|Price:||$141.28 - $320.21|
- Package comes fully equipped with 4-16" bolts, Quick Detach Quiver, 3 Red Dot Sight, Padded Sling and Rope Cocker, Free Extra String
- Anti-Dry Fire Trigger Mechanism, Thumb Guard for added protection
- Extremely Lightweight and Compact with Fully Dipped Camo Pattern, Aluminum Rail and Barrel with Compression Fiberglass Limbs
- Measures 34.5 inches long (without foot stirrup) and 26.5 inches wide with a 10.5 inch Power Stroke
The Inferno Fury package is wildly popular. The package is packed with all the essentials for the seasoned crossbow veteran seeking a lightweight alternative to larger outfits. It is also good for first time crossbow hunters seeking an affordable fully equipped package. The Fury package comes with a 175lb recurve crossbow, premium 3-dot multi range red dot, quick detach quiver with 4 arrows, padded shoulder sling, adjustable weaver style scope mount, and an ambidextrous auto safety. It also brings an ambidextrous rear stock, and all assembly tools needed.
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The stock itself is a hefty piece and looks like it will last forever and may even survive an accidental drop from a tree stand. The bow and string seem serviceable. The scope mounting rail is nice and seems stable enough to stay sighted in. Not to sure about the fixed sights and the adjustment setting knob for it but since it comes with a ranging scope I don't think anyone will even be using them. The supplied scope is OK but mine has the ranging dots slightly canted to the left by 5 to 10 degrees but would still work. The cammo job on the crossbow is very nice.
Now on to the assembly. There is a plastic piece that goes where the back side of the bow touches the stock, the plastic lip on it goes to the bottom where the bow will rest inside the stock or so the website says (I will come back to this in a bit) and there is a steel plate that pinches the bow in place. Put the supplied rubber pads on their correct places of both the plastic piece and the steel pinch plate. Now back out the set screw a little and then slide the bow in with the tips up. You can tell the bow is not exactly straight so look it over before you slide it in. Now slide in the steel pinch plate and screw in the set screw inside the dimple on the plate till you can just barely move the bow back and forth inside the stock. Now make sure to center the bow inside the stock using a tape measure measuring to the nock the string rests in and NOT the end of the bow like the instructions says cause the ends may be different lengths than the actual nock distance and its important that the string is evenly divided on both sides. Tighten down the set screw nice and tight. Recheck all of this after stringing the bow and occasional during the life of the crossbow just to see if everything is still good. Now put the stirrup on the front of the stock to help string the bow.
Stringing the bow for me was a bit of a challenge since the part they sent me to assist with this BROKE. No problem, I'm a big boy now and nothing a little brawn & brains cant overcome. I placed the string in the nock on the left side of the bow and then put my foot in the stirrup. Place a washcloth on the floor to protect the left end of the bow and bend over and grasp the right side of the bow KEEPING PRESSURE ON THE STIRUP WITH YOUR FOOT AT ALL TIMES. Now simultaneously put downward pressure on the left side by pressing the stock down to the left & pull up on the right side of the bow. Slide the string up the backside of the bow with a thumb till the loop slips over the end of the bow and settle it into place inside the nock by gently relieving pressure after the loop of the string goes over the tip of the bow. Do this evenly on both sides of the bow to keep from overstressing one side or the other. Not that hard unless you have no balance and coordination and I was not getting that tingly 'spider sense' you get when you know you are doing something dangerous.
Now to install the quiver. Screw the bottom of the quick lock base to the stock, it doesn't matter about how, just line up the holes and screw it firmly down. Now look inside the top piece and make sure that someone didn't install the cam lock upside down like they did in mine. Push the lever in & out and if the little tab that goes inside the groove on the outside of the base doesn't have a gap between it and the bottom of the inside of this piece it is in upside down. If the tab has no gap, push the pin out and flip the lever over then reinsert the pin. No problem. Make sure it will lock into the base then remove it from the base and screw it onto the quiver. You can set it up for left or right hand when you lock it on since it will go on either way. Right handers will want the fletching on the left side.
