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Shoot through mesh #7994832 10/01/20 06:54 PM
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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?

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Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7994854 10/01/20 07:12 PM
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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 .


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Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: kmon1] #7994919 10/01/20 08:25 PM
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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.


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Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7994940 10/01/20 08:49 PM
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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
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I had a bad experience last year. I won't be doing it this year.


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Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: hook_n_line] #7995482 10/02/20 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
I had a bad experience last year. I won't be doing it this year.

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Originally Posted by txhuntingguide
If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7995697 10/02/20 03:35 PM
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Would never shoot through it if the shot was over twenty yards.


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Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7995878 10/02/20 05:17 PM
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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...
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Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: unclebubba] #7995983 10/02/20 06:56 PM
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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.

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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.

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Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7996589 10/03/20 03:04 AM
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Thanks for the photo

Re: Shoot through mesh [Re: USMC89] #7997437 10/04/20 02:44 AM
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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
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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
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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.

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