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Going back....

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:08 pm
by chadbragg
To vertical bow this season. Gonna keep my crossbow to use occasionally. I like the crossbow but it's not the same and since the kids are older I will have more time to practice. I'm watching archerytalk.com for a deal. Leaning towards the Hoyt Faktor... can't wait til October!

Re: Going back....

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:16 pm
by LadyHunter
I am still using my compound. But I am thinking of upgrading and letting the oldest grandson have mine. He is begging to learn.

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Re: Going back....

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:35 pm
by jv
Have been thinking of getting me a crossbow but just don't that much about them. Guess I need to start doing a little research on brands, models and such. I haven't bow hunted in several years but when I did I loved it and just wanting to get back into it and leaning toward the crossbow because of back and shoulder problems.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:59 am
by RoadRanger
Until a few weeks ago I had never shot one. I borrowed a friends ten point cross bow and holy cow is that thing a joy to shoot. VERY accurate and fast. I bet between me and my wife and son we shot well over 100 bolts

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:01 am
by terry08
Makes me curious as to why so many being offered for sale on Craig's list.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:30 am
by LadyHunter
Terry I think part of it is that so many got excited and bought them before they knew much about them or what they wanted or needed. They are noisy, and don't have the range that a lot of people think. The boys got Doug one so he could continue to bow hunt, but he really does not like it.

Re: Going back....

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:58 am
by chadbragg
I love my carbon express and highly recommend the CE.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:26 am
by brewer03
my (hunting) grand daughter has started asking about bow hunting and my wife was going to get her a crossbow and she told her she wanted a regular bow like paw paws. So I will have a partner to practice with this off season and I am really looking forward to it... I had been thinking of getting a cross bow but that will wait for a little while now. I have been looking at all the youth bows out there and man it sure is a lot to choose from....

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:52 am
by gtk
i'm scared to buy a used bow/cross bow off the internet.. Scared its been dry fired/abused.. I woudln't hesitate to buy one from someone I know though..

Speaking of... I have a bowtech SD Assassin I need to either sell or fix.. the wonderful son dry fired it, and the cams need replacing (about $300 to replace)..

Re: Going back....

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:09 am
by chadbragg
The last 2 bows I've bought I have bought as a left over off archery talk for almost half price and have full warranty.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:10 am
by chadbragg
Brewer them youth bows ain't cheap either!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:46 am
by brewer03
they sure aint CB. luckily I have a buddy at camp that is letting me borrow one his daughter has outgrown just to test the waters with before I make the investment... but the way this girl loves to hunt and be outside when I shoot I do no I am gonna have to spend the money

Re: Going back....

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:54 pm
by bigsteve
Well the.crossbow is a good weapon butnas chad said I dont enjoy it the way I did the compound I have started a phisical therapy program to strengthen my sholder will work on it till the season comes again and we will see looking at a eleite smoothe shooting bow hope I can cross back over if not I have the.crossbow one thing I will tell anyone if you get a crossbow practice

Re: Going back....

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:57 pm
by chadbragg
Steve I totally agree. Everyone thinks the crossbow requires no practice or anything and it's like a rifle. One thing I'll say is bows have really gone up since 2007 when I bought my last one. I'm gonna buy on a budget!

Re: Going back....

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:40 pm
by lugnutzz
Compound, long, recurve, cross bows, rifles, shotguns, spears, or knife. It all requires practice and repetition to be AND STAY accurate. Some are just more forgiving than others.


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