Discussion in 'Crossbow Hunting (Not PSE)' started by tommyc279, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. tommyc279

    tommyc279 Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    I am looking at buying either a Scorpyd, tac 15, or the new Horton fury. I would really like as much advise as I can get. I was a firefighter but got injured now I have a back fusion and the docs say bow hunting is off the list for a while. I want something extremely accurate, fast, and let's face it cool! Thank you for your help and if there is another bow I didn't mention but fits the bill let me know.
  2. SLOAN

    SLOAN Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Excalibur the 4+4 of crossbows. I have one i would let go for 500.00 you pay shiping an insurance...SLOANgun)

  3. dads300winmag

    dads300winmag Active Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    I would look at the Parker Concorde Crossbow with the Quick Draw System the automatic cocking crossbow. The Concorde redefines the modern hunting crossbow with push-button ease of operation and 300+ feet per second performance. i had a chance to play with my cousins and it shot grate for what he was doing,He also has a back injury and he loves the fact that with a push of a button it cock's and uncock's in seconds

  4. 2Bears

    2Bears Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    go with the Skorpyd 165 ! nothing else compares!.....mine shoots 2" groups at 100yds , 450 fps
  5. wadevb1

    wadevb1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    I have the Scorpyd Telson 130 on order. I shot one in the shop a few days ago and it was an awesome machine. Reverse limbs require a little more pulling so that should be a consideration for you injury. What they say about reverse limbs is true; smooth, quiet and accurate. 380 fps with the 130 is more than enough for me.

    The PSE tac line is an awesome machine, plus the crank will aid you in loading. If it fits your budget, why not?

    I sold my BT Strykeforce. It was an engineering marvel, but the trigger was harsh and the balance wasn't what I was looking for.
  6. djtjr

    djtjr Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    Scorpyds are top notch really an amazing bow. Look on any dedicated xbow forum and they are always at the top of the pile.
  7. bulkness

    bulkness Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2010
    I have a Scorpyd 165 and it is very fast. I shoot a 425 gr arrow at 405 fps through a chronograph. This xbow does not have a dry Fire safety. If fired without an arrow it will be damaged.
  8. nratom

    nratom Member

    Mar 17, 2012
    What about the cost of replacement strings/cables on the Scorpyd vs Horton Fury?
  9. jon.henry755

    jon.henry755 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2010
    Hi All,
    I see we're digressing as a forum.

    When we started this forum activity a little more than two years ago, we were striving to make it a bit different than most forums. The key difference was that we always tried to keep opinions out of most of the responses and keep them as much as possible to hard facts.

    It's not that I mind the answers given, it's that they are all stated in an opinion response that has little facts to back up the statements. Everybody has an opinion and the world id full of different types of recommendations with over 100 different choices in crossbows available today.

    Let's try a couple of factual engineering Pro's and Con's to back up some recommendations.

    The PSE TAC15/15i is an extremely accurate, high speed crossbow that shoots an average velocity of 407 fps. with a 26.25", 420 grain arrow when using an 85 grain field point or broadhead.

    The TAC15 is a few inches longer than most crossbows and weighs about 8.0 lbs. before adding a scope or other accessories. It requires about 12 foot pounds of cranking force to operate the crank mechanism, so for many handy-capped people it is a viable crossbow.

    That said, the length of the crossbow makes it somewhat difficult to easily position when in a treestand and the crossbows center of gravity is weight forward, so a "Steady Eddie" or Monopod is very helpful.

    The TAC15 is extremely accurate at distances up to and beyond 100 yards and it will compete with any crossbow made by any manufacturer at these distances.

    The ScorpyD 165 is rated as the fastest crossbow produced to date and can be tuned to reach speeds exceeding 425 fps. The ScorpyD utilizes what is known as Reverse Draw Technology. This technology is well documented to be 47% more efficient than conventional draw technology, so it is therefore possible to use a lighter draw weight on the limbs and yet achieve more velocity in arrow speed (as in the case of the ScorpyD products).

    The ScorpyD Reverse Draw Design places the center its weight balance at the mid point of the crossbow and it only weights a little over 6.5 pounds, so it feels much lighter and it is much shorter than most other crossbows on the market.

    It's fold-able stock makes it much easier to carry and much easier to hold steady from a treestand position.

    Although it has many fine attributes, the down side is that it is a manual pull with cable pull ropes and foot stirrups in order to load it each time it will be shot. This is difficult, at best from within a treestand and near impossible for people with handicaps or strength limitations.

    The TAC15 crossbow was designed and released about 5 years ago, while the ScorpyD is based upon much newer technology.

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but my recommendation is that you should never buy any type of a crossbow based on other peoples recommendations. While I've provided a number of key differentiators, I've offered no suggestions. This is because buying a crossbow is similar to buying a car, in the respect that until you've tried it for yourself and made up your own mind based upon fit and feel, I wouldn't suggest you spend your hard earned money.

    I review and write review articles on a number of different crossbows and accessories and since I personally know some of the developers and what has already been completed on the design boards but is awaiting production, there are many, many new offerings that will emerge in the next year or two. This includes new companies getting into the game as well as many new offerings from existing companies.

    if you feel the need to buy for this year, then try those that interest you most before investing in one of them.


    Jon Henry
  10. eelman1102

    eelman1102 New Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    I would like to know this also , i live in the u.k and the only place i saw a set was on scorpyd .coms website , but they wanted about $180 to ship to me , but there dealers dont seem to stock them. To be honest the main u.k dealer will sell a crossbow package to you but you need any other parts for that bow and he says he cant source them or they are out of stock.
    Hence ive been trying to get a cable set for my rdt 165 and they are rarer than hens please........would any other makers cables fit mine ?
  11. eelman1102

    eelman1102 New Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Can anyone please tell me also if you can buy the rachet cocking device similar to what the tac 15 has for the scorpyd rdt165 as im to weak to cock the bloody thing.
    You have to be a body builder to cock it , and then have a rest for 5 minutes to get your breath back im in the u.k worse luck