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Pic of crossbow in new "Revolution" series coming out on NBC next week.
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Pic of crossbow in new "Revolution" series coming out on NBC next week.
It is called a Reverse Draw crossbow and are commercially available:

http://hortonarchery.com/havoc.aspx
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and they work well
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Agreed, they do work well. I have had the chance to play around with a Barnett Vengeance, and its not a bad crossbow.

It just has the same survival issues that all compounds do: high maintainance factor.
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It is called a Reverse Draw crossbow and are commercially available:

http://hortonarchery.com/havoc.aspx
Thanks, it's an interesting design.
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A crossbow is strictly a close range weapon. I have sighted one in for someone before, after mounting a scope and the bolts lose speed and drop rapidly after about 20 yards.
His was very accurate to 20 yards though. They make better ones now but in my opinion a good compound bow has close to double the effective range.
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A crossbow is strictly a close range weapon. I have sighted one in for someone before, after mounting a scope and the bolts lose speed and drop rapidly after about 20 yards.
His was very accurate to 20 yards though. They make better ones now but in my opinion a good compound bow has close to double the effective range.
I 100% totally disagree. Mine shoots 375fps and is accurate well over 20 yds. I would take my crossbow over my Mathews Switchback (300fps+) for accuracy and range any day.

The Havoc the OP is asking about also shoots over 300fps.
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Probibly the major draw back is fallow up shots.
Ideally one should not need fallow up shots, but the reality is far different.
Arrows/bolts are stealthy for sure and as a back up plan when every other resource is gone, bow an arrows will come out of the wood work .
Much as I love my compounds, they are not my first choice for survival.
If the trend continues , a great deal of hunting now is done using spotting scopes, keep that in mind .
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Looks like it woudl work well out of a tree stand or blind since it is only 17.5 inches wide.
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This is really inaccurate. High end crossbows provide 350++fps with extremely tight accuracy. I can get 2" grouping at 50 yards, 4" on a bad day.

Perhaps you played with one of the low end xbow pistols. They're like a snub nose - point & shoot, good for 10 yards, then who knows.

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A crossbow is strictly a close range weapon. I have sighted one in for someone before, after mounting a scope and the bolts lose speed and drop rapidly after about 20 yards.
His was very accurate to 20 yards though. They make better ones now but in my opinion a good compound bow has close to double the effective range.
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Not saying it's a good thing, but a guy around here took a deer at a measured 92 yds with a x bow. It was a top tier priced one, near $1000.

For myself, I'd rather have a compound or a recurve.
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If you want a crossbow you need to be aware of some things. Only a recurve crossbow can be strung or worked on in the field. The rest have to go to the shop for cam balancing or whatever they gouge for. Second, is recurve crossbows are all fiberglass composite. If you fall down on a fiberglass bow its toast. Always spring for a spare bow, or risk having to drop power and set everything up again. Each model uses different length bolts and different weights. If you CB is powerful enough for SHTF it will bend every aluminum bolt or shatter composite bolts the first time they hit something hard. The minimum you should get in a recurve crossbow is 175# draw. about half the folks wont be able to pull that back without a cocking rope or crank setup. Although the 175 will go right through a deer at 40 yards its better suited to 30. And last your not going to get into high performance under the $400 price point. Mine is serviceable with consistent 2" groups. At 30 yard your gonna have to do your part to get that. But then again hunting in firearm restricted areas and harvesting game quietly is a big plus.

Depend on a bow or crossbow for survival? Or even a gun for that matter? Not a chance. You dont need to hunt in a survival situation, you need to harvest. Better to put the money in 6 dozen wire snares and disposable anchors, and let them soak while your doing other things. Use your crossbow (gonna ruin bolts) or a killstick (spear such as a coldsteel bushman-best) for dispatch.
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A crossbow is strictly a close range weapon. I have sighted one in for someone before, after mounting a scope and the bolts lose speed and drop rapidly after about 20 yards.
His was very accurate to 20 yards though. They make better ones now but in my opinion a good compound bow has close to double the effective range.
i dunno where you shoot but my parker buckbuster does a dime at 50 yards easy, i have seen accurate shots at 200yards with them
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