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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2016, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Buddy just picked one up and we shot it in the back yard last night. Thing is about amazing. Accurate as all git up and shoots a full sized arrow ALOT faster then my 10 point shoots a short one. He looked it up and its legal for box season here in Michigan. We watched Jim Shockly shoot a bison with it and it was hard to believe how hard it appeared to hit that animal. In my experience most bison dont even instantly react to shots from my 500 linebaugh. This thing shoots a full length arrow a 100 fps faster then my crossbow shoots a short arrow. Now if I can just come up with a grand to buy one. http://www.crosman.com/airbow

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Hadn't seen it, but it sounds similar in concept and speed as the 10/22 arrow conversions that I first remember noticing back around 1990 or so that were overpriced as well. Only those IIRC weren't legal for anything other than small game. http://www.larue.com/ruger-10-22-arrow-conversion-kit
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This part puzzles the heck outta me:
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Arrows are pulled from the front rather than pushed from the rear as with crossbows,
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saw a short article on them but i've not
seen one in person nor sought one out
to look at since buying anything like that
is out of the question for a while for me. :'(


if i can get my finances straight anytime
soon i'll sure be the first one on the block
with one. that'd be just the ticket for
hunting from a pop up or a thickly branched tree

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Just a hunch, but my bet is that they are illegal for deer hunting in just
about every state.

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Buddy just picked one up and we shot it in the back yard last night. Thing is about amazing. Accurate as all git up and shoots a full sized arrow ALOT faster then my 10 point shoots a short one. He looked it up and its legal for box season here in Michigan. We watched Jim Shockly shoot a bison with it and it was hard to believe how hard it appeared to hit that animal. In my experience most bison dont even instantly react to shots from my 500 linebaugh. This thing shoots a full length arrow a 100 fps faster then my crossbow shoots a short arrow. Now if I can just come up with a grand to buy one. http://www.crosman.com/airbow

Definitely not legal in Michigan.

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It is unlawful to huntusing an Airbow during any season for any species in Michigan at the time of this digest's printing.
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Haven't seen one in the flesh yet, to be sure... but in watching lots of Youtube "PVC Airgun" vids... one thing that really stood out to me was how much more effective arrows seemed to be when shot out of them. I'm guessing it's because of of the velocity at which they operate, the extra mass and cutting effectiveness of arrows just makes for a natural match.
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I live in Louisville KY and worked at the airgun range during the NRA Convention here last year. I saw this demonstrated 3 times a day at the range. Very cool. Very pricey. I know one guy who bought one and took it home. Then discovered he had to buy an air tank for it and took it back! It is out of my price range for the amount of bow hunting I do. I am sure it will get a devout following as it is really fun to shoot and extremely accurate. The Crossman Rep shot one arrow inside another at every demonstration he did.
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shot one ........very loud
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Archery started out with longbows & recurves. Then progressed to crossbows now air bows. All that does is ruin the sport imo.

Same thing has happened with muzzleloader hunting. There was some challenge back in the 60s but now most shoot rifles that preform like a high power rifle.

There has to be some limits. What happened to ethical hunting, woodmanship, etc.

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