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Author Topic: cross bows  (Read 2048 times)

Online NWIAdeerhunter

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Re: cross bows
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2011, 05:59:23 PM »
anymore compound bows shoot just as far if not farther then any crossbow on the market.  the only difference is that crossbows are cocked as soon as you leave the truck.  I have a newer mathews and I am shooting 80 yards easily I have even shot 100 yards and feel very confident about shooting at that distance.  Crossbow bolts don't have the weight to go that far.  Speed wise compounds are the same as crossbows.  barnetts buck commander crossbow shoots i believe 365 fps.  The Mcphearson monster 7.0 shoots 360  My mathews magnum shoots 343 fps.  the average crossbow shoots right around 320.  I don't see any advantage to shooting a crossbow over a compound.  Actually there is more of a disadvantage to a crossbow in that it is heavier and more awkward to hold.
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Re: cross bows
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2011, 03:16:56 PM »
The only advantage I could see to a crossbow is it would allow hunters who can no longer pull a bow for hunting to contine archery hunting. Both injury and age can prevent archery hunters from continuing to hunt archery season.
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Re: cross bows
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2011, 08:58:25 PM »
To me the biggest cons would be the weight (on most of them), and the fact that they are normally a bit noisier than a compound.  Pros would have to include that most folks are able to use one after it's cocked, and they allow people who otherwise could not hunt archery due to age or injury to get back out there.I shoot a compound
I like this answer.

Getting more folks involved is what it's all about. Not everyone that would like to bowhunt has the ability to draw and shoot a legal weight bow, therefore the crossbow can afford them the opportunity to participate. I currently shoot a compound but there might be a day when I will need a crossbow in order to stay in the game.

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Re: cross bows
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 07:10:31 PM »
I think they should be allowed during archery seasons. They can't shoot farther than a compound. Well they can but is it ethical. The only difference I see is that they are easier to aim and shoot more accurate. But isn't that what we all want good clean kills. Yes they are a lot heavier. But you can get a bipod or mono pod.

 

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