texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Sharps4570, BEK, HPUprof, Jett13, Clinton Henslee
68067 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 105,640
bill oxner 78,871
stxranchman 57,281
SnakeWrangler 55,900
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 41,768
BMD 41,160
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics597,113
Posts11,214,159
Members83,067
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Shoot through mesh #7994832 10/01/20 06:54 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 611
U
USMC89 Online Content OP
Tracker
OP Online Content
Tracker
U
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 611
This will be my first year trying for a deer with the crossbow. Can I shoot theough the camo mesh that comes over ground blind windows?

Last edited by USMC89; 10/01/20 06:54 PM.
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7994854 10/01/20 07:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 28,225
kmon1 Online Shocked
junior
Online Shocked
junior
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 28,225
You can but I do not use mechanical broadheads if I am shooting through the mesh. Haven't tried it lately but when I tried it a couple mechanical heads opened. Fixed blades I could not see any negative effect out to 30 yards .


lf the saying "Liar, Liar your pants on fire" were true
Mainstream news might be fun to watch
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: kmon1] #7994919 10/01/20 08:25 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,093
A
Archer Anthony Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
A
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,093
Originally Posted by kmon1
You can but I do not use mechanical broadheads if I am shooting through the mesh. Haven't tried it lately but when I tried it a couple mechanical heads opened. Fixed blades I could not see any negative effect out to 30 yards .

agreed.


That's what she said
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7994940 10/01/20 08:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,382
W
Walkabout Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
W
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,382
Whoa wait a minute. IF the windows have the fine shoot through mesh NOT the heavy camo mesh you’re good. Replacement mesh is available also. Good hunting

Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7995473 10/02/20 12:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,006
H
hook_n_line Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,006
I had a bad experience last year. I won't be doing it this year.


Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: hook_n_line] #7995482 10/02/20 12:45 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,124
U
unclebubba Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
U
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,124
Originally Posted by hook_n_line
I had a bad experience last year. I won't be doing it this year.

Please expand


Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted by TurkeyHunter
And make Kamila president

She’d just end up blowing it......
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7995697 10/02/20 03:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 7,412
S
snake oil Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
S
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 7,412
Would never shoot through it if the shot was over twenty yards.


" Excuse me, while I whip this out!"
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7995878 10/02/20 05:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 12,172
C
colt.45 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
C
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 12,172
2cents
Set it up (blind), put target out, start 20yrds, shoot broad head threw mesh...
Target & live target two different things...
Had a deer duck under arrow @ 20yrds...
Always carried arrow with field tip..
@ end of hunt, look around, nothing moving...
picked out leaf, 20yrds, make sure bow was on...
bang got busted on a hunt doing this... Didnt see the deer @ edge of thick brush...
Best wish's...

" yingyang True gun control starts with the jerk behind the trigger...
pappy


rofl this android tis like a hemorrhoid in the astroid..
Third attempt @ this text, one went on wrong thread.. .
To error tis human, bang think I need a bigger eraser...
flag



i'm postaddic
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: unclebubba] #7995983 10/02/20 06:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,006
H
hook_n_line Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,006
Originally Posted by unclebubba
Originally Posted by hook_n_line
I had a bad experience last year. I won't be doing it this year.

Please expand


Here's a pic of the setup not the actual incident. The doe I would have been shooting at would be further left of the left most deer. Anyway, a doe came out in view but got hung up and wouldn't ever get straight in front of my blind window, it was at an angle to the left. I decided to make the shot anyway. the broadhead hit the mesh and I could see it in slow motion curve right, after it cut through the mesh. Instead of hitting the doe behind the shoulder it went low and in front of the whole deer. It shattered when it hit the hog trap so I didn't retrieve anything intact. Glad it was a clean miss. It could be because of the way the fletching went through the opening. I was using a Muzzy trocar and didn't expect that. I'm not sure why it happened but I just keep the mesh all the way down now. I wear a black mask and it seems to keep me hidden in the shadow. That evening I did take a doe.

[Linked Image]


Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7996589 10/03/20 03:04 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,616
N
ndhunter Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
N
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,616
Thanks for the photo

Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7997437 10/04/20 02:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,137
B
bjankowski Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,137
I hunted from a double bull blind for years, never shot through the mesh. I also was never busted opening up the window, I wore all black.

Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7999433 10/05/20 10:29 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,563
A
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
A
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,563
No. I make sure I'm in a really good brushed in ground blind, dark inside and wear black clothing and cover face. Never had a problem shooting through open spaces. I just try to eliminate all chances of mishap. Oh and don't shoot through mesh with a muzzleloader. Guy did that on a bear hunt and whole ground blind went up in smoke/flame

Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7999725 10/06/20 01:55 AM
Joined: Aug 2020
Posts: 42
H
Homer75 Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
H
Joined: Aug 2020
Posts: 42
I was concerned about the same thing and switched to the Magnus Stinger just so I could shoot through the mesh. I was told, as long as the mesh is tight, its not a big deal. I want to believe this, it makes since that loose mesh will pull or hang-on to the arrow when you shoot through it.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3