1. Jan 18, 2018 #1

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    So I'm not huge into bows but I have a few and know how to shoot them. Even competed a few times. So I started out way beck when with this old long bow that was my dads. It's around 40 pounds.
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    But a friend got into archery and she drug me into it also. So I got a nice recurve that is around 48 pounds for me at full draw.
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    I got pretty good with it but all my friends were shooting compound bows.
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    So to get involved in competitive shooting at the archery shop she likes so much and I had to get a compound bow.
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    So what do others have?
     
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    Oh and my friend Kim, she went on to win IBO world archery competitions.
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    I started out Hunting with a Bow when I was very Young. I don't remember the name of the Bow, but it was a Fred Bear Bow made for young Shooters, it was 45# draw I think but I took a Wagon load of Squirrels, Rabbits, and other small Game with it. I then moved up to a 55# Redwing Hunter that I had for many years before it was Stolen. There was a time when I tried my Hand with a Compound Bow, but I really don't like them, to much of a "Gadget" to suit my Taste. I now have a 60# Draw Mongolian Horse Bow that drives an Arrow very hard into a Target, and is Sweet to Shoot.
     
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    We have several PSE compound bows, a Quest and Bear.
     
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    I have three A 60# long bow,a 45# recurve and a 30# semi recurve...I love the looks of the longbow but I shoot twice as good with a recurve, Had an auto accident 3 years ago and it damaged the vertebra in the low neck , It still hurts a mite to pull a bow, I do have my grandson into shootin bows...... gotta pass it on.
     
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    A recurve, compound, and a crossbow. I haven't messed with any of them for a while.
     
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    My goodness Car! By the time I learned how to use that one I wouldn't be able to use it. Not to speak of the cost.

    I still have my WalMart practice bow that put a whelp on my forearm and hubby like everything else he tries conquored it in 2 shots.
    I may get it back out and try again.
     
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    Fo those of you who are AR15 fans and a cross bow fan, here is the(only did the first paragraph)....
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2010/9/7/pse-tac-15/
     
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    I have a Martin long bow, an Excalibur Phoenix cross bow, a Sage Samick recurve and several other recurve bows.
    Like ssonb, I have some issues after a broken neck, both collarbones dislocated and a dislocated rib. I have gone to lighter weight pulls on my bows.
    I do have a White Tail II compound that is set up for fishing.
     
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    JCliff my goodness be careful. :heart:
     
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    That's what happens when you hit the ground after falling from 14,000 feet, and also driving a piece of firewood into your chest after spraining an ankle.
    I've had an eventful life. I'm in pain now but damn! I've had fun.
     
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    Sky diving? Well have fun but be careful.
     
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    Is that on of those hold my beer, watch this moments lol
     
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    Yup Skydiving.

    No. An optical illusion. It was either hit face first or on my back. I chose face first.
     
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    A few years ago I knew nothing about bows (still know little), A friend made bows in PA. There is a great place to bow fish near here so I asked him to keep an eye out for something I could tinker with.

    He found a guy who had bought a bunch of Horton summit 150 crossbows and was trying to sell them. For some reason he needed out of the business quickly and had to sell everything. I got a Summit 150 for $210. I like shooting it. I still haven’t figured a way to fish with it. :(

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    I have an AMS retriever for my compound bow. They are a good system. You don't have to worry about the arrow/bolt coming back at you like on a spinning reel. They cost a little bit but they are good.
    http://www.amsbowfishing.com/big-game-crossbow/crossbow-equipment/crossbow-kit/ams-xbow-kit.html
     
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  19. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:04 AM #19

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    Yeah the crossbow mount is almost twice as much as the regular bow mount.
     
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    I want a crossbow that will fire a bolt at 800 fps. I haven't found any yet so I may have to build one.
     
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    Haha! It would take a come-along to cock it! I want one when you figure it out!
     
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    Gumpy,
    I already have the design for a lever system that gives me a 5:1 advantage so cocking the darn thing will be no problem. The real problem is going to be the stock design and the bolts. The stock has to be strong enough to handle the 400 pound pull and the bolt has to be able to take the acceleration of zero to 800 fps in 22 inches. I am thinking heavy walled chrome-molly steel shafts and stainless three bladed broad-heads. The trigger I have designed will easily handle the catch and release of the cable. The pull weight of the trigger should be about four pounds. (it's a double lever system of my own design.
    I will have the dimensioned drawings and materials list available once I get it finished and tested. It should change a few rules on what you can hunt with a crossbow. ;)
     
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    Love my Carrol Intruder II. Its gotta be over 20 years old now. Still Rocks.
     
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