Originally Posted by zuba
I'm fine with it, unless your using the PSE Tac-15, thats like cheating... I really like wisconsins stance on it, You can use one if your over 65 or have a doctors excuse. With the efficency of todays bows you dont need to draw 70# or even 60# to kill anything.
I fit into both of those categories But If I could draw a compound bow I would still be using
one because of there accuracy and effective range over the crossbow.
When I was shooting my compound (Before the shoulder surgery) I shot full length 2317s
@ 96 pounds and made good clean pass through kills beyond 70 yards with no problems.
The effective range for a crossbow is 50 yards and under because of the lighter/shorter
bolts. (425grains as compared to 700 to 1000 grains for the compound bow.
So if anything the cross bow limits the distance to effectively shoot and only make it easy
to shoot without much practice.
There is no accuracy advantage if the compound bow shooter has it properly tuned and
practices 2 or 3 times a week especially at longer distances.
I don't like giving up my bow but my love of bow hunting over rules my preference on the
type of equiptment I will use.
By the way I have ordered a TAC 15
because it is one of the crossbows that is nearest to
a good compound bow. and I am not willing to give up any more than I have to.
PS: There are several other crossbows that can shoot over 400 ft/sec but they still shoot
300 to 400grain arrows including the broad head. But the TAC 15 uses 26.5" arrows/bolts
and that helps in the accuracy department.
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