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#1 dperahia4

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

In my opinion the best way to hunt is with a crossbow. There more accurate than bow & arrows, throwing knives, & spears. The range is better & it can be modified to be scoped or red dot sights. It's silent so animals don't hear you when you mess up & when you hit them there is no led poisening.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

:lol: throwing knives and spears aren't legal and I know a few people I wouldn't stand in front of with a bow and arrow.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:24 PM

hahaha. Only in the movies are crossbows silent. They are typically louder than a compound bow.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

I have been hunting here in California with a crossbow since 2007. They definitely have unique challenges. I would not consider my Excalibur Equinox quiet.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:44 AM

Welcome. Compounds, and recurves and long bows nobody ever hits any thing with them. Real inacurate. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: Lets see some of your groups . :popcorn:
You can hop but you can't hide. Yahi Bowmen. Its not how far you can shoot but how close to the game you get when you shoot. Sights we don't need any sights. Why waist time reloading when I can be making arrows.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

Thumper....I respect your craft.

Then...
How can Cabellas & Bass Pro sell so many on those types of bows if they can't hit the broad side of a barn?

I've seen your handy craft over the years...and I still can't figure out how you creep up on those critters.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:35 AM

:popcorn: :popcorn: Group pictures?
You can hop but you can't hide. Yahi Bowmen. Its not how far you can shoot but how close to the game you get when you shoot. Sights we don't need any sights. Why waist time reloading when I can be making arrows.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

If we are talking about hunting and being accuarate every time I would rather have a gun then a crossbow, if game is the most important thing. If I am looking to extend my season for archery season I only get a bow...at least that's my understanding of Cali hunting laws as a new hunter. Crossbows are illegal to use during bow season unless handicapped and special provisions. My buddy wanted to use a crossbow while I used my recurve during archery season so looked into it...then again I am happy with shooting my bow every day for practice and going out for small game as a new hunter....

Most hunters who bowhunt that I have talked to only pick it up to extend their seasons, as soon as they get the chance they change to a gun.....again that's most...

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

So that means Im not normal. :crazy: :archer-green: OK Bisley say something. :P
You can hop but you can't hide. Yahi Bowmen. Its not how far you can shoot but how close to the game you get when you shoot. Sights we don't need any sights. Why waist time reloading when I can be making arrows.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

That would make 2 of us...I've only been using a bow and don't see myself picking up a rifle or shotgun anytime soon

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

TD, I think you are normal, heck I see lots of people in loinclothes and blue paint. :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:43 PM

This kid made 3 posts then never came back
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:32 AM

I will be hunting Deer and bear starting Thursday,
And I will be shooting my bow.
I don't know where this kid got his facts,
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

This kid made 3 posts then never came back


Dave, he was a flash in the pan. He apparently already knew everything so he didn't need our help. He wouldn't want to hear anything from us as we are obviously ignorant and his facts were correct. :lol:

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:21 AM

I pity us...
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

Yes, for being 44 years old he didn't take our response to his wealth of knowledge with a grain of salt.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

So that means Im not normal. :crazy: :archer-green: OK Bisley say something. :P


I'm still a little too scared to to say anything after the other day when you were talking about concealing your bow while wearing just a loin cloth and blue paint! :o


hahaha. Only in the movies are crossbows silent. They are typically louder than a compound bow.


The Hell you say! Next thing you know you're going to tell me that revolvers don't hold 18 rounds and lever actions don't hold 50 rounds! Or that the old single actions that were carried with one chamber empty can't still shoot 6 rounds :rofl2:

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

You forgot about the side by sides that never need reloading and can shoot shot well over 400yds. Using one side of binocholars for a quick scope.
I want to see his cross bow croups at 20 yrds. :signtripledogdare2wf: I'll go to 30 yrds :signtripledogdare2wf: :archer-green: .
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Having hunted with a crossbow over on Catalina I can attests to their hitting power, but I would not call them quiet enough to not spook game. A good compound bow is every bit as accurate as a crossbow, and if I were Thumper, I would add a stick bow to that list too.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

Crossbows do have good power but they are not quiet even with limb and string silencers.  One of my hunting buddies shoots a 70lb compound and it's a little quieter than my crossbow.  He's also very accurate.  It's all about the shooter.  He practices often and it shows.

 

If you want quiet, try a compound between 40 and 50 lbs with string and limb silencers.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

Here is a picture of accuracy.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

Very nice, Tom!  did you get that in CA?



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Nice deer. Nice shot Most guys would never take that shot But that is a good spot to hit the pumper. :good:  :good:


You can hop but you can't hide. Yahi Bowmen. Its not how far you can shoot but how close to the game you get when you shoot. Sights we don't need any sights. Why waist time reloading when I can be making arrows.




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