Vortex or Not??

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Vortex or Not??

Post by AJ01 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:17 am

I've got a hunting buddy who wants to get into crossbow hunting. He's shot mine on several occasions, but right now doesn't want to spend the bigger bucks to buy a high end bow. :eusa-naughty:
He's found an older Vortex with Shadow Zone scope for sale for around $350 locally. From the pics, it looks to be in pretty good shape. It has the S5 string bumpers installed.
Value, or should he look at something else? :thumbdown: I thought for a first time crossbow hunter, this would be a pretty good for him to cut his teeth on!!

Thoughts???????
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by Boo » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:07 am

What's the story on the Vortex?
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by janesy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:23 pm

My friend dropped many deer with a vixen.
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by onebigskittle » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:21 pm

For a little over 200 more he can get a Axe 340/Mag from Wyvern Creations. JMHO

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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by AJ01 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:51 pm

Boo wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:07 am
What's the story on the Vortex?
My buddy is just looking. He want's an Excal, but he's too tight to pay!! And he's never had a bow before. I thought the old Vortex would be a good starter!! Perhaps? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by CBRon » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:56 pm

Is it a Vixen or a Vortex ?????
If a Vixen offer him 250 to 275 dollars .
If it is a Vortex,,, RUN don't WALK and pay the man.... :thumbup:
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by AJ01 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:58 pm

My bad..it's a Vortex.
I've heard, found out, been told, some had bad issues. :? :?

I corrected the first post....

VORTEX.... :lol:
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Post by vixenmaster » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:06 pm

I never heard of Vortex issues. They are a fine model n fer that price a good buy, not a great buy. As in ya stole it, should last a very long time
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by Boo » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:14 pm

I'd take a Vortex over a Vixen any day. Have you looked at this?
https://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=71367
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by AJ01 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:53 pm

Thanks Boo, I'll take a look!!
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by bigbowman » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:54 pm

Vortex is one of the best if not best crossbow that Excalibur has ever made! Good luck!
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by Deerstalker » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:06 pm

I believe that the Vortex is right up there with the Equinox and both are excellent model CBs, accurate and very rugged. This is mine with a Boo string.

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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by longbow joe » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:56 pm

Love the scope and tactical scope mounts deer stalker...my favorite. I love the bolt and crossbones. l'm working on a nice mint vortex now. TT trigger with lots of goodies I'm gonna hunt wit it this season.
Its going to get a hha tetra when l come back from vacation
That is a bargain AJ in my opinion l paid 300 for mine its literally like new.
People might think I'm crazy but if both were brand new l would choose an exo over any newer model including the axe or micro.
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by AJ01 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:41 am

Thanks guys for all the input! I'll let him know what y'all said and he can go from there!!
Appreciated very much! :thumbup:

Andy
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Re: Vortex or Not??

Post by Boo » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:27 am

AJ01 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:41 am
Thanks guys for all the input! I'll let him know what y'all said and he can go from there!!
Appreciated very much! :thumbup:

Andy
AJ, I don't know how much you know about the Paradox, but it isn't your ordinary compound crossbow. Call Danny Miller when he gets back on his vacation on Monday and ask what he thinks of the bow and the price.
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