dealsblazing-fast, pistol-grip crossbow for $9.99 + $4…

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For me its lighting fast or nothing!

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Got one of these awhile ago. Pretty fun. Make sure to buy some extra arrows though

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The crossbow is about what you'd expect: functional but not especially accurate. The sight on mine had over two feet of play at 20 feet, though with a few washers and stuff I was able to make it fairly accurate.

The plastic arrows (they're not really bolts as they have fletching) are useful for cardboard targets but not much else. eg. they will not puncture a full aluminum soda can at more than about three or four feet. It works well enough in my basement on cardboard targets at 30 feet.

With heavier arrows or bolts and a tweaked sight, I guess it could be useful on squirels or rabbits, but it really is just a toy.

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dangerous crap. the bow tends to break after 25 shots or so. give one to somebody you hate.

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@mgrkrug:
Yes, this is dangerous. I have never purchased one of these, but this is about the 5th time I've seen it for sale on deals and every time there are several people saying that the thing broke mid shot, it's not very powerful, etc.

Also, it's $10 so it's not like you really expected to hunt with it right? Just wear some safety goggles.

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this might be a fun squirrel hunter

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@fit410s: i think id do better with a slingshot

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@mgrkrug: Yeah, these are pretty useless. I bought one a long time ago and it broke after just a few shots, plus the string release mechanism is pretty lame and makes it really difficult to get an accurate shot off due to how hard you have to pull the trigger.

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I bought one of these a few weeks ago, and I think it's a decent buy. I found it to be decently powerful at 20 feet. It went through the shipping box (~2ft deep) and the product box (~2in deep and filled with foam).

Is it the most accurate thing in the world? No. I missed one shot and it went through an aluminum award plaque I had next to my target.

Is it still fun? Hell yes.

It's a $10 crossbow, you get what you pay for.

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You'll shoot your eye out.

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I bought one of these a few years ago thinking it would be a good novelty item. Honestly couldn't get it to fire a single bolt and the whole thing didn't stay together real well at all. It's entirely possible that it will work out better for some people, but there is a very clear reason why it's so inexpensive.

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Can you kill zombies with it like Daryl does with his? if you were at close range?

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in for 1 for my 5 yr old daughter. After watching the walking dead on tv for 2 seasons, she pointed out the need for a silent weapon.

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@tewkewl: I actually was wondering the same thing...but according to these reviews, this wouldn't be very useful for defending against zombies. back to searching....

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bought one of these to run cabling in suspended ceiling. first time I used it the little plastic bit on the end of the cross beam shattered, and stuff flew everywhere. I suppose you get what you pay for, haven't used it again, still trying to find a way to make it usable.

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@bogus: that sounds bad .Maybe you need to adjust the position when you wanna take a shot .