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Compound Bow Scope

Postby Vonz90 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:08 am

Anyone use them for hunting and have any recommendations? After missing the fracking deer this morning I am figuring I need to change something at that seems to be a nice way of taking some of the variation out of the system.
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Re: Compound Bow Scope

Postby Cobar » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:07 pm

Don't know much about bow sights, but I've been told that a lot of the variation in in bow shooting is the arrows. All the really good people I've known/heard of go to great lengths to make sure the arrows all weight, bend, and balance the same. Not sure if that even applies to modern compound bows of the arrow does not have to bend around the bow though. It might be something to look in to if you're not getting consistency.

I am no expert on bows of any sort, but I've heard it often enough that there might be some truth to it.

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Re: Compound Bow Scope

Postby Yogimus » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:31 am

No piece of gear will get your missed shot back, or take the place of practice.

Round here (Montana) NO ONE I know uses a bow scope. They use 4 point or 7 point sights

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Re: Compound Bow Scope

Postby First Shirt » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:13 am

Find myself in agreement with Yogi, which worries me more than a little bit.
The only people I've ever seen with a bow scope were shooting in 3d matches. Never knew anyone to use one for hunting.
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Re: Compound Bow Scope

Postby Vonz90 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:43 am

Yogimus wrote:No piece of gear will get your missed shot back, or take the place of practice.

Round here (Montana) NO ONE I know uses a bow scope. They use 4 point or 7 point sights


This is interesting as I know a couple of people here who hunt them. One friend in particular has been harping that I should give it a try.

As for practice, I do, but I am not seeing the same results in action, thus the question changing something.

It may be a moot point though as I just found out that MO is probably going to allow crossbows next year and I may just hold off and give that a try rather that sinking money into the compound.

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Re: Compound Bow Scope

Postby Aesop » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:01 pm

I've never hunted bows, just targets/competition, FWIW.
I'd put a scope on my crossbow for hunting in a heartbeat, but with a hand-drawn bow, in a precisely zen/samurai way, the key is consistency, exactly like the perfect golf swing. That takes lots of practice, perfect practice.
Alternating practice days with strength and resistance training helped the most when I had the time for both.
With hunting, the trick would be to be so consistent in execution that a change in range or presentation wouldn't make any appreciable difference.
And match jitters play exactly the same havoc with that as buck fever does, I suspect.
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Re: Compound Bow Scope

Postby Cobar » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:28 pm

Were you shooting from a different position than you normally practice? That may make a difference.

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Re: Compound Bow Scope

Postby Vonz90 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:54 pm

http://www.cabelas.com/product/barnett-black-raptor-crossbow-package/1936939.uts?No=0&destination=%2Fcategory%2FCrossbows%2F103854780.uts

Well I took the plunge and ordered one of these. I can use it during firearm season and black powder season at my place and my grandmother's place. This is good anyway since my sister sold her land so I don't really have a place to rifle hunt right now anyway.


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