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Re: O/T Crossbows

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Goose

11-30-2012 07:32:44
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Not quite on the subject, but I always thought a crossbow would be a helluva weapon for guerilla warfare.

You could sneak around and take out enemy sentries (and others) and there would be no way they could pinpoint your location.




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scotc

12-02-2012 13:27:34
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 Re: O/T Crossbows in reply to Goose, 11-30-2012 07:32:44  
Unless someone else saw which way the guy you got was facing- then they know a general direction- and that you are CLOSE!



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RN

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 Re: O/T Crossbows in reply to Goose, 11-30-2012 07:32:44  
Crossbows were used some in Viet Nam as you suggested- but it more of a lack of silenced firearm or any other fire arm for everybody in squad situation. Some pictures maybe of a Huey that got stuck with a VERY large crossbow bolt 1969- A brother in 7th calvary/1st Airmobile said it happened a couple times, best LZ for attack got covered by whatever Charly could get. RN



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11-30-2012 07:57:07
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 Re: O/T Crossbows in reply to Goose, 11-30-2012 07:32:44  
Have you ever shot a crossbow??? If not maybe you should. They make a loud noise the moment you pull the trigger or at least the ones I have owned or handle all did so yes you could be pin pointed pretty easy plus they are hard as heck to cock unless your a big very fit man. I have problems cocking mine and that is with a rope asset



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