Mission Sub1 first time at range.

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by callaojoe, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. CRE10

    CRE10 No to Drugs Yes to Hugs

    Nov 18, 2013
    In a barn
    Now now rumor has it Caitlin can really take a pounding :eek:
     
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  2. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Caitlin? hahaha. Nah, it's pretty smooth. I am gonna enjoy killing critters with it.
     

  3. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    people still say this about compounds too... Maybe you ought to quit worrying so much about what everyone else is doing, and just worry about yourself.... And, just maybe one of those "3" would be on your wall instead of either still out there, or on someone else's wall. :D

    Best of luck this fall Bob. :tup:
     
  4. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    It's only cheating if you are doing something against the rules.... Being a Belecheat fan, would have thought you understood that by now.. :D
     
  5. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Or laying out there as a deadhead. Formerly coyote food.
     
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  6. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    Believe me, when I am in a stand, I am not worried about anything, relaxing and enjoying Mother Nature.

    Regarding the trad to compound bow thing, that was long before I started archery hunting, but one thing the trad guys could never say is that a compound didn't need to be drawn as the animal approached, they never said it had a forearm, stock and safety! They probably said compounds could be held longer and less weight sure, but NEVER that they were a point and squeeze weapon!

    regarding those "3", they were all while gun hunting (IL) and no shots were ever fired at them by me!

    do I like to kill mature bucks? ABSOLUTELY! But, my measure of a successful season is getting at least one in bow range each season, the next step is icing on the cake. Without the first step the 2nd isn't even possible. I'm sure many define success at hunting with the kill, I measure Spring turkey success that way!
     
  7. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    Have news for ya, encouraging a bunch of firearms guys to grab a crossbow and archery hunt is not going to do anything but add deadheads (not found) to the forest floor!
     
  8. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Let me know if you want to know something from the P&Y book. :wave1:
     
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  9. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    What about experienced archery guys using them? Those guys are gonna have a lot of fun I am thinking..... Just ask Yote. :D
     
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  10. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Have you ever run into a hard core trad guy at an archery range... :wave1:

    As for the second part of your comment here... Nothing really changes there with an xbow in your hand, at least not for me.
     
  11. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    I remember saying something to the affect I would be fine with that scenario, as they were willing to accept the challenge and join the ranks without the need for the weapon addition. it's over they are in, but it would have been nice had they not gone full inclusion....but the World is a different place hunting shouldn't be any different and need to include the entitled as well.
     
  12. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    nope, but I would certainly love convers with the difference and similiarties of all three weapons! again, a trad guy nevr once said that the compound was at the ready to point and fire, never once! trad & compounds have to be drawn and aimed while the animal is approaching, crossbows, JUST AIMED!
     
  13. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I had a "trad" guy make fun of my compound one day out at Busch, he was a real jack leg.... Thought he knew everything....

    Don't matter to me, go hunting, and have fun. :wave1:
     
  14. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I wanted post rifle season inclusion, but now that they are allowed, thought I'd try it out. I am an accuracy nut, so curious to see how it does.
     
  15. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Maybe there should be a rule that says you have to count to ten before aiming at the target. Maybe any bow with a reduction in draw weight over 20% should be outlawed. Being able to hold the compound back over a few seconds isnt fair.
     
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  16. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    I thinks it takes longer to get into position with a crossbow than a compound. And if stand hunting it next to impossible to shoot to the rear.
     
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  17. STTH

    STTH Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Turd Crick North
    A crossbow is not as easy as everyone wants to believe and they are a lot more cumbersome to hold in a ladder stand w/o a shooting rail. Also they are no fun to hold for extended period of time on your lap and not as easy or able to be hung up like a vertical bow while waiting. They are truly not the easy button as believed. They work best off a rest in an enclosed blind. Every weapon has limitations and good and bad points, crossbows aren't the automatic killer they are being portrayed to be.
     
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  18. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    But, but, but..... there are a lot of guys on here who have never hunted with one that would disagree. :D
     
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  19. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    By the way. If we do happen to find ourselves bow hunting together next year. NO you can't carry my bow because it would mean I would have to carry yours. :D
     
  20. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Then you must think it take longer to get into "position" with a gun,,,funnybstuff!