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unconventional AR upper

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MachIVshooter, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. MachIVshooter

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    Wait a minute . . . you've got a perfectly good AR, and you want to put what on it??!!
     
  3. esheato

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    What in the hell?
     
  4. R.W.Dale

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    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
     
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  5. vit

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    What a waste of a receiver.
     
  6. MattTheHat

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    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
     
  7. OhioChief

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    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
     
  8. R.W.Dale

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    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.
     
  9. MachIVshooter

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    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.
     
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    Something for the extreme deep end of the survivalist/SHTF crowd, maybe. ;)
     
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    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.
     
  12. noob_shooter

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    cool.. but i will stick to my PSE Omen compound bow...
     
  13. hammerklavier

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

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

    So you want this guy's creation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS4RKoRyTik
     
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    That's awesome! The crusaders could have used some of those!
     
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    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.
     
  17. R.W.Dale

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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