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#2930715 - 09/03/12 04:27 PM Thinking about shooting one
harley 2008
6 Point

Registered: 03/16/09
Posts: 740
Loc: mont tn

I am really thinking about shooting one this year. Im sure it is as fun as hunting with a compound bow. I was wondering if you still have to hold low for close shots? What kind of broad heads are most of you shooting? Just curious about starting a new hobby....
#2931116 - 09/03/12 09:26 PM Re: Thinking about shooting one [Re: harley 2008]
6 Point

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 840
Loc: Middle TN

This is my first shooting one, so there are others that can offer much more informed advice than me.
So far, I am still working on the scope settings. here is how it breaks down:
Top dot is dead on at 20yds and 30yds
Middle dot is hitting at 50yds. (40yds is between the two dots.)
Haven't backed up enough for the bottom dot, but suspect 60yds.
This one is much flatter shooting than my compound bow.
To a deer, every human is a stump.
To a turkey, every stump is a human.

#2931653 - 09/04/12 11:38 AM Re: Thinking about shooting one [Re: harley 2008]
8 Point

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 1994
Loc: Brush Creek

 Originally Posted By: harley 2008
I was wondering if you still have to hold low for close shots?

"It is not through knowledge, but through experience of the world that we are brought into relation with it."
__Albert Schweitzer

#2932143 - 09/04/12 07:12 PM Re: Thinking about shooting one [Re: LanceS4803]
4 Point

Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 146
Loc: Hixson, TN.

40 yards needs to be your max distance. New crossbows are fast, but they really drop velocity past 40 yards.
#2935411 - 09/07/12 12:36 PM Re: Thinking about shooting one [Re: catsbackr]
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8 Point

Registered: 07/31/99
Posts: 2280
Loc: Englewood, TN

Keep your fingers below the the string, or you won't want to shoot it any more.
The Woods are full of Surprises.

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