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Can you recommend a good Crossbow?

 
-Kate-  (OP)
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01/18/2021 04:10 PM

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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll post what I buy.
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01/18/2021 04:20 PM

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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
Barnett TS370 but you will need the mech.
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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
Plan to do that but I’m still waiting on my PAL license to come, they’re behind because of C-19 :/

I still want a crossbow too though, so I’m searching them out today.
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Oh, sorry. I don't know why the site says I'm in Canada. I'm in Canada's southern neighbor. Down here we don't need a license for an airgun. (We don't need a license for a regular gun, either, only a background check...)
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01/18/2021 05:24 PM
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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
I’m looking to order one and don’t want a crappy one.
Any tips welcome as well because I’m new to this!

lol
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Homemade.

Car Leaf spring. My cousin and I made our own one as kids. More powerful than anything sold today.

We made it from a 4 by 2. A car leaf spring and parts from a bicycle.

It would leave bruises on your shoulder.

You could use rebar for ammo.
-Kate-  (OP)
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01/18/2021 05:30 PM

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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
Plan to do that but I’m still waiting on my PAL license to come, they’re behind because of C-19 :/

I still want a crossbow too though, so I’m searching them out today.
 Quoting: -Kate-


Oh, sorry. I don't know why the site says I'm in Canada. I'm in Canada's southern neighbor. Down here we don't need a license for an airgun. (We don't need a license for a regular gun, either, only a background check...)
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We don’t need one for an air gun either, but we do for a non-restricted and restricted firearm. That’s the license I’m waiting on.
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-Kate-  (OP)
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01/18/2021 05:32 PM

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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
I’m looking to order one and don’t want a crappy one.
Any tips welcome as well because I’m new to this!

lol
 Quoting: -Kate-


Homemade.

Car Leaf spring. My cousin and I made our own one as kids. More powerful than anything sold today.

We made it from a 4 by 2. A car leaf spring and parts from a bicycle.

It would leave bruises on your shoulder.

You could use rebar for ammo.
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Lol thanks, it’s good to know I have that option.

hf
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9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
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01/18/2021 05:34 PM
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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
Kate:
If you want to buy a crossbow, I recommend any Xbow from Excalibur.
It's a Canadian Company, and it is arguably the best Xbow around.
DO NOT buy a compound crossbow.
The pulleys on them can be a big headache. Simpler is better.
Get the drawing aid too.
I have the Phoenix - it's an older model but still works like new.
Good luck.

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01/18/2021 05:44 PM

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I've owned a few crossbows in my time. The Barnett Whitetail Hunter 2 is what you want. Very powerful and affordable, this is what you are looking for if you want top notch quality.

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I’m looking to order one and don’t want a crappy one.
Any tips welcome as well because I’m new to this!

lol
 Quoting: -Kate-


Homemade.

Car Leaf spring. My cousin and I made our own one as kids. More powerful than anything sold today.

We made it from a 4 by 2. A car leaf spring and parts from a bicycle.

It would leave bruises on your shoulder.

You could use rebar for ammo.
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clappa
Awesome, I would love to see the plans for that..
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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
I've owned a few crossbows in my time. The Barnett Whitetail Hunter 2 is what you want. Very powerful and affordable, this is what you are looking for if you want top notch quality.

[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]

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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
Buy a PCP rifle instead. I made the same mistake.
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01/18/2021 07:59 PM

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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
not into them myself, but a buddy has brought home deer using this and he loves it. Good price as well.

BARNETT Whitetail Hunter STR Crossbow

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01/18/2021 08:11 PM
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Re: Can you recommend a good Crossbow?
For me here in Idaho to hunt (legally) with one is considered a gun as far as hunting season goes, it doesn't make sense. Now if we were in a every man for himself scenario (red dawn) then owning one would make a hell of a lot of sense for bringing down four and two legged critters.

If everything goes to hell in a handbasket I'm probably not going to worry about a fish and game dude either.
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Out of curiosity kate, why a crossbow instead of a gun?

Also, you do realize that a crossbow big enough to be useful is likely not only going to be expensive but also going to require large amounts of strength to operate right?
 Quoting: roguetechie81


Save on ammo for hunting, I learned a bit about crossbow hunting this summer when I took the hunters safety program and I’d like to get into the sport. I’m pretty strong these days from lifting weights daily so that shouldn’t be a problem.

I’m seeing prices from 600.00 CA to 1700.00, that’s a big difference so I thought I’d ask.
 Quoting: -Kate-


Rofl I would hardly say a crossbow saves you money on hunting considering that the bolts cost close to 10 dollars per one and it is really easy to lose one or have one hit a tree or bone and bend etc...

The only reason I would recommend a crossbow is that they are quieter than your average firearm, but you can buy a silencer for a 22 rifle and get some subsonic ammunition and hunt without the people next door knowing about it.
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Okay I’m learning lol, so this is new for me. But I’d like to get into it while I wait for my gun license. I was hoping to go to the range where I live since I took those courses this summer but everything is shut down!!

Anyways it is what it is. I just pulled up a Canadian Tire website for the store we have in town here that has this one in stock and they offer curb side pick up.

Will it be good to start out with?

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 Quoting: -Kate-


I prefer reverse draw crossbows because they tend to pack more of a punch because the bolt has more room to travel before it leaves the crossbow.

The one I used to have was very fun to shoot and pretty damn accurate. I sold it eventually when I realized how expensive the bolts were and that it would not make a good survival tool when a 22 rifle is soo much better.

I eventually picked up the Ruger 10/22 takedown and I am quite happy with that purchase.





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