bowtech stryker

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by littleking, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. littleking

    littleking Crossing Lines LIKE A PRO

    got to shoot this today...


    410fps... this damn thing is a laser! the 22-250 of crossbows!

    red-dot pins at 20, 40 & 60!

    and hitting 40yds as fast as my horton!
  2. I was going to check these out, since my Hunter(10pt) turbo extreme was stolen from my garage last weekend. Not going to pay the $1600 for a 10pt. I've seen the Stryker are around $1k, still have to ponder that one. What's the weight on those & are they confortable to hold and aim?

  3. Be careful of '07 models. They had quite a few issues with the first year models. Hopefully, the '08's have been improved. The Stryker is cocked with a "chain drive" cocking mechanism and it was very prone to breakage. It is not recommended that you cock that behemoth x-bow by hand. The Stryker was way too large for me to possibly use. However, that won't be an issue to a larger dude.
  4. littleking

    littleking Crossing Lines LIKE A PRO

    very comfortable, way lighter than my horton...

    doegirl - very easy to hand cock... actually really easy.

    it seems longer than my horton, but half as wide
  5. You better jump on it. Asking price for a new Stryker is $1500-1600.
  6. I have a sneaky suspicion you shot the Desert Stryker, not the Stryker as pictured above. You CANNOT cock the Stryker by hand. The chain drive is an integral part of the latching system. The string will not latch if you tried to cock it by hand. You can, however, cock the Desert Stryker by hand. The original Stryker is a bit bigger physically than anything Horton has put out and weighs 10.5lbs. The Desert Stryker fits your description about being half as wide as a Horton bow.

    Here's the Desert Stryker:[​IMG]

    And a guy posing with a Stryker:[​IMG]
  7. littleking

    littleking Crossing Lines LIKE A PRO

    bingo... it was a desert stryker!

    it was really quiet and super fast shooting for sure!
  8. That's a sweet bow, Littleking. Thinking about getting one? The Desert is just a little slower than than it's big brother, @350fps. But it's a heck of a lot more smaller and reliable.
  9. littleking

    littleking Crossing Lines LIKE A PRO

    no way LOL way to much $ for a crossbow for me :)

    i have an older horton legend that shoots great

    a friend just got one and we were out shooting it
  10. You certainly put enough meat on the table with that Horton, I wouldn't change either, lol:) :!
  11. Well if the new Strykers are in the 10pt price bracket, $1500+, I can't see that much money for them. Where do they justify those bucks.
  12. Because people will shell out that kind of cash. They see 400fps+ and the wallets open. BTW, the Desert Stryker retails at $1000.00. Just about as ridiculous as the highend compound market.:(
    Unless your deadset on getting a Tenpoint Phantom (their topend model)-there's plenty of picks below $1000 in the 10pt. line.
  13. littleking

    littleking Crossing Lines LIKE A PRO

    my point exactly :) as long as they continue making strings/bolts for it and it does not break a limb or something drastic, i'm sure ill continue to use it.