deals50% off pistol grip crossbow for a limited time…

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If only I had a use for one of these...

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Husband/Wife after the tenth time you ask him/her to pick up his/here socks/heels?

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@lizlovell84: o god have you ever stepped on the heel of a high heel shoe when i was upside down, thought i would never walk again

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@valtr0n: These are useless against zombies! Should work fine for vampires though.

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can't wait to get mine!!!
No clue what I'll do with it other than make some holes in my room mate's walls.

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I need some explosive tips to go with it so I can get all Black Ops on my enemies! lol

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BudK = Redneck weeaboo (mod edit: profanity)

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I...
Must....
Have...

Although I can only guess that it will break in a couple days at 10 bucks

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Please tell me thats 50lbs. of force in the line?

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I bought one of these years ago off Budk.com. Unfortunately I am a wimpy girl and I can't actually load it by myself, so I've only tested it out a couple of times, but yes the force is 50lb, not the crossbow. Mine came with plastic arrows so I don't know how the fiberglass ones compare.

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@wootfertexas: Useless?
-Unlimited ammo (you can reuse arrows)???
-One shot to the head will do the job.

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@codeman9090: One shot to the head?

You sir, obviously have NO experience fighting zombies.

Good Day.

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had one once, it is a piece of junk, the part that holds the bolt in is very thin and crappy plastic, broke, and the bolts would not get shot straight anymore.

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I had one of these recently. This thing is really strong, and it's easy to get hurt just trying to cock the thing. Being cheaply built doesn't help with the safety. Make sure you buy some extra strings as they go bad pretty quick. Sometimes one will last you 50 shots, sometimes one will break the first time. I feel these are even more dangerous than a real rifle, so use that as judgement if you are buying for a teen. These arrows aren't going to bounce off your skin like a BB gun either, they're going in, and maybe through. These mini crossbows are a lot of fun though, I must say. If your state has draconian gun laws, it's worth looking into one of these. It would be great for varmints as well. Just don't store it with the string cocked...

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$14.98 after shipping.. :/

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I shot my eye out with one of these when I was a kid.

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I have one of there, im 16 and have done some stuff with it you shouldn't do such as dry fire, leave it cocked for 2 weeks, and shot pens after i lost all of my ammo. I'm still using the original string but it is starting to fray after about 8 months of having it and shooting it everyday except the 2 weeks I went on vacation. I had it measured for the pull weight and yes it is 50 lbs but the pull bar gives you nice leverage to easily cock it. I would recommended buying the aluminum bolts for extra ammo and a extra string just in case.

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@wootfertexas: Not according to AMC's new hit "The Walking Dead." One guy uses a crossbow. One crossbow bolt to the face knocks those undead walkers down in 2 seconds flat...and with reusable ammo!

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@samroth: 17.98$ for me after shipping, almost got it too

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Even fifty-pound pull isn't gonna be much for anything but target and maybe varmint-shooting... and they're not accurate enough for either. Quality these are not.

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, these are NOT good for zombie hunting, despite the reusable ammunition. Your primary use will be to hunt small game for food. If you are attacked by a rotter and ths is all you have, your only home is to beat them to death with it.

That being said, crossbows DO have some advantages over guns: Quiet operation, ease of operation, recoverable ammunition (though still not as good as a fresh bolt), easily made ammunition (try loading a musket from scratch, much less a modern firearm..), and they're easier to operate (and make, and craft ammo for) than bows. For optimal headshots, you'd want a 'full-size' crossbow, of at least 150-pounds pull - the sort you have the foot-stirrup and have to set pulling with both hands. Crappy rate of fire, but it gets the job done.

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I hate to be that guy...

About 15 years ago (I am surprised that they have been selling this very model for that long) a neighbor and I each bought one of these crossbows. I was big into archery at the time, and for the money it was a fun way to play around with a crossbow on the cheap. My neighbor was big into firearms, and saw this as a toy. The first thing he did after putting his crossbow together was aim it at a chicken roaming in the yard, not realizing the power it had. The bolt pinned the poor chicken to the ground.

These are not toys! The bolts are metal tipped, and I have had the bolt pierce through 1/4" plywood. I was a kid when I bought mine, but they are not toys for kids to play with.

