If you think the time to leave your entry level crossbow has come and you need a tougher, good-looking and higher-performance crossbow for the next hunting season or a serious archery session, the Horton Bone Collector crossbow deserves to be your next crossbow. The Horton bone collector crossbow is among the newest Horton crossbows, which have modern design, exceptional speed, high accuracy and superb durability. With a draw weight of 175 pounds, this crossbow is able to produce a velocity up to 325fps, which makes the Horton Bone Collector be the fastest crossbow in medium level. Hunting deer, turkey or even small bear will become easier with this bone collector crossbow.

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Key Features

  • - Aluminum barrel that is equipped with precision die-cast riser
  • - High-performance synthetic cable and string
  • - A 4×32 multi-a-range sight
  • - Adjustable fore-end, cheek rest and over-molded rubber stock
  • - MIM talon trigger
  • - Ambidextrous safety
  • - Anti-dry fire mechanism
  • - Adjustable pull length (13 to 14 inches)
  • - Recoil damping riser inserts to reduce vibration and noise
  • - 3 years limited warranty


What I Liked

The Horton Bone Collector has a beautiful, ergonomic design that makes it one of the good-looking crossbows in market. Horton equipped it with a cheek rest, over-molded rubber stock and adjustable fore-end to ensure that you get the highest comfort every time you use it. Weighing about 8.5 pounds, you do not have to spend lots of energy to bring this crossbow when hunting down your target.

The Horton Bone Collector crossbow is perhaps the king in the medium level with its unbeatable speed. The bullpup design helps in increasing the powerstroke of this crossbow while maintaining a smooth shot. The highly effective cams and limbs are among major factors that make this crossbow able to reach a maximum speed of 325 fps. With this kind of speed, you will be able to bring down deer, turkey, doe, antelope or other animals very easily.

Safety should always become a primary concern when buying any kind of crossbow. The good thing is that all Horton crossbows are very safe, including the Horton Bone Collector Crossbow. To make sure that the bone collector’s exceptional speed does not raise any safety issue, Horton equipped it with anti dry-fire mechanism, ambidextrous safety and talon trigger.

Noise is a common problem when it comes to medium and high-end crossbows. To reduce the level of vibration and noise, the Horton Bone Collector is equipped with a recoil-damping riser inserts. Besides making the shot smoother, this feature also functions to increase the shooting accuracy of this crossbow.

 What I Didn’t Like

Although the bone collector crossbow has lots of impressive features, still it is not a perfect product. Cocking this device is actually easy but  noticed a small hump on the rail system, it did not seem to affect the flight of the arrows.  You  may have to buy a cocking rope for easier and safer cocking. Besides the cocking problem, there could be a better  quality  arrows. Since the horton bone collector crossbow indeed has an exceptional speed, investing some  money on high-quality arrows seems a good idea to get the most benefits of this crossbow.

 Overall Thoughts

There are lots of choices in medium class crossbow but the bone collector is the winner. Good looking, high-performance string and cable, extreme speed, smooth shot and high level of safety are just some of the reasons why the Horton bone collector crossbow deserves to be your next crossbow.

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 Other  Reviews

I got this bow on friday and shot it with an hour of getting it in my hands, put 3 shots down range at about 20-25 yards, Grouping side by side about half an inch from bullseye, RIGHT FROM THE BOX! Pretty easy to cock back without the cock device, would say if your old or maybe buying this for a younger kid, invest in the cocking rope. Takes some getting use to in the hand placement the handle is a bit ackward at first, but easily overcame that. The only cons to the bow is the scope mounts and the mounting rail. After about a minutes the issue was fixed tho. It doesnt seem to get a good grip on the rail from underneath because they did design a lip for extra grip. After first 3 shots it came loose, But as stated easy fix and probably completely a error from my end. You cant really beat the place and at 325 feet per second this bow will give good deep impact shots no matter the game. You dont need to be a body builder to hold it for everything this bow provides its relatively light.

Pros: easy to cock, shoots hard and fast, Not very loud ( I have no extra’s add to control sound), Great design, easy to hold in the hand, Built like a rock,looks great, Easy to assemble, Shots true right from the box( atleast for me away) Im 6’6 Im tall and the adjustable hand grip in very nice gives you arm room.

Cons: Hairy scope mounting ( again could of just been me) Hand grip does take some getting use to.

All and ALL this bow is a 9.7 out of 10. I few extremely small things I would change but nothing, That would keep me from buying this bow. Plus horton is  American made!

 

I hunted the white tails in our area last year, borrowing a friend’s older Horton crossbow to do so. This year I’ve purchased this newer model and love it. With advice from my friend, I bought Horton’s cocking rope at the same time. I highly recommend getting a cocking rope to cock the crossbow.

The crossbow trigger breaks very crisp and doesn’t require a lot of pressure to fire. It’s not a hair trigger either, but a nice balance in between. I would compare this trigger to a fine rifle trigger.

On the negative side the trigger mechanism seems to be quite loud. Both it and the new safety are louder to operate than I would have liked. They may quiet down with some use. As loud as the trigger noise is, I doubt that I’ll get a second shot at a deer.

The arrows fire hard enough that you will notice a minor ‘kick’, so don’t get too close the scope eyepiece. The accuracy is amazing. I had to shoot a different spot on the target each time to avoid a ‘robinhood’. The arrows hit with a lot of force and I cannot wait to try them out on turkey and deer.

Overall, I rated this five stars in spite of the trigger noise, expecting that will soften as I break it in.

 

After having the horton bone collector for awhile now I will update my review. The bow Shoots like a ton of bricks, Easily will break ribs and shoulders given you hit the shoulder.

I can shoot almost clean open of the other side of my block target and have a few times from 30 yards out, Not doubt whatever you hit is going to die depending on the shot you make.

The things I had a issue with is that the trigger has a lot of wiggle room with I will be getting checked into, Second the butt pad kicks down a inch or two something for whatever reason.

I stated earlier that it was hard to choke but after 15 to 20 shots at such a heavy weight the hit starts to wear on your fingers, So either wear gloves or invest in the choking rope, Ive notice a small hump in the rail system, I dont know for sure whether its my eyes tricking me or it really there, bow shoots true tho.

So thing to consider, Get the cocking rope, Make sure its good and lubed up, Buy carbon  arrows , broke a cinder block with it carbon express and it didnt break or damage the arrow, Infact killed a 140 pound doe with that very arrow. New rating for the bow a 9.2 out of 10 the small things are over shadowed by the shot force and acceracy. Im a big time bow hunter and Have killed a great number of deer with a bow and hope to add numbers with the horton this fall. GREAT BOW FOR EVERYONE , NEW HUNTERS OR OLD WARRIORS

 

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