posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 11:43 PM
Like others have already said,it's both impractical and uneccesary. If you place an arrow in the vitals,with a good broadhead,death follows in
seconds. A .22 bullet at low speed would actually be rather less effective. As for making the whole arrow blow up,yes you'll make noise but not much
else. Another thing to think about-for every action,there is an equal and opposite reaction! In my younger and stupider days,I took an aluminum arrow
and slid a .303 British case on the end of it,bullet removed of course but powder intact. Taped a small nail to the primer and ventured forth with my
recurve. I figured a steel water tasnk was jsut the thing to provide the nice solid surface I needed. At about 30 yards,I let fly,and was rewarded
with a very satisfying bang! The aluminum shaft largley disintegrated,but the remainder did come back some fair distance. It occured to me that I was
essentailly making an arrow bullet,which was,by design,always going to be pointing straight back at me when it went off! I didn't do that any
On the topic of hunting bows, I shoot both recurve and compound and will say that the compound is far and away the superior hunting tool in almost all
regards. Recurve is fun,and I enjoy small game hunting with it,but when it's time for big game the compound is it. I suggest you get something in
the 50-60 pound range to start,and keep it on the lower end to start with. Get yourself a dozen arrows,a good release and a backstop. Find someone
with experience to show youthe ropes,and then practice practice practice! There's a lot more to archery than most people think,,and it takes
considerable practice to become a proficient archer. Big difference between hunting and target shooting, so you want to make sure your at your best.
Making a bad shot and losing an animal is no fun at all.