Welcome to the best Parker crossbow reviews. Here you’ll find a comparison of what we consider to be the finest three crossbows manufactured by Parker Bow: the Bushwacker 150, the Enforcer 160 and the Hornet Extreme. Parker has a good 12 or more crossbow models on the market right now, however we believe the following three provide the best “bang for your buck” factor.
|Parker Bushwacker 150|
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|Parker Enforcer 160|
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|Parker Hornet Extreme
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|Draw Weight||150 lbs.||160 lbs.||165 lbs.|
|Velocity||285 FPS||305 FPS||315 FPS|
|Suggested Arrow Length||20"||20"||20"|
|Crossbow Weight||7 lbs.||7.1 lbs.||7.5 lbs.|
Ballistic Data For Our Top Parker Crossbows:
What Do Parker Crossbows Have in Common?
If you read our Parker crossbow reviews, you’ll find they have a few things in common:
- The draw weight is in the 150-160 lbs. range, though velocity (Feet Per Second) is around 300 FPS or higher.
- The FPS is calculated using 20″ arrows weighing a total of 400 grain (including insert and broad-head/field point).
- They make compound crossbows almost exclusively.
- Come with a limited life-time warranty.
- Except for the “Challenger” model, they come with multi-reticle scopes.
- They have a military-style stock
- They are relatively quiet where compound crossbows are concerned.
These are fine crossbows for both target shooters and hunters alike.
Parker Crossbow Accessories
Below are some of the most popular crossbow accessories manufactured by Parker Bows.
Parker Crossbow Case
The company’s most renowned model is the Parker Red Hot Crossbow case. Comes with an external pocket you can use to store your quiver and bolts. The design is black and red, with a padded interior – perfect for protecting your crossbow and scope during long bumpy car rides. The case can be carried using either the padded shoulder slings or a carry handle. For the quality you get, this is definitely one of the cheapest crossbow cases around.
Parker Crossbow Bolts
Since their crossbows are designed with 20″ projectiles in mind, expect all of Parker’s bolts to be 20 inch long. These bolts are exceptionally straight and in the same league as Barnett’s arrows where durability and precision are concerned. They come in a pack of 6 an usually you’ll need to order field points and/or broadheads separately. All of Parker’s arrows are made of carbon. and are made in the United States.
Parker makes a relatively wide range of scopes, both multi-reticle and re-dot models. The price can be anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred dollars, depending on the size, optics quality, and magnification (the latter can be as low as 1x and as high as 4x). Their best model – the Red Hot 3X32 Illuminated scope:
- Comes with five brightness settings in both red and green
- Works with any crossbow with an FPS of 300 or more
- Has a FOV (field of view) of over 50 feet at a distance of 100 yards.
- Is weather-proof
Take a moment to brows through some of Parker’s finest crossbow scopes.
Parker’s Cocking Aid
Parker is best known for its compound x-bow Sidewinder Crank, which is light-weight and very compact when compared to other crank aid devices on the market, though it’s not particularly cheap. You can of course get a regular rope cocking aid as well if you want.
Used Parker Crossbows For Sale
As you can see from our best Parker crossbow reviews, the majority of these x-bows are compound. Compared to recuves, compound crossbows are much more high-maintenance and there are more issues that can potentially arise. As a result, we strongly recommend against buying a used Parker x-bow, unless you are experienced enough with compounds to be able to assess the condition of the used weapon. Make sure you are able to personally inspect the crossbow before you pay for it as well. Both eBay and Craigslist contain a decent number of Parker crossbows for sale.
Best Parker Crossbow Reviews – Summary
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