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VA just made it legal to use crossbows for deer. I have been looking around for one since I don't have one and thought it my be easier to use than my bow. I have found a Horton package Super Max 175 for about $800.00. It seems like a good deal since I get arrows, scope, practice points, broadheads. case etc. Is Horton a good bow? I know nothing about crossbows. It seems well made compared to others I have looked at and for what I get for the money the price is right. Please give me your opinions.
 

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Buy it you will not be sorry,Horton is a very good xbow.My son got his horton a few year;s ago and loves it.I have owned a barnett for the past 8 year's and have taken a whitetail every year.BUT when I am ready for a new xbow (real soon) you bet it will be a Horton.JMO************ogo
 

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I have an older Horton Explorer (not the same as the current explorer), and I like it a lot.

Many years ago, I had a moose jump the string on an older bow I owned at that time, so I've been sensitive to bolt speed. Last year I upgraded to an Excalibur Exomag. The differences in speed among the three bows are 180 - 235 - 320. I don't know if the moose would have jumped if I'd had the Horton at that time, but I decided to opt for the quicker bow. However, I've kept the Horton as a backup - I still have a lot of confidence in it.

I understand current Hortons can also give you 300 fps+ speed so that likely won't be a deal killer either way.

One thing I like about the Excal is that it has a recurve rather than compound limb. This makes everything simpler, including the fact that I can change a string in the field rather than having to take it to a bow shop. That can be a real problem if you're hunting south of Hudson's Bay with the nearest bow shop over 100 miles away. :roll:
 

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ten point all the way

Me and my brother use 10 points. A local shop sells 10 point as well as horton. The shop owner also uses and recommends the 10 point. the shop owner lives in VA and has been using a crossbow for hunting for the last 5 years. My 10 point at 30 yards almost sticks threw my deer target, about a half an inch from going through. The horton is probably ok too. I do know they had a recall last year because the washers were coming through the limbs< I think they were the wrong size. Here is the recall:

http://www.crossbow.com/recall-form.aspx
 
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