What type of bow do you use?

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What type of bow do you primarily hunt with?

Compound
20
83%
Recurve/Longbow
2
8%
Both compound and traditional...it depends on how I feel
2
8%
Crossbow
0
No votes
I can use all of the above for hunting, and do.
0
No votes
 
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What type of bow do you use?

Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:41 pm

What types of bow do you use for hunting? This excludes simple target practice and messing around. What bow(s) serve as your game getter?

As far as brand and poundage, that's been covered on another post. What I am interested to see is how many of us shoot compounds and recurves.

Controversy aside, I've also included cross bows.
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Postby choclab » Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:45 pm

Compounds for the main meat getter........but I really like messin' around with recurves. I am gonna get one for bowfishing I think, light weight and less chance of something failing.
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Postby Citori12 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:54 pm

I prefer compound for elk but I like using a recurve for deer. The compound has a bit more power and trajectory
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Postby LaRedneck » Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:13 pm

For big game i'm gonna bring out the big dog (bowtech) but for small game like birds or rabbit then i'll use the old long bow.
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Postby Smackaduck » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:03 pm

I use compounds for all game and for bowfishing.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:54 pm

Recurve for everything, I just find it funner to shoot than a compound, but I dont use pins so thats probably why.
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Postby jumpshooter » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:13 pm

I myself only have a compound and I use it for deer and elk, I want to shoot a bear and a mountian lion with it but the wife says not a chance but I am still working on it.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:41 pm

I used to shoot a longbow, but had problems with it and went to a recurve. The fella who makes them has interchangeable lims ...so eventually I can go back longbow when I feel like it.

I like traditional all the way, but can shoot quite well with a compound. Someday I may try hunting with one...but for now sticks suit me fine.
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