Anyway, this is probably a needless rant, but I wanted to put my $.02 out there.

Other thoughts - the quality is a bit cheap, but like you might have gathered they are certainly powerful (and I would assume zombie brain < 1/4" plywood). So enjoy!

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@sandroller:
Sounds like your neighbor isn't too intelligent.

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Seriously, if I'm in for one and the damned thing breaks while trying assemble it, will this retailer offer me a refund or exchange? Read too many reviews that say this thing's easy to break. Also, plastic or aluminum arrows or bolts or whatever they are called?

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free knife with coupon code - bos11

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My husband has this or one very much like it that he purchased on a lark for a comparable price. We shot it at a local archery range just a few weeks ago. Like journeyloaded, I couldn't load the arrows, either; 50 lb. is quite a lot of pull. From, oh, 30 yards or so, we embedded the arrows pretty deeply, some right to the flights. (The target seemed to be made of compressed sheets of paper pulp--as though 1/4-inch-thick sheets of dense paperboard were clamped together to form a stack several feet high.)

After a few test shots and some adjusting to the very basic mechanical sight, we found it to be reasonably accurate. I wouldn't recommend pulling a William Tell with it, but not bad for the price.

This thing may not have zombie stopping power, but it would certainly threaten the life of a human. It is no toy!

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These guys at BUDK apparently never heard of PayPal, so they must pay the penalty - I'm NOT in for one.

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for zombies just shoot through the eye socket so it penetrates the brain.

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Clearly people who say this is useless in a zombie invasion didn't watch last nights The Walking Dead.

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@chris8907: The crossbow used on the walking dead was a much larger and professional crossbow with a real scope. This is more of a toy and might work for zombie dogs or midgets, but I would not trust it to take out an executioner.

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@crappitycrap: I can't think of many situations where this thing wouldn't come in handy.

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@luisibarra81: Good point. Now where can I get a real crossbow to avoid the zombie apocalypse? I just don't wanna end up like the camp...when I saw that part my jaw dropped. @chris8907

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I understand the attraction of "reusable" ammo, but I'm not retrieving these from a zombie skull.

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Perfect gift for my 8 year old son to have "play" fights in the back yard. Winner goes to jail (with moi), loser goes to the ER. Now that's excitement.

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@luisibarra81: This is good information to know in the event of the Midget Zombie Apocalypse.

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I shall pierce my broken heart with this cheap crossbow.

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I'm so excited to get mine in the mail! Even if it's cheap you can't go wrong for $15 shipped and I got the free knife with bos11 so even if that's a piece of crap it's still worth it.

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Don't go crossbowin someone what don't need crossbowin

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thinkin of gettin my 6 yr old son one of these for xmas, and he lives with my Ex so I send her one of thez;
http://www.zazzle.com/bullseye_tshirt-235760674550907849

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OK I got one :) Yes, I am a huge cracker...

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@stickywicket: To be fair, PayPal and a few other third-pary payment processors can't or won't process payments for firearms, firearm accessories, knives, and other similar hardware.

State laws and such. Stupid, I know, but it stems from needing to have payments strictly connected to the buyer.

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How useless/potentially dangerous...my husband is going to LOVE that I bought this for him :)

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does anyone know if this is strong enough to puncture the side walls of an SUV tire...?

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@rob_from2o9: ...or the radiator of an armoured bank truck?

But still, in an all out zombie apacolyps, there should be plenty of accessable high powered weapons if you survive the first few days. Why go for a one shot dart gun.

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I went ahead and bought the Cobra 80lb crossbow for $39.99. Still a great deal.

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I got a couple of these dirt cheap about 6 months ago. They're actually pretty sturdy for what you're paying. The string is actually fairly difficult for most people to pull back. The pulling bar is useless, frankly. As are the aiming sites. Buy some better bolts for it rather than the plastic ones that come with it. Shooting the aluminum bolts into a pine board from about 8 feet away, it went in about half an inch. At close range you could possibly kill someone with it. Oh, and stringing the thing was an utter bitch. Took me a long time and it was fairly painful.
Oh and as for the no Paypal thing people are complaining about, Paypal rules won't allow it to be used for any type of fire-arm like weapon if I recall.

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It says $19.99 on the site.

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Not a good weapon of choice if you follow the Double Tap rule.