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39 people found this helpful
on November 5, 2011
I bought the MK-250 crossbow as a second, inexpensive xbow to teach my kids to shoot and for target practice. For an inexpensive xbow this ones a good choice. At 150lb draw I'm able to cock it by hand or with a rope device. The xbow is fairly light and decently made. It has a light weight, attactive black plastic stock and aluminum barrel. The bows are solid with a texture flat black finish that seems as if it will hold up well. The cables are decent and the string seems okay. The stirup is a metal hex shaped loop that seems to do it's job. The scope included with this model is a cheap piece of plastic. I went to walmart and bought an $8 crossman 4X Targetfinder Superscope that was meant for a pellet rifle or airsoft gun. It's a basic crosshair with a 3/8 mount. Works fine for this crossbow. The MK-250 doesn't have your normal weaver type mount so you'd need to find a scope with a 3/8 mounting rings or buy an adaptor to use most of your normal red dot and scopes out there.
Assembly was easy. Sighting with the Crossman scope was quick and done with 6 shots.
This bow sinks bolts (I bought the 20" aluminum bolts for this xbow) into my targets almost as deeply as my Carbon Exress X-Force 400 with a 175lb draw and advertised 310 fps speed. Not bad. It's a little louder than my X-Force but not crazy unacceptable. I may add some LimbSavers to see if that helps quite it down.
All and all I would totally recommend this crossbow as a great starter, second/backup xbow or just for a fun inexpensive, light xbow.