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Plan to hang up the bow for archery season...

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Rembrandt, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Hookeye

    Hookeye Member

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    Buddy really liked his Excaliber (recurve limbed) X bow.
    Parker and a couple other X bow makers have gone under the last yr or so.
    Tough market.
    Buy one and it can fit everybody in the family.
     
  2. Hookeye

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    I remember the PSE Foxfire back in the day. Bud had one, shot groundhogs with it.
    Was LOUD.

    :)
     
  3. Rembrandt

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    Took the Ravin out for the first time. The difference between an Xbow and a compound is as different as a BB gun and a rifle. It's scary fast and accurate. Found a suitable target that would handle up to 450 FPS, shots were at 20-to-40 yards. Forgot to take a range finder to accurately check out longer distances, but it's looking promising. Doubt I'll take anything beyond that distance, but good to know the capability is there.
     
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  4. 1TwistedGimp

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    Having tendinitis in both elbows, tears in both shoulders and a once broken wrist prevent me from using all but the kiddie compound bows. I picked up a ten point wicked ridge invader and it’s all the xbow I’ll ever need. I learned quickly to only use 1 bolt for practice after destroying the first bolt I shot with the second at 40yrds. Accurate, powerful and deadly. Took my first white tail with it last year. I feel no shame in using an xbow, I wouldn’t be able to hunt bow season without one. I’m in the I’m not physically able to use a compound bow anymore camp, and I’m only 45.
     
  5. Captcurt

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    All is not lost by going to a xbow. At least it gives you more time in the woods. I thought about it 20 years ago when I separated my shoulder. I couldn't raise my left arm over my head for several months. Couldn't shoot a bow, so no practice at all. The day before opening day I pulled the bow back just to see if I could. It nearly made me scream. Fast forward 4 days. A nice 8 point comes in to a big white oak that was dropping acorns. I pegged him at 20 yards and don't even remember pulling my bow. That , my friend, is the difference between shooting a compound vs a recurve. I could never have pulled a recurve. If I had access to an xbow then, I would have used it.
     
  6. Hookeye

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    Broke my left wrist. Could not practice compound w cast on. So took it off after 3 days. Broke it twice again due to no cast. Hurt like hell. Bow was 82# PSE. I shot it anyway. Draw hurt.....but worse was at the shot. Made my eyes water. Shot a deer opening week of bow. Was not worth it. Took years for my wrist to behave. Like 3 years. Then it was just so so. Had problems off and on. A few more yrs and picking up guitar.....wow did that suck. But that got rid of the carpal tunnel. Its pain free and maybe 85% all the time. Never goes bad like it used to.
     
  7. Hookeye

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    Worse is my spine. Heavy bows didnt help that. I could qualify for medical and x bow anywhere w my xrays. But nowadays xbow legal for anybody in my state. Recurve nationals is this weekend. I wont be going. Have not shot due to back issues. Dislocated or cracked ankle 2 days ago. Im hopping around today. Worked yesterday. Proly not today. Physical job
     
  8. Hookeye

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    This getting older stuff is a scam! LOL
     
  9. Flintknapper

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    It's not for Sissies....that's for sure.
     
  10. buck460XVR

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    Still beats the alternative of looking at the grass from the roots.
     
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