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#6294269 - 05/10/16 07:04 PM Air Bow
kmon1 Offline

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21175
Loc: Texas
Shot one of the Crossman Air Bows today, first impression this is a loud "bow", makes an Excalibur without any noise dampening on it seem quite.

Not sure about the actual speed but it is fast with an advertised 450fps with the only arrows available for it now weighing an advertised 375 grains with the few I weighed being 370fps. Penetration in the target might have been a little deeper than I get with a 65lb compound using arrows weighing 390 on the skinny Victory Vap arrows.

The pump to charge the air cylinder is a lot of work. The reservoir in the bow gets pumped up to 3000psi with a bicycle type pump and takes a while. You can use an air tank to fill the reservoir making it easier to fill. Pump and external tanks are sold separately.

Trigger pull is long but not overly heavy 2 stage.

Currently in Texas hogs are the legal game for the air bow
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#6294285 - 05/10/16 07:17 PM Re: Air Bow [Re: kmon1]
chital_shikari Online   content
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12118
So exotics too, then?

Been thinking about a crossbow for my uncle, maybe I'll recommend him this instead. peep


#6294352 - 05/10/16 08:00 PM Re: Air Bow [Re: kmon1]
Aggieman775 Offline

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 616
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
I'm surprised about the pump being work. When Jim shocked shot that buffalo with one everything looked easy.

#6294402 - 05/10/16 08:21 PM Re: Air Bow [Re: kmon1]
kmon1 Offline

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21175
Loc: Texas
The 3000psi air reservoir is the pain to fill, then you are good for 8 to 10 pretty much full power shots before topping it off again. To make it ready for those shots it is very easy like shown in Shockey's video. You are good to go hunting with one the reservoir charged and ready.

Like a crossbow the easiest way to unload it is to shoot it.
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#6294541 - 05/10/16 09:33 PM Re: Air Bow [Re: kmon1]
passthru Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 11059
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
Yeah . . . Nah.
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#6297770 - 05/13/16 12:31 PM Re: Air Bow [Re: kmon1]
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