What do you prefer Crossbow or Gun?

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  1. johnsams profile image68
    johnsamsposted 13 years ago

    Hey fellow hunters, what in your opinion is best for hunting or which one of these suits you best and why.


  2. profile image49
    eugene90posted 13 years ago

    a desckize

  3. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 13 years ago

    Gun all the way

  4. GreenTieCommando profile image66
    GreenTieCommandoposted 13 years ago

    I would take a gun, because it is a lot cheaper and easier to find ammo for! I'm thinking of the WW2 style eastern european rifles like Mosin-Nagant... dirt cheap!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have one of these wonderful old rifles. The hunting loads cost more than the rifle!

      1. profile image58
        na cairridireposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        handload your own shells. Satrlite brass is cheap and new. 7.62 by 54 russian is a common round.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image60
          Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the suggestion!  I bought some surplus steel jacket rounds for practice.  I bought the rifle years ago for $29.95 but the hunting rounds were almost forty dollars a box!

          Many hunters like to uses several weapons for bagging game, including compound and recurve bows.  My latest interest is in making my own bow and bagging a deer or turkey with this ancient weapon.  Perhaps I'll tell my "deer hunting with a knife" tale at some point.  LOL!

  5. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Where I come from we only use A Stick smile

    If we want to influence our friends with how cool our weapon is... we just paint the stick.  hmm

    1. johnsams profile image68
      johnsamsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol thats funny

  6. archdaw profile image60
    archdawposted 13 years ago

    I personally would not use both. but if I had to choose I would use a crossbow, not noisy as a gun.  and seems very impersonal.  I wish that you would have asked this question 12 years ago, maybe I would have stayed out of trouble.

    1. johnsams profile image68
      johnsamsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yeah crossbow is fun!  with all that stealth and stuff involved while hunting.. and that you are so close to the animal and one mistake and it goes away..its just awesome

  7. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years ago

    don't hunt.  prefer guns for some reason.  and besides thought i'd post a pic i like.


    1. johnsams profile image68
      johnsamsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      haha nice pic tongue

  8. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    Definitely a gun, but I grant that crossbow is way cooler if you have the patience and stalking skill for it, same goes for bow hunting too.  I watched some guys bow hunting pheasant one time... that was so frickin' impressive. Like a Robin Hood movie for real.

  9. brandyBachmann profile image60
    brandyBachmannposted 13 years ago

    crossbow big_smile

    1. johnsams profile image68
      johnsamsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah crossbows rock!  big_smile

  10. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 12 years ago

    well, I dont hunt , but I did like learning how to use a bow - although I think a gun is quicker smile

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years ago

    pistol or two

    1. starme77 profile image77
      starme77posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      yup I like pistols too smile

  12. myownworld profile image76
    myownworldposted 12 years ago

    Don't hunt. Hate guns. And the only time I've liked crossbow was on robin hood! smile

  13. Melissa7676 profile image60
    Melissa7676posted 12 years ago

    I hunt with a stickbow, but have taken deer with muzzleloader and handgun....so trying them all I prefer a bow...( i have taken deer with a crossbow before, but not no more, not challenging enough)

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Some hunters have opted for traditional bow hunting!  The sense of achievement gained by actually making one's own bow, and arrows, string, etc., adds much more to the sporting and historical aspects of whitetail deer hunting.  Like you, I consider using a crossbow as more sporting than using a rifle, but not much more.  But to each his/her own!

  14. keri75 profile image57
    keri75posted 12 years ago

    Crossbows are illegal in the state I live in unless you have a doctors recomendation. I use a Hoyt Alpha Max compound bow and prefer bow hunting to gun any day!Great question!

  15. WeddingConsultant profile image64
    WeddingConsultantposted 12 years ago

    I prefer to hunt with grenades smile

  16. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    I usually like to use my incisors to dig into the neck of the creature for a rapid kill.  The resistance and squirming is a real turn on.

    The bonus being, of course, that the teeth marks I leave are a great conversation starter when I mount the carcass in my family room.

    For fun though (you know, when I am out in the park with the guys, having a few drinks on the weekend), sometimes I like to..


    1. readytoescape profile image60
      readytoescapeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You really can’t get any fresher meat than that, but you have to watch out for the hair in the bar-b-cue sauce. I'd suggest adding a comb to the tableware.

      1. Greek One profile image64
        Greek Oneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        genius.. and practical!

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    ankigarg87posted 12 years ago

    I will prefer Gun than Crossbows

  18. profile image0
    BRIAN SLATERposted 12 years ago

    flame thrower

  19. tthudium profile image60
    tthudiumposted 12 years ago

    Does it depend what kind of gun we can have? I would rather have a sniper or Ak-47, than a shotgun. It also depends on the situation!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on if you can shoot worth a dam or not?  If not, better opt for the shotgun!  LOL!

  20. KingDrew profile image81
    KingDrewposted 12 years ago

    I prefer guns my self.  The boom from a gun is way more exhilarating than the sound of a crossbow.

  21. Africa Unlimited profile image60
    Africa Unlimitedposted 12 years ago

    I would not use a bow to hunt, not versatile enough in terms of distance, reload and killing power.
    I use a .3006 168 grain softnose for all my hunting of antelope, I generally take head or neck shots for instant kill, at a longer distance I shoot heart and lung and will often shoot again if the animal doesn't drop immediately.
    I bought a crossbow once and practised for a while and decided against using it. I have seen Kudu run for half a mile with an arrow through the lungs...did not like what I saw at all.

    For Cape Buffalo, Elephant and predators (Lion, Leopard) I reccomend a .418 Rigby or .470 Holland and Holland nitro express. In my opinion .375 is not enough for these animals.

    Predators can easily be taken with 30 caliber weapons, but you have to know what you're doing.

  22. tritrain profile image68
    tritrainposted 12 years ago

    I'd prefer a bow, if I hunted these days.


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