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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone going back to a bow?

Has or is anyone thinking about going back to a compound or recurve bow after the last 2 seasons with a crossbow? I have Parker cyclone that is great, fast and accurate, but I don't feel as confident with it as with my old mathews. Missed a nice buck this year at about 32 yards that I never would have with the compound. I think the only thing I really like is the ability to have a magnifying scope on it. thoughts anyone?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 07:17 PM
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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

I shoot and use my Matthews on a regular basis during the archery season..No law saying I must use one or the other, all I ever wanted was a choice, and the compound gets its fair amount of use.
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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

Though I have not hunted with my compound in two years I still shot it regularly in the offseason. Maybe some day I will take it for a walk.

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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

I bought one (a crossbow) and hunted with it last year and this year (I had a back operation in June of 09). I still have my Mathews and although I haven't shot it in more than a year I have pretty much decided to go back to it next year as long as my back holds out. Carrying the crossbow around in the woods plain old stinks...
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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

Had my crossbow out several times this year and I tried but couldn't make myself like it. It was a good bow and all but awkward in the stand and to carry,traded it for a gun. Hope he likes it.

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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

IMHO if you go to an Xbow best way is to hunt from a blind.
Still using a compound myself tho ...

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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

you mean a blind as opposed to a treestand with a crossbow?
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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

Doubtful I'd go back. The magnafied scope really helps evaluate the rack.

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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

[quote= The magnafied scope really helps evaluate the rack. [/quote]

So do binoculars

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Re: Anyone going back to a bow?

[QUOTE=4cslabs]
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Originally Posted by The magnafied scope really helps evaluate the rack.[/QUOTE

So do binoculars
More to carry. Why move twice as much? And besides, I like it.

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