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Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
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I think it might be time...

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.

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Location: Kansas
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I think it might be time...

Oh no! You've gone and done it now. You've used archery hunting and crossbow in the same sentence.

There has been long heated debates on whether crossbows should be allowed during archery season.

Seriously, I don't know much about crossbows so I can't help there.

Some others may be able to help.

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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I think it might be time...

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 .

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I think it might be time...

What's your reason for going with the crossbow and not compound or traditional?

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Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
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I think it might be time...

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.

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Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
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I think it might be time...

How are Barnett Crossbows? I am a 'value minded' hunter to put it nicely, and these bows seem to go along with that, in purticular the Quad 400.

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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I think it might be time...

My son-in-law had a Quad 400 Barnett . While it is certainly not the quality of a , $1000 + Ten Point, it would certainly made a good crossbow for your purposes.

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