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Author Topic: Got my cross bow!  (Read 935 times)

Offline foxhunter126

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Got my cross bow!
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:46:50 AM »
I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a cross bow after studying them a bit. With the old shoulders and elbows starting to complain pretty good I decided to go for it. I decided on the Mission (made by Mathews) MXB 320. It is an entry level bow but the reason I selected it as it was the quietest bow of all that I tested. It is also the most compact and only weighs 6.5 pounds. I also decided that I will now hunt turkeys with the cross bow and put the old shotgun away as the thrill is calling them in and I have not taken a turkey with the bow yet. In New York we can only use the cross bow during the last two weeks of the season but those two weeks are usually the prime of our rut. Looking forward to this new experience and will still use my compound during the rest of the season.
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Offline 4blade

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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 02:17:09 PM »
Congrats Fox.  Enjoy the new toy.  I hope to acquire one soon myself. 

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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 02:34:19 PM »
Yes, the southern part of NY  got 14 days, here in the northern part we got only 10 days which includes the 7 days of early muzzleloader. only 3 days of crossbow in my book, but will try the crossbow during turkey season
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Offline buckone1

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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 03:08:00 PM »
Hope you enjoy your new bow foxhunter126!!
I enjoy mine, couldn't archery hunt without it! Ole bones don't take the pressure anymore!!
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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 03:32:17 PM »
 @--0--0101 hopefully things will change in NY and the legislature people will let the DEC handle game instead of somebody who dosent know squat about it @--0--0118
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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 04:26:41 PM »
Congrats Fox... a very nice choice you'll really enjoy it!
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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 03:59:53 PM »
Congrats and enjoy it!

You may want to consider this especially if you hunt out of a ground blind

http://www.btibrands.com/product/deadshot-fieldpod/
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Offline foxhunter126

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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 07:06:17 PM »
Thank you Flintlock1776,
I hunt almost exclusively from a ladder stand but that is one fine rest.
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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 08:20:16 PM »
nice work. I hear you about the joints. just got done shooting and I have some aches. good luck
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Offline Foss1lHunter

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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2015, 01:27:32 PM »
I also added a Mission Dagger to my hunting tools last year.
I took a nice doe with it and allows hunters more flexibility with
the longer season.

Good luck and look seriously into getting a shooting rest.  I missed
out on another doe as she didn't give me enough time to set up the
crosshairs!   %^$^
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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: Got my cross bow!
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 09:28:37 PM »
Thank you Flintlock1776,
I hunt almost exclusively from a ladder stand but that is one fine rest.
Fox
There is one for ladder stands, although I may want to apply a darkest paint

http://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-484148-DeadShot-Treepod/dp/B00HTN5BRI
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