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Ever been deciding on a new gun and end up picking up a new bow instead?

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:24 PM
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Re: Ever been deciding on a new gun and end up picking up a new bow instead?

No, but I decided to purchase a new bow a few years back and instead ended up with a safe full of rifles over those years....long range rifles. Never did end up with a new bow back then.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:05 PM
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Re: Ever been deciding on a new gun and end up picking up a new bow instead?

bows are for hippies. I'm not a hippie.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:40 AM
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Re: Ever been deciding on a new gun and end up picking up a new bow instead?

Hmmmmm... I'd say flowers are for Hippies, bows are for hunters, and rifles are for shooters. I'd say I'm a shooter right now, but I'd like to be a hunter the longest shot I've ever made with my rifle is 142yds. With my rifle and me shooting, there is close to a 100% chance that pig will drop dead in about 2yds. In the conditions I hunt in I think I actually want it to be a LITTLE more challenging then that.

Although, my 100% DRT percentage is pretty nice...
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:19 AM
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Re: Ever been deciding on a new gun and end up picking up a new bow instead?

I used to bowhunt alot but got sick and tired of hunting in 80 degree weather.....
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Re: Ever been deciding on a new gun and end up picking up a new bow instead?

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Hmmmmm... I'd say flowers are for Hippies, bows are for hunters, and rifles are for shooters. I'd say I'm a shooter right now, but I'd like to be a hunter the longest shot I've ever made with my rifle is 142yds. With my rifle and me shooting, there is close to a 100% chance that pig will drop dead in about 2yds. In the conditions I hunt in I think I actually want it to be a LITTLE more challenging then that.

Although, my 100% DRT percentage is pretty nice...
Ya know, I started bow hunting with a fiberglass semi recurve Bear bow about 40 years ago. Maybe you were born then? When I was a 10 year old kid I was making my own bows and arrows out of ash and maple saplings. I know all about challenges. I have stalked within spitting distance of mule deer. Been in the middle of a herd of antelope with the shadow of the herd buck on my body, bow in hand. I doubt you or many other peolple will ever be able to say that. I can also guarantee you, that in some country and circumstances, you will never get within a half mile of a buck antelope that knows it's being hunted.

So please don't give us the shooter/hunter crap Many of us in this Long Range Hunting forum are avid skilled bow hunters. That said, this particular sub forum is for long range hunting... not bow hunting. There is a sub forum for bow hunting so I would suggest that you should talk bow hunting there and decline from making disparaging remarks about the skill set and challenges it requires to make cold bore shots in various environmental at extreme distances.
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Ya know, I started bow hunting with a fiberglass semi recurve Bear bow about 40 years ago. Maybe you were born then? When I was a 10 year old kid I was making my own bows and arrows out of ash and maple saplings. I know all about challenges. I have stalked within spitting distance of mule deer. Been in the middle of a herd of antelope with the shadow of the herd buck on my body, bow in hand. I doubt you or many other peolple will ever be able to say that. I can also guarantee you, that in some country and circumstances, you will never get within a half mile of a buck antelope that knows it's being hunted.

So please don't give us the shooter/hunter crap Many of us in this Long Range Hunting forum are avid skilled bow hunters. That said, this particular sub forum is for long range hunting... not bow hunting. There is a sub forum for bow hunting so I would suggest that you should talk bow hunting there and decline from making disparaging remarks about the skill set and challenges it requires to make cold bore shots in various environmental at extreme distances.
"I usta could" sounds like someone wants to play moderator.I dont care what you use killing something with a bow is always more challenging than a LR rifle kill.Most switch to LR because they dont want to stalk,they want to sit and shoot.I do both and there is no comparison,the difficulty level is there for each but not comparable IMO.I have stalked within 50 yards of a lope that "knew he was being hunted",use the terrain and the wind,if they are in a spot that wont allow it WAIT,you dont have to sit on a ridge 1000 yards away to kill a spooked buck.There is a difference between shooters and hunters,if you dont want to admit it theres probably a reason why.
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"I usta could" sounds like someone wants to play moderator.I dont care what you use killing something with a bow is always more challenging than a LR rifle kill.Most switch to LR because they dont want to stalk,they want to sit and shoot.
No, not a moderator, just a member who likes to talk about long range hunting and shooting in the long range hunting and shooting forum. Is that really hard to understand? if you want to talk about bows, go to the bow forum. I like bow hunting and the reason I also like long range hunting is because of the challange of it plus I think making long shots is pretty cool. I have several friends who like both long range hunting and bow hunting... so to make the general statement, "Most switch to LR because they dont want to stalk,they want to sit and shoot" is just plain BS. Most guys I know didn't switch, they do both.

I don't care what you use either if you go back and read me my posts. Just talk about it in the appropriate forums. Ya get it?
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