120 lb Pistol Crossbow ?

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120 lb Pistol Crossbow ?

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 28, 2002 9:47 am

This website features an 80 pound
pistol crossbow that says they can
boost to 120 pounds for $15.
http://www.crossbowpistols.com/bowfish.html

How do they do that? Has anyone ever seen or used their product ?

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Postby Woody Williams » Thu Nov 28, 2002 10:09 am

In crossbows, like any other merchandise, you get what you pay for.

My guess is that you will not be happy with these at all.

I do NOT believe that they can get anywhere close to "300 feet per second" at all. The laws of physics don't allow it..

Also, pistol crossbows are against the law in some parts of Canada. Maybe all. I'm not sure.
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120 lb Pistol Crossbow

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 28, 2002 10:32 am

If used for fun the amount of fun
might be worth the price paid. Certainly not hunting with them. Although the website shows a compelling possibility for bow fishing ? ? ?
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Postby Digger » Thu Nov 28, 2002 10:37 am

If those things worked as well as they lead you to believe, we on this board would probably all have one.I have seen a couple of different xbow pistols and shot them at our range. They are inaccurate at almost any distance and with a six inch power stroke, way under powered, these were supposed to be 50lbers that I used and I doubt that a 120 lb xbow pistol would be safe to use. If you want something of value with that kind of power & accuracy an Excaliber Point Blanc xbow is what you need. :D These would not be ecconomical and you would soon sour on their use.

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Postby Digger » Thu Nov 28, 2002 10:53 am

PS The cost to set this pistol up for fishing would probably cost as much as the bow itself. And as Woody suggests, check with your local MNR to see if it legal to use for anything. In most provinces and states you must have a minimum draw length to be legal to hunt with a xbow and those pistols are not even close

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Postby Bill T » Thu Nov 28, 2002 5:14 pm

In Canada this is a prohibited weapon and they throw you in jail if you own one. Leave it to the politicians to stick pistol crossbows in the same class as machine guns and bazookas.
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Postby wabi » Thu Nov 28, 2002 7:26 pm

caveat emptor (sp?)
which translates to "let the buyer beware"
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Postby Woody Williams » Thu Nov 28, 2002 8:08 pm

wabi wrote:caveat emptor (sp?)
which translates to "let the buyer beware"
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Wabi,

The pistol crossbow ain't too high on my Christmas list either. :lol:
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