Equinox or Vortex

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Equinox or Vortex

Post by kwlac » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:16 pm

I have never hunted with a bow and I am getting ready to purchase my first crossbow. Trying to decide between a Equinox or a Vortex. I will be hunting whitetail deer avg. wt. 160 pounds. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
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Post by dutchhunter » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:49 pm

for the avareg guy the vortex will last you a life time of hunting it is a 200lb bow an shots very well .the nice thing about it is it is a littel easyer on the bow and the shooter then the 225lb bow .the vortex is a deer killing tool and one of the best ever built .the equinox is a faster bow and is a lot harder to load and is harder on the bow it self .both are great bows DUTCH
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Post by Boo » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:52 pm

dutchhunter wrote:for the avareg guy the vortex will last you a life time of hunting it is a 200lb bow an shots very well .the nice thing about it is it is a littel easyer on the bow and the shooter then the 225lb bow .the vortex is a deer killing tool and one of the best ever built .the equinox is a faster bow and is a lot harder to load and is harder on the bow it self .both are great bows DUTCH
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Post by Limbs and Sticks » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:57 pm

Which ever one you feel comfortable with, you'll know when you put it up to your shoulder


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Post by Cossack » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:01 pm

Had an Equinox for a while.Too much bow for me. I like to shoot a lot. Cocking it became laborious, not to mention rapid serving wear and harsh vibrations. It's a great bow, if you need one tha powerful.
Downsized to a Vortex couldn't be happier. If you're shooting 160 lb deer, Vortex (or Ibex) is more than enough. But if you want to shoot an elephant (like Bill did) well maybe.....

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Post by Houndsman » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:15 pm

I'm very happy with my Vortex.Plenty of Bow for anything I'll ever shoot.

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Post by Doe Master » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:30 pm

:) First of all Welcome to the forum :)
Next question is how tall are you ?
The Equinox , Vortex and Ibex all share the same thumbhole stock with the same length of pull . While the Exomax , Exocet and Phoenix share the same traditional stock which has a slightly longer length of pull . The differences for power come from the length of the power stroke .
If all you plan on hunting are deer then there is absolutely nothing wrong with even the Ibex/Phoenix .
What ever Excalibur you choose it will not be a bad choice . :D

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Post by kwlac » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:56 am

thanks to everyone,
I am about 5' 10" weight 180
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Post by Shotnbeer » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:47 pm

I spent afew sleepless afternoons on the couch trying to decide :lol: . I got the Vortex and couldn't be happier. I like the thumb-hole stock and like all excaliburs... it drills tacks.

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Post by Cossack » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:39 pm

That's what's called a conundrum wrapped in an enigma.

Try shooting both if you can. Both great bows, one just easier to cock (for me) than the other. Best luck.

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Post by ManX » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:40 pm

I have an exomax, but Vortex of my friend is better:
-200# enouth pwr to kill everything
-less noises and vibrations(dangerous for your reticle scope)
-shotting80y looks precisier than mine probably 'cause also a 2213 has a right spin for 200# and with 25#more flex too.
-really compat misure (3''less than mine).
-with an inch less libs are less stressed(consider the in my opinion Excal makes just one pair of limbs for all his models) also string and serving work less and this increase their life.
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Post by peter p » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:58 pm

Vortex

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Post by wabi » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:08 pm

Given those choices I would pick the Phoenix. :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Shotnbeer » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:10 pm

Cossack is that like a burito with refried beans???

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Post by Farmer » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:57 am

Welcome to the forum .The 200 # Vortex would get my vote tried the 225 # model and it was just not comfortable to load .

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