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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kruzaroad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2024 at 8:06am
Really?
Makes you wonder why they don't just put one flight on them.
Oh that's right consistency in flight.
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So crossbow went back.
Over all not a very versitle weapon with out small game heads.
Never got to goats, didn't take it out as wasn't practical for small game without small game heads. Limited to just goats here without and they were across river.
Still had great time sighting in and testing it.
Spent most of time with shooting sticks and sig going after starlings at aprrox 50m to 60m, trying to improve my shooting.
Would I buy a crossbow? Don't think so. Done goat hunting with a recurve when younger and think I prefure it. Crossbow I find rather heavy and it's width a bit annoying, shafts need a quiver really and your ammo supply is,limited.compared to tin of pellets,but very useful tool for larger game I would say.
Be interested to try an air bow. Seen a few reviews and they seem to have much better penitration. But for now air rifle is fine by me.
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I’ve never been a fan of cross bows my self, although there are many who like them.

For me there is a challenge, and a skill, in being able to accurately shoot a bow and arrow. Dosent matter if it’s a recurve, long bow or compound, they are all rewarding when your arrow hits what u were aiming for.

I also love shooting rifles. There is a satisfaction in holding a beautiful wooden stock in both your hands, feeling that butt seat snuggly into your shoulder and laying your cheek down onto a well shaped cheek-piece, aiming and squeezing slowly. Pellets or powder, I love them both.

But as much as I love bows and rifles, I’ve never seen the attraction in combining them. Perhaps because I love each so much for what they are, two very different disciplines requiring different skill sets, which can both satisfy my love of hunting.
I’ve owned many bows and many rifles in my life, and God willing I will still own many more, but I’ll keep my love of arrows and stocks separate 😂😂😂
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billbobnz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 2024 at 9:07pm
I actually agree with you Pete says me who owns and loves my xbow. Mine is far too powerful for small game doing just on 400fps with 550ish grain bolts.

The reason I did go xbow is my trad bow that I started with needed hours of practice and constant training and that goes for compound bows too. Xbow is almost set and forget and ready with little or no practise once you've dialled in and sorted the ballistics.

Also the xbow give me a tab more range should I get closer than 80m.

I still have 2 trad bows and do want to put the rewarding time into them and take an animal in the future
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kruzaroad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 2024 at 7:39am
Very nice description Pete. Instantly wanted to get the rifle out after reading that description.
I think the same, though I personally never meshed with the compound bow. I fully appresiate what a great weapon it is and though I do love hitting that part of the pull on a compound where the tension drops and you lift to sight, that is a compound bow uniqueness that I really like. Don't find it the same in a recurve. Compound bows just seem to be to much engineering for a primitive tool. (which is what bow hunting is about to me. A personal, not practical view)
Love that smooth uncomplicated feel of recurve. It's weight and simplicity.
The tracking of game if its run off, with the shaft working to keep it bleeding as it moves.
Never found that in a xbow (tracking excluded) . Sort of like the best of both guns and bows combined without the feeling or praticality of either.
Have many times thought of getting some yew and making a recurve but as of yet haven't.
Still xbows are a great weapon in thier own right and serve a purpose. Those who mesh with them have a great hunting tool.
(and probly won't miss having had a bow string connecting with the forearm learning)
Still each to their own and in all reality the shortest time of any hunt is the actual sighting and firing, so if it gets you out there it's a win.
But I'll be keeping bow and rifle separate.




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