Bow mounted laser range finder! really?

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  • July 29, 2010 at 4:22 am #530774 Back to Top REPORT
    javi
    JAVI

    Joined: 7/5/2006
    It don’t matter none to me… according to P&Y I’m an outlaw anyway..
    July 29, 2010 at 8:54 am #530775 Back to Top REPORT
    I like it, I want one.
    God gives us only so much time on earth, don't waste it. Jesus blood washes sins away, just pray.
    July 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm #530776 Back to Top REPORT
    switchbackxt-ar
    SwitchBackXT-AR

    Joined: 12/25/2006
    I Voted legal, I can think of several deer I would have made a much cleaner kill if I would have had this… or wouldnt have clean missed ](*,) Will be ordering this on monday! :thumbup
    July 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm #530777 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    i am going to sound retarded..but WTH, we’re friends right?

    i get buck fever BAD! but i get it when i have to use my rangefinder. i have a hard time getting looking thru the tool, aiming it, and pushing the right button. with my old nikon440, i cant count the times i put the wrong end to my eye. DUH! i am a rattled fool, working that rangefinder..mouthdry, shaky, heart tremors..i get the distance..move to the bow, and i am immensly better. i can aim that pin alot easier, and stay steady.

    maybe a Vendetta would be a good thing for me.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm #530778 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    It don’t matter none to me… according to P&Y I’m an outlaw anyway..

    According to Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón, you were an outlaw when you were born … not much has changed in Tejas since. ;)

    July 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm #530779 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    I voted ‘Not Sure’ because I’m undecided.

    On one hand, I hate seeing things get outlawed that could actually reduce the wounding and the “not recovered” rate.

    On the other hand, the purist in me thinks that bowhunting should be a challenge … the ultimate test of skill and senses, man vs dinner.

    It is already outlawed in Colorado, so I don’t really have to commiserate on it. [-([/quote:2u9x0ywt]

    :D :thumbup According to P+Y anything electronic on the bow clisifies it to be illegal for P+Y…that includes that handy lil sight pin light there .. :whistle

    Heck…in the 80’s I tried to outlaw releases :whistle
    :^O
    Neil

    July 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm #530780 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    …According to P+Y anything electronic on the bow clisifies it to be illegal for P+Y…Neil

    I called P&Y to ask why the lighted nock was ‘unethical’ and not fair chase. I was told because it helps ‘locate’ the game. I said it doesn’t locate the game BEFORE the shot, only AFTER the shot, which is classified as recovery not HUNTING/PURSUIT.

    There after followed a lot of Yabba, Dabba, Do … about ethics. I persisted it is more ethical to recover wounded game by any means than by no means. More Yabba, Dabba, Do followed about unfair advantage, skills, etc.

    P&Y, IMHO, is an organization of mindless wits, stuck in the early 20th Century, thinking that anything other than wood shafts and flint broadheads shot from handmade longbows are a corruption of Dr. Saxon Pope’s ideals.

    P&Y is a flickering light bulb in the world of illuminated bowhunting without an OFF switch. :mad:

    As some of you may know, I am at heart an old recurve shooter, I enjoy the challenge, and I would never hunt with Trad gear until I’ve ‘proved’ myself worthy. Today, I spent 2 hours testing broadheads for my recurve … Yet, I would not deny a compound bowhunter the advantages of rangefinder, and recovery tools, release aides, or anything that makes his shot more certain.

    I would never join P&Y, but on the other hand, if someone wanted to adhere to the ‘old and romantic’ ways, I would not comment on it and wish them Godspeed. :thumbup

    August 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm #530781 Back to Top REPORT

    rrs

    Joined: 7/2/2010
    My business partner and I bought a farm for deer management and hunting. We have always said that there are no Pope & Young deer on our property. I have no time for that organization. :mad:
    August 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm #530782 Back to Top REPORT
    javi
    JAVI

    Joined: 7/5/2006

    It don’t matter none to me… according to P&Y I’m an outlaw anyway..

