Help me choose a crossbow. Difficulty: I'm a lefty


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desidog
November 4, 2013, 02:42 PM
All the reviews i'm reading don't mention ergonomics of the various styles of thumbhole stocks as to ambidexterity, and there's no stores around here to go tire-kicking. Please help me out with suggestions of models that work well fired from the lefty shoulder, that will be accurate, and get the job done. I'm looking to buy for life, not "beginner" or "entry-level," but not spend a fortune. The goal is venison in the freezer. Thanks!

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WayBeau
November 4, 2013, 04:10 PM
http://www.parkerbows.com/crossbows.html?action=detail&detailsku=1116

Check out the Parker line. Don't seem to have any thumb holes in there.

Lloyd Smale
November 4, 2013, 04:24 PM
ive got a wicked ridge, made by 10 point. Its realitively inexpensive and has been a great crossbow. Hands down better then either of the barnettes ive owned and not any more expensive. No thumbhole either so leftys can use it.

falmike
November 4, 2013, 08:40 PM
Barnett Quad 400 is Ambidextrous. Have harvested two this year with one belonging to a buddy. He has taken 3 or 4 so far.

Academy has the best price when you factor in shipping...I think.

Good luck.

Mike

chrisbp
November 5, 2013, 03:54 AM
I think Wicked Ridge Invader (http://www.bestcrossbowsreviews.org/tenpoint-wicked-ridge-invader-crossbow-package-review/) would be your choice.
High accurate, but not that cheap.
Quality one from the best brand on the market.

desidog
November 5, 2013, 03:10 PM
OK. two votes for the Wicked Ridge.

any thoughts on this one...

http://www.bowviper.com/p-87-carbon-express-covert-sls-crossbow-package-20260.aspx?CAWELAID=1932639964&catargetid=1493708360&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CIy6x8GszroCFUGd4AodnFIASQ

(the crossbow, not the vendor...)

Carmmond
November 5, 2013, 09:06 PM
Hickory Creek in line crossbow hands down:evil:
http://www.drawloc.com/content/line-vertical-crossbow-0

Videos on it.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hickory+creek+line-vertical-crossbow&oq=hickory+creek+line-vertical-crossbow&gs_l=youtube.3...1063.1063.0.2970.1.1.0.0.0.0.151.151.0j1.1.0...0.0...1ac..11.youtube.28aTBVM7XlA

TNBilly
November 5, 2013, 10:34 PM
You'll just have to try some bows in person...... best way IMHO, otherwise everyone has an opinion and it may well not be best for you.

Skyshot
November 6, 2013, 10:57 PM
I'm a lefty, Been shooting this for several years now. It's a wide bow, but it's very durable and you can service it in the field. Best feature is it's lightweight. http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/catalog/crossbow/exocet_200

brainwake
November 7, 2013, 03:53 PM
When I bought mine...which is a Parker Tornado F4...I ended up going with this one because I went to Bass Pro and fondled them. This one just felt the best to me. I was kind of like you...didn't want the cheapest or the most expensive. I am not a lefty...so sry I can't speak to that. But I will just kind of reiterate that how it feels to you is pretty important. And you will need to hold them and caress them. For a decision that is important like this. It is worth driving a few hours to handle some.

okiewita40
November 8, 2013, 05:16 AM
My Lt. is a lefty and has the new Barnnett that shoots at 410 fps.

Tim Pierce
November 11, 2013, 05:47 PM
I have an Excalibur Matrix 355. It's a recurve, without the wheels and cams. I bought it for it's simplicity and the fact that I can re-string it in the field if necessary. It's a great bow and very accurate up to 50 yards. Best place to buy is Wyvern Creations. I took a buck and a doe Saturday with it.

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