Finally Out Priced.

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

User avatar
Shotnbeer
Posts: 747
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:43 pm
Location: Southwest, Pennsylvania

Finally Out Priced.

Post by Shotnbeer » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:07 pm

I'm sorry but the outdoor hunting and fishing world has finally reached a point were I can't afford their stuff any more. The good news is why buy the new stuff when the stuff I/you have will do just as well or better than all the new bells and whistles. Sure it all looks great but can you really believe paying over $1000 and a lot more for a crossbow or a deer rifle. Look at what a # 1 or # 2 jump trap costs. How can a kid start out like we did having to pay today's prices? I know I saved for the stuff I bought but it might take a kid a lot longer now.
Sorry my rant for today. I have to quit looking at sporting good catalogs.

User avatar
xcaliber
Posts: 9073
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by xcaliber » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:11 pm

I hear you, try to lease a spot these days, insane! :x
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
Matrix 380 (Max) Bushnell Trophy XLT

longbow joe
Posts: 1816
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:55 pm
Location: south eastern pa (bucks county)

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by longbow joe » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:27 pm

Yea l bought a martin hunter recurve for $40.00 dollars in
In 1975 ....l still shoot it. Who woulda known. My Remington 1100 was 300 bucks now you have to have a $1500.00 black eagle or you cant kill a duck those 1100s are precambrion era. Ohh well were just precambrion too.my 80 year old neibor just willed his vanstahl real to me when hes gone .....yea its sad.
Micro 335 camo crossbones /matrix 330 workhorse nikon bolt /vixen ll / striker offspring with a micro stock crossbones/ matrix 355 with a micro stock crossbones/ metal ibex (adopted manco morto)/ trigger tec's on most / spitfires/easton2216s/zombies

SEW
Posts: 1521
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:55 am
Location: NE Arkansas

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by SEW » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:31 pm

My last 2 Excaliburs were bought used. All of my arrows were the factory fletched Spynal Tapps that I de-fletched, spine indexed, cut and squared and constructed. Still cost quite a bit, but at least I feel like I saved a little. I occasionally get a wild hair and want something like the fastest Scorpyd of one of the new 10-Pts, but I get over it. Just shooting one or more of my Excaliburs gets me through it. :D

User avatar
xcaliber
Posts: 9073
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by xcaliber » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:51 pm

I think the more you can do for youself the better. Still isn't cheap by any stretch.
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
Matrix 380 (Max) Bushnell Trophy XLT

User avatar
wabi
Posts: 13393
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2002 8:21 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by wabi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 am

Try trying to buy new when you're retired and living on social security. :shock:
wabi

User avatar
robertyb
Posts: 2278
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:35 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by robertyb » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:09 am

wabi wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 am
Try trying to buy new when you're retired and living on social security. :shock:
Ditto! :wink:
Wildlife Population Control Specialist

User avatar
bigbowman
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:04 am
Location: Ripon, WI
Contact:

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by bigbowman » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:20 am

Ditto Ditto!!!
Vixen/Micro
Axiom/Ibex
Black Eagle Spynal Tapps
Black Eagle Executioners
NuFletch Archery "Ignitor" Lighted Nocks
NAP Swingblade, Rage Hypodermics and Shwackers

papabear1
Posts: 705
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:46 pm
Location: southwest Mo. in the ozarks

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by papabear1 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:46 am

robertyb wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:09 am
wabi wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 am
Try trying to buy new when you're retired and living on social security. :shock:
Ditto! :wink:
Ditto Ditto Ditto :wink: :wink: :wink:
2010 equinox,
known as doe bow
vixenmaster custom string
swacker bhs, 2/1/4" cut 120 grn.
xx75 Easton 2219,s
firebolt arrows
S5 pads
if it ain't broke don't fix it
be safe in all you do
see ya in the woods
<-------<

deadeer
Posts: 144
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:45 pm
Location: Rolling Prairie, Indiana

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by deadeer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:09 am

Try single income family, 7yo eating machine son, mortgage, truck payment, etc. :lol:

User avatar
Boo
Posts: 11272
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:04 pm
Location: Newtonville, Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by Boo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:13 am

The good news is that Excaliburs will last a couple of generations and we do not have to buy the flagship model of anything! I've never bought a flag ship anything until last year and that was a truck. No one has to buy the flagship of any manufacturer.
Let's face it, the lowliest Excalibur hunting bow does everything we want it for with the exception of the biggest animals that roam NA. Hell, if life were to suck and I could only have one bow, it would be something reasonable that comes in at a reasonable price. A 330 or a 308 would easily keep me happy. I know they do what I need them to do.
One things for sure, at 64 yrs of age, I hope to completely retire soon and my expectations will change with that. One of my customers, who always seemed happy, said something I carried with me since I heard it. "Happiness is all about managing your expectations".
If there are no dogs in heaven then I want to go where they went. Will Rogers
Si vis pacem, para bellum
Random acts of kindness can change the world.
Madness is having a Malinois
Boocustomstrings.com

gerald strine
Posts: 2390
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: southern Michigan

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by gerald strine » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:15 am

Do not worry the Chinese will be filling in the gaps very soon see post" the best dollar I have ever spent" that is on forum
Hunt eat sleep repeat.

hunter with MS
Posts: 432
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:29 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by hunter with MS » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:05 am

I keep looking at the new stuff out there and think I really don't need or can afford them if I want to go after bigger game then my m 330 can handle I can always go to my Exomax It did everything I asked of it without a problem .

User avatar
Boo
Posts: 11272
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:04 pm
Location: Newtonville, Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by Boo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:27 am

hunter with MS wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:05 am
I keep looking at the new stuff out there and think I really don't need or can afford them if I want to go after bigger game then my m 330 can handle I can always go to my Exomax It did everything I asked of it without a problem .
I'm sure your 330 will handle anything in North America short of big bears. The Exomax's power is certainly plenty. After Bill killing an elephant and hearing from Danny that the offside leg is what stopped the arrow from having a pass through :shock: I'm pretty sure it's more than we need hear in NA. This picture always kills me! That's some bigazz moose taken with a Vixen!
Image
Image
If there are no dogs in heaven then I want to go where they went. Will Rogers
Si vis pacem, para bellum
Random acts of kindness can change the world.
Madness is having a Malinois
Boocustomstrings.com

ko4nrbs
Posts: 390
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:09 pm
Location: NE Oklahoma

Re: Finally Out Priced.

Post by ko4nrbs » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:14 pm

I get the new crossbow itch now and then. Can easily afford one but decided I just need to shoot my Exomax more. If I spend my available shooting time on it I will just get more proficient with it. Do plan on buying a spare set of limbs even though I may never need them. I don’t think they will be available forever or at least as long as I plan to hunt with the Exomax.

Bill
Excalibur Exomax with Twlight DLX
Firebolts with NuFletch Ignitor Lighted Nocks
Carbon Express Torrid SS 100 grain Broadheads

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 65 guests