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    Thinking about a compound bow

    Curious if anyone has any recommendations on a compound bow. I see a lot of used ones on Craigslist, it seems many hunters buy a new one frequently and depreciation is drastic. I have my old long bow that I am a fair shot with, but would like a little more range and power. I already have a decent number of arrows for the long bow (aluminum)
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    I'm thinking of a cross bow. Then I'd hit the garage sales for "used bolts." It's just my paranoia...
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    Most recent compound bow I bought was a top of the line bow tec for my son. Man is it sweet. Then my after two hunting seasons He buys a Raven r-15 cross bow that blows it out of the water. Last season he shot a turkey a 70 yards with the raven. They are not cheap or bargain basement tools but they perform. Period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    I'm thinking of a cross bow. Then I'd hit the garage sales for "used bolts." It's just my paranoia...
    I can see the advantage of a crossbow, any injury to either arm could make a compound bow useless. Have you seen anything crossbow related at garage sales? I go fairly often, don't think I have ever seen much of that type of stuff for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel923 View Post
    Most recent compound bow I bought was a top of the line bow tec for my son. Man is it sweet. Then my after a two hunting seasons He buys a Raven r-15 cross bow that blows it out of the water. Last season he fool a turkey a 70 yards with the raven. They are not cheap or bargain basement tools but they perform. Period.
    My only concern with a crossbow is reload time, compound is fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimb1972 View Post
    My only concern with a crossbow is reload time, compound is fast.
    Considering the power and the superior acquisition of the cross bow, who says we need a second shot? You can also sit completely covered and fire through any break in the foliage.
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    I want a crossbow to, mind if I listen in?
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    If you have hunted with both, . . . I cannot understand ANY reason for the compound, . . . other than my old "they're not sporting" rant I used to use.

    Don't use that rant any more, . . . and am some kind of serious about getting a really good crossbow maybe later this year.

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    Bows are one of those things they are always coming out with a new latest and greatest. Big money ones drop in value fast. So shop wise if you know what your are buying you can grab a good used deal. If yu don't know what you are getting into you can end up with junk for a lot of money.
    If you live in a cross bow friendly place then it maybe a good option . Some see cross bows as cheating. I have no stand on the issue as for me it is not about sport , but the harvest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel923 View Post
    Most recent compound bow I bought was a top of the line bow tec for my son. Man is it sweet. Then my after a two hunting seasons He buys a Raven r-15 cross bow that blows it out of the water. Last season he fool a turkey a 70 yards with the raven. They are not cheap or bargain basement tools but they perform. Period.
    The Ravin 15 was updated to the r - 20 and it starts out at 2500. The Mission Sub 1 starts at 1600. I want a killer compound without the killer price.
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