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coelacanth2
08-31-2012, 06:56 PM
I've been shooting bows both recurve and conventional for a long time now. Just for fun I picked up a crossbow today - Excalibur with 200 lb draw. Offhand 2" groups at 35 yards.

Bow season starts tomorrow...

Paul Pless
08-31-2012, 06:59 PM
Bow season starts tomorrow...

LOL. So glad you're here talking about anything but frikkin politics!!!

Good luck with the season opener. . .

coelacanth2
08-31-2012, 08:09 PM
We had a German exchange student for
most of the month. Took him shotgunning and rifle shooting one weekend. Didn't get to do bow tho. He had. Ever done anything like that and had a great time. 32 out of 50 on the sporting clays range his first time shotgunning

LeeG
08-31-2012, 08:23 PM
How do you draw a 200lb crossbow?

seanz
08-31-2012, 08:43 PM
How do you draw a 200lb crossbow?

These days they probably do it with CAD.

George Jung
08-31-2012, 08:48 PM
hand crank, likely.

Paul Pless
08-31-2012, 08:48 PM
hehe

George Jung
08-31-2012, 08:56 PM
Man. Can't let down yer guard for even a second, here....

seanz
08-31-2012, 09:40 PM
hand crank, likely.

Trying to ratchet things up a little, eh?

Rum_Pirate
08-31-2012, 09:47 PM
I've been shooting bows both recurve and conventional for a long time now. Just for fun I picked up a crossbow today - Excalibur with 200 lb draw. Offhand 2" groups at 35 yards.

Bow season starts tomorrow...


Looks rather lethal

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/images/products/Eclipse-XT-new-red2.png

Waddie
08-31-2012, 10:22 PM
Your crossbow may not be legal during "bow hunting only" season. It is legal during firearms season. That's the law around here at least. But man, those things are powerful. Have fun, be safe.

regards,
Waddie

coelacanth2
08-31-2012, 11:16 PM
No, Waddie - Delaware has so many deer almost anything goes. Handgun season for revolvers, crossbows Regular bows
multiple muzzleloader and shotgun seasons and _very_ liberal bag limits.

coelacanth2
08-31-2012, 11:26 PM
Oh, no crank although one is available. Rope pulling device acts like a double purchase pulley system. Slower than a regular bow quicker and lighter than a crank.
I can see why crossbows made relatively poor war weapons. Very powerful and easy to use very slow rate of fire. My son was shooting his compound and could get off 4 leisurely shots to my one or maybe two.
Great weapon for spot and stalk or stand hunting though.

seanz
08-31-2012, 11:37 PM
I can see why crossbows made relatively poor war weapons.

That and can't take the bowstring off and tuck it in your hat when it rains.
;)

Stiletto
09-01-2012, 12:22 AM
My son came home with a handgun version of a crossbow. It had no trouble penetrating a piece of 12mm MDF.

I convinced him to leave it here when he went back to the city.

We never found the bolts that missed the target, they were buried so deep in the grassy bank.

A lot of silent power!

The Bigfella
09-01-2012, 05:32 AM
We had a nice crossbow when we were growing up. Made the bow from a car leaf spring.

PeterSibley
09-01-2012, 05:44 AM
We had a nice crossbow when we were growing up. Made the bow from a car leaf spring.

Me too, the damn thing would put a pushrod through 8 sheets of galv roofing and a paling fence .DAMHIK

purri
09-01-2012, 06:03 AM
^Tell me more...

PeterSibley
09-01-2012, 06:15 AM
No .:d

coelacanth2
09-01-2012, 06:21 AM
I_LIKE_ the leaf spring crossbow idea. Did you mount it on the back of a ute?

Update - had to bring the boy to the Emergency room at the local hospital last night. Severe pain in the ahem "lower back". As bad as the road rash from coming off the bike in July... Cracked coccyx per the X-ray. Started suddenly after we watched BATTLESHIP last night.
He'd had a bad fall at karate Thursday night during the after class horseplay - lost traction on a varnished floor in his socks and wiped out in a rather spectacular fashion, much to the amusement of all watching. All yesterday, no problems. Until just after using the rope cocker for the crossbow....