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#2954377 - 09/23/12 07:59 PM First weekend with crossbow
LanceS4803
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Registered: 12/04/10
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This was my first weekend with a crossbow (Barnett Quad 400). I've compound hunted since the '80s, but wanted to try something different.
This is MUCH harder than regular archery, muzzleloader or rifle!! A lot different to actually hunt with one vs. just taking it out of the garage and shooting in the yard.
The crossbow is heavy and unweidly. You have to think about it everywhere you go, as you can't just slip through small holes or easily climb down a creekbed.
On the plus side, they are easy to shoot and very, very accurate.
My hats are off to all of you. I'm sticking with it, but will be hitting the gym and eating my Wheaties.
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#2956809 - 09/25/12 11:59 AM Re: First weekend with crossbow [Re: LanceS4803]
morgancountry
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Yeah I found that out after last year. But the advantage that I do like is I can walk in the woods. Plant my butt on the grround against a tree and shoot one if it comes by. Hard to draw a bow sitting on the ground
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#2956956 - 09/25/12 01:39 PM Re: First weekend with crossbow [Re: morgancountry]
Rockhound
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Registered: 04/04/11
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 Originally Posted By: morgancountry
Yeah I found that out after last year. But the advantage that I do like is I can walk in the woods. Plant my butt on the grround against a tree and shoot one if it comes by. Hard to draw a bow sitting on the ground


Thats the exact reason i bought one, i work nights so i come home change clothes and go sit somewhere dont have to worry about a stand
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#2956992 - 09/25/12 02:07 PM Re: First weekend with crossbow [Re: Rockhound]
morgancountry
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Yeah if I had more $$ and more stands I would have kept my compound. More fun to shoot and a lot lighter but the crossbow is more convenient.
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#2960282 - 09/27/12 11:29 PM Re: First weekend with crossbow [Re: morgancountry]
LanceS4803
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With a shoulder slowly going bad, drawing a regular bow is getting tougher.
I'm going to be out of a ground blind this weekend. Can sit in a chair and shoot!!
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#2960662 - 09/28/12 11:09 AM Re: First weekend with crossbow [Re: LanceS4803]
Pic IN the Casa
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You're correct on every point. I find myself hand carrying mine to my stand more than shouldering it.
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#2960792 - 09/28/12 01:23 PM Re: First weekend with crossbow [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
LanceS4803
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Here's a tip for you:
If you modify your quiver to better hold mech broadheads, don't leave the quiver sitting on the kitchen counter when you go hunting.
Hand carrying your arrows is no fun.
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#2960822 - 09/28/12 01:47 PM Re: First weekend with crossbow [Re: LanceS4803]
varminthunter123
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Loc: Somerville, TN

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Are a few seasons, you will start looking at the woods in a different eye. You will find yourself picking your path to your hunting spot in a more effecient manner. Just takes time and practise carry one to get from point A to point B.
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