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Old 10-12-2005, 08:57 PM
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Ok guys, I had the post asking if anyone hunts with a crossbow. I recently bought a Barnett Quad 400.I have a new developement concerning mine and I thought I should follow up.

After doing some more shooting over the past week or so I have come to the conclusion that a crossbow is just not for me.I REALLY miss shooting a compound alot. I am in no way against crossbows or using them...I still very much condone them for whoever enjoys it. I just dont get much joy out of shooting one and I want to get back to compound shooting.Shooting a crossbow to me is kindalike shooting a quiet rifle at close range. The store I got it from is taking it back and I will get my compound. I am going wth a Martin Jaguar which I have read many good things about..some on this board. I have never owned a Martin, but I am excited to try them out. It should be in either tomorrow or Friday.I will update as it unfolds.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:00 PM
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i've shot both and i prefer a compound anyday, i was not that impressed with the one i shot, but others hunting with them does not bother me
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:04 PM
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My buddy shoots a crossbow but i shoot a compound. I'd rather shoot a compound but crossbows shoot extremely fast and flat.
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:11 AM
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I have no choice ,but yes a compound is nicer to me also.But I am stuck with a xbow
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:19 AM
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My buddy shoots a crossbow but i shoot a compound. I'd rather shoot a compound but crossbows shoot extremely fast and flat.
Although they shoot fast, they do not shoot flat. At thirty yards, the bolt will drop like a rock.
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:25 AM
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My buddy shoots a crossbow but i shoot a compound. I'd rather shoot a compound but crossbows shoot extremely fast and flat.
Although they shoot fast, they do not shoot flat. At thirty yards, the bolt will drop like a rock.


I agree, mine shot 345fps, but I have shot compounds that drop less at 30-35yards.
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:21 AM
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I shoot a X-bow too, and it shoots good. But I'm wanting to shoot my compound here soon.
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:26 AM
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I don't have anything against crossbows, but for me personally, it doesn't feel right if I'm not hunting with my compound bow.
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:49 AM
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My buddy shoots a crossbow but i shoot a compound. I'd rather shoot a compound but crossbows shoot extremely fast and flat.
Although they shoot fast, they do not shoot flat. At thirty yards, the bolt will drop like a rock.
I have one pin on my xbow. At 20 - 30 I put it at the bottom of the heart on my target. At 30-40 I put it dead center on the heart. I choose not to shoot past 40. 2 - 3" (at most) difference in aming yields the same results moving between 30 and 40 yards. A deers heart is about the size of your fist. If you have a compound that will consistently shoot an arrow with less drop than half your fist between 30 - 40 yards, using the same pin and aiming at the same spot on a target or deer, come show me, bring your reciept, and I will buy the bow from you at double what you paid for it.
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Old 10-13-2005, 12:30 PM
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Hunted with xbow last season, didn't feel as confident as with my compound bow. I can hit my 3D in the eye from anywhere in my yard. Haven't missed a live target with compound. Son is using the xbow, he prefers it over his compound -easier toset-up and get accurate placement. I agree that the shorter bolts vs longer arrows is a hinderance, but once sighted in correctly, the xbow is a deadly deer slaying tool in experienced hands. I personally will continue to hunt with a compound. Just bought a Switchback, I LOVE IT.

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