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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thinking about getting a crossbow for hunting whitetails here in Ohio next year. Who is a good maker? I know the name Horton, but are you just paying for the name? How heavy a draw for whitetail? Thanks for the help
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

About a 250 pound draw on a compound would be good. make sure the Ohio laws allow crossbows- some don"t unless you"re "disabled/handicapped" like missing a hand or bad shoulder for using a regular bow like a couple people I met. Wisconsin was restricted that way couple years back- was being proposed to let Crossbows and couple other thing in for regular bow season. RN
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I really like my Ten Point Wickedridge. Nice setup!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Due to being disabled I hunt with a Barnett Quad-300 and have been for well over a decade. I have bagged many a deer with it and the scope that came with it when new. I am more then happy with it other then of course they now make better ones but that is part of life and they always improve stuff. Payed $500 for it when I got it but at that time it was top of the line from Brass Pro shops
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not quite on the subject, but I always thought a crossbow would be a helluva weapon for guerilla warfare.

You could sneak around and take out enemy sentries (and others) and there would be no way they could pinpoint your location.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have you ever shot a crossbow??? If not maybe you should. They make a loud noise the moment you pull the trigger or at least the ones I have owned or handle all did so yes you could be pin pointed pretty easy plus they are hard as heck to cock unless your a big very fit man. I have problems cocking mine and that is with a rope asset
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a Parker, compound crossbow. It has a cranking mechanism to cock it. I am not real fond of it. It works fine, but it is bulky and heavy and pretty much of a one shot deal.

I bought it when I had shoulder and tendon surgery.

I have sense bought a standard compound bow, a lightweight Mathews. Much lighter than the crossbow, more convenient and I can slip in a second arrow and get off another shot in seconds if need be.

And really, the range of a crossbow is not much better than a regular bow.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Crossbows were used some in Viet Nam as you suggested- but it more of a lack of silenced firearm or any other fire arm for everybody in squad situation. Some pictures maybe of a Huey that got stuck with a VERY large crossbow bolt 1969- A brother in 7th calvary/1st Airmobile said it happened a couple times, best LZ for attack got covered by whatever Charly could get. RN
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: O/T Crossbows Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Unless someone else saw which way the guy you got was facing- then they know a general direction- and that you are CLOSE!
 
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