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

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by desidog, Nov 4, 2013.

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  1. desidog

    desidog Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Wicked Ridge Invader

    I think Wicked Ridge Invader would be your choice.
    High accurate, but not that cheap.
    Quality one from the best brand on the market.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    My Lt. is a lefty and has the new Barnnett that shoots at 410 fps.
     
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    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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