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    Is there such a thing as a super light X-bow?

    Wife can't pull back her bow due to cancer and I wonder if she could hunt/target with an X-bow. She held a couple in the store but they were way too heavy for her. Not sure if she is even interested but thought I would ask.
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    several have a hand crank cocker which makes it much , much, easier, Ten Point,Excalibur, Parker, Carbon express and others have it, Parker has the Concorde, its powered by a CO2 cartridge and is just push button, many options to get her shootin !, good luck !
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    You may want to give Jerry a cal on his draw loc.......... http://www.drawloc.com/content/23-magnum



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    The new Parker Challenger is light n ez shooting...won't break the bank either..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunpowder View Post
    Wife can't pull back her bow due to cancer and I wonder if she could hunt/target with an X-bow. She held a couple in the store but they were way too heavy for her. Not sure if she is even interested but thought I would ask.
    Your question would be easier to answer if you knew how much weight she can hold up. I think my bare 380 is 6 3/4 pounds and it is considered a light crossbow. Add a scope and quiver with arrows and it gets heavier. So can she hold that weight or 5 pounds or what is your guess?
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    Parker Challenger.!!!!

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    Illegal in Indiana. But x-Bows aren't now...


    Quote Originally Posted by wapster View Post
    You may want to give Jerry a cal on his draw loc.......... http://www.drawloc.com/content/23-magnum



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    The Horton TRT is super light weight and super loud.

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    x 3 on the Horton Team Realtree Ultra Light. 6.5lbs. and is adjustable for length and also has an adjustable forearm to get the balance point right for smaller framed shooters.

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    Any Tenpoint with an Acudraw and a steddy eddy will work great!

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    The Excal recureves have several models at 6lbs & under in starting weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunpowder View Post
    Illegal in Indiana. But x-Bows aren't now...

    Are you sure the Draw Loc is illegal in Indiana? The Draw Loc is considered the same as a crossbow here in Wisconsin. Light weight and quiet are not crossbow attributes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Stout View Post
    Are you sure the Draw Loc is illegal in Indiana? The Draw Loc is considered the same as a crossbow here in Wisconsin. Light weight and quiet are not crossbow attributes.
    AT THIS TIME You can get a permit to use the Draw-Loc but it is not considered a Crossbow. Indiana is working on getting a possible wording changed to allow it. Our Vertical Crossbows would be legal only if it meets the 125 pound requirment.

    Linnea (below) is who I have spoken with about this last week. She is bringing it up for review.

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    Ya it doesn't make sense allowing an X-bow but not the Draw loc. Didn't know they allowed it w/ permit. Talked to a CO previously and they didn't mention it so he may not be aware. We were discussing how it was crazy x-bows were now allowed but something like the Draw loc wasn't. This opens up some options for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunpowder View Post
    Ya it doesn't make sense allowing an X-bow but not the Draw loc. Didn't know they allowed it w/ permit. Talked to a CO previously and they didn't mention it so he may not be aware. We were discussing how it was crazy x-bows were now allowed but something like the Draw loc wasn't. This opens up some options for her.
    GP,
    The only way I found out is that I called and asked why it was not legal and the CO said "it just was not" (I don't think he knew that you could get a permit for it). Then I called and started talking with Linnea, she said that she is the one that issues the permitts for the Draw-Loc. She seemed to think it was a great alternative to a crossbow. Please call and offer your support for this.
    Thank you for any support,
    Jerry

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    Maybe the Parker Buck Buster with the crank with work. Fairly light and compact. Good luck with your choice
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    I personally know a few CO's and will tell them. Linnea signs my salvage permits. Also a member of the state archery association. Just posted the news on their facebook page.





    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Goff View Post
    GP,
    The only way I found out is that I called and asked why it was not legal and the CO said "it just was not" (I don't think he knew that you could get a permit for it). Then I called and started talking with Linnea, she said that she is the one that issues the permitts for the Draw-Loc. She seemed to think it was a great alternative to a crossbow. Please call and offer your support for this.
    Thank you for any support,
    Jerry
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    Linnea is a VERY sharp lady. If you have a question about Fish and Wildlife in Indiana she will give you the correct answer.

    Draw Locs were handicapped permissible. That "permit" is for the physically challenged. A non-physically challenged individual can not get a permit for a draw loc.

    I've been at the forefront of crossbow legalization in Indiana for over 9 years. Jerry asked me on here to push for Draw Locs too. The crossbow proposal was at the final stage and I did not want to have it rewritten then. That could have squelched the whole deal. Crossbow legalization was passed, thankfully. I have no problem with attempting to get Draw Locs approved also. Should be a LOT easier than the crossbows were.

    I'll send Linnea an email requesting F And W to look at legalizing Draw Locs. Not sure if this has to got through the Administrative Rules Process or not? If it does do not look for a lot to happen for a couple years.

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    Gunpowder,

    A TenPoint GT Curve with a Steddy Eddy will work..

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    I asked my wife and she is not very interested. Doesn't have the patients anymore and can't sit/stand for any period of time without switching. Was thinking of getting the family to outdoor shoots like she and I used too but she just can't walk long distance let alone the entire course.

    Thanks for the help though!
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