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Crossbow Basics.

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welshman:
learn to build your own you will learn a lot more than listening to others and become less dependent on others that is what survial is all about . Do it yourself a favor learn to do it you may not have someone to depend on BUT yourself.

boom192:
For starters I am new to this forum, hunting, crossbows, survival, gardening, and self sufficiency; I have just awakened from my slumber.  I am not an expert on anything but am excited to learn just about anything.

That being said...I was looking at crossbows for a while and almost pulled the trigger on this one.  It seemed like a really good value for a starter crossbow and if you buy it from Sportsman's Guide it comes with a lifetime warranty.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/arrow-precision-inferno-fury-ii-recurve-crossbow-package-with-rope-cocker.aspx?a=616645

I ended up getting a used Barnett Buck Commander on craigslist and am looking forward to shooting it soon.

A friend of mine has the Barnett Jackal and he loves it.  If I bought one brand new I think I would buy a Jackal and replace the red dot with a 3x or 4x scope.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/barnett174-jackal-crossbow.aspx?a=681070

Steve Cover:

--- Quote from: boom192 on July 08, 2012, 06:01:15 PM ---For starters I am new to this forum, hunting, crossbows, survival, gardening, and self sufficiency; I have just awakened from my slumber.  I am not an expert on anything but am excited to learn just about anything.

That being said...I was looking at crossbows for a while and almost pulled the trigger on this one.  It seemed like a really good value for a starter crossbow and if you buy it from Sportsman's Guide it comes with a lifetime warranty.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/arrow-precision-inferno-fury-ii-recurve-crossbow-package-with-rope-cocker.aspx?a=616645

I ended up getting a used Barnett Buck Commander on craigslist and am looking forward to shooting it soon.

A friend of mine has the Barnett Jackal and he loves it.  If I bought one brand new I think I would buy a Jackal and replace the red dot with a 3x or 4x scope.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/barnett174-jackal-crossbow.aspx?a=681070

--- End quote ---

Welcome aboard.... Glad you have joined us.

A couple of comments.....

ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.

Check, wax, and replace strings often.

As Oldsoul mentioned, you don't really need a telescopic sight on a crossbow.
My crossbow sports a cheap 1X optical sight and works well for me.
At crossbow ranges (~50 yards or less), magnification might make tracking your target more difficult.
Remember, this is a type of bow, not a rifle.

Best of luck,

Steve

Agirlwantingtolearn:
I am new here and for that matter I have never posted to any forum.  But I would like to get as many inputs as possible.  A little about me, I grew up with my father teaching us about guns, saftey, hunting shooting and pretty much anything that made his girls not having to have someone do it for them. (I thank God for my Daddy!) I am 35 and since being married for 16 years, I have four children and I am tryinig to teach my girls the same thing and teaching my boys how to be the provider! I have not hunted and went shooting only a handful of times. I do not own any guns or bows (YET!). But I do want to learn to use a crossbow and was hoping for some guidance. Yes I am getting it from my Father aswell, Just looking at what other folks have to say as well! 

archer:
That is a nice looking crossbow there Steve.

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