The best way to protect your crossbow is to invest on a good case. Crossbow cases should be part of the shopping list of anyone who is just starting out or even someone who is taking the hobby seriously. The hobby requires you to travel to a remote, rugged location so you need something to protect your crossbow from bumps and falls.
Soft Cases vs Hard Cases
Crossbow cases come in different varieties but most prefer soft cases. They are versatile and they are not made for a specific brand.
Soft cases are stretchable enough to accommodate other accessories and most even have multiple pockets to carry broadheads and cocking devices. They are usually padded to protect everything stored inside but the padding is usually made from light-weight materials. It may be able to protect your bow from scratching but since they are flexible, it cannot prevent your bow from bending or breaking. Soft cases are best for archers who use their bows often. Since they are quite light, you can hand-carry your bow anywhere with you.
Hard cases, on the other hand, can offer maximum protection for your beloved bow. Like soft cases, the insides are also padded with foam or felt-like materials so scratching is also virtually impossible. However, hard cases have hard outer shells and this gives you more protection. These cases won’t easily bend and dropping your crossbow will not be a problem since the case will absorb the impact. Storing your bow in a hard case will make sure that your bow is safe from virtually anything. Hard cases are perfect for storing bows for long distance travelling since you’ll never know what mishaps can happen and you can’t always have your bow beside you.
Choosing the Right Crossbow Case
Choosing the right case can be quite easy. In fact, the only technical consideration, if it ever does become an issue, is the make and brand of your bow. Everything else is your personal preference. Also, there are many types of materials to choose from. If you want to get a soft case, make sure you get something made of plastic as they are weather proof and won’t easily tear if it gets caught on a tree or any sharp object. In getting a hard case, an aluminum shell is best since it is the lightest. Also, make sure to get a
crossbow case with thicker padding. Ensuring the best fit for your crossbow will prevent it from moving inside the case because the impact between your crossbow and the case itself can also damage it.