Originally Posted by Chas1
J E, help me out as I'm missing the connection and I know it's my lack of understanding. I would think with crossbow technology comes with it a more deadly weapon and if so I would think some states would be trying to make it more difficult to get a permit rather than not needing one???
It's the big bullet with high Ballistic coefficients against the smaller/lighter bullet with not as
high Ballistic Coefficients.
The longer and heaver an arrow is the better the range and remaining energy.
An Arrow kills with a combination of energy and momentum and in the past the crossbow
bolts were light,short and lost velocity (Energy and momentum much quicker than full size
arrows. they were also much less stable because of there length.
This was the reason they were not allowed for big game except for handicapped people
that would otherwise not be able to hunt.
The new crossbows are better than they ever were and if you look at the new breed of
crossbows they are almost just a compound that is mechanically held.
As I have stated on other post I shot 800 to a 1000 grain arrows @ 90+ pounds and there
wasn't many things that would stop these arrows because of the weight and momentum.
So this crossbow while being very good still cant match my old shooting system except in
trajectory (It is flatter shooting to certain distances).
I have been bow shooting since the first compound (The Allen Compound that is patented)
and there have been many controversies about technology improvements making it less of a
sport and to easy. The re curve was the first major improvement in the bow, then came the
compound and its technology, then release aids, and carbon fiber arrows and ETC.
But the bow is still not as deadly at longer ranges as the rifle so where do we stop.
I still say that if a weapon is capable of humanely killing big game and is legal then there
should be no special season for a certain weapon system, even though I personally would
not like to bow hunt on public land during gun season but it would still be my choice.
Like every thing else there are personal preferences on every issues and this is just my opinion.
It is a good question though and I don't know the answer.
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