Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Crossbow Hunting (Not PSE)


Reply

New to this

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 250
New to this

I just got a horton explorer Xl 150 at auction fr $75. It needed some love but cleaned up well. I have never hunted archery because of a bad shoulder. is this a good entry crossbow?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-05-2012, 10:57 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Troy S.C.
Posts: 137
Re: New to this

All I know of Horton is that a buddy ordered one a few years back. It advertised a 330f/p/s rating. Upon arrival it only shot 285f/p/s. We sent it back! never gave it a chance to see how accurate it was....but for $75.00...hey that price is good....And I,ve killed MANY whitetails at way less than 285f/p/s!!!!So all & all you most likely got your moneys worth...GOOD LUCK HUNTIN'!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 250
Re: New to this

Thank you
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-06-2012, 05:57 PM
MHO MHO is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 581
Re: New to this

For $ 75.00, I think you did just fine.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-07-2012, 06:16 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 250
Re: New to this

I had to do corrosion control on the h/w and I removed the trigger assy to do the same. Nothing major. I did contact horton for a parts list on the sighting system and got it. I looks like I may be turkey hunting with it this year because I may need neck surgery. So this is all working out well. I do think I will get a better one in a yr. or two. and keep this one for my daughter. She is three and has to be in the middle of any game cleaning when I bring home deer and ducks. Very involved allready.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-12-2012, 10:21 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Troy S.C.
Posts: 137
Re: New to this

Good for you to give to daughter... I have a 5 yr old grandson who has been hunting with me since he was 3 yrs old. At 4 yrs old I started letting him take his RydRyder BB Gun and now you can"t tell him nothin!!! LOL....Get her in the woods and then they'll stay off the streets and in the woods instead!!! GREAT JOB!!!! DAD...what this world needs is more DADS!!!! That's why my grandson is always with me!!! His "dad" ain't worth nothin!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-16-2012, 07:28 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 250
Re: New to this

She asked me to go hunting just the other day. Who am I to say no to that? So we are goin this weekend. Takin my first gun, a 410 and we'll go get some small game that is season.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do You Shoot Rifle Competition?
YES - 33.51%
767 Votes
NO - 66.49%
1,522 Vote
Total Votes: 2,289
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC