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SA Sports Fever Crossbow Package 543
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- 4 - 16" 2219 Aluminum Arrows
- 4x32 Multi-range Scope
- Padded Shoulder Sling
- Rope Cocking Device
- Hex Keys
SA Sports Fever Crossbow Package
he SA Sports Fever Crossbow packs all the top quality, desirable features and accessories that the most experienced hunters demand, at a price tag that nearly everyone can afford. The SA Sports Fever Crossbow Package is the best value crossbow package available anywhere.
- Ambidextrous Auto Safety
- Large Boot Style Foot Stirrup
- Adjustable Weaver Style Scope Mount
- Lightweight Composite Track/Barrel
- Quick Detach Quiver
- Full Dipped Camo Pattern
-Limb Tip Pair
-175lbs Replacement Limb
-Empire Quick Detatch Quiver w/Universal Mount
-Replacement Fever String
-Empire Side Mount Quiver Bracket w/Claw Mount
-4x32 Illuminated Multi Reticle Scope
-3 Red Dot Multi Range
-Dragon Eyez 7x26mm 1500yd
-20" Carbon Bolts 6pk
-Fever Recurve Crossbow
The SA Sports Fever Crossbow Package features include 175 pound recurve crossbow, premium 4 x 32 multi reticle scope, quick detach quiver with 4 arrows, padded shoulder sling, adjustable weaver style scope mounts, full coverage dipped camouflage pattern, ambidextrous auto safety, large boot style foot stirrup, speeds up to 240 feet per second, lightweight/compact ambidextrous rear stock, assembly tools/hex keys.
Top Customer Reviews
Many of todays high end Longbows and Recurves propel arrows between 140 - 170 FPS depending on draw weight and arrow weight.
Example: A Recurve shooting a 31" arrow weighing 575 grains total, at a speed of only 140 FPS, delivers 25 ft-lbs of energy to the target.
Many deer and bear have been taken this way. This example is intended to show how speed is not the most important factor with any bow.
The following are actual bolt weights and speed using the SA Sports Fever:
Aluminum - Originals with crossbow...16.0"........255 gr.......100 gr = 355 gr...............222.....38.86 * less Momentum (penetration)
Aluminum - Originals with crossbow...16.0"........255 gr.......125 gr = 380 gr...............220.....40.85
Carbon - Arrow Precision....................20.0"........290 gr.......125 gr = 415 gr...............211.....41.04
Carbon - Bloodsport ...........................20.0"........325 gr.......125 gr = 450 gr...............203.....41.19
Carbon - Bloodsport............................20.0"........325 gr.......175 gr = 500 gr...............194.....41.80 * more Momentum (penetration)
Should I be upset that it doesn't shoot 235 FPS ? Should I deduct a star because of it ? Absolutely not. This bow has nothing wrong with it.
The above table demonstrates that speed is not the most important factor when hunting. FACT: A 70lb Recurve only shoots 170 FPS.
Using the above table, the scope was zeroed using the original bolts and field tips, 380 grains total. Using the Crosshairs for 20, 30 and 40 yards, resulted in a bullseye every time. Just below each crosshair is a dot. Using the bloodsport with a 175 grain tip, 500 grains total and using the Dots for 20, 30 and 40 yards, resulted in a bullseye every time. This scope allows anyone to shoot virtually any bolt and field tip combination and be accurate.
The crossbow did have some noise (vibration) when fired. Easy fix. Included is a photo of this fix. String silencers and mini limb savers from 3Rivers Archery.
Note: If you have zeroed your crossbow and have a bolt fly erratic, take a close look at the nock. You will see a grove being cut on one or both sides of the vane that faces down when loaded. The Original bolts with this crossbow have nocks with larger diameters than the bolt shaft. This accounts for the erratic flying off target of the bolts. Nothing wrong with the crossbow, just the bolt nocks.
Final Note: One reviewer said his scope pointed to the left. It will if the scope mounts aren't loosened first before tightening down the bracket that attaches to the picatinny rail on the crossbow. Once secured, then retighten the scope mounts.
P.S. Aluminum versus Carbon. People who practice with aluminum and complain when they bend are simply uneducated. Use carbon for practice. Use aluminum for hunting. That way you don't take the chance of eating meat with extra fiber (carbon splinters) in it. If you don't shoot different weight groups (ie light, medium, heavy bolts) then make sure your carbon practice bolts weigh the same as your aluminum hunting bolts, then your zeroed in SA Sports Fever won't know the difference.
I'm not much of a crossbow wizard, and I put this together in about 45 minutes. The youtube video is great. And its all pretty simple, no expertise required, just some concentration.
As for the bow....its great. Actually fantastic. Its well balanced, even with a few arrows in the attached quiver. The bow draws smoothly, and locks into the trigger assembly with a nice strong "click", engaging the safety immediately. Nice feature.
The scope is not bad, and so far has seemed to keep the sight picture without issue. I shot about 20 arrows today and I had no problem zeroing it in, in about 15 minutes.
The sling is a bit cheaply made, but what do you expect for the nice price for the package.
Now the arrow are made of aluminum, and basically are crap. But I had a feeling they would be bad going in to the deal, reading the previous reviews. So with this in mind, I used them for zero-ing in the bow and didn't expect much else. Good thing too, because they basically fell apart during the process. (pics below). I also purchased a set of carbon arrows and broad heads for the actual hunt.
Overall I am very impressed with the power of this bow. It throws the arrows at a decent velocity into the targets (it went through my target and the backstop on the first shot - I had to put up a second backstop), and the recoil is pretty much nil. There is no vibration that I could feel, and I would have no problem shooting this over and over. This crossbow is not a toy, and would take down a deer, with the right heads, with no effort.
The trigger is crisp and has a bit of tension leading up to the release of the arrow. And the cocking device is provided in the box and a great item.
I also purchased an Allen Company crossbow case to go with for $45. The 20" carbon arrows fit perfectly in the underside pocket. And the bow, including the scope and quiver attached fit into the main compartment. With a smaller side pocket carrying my rail lube, cocking string, documents, and the rest.
This is a simple recurve crossbow, that I can see providing tons of fun for years to come. I am super happy with the purchase, and would totally buy again without hesitation.
Just starting using it to sight it in more or less on the weekend of September 17th but I am having a problem sighting in the scope and hitting the target at 41 feet. The bow string at one end is unraveling. Had to tie knots in it, plus the plastic cover at the end of the bow where the string rests in place, cracked in half with use. Not sure what is going to happen next. I took the bow to an archery shop to have it sighted in today on Monday the 19th of September. This is annoying because I have sighted scopes in for years and never had a problem. This scope is a problem for some reason. Going to contact company on Tuesday about these problems.