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  1. At the time, no - it wasn’t arbitrary. But research has since shown that rifles are no more dangerous than shotguns so that regulation has been changing. Much like I’d expect the draw weight and limb tip regulation to change - there’s no practical reason not to. Then again, we are in NY where 7 rounds in a magazine is less scary than 10 … so who knows where things will ultimately end up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The problem with that analogy is that there aren’t any restrictions on compound bow draw weight. If you can find one available and have the gumption, you can shoot 100 pound+ draw weight without being illegal. I also don’t buy that it’s similar to shotgun -vs- rifle regulations. Those were implemented because of the (false) perception that shotguns were safer in more densely populated areas. I’m not aware of anyone arguing that lower draw weight or longer limb tip crossbows are somehow safer than higher draw weight or shorter limb tip crossbows, but I guess I could be mistaken on that. I’m not arguing that those who use crossbows that aren’t inline with current regulations are right in what they are doing. Rather, I’m arguing that the current regulations are arbitrary and limit access to some of the most popular, effective and efficient products on the market. Much like the SAFE act and it’s arbitrary regulations. Again, I don’t hunt with a crossbow and have no interest in doing so. These regulations don’t impact me in any way currently. However, I do have problems with arbitrary regulations that serve (seemingly) no practical purpose whatsoever - same as the SAFE act. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I've said this before in another thread: Many of the most popular crossbows on the market are off-limits to NY hunters who want to comply with the draw weight and limb tip width restrictions. There seem to be fewer and fewer premium crossbow offerings that fit within the NY standards. Many crossbows that use older technology (e.g. most Excalibur crossbows with their recurve limbs and heavy draw weights) also aren't legal in NY. I'm not a crossbow hunter so I don't really have a dog in the fight. But like the 7 (or is it 10?) round capacity rules for firearms, the current restrictions seem quite arbitrary and limiting for no real good reason (or at least none that I've ever been made aware of).
  4. Out of curiosity, what bow is she using? Like the limb width and peak draw weight restrictions on crossbows, the minimum draw weight for compound bows seems to be fairly arbitrary as well. 35 lb. peak draw weight on a high performance bow with a stiff draw cycle is going to be much harder to draw than a 35 lb. peak draw weight on a smooth drawing youth bow. The high performance bow will also store way more energy at the same peak draw weight. In some cases, a 25 lb. peak draw weight bow could store more energy than a 35 lb. (or more) peak draw weight bow, which would make it more capable even though the draw weight is less.
  5. Is this really true? My now 14 year old never had any trouble drawing 35 pounds when he was 12 (he's up to 50 pounds now). My almost 12 year old draw 40 pounds and my 10 year old is drawing 35 pounds. I know this is a rather small sample size - I'm just surprised to hear that drawing the 35 pound minimum weight is a barrier to entry into bow hunting.
  6. I spent a lot of time going from specialist to specialist trying to figure out what was causing the symptoms I was experiencing back in late 2019. Doctor after doctor told me there was nothing wrong with me, but my symptoms told me otherwise. The ONLY doctor that helped in anyway was an integrative medicine doctor that specialized in lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. She told me that the 24 hour rule as it relates to ticks and transmission of lyme is a misnomer (ok, she actually said that it's patently false). Since she was the only one who was able or willing to treat me in any way AND that treatment was effective, I have no reason to doubt her. I'd recommend a course of antibiotics just to be safe because I can guarantee that you wouldn't want to go through the things that I experienced with my symptoms. After doing some research on this at the time, there's a lot of conflict between the CDC and what are called "Lyme Literate" practitioners. There was a rather alarming documentary type video on YouTube that I watched - I'll see if I can dig that up.
  7. Better safe than sorry with this stuff - I'd insist upon a round of antibiotics. If you don't catch it early, it can get very nasty. I had symptoms for more than a year because I didn't catch it early enough. Fortunately, things are much better now.
  8. I may be in the market for a beam to use as a fireplace mantle if you are looking to sell any. You may have said so already, but are the beams chestnut as well? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Lyme is bad enough, but Babesia is really nothing to mess around with. If you catch Lyme early, antibiotics are typically enough to prevent any long-term issues. Babesia, I believe, is treated with the same drugs they use for malaria.
  10. Many of the most popular crossbows on the market are off-limits to NY hunters who want to comply with the draw weight and limb tip width restrictions. There seem to be fewer and fewer premium crossbow offerings that fit within the NY standards. Many crossbows that use older technology (e.g. most Excalibur crossbows with their recurve limbs and heave draw weights) also aren't legal in NY. I'm not a crossbow hunter so I don't really have a dog in the fight. But like the 7 (or is it 10?) round capacity rules for firearms, the current restrictions seem quite arbitrary and limiting for no real good reason (or at least none that I've ever been made aware of).
  11. I had the J&J shot and J&J booster. I was fatigued with a headache for a couple of days after each shot. I also tested positive for COVID in early January (1-1/2 months after my J&J booster). Again, I had fatigue and a headache along with a sore throat and congestion for about a week. The fatigue was worse with COVID - there were times where I couldn't keep my eyes open in the mid-afternoon and I'd have to take a nap for a couple of hours. That seemed to help quite a bit.
  12. I don't know too much about other manufacturers, but I have a Sig Sauer 1911 that has been a great gun.
  13. I'm not sure how old the machine is, but the picture you posted makes it look brand new. Depending on the options on that machine, $7k may not be a bad deal. Used market is crazy right now - you might even be able to make a little money on it.
  14. How much is he asking for his ATV/plow setup?
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