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Crisbow Crossbow (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Odd Job, May 28, 2008.

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    Hello friends and neighbors // I saw a NIB Cheetah today

    It was the compound model.
    Is this a worth while purchase at $189.00 ?
    All the firearms there were priced high.
     
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    I think it is a worthwhile purchase even if it is second hand, as long as it is in good condition.
    If it is a compound model and it is NIB, it should be labelled Quadro2000, not Cheetah. Can you get any pics of it?
    Did he have any recurve models for sale?
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Thanks for the info

    I just glanced at it but did notice South Africa and I believe Cheetah on the box. The plastic on box was torn but otherwise it appeared new.
    I will try to go back today.
    It was broken down in box and appeared to have brass pulleys with serrated edges at each end of the bow. The cable seemed to be covered in black rubber.
    How varied were the prices between different models when they were new?
     
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    Would definitely like to see pics, it sounds unusual!
    Prices are difficult to compare because the Quadro2000 was sold with a 4x32 scope with range-assisting reticle whereas the Cheetah came with a smaller scope with a simple crosshair. I only saw the box contents of a Quadro2000 briefly (a friend had one, which is what prompted me to upgrade my Cheetah prod to compound). If I remember correctly the Quadro2000 came with slightly longer arrows also.
    Back in the day I converted my recurve Cheetah to compound by handing in the recurve prod and paying a few hundred extra Rands for the compound version. It needs a cable guide rod and cable guide also, which was part of the uograde 'pack.' That was through a company called Taylor and Henderson in Johannesburg in the late 80s. I haven't been able to trace them or their stock.
    I know that SSA were selling compound prods a few years ago (no guide rod and no guide) for around the same price you have quoted for a complete crossbow (if you convert from Euro to $).

    I cannot recall what the difference in pricing was between the GRP and wood stock models of the same type.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // I called about it and he decided not to sell lol. Must want to check his price. Said he did not know model or if it was recurve or not.

    Sorry to apparently waste your time. If I do see one, even for parts, I'll post here.
     
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    hello, i was searching for information on my cheetah on here and decided to join. my bow is a recurve and it is also camo, aswell as having a graduated scope, someone must have upgraded before i aquired it. anyway reading through the forum i saw some questions i can answer. On leaving your bow cocked while hunting: i have used mine for 5 seasons and never had a problem, on hunts ranging from 2 to 8 hours. also in regards to the deer hunting, this bow is fully capable of talking down an adult whitetail, the last buck i took with it was hit and the bolt pierced through him for a take down shot. I love this bow
     
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    Oh, the only other thing about it is i am missing the front pistol grip, i did not know it was supposed to have one of those. but i am accurate to 45 yards without it. so i suppose its just there for looks
     
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    I have recently purchased a Crisbow model 85. It has the aluminum limbs w/ scope mount. The person I had bought it from said he purchased it back in the 60's. I have measured the string to be approx 30 1/8" long. (Someone was asking about it earlier.) Does anyone know if a 3 vien bolt, or a 2 vien bolt is prefered. I can see where the 3 vien has to be trimmed down on the viens. Would a 2 vien (with full viens) shoot any better?
     
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    You need to stay with 3 fletchings.
    On my crossbow, if you get standard flat nock crossbow arrows the two upper fletchings have to be pressed down slighlty so that they can fit under the scope mount when loading. My Cheetah was supplied with two Easton 2117 arrows and the same applied to those arrows.
    That part of the bow could have been designed better.

    My recommendation is that you manually refletch your arrows so that the fletchings are a little lower on the shaft, or when you order your arrows have the company do it.
     
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    Crisbow Mod 85

    Thanks Odd Job,
    I will be taking my first shots today. Turkey season is 2 months away. Trying to be ready!
     
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    i have a crisbow mark 4 with a crisscope green and brown grp same as the black one pictured above the only dif is that mine doesnt have the cams on the limbs i can pull it ok im looking to sell it dont bow hunt anymore if interested email me at (ken68.martin@hotmail.com) maybe somone needs parts its in mint condition
     
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    Hi guys, I am new to the crossbow family but have always been very interressted. A freind gave me a Crisbow MK IV Quadro 2000 in camo with a 4 x 32 scope. It seems to be in excellent condition as far as my novice eye can see. I would realy like to learn as much as possible about this crossbow and also how to use and maintain it in the best way.
     
