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Rifle? Crossbow? Recurve? Smokepole?

What weapon do you hunt with????????????

As for me..........I use my Matthews Q2, CVA Optima Smokepole, and my Remington 30-o6

That what I will be haulin into the wood this year.........how bout you?

Oh yeah..........I am hoping that this topic will not stir the pot quite as much as my last one...........:D
 

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Rifle only, because my back got bad enough that I couldn't hold up my crossbow anymore. (Too front-heavy). I use my Ruger M77 All-Weather stainless/synthetic, the older one with Ruger molded into the stock. It's a 7mm mag, and has a 3x9 Redfield Widefield scope.
 

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Hoyt Trykon (1 antelope down), Browning .300mag, Thompson/Center .50 ML, I would use handgranades if they had a season.:sniper:
 

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Probably be hunting with my Mathews MQ32 as often as I can get out there. Rifle season I will go out with my nephew the first weekend and carry my Browning Medallion. Take a weekend off and go back to archery.
 

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Handgranade season???????????????????


I like it! Of course, it would be a blow up a doe before you can take a buck deal:peepwall:
 

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Welp, plans for early season are already being changed a little and not by choice. But, if all goes well I will use a Barnett crossbow during archery portion, rifle will be my old companion, a Savage 270 and 1 of 3 smokepoles. :cheers:
 

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GOP.....what kinda range do you have with a cross bow?

I have never seen one in action....
 

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I always kept it within the same range as when I hunted with a compound, even though it was 175# draw. I'd go a little over 30, but long shots at anything but targets. Too easy for wind deflection and stuff like that. The big advantage (other than it being held ****ed) was the Simmons crossbow scope I had on it. Easy to be consistant, and the reticles helped range the deer, if it was an adult.
I miss bowhunting, but when I couldn't hold steady for a good shot I knew it was time to quit.
 

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I would like to shoot one of those someday, they look like a pretty bad weapon!:eek:
 

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Yeah.....I have one spot in STL county that is bow only.......it would be kinda neat to use one during the rifle season there.
 

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Many people have the impression that crossbows have a very long range, but you'll find that most people that hunt with them only take shots that a regular compound hunter will take. They are very accurate up to say 30-40 yards but after that, those heavy bolts drop way off. Other than the fact that they are locked backed and held to the sholder under 150-175 lbs, their effective range isn't much different than a compound.
 

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I guess I am one of those guys...........I thought they were good to 50 yards.
 

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Gogop, sorry you had to give it up. They are front heavy as you said. I am starting to have the same problem. ****ing is a problem also these days. :)
 

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First year bowhunting with a PSE Fireflight at 60 pounds with Montec G5 heads. Rifle is the trusty old Savage 110 7mm Mag that I bought 13 years ago loaded with Winchester 150 grain ballistic silvertip ammo. If I tag a trophy buck with the bow then I'll be done for the year. Chris
 
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