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My buddy Dave had been a Horton dealer so when they went belly up he had bought alot of parts from the bank who foreclosed on them. So he is listed around as a place to get parts for them so lots of guys call from all over North America for repair parts. Lady called the shop today wondering if he had a Horton crossbow string (she's in Indiana and we're in PA). Asked her what model name it was. She said it and Dave looked it up in the catalog and said yes he has it. She then asked how could he be sure. Dave said it's the only one made for that model. She wanted to know the length and when he said it she said that was wrong. He asked why she thought that and she said when her son took it apart they measured it and it was different. He asked how they took it apart? She said her son just began loosening limb bolts a bit at a time till it came apart! Told her she needed it to be pressed to do it and she said no it didn't. Then she asked if he could send her a photo of the string and then if it wasn't the right one (when they would put it on she said) could she return it! Told her no and she didn't like that. Asked her why the string was bad and she said the center part was all frayed and coming apart. Dave asked if they lubed the rail and she asked what the rail was. When told her she said no, are you supposed to?
Have no idea yet what she's planning to do as she said she'd call back.
Some people.

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From one of my favorite movies, "Mama always said that stupid is as stupid does." [biggrin]
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That sounds an awful lot like the conversation some of you would have with me if I called for tech support for homebrews!
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That sounds an awful lot like the conversation some of you would have with me if I called for tech support for homebrews!


No way Chris, she has you beat by a country mile buddy.

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What gets me on this is you can find all kinds of videos on utube on crossbow service.
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loosing the limb bolts until it came apart, bet that was fun to watch! 
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I had a Barnett blow up on me and that was scary.  The safety stuck and I poked it with a screw driver and it went off.  Stuff flew everywhere.  I was left with a that was stupid look on my face.  Can`t ship a cocked crossbow out.  I will never by another Barnett again. That was a brand new crossbow.  I sot  crossbow for two years before that happened.  Before they were legal here in Pa to hunt with.  It was a Barnett Jackel and that trigger assembly is cheap and unreliable.  Got my money back from the sportsmans guide.
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Barnett Jackel is a cheaper one of theirs that they sell alot off just because of the price. If you know what you're doing (not saying you don't Charles) it's an adequate crossbow. Barnett has come out with one (forget it's name), actually 2 models, that are great I feel for the price but really would like to see them put a cable slide on it. Cables just run along the rounded part under the rail. No problems so far from that but...
All in all less problems with TenPoint (Wicked Ridge too) and Excalibur and safety wise Parker is right up there too. Guys just assume a safety is a safety is a safety and never malfunctions. Usually it's from them not having the bolt all the way against the string and then when shot going against the anti-dry fire stop. Now is when they screw it up. Most are smart enough to bring it in and it is so simple to just recock it that 1/2" or so so it's on fire/safe again.

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I had a quad 300 before the Jackel and that trigger was a real pain.  If you forgot the safety was on and pulled the trigger you would have to pull back on the string to reset it.  Never dry fired that one.  At the time I had the Jackel I had a Parker Buckbuster which I still have and like very much.  Never had any trouble with it.  I had a Carbon Express and I liked it but man that thing was heavy.  Sold it.
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Huh, I only see one crossbow in your post that can be dissembled without a press, or change a string without a press  [thumb]  [thumb] Just sayin!
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I know Jon, another cheap shot, sometimes I can't help myself. I'll try to be better[biggrin]
I just wonder what people like that think is going to happen when they remove the limb bolts. Obviously they've never ever heard of "stored energy"  [nono]  that stuff will hurt ya  [sneaky]
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Is that like a spring stored in a housing with a sticker that says stored energy do not take apart.  ER visit.  You can`t fix stupid.  I work in manufacturing and have seen some stupid things.  I remember one guy who was fast and he would pick a bad preform of the rod which moves fast.  I said one day you will be to slow.  Well a month later he had a hole in his hand.  It is frustrating when they don`t listen to.
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Is that like a spring stored in a housing with a sticker that says stored energy do not take apart.  ER visit.  You can`t fix stupid.  I work in manufacturing and have seen some stupid things.  I remember one guy who was fast and he would pick a bad preform of the rod which moves fast.  I said one day you will be to slow.  Well a month later he had a hole in his hand.  It is frustrating when they don`t listen to ya.   


You bet ya!
I know a fellow that lost a couple fingers to a industrial 20' over head door opener spring, the lifting cable got him. Whack, two fingers gone just like that.

Even with the Excalibur's, you have to remove the string before loosening the limb bolts or else something bad is going to happen.

I won't even mention polishing trigger sear faces, bad JuJu  [eek]  [biggrin]
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