I think this year I might start some archery hunting. I'm looking for some advice on crossbows, I'll be hunting white tail with it. I don't know too much about crossbow hunting so I'll take any information you can give me.
If you can afford it, the Ten Point crossbows are top of the line. There are a lot of good crossbows out there in various price ranges. Look at Cabela's catalog
on line. I prefer carbon over aluminum arrows for durability, and a 100 or 125 grain broadhead. I personally prefer a fixed blade , 3 or 4 blade broadhead, although some of the newer mechanicals will stand up to crossbow use. I have tried both Red Dot sights and scopes (don't see iron sights too well anymore) and have settled on a scope. Cocking aids are a big help too. I use a cranking device on my Ten Point .
I'm leaning towards a croosbow for ease of use. I'm just looking to be able to go out in the evening when I feel like it (not necessarily during the week of rifle season) and sit in a stand. My thinking was that this would be easier escpecially when it starts to get colder. Please correct my if this logic is flawed.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...