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much less slingshot range of critters, while all you have to do with a scoped rifle is keep your eyes and ears "peeled", and fire carefully. While still QUITE inferior to having lots of snares, traps, nets, and trotlines set,the scoped, canned .22 unit and CAR-15 is WAY ahead of even a FACTORY bow and arrows as a foraging tool. At the ranges you can chest hit a deer reliably with an arrow. I can easily BRAIN him with a .22 CAR. Even if you use POISON, and talk about ANY hit, on a COW, at 100m, I can easily just use the 223 to brain the cow,too, from OFFHAND. If I brace the rifle solidly, I can brain the cow at TWICE the range at which you can reliably get ANY hit with the arrow.

Wasting lots of time "educating" crittes (about what a twit you are with a bow) is NOT a good shtf tactic, at ALL. You are exposing yourself to enemies, who have SCOPED rifles and the ability to hit you RELIABLY at 1/4 mile, and MAYBE hit you at 1/2 a mile, and who WILL devote entire DAYS to seeking you out and ambushing you. DUH, not a good move at all.
let's start with your favorite premise that shots will call in the enemy (whomever that is) - a bow is silent. More quiet than your suppressed 22.

Yes, it can take hours to stalk, but it can also take minutes - same applies to a rifle.

(My bow can kill an elk sized animal at 100 yards, my personal ethical limit is around 60 - though I'd consider an 85 yard shot in certain conditions).

I'd pay money to see you brain a cow at 200 yards with your shorty AR. I also call BS on your ability to do so offhand with your shorty at 100m.

We could easily set up a simple test using a paper target with the appropriate size drawing of a cow head on it. (then you'd have to know where the brain was inside the skull too) that way we aren't killing cattle.

Arrows are re-useable. Not always, but with a good pass through, the arrow is perfectly fine to re-use. This saves on ammunition. You can carry a rifle, a bow, and a pistol. I know because I've done it. if I had to ditch the bow to survive, I could do so easily.

This an 85 yard shot from a 3-D shoot I was at. The arrow is in the 12 ring, i.e.: considered a bulls eye. One shot.

so, yes, I do know my way around a bow.
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