What Kind of Crossbows Are Right For Me?

I'm shopping for crossbows. How can I find the right one for me?

This really depends upon what you are going to use the crossbows for. Are you going to use it for target practice, archery or hunting? The answer to that question will begin to lead you in the right direction to find the bow that is just right. When looking for crossbows bear in mind that you may need to be fitted with it, so take that into consideration when searching for one, either online or through a retail store. The needs are different when you are only target shooting as opposed to hunting or archery practice. That is why you need to know exactly what you need a crossbow for and why.

I am looking for hunting crossbows

Hunting crossbows can be registered with up to 125 lbs of pull weight, which can take down most of the animals on the planet. You also need to decide when choosing a hunting bow whether or not you want wood or steel, composite, a scope or red dot line sights, or even a cocking mechanism. Then you will need to decide upon bolts and heads for your crossbows. There are many choices available to you and you need to decide on a budget and stick with that for your hunting bow. That way, you don't overspend, and it is very easy to do just that when purchasing a bow for hunting.

How about Medieval reenactment crossbows?

When looking at crossbows for a medieval reenactment, you need to strongly consider that they are for target shooting and demonstration. These beauties will have a range of around 100 yards. These crossbows are made out of wood with a metal bow and firing mechanism. Most period pieces will be as close to historical fact as possible. They will also be a bit on the heavy side. They come with hard baked steel bows and iron tipped steel bolts and made of fine wood such as ash and cherry for example. These are a wonderful piece to have when doing a medieval reenactment and will be a fine piece to add to your bow collection.

I am using one for archery shooting

Then your search for crossbows will be easier. Archery shooting is an excellent and disciplined sport, and your bow must be able to handle all that it is asked to do for you. When hunting for an archery bow, you need to take into consideration several facts. You will need to choose a bow that is light and long. You will need to take into consideration whether or not to use a compound bow or a regular one. You need also to take measurements in order to fit the bow to you. Other considerations of course also need to be taken into consideration such as cost, draw length and draw weight. These will help you to find the right archery bow for your situation.

By: Jennifer Walterscheit

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At Eagle Archery we are dedicated to providing you with the largest selection of Crossbows on the Internet. We stock over 10,000 products including a great selection of Crossbows and Archery Equipment.