CROSSBOWS OR LONGBOW ?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by CaptMark, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

    WHAT DO YOU USE ?
     
  2. TURKTAKER

    TURKTAKER New Member

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    crossbow,the only way to fly!
     

  3. Goosebuster

    Goosebuster New Member

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    I started with a crossbow and hated it. Switched to a Mathews and have never looked back. It is one of the original Solo Cams (Vx-Pro) and I won it in a raffle at shcool. I have never had a problem with it.
    G.B.
     
  4. papawoody

    papawoody New Member

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    Crossbow
    I'd prefer a compound but never could get accurate with them.
     
  5. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

    ME

    CROSSBOW

    HORTON HUNTER
     
  6. robert

    robert New Member

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    CROSSBOW LATE IN THE SEASON COMPOUND EARLY SEASON WHEN LESS CLOTHES COME INTO PLAY
     
  7. SouthernOhioBoy

    SouthernOhioBoy New Member

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    I also use a Mathews. I love it!
     
  8. SteveinCanton

    SteveinCanton Member

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    Appalachian Archery Recurve, wood arrows, feathers and 160 grain two blade broadheads.
     
  9. DLC

    DLC Member

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    Compound all the way. I agree with you duckrookie.
     
  10. Wolfbangduck

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    Never owned a crossbow,I shoot a P.S.E.and have had good succses,I prefer the draw of the bow to the click of the safety,but don't mind the ones that use them,I believe they are not privy to Pope&Young?1994 Nov 12,138/4/8 P&Y.I started my trophy quest,and have yet to score on anything above,long drought!!! but will follow faithfully,with my compound.
     
  11. WaterfowlWarrior

    WaterfowlWarrior New Member

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    I really like my REFLEX, it zzzzzziiiiiiiiiinnnnngggggggsssss the arrows!!!
     
  12. Bshive

    Bshive New Member

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    Compound all the way. My dad started me out with a crossbow, but I quickly switched and have taken two nice bucks since the switch. It just feels awesome to pull back on an animal that has no idea that you are there. (9pt last year and a big 8pt this year)I get the 8pt back from the "Tax" in 3 weeks!!
     
  13. Grizz109

    Grizz109 New Member

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    Compound all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crossbows are junk they make too much noise and it's not in any way shape or form bowhunting!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Kyle_H

    Kyle_H New Member

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    Compound......Hoyt X-Tech with 1000 limbs.

    Love the bow...shoot like no other....and is smoother than the two mathews I owned. Also have a better customer service department than any others out there. I used to shoot competetion at a local bow club against all the mathews.
     
  15. ToledoDean

    ToledoDean New Member

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    Crossbows are in no way, shape or form a gun either. You still need a deer within 30 yards and it still shoots an arrow projected by a string and limbs. The difference is you do not draw back. They have been around for 2000+ yrs.
     
  16. CODB

    CODB New Member

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    I shoot a mathews. Personally think crossbows should only be for women and kids or disabled men.
     
  17. WECoyote

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    I shoot recurve and longbow.  I own an old compound that I shoot to relax sometimes but I prefer to hunt with a single string.  Never fired a crossbow but there were times while hunting in thick brush that I wish I had one. (I hunt from the ground)
     
  18. Rudder

    Rudder New Member

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    <P>Crossbows? Youve got to be kidding me. I'd understand if you were handicap. I shoot a CSS compound.&nbsp;You crossbowers should stop in to Geagua Bow and give them a look.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You guys are kidding about the crossbows right?</P>
     
  19. sbe4me

    sbe4me New Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Saxon long bow, 55#@28", used to shoot a compound and a X bow, but just love the feel of a Long bow!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Matt</P></BLOCKQUOTE>