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Why the black crossbows

Post by longbow joe » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:49 pm

I was walking to my stand on Saturday and my friend was 200 yards away. He had his new totally blacked out Barnett bow. He was in total camo mask and all but his black bow just "popped " out like a sore thumb. Every move the black just caught my eye every time of movement. With the leaves off the trees and the faded winter woods made it way worse of course. If it had been early season never would have noticed it or him. Dont get me wrong the black bows are cool for sure l love them and the way they look .l realize deer and other animals are color blind but do see shades . Turkey see color .When l see a black bear or Turkey in the fall they "pop"the same way. I have a black micro but its strictly a blind bow for me. Why would a hunter go to extreme measures with total face to toe camo and buy a black bow as an only bow to use in a stand year round just baffles me.l feel the same way a about black stainless rifles. I have one but its spray painted camo.sounds anal but l literally do everything l can to not be seen at all in the woods why go backwards if you don't have to.
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by Carnivorous » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:40 am

Never had an issue with getting busted with my Black bows. Movement is more important than camo! :)
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by flightattendant100 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:09 am

Perfect inside a pop-up blind

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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by newbie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:36 am

Carnivorous wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:40 am
Never had an issue with getting busted with my Black bows. Movement is more important than camo! :)
Im with Jeff for once on this! Regardless what i am wearing for clothes or holding for bow or gun movements is what will bust you.
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by Carnivorous » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:56 am

Once you go black...... :mrgreen:

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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by janesy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:49 am

Carnivorous wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:56 am
Once you go black...... :mrgreen:

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Then what? :lol:
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by Timbrhuntr » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 am

Like some commercials say here is your new rifle. My guess rifle guys like black ones to feel like they are still rifle hunters LOL :evil:
Although the blind use does make sense.

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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by nonova0074 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:46 am

All my bows and new GRZ2 are black with red strings never had a problem. I harvested a black bear on the ground at 25 yards and he never saw me. As long as your scent control and movements are under control you are fine.
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by Deaf jeff » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:27 pm

they are definetly at home in any blind but other then that im guessing its the owners preference just like when a vehicle is purchased
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by XB I GO » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:29 pm

I wear all black when I am in a ground blind so I blend in with the background. We've looked in the blind from the outside I can see my camo bow but not me with all black on. So a black bow would be great in the ground blind.

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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by Bcxbow » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:40 pm

newbie wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:36 am
Carnivorous wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:40 am
Never had an issue with getting busted with my Black bows. Movement is more important than camo! :)
Im with Jeff for once on this! Regardless what i am wearing for clothes or holding for bow or gun movements is what will bust you.

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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by longbow joe » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:24 pm

I assure l wasn't trying to offend anyone here . Another factor is out here in the suburbs l spend a lot of time I'm in back of someone's home ..many times an anti hunters homes ..the last thing l need is a little boy running back to his mom ...saying that a man is behind our house with a "black rifle" ...that's the last thing l need .l go to extreme measures not to be seen ... At all .l have had humans pass 5 feet away and not see me...its kinda fun to be honest
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by gerald strine » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:54 pm

Joe I do not hunt enclosed blinds and do not own any black bows I prefer camo, I never liked the tactical look of black on bows I want to feel like a hunter not a swat team member and black makes feel like a sniper.
The truth is the composite gun stocks were pushed on the market when good walnut was getting hared to find in the 70's , 80's , they are great in poor weather, fantastic for target guns , but very poor at giving me any nostalgic feelings of ownership like checkered walnut can.
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by Bcxbow » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:16 pm

longbow joe wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:24 pm
I assure l wasn't trying to offend anyone here . Another factor is out here in the suburbs l spend a lot of time I'm in back of someone's home ..many times an anti hunters homes ..the last thing l need is a little boy running back to his mom ...saying that a man is behind our house with a "black rifle" ...that's the last thing l need .l go to extreme measures not to be seen ... At all .l have had humans pass 5 feet away and not see me...its kinda fun to be honest
No offense here Joe as I would expect there was none with the others. I use my black bow almost exclusively in the blind and a camo bow in the trees or open cover ground hunting. :thumbup:
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Re: Why the black crossbows

Post by janesy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:54 pm

gerald strine wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Joe I do not hunt enclosed blinds and do not own any black bows I prefer camo, I never liked the tactical look of black on bows I want to feel like a hunter not a swat team member and black makes feel like a sniper.
The truth is the composite gun stocks were pushed on the market when good walnut was getting hared to find in the 70's , 80's , they are great in poor weather, fantastic for target guns , but very poor at giving me any nostalgic feelings of ownership like checkered walnut can.
I carried my full stainless/synthetic combo rifle this year for a rainy snowy moose hunt. And It was nice not to have to worry about it all the time.
I have a collection of wood blued rifles I've bought for my boy. But I'm leaning further and further to the no maintenance side every day.
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