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200yd crossbow shot

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Watching this video I am thinking, so what's the big deal?? Why does it have to be a military sniper shooting the crossbow? The way it is supported by a shooting rest anyone should be able to pull that shot off. Just hyping it up?
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Re: 200yd crossbow shot

Hype indeed, everyone knows crossbow shots should stay under 125 yards in the field.

i bet I could do it with my Parker, if someone gave me a free supply of bolts and the whole weekend to figure it out....LOL




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I like it. Would be fun to see how accuate they are at extreme ranges. Glad they put the disclaimers up before and after. Would like to know the tec stuff like make of bolt and weight, and speed.

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Re: 200yd crossbow shot

I can see it now, long range groundhog hunting with a crossbow. I can also see a MAJOR expense. LOL



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Re: 200yd crossbow shot

Once I get dialed in,I can hit the vitals of the Denton hill moose almost everytime at 130 yards with my compound.I don't see any monumental achievement htting something at 200 yards with any scoped weapon if you have a steady rest.It's just a matter of sighting it in.
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Re: 200yd crossbow shot

I think that is the joke everyone was making...some are so far past this they joke about this stuff now .

Almost everytime?? Is Denton Hill in a bubble or have some kind of wind shield around it? I mean that is far way for vanes to fly straight everytime with even a little wind.




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No bubble and it really isn't that hard once you get dialed in.I never tried it on a windy day either.It's a big target.
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Re: 200yd crossbow shot

I've spent some time shooting at 100 yards. I can say without a doubt that hitting a balloon at 200 yards with a crossbow is amazing. The Darton Fireforce is a great crossbow, but I have some idea what it would take to pull that shot off. Amazing!

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Re: 200yd crossbow shot

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I like it. Would be fun to see how accuate they are at extreme ranges. Glad they put the disclaimers up before and after. Would like to know the tec stuff like make of bolt and weight, and speed.
I just caught this. I use a special arrow for long range. It's only purpose is to punch holes in paper.
I start with a Victory shaft and glue a 10 1/4 inch XX75 in 1913 just behind the brass insert. What you are creating is a dual spine shaft. I also use Blazer vanes for these as I'm shooting target points only.

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