a reply to: Oleandra88
What kind of bow are you talking about?
A old fashion instinctive archery bow, it takes a lot of practice to learn, and even then there not that accurate, and even then they just dont have
the power of a gun or a compound bow.
But in bush situation or survival situation, an old fashion bow is the way to go as you can always make more ammo for it, or you can make the bow and
whole thing with basic tools.
I have a compound bow however, dont even own a gun, and have not shoot one in years. In fact I just shoot for fun, which is why I got more of a target
bow, instead of a hunting bow. Used to have a smaller bow, but in all things, would not even have the time to go hunting even if I cared to go.
My current bow, if your familiar with bows, not sure they even make it anymore. But its a Mathews Wake, its pretty hefty, and with everything on,
quiver, arrows, sight, stabilizer, I think its over 7 pounds. Its not something I would take hunting with, but I have done that, and just ended up
going for a nice walk in the woods.
Either way was not to serious about it, more of a camping trip then anything. However I would not rule it out as a weapon or for hunting, in anything
its probably the most accurate weapon I have ever used. Yes even more then a gun, at least up to 100 yards, not only that the impact alone from the
arrows would go through most body armor like kevlar like butter, a bullet wont do that even at closer ranges.
In fact at anything close to 30 to 50 yards it will go through whatever animal or even person, and maybe even pass to a second that is behind easy. I
have shot through animals at 30 yards and had to dig up my arrow from the ground, and it was all still intact, those carbon fiber arrows are pretty
dam tough, and so are the broadheads, I could shoot it at a brick wall and it would still be usable after.
With certain type of arrowheads which are kind of illegal in some states, you can go through bone like nothing and still would come out the other side
and likely through whatever is on the other side. If anything I would say that for hunting, the compound bow is much more better then a gun or riffle.
NO noise, deadly, freaking accurate, I am pretty confident that even at 100 yards I can hit anything the size of a basketball no issue, I mean sure
you can get more accurate with some riffles, but only the heavier higher caliber ones, and even those wont have the penetrating power of a bow at
And also, your hunting, your not running around reloading and firing or shooting every minute. Its a one shoot done deal even with a gun. Most
hunters who hunt with a bow take a gun anyways, but that is mostly for protection incase something just jumps out of the bush at them, as its a faster
draw and shoot. But guns are not as effective at hunting as a compound bow would be.
Unless offcourse your shooting at things at 200 yards or so. Which would be to easy I suppose. And also depends were your hunting, here in WA you cant
see 10 yards in front of you because of all the bushes and trees, and if you ever been into the woods out there, most places 10 feet is the maximum
distance you can see anything, the rest is a sea of green. On the plains, or anywhere were you have just grass and trees here and there, I can see
were you can just hit them at 300 yards or farther with ease using a riffle.