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Super high quality 80lb 'Cobra' crossbow with self-cocking feature. Allows simple and safe use while ensuring precise string alignment. Constructed of aluminium and high-tech fiberglass limb. 'Auto' safety that engages when cocking. Track style for greater control and accuracy. Bolt retainer.
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★☆☆☆☆

“how do you string this thing?”

Written on: 29/12/2012 by htcreque (1 review written)

I was pretty excited when my cobra arrived. Most of the reviews made it sound so good. There were no instructions but I was able to put it together with out any. It as nice looking and seemed well constructed. I had an old telephone book ready to use as a target. I am a big man but I couldn't string it. I asked another big man to help me. We couldn't come close to stringing it. I really wanted this but I had to send it back… Read Full Review

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Davepope's Response to htcreque's Review

Written on: 30/12/2012

check u-tube, simple 1-person operation

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Asadlerkey's Response to htcreque's Review

Written on: 09/04/2013

Size is not everything as is universally known, and illustrated by the apparent weakness of two large men, unable to string a bow..
ONE person can string an 80lb crossbow on their own ,as often as they like, it is simply a matter of using one's brain rather than misguided brute force, which clearly does not work, and to send the thing back in defeat was unbelievably silly.

I never leave the Cobra strung. It is a 'take-down', fitting into a brief case if required. and strings up easily every shooting session in the following manner.
Simply place a foot on one side of the limb and lever against that, It flexes easily for stringing or de-stringing. It is simply a transference of weight, and I am surprised that nobody has mentioned this method, anywhere. All the advice is about two people being needed, quite some effort, or a device, but never the easiest of all.



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Paulrob180's Response to htcreque's Review

Written on: 11/01/2013

For years I was a pistol shooter, until Dunblane, with many trophies. I then continued to practice at home with an air pistol, but here in Scotland there is talk of banning these unless you can show "good reason" so as an experiment I bought a Armex tomcat pistol crossbow. I found it easy to string by following instructions on YouTube although I am well over 70. I also found it to be more accurate than I expected,if you keep the string well greased,keep the slide clean and ensure the string is accurately seated it will shoot a 1.5 inch group at 10 yards.Just keep focused on the foresight and maintain the sight picture while you steadily pull the trigger.

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★★★★★

“cobra pistol crossbow”

Written on: 25/11/2012 by jasonstuntman7 (2 reviews written)

having owned about half a dozen stringed weapons since childhood(mainly barnett)i now own a classic jennings unistar plus compound bow,i was initially sceptical of the quality of this item(being made in china).never judge a book by it,s cover,i have fitted a crosman ratcatcher plastic stock and a 4x32 scope,very impressed… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Cobra 80lbs”

Written on: 22/11/2012 by glen1 (1 review written)

Great piece of gear with a great range to hit targets.I would recemend to family and friends.Or to the army or any one who is trained in useing this cross bow.Great fun to use and a gud laugh… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“simply the best..”

Written on: 08/08/2012 by twatty (1 review written)

The Mk2 cobra with the 80lb draw is the most powerfull small pistol out there. Very accurate, very hard wearing, easy to load, and gos 165FPS. When you think that a good 120lb large bow gos 200FPS youll realise how much power these little things have got. They are only about £30 too...these are NOT a toys… Read Full Review

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Twatty's Response to twatty's Review

Written on: 08/08/2012

Ive got two of these..some are called cobra..some ..armex..and tomcat..etc...depends whos sellin em...But the 80lb is the best pistol..its got more power than any airgun..more punching power that is. Ive shot a 6" bolt (about the same size as a pencil) 200 yards. I reckon for an accurate shot ...maybe 70 yards..one of my pistols ive pimped and its DEADLY...

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Sharky57's Response to twatty's Review

Written on: 10/01/2013

Its the 50lb pistol that gos 165fps...the 80lb gos 200fps yet it does not have the kinetic power of a large bow propelling a larger bolt at the same speed.

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★☆☆☆☆

“cobra sucks”

Written on: 04/05/2012

cobra compound bows suck… Read Full Review

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Twatty's Comment

Written on: 08/08/2012

They are NOT compound...theyre recurve!!

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Davepope's Comment

Written on: 28/12/2012

This is based upon,... ??

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★★★★☆

“Keeping string longer, stringing advice.”

Written on: 23/01/2012

To keep the string last longer, twist it few time until strands form up into uniied string. Don't over do it. Just until the all form up nice and tight. String it to the bow and wax it! This will shorten the string a bit, thus givin it slightly more power, and preventing the string hitting the cocking mechanism. Also if you are worried that it will fray from contacht with mechanism try wrapping around some thread like regular sowing thread neatly and snug ower the cocking mechanism's… Read Full Review

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Twatty's Comment

Written on: 08/08/2012

You can detach the cocking arms before each shot..therefore it wont smack against them..and youll get a longer powerstroke..

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Jasonstuntman7's Comment

Written on: 25/11/2012

bit of a mess on though,i,ve took the slider pulleys off altogether since i,ve fitted the crosman stock it,s easy to draw by hand.

