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Old 08-14-2019, 07:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I recently added a crossbow to my items, wasn't because it was easier to shoot or anything, just a simple financial decision. I got a crossbow that shoots 170FPS for $300.00, finding a compound that will do the same thing would easily be over 1K. I've found that the x-bow limits you on certain shots out of a climber.
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I've found that the x-bow limits you on certain shots out of a climber.
True, but it also adds the ability to make certain other shots. For example, an extreme angle to the right (for a right-handed shooter). You just have to learn to switch the crossbow over to the left shoulder and shoot as if you were left handed.
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The only real "advantage" a crossbow gives a user is that it takes less range time in order to gain hunting proficiency. That's it. Let them whine all they want. A crossbow hunter is still a bow hunter.
IMO, there is at least one more significant advantage to using a cross-bow: They are much easier to hunt with from the ground, because they require less movement. A crossbow is more like a rifle in this regard. You can have it more or less in position when the opportunity presents itself, without the need to lift the bow into position, draw back, aim through a peep hole, and release. With a crossbow, it's aim and fire. I haven't used a crossbow yet, but given my preference for hunting from the ground, it's getting very tempting.

One more point: To anyone looking down on hunters who use crossbows - STOP IT! Quit comparing it to a vertical bow! Think of it as another tool - a legal, ethical tool - to get the job done in an efficient humane way. If I use a 18th century flintlock to hunt deer, I'm not going to look down on a guy using a 300 win mag. They are two completely different things, and it's the hunter's choice to use what he/she wants to use. Just because you've got some ideological problem with it doesn't mean they are wrong. Good grief, we hunters need to stick together and quit bickering about meaningless BS. Let each hunter choose what fits them best and go out and continue this great tradition. If it's not imposing on you and your life, why on earth would you care how someone else chooses to hunt??? Mind your own darn business.
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I've found that the x-bow limits you on certain shots out of a climber.
True, but it also adds the ability to make certain other shots. For example, an extreme angle to the right (for a right-handed shooter). You just have to learn to switch the crossbow over to the left shoulder and shoot as if you were left handed.
The biggest advantage and I will admit it and use it as long as it’s legal is the extra daylight it allows. If you put a quality scope on it you can hunt those crucial minutes you just can’t do with a bow.
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