Best hunting crossbow?

Discussion in 'Crossbow Hunting (Not PSE)' started by jimss, Jan 21, 2019.

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  1. Kmccord

    Kmccord Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    The old saying buy once cry once is correct, if anything, don't settle save up and get one you will like. In 2013, when I purchased my xbow, the Top Speed on any was 400fps, now they are pushing 465, of course read the fine print, in 2013 it was with a 400gr arrow, today I see the speed is up, but also see the arrow is now at 370gr to reach that speed. If i was going to purchase one today, I would look at the Scorpyd or Ravin, I would like to hold it first of possible, the reverse limb xbows seem to balance a lot better than the traditional, also weight, think about the weight you are going to lug around. Good luck on your purchase.
  2. 445 supermag

    445 supermag Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Scorpyd nemesis 480 fps with 370 gr arrow. I would up arrow to 425 gr minimum and have about a 450 fps bow. That's crazy impressive. I love my scorpyd so much I am leaning that way for my 3rd crossbow. Scorpyd Nemesis with 180 lb limbs. Smoking fast with top accuracy. Love it.
  3. WGTX

    WGTX Member LRH Team Member

    Dec 31, 2016
    I started with a Killer Instinct 370 FRT several years ago,nice setup for the money.Bought a R20 last year, absolutely love it, 4 deer last year and 2 so far this year.
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  4. 338LAPUA

    338LAPUA Active Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    I have Excalibur’s 405. I’ve been very happy with it. I really like how user serviceable they are.
  5. Buck Buster

    Buck Buster Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2017
    I have had a Killer Instinct for 4 seasons, mine was the 365 and isn't made anymore, but it has a lifetime warranty and I believe it shoots as well as any, even the Ten Points ! But they only cost a fraction of what a Ten Point costs, and the Ten Points limbs are only warranted for 5 years anymore ! I have killed several deer with it ! And they have all been pass throughs ! I use a 125 grain 3 bladed Muzzy broadhead !
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  6. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2017
    very accurate, quiet, and compact. good in a treestand.
  7. dreamhunt

    dreamhunt Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2019
    Scorpyd Ventilator or Orion 160, even though I have a Vent 135. If was able to cock it, I'd have a Vent 160 Extreme.