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17-10-2007, 12:05   #1
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Crossbows.....

does anybody out there know what sort of hoops you have to jump through to get a crossbow??? i asked my local sgt and he said that i would need a good reason.....
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17-10-2007, 12:55   #2
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This thread's better off in the Archery forum methinks...
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17-10-2007, 13:23   #3
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This thread's better off in the Archery forum methinks...
Disagree there Sparks, crossbow is subject to a firearms certificate and lets face it, it has a closer relationship to target shooting then archery imho? I stand to be corrected however by the yeomen.
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17-10-2007, 13:25   #4
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I don't think Archery is restricted to longbow shooting sidney
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17-10-2007, 14:05   #5
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It's a form of archery, but almost unheard of in Ireland due to the aforementioned difficulty in getting a firearms cert for one.
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17-10-2007, 14:12   #6
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Hm. Figured it was a bit more popular than that (I know a chap who is or was the national champion in 10m crossbow).
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Hm. Figured it was a bit more popular than that (I know a chap who is or was the national champion in 10m crossbow).
10m crossbow, wow that thing must be huge, hard to hold stedy I imagine,
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The Irish Crossbow team were the world champs far as I know! However, I think they might be the only crossbow shooters in the country. The gear is pretty difficult to get and to get trained up on.
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17-10-2007, 19:49   #9
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If the crossbow is not for competition use there is not much i think you can do, you are not able to hunt with a crossbow in Ireland, so no real legitimate reason to own on in the eyes of the law. They are controlled using licences for the same reasons as a gun, they can be carried loaded.

If it is for competition then the Irish Amateur Archery Association also includes the CCNE, these are the competition crossbow association their details can be found here : IAAA Contacts
If you contact them they can guide you through the steps to aquiring a licence and which crossbow would best suit competition shooting... (they aren't cheap!!!)
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They ran a experimental beginner course a while back. Between asking the guys running it and the the local guards the procedure is roughly as follows. There isn't much legislation governing crossbows other than you have to have a licence for it. It depends on who you talk to.

Before you can get the crossbow you have to be a member of a crossbow club (the only one I know is sports link in Santry). You then have to apply for the licence which is about 25 Eur and when you are okayed and get it you can then buy the crossbow. You have to get it shipped to a garda holding location until they can verify it comes from a legitimate source.

The competition crossbows are about 1500 to 2500 eur new and a second hand one is about 1000 Eur. I don't think they will accept you into the club with a pistol crossbow only the competition ones.
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if you have a rifle licence you can get a crossbow, its the same licence you need for a rifle or pump action shotgun or now hand gun (hand gun you apply for an add on {and if u think its difficult to get a licence for a rifle or shotgun u should see the hoops you have to jump through to get it) they are difficult to get unless u are part of a club but saying that it can be done unless rules have changed. only other people that get licences for cross bows are historian buffs that reinact medievil battles. they pack some punish and will go clean through a car door at 20-30 m. only bit of advice i can really give is make sure u have a good relationship with you're local garda as he/she is the one that decides really if u can apply to have one
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if you have a rifle licence you can get a crossbow, its the same licence you need for a rifle or pump action shotgun or now hand gun (hand gun you apply for an add on {and if u think its difficult to get a licence for a rifle or shotgun u should see the hoops you have to jump through to get it) they are difficult to get unless u are part of a club but saying that it can be done unless rules have changed. only other people that get licences for cross bows are historian buffs that reinact medievil battles. they pack some punish and will go clean through a car door at 20-30 m. only bit of advice i can really give is make sure u have a good relationship with you're local garda as he/she is the one that decides really if u can apply to have one
It is the same as a rifle or pistol license in essence. An individual certificate is required for each firearm and thus a reason required for each firearm.
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Would these croosbows kill a man?
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Would these croosbows kill a man?
Yes! maybe even a llama!
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A child's bow could kill a man. Safety first!
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