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 New 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 !
  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.