I've been doing alot of thinking about purchasing a crossbow. As a secondary survival weapon. I can purchase a good brand not alot of bells and whistles for around $350.00. I have some extra scopes laying around and it would be set to go. My reason for thinking this is if needed it could be useful for operatios when silence is needed, could be used for hunting, the bolts can be reused, If worst came to worse a man could make his own bolts. Most of them are light weight you could strap to your pack plus used for hunting saves on ammo. So what you guys think?