CPK and Archery

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by morvlorv, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Definitely lucky, but IIRC, Aussies can have some weird AR-variant (kinda like Cali's weird, 'cannot have this, or this, or this,... must be modded like this and this and this' BS).

    I recalled seeing an article about an Aussie owner describing his (unless recent laws have changed). The darn thing was ridiculously priced though.

    Whoops, nevermind. I tried looking for the article, and found one about them banning a bolt action AR lookalike, simply because it looks like an 'assault rifle'. The thing is/was ridiculously expensive, and it's not even semiautomatic. It's a bolt action rifle, built to look like an AR but apparently that makes it too scary looking to allow in Oz.
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  2. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Many years ago, the gun shop that I worked at got a British gun magazine. (GASP! :eek:) There were several ads for modified semi-auto rifles for British use. One was the Ruger Mini-14. That was an easy one. Just make it without the gas system. The were several AR15s without the gas system. The weirdest one was made by Bushmaster (IIRC) The grip hinged forward and operated the bolt. This was at least 20 years ago, so they are probably verboten now.

    I still have several of the magazines, but they are mostly about air rifles.

    BTW, I saw a review of a Savage .22 rifle. The price in the UK is £863 or $1145USD. On this side of the pond, you can buy one for less than $400.
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  3. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2015
    Trad with antiques on that LC for sure; jealous!

    Just got my bow in the mail this last week; Hoyt Buffalo. Looking forward to starting the journey (new archer)
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  4. LVMPDawg

    LVMPDawg Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    never.truly.lost: I have a Buffalo, great bow; be warned, it will not be your only recurve by this time next year....they multiply like knives.
  5. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2015
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  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    How many of you master archers were defending Winterfell last night? :p
  7. LVMPDawg

    LVMPDawg Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    Funny you ask. I was thinking as the dumb wights stood behind the wall of fire, the archers could have mowed them down. Didnt see a lot of archery action from the wall. But Theon, on the other hand, dude redeemed himself with that bow in the weirwood.
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  8. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    When I first started archery hunting about 5-6 years ago, it was my intent to start with a traditional bow. Since I am into cowboy guns and slip joints, it would make sense that I would like the antiquated flair of traditional archery. Though it is still something I am interested in and hope to explore more in the future (even perhaps making my own bow), my wife found a package deal that was simply too good to pass up at the time when I started.

    Some lady parted ways with her deadbeat boyfriend (her words) right after she had bought him a new bow, arrows, accessories, and such. She was willing to let it all go for a song just to be rid of it.

    It is no Bowtech or Matthews but it shoots fast and straight and is pretty quiet. The upgrades alone made the deal pretty worth it. Spot Hogg, Trophy Ridge, hard case, etc. All I needed were broadheads and I was good to go.

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  9. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    Bringing an old thread back to life with some crappy pics.

    I bought my first bow back in 2009, a 70lb Hoyt Alphamax. I hunted with it for five years and I could never seal the deal on spot and stalk hunting. I figured the bow was cursed or I just sucked at bow hunting. Likely the later.

    I passed the Alphamax onto my son and he downed an animal with it the first hour of his very first hunt. :thumbsup: Guess we know who the better hunter is. :D

    Second bow was a 70lb Mathews Chill-X. The Alphamax shot well but the Chill-X was money. I had a number of successful hunts with the Chill-X until passing it down to my other son. The only downside to Chill-X was the weight if you’re carrying the bow around all day.

    Latest bow is a 65lb PSE Carbon Stealth. This thing carries like a dream and shoots as well as the Mathews if I do my part. Can’t wait get out again with it and my #badideaFK2

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  10. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Sweet deal Dylan! :cool: Best way to get a good bow is lightly used. There are some amazing deals out there if you watch. Funny, I have the same quiver on my bow. It's the ONLY one I could find that would fit my Ramcat broadheads properly.

    Sweet bow! :cool: I ordered a #badidea FK2 as well, with the express intent to use it as a hunting knife. :D
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  11. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    8471A2DF-8B5B-44DA-8508-5D1B21C30865.jpeg Getting Gravelcub into archery..... still much to learn
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  12. Flogger

    Flogger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2020
    This year was my 30th year chasing whitetails with a bow. It never gets old...

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  13. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
  14. Flogger

    Flogger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2020
    Haha! I appreciate it. I’m blessed to live in KY which produces some fantastic Whitetails.
  15. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2018
    GOOD GOD! That thing is a monster! What did he dress out at?
  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Did you get that mounted? Please don't tell me that those are common enough in your AO, that it wasn't worth the time/cost :eek:
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  18. Flogger

    Flogger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2020
    Thank ya sir!
    Unfortunately I wasn’t able to weigh him. I shot him September 10th 2019 about 6:45 in the evening and it was a 95 degree day. After the recovery it was a mad dash to get him taken care of so I wouldn’t lose any meat. He was a 5.5 year old animal and I would guess he dressed right at 195lbs give or take 5lbs.

    I did get him mounted! The taxidermist I use did a phenomenal job and I was very pleased with the result. I even talked the wife into letting me hang this one in our den, opposed to my office where all the other critters reside.
  19. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thanks, Jared. I tell a lot of folks who are interested in archery to just watch Craigslist shortly before season. A lot of dudes selling last year's model so they can get into the latest and greatest.

    It's been a great quiver so far - no complaints yet.

    Over here, we have the wily Blacktails... They are smart, elusive, and since we lack much in the way of open area, they are hard to hit. I'd love the opportunity to hunt Whitetails someday.
  20. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014

    I shoot Hoyt atm, but I’ve tried every brand out there and Bear is as good as any Mathews, bowtech, it Hoyt etc. I’ve shot.
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