William Tell had the apple shot.
Robin Hood used his archery skills to rob from the rich and give to the poor.
Legolas dispatched orcs with exquisite precision with his bow and arrows in The Lord of the Rings.
But today, Saint Valentine’s Day, is celebrated with loves’ favorite archer, Cupid. It’s legend that if you are struck by Cupid’s golden arrow you shall be smitten with love. Conversely, if you are struck by Cupid’s lead arrow you will have to flee the relationship.
Rac-Em-Bac, a Louisiana archery products manufacturer, now adds some real lead to their arrows with their introduction of “Bow Mag.”
Bow Mag is an arrowhead that holds a .38 Special or .357 Magnum which fires into its target upon contact.
The Rack-Em-Back website proclaims “The Bow Mag has the most lethal killing power of any arrowhead on the market for big game and nuisance animals.”
John Royer, a bow hunter and product manager for the company, says “simply secure your .38 or .357 Magnum into the Bow-Mag arrowhead system, turn until the casing threads lock in place, then attach your arrow shaft or crossbow bolt” as he demonstrates the product.
“Magnum impact and maximum stopping force where you want it.” Royer explains that your bow or crossbow will be an “even deadlier silent hunting tool.”
A six-pack of arrow heads will only set you back $39.99.
You will have to check with your local laws to see if you can hunt with this new death bolt.
A quick check of Virginia law indicates that hunters are prohibited to “Hunt with explosive head arrows or arrows to which any drug, chemical, or toxic substance has been added.”
There may also be another hitch in the giddy-up of this product. Is it an arrow, or a firearm?
According to the Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide produced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives it may be a firearm, “The term ‘firearm’ is defined in section 921(a)(3) to include any weapon which will or is designed to or may be readily converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive.”
So order your Bow Mag while you can.
Meanwhile, watch a pretty girl shoot a feral hog with her Bow Mag, and may all the arrows that strike you today be golden tipped.