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The more you Know - The sport of bow hunting and the sport of archery are two very subjective sports. The best for one person may not be the best for another because of the fact that everyone is different. Below you will find many of the common questions that we have received throughout the years and our answers to them. These include:
  • How-to Articles: to help you get started in the right direction, or fix many common issues
  • Tips and Tricks: to help you get the upper edge on your competition
  • Buyers Guides: to make sure that you end up with the new product that you want
  • Product Reviews: of the many items that we test in our warehouse at thecrossbowstore.com

This list is not exhaustive and will continue to grow as we continue to expand. If there is something that you would like to have explained or is there is something that you feel we may have missed, feel free to shoot us an email at sales@thecrossbowstore.com.

Articles and Guides from TheCrossbowStore.com

Choosing the Right Camo Netting as Blind in Hunting

If you want to be an effective hunter, you have to seriously consider using camo netting as blind. It is essential to be “dressed for success” in camouflage if you want to bring home the prized catch....[ Read More ]

Building A Blind with Camo Netting

One of the most popular way of using camo netting is for building hunting blinds. It is fairly cheap for folks to dress up...[ Read More ]

Single Pin vs. Multi Pin Sights: Buying Guide for a New Bow Sight

If you are looking to purchase a new sight for your bow, and are comparing single pin vs. multi pin sights, this brief guide might help you in your decision...[ Read More ]

How to String a Recurve Bow

Figuring out how to string a recurve bow when you are new to the sport can be frustrating. A quick search on Google will get you a handful of answers...[ Read More ]

2 Factors to Focus on When Using Your Archery Bow

Your form has to be spot on when you are shooting an archery bow. If you do not hone in your skills before you hit the field, then there is a good chance that your arrows might go astray... [ Read More ]

Matrix 380: The Best New Excalibur Crossbow for Sale in 2014

If you have been looking for an Excalibur crossbow for sale, then the thought has probably come into your mind as to whether or not you should get their new Matrix 380 crossbow. Going.. [ Read More ]

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

Crossbows 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. [ Read More ]

Tutorial Video: How to remove iron sight for 150lbs Crossbow

Some customers have trouble mounting the scopes on the 150lbs crossbows. Here is the tutorial video shows your how to remove iron sight so that you can mount your scope. [ Check the video ]

Youth Archery Safety Tips

Archery is great sport that can be enjoyed with the entire family. It is particularly a great activity for children because it can teach them great lessons. When they are learning how to shoot, they will be taught about hand-eye coordination... [ Read more... ]

Are Crossbows and Vertical Bows Different

New archers and experienced hunters that have this common misconception that crossbows and vertical bows are drastically different from one another. There is some truth to the fact that they are different from each other, but it is not by as much as these people would lead you to believe. There is the vertical bow that is shot similar to how Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen would shoot their bows. Then you have the crossbow that is shot, as you would see on an episode of the Walking Dead. At first glance, they look more different then they really are... [ Read more... ]

Nothing Compares to Morrell Targets

Many of the compound bows on the market are shooting arrows at 300 feet per second and beyond. When you consider this, it is important that you understand what type of target you should be using. I prefer to use the various different versions that Morrell Targets makes because of everything that they have to offer... [ Read more... ]

Crossbow Broadheads Buyer's Guide

More outdoor enthusiasts are starting to use the crossbow for hunting because of its power that can be likened to that of a gun plus its unmatched accuracy that is similar to that of a bow. If you are just starting with your hunting hobby, this is the best place to get tips on finding the best broadheads for your weapon.... [ Read more... ]

Bow Sight Buyer's Guide

Bow sight is an important archery accessory used to take aim at your target. It requires a lot of practice and patience to attain consistent accuracy in aiming and firing arrows, but a quality sight means a lot to any archers... [ Read more... ]

Arrow Rest Buyer's Guide

A great and precise arrow flight starts with a great arrow rest. And arrow rests are essential equipment for any bow hunters... [ Read more... ]

Chest Cooler - An Essential Tool For A Hunting Trip

Hunting is one of the most exciting outdoor activities for men. When planning a hunting trip, safety, fun, and readiness should always be considered. So, to ensure readