Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:51 PM
Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:10 PM
The Longshot is a very worthwhile modern substitute. Or alternatively a BBB or Lanard Blast Bazooka both are competitive with a crossbow in terms of function.
Edited by CaptainSlug, 05 October 2006 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:12 PM
Is it modded?
Has it been used?
If you not good at modding guns and it is not already modded, I would say no, since a stock Xbow is useless in a war. You could get a Big Bad Bow which is another very strong primary on eBay for only 30 + S&H. There are lots of good primaries and I probably wouldn't spend 75$ on a crossbow because you will find rare steals on them for only 35, here and on eBay. If you really want a crossbow it's not outrageous, but if you have another decent primary, hold off a little to get an xbow.
Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:08 PM
Posted 06 October 2006 - 05:31 PM
Even though the xbow is rare, I dont think it is worth 70 dollars because you can get about 6 LBB's for that price.
I would(in a heartbeat) take 6 LBB's over an Xbow.
Posted 06 October 2006 - 08:46 PM
Xbow is sweet and everything but seriously with the modifications that are out there these days, you can easily get a bbb/lbb/titan to shoot WAY farther than an xbow.
I havve yet to see a bbb that shoots "WAY" farther than an xbow and the lbb and titan are pump guns which means they have a slower rate of fire than the xbow. Not to mention the fact that it takes 20 pumps to prime the titan.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 02:56 AM
Titans shouldn't be a part of this duscussion...they cheat (lol).
I'd say most people shouldn't be willing to put down $70 for an xbow; it's not really worth it. But if you can find a somewhat more reasonable deal on one, BY ALL MEANS buy it. I can gurantee you you'll fall in love with the gun, whether you consistently use it or not.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 11:55 AM
Edited by Substance Abuse, 07 October 2006 - 12:55 PM.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 12:16 PM
Wise man always say, "Arguing on the internet is like winning the Special Olympics. Even if you win you're still retarded."
Posted 07 October 2006 - 02:47 PM
Edited by King Of Butt Land, 07 October 2006 - 02:47 PM.
This contest may have some flaws, as people can simply be a deuschbag over the internet. By Lying.
A war-like setting/invitational would be better...
Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:08 PM
Range isn't everything, because if it takes you 3 times as long to reload your gun that it takes me, I can run up to you and close the range gap and still shoot you.
In summation, the Crossbow is an amazing gun that I love to use. But, I wouldn't spend $70 on it. Wait til you see one for $50 or less, and then go for it.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 02:46 PM
Another thing about the crossbow is that they will actually be worth more than what you bought it at when you go to re-sell it. I anticipate the Longshot to be in the market for a good 2-3 years longer, so you shoud have no problems finding them.
Ranges aside, the crossbow is probably the most comfortable gun ever made. From what i've heared about the Longshot is that it is pretty damn bulky. The Crossbow with a few mods isn't going to weigh more than a couple pounds.
Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:08 AM
I find the Longshot to be extremely comfortable, but then again, I'm freakishly tall. The extended stock shoulders nicely and the range and accuracy are marvelous.
I think the crossbow has achieved a kind of legendary status. I'm not saying it's overrated, because it is indeed a great gun, but I think that because of the huge difference between stock and modified and the ease of modification it has been put on a pedestal of invulnerability. The same thing happened to the Arrowstorm and Chainblazer once long ago.
One thing I see reiterated time and time again on this site is that every weapon has it's purpose and useful situation, and that every weapon has its weakness. The crossbow has huge range and incredible accuracy, but it can still fall to someone with a SSPB if they are sneaky enough.
To bring this beast of a post back around to the topic, $70 for a toy gun is too much for anyone but a staunch collector. There are other weapons that can fill the role that the crossbow monopolized for so long. At this point, given the choice between my longshot and my old crossbow, I would almost certainly choose the Longshot. It wins on comfort, rate of fire, has comparable range and accuracy, and is slightly cheaper.
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