Another hog down

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2021/08/07 08:47:14 (permalink)

Another hog down

I shot this big old sow in Appalachia last week. A brand new crossbow brand recently launched and I was honored to be selected to field test the first bow off of the production line. She weighed right at #200. I had the backstraps on the grill already and man was she some fine eating. 
 

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    Re: Another hog down 2021/08/07 08:51:12 (permalink)
    Good deal.

    Did the crossbow perform as expected?

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    Re: Another hog down 2021/08/07 10:56:35 (permalink)
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    Did the crossbow perform as expected?

     
    For sure. It is a moderately priced crossbow at $499 retail. There are lots of expensive crossbows out there but the majority of people want a crossbow that shoots well, is reliable and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. That is who this new company is targeting. I used the factory arrows and they even have their own broadhead, which I used as well. 

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    Re: Another hog down 2021/08/07 11:07:04 (permalink)
    That’s a good strategy. I know a few folks that would get into the crossbow game, but don’t because the popular ones cost the same or more than a rifle.

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    Re: Another hog down 2021/08/07 18:36:59 (permalink)
    DarDys
    That’s a good strategy. I know a few folks that would get into the crossbow game, but don’t because the popular ones cost the same or more than a rifle.



    Too many get caught up in the speed game and the flagship bow game. All one needs is a reliable crossbow with decent components. I am fortunate to be able to shoot most of crossbows out there, some costing two grand, and my favorite at the moment is $700. 

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    Re: Another hog down 2021/08/08 09:07:13 (permalink)
    If one sticks to a moderate range, say 40 yards or less, does the extra speed translate into anything really?

    I have only shot two deer with mine, one at 12 yards and one at 37. The speed is 350 FPS. I don’t think either noticed.

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    Re: Another hog down 2021/08/08 15:19:37 (permalink)
    DarDys
    If one sticks to a moderate range, say 40 yards or less, does the extra speed translate into anything really?



    Not much. A few inches trajectory wise. 350fps will punch through just about anything if you hit where you are supposed to with a sharp broadhead. 

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