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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 05:56 AM
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Congratulations skyhawk77 !!!
I'd love to see some pics of your first Deer..

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 08:34 PM
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i would put the crossbow skill level...way above any gun do sit on ready but the deer still has to be a close encounter.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 08:56 PM
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congrats on the deer. I believe that certain weapons require more expertise/skill/practice than others. Recurve/long bows require the most skill, then compounds, followed by crossbows. Try shooting a flintlock vs an in-line muzzleloader it will humble you many times. I agree that whatever you choose become proficient with it. It's all about quick clean kills.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 04:40 PM
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AMEN,Hunting Man I love to shoot my old hoyt compound but do to my schedule I havnt been able to practice like I use to so I decided to try a cross bow this year. Ive been fortunate in I have never lost a deer I pray that I will never have to experience that.So I bought a Horton this week,took it to the range yesterday, what a hoot to shoot I never knew what I was missing.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 10:10 AM
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hunting with a XBOW is easy?

It's been said here that hunting with a crossbow is easier than with a vertical bow.

I now am a crossbow hunter. Barnett Predator - Draw weight 175 - Speed 375' ps - weight HEAVY

I like the accuracy of the weapon IF I'm sitting and have a mono pod for the xbow, but to walk and stalk, it is not my preferred weapon.

So far deer and turkey but want to go after feral hogs. Am a bit intimidated by the carry weight and need for monopod in the line of speed shooting as could be necessary for hogs.

Guess the 40cal on my hip will be my security
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