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3 Specs to Focus On When Browsing for A Crossbow for Sale

Crossbow for SaleCrossbows are being accepted more and more throughout the 50 states. If you are anything like me, then you know that this is a good thing. It does not matter to me what you shoot, or whether the projectiles are bullets, arrows, or bolts. What matters to me is the fact that you are out in the wilderness vying for the chance to take your game. If you are new to the game, I thought that I would lend you a helpful hand. I started using crossbows before many people caught on because my state was one of the few that initially allows them. In the following article, you I will tell you what I believe are the most important specs that you should be observing/questioning if you are scanning the web for a new crossbow for sale.

Recurve vs. Compound: I can't stress it enough, you need to know what the difference is between these two. In the most simplest of terms, a recurve is a crossbow that allows you to do much of the servicing yourself. It has limb tips that are facing away from the shooter and they are known for having little-to-no moving parts.

The compound variety is different. There has been a lot of advancement in the technology for these bows since I have been around. You gain a mechanical advantage when using these crossbows. Many of the time, they will produce greater speed in a smaller frame. Be aware that because of the tech that is involved, these crossbows need to be serviced by someone who has a bow press. Youth Archery

There is no right or wrong answer here. This portion of the search is all a matter of preference. There will be a give and take on both ends of the spectrum, so I recommend that you test both of them out to see what you like. Once you have made that decision, you can start to look at the specs of each edition/model that is offered in the categories, and see what you like the most.

Mass Weight: This spec has always been a paramount factor for me when I begin looking for a new rig to add to my arsenal. A personal preference of mine is anything under 6 pounds. I have shot crossbows that are well below that (coming in at just over 4 pounds) and I have shot crossbows that are in the 7 pound range. I can tell you that you will be able to notice the excess weight if you plan on getting a full days worth of hunting.

Power Stroke: Bigger isn't always better, unless you are talking about the power stroke. Many new shooters think that speed is everything, and they get suckered into buying a bow that has the highest advertised feet per second. While speed does play an important factor on your ability to ethically kill the animal that you are going after, the number that you really want to focus on is kinetic energy. The higher the kinetic energy, the more potential that your arrows will have to pass through your target.

Draw Weight: Now this is another important one for me. The reason that many people have taken up using a crossbow is because they may have gotten injured, or they just can't hold the draw on a vertical bow. If you are one of these people, then you should be aware that the standard draw weights for crossbows are 150/175/225 respectively. If you are just starting out, then I always recommend that you get setup that comes with a 150 pound draw weight and make sure to get yourself a rope cocking aid. Getting one of these will help to cut the weight by 50%, so it is in your best interest.

The specs that were mentioned above are just some that I feel are impotent. In my experience, they are also the specs that will be more sensitive to price change. If you take these few factors into consideration when you are looking for a crossbow for sale, then I am sure you will find your perfect crossbow at whatever price range you are looking for.

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