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Old 12-02-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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Ok so iv never done archery( shot a few arrows though) and Christmas is coming up I was gonna get a ruger mark 1 22lr handgun but go to thinking I have a 22lr rifle already and if shtf would I need a silent way to survive? Which would be better a good recurve now or a 22lr ruger

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Old 12-02-2012, 03:44 AM   #2
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I would get a recurve if you already have a .22lr. Get that joker threaded and get a suppressor. You have enhanced accuracy and a silent tool. But, you can't really reload for it.

But, a recurve bow...
You can make your own arrows and string in a pinch. Retrieve said arrows. Still silent. PLUS, you also have recreation there.

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I own both. Dont use the bow. Can't remember ever shooting it. Now the Ruger...that would be indispensable. You could hunt for a month with the ammo in your front pocket!

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Yeah that's what I was thinking and if shtf I'm not buying a suppression I have other ways to silence it and with 22lr you need all the power you can get

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I own both. Dont use the bow. Can't remember ever shooting it. Now the Ruger...that would be indispensable. You could hunt for a month with the ammo in your front pocket!
That's true but as stated with arrows you can always make more
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That's true but as stated with arrows you can always make more
And you can take down bigger game. Granted, you can take down a deer with a head shot, but, would you wanna if you didn't have to?
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Yeah I'm thinking recurve now a compound is kinda slow to draw back

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I havent shot a recurve, but a compound bow is accurate when properly adjusted for the shooter

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Yeah hmm decision decisions

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I would get the bow. I have a .22 and a compound bow. I enjoy shooting the bow. I can shoot indoors, shoot in the back yard and no one can hear me. We have a separate archery season for deer which is a month before rifle season, and I can hunt restricted areas.
You also have more luck seeking landowner permission to hunt their land if you tell them you're only using a bow.

Plus it's a good hobby to get into! There's plenty of days I enjoy archery more than shooting guns...

There's something primal in it, like reconnecting to a lot of ancestors.

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