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    The nock in the OP photo looks like the new Raven crossbow nock. It clips on the string for it's anti dry fire mechanism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    Some people refuse to buy into marketing hype, the smart ones anyway.

    Hey, nothing is stopping you from taking long shots, knock yourself out. Just don't come on here afterwards looking for advice on how to recover a deer that was hit in the hind leg at 45 yards, which should have been impossible with your super fast crossbow.

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    So are you implying it's all false advertising, companies that sell xbows at 420fps is just marketing? Do you not believe a xbow can shoot that fast nowadays?
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    Quote Originally Posted by canadaman30 View Post
    So are you implying it's all false advertising, companies that sell xbows at 420fps is just marketing? Do you not believe a xbow can shoot that fast nowadays?
    No, I'm saying that 420 fps isn't "fast". Marketing hype just makes you believe that it is.

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    I can see this post going south quickly. Before it does I want to say that advertising is the root cause of a lot of things. there was or is a commercial on some show that was showing how accurate a new fast Xbow was. I don't even remember the distance, they were comparing it to a rifle. Both hit the target perfect at this amazing distance. This advertising is great if they are only meant for target shooting and state that up front and all through the commercial. Hitting a target out to 100yds might be easy with the rifle and the xbow. But put a deer out there that can sense and hear. See where that deer is when the bolt gets there. I talk to a local shop that sells bows and guns. We talked about this commercial. He just can't believe it either as he will have people watch this and come in wanting to buy it to shoot deer at this amazing range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    No, I'm saying that 420 fps isn't "fast". Marketing hype just makes you believe that it is.

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    Simple math doesn't lie. They can throw a bolt faster to 50 than older models can to 30yds. Is it just hype, or is it simple math, that you couldn't figure out when you attempted earlier in this thread?...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadaman30 View Post
    Simple math doesn't lie. They can throw a bolt faster to 50 than older models can to 30yds. Is it just hype, or is it simple math, that you couldn't figure out when you attempted earlier in this thread?...lol
    I've worked it out many different ways, the error earlier in the thread was a hasty attempt attempt to dumb it down a bit. You know, so you might get it. Unlike some, I don't have any problem admitting when I'm wrong or have made a mistake.

    As I told Fox, you guys are the experts, do what you like. On my way out the door to actually hunt with a crossbow now.

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    I think the animal deserves our best. Best equipment and a humane shot.
    Lots of practice and confirming yardage in the field would go a long way to prevent losses are crippling shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horridfiber101 View Post
    I think the animal deserves our best. Best equipment and a humane shot.
    Lots of practice and confirming yardage in the field would go a long way to prevent losses are crippling shots.
    That's the best comment on this thread so far. As long as someone puts in the time to be proficient with whatever tool they want to use to hunt with, how can anyone tell someone else what their maximum range is? You can't set a one size fits all maximum range on archery gear. Some times too close is worse as far as deer reaction to a shot. A nervous deer at 10 yards is more likely to jump the string than a calm deer at 50...

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    A deer at 10y ain’t jumping no string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    That's the best comment on this thread so far. As long as someone puts in the time to be proficient with whatever tool they want to use to hunt with, how can anyone tell someone else what their maximum range is? You can't set a one size fits all maximum range on archery gear. Some times too close is worse as far as deer reaction to a shot. A nervous deer at 10 yards is more likely to jump the string than a calm deer at 50...
    Well said
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