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Old 11-08-2013, 03:49 PM   #11
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Have you considered a real Bow & Arrow ?...................
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/rudder-bows-archery-handmade-hickory-longbow.aspx?a=1194509
Or how about a project ?..........
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/deluxe-hickory-flat-bow-builders-kit.aspx?a=1344516
Or how about a Compound Crossbow..............
http://www.basspro.com/Barnett-Recruit-Crossbow-Package/product/13020205312432/?hvarAID=shopping_googleproductextensions&om_mmc=s hopping_googleproductextensions&kpid=1302020531243 2

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One thing about a crossbow, even so so bolts are expensive.

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Old 11-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #13
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I was just wondering. It is legal here. I own a 150lb crossbow.
If you have a crossbow, you might as well give it some field time.

Maybe you could hone your skills on varmints? Hogs would take some serious guts to hunt without a second shot (take a big pistol).
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Wow that is a tiny bow.
To the op, I hear ya on the left handed thing. It sucks with guns too. Its discrimination I tell ya.
I think cross bows are easier to shoot. At 15yds I can almost stack the bolts up and I know I couldnt do that with a bow.
Yeah, when I first saw one I actually laughed when the guy pulled it out of his truck. They are 22" from axle to axle at rest. My Martin compound is a good foot taller.

Size isn't everything apparently. These TNT bows can accommodate a draw of up to 100 lbs. which is more than I can handle when I expect to shoot more than one arrow.

Another advantage to the TNT bows is that they are field serviceable without the need for a bow press. If you cut a string or break a cable, you can fix it with their "Hunt Saver" kit. With one wrench you can be back in the hunt in a couple of minutes.
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I have seen the Barnett Recruit. Nice looking piece of Nomenclature...
Right now i'm working on getting a Pistol Crossbow that Self "Cocks" and has a quick loader,..I have seen it run from $40 to $80(MSRP) bucks.....and a dozen Extra Bolts are $15.....for my back yard mostly...
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If you have a crossbow, you might as well give it some field time.

Maybe you could hone your skills on varmints? Hogs would take some serious guts to hunt without a second shot (take a big pistol).
I always carry a 45 or 357 with hollow points every time I hit the woods. I think I will use my crossbow but looking into a compound for next year also
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I believe my crossbow is compound. Its a horton yukon sl. The only crossbow I would buy other than this one would have to have the reversed limbs to balance it more
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I always carry a 45 or 357 with hollow points every time I hit the woods. I think I will use my crossbow but looking into a compound for next year also
On some of those thicker-skinned animals (deer & hogs), the HP ammo would be second choice to soft points. Any bullet beats trying to outrun something wounded and PO'd.
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Amen to that

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i don't know what state you live in, but you can check the state hunting regulations to find out. they were legal for a couple years, but the time was not extended due to the loss of youth hunting weekends being attached to the bill to keep crossbow hunting in NY. Keeping the youth only weekends was the right call IMO. We need more young hunters.

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