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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Do you guys ever feel like your cheating on your vertical bow ???
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 12:54 PM
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No. Do you guys using vertical bows ever feel like your cheating on the guys throwing spears???

Did I hear someone say troll????
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Do you guys ever feel like your cheating on your vertical bow ???
Nah. Do you feel llike it is cheating by climbing trees, shooting let off, having wheels on a bow, using a release, laser rangefinder, etc......

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Re: cheating

No not a troll just starting a convo up, I have a Golden Eagle Millenium Falcon bow that is suuuper accurate that I love, just started using a cross bow this year, sometimes I can't make up my mind which one to use,lol
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Re: cheating

i could never figure out why anyone other than a child or a person with an injury would prefer them but i have learned to say, "to each their own."

i shot one off hand at a sporting event at 25 yards. having never shot one before i expected to be quite horrible but then i hit a penny sized dot dead-center and realized it's a rifle with no recoil and without the range. lol

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: cheating

I only shoot a vertical bow but sometimes I do feel that way. Everyone knows how tough archery can be but there are occasions when it just seems too easy. Kind of like a field goal kicker taking a chip shot. It's funny though that a chip shot can often lead to choking at the moment of truth.
There have been times during the rut that I have had buck come under my stand totally unaware of my presence offering me a perfect broadside shot and I have only been in the stand for 15 minutes or less. On those occasions I do feel like I am cheating in a sense because the opportunity came way too easy.
At the same time...... that's just how hunting goes.

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Hey guys, I think my initial post was a little misunderstood, In my sense I love my vertical compound bow, she's my wife and im cheating on her with my mistress (crossbow).
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Hey guys, I think my initial post was a little misunderstood, In my sense I love my vertical compound bow, she's my wife and im cheating on her with my mistress (crossbow).
No worries. That is why I responded the way I did as I know you also hunt with a crossbow.

Cheating should have guilt associated with it. I feel no guilt when using a crossbow. I would feel no guilt if using a compound over a recurve, or a rifle over a pistol.

Each weapon brings it's own uniqueness and challenges to the table. Enjoy whichever you choose and the unique qualities that using it adds to the experience.

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I've only shot a crossbow once in my life and never used one for hunting. I don't see any reason for me to change from a compound and this particular point in time. With that being said I also just don't comprehend why guys complain about those who do use crossbows. Use whatever legal weapon you feel the most comfortable with.
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 08:00 PM
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I have no problem and its not cheating as it is legal. That being, why they aren't lumped in the with the inlines is beyond me. They both have a clear advantage over their previously approved weapons and their respective seasons.
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