Rated 5 out of 5 by justahinton very pleased
This is the first crossbow I have owned. I have always us a compound bow. Easy to set up and sight in. Had one opportunity to show at a deer and had to make a quick shot. The seven point only ran about 35 yards before he fell. Very pleased with my purchase.
December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAHunter55 Great Value
I love this crossbow. It has 5 lines on the scope. I sighted the first in at 20 and it was right on each line in 10yd increments out to 60yds.
I had a smart buck that I could not get close enough to during archery because he was hanging out in a big area of saplings and cedars. There were no trees to get into. I got this crossbow and used a crossbow to wait for him to come out one morning. I got him at 45 yds. It sent a Rage through him, breaking ribs on each side. He only went 40yds and laid down.
In the evening, my son used it to take a small buck at 35yds. That one went about 50yds and crashed.
Great value, very powerful and I love the scope.
The only negative is that it seems heavy and is a bit cumbersome to use from a treestand. I love it for the ground blind though. I gave my son a shooting stick to rest it on so you can wait patiently for a good shot.
December 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by clintoncowboy good for the money
bought this after christmas last year with my christmas money. Sighting it in can be an issue. I spoke with one of the basspro salesman and he said that the scope that comes with this bow is not made to be adjusted. It's more of a guide than a precise zero in. You would need to buy a more expensive scope to get that result. I did use this bow on the first day of bow season this year and it worked perfectly. Shot a buck at 25 yards. Would recommend to anyone looking for a starter crossbow.
November 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by mikelutt Need a lot of work
Bought this bow to replace my Horton (could never get it sighted in). the scope is junk and the quiver is not the one for the crossbow. placed a tru Glo red dot on it and sighted in great at 20 yards arrows touching dead center real small groups.Will be able to reach out to 45 yards easy. It is a loud bow but fast tried to order a quiver for the reaper but can't seam to be able to find one . looking forward to next archery season to shoot it. This reaper crossbow needs a lot of work before you can take it out hunting I spent a hole day getting it right. you get what you pay for here.
November 2, 2012
the first line is the 20 yard mark and the first dot is 25 yards. 2nd line is 30 yards and 2 dot is 35 yards. And so forth. Remember, these are just guides, they are not 100% exact so you will need to practice a little bit to make sure you are in the kill zone
The first line is your 20. My PSE Reaper, the following dots/lines were at 8 yard intervals, NOT 10. Play with yours a bit, and see where they are at, starting at 30 yards after you're zero'd at 20. Make sure you get a quality range finder, so you can zero it in properly. I purchased a Nikon Prostaff range finder, and am very pleased with it's performance.
I don't know what kind they are, but they are real easy to use loading and unloading.I can hold them with one hand to unload and switch to 2 to let it down with no problem. They reduce the strength necessary to cock it by 80 percent. My 13 year old nephew has no problems.
Yes the rop cocking device wraps over the butt of the stock thus resulting in a mechanical assist and reducing the strength necessary. Without the rope it is very hard to cock. With the rope it is really quite easy.