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★★★★★

“Breaking tips”

Written on: 16/07/2011 by mizzgnomer (1 review written)

This isn't just a cobra problem it seems to be with all the pistol crossbows they just aren't well made. From what I've see they snap with the Man Kung 80lb crossbow as well and I'm sure they do with the unbranded ones as well. I've seen comments about them snapping on the 50lb crossbows too. This shouldn't pose a big problem since the strings come with two tips at least the ones on ebay do and you can get the 80lb string for under $4 I don't know how low you could get them for if bidding I… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Bought it yesterday so far its great however the bolts...”

Written on: 22/05/2011

Bought it yesterday so far its great however the bolts you get with it arent anything special i had to buy a new pack within 1 hour....the pistol crossbow is very well made and the self cocking feature is super it really helps in cocking it… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Liked the bow. Seemed great but the plastic ends...”

Written on: 16/03/2011

Liked the bow. Seemed great but the plastic ends shattered after the 4th shot. No way of replacing them. The bow is now useless until fixed. Don't buy this unless you have replacement plasctic tips… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/03/2012

what plastic tips are you referring to? if it is the plastic tips on the bolts, then you can easily replace the bolts. go to amazon and buy 12 bolts for under $10

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King586's Comment

Written on: 23/07/2014

He means the plastic tips on both sides - yes, if they are broken you have a problem to replace them.

I'm from Germany and we have same problems with this!!

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★★★★★

“very good and powerful ”

Written on: 25/05/2010

very good and powerful… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“the plastic ends on this product suck. broke after 3 shots”

Written on: 20/03/2010

the plastic ends on this product suck. broke after 3 shots… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I purchased this Cobra Crossbow pistol and just...”

Written on: 05/03/2010 by Johnegadget (1 review written)

I purchased this Cobra Crossbow pistol and just started shooting it today, I have only fired 3 arrows from it and each time fired, the bow end,(plastic end) would shatter upon firing. It came with a extra string and ends but I've exhausted my fun only after 3 shots., and it says, string and ends should be changed after 300 shots, how funny is that? If the ends are bad, than the bow is holding up ok, but what good is it, if I can't fire it?????… Read Full Review

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King444's Response to Johnegadget's Review

Written on: 23/07/2014

I can confirm the same problem in Germany!! We also can't replace them since we can't find someone who sale them!

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★★★☆☆

“I have bought the cobra pistol cobra from bulgaria. It...”

Written on: 19/12/2009

I have bought the cobra pistol cobra from bulgaria. It is very powerful and precise. The only snag is that both end pieces to which the string is attached literally snapped to pieces on my first shot. I have not been able to purchase a second set and the manufactures have not responded to my enquiry. Can anybody please help… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 15/06/2011

you can buy them off ebay.

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Twatty's Comment

Written on: 08/08/2012

You can buy these from dozens of xbow sites...like blades n bows...ronnie sunshines ..ebay etc etc

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★★★★★

“ The cobra 80lbs self-cocking pistol crossbow is...”

Written on: 30/04/2009

The cobra 80lbs self-cocking pistol crossbow is amazing! cheap and works well… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Buy one, have fun! Inexpensive pistol xbow with an...”

Written on: 26/09/2008 by jonjonjon (1 review written)

Buy one, have fun! Inexpensive pistol xbow with an intuitive and easy to use cocking mechanism that allows rapid loading/fire. Use the metal bolts (as opposed to plastic) as they are slightly heavier and penetrate deeper. I have found it to be consistently accurate at ranges of upto 50 feet. Ideal as a fun gharden shooter, home defence or even hunting small game, particularly birds i.e. pheasant, pigeon, duck etc. Although of course it may not be legal where you live so check the legalities of… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Cobra 80lbs Self-Cocking Pistol Crossbow is...”

Written on: 08/09/2008

The Cobra 80lbs Self-Cocking Pistol Crossbow is brilliant crossbow should definitely buy! Very good range I found it could reach 102 meters really nice grip. With a scope i could hit a ten pence piece from 40 meters!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“great fun”

Written on: 13/04/2008 by peter12 (1 review written)

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★★★★★

“If products are imported there should be a way to...”

Written on: 11/03/2008

If products are imported there should be a way to order parts. If a retailer sells this product they should have replacement parts readily available. The bow is great but now useless… Read Full Review

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P Harris's Comment

Written on: 18/01/2009

Hi there, you can try these two places for spares. NM PRODUCTS.CO.UK or bestcrossbows.co.uk they do prods and strings etc. hope this helps. peter.

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446343_Lordmhoram's Comment

Written on: 08/03/2009

Interesting. I've just bought one of these also - and the first time I used it, exactly the same part broke (it shattered, throwing bits in all directions: I'm glad I was holding it at arm's length.)

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★★★★★

“THe Cobra Pistol Crossbow is very good, i found it to...”

Written on: 01/03/2008

THe Cobra Pistol Crossbow is very good, i found it to be very accurate and a lot of fun. THere are no bad points that i have found so far… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A very good small varment , squr.., groundhogs,...”

Written on: 29/02/2008

A very good small varment , squr.., groundhogs, target, rat, etc quite pistol that does the job., after several shots , you must tighten the screws etc… Read Full Review

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