View Poll Results: what do you think of compound bows

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  • they're fun and good for hunting

    70 77.78%
  • they're fun, but too easy to use for hunting

    7 7.78%
  • they're only good for competition shooting

    1 1.11%
  • they're not good for anything

    2 2.22%
  • other(write what you're thoughts are)

    10 11.11%
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Thread: Your thoughts on compound bows

  1. #31
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    Archery has gotten inside my bones this year and although I get razzed all the time to "lose the training wheels" I do love the CB. Maybe because i am new to the game or maybe because I can't hit a barn without a peep. Bowhunting has been the single most difficult thing i have ever tried so you guys that say hunting with CBs is too easy have my respect. After spending considerable coin on equipment and archery lessons I finally got my bow dialed in and was shooting better than I ever imagined I would. Managed to maintain a 1.5" pattern at 20 yards and my new Glendel 3D was dying from heart & lung shots a dozen arrows at a time. The same day I finally was shooting as good as I ever will...it happened. I went upstairs to take some shots at the 3D from an elevated position (my balcony) and on one shot, realized too late I wasn't in the right position and when I released the arrow, the lower limb hit the balcony railing. I immediately set the bow down and BOINGGGG! Bow is back at the shop being restrung. AUGGHHH!!!!
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    ouch, Bruce!

    Make sure you watch out for tree limbs as well. I learned that lesson with my recurve.

    Nice thing about a trad bow is you don't need a rig to restring it.
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    I'm a dedicated longbow shooter. But more importantly I'm dedicated to archery. If something were to happen to me such that I could no longer deal with holding the full draw weight of a bow, and I needed the advantage of let off just to keep shooting I would switch, no problem.

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    I started with a recurve, mainly because, back then that was the only option (plus longbows). When compounds became popular I bought one, or two, or three......... but I just can't get away from the love of the simple bow. Currently, I shoot a Morrison ILF 49# recurve, but ditto what Bender said.

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    I learned on trad bows, stick and recurve. It taught me to shoot with instinct... just me the bow, arrow and an educated guess on distance. Its the basics. I then moved into the "dark side" (I kept my old light sabers though) and enjoy it. After getting fair with fingers and a single pin, I moved to using a release and multi pins and a huge window. After years of that, a friend took me hog hunting with me expensive compound get up. I stalked this pig for about 20 minutes in the blind....as my partner sat on a ridge with a clear elevated view and guiding me to the pig. As I moved up to the ridge line, in a 20yd view was my pig. I drew and fired for a double lung pass through shot. Pig down! I looked and my release was hanging off my wrist.....un-used. I just laughed realizing how much I had invested in my fancy compound set up and I still reverted to my learnings. I'm glad to have those fundamentals to fall back on.

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    wow i believe that u can consistently get in good range with any big game animal and a bow your a good hunter , ihave trouble mith my rifle haha.
    Well all righty then

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