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#16 J Darcy

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:50 pm

Not only is it illegal...but they are shite anyway.....

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:54 pm

Except ten-points(I have fired one)some of the new Hortons etc,but a decent compound blows them away in the field :victory:

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:03 pm

yep...they cannot be mentioned in the same breath.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:08 pm

Mosy people in the UK only get to see poorly made "Kids-toys" like the barnett range,splash out a grand and a half and you get a professional type of crossbow :victory: But compounds are a different ballgame,theres a great clip on YOUTUBE of a guy hitting a target 5 out of 5 at a tad over 180 yards with a compound :icon_eek:

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:31 am

Allegedly medieval longbowmen could pick out the eyeholes of a basinet.....

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:08 am

yes

Because the question was "Is it legal........................... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
oops :icon_redface: thought it said illegal ,i will have to get some glasses.ive made a right prat of myself

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:02 am

Allegedly medieval longbowmen could pick out the eyeholes of a basinet.....

Never heard that mate,the longbow of old was more for distance,had a massive draw-weight,and the archers relied on a rain of arrows to cause havoc rather than rely on accurately loosing a single shaft,theres a revival of interest on whats known nowadays as "Primitive-archery" I have had a try of a long-bow and couldnt shoot it for toffee whereas a compound is a whole new ball game,like comparing an old smoothbore muzzle-loader with a modern day tack-driver :victory:

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:27 am

is it legal to hunt rabbits and other small vermin with a crossbow in the UK because im thinking abought getting one because it would just be something differant to shoot with


If it's just for the joy of something different to shoot, there's nothing to stop you joining a shooting club which does archery as well, you would have lots of LEGAL options there. At mine you can even hire stuff to try, (it's cheaper to hire something a few times at £1 a go, than buy something, find you don't like it, and then have it stuck in the back of the cupboard for years). We have crossbows and examples of compound bows etc. The advantage of trying it out at a club is that you have an experienced person to give you some instruction so you don't hurt yourself or anybody else!

Something else which is different and fun you can try at a club is black powder pistol shooting!

Edited by Flintlock, 03 July 2008 - 08:29 am.


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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:32 am

Flintlock,are you a member of the same club I shoot at?Quicks?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:59 am

Flintlock,are you a member of the same club I shoot at?Quicks?


That's not far away and I know several members from there.

I'll PM you.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:00 am

I have been to quicks....and purchased from them, but despite their name the equipment would take weeks to arrive.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:05 am

Never mail ordered JD,the range is only 10 minutes away,quick by name slow by service :D

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:33 pm

Allegedly medieval longbowmen could pick out the eyeholes of a basinet.....

Never heard that mate,the longbow of old was more for distance,had a massive draw-weight,and the archers relied on a rain of arrows to cause havoc rather than rely on accurately loosing a single shaft,theres a revival of interest on whats known nowadays as "Primitive-archery" I have had a try of a long-bow and couldnt shoot it for toffee whereas a compound is a whole new ball game,like comparing an old smoothbore muzzle-loader with a modern day tack-driver http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

I guess it's not beyond the bounds of possibility.
The buggers had a longbow in their hands as soon as they were old/big enough. Practice was compulsory by law. So most of the eg agincourt archers had 10 - 15 years shooting experience. The bows were not just 'distance/rain of arrows' weapons. They were used at closer quarters too, before they were dropped and hitting/stabbing weapons deployed. I gather the archer's vision of fighting was a long way removed from the chivalric 'one on one' code :laugh:

At 30 yards even a light drawweight bow has some stopping power...... :laugh:

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:34 pm

Is it legal to hunt with any type of bow over there?
It is legal here and I was just wondering about your laws there.
I enjoy hunting with bows, and have hunted with "primitive" bows and with a modern compound.
For small game I prefer the smooth and quiet of a nice flat bow or a reflex-deflex, but for large game a compound bow has incredible stopping power.

And to the moderators, is a bow forum planned for this site?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:36 pm

Mosy people in the UK only get to see poorly made "Kids-toys" like the barnett range,splash out a grand and a half and you get a professional type of crossbow http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... But compounds are a different ballgame,theres a great clip on YOUTUBE of a guy hitting a target 5 out of 5 at a tad over 180 yards with a compound http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Hey, do you remember the link?


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