Re: Need help with a new Crossbow purchase
Out of those 2 bows you mentioned it's the bow tech for sure. I don't trust barnett bows yet. Some people say they are great and a lot say different.
I have a Excalibur 405 matrix and a Scorpyd slp 165 and I love both. I only wish my slp was like the newer models in that they are smaller and lighter. Mine may go by by soon to fund a new Orion 160.
There are a lot of good bows out there and Excalibur is one as is scorpyd. But you are going to pay way more than the 2 bows you mentioned. So take that into consideration before you get too excited about a bow.
Go over to archerytalkforums and go into the crossbow section and read for a month or two. I have to say that most are biased towards the bow they own. Present company included!
But do research and you really need to shoot a bow for yourself before you buy, especially if it's your first. Excalibur is a fantastic bow but it is very loud. Almost firecracker loud but you do get used to it. Compounds are way easier to draw back and much quieter and this is fact. Excaliber has the ruggedness and is so easy to do what ever you need to do to the bow. Change a string especially in the field is a 1 minute procedure. Even though scorpyd is a compound bow to change their string is also pretty darn easy too.
But please go shoot the bows if you can.
Good luck and enjoy