So a crossbow has one bolt ready to go. Not ready to go all the time. Have you ever tried to re-nock a crossbow? Good luck with that. Try cocking that bad boy in a stand while a deer you missed is still in range. Oh and that leads me too yardage judgement. high powered scope or not, you still have to judge the yardage.
Originally Posted by Ruff
To be honest, I would rather a person be in the stand with a crossbow than that same person who wouldn't be as prepared to shoot a bow be in the stand with a bow.
I support the use of crossbows as long as it is legal. I do agree that more people should be educated about them and their true capabilities. Maybe even have a class similar to the hunter safety course before acquiring a crossbow license. Heck, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have one for a vertical bow for that matter.
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