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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Tripoli,Pa.
Roast me. Joined the dark side
Ok just a little sarcasm, there is no "dark side" in this story. I'm not on these forums much anymore, mainly because I'm so busy at home it leaves me little time to hunt. I was one of the loud voices who fought crossbow inclusion and its rather ironic that due to an injury I'm joining the ranks. Specifically I torn my bicep tendon 3 years ago and its simply not comfortable to shoot a regular bow anymore. I'm almost afraid to shoot anything in the woods since I really couldn't practice. So this year I put my bow up for sale and decided to try a crossbow. Basically I didn't need a $2000 one just a lower priced one that will give me a decent chance against deer. Since I had $150 worth of Dick's gift certificates I shopped there(Not crazy about them due to their anti-gun stances-but I digress). I settled on the Barnett Whitetail Pro which had a claimed 400FPS. Assembled it and sighted it in. Wow. First off every shot I ruined a bolt. The thing blows the bolts right thru my block target, even at 40 yards. So sighting it in wasn't too fun but holy crap does this thing shoot good and hit hard. I assume they make crossbow specific targets? The thing was a blast to shoot, I'm shocked. I have to go and find a decent target then try to sight my Slick Tricks in, For the first time in 3 years I'm looking forward to archery season. This is fun stuff,
2017-Working on the house has replaced hunting and fishing
Last edited by Talonracer; 08-13-2018 at 01:08 PM.
Reason: Fixed the screw up on name of of the crossbow