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    Glad to hear the trip went well. I think your observations are spot on with what I've found. Most importantly I'm glad you're getting a second opinion. It may be the same outcome but it never hurts to double check on serious things such as a joint replacement. Good luck on the next segment of your elk hunt
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    Here's my update. I thought long and hard about the xbow and decided I didn't want to deal with the flak i'd get from other hunters. I have a short fuse and i'm way too old to get in a fight now.

    So, i'll stick to the old Hawken, PRB, and real black powder. Old school enough for me. With my crap vision I have to get within 25-30yds. So, now it's me who can rag on the inline guys taking 200yd shots. Not that i do, but the option is there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElkStalker View Post
    So, i'll stick to the old Hawken, PRB, and real black powder. Old school enough for me.
    Sounds like a plan! Watch Randy's "Fear the Beard" antelope hunt...

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    i've never had anything personally against crossbows, to each his own, i own a Stryker 350, which for the most part is a high maintenance piece, so i've been sticking to my my compound for the last few seasons. the positive side of a crossbow is it gives people more opportunities to hunt, where either through age, past injuries, physical abilities or a different season. when used properly they do well with being able to make an ethical kill. if one is inclined to invest in a crossbow, be prepared to lay out some serious cash and definitely invest in either a Excalibur or a Tenpoint. since crossbows have been made legal to hunt with here in NJ, those 2 brands i've just mentioned rarely if ever have any issues, i've talked to many archery pro shop personnel and all have told me the same thing.

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