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    I don't think so? I think they are more like Archery.

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    Crossbows in the US are considered archery. Some states only allow them for hunting with a handicap permit, others have a minimum age and some allow them during archery seasons without any additional requirements. Why would you think they are an air gun? Compressed air has nothing to do with the function of a crossbow.

    Air bows blur the line since they used compressed air to fire the arrow/bolt.

    https://outdoorever.com/crossbow-law...w-regulations/

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    In my home state crossbows are grouped in with firearms as far as permitted uses in hunting regulations. Air guns are also grouped with firearms.
    In other words, if you are going to use a crossbow to hunt with them you have to follow firearms regulations and seasons. Crossbows are not legal to use during archery seasons. There is no air gun season in my state.
    I'm not sure if that was what you were asking about or not.

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    https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/o...item-autotoc-1

    Crossbow
    Crossbows are lawful for any person during the Archery-Only Open Season except in Collin, Dallas, Grayson, and Rockwall counties, where no person may use a crossbow to hunt deer during the Archery-Only Open Season unless the person has an upper-limb disability and has in immediate possession a physician’s statement that certifies the extent of the disability. An upper-limb disability is a permanent loss of the use of fingers, hand, or arm in a manner that renders the person incapable of using a longbow, compound bow, or recurved bow.
    An Archery Endorsement is required to hunt deer during the Archery-Only Open Season. An archery endorsement is required to hunt deer, turkey and/or javelina at any time in Collin, Dallas, Grayson, and Rockwall counties, including during the general open season.
    Any person, regardless of physical ability, may use a crossbow to hunt game animals or game birds in any county, including Collin, Dallas, Grayson, and Rockwall counties, during a general open season or Eastern spring turkey season.
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    In NY crossbows are considered primitive weapons & most follow the muzzleloader regs. An air bow if legal would fall under the definition of a firearm. In NY air rifles are considered firearms! Definitions

    Air gun - a firearm that uses spring or compressed air (not gunpowder) to propel a single projectile that is .17 caliber or larger and produces a muzzle velocity of at least 600 feet per second. Smooth or rifled bore air guns are allowed.

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    Okay, so was the Moose shot with an "air-bolt" or a crossbow? I saw nothing of a crossbow, while scanning through the clip. Was one, or an "air-bolt" mentioned in the dialogue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NyFirefighter357 View Post
    In NY crossbows are considered primitive weapons & most follow the muzzleloader regs. An air bow if legal would fall under the definition of a firearm. In NY air rifles are considered firearms! Definitions

    Air gun - a firearm that uses spring or compressed air (not gunpowder) to propel a single projectile that is .17 caliber or larger and produces a muzzle velocity of at least 600 feet per second. Smooth or rifled bore air guns are allowed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kosh75287 View Post
    Okay, so was the Moose shot with an "air-bolt" or a crossbow? I saw nothing of a crossbow, while scanning through the clip. Was one, or an "air-bolt" mentioned in the dialogue?
    In one of the scenes at 13:20 you can see a string so it is a crossbow.
    2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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    Is a crossbow an airgun? Seriously? NO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by centershot View Post
    Is a crossbow an airgun? Seriously? NO!
    Except when politicians are involved. A number of years ago the local civic leaders tried to rule that a proposed golf course was a farm, negating having to rezone from agriculture to commercial. And keeping their developer buddy's property taxes down.

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    An Airbow is an airgun....

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