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MachIVshooter
March 20, 2010, 11:43 AM
This is just cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzc22e0xRX4&feature=fvw

Too bad they're $1,200

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heron
March 20, 2010, 03:13 PM
Wait a minute . . . you've got a perfectly good AR, and you want to put what on it??!!

esheato
March 20, 2010, 03:14 PM
What in the hell?

R.W.Dale
March 20, 2010, 03:17 PM
if they weren't 1200 clams I might buy one just to get into bow hunting.

For a person like me it's a matter of.....

Need bow? YES

Then why not get one that works on your ar15 lower?

I'm in the exact situation on those muzzloding uppers if they ever become available

vit
March 20, 2010, 03:24 PM
What a waste of a receiver.

MattTheHat
March 20, 2010, 04:31 PM
Meh, I don't know. Kind of like those old rock wheels I was thinking about putting on my Mustang GT. The ride is a bit rough, but you never have to replace the tires. :)

-Matt

OhioChief
March 20, 2010, 05:17 PM
I've seen them advertised in about every gun mag I read. Price is usually $700. Not that I'm in the market, but you'd spend 700 on a good cross bow anyway. Not sure why this one would be 1,200

R.W.Dale
March 20, 2010, 05:22 PM
What a waste of a receiver.
I assume you're unaware of the fact that uppers an lowers on the AR15 platform can be switched about in a matter of seconds.

MachIVshooter
March 20, 2010, 07:47 PM
Wait a minute . . . you've got a perfectly good AR, and you want to put what on it??!!

They make stand-alone units, too.

Regardless, this is one of the most compact and powerful crossbows I've ever heard of. Only 12" wide when retracted and launches a 425 gr. arrow in excess of 400 FPS.

HorseSoldier
March 21, 2010, 01:17 AM
Something for the extreme deep end of the survivalist/SHTF crowd, maybe. ;)

Double Naught Spy
March 21, 2010, 09:50 AM
if they weren't 1200 clams I might buy one just to get into bow hunting.

You might want to check with your local wildlife department and/or AG as to whether or not it would be considered a firearm since the lower is actually considered to be a firearm by law. As such, you may not be able to use it during bow season.

noob_shooter
March 21, 2010, 11:35 AM
cool.. but i will stick to my PSE Omen compound bow...

hammerklavier
March 21, 2010, 11:36 AM
The only way I would get one of those is if it was self loading with a magazine of 20 bolts!

MachIVshooter
March 21, 2010, 01:50 PM
You might want to check with your local wildlife department and/or AG as to whether or not it would be considered a firearm since the lower is actually considered to be a firearm by law. As such, you may not be able to use it during bow season.

Here in CO, crossbows have to be used during rifle season, except for handicapped shooters.

The only way I would get one of those is if it was self loading with a magazine of 20 bolts!

So you want this guy's creation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS4RKoRyTik

hammerklavier
March 21, 2010, 03:43 PM
That's awesome! The crusaders could have used some of those!

jhco
March 21, 2010, 03:56 PM
if they weren't 1200 clams I might buy one just to get into bow hunting.

I wouldn't want to get hassled by a wild life officer because its technically a firearm, since it contains a AR receiver which is technically considered a firearm itself.

R.W.Dale
March 21, 2010, 04:04 PM
Our wildlife officers aren't THAT nerdy.

Our laws only specify the use of a bow or crossbow and dies not outline anything beyond that. Otherwize you couldn't hunt with a frontstuffer using an encore frame during ML season

RyanM
March 21, 2010, 04:04 PM
People who don't see the point have probably never shot a crossbow. Even the really nice ones have the worst triggers you've ever felt. A hammer-actuated release means you can shoot more than 5 shots before your trigger finger is completely raw.

A crossbow with an acceptable trigger, by firearm standards, would probably run about the same amount as one of those.

jmorris
March 21, 2010, 04:56 PM
I think if you want to shoot an arrow from a "rifle" this is a better soultion.
http://www.swivelmachine.com/html/rimfire.htm


http://www.swivelmachine.com/images/RIFLE1.jpg

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