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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by HEMI 27, Sep 30, 2006.
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That is funny.
I had so many squirrels running around my stand this morning I was real tempted to risk ruining my carbon fiber bolt and expanding broadhead on one.
I know what you mean when you use the word "tempted". I'm sending a small fortune on the way every time I let go with an arrow these days. Dang mechanicals are expensive!
I would imagine you have a quiver of some kind? All slots need not be filled with broadheads! I carry 4 arrows, three with broadheads, and one with a blunt point. I am never sure I'm going to see a deer, and only a hope of getting a shot. I know I am going to see squirrel. You want to know why I know I'm going to see squirrel? Because I'm deer hunting! You want to know when I see deer? Thats right when I'm squirrel hunting!. I figure 3 BH'S are good although 2 is enough. The rest of the quiver are blunts, judo, or field points! I love hunting squirrel from a treestand. All my shots are downward, and unless the arrow catches a rock, all arrows are easily found.
good idea....nerver even thought about it
I hunt with a crossbow, and according to what I've read the safest and easiest way to de-cock it is to just fire it into a safe backstop.
So I carry one of my older practice bolts with a field point in the quiver and fire it off into a foam archery target when I'm done hunting.
I could use the field point bolt to pin a squirrel to the ground, but I'm worried about ruining the bolt in our rocky soil.
Between the broad head and the carbon fiber bolt it's about $16 I send off into the woods every time I fire my crossbow.
At that price I make damn sure I know where the bolt is headed before I pull the trigger.
I haven't seen a squirrel yet worth spending $16 on. Even if I take the mechanical off and use a field point it's still about $8 for each bolt.
It's been about ten years since I hunted with a crossbow, and found it to be an extremely efficient method of harvesting deer. That being said, I have been an archer for a very long time. Started out traditional as a kid,eventually went compound, than crossbow, than back to compound, and now I'm back to traditional. I love to shoot, and do so almost daily year round. As a matter of fact thats where I got my handle Alwaysshootingsomething. One of my buds would call and leave a message, I guess your outback shootin something. But anyway if you shoot as much as I do you bend, break, push the insert into the shaft splitting it an inch or so leaving it unsafe for a broadhead, so whoala you have a squirrel arrow. I use gamegetter or equivalent 2216's for two recurves, a longbow, and my compound, which only gets shot once a year to make sure it still works. Usually at the end of the season I keep an eye on FS Discount arrow supply for closeouts. A couple years ago I picked up eastons not sure of the name but they came with unibushings, and I know they cost me in the low thirtys a dozen. I guess the best thing about useing a crossbow is why I don't use mine anymore. You don't really have to shoot alot to be proficient with a crossbow, and when I used mine I wasn't Alwaysshootin!