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bows for survival

Post by StealthHunter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:53 pm

bows vs guns???

I do have firearms that I plan to take with me in a bugout situation but my main weapon in a place where I'm in a close proximity to people would be the bow, if you haven't had a look into bows I suggest that you have a quick google search to discover how they can be helpful, bows are cheaper then guns and are much quieter, there have been situations where I have shot 3 rabbits within 20 meters of each other because the sound of a rifle has not spooked them, good quality arrows can also be used more then once but can get damaged and bent while out shooting, types of recurve bows called "takedown bows" can also be folded up and put tightly and discreetly into one's pack. they are perfect for people on a tight budget and don't want to spend a lot on a good rifle and ammo



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Re: bows for survival

Post by MasterChief » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:57 pm

Hey Stealthhunter just looking into bows myself right now.

I think that @Aussieprepper1 is right into them too!

Recommended brands? :P


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Re: bows for survival

Post by StealthHunter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:33 pm

well I have two bows, my recurve is a "Cartel" which is ok for shooting rabbits and birds, the other bow I have is a 50lb compound bow which is an "Apprentice" both brands are great performance for money but the more money you pay usually ends up in better quality, if you are planing to use it for a long Time or in an INCH bag, I recommend a recurve bow which is much more simple and will be much easier to repair if broken, a compound bow offers better performance but has a lot of moving parts and can be complex to fix or keep running smoothly over a long period of time, @aussieprepper1 may be able to add to the list of decent brands.

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Re: bows for survival

Post by Paul » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:31 am

I love my bows i have a cartel 35pnd recurve and a 45pnd longbow. Never got into compound for same reasons. Both breakdown.



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Re: bows for survival

Post by MasterChief » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:40 am

Looking into the recurve bows based on recommendations and found this. Comments from the community about quality, brand price etc..??

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http://www.hoddywell.com.au/samick-sage ... ow-package


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Re: bows for survival

Post by griff » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:34 pm

I have never been into bows mainly because I could not hit a bull in the ass with a dish full of wheat as the story goes...The beauty of hunting with bows would be how quiet they are...thats one of the reasons I like the small pea rifles....ITS Quiet...you pull a 243 and all the animals for 5 miles are gone after one shot esp if they have been shot at before.They learn fast.I had a ol mate who hunted with bows...he would get just about right into a mob of goats before they knew he was there,coming in from down wind and cam painted with all the cam stuff lol...he was a nutter and loved it.



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Re: bows for survival

Post by StealthHunter » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:04 pm

looks like a good pick Masterchief, I recommend that the draw weight is above 40 pounds, this will give the bow enough power to take down game such as rabbits and foxes alike, for game such as deer or bear I suggest a compound bow as it is much easier to use and a lot more powerful, but in saying that a recurve bow is a lot better for bugging out, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Re: bows for survival

Post by Keith » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:43 pm

Now I have my new workshop I must try & finish my self bow.
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Re: bows for survival

Post by sean.donnelly » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:14 pm

For those who want the quiet of a bow but the aiming capabilities of a rifle ...

https://www.gunworld.com.au/benjamin-airbow-gwa

Nice bit of tech crossover. Check out youtube for reviews, etc.

Myself? I have a 65lb compound. Probably a good 100m range with accuracy.
At a reasonable range...it'll punch straight through a grizzly.



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Re: bows for survival

Post by Keith » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:23 am

If you are looking at purchasing a bow, then you need to get something you can easily make a bow string for & arrows. As StealthHunter said, a compound is not a good idea for long term wilderness living. A crossbow would probably be fine, but I no nothing of the airbow.
Think "sustainable" where survival is concerned.
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