dealsblazing-fast, pistol-grip crossbow for $9.99…

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do these work well on zombies?

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Had one of these things (or at least a very similar one) as a teenager, and they are no joke. It was pretty fun, but my mom confiscated it (like all the best stuff I had).

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@tenncasey: "Hallo and velcome to teh Slingshot Chanel." haha that guy.

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are these suitable for dual wielding?

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this is a fun toy and its surprising powerful for its size and price but when the bow string breaks (and it will) good luck ever finding another one

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@tenncasey: I like how he holds it fully cocked and loaded only 2 feet from his face...

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@kamikazeken: In a word: NO.

In several words: They are far too light to 'kill' the walking dead. While they might seriously injure a human being - perhaps even fatally - you're looking at a 'varmint' crossbow at best. Which wouldn't be too bad if you're running low on supplies and don't mind rats and pigeons.

I've found one, and found them to be seriously inaccurate, and the draw mechanism needs some work.

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Can I shoot geese with these? Serious question, I am tired of sleepless (assumed migratory) nights

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Will this take down a moose?

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@iggz: Yes, it will take down a dessert glass filled with chocolate mousse.

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Can I keep this loading in my nightstand drawer instead of my Glock 17 9mm?

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@iggz: Similar question. I plan on traveling to Oregon soon and needed to know if this will take down a buffalo.

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This thing keeps coming up.
Seriously, is it really worth a purchase or is it junk?

Seriously as in, will last as an adult recreational (I don't have kids yet) toy or junk as in, it will break almost immediately.

Can we get some perspective, because I want one.

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Joking aside, I've got a coyote problem, they go through the garbage out in front of the house at night and they've been taking small neighborhood dogs. Would this be of any use, or would I want something more powerful?

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@infiniteammo: you need better trash cans and bigger dogs.

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@infiniteammo:
if you are actually gonna attempt to put down coyotes i would suggest a much more powerful weapon
it would simply be inhumane to injure them with this weak of an xbow
i suggest you visit your local sporting goods store and get a 200lb xbow or a decent compound bow
that way if you land a hit you are likely to get a quick kill

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I bought this a bout 4 weeks ago it broke a week ago it only lasted that long because the string broke day 1 and it took 3weeks to get a replacement shipped

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@infiniteammo:

Your best bet is to hang a meat hook from a tree out in the woods near your house. Throw a raw chicken on it. Coyotes will throw themselves up on the hook trying to get the chicken. Kind of a pain to clean the hook off, though.

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I bought one for my brother-in-law for Christmas last year, and we had a ton of fun with it. It has enough power to sink a bolt about 1.5 inches deep in a pecan tree from 30 feet or so.

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can this take down an evil wizard?

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@spritle: I seriously doubt it. And don't even think about using it in a buffalo herd while roller skating, because we all know "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd". Just ask Roger Miller!

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I got one last time they were $9.99 for my brother for xmas. It couldn't penetrate a cardboard box for 10ft away, and it broke after about 5 shots. Don't bother.

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Ok one guy is saying it went into a pecan tree and another is saying it won't go through a cardboard box? Which one is it? That's a pretty big difference! Are you both sure you have the same model? I want to just have some fun with it, nothing more.

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@pwnagepanda: Well, I know almost nothing about crossbows, but I do know a little something about physics and materials.

I'm going to go ahead and assume that the cardboard box was unsupported, or at least unfastened to the ground so that when the dull tipped bolt (see images on the sellers site) hit it, the kinetic energy was simply transferred to the box which then subsequently dispersed it as motion (IE: the box got pushed by the bolt before it pierced it).

The tree would behave very differently, being heavy and rooted to the ground. Since the energy would not be transferred into motion (IE: the tree moving out of the way of the bolt), it gets spent lodging the bolt the inch or so into the tree that it goes.

You can try this yourself with a piece of paper. Grab a pen and use it to try to stab a hole in the paper while it's floating in the air. Now do the same while holding the paper taught, which was easier?

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@bluegeek: Thank you. The show of intelligence was refreshing (seriously) :)

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I bought one of these last month. It fired half the time without pulling the trigger, so be careful. Eventually it just blew apart in my hand.

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@bluegeek: Thanks bluegeek, I didn't even think about how the targets could have been mounted.

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If only Aaron Burr would have had one of these on hand, what would America be like today?

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I can back up the pecan tree guy/physics explanation, I have one of these and lodged an arrow into a wooden fence. cschmidt was doin' it wrong.

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I bought a couple of these a while ago. They are frequently at this price, so I don't think this is a very huge deal. If you don't jump on it now, you will certainly get another chance soon...

I fired mine a few dozen times without any sign of the gun or string wearing out. It feels quite solid in the hand, surprisingly so.

It will definitely go through a cardboard box. I set up the original shipping box with styrofoam inside it and everything, and the darts would puncture all the way to the fins on the back, and sometimes go all the way through.

Haven't shot it at a tree yet.

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They penetrate refrigerators :(
Be careful.

My sight broke almost immediately, but I couldn't use it accurately anyway.
Fun-ish, for the price. If I had it to do over again, I'd save my pennies for a big boy toy.

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@bluegeek: Umm I'd still find it hard to believe it couldn't go through a cardboard box if it lodged into a pecan tree...