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Survival Crossbows - What type?

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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 08:21 AM
For me its still the good ole' crossbow.

I've customised mine and got a sling on it.
If SitX comes I know I'd rather be wielding a Xbow than an air rifle. Large game is scarce but that's not what I'd have it for, it'd be as a deterrant against the two-legged form of attacker!

It'll pierce armour and do major damage compared to a measily pellet.

posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 09:23 AM
reply to post by boyznblue999

hi i have just bought a barnett predator crossbow i am also putting together my own survival kit i have also bought a nbc gas mask s10 and body armour just incase it dose kick off in 2012 i am all so looking into safe places to go like the scotish highlands for a porper survival kit you will need a medi pack too a hydration pack anyways if you want to talk more i would love to discuss this with you

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:05 AM
The thing about crossbows is you can make your own from a car spring.

There is floating around on the net the plans for one from a 1950s popular mechanics magazine.

When i was a kid a number of us built them. So many around where I lived the cops were freaking out and i lived in a rural area where a lot of kids had pellet guns.

We had some powerful enough to drive a bolt through a car door.

I have heard of people using the bows from a bow-flex weight lifting machine to build a modern version that was powerful enough to take deer

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:32 PM
interresting.. situation at the continent isnt different.

After the kill, whats next ?

Can someone with real expirience tell?

Doves, rabits, birds, squirrels and such.. cooked directly or do they need special theatment ?

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 01:36 AM
Leaf spring cross bow:

I really need to get around to making one of these.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 01:52 AM

Ok, that ones a special effects joke actually.

But these are cool:

[edit on 16-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]

posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 12:24 PM
anything without pulleys. Too many moving parts to get screwed up. Better yet,a bow. recurve, long bow.......

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