Posted 07 July 2008 - 05:56 pm
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:26 am
It will never be repealed.
Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:43 am
Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:53 am
I've never read anything that legally defines a blow gun though... Doesn't mention it in the 81 Act.
Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:50 pm
it used to be law that every boy from the age of five had to practice twice a week with a long bow! as they say practice makes perfect! you cant aim a war bow by aligning the arrow with your eye as with a modern compound as the string has to be pulled back to the ear! it has to be instinctive rather than delibarately aimed! although weight of arrows is what destroyed the french armys in the hundred years war im sure the medieval bowman must have been a pretty good shot!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...
Allegedly medieval longbowmen could pick out the eyeholes of a basinet.....
Posted 25 August 2008 - 01:50 pm
Posted 25 August 2008 - 04:09 pm
Quarrels and arrows are measured by kinetic-energy,I have hunted with a blow-gun,your correct,your not allowed to do so nowadays as the Blow-gun is classified as a fire-arm nowadays I havent a clue why an overgrown peashooter needs an FAC but it does I understand what your saying hyperion,I saw a guy at a club get a 3inch group at 60 yards with a compound a few weeks ago,you would have to be an incredible shot to do that with a longbow,with a compound it was impressive,compounds are just that more accurate and easier to master.
Can anyone please tell me why you can hunt with a 12flb air rifle but you cannot hunt with something like a barnett predator with 128 flb?Please dont think im having a go at 12flb air rifles because we all now how effective a hunting weapon they are
Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:30 pm
Anyway, that's my two cents.
Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:10 pm
The problems start to manisfest when you put broadheads on. basically you have a vane at the back of the arrow and one at the front (broadhead). this is when things can go wrong.
Bows need tuning. Every arrow is calibrated to a different poundage bow and /or draw length. Its not as easy to work out as some imagine.
For many years i was quite obsessed with bows, but thats all water under the bridge now, not having held one for nearly a decade.
Its a thrill though, and one day i may well get myself another.
Do yourselves a favour and buy a copy of Jim Doughertys Deer Hunting book.
Its quite good and available at a good discount from book stores at gamefairs.
And, by the way, it is illegal to hunt with a bow or crossbow in the UK.......JD
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