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School me on crossbows.
« on: 01 Sep 2011 - 18:45:08 »
Seem intersesting and I wouldn't mind getting one just for the hell of it really.
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Re: School me on crossbows.
« Reply #1 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 19:33:06 »
Preferred distance weapon of the Ninja? LOL.
 



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« Reply #2 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 19:34:16 »
LOL. True that. I'm thinking of having it for the hell of it. Due to a shoulder injury, I'm not too good with compound bows so figured this would be a decent alternative. Of course I know very little about either a compound bow or a crossbow. Hoping someone had some information.
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Re: School me on crossbows.
« Reply #3 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 19:36:03 »
Dude I haven't fired a bow anything since boy scouts. I need info just as bad as you ,... heh
 



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« Reply #4 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 19:52:04 »
I use a Excalibur Phoenix and I love it it has 175lb draw weight shoots at 305fps and the scope that comes with it is crystal clear and very accurate. The only down side I have found with any x-bow is the walk threw wood is a bit more challenging since it is a lot wider then most hunt gear except for tree stands and they weigh more the a traditional compound bow. The only x-bow to avoid are the ones that look like this http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_419139_999_01?rgn=0,0,2000,1141&scl=5.2631578947368425&fmt=jpeg&id=3A2blpjjrOWGyykcpKZP_J they have had a bad reputation for breaking and a few people got hurt. If you want you can go to http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com for some good general x-bow info.
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« Reply #5 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 19:58:24 »
most X-bow recommend a using rope cocking tool or a auto-cocker.  The rope cocker cuts the draw weight in half and the auto-cocker's you just turn a crank and your good to go. There are videos on both on the Excalibur site.
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« Reply #6 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 20:04:26 »
Man 500 is a little more than I wanted to pay. I was thinking something along the lines of maybe 2-250.
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« Reply #7 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 20:17:52 »
Unfortunately their prices have gone up the last couple years since more states are now allowing their use during archery season.
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« Reply #8 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 21:11:37 »
I have one that I picked up used in a pawn shop, but I've got to get it restrung....  I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.... so I'll be enjoying this thread too.
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« Reply #9 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 21:36:56 »
Is it a cam or recurve?  If it is a recurve you can restring it yourself.
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« Reply #10 on: 01 Sep 2011 - 21:43:21 »
No, it's a compound bow.  I had a recurve.  a nice recurve.  I loaned it to... someone... and it subsequently disappeared.  There's a gander mtn here.  i guess I could pay someone there to string it for me. 
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Re: School me on crossbows.
« Reply #11 on: 02 Sep 2011 - 06:37:52 »
I have no experience with crossbows, but I know several who do. Let me talk to them and I'll give you a call Rusty.
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« Reply #12 on: 02 Sep 2011 - 09:12:58 »
I have no experience with crossbows, but I know several who do. Let me talk to them and I'll give you a call Rusty.
Thanks bro. I need to find Alabama's laws on them down here. We're pretty gun and hunter friendly so I don't see a problem with me hunting with it.
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« Reply #13 on: 02 Sep 2011 - 10:49:01 »
Unfortunately their prices have gone up the last couple years since more states are now allowing their use during archery season.
I've seen a few on sportsmansguide for about 300 which is a better price to me. One is like 80 bucks and shoots 210 FPS. Probably a piece of junk??
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Re: School me on crossbows.
« Reply #14 on: 02 Sep 2011 - 21:40:26 »
I have no experience with crossbows, but I know several who do. Let me talk to them and I'll give you a call Rusty.
Thanks bro. I need to find Alabama's laws on them down here. We're pretty gun and hunter friendly so I don't see a problem with me hunting with it.

Just a quick google search revealed that 'Bama allows the use of crossbows for the entire deer season by anyone.