Crossbows for a beginner

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    Ok so i am a beginner in the archery and hunting thing, i am also trying to become a pro fighter, but i also want to try hunting, so what are some good crossbows for beginners? I'm looking to go hunting some point in 2018.
     
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    All crossbows are for beginners.
     
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    Get a compound. Crossbows are for battling the English in the 17th century
     
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    Get the kind that shoots in reverse.

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    If only i had the money to buy a compound bow, but i also want to use something easier, wait for a crossbow, i've seen in the tv shows that you pull the crossbow strings back with your fingers, but when i look up youtube videos you pull it back with a cockrope or whatever, can you pull it back with just your fingers?
     
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    Depends on the weight. If you plan on using it to hunt large game it' probably gonna be difficult to pull back without at least standing on it. Im not that familiar with crossbows
     
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    You know you can't bring a crossbow in the cage, right?
     
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    Like everything thats remotely fun, tbere banned down here
     
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    Yep, a kid got shot in the leg so theg banned them, they restricted compound bows a couple of years ago aswell.
     
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    Crossbows are fun for about 5 min, they're too easy. I'd either get a gun for the range making the shooting more interesting or, the real answer, I'd get a bow and begin archery. Doesn't have to be compound, the second hand market is great.

    For efficiency in hunting tho, gun, hands-down.
     
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    meanwhile...

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    Does it bother anyone else that Daryl on Walking Dead caries a crossbow? First he ain't no bitch and most definitely wouldn't use one as a good old boy hunter type, and second, it would be a pain in the ass to lug compared to a compound bow, and third it's a far inferior weapon to a bow as reloading is relatively slow and zombies are oh so plentiful.


    Also, it's disgusting that he shoots game with the same nasty bolts he takes down zeds with.
     
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    A fire proof one because I assume you're using flaming arrows.
     
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    Can't get a gun now, got to wait till i move out.
     
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    Get your drunk buddy who is just as green as you shoot an apple off your head, then and only then will we know that you are worthy of our advise.
     
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    Ok well i think i'm going to get a bow instead of a crossbow now. Crossbows do seem a little cool though.
     
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    They're cool but after you shoot it there's no learning curve. It's just point and click.

    If you just want to kill some shit with least possible effort it's a good option.

    A bow will be a good deal more difficult, you need to learn how to fire, taking a course would be very sensible. It will be a ongoing rewarding hobby rather than a thing that is cool for a bit because it shoots something.

    Both have merit, depends how much you want to put into it. If you get a bow don't over do the draw weight on it. There are recurve that you can swap out the limbs to increase it. 25lbs or so is ample to begin with if you're male and reasonably healthy. The length of arrow is down to your length of arms etc, an archery shop would do all this for you.
     
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    For your op tho it was already answered, all crossbows are for beginners, it's why they were introduced in warfare; because the require no training.
     
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