I removed my front fixed sight to help in loading the bolt and slid the rear sight off the back of the scope rail to make room for a Horton 2-7X32 ranging scope that, so far, is doing great and after installing said scope I went to cock the bow with the cocking device. Hehh, no instructions for how to do it either in the boxed instructions or on their website. No problem, that's what critical thinking is for. After looking things over a bit I figured it out. On the back side of the stock right above where your trigger hand would be when your holding the crossbow like you were going to shoot it there is a raised ridge running parallel to the bow. Put you foot in the stirrup and place the middle of the string under the ridge on the stock and then put the little claw things on the string from the bottom up and grasp the handles and pull up till the string catches inside to retainer. Doing this will also put the crossbow into the 'safe' position at the same time but as with all weapons, NEVER trust a loaded weapon with your or someone else's safety or life so do not point it in an unsafe manner after putting in a bolt.
Now to go outside under the streetlight to sight it in. From 25 feet I shot it a few times to see what kind of pattern I was getting & I was impressed. All the bolts were inside a 2 inch area and the trigger is light and breaks consistently. I adjusted the scope a bit & backed up to 5o feet then out to 75 which is as far as I'm going till I get my 20 inch bolts & broad heads to do my final sighting in with.
At one point I cocked the crossbow and when I went to knock the safety into the fire position it wouldn't go. Hmm, what's the problem? Well it seems I forgot to put a bolt in and the crossbow apparently has a safety mechanism that will keep you from dry firing the crossbow and thereby causing damage to it. NICE! I had noticed a little lever on the left side of the scope rail and couldn't figure out what it was for before I accidentally found this feature. Still not to sure what it is actualy for but I bet it has something to do with this feature.
Right now it seems to be a very accurate and consistent shooting weapon. Yes, I said weapon cause this thing is no toy and is quite capable or a tragic outcome without using your common sense and definitely anyone that is unfamiliar with gun safety or underage needs to be trained and/or supervised at all times.
After all this I inspected the crossbow & the bow itself is now firmly touching the top of the stock and no longer touching the little lip on the plastic piece I mentioned at the start of this little instructional review. I will call the manufacture tomorrow and go over this with them. I suspect that the lip is supposed to be at the top to keep the fiberglass from touching and rubbing on the stock but I could be wrong.
My first impressions are very favorable with the crossbow itself. It seems to be well made.
The scope they sent is not the best but it would likely be very serviceable to use and will make a nice backup.
The cocking device is nice and well built and I am more than satisfied with it.
The quiver release seems a bit, well,,, plastic and probably wont take a good fall without getting destroyed but I think I can do something a bit more permanent if it gets damaged should this happen. I wouldn't be able to remove the quiver at will then but who knows, I may not even want it on at all in the end and get or make a belt quiver to go on my side.
The stringing assist thing they sent to help put the string on is a dangerous piece of junk since when it broke I was in the process of cocking the crossbow and it scared the crap out of me but didn't actually hurt me and I'm not to sure I even want a replacement. Once is enough thank you very much, I will do it on my own or buy a good one!
Overall Impressions so far? Well worth the money and aside from the stringing thing & the upside down quiver locking device everything seems more than worth the money. I will update this if needed.
**UPDATE** I almost want to take a star away for not being able to find replacement strings! I even went to inferno website and no dice. If anyone can help me out as to where to find replacement strings, I would greatly appreciate it!!
***UPDATE2*** The Fiberglass limb is starting to splinter after approximately 100 shots!
AS you can see I was very impressed at first, however, after using this bow for target practice the limb started to splinter after only 100 shots.
***Update 3*** Ok I went back and gave this bow one more star, but only because I was able to find a replacement limb on eBay. I bought a 150lb replacement limb, which in turn enabled me to find replacement strings. However, I definitely lost some power, the 150lb limb definitely slowed the fps down. I still use this bow for fun but I wouldn't trust it to drop any game at anything further than 40 - 50 yards tops.
If you need a replacement string, just get a good 26.5" replacement. This doesn't have string made specifically for it, no need to search for Inferno Fury string. Replaced mine already (thanks to cheap wax) but the new string is thicker and has lasted longer.
Spot on accurate, good solid crossbow with a safety and comfortable grip. I love this thing and have even let the kids shoot off a few bolts.