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    Welcome to the club, 1 2 learn. If you haven't used any kind of crossbow before, then head over to Crossbow Nation and read some of the threads there:

    http://www.crossbownation.com/

    If you have used a crossbow before, but just need some tips on the Quadro, then ask away. The main thing to check before you start is that the cams aren't loose, that the stirrup is secure, and that the cable holder on the cable guide has both cables running through it.
    Have plenty of backing and observe safety rules, just as you would with a firearm.
     
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    I have a cheetah crisbow crossbow 150lbs with recurve limbs its spotless the plastic version. Anyone intrested can email me at leonardj2007@gmail.com
     
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    Oh man, the crossbow on the first page is sweeeeet! Perfect for the impending zombie apocalypse. :)

    But seriously, what's the price range for crossbows? For an average standard one, not the cheapest but not the most expensive either.
     
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    Cheetah and Quadro

    Hi There , I came across this forum , I see there are lots of people still enjoying their crisbows
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    here are mine both are working 100% and the quadro has new cables and string

    they are still quite popular here in SA even though they are getting scarce and more and more expensive


    here is a pic of what they cost back in the day

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    has anybody an idea of in what numbers the MKIV was produced?
    quadro is Serial 2491 and my Cheetah has a serial number of 10789 , so its seems it was made in quite high numbers

    they say its just another crossbow , but there seems to be some magic with the crisbow....
     
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    Hi RISXC

    Welcome to the High Road

    I don't know how many were made but my Cheetah is from the late 80s and has serial number 6080.
    Did you get the new cables and string recently? If so, there are a few dudes here who would like to know where you got those from because some have broken Quadros.
     
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    there are quite a few bow businesses that can make up the cables and string for you.. if you are in south africa

    Magnum archery in Pretoria is know to make up custom cables and strings
    also I know "sharp-edge sharp shooter" in Santon (Johannesburg) has helped a guy out

    any bow shop should be able to make the string part for you
    the cables are a bit more difficult but this has been done many-times before


    on a side note if your crisbow MKIV trigger mechanism and safety feels a bit sloppy , take it out and tighten the screw on the side of the mechanism,it will the feel like new , after all these years it might have come loose a bit , giving extra play inside the mechanism
     
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    there is also another thing to be mindfull on these quadro's ,
    be sure to check, if all for limbs are tightend all the way, I have seen a few where after all these years they have started to come loose, and this is hidden by the fact that the ends of the bolts holding the limbs to the bracket have plastic covers. use locktite and torque them down tight , but do not go totally crazy as the bracket is made of aluminium.

    if they are not all down tight the forces will not be evenly distributed across the limbs leading to numerous problems, and you will not get your full 140#
     
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    Odd Job I hope you dont mind me using your pic for explanation
    but here is the sequence required to get to trigger assembly
     
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    That is excellent!
    Thanks very much for that guide I definitely find it useful and I'm sure all the other Crisbow owners will too.
     
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    hi Guys
    I came across the following for you people looking for a place to make up strings
    http://www.tailormaidbowstrings.com
    they list a crisbow in their charts , so at least the know about the manufacturer
    here is a link to their reference chart
    http://www.tailormaidbowstrings.com/pdf/CROSSBOW_Specs.pdf

    and here is the crisbow extract
    CROSSBOW STRING REFERENCE CHART

    MFGR...............MODEL..............PART..........#LGTH.........STR.....LOOP
    Crisbow.....................................................30.5”..........24........1 ½

    this would be the specs for the recurve model it measures about right for my cheetah
    I see they make up cables as well ,maybe they can be approched for the quadro as well.
     
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    crisbow quadro cable lengths

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    I replaced my steel limbs , so I took the measurements
    hope it helps someone out
     
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    Thanks

    I am absolutely impresed with all that has been said about the crisbows, I have learnt so much in this tread its worth giving credit to all that has participated. Thanks Guys:)

    I am fortunate enough to have 3 crisbows and i am trying very hard to convince a friend of mine to sell me his compound camo one also. I will take pictures tonight and ad, as i also need some spares but reading the tread has had me so excited that i will have to read it over again a few times to see what other info i need or can provide.

    Thanks again for all the info and excelent photo`s.
     
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