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    Posted: 21 June 2014 at 10:49
Hey gang, I recently found out that bein a disable vet I
am eligible to hunt with a crossbow. I've never used one
before. MANY years ago, my brother and I wud mess round a
little bit with a regular bow but I was never very good
with it. He was. I've looked at a lotta crossbows but
dont really like many of them. They all seem very heavy
to me. Even the lighter ones are still kinda heavy. Maybe
thats the way they all are made. I really dont know.
Thats why I'm askin. I did notice one big thing. Damn
things aint cheap neither. Maybe mail order is the way to
go, but then ya really cant tell what your gettin till
its too late. Its just a thot. I guess maybe I shud just
stick to my rifles. Just thot it wud be nice to be able
to maybe take my son out durin Archery season to. I want
him to have a little experience with everthin I can give
him. Any advice y'all can give me will be greatly
appreciated and considered. Thanks
Courage is bein scared to Death, But saddlin up anyway. (John Wayne)
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been hunting with a x-bow for about 17 years.  Killed well over 20 whitetails with one; and a few mulies and antelope..

Mine is a top of the line Horton, I paid about $230 for it.  They went out of sight when many states allowed them in the archery season.  Just gouging.

 

They are all pretty heavy, my only complaint.  But unlike a rifle they kick forward, not back into the shoulder so the weight helps lots on accuracy.  And they are low velocity so they must be controlled while the bolt is still in the bow; and the weight helps that.

Horton paid a lot of lobbiest to get x-bows legal, but actually went bankrupt.  Some one else bought them up and still makes them.

I have poor hands, so the x-bow lets me still archery hunt; I started archery hunting in 1962.  Sold all my compounds, but can't part with my long bow or recurves; too many memories.

Most of the triggers are pretty poor, and that is a good place to judge one if you are going to buy.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Texadan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2014 at 09:28
Thanks for the advice. I'll keep it all in mind. Found out
at the range the other day, theres a lotta bow hunters
that come in and outta there. I know most of the folks that
work there. 1 of the guys said he had a cross bow I cud try
out and see how I like it sometime. I thot that was cool.
Who knows, I mite not like it anymore. Never tryed it with
a cross bow yet. We'll have to see how that turns out.
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just something to add to more time in the woods.Clap
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