So I am unable to get a foid card due to some stupid decisions in my younger years. No possibility of ever owning a leagal firearm in the state of
Which sucks because I have been freaking out about family security in case something(anything) happens. I really do not want to be facing a possible
armed a-hole, and all I have is a crappy kitchen knife.
I have owned a compound bow in the past and I just think that they are to impractical for confined spaces and other uses where close range, within a
few yards where a bow is just is not a really good option. I mean if you are looking to hit targets with area to operate the bow, they are fine. I
realize that a crossbow is not that small either. But it seems more practical to me for home defense. Other than reload time, I really cannot think of
to many downfalls.
I have done some research on other older threads and I want a 2012 input base to gather some recent opinions to make a possible purchase around the
Almighty tax time.
It seems that people are worried about compound bow parts failure. Can I ask an honest question here?
Have any of you ever had a cam system have a catastrophic failure from use on a compound model. And if so, how old was the bow and string setup? Was
it a worthy bow?
I only ask because I have never heard any of my hunting friends speak of a catastrophic failure such as this.
This is part of the reason I am looking into a Barrett jackal crossbow. Price will be an issue and at $250.00 I really cannot find a better deal. I do
not want to go any cheaper because you get what you pay for and after some research Barrett is a pretty good manufacturer if crossbows.
Velocity: 315 FPS
Draw weight: 150 lbs
Energy: 105 ft lbs.
Is this a good deal? Any more cheaper on the price and the velocity goes way down.
I know there are hardcore bow hunters that swear by the bow. I like then too, but I have been there done that. And I will probably purchase another
one in the future. But for right now i would like a crossbow. It just makes sense in a liejunkie world right now. I think it would be easier shooting
out of a second story window if one needed too.
Sorry about the typos. I will try to correct them.
Input is appreciated thank you.
edit on 16-11-2012 by liejunkie01 because: (no reason given)