbow New for 2021! The all-new CenterPoint Wrath 430 is the most revolutionary crossbow CenterPoint has ever created. The reverse-draw, bullpup design pushes arrows downrange at an astounding 430 fps and delivers up to 164 fps on impact.
This design allows the bow to be extremely compact at just over 28-inches long and a mere 9-inches when fully cocked. The Wrath 430 delivers on the known deadly hunting performance from CenterPoint.
They can run but they can’t hide – the Meat Seeker will find them every time. This devastatingly sharp broadhead produces a 2″ cutting diameter and 3. 09″ cutting surface area. The Meat Seeker deploys on contact with Piston Action and features newly designed extremely sharp blades.
Two years ago, I purchased these broadheads believing that the penetration would be superior. Halloween morning, I had a very wide, thick tined michigan 8 point come strolling at 10 yards. I drew back, took my time, and placed my shot exactly where I wanted it.
THWAP! The loudest arrow contact I had ever heard. The deer dropped, but appeared spined. The shot was downward but I couldnt have placed it much better. I grabbed my second arrow and in the process dropped my quiver so this was my last shot.
An even better angle this time, I aim for the lungs and again, THWAP! 10 yards away, broadside, right on the money: zero penetration. The deer crawled into the thicket and I gave it a lot of time before getting down or looking for it.
Lots of blood, but no deer. Looked and tracked for hours. No deer. These broadheads got absolutely no penetration into the target. It was truly amazing. My experience with them was absolutely awful and put me off of deer hunting ever since.
The SA Sports Empire Terminator Recon Crossbow is an economical choice for the avid outdoorsman. It is created from super durable materials that are designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability in the field.
The SA Sports Crossbow is an excellent all-weather option that can be used throughout the year. Included with the main body you will also find an attached scope for zooming in on your prey, as well as convenient bolt storage on the front so you don’t need a quiver.
This hunting crossbow comes in a sleek, all-black design that helps to reduce visibility and keep you hidden from your target.
This was my first crossbow purchase. After reading reviews for the past month or so I decided to purchase this particular bow. I chose this bow over the fever because the Fps is higher than the fever and I believe the power stroke is slightly longer than the fever.
Has a beginner crossbow I have found this to be an exceptional bow due to ease of use and repairs can be handled at home if you care to tackle this in the event of a breakage. The optic is pretty decent has a freebie but will be upgraded has fast as possible not the best but better then nothing or a lesser quality optic.
Shooting it at 60 feet I find it to be pretty accurate with 125 grain carbon bolts. After getting comfortable with the operation of the crossbow and familiarization of the optic I have been able to “Robin Hood” a bolt.
Unsure of the Fps due to not having a chronograph. Trigger is perfect for me not gritty and a great weight. I prefer heavy triggers and double action triggers with pistols and rifles. There are better options but if you are just getting started and unsure if crossbow hunting is something you want to try this one should not be over looked.
Price is perfect for a low risk introduction into archery.
I bought this crossbow for my 10 yo son because of the stock. We have two SA sports fever crossbows that we have killed deer with. To me I like the fever better but the terminator is a good crossbow.
You will first need to trash the bolts that come with it. I had a local archery shop cut some carbon bolts down to 16″ with fixed broad heads. Second for the terminator you will probably need another scope.
I had a problem getting the terminator sighted in. It would not go low enough, still shooting 4″ high. I have a red dot on it now but ordered a scope from another site. don’t worry about the speed it will do the job as long as you practice and make a good shot.
don’t try to shoot over 35 yds. i should mention that the terminator seems like it has a little more power than the fever. also ours did not have the fore grip in the package. it says on the package that it should be included but it wasn’t.
The crossbow is great; small, extremely light, powerful and accurate. The small size makes it perfect for getting through the brush. Having nothing bad to say about the bow itself, I must say that the accessories are a detraction rather than a asset.
The bolts fall out of the quiver when you shoot it. there is a much sturdier 6 bolt quiver made by M*****g for $16 (who, I actually believe, is also the manufacturer of this bow). Also, the scope has very poor relief, and when you do find the sweet spot, the peripheral is distorted.
I replaced it with a very satisfactory 4X32 that’s distributed by H****n for $27 shipped. If you can get the Crossbow bare, without the package, I would recommend it.
Including the type of elk, the terrain, and the hunter’s personal preferences. In general, however, a short action caliber is likely to be more effective for elk hunting than a long action caliber. Short action calibers tend to be more accurate and have less recoil, making them easier to shoot accurately.
They also tend to be lighter and easier to carry, which can be important when hunting in rugged terrain.