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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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The Cost of Progess

Is it just my imagination, but didn't we start to see those $1600 crossbows, just about the time crossbows in PA were approved for PA archery season?

No, it must be my imagination.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 05:15 PM
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Re: The Cost of Progess

yup i agree with you on that one... they must know half the state is gonna buy them because they make it easier to kill something......

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Re: The Cost of Progess

Actually they were out before hand, not like PA created the science.

Mustang Weren't you just over in the archery forum crying about a $1000 compound two minutes ago???? What does that cost for a compound bow have to do with their use in archery season??? I guess the $1000 compound makes it harder to kill something than a $300 one??

Just trying to stir something up on a slow day in your world or what? This post has about much point to it as baseball.

BTW, $350-700 kills them just fine, deer don't care what you paid.






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Re: The Cost of Progess

Rooster, you nailed it. I am not sure I have read a post on here in the past month that wasn't full of post stirring.

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Re: The Cost of Progess

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Rooster, you nailed it. I am not sure I have read a post on here in the past month that wasn't full of post stirring.
Isn't that what the crossbow forum is for??

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Re: The Cost of Progess

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Isn't that what the crossbow forum is for??
Yep. Anyway, those top end bows have been around for some time. Funny though that everyone buys the 400-700 stuff.

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Re: The Cost of Progess

A friend of mine just told me yesterday he is looking at some new Hoyt Compound that for the bare bow is over 1500.00. Don't know much but I see very little difference. An expensive bow doesn't make you a better hunter does it?
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I hope not I just bought a low cost one.

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Re: The Cost of Progess

I once had the opportunity to shoot a $1600 skeet shotgun. It made my $500 Browning feel like a club. I still want one, but I doubt I'll ever buy it. But, if it makes someone else happy to own a $1600 skeet gun....why would I want to keep him from it? It's just nice to know that in this country we are allowed to choose.

Right now the crossbow market is going through changes at a very fast pace. The consumer is the winner. Lots of choices on some very good equipment.

The price averages for the crossbow and the compound bow are about the same.

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And, for goodness sakes, let's not get into those custom-built flintlocks that reach all the way out to 75 yards or so to touch a deer!

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