    According to Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón, you were an outlaw when you were born … not much has changed in Tejas since. ;)[/quote:3vlxzvqv]

    Well he did order my GGgranddaddy shot at Goliad… they missed… well almost he was winged but escaped… :D

    August 15, 2010 at 11:07 pm #530783 Back to Top REPORT
    aussiehunter
    aussiehunter

    Joined: 8/23/2004

    I voted ‘Not Sure’ because I’m undecided.

    On one hand, I hate seeing things get outlawed that could actually reduce the wounding and the “not recovered” rate.

    On the other hand, the purist in me thinks that bowhunting should be a challenge … the ultimate test of skill and senses, man vs dinner.

    It is already outlawed in Colorado, so I don’t really have to commiserate on it. [-([/quote:1sq10f7c]

    seriously then why not put away your compound bows and binos and vehicles getting to the place and gps and etc etc etc…..

    whats the diff in having a rangefinder in your hand or on your bow?

    its all about giving that animal the cleanest,effectiant ,quick kill with an accuratlty placed broadhead/arrow combination…thats what we strive for….

    anyways no offence to gjarcher, [=}=]

    cheers
    pat :thumbup

    August 16, 2010 at 6:30 am #530784 Back to Top REPORT
    b_brueggen
    B_Brueggen

    Joined: 8/6/2006

    Why shouldn’t it be legal????
    A clean kill shot is what we want right??????[/quote:2tyjvnqp]

    true, but it takes away a bit of the challenge. either way i guess

    August 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm #530785 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006

    Not that it affects me either way, but it disqualifies your for P&Y. It would not supprise me if eventually game cams dont disqualify you for P&Y as one state has already made it illegal and usually P&Y follow suit.

    Yeah jake i just read the Fair Chase P&Y guidlines. I think it’s ridiculous that it doesn’t count if you have and electric range finder attached to your bow. If thats the case then range finders shouldn’t count at all. Your not gaining any advantage if it’s attached to your bow.. Who makes these rules[/color:3h54ltcf][/quote:3h54ltcf]

    p&y is a club their club their rules it does not mean anything to the rest of us. i personally would never submit anything to them anyway.[/quote:3h54ltcf]

    I agree!! P&Y Club is eventually going to devise their own downfall IMO anywayway. More and more bowhunters are shunning them every year for other measuring systems. Most often if your unwilling to adapt you eventually fail.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm #530786 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter843
    bowhunter843

    Joined: 8/12/2007

    Not that it affects me either way, but it disqualifies your for P&Y. It would not supprise me if eventually game cams dont disqualify you for P&Y as one state has already made it illegal and usually P&Y follow suit.

    Yeah jake i just read the Fair Chase P&Y guidlines. I think it’s ridiculous that it doesn’t count if you have and electric range finder attached to your bow. If thats the case then range finders shouldn’t count at all. Your not gaining any advantage if it’s attached to your bow.. Who makes these rules[/color:2yoep1zu][/quote:2yoep1zu]

    p&y is a club their club their rules it does not mean anything to the rest of us. i personally would never submit anything to them anyway.[/quote:2yoep1zu]

    I agree!! P&Y Club is eventually going to devise their own downfall IMO anywayway. More and more bowhunters are shunning them every year for other measuring systems. Most often if your unwilling to adapt you eventually fail.[/quote:2yoep1zu]A stick either bends or breaks. :thumbup

    August 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm #530787 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    Why shouldn’t it be legal????
    A clean kill shot is what we want right??????[/quote:18go55e2]

    true, but it takes away a bit of the challenge[/color:18go55e2]. either way i guess[/quote:18go55e2]

    Ummm, anything beyond hand-to-hand combat with the deer ‘takes away a bit of the challenge’, right?

    August 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm #530788 Back to Top REPORT
    javi
    JAVI

    Joined: 7/5/2006
    My problem with B&Y or P&Y isn’t their rules but rather the manner of presentation. If you read their creed and the rules you will see that they clearly consider anyone who does not follow their mantra to the letter to be less of a hunter at best and unethical, irresponsible and unfair… pretty much makes you a second class human being.
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