Are Crossbows Becoming Too Efficient for Archery Season?

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  1. fletch920

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    It was very clearly answered. Because not everyone wants to do the same thing. So, an able bodied person can enjoy hunting with any weapon they choose. Your presumption is that people choose to shoot a crossbow because it is easier. That is an illogical conclusion and only fits a percentage of those that hunt with a crossbow. Also, a crossbow is inherently more accurate than someone with a vertical bow. So, even if some nimrod wants to take pot shots at wild animals, statistically they are going to have more success with the crossbow. I find it easier to get into position for the shot with a vertical bow, but once in position, the crossbow is much more accurate. If and when you ever hunt with one, you will understand exactly what I am talking about. I hope for your sake, that you don't have to use one for a very long time.

    I don't have to deflect, I have killed deer with both styles of bow and know exactly how they handle in hunting situations. And by the way, my crossbow sounds like a .22 going off. Anything but quiet. But, I know you were only trying to belittle my comment about crippling. So be it. Enjoy your weekend, I am out of here early to go enjoy a beautiful day at the cabin.
     
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    Lol... this is NOT something I want to get caught up in. Who thought reintroducing this absolute war was an acceptable idea anyway? Haha


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    I disagree with Fletch and pray that the next time he laughs at me he sheets himself but I must say every crossbow I have seen is stupid loud. Like, quiet night hear it hundreds of yards off loud.
     
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    I was not belittling your comment about crippling. I was only saying that you cannot state your opinions as guaranteed fact without proof.

    Here is a quote from a crossbow manufacturer Dave Robb....

    "Most bowhunters start dropping out of the sport when they reach their 40s," says TenPoint's Robb. "Partly it's physical, but partly it's because their complex lifestyles don't leave them the time they had as a younger person to hone their archery skills. Rather than going out there and being irresponsible, trying to kill a deer with a compound bow, they opt out. We give them a tool that, with a minimal amount of practice, allows them to participate and be successful. They still have to locate game and stalk within range, but the main advantage of a crossbow is that it doesn't require the same amount of time and skill to get and maintain proficiency."

    It looks like there might be something to my "presumption" of the easy button after all. Right from the horses mouth!
     
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    Like I said, it only fits a percentage. Are all crossbow shooters over 40? Does the guy that works 60 or more hours a week not deserve to hunt an archery season? Try it once before you judge. It is not what you and I once thought. Trust me as an old timer on that. I once shared your view. I will admit to being dead wrong.
     
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    He ain't using no bow anymore![​IMG]

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    Speaking of percentages... Slipknot has a new album coming out in August and percentages show I am 100% pumped. The new song Unsainted is DAF. Will most definitely be part of my 2019 season soundtrack.
     
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    Just like other archery sites when someone wants to stir the pot and marginalize other hunters to make themselves feel superior they start a crossbow thread, and other like minded people chime in never thinking about the elderly archers that been killing deer with traditional gear for many years or disabled and handicapped hunters, many of which don’t even look handicapped. How do you think they must feel when they come across a thread like this one.
    From my perspective, starting bow hunting 50 years ago and seeing how things started with a longbows, no sights, and wooden arrow and a sharp piece of metal for a broadhead, I could say the same about modern compound bows. The only separation from a modern compound and a crossbow to me is the draw, and that’s gone shooting out of a blind or high up in a tree stand. With some years of experience knowing how to draw on an animal plus 80%-90% let off bows the gap between a high tech compound bows and crossbows narrows significantly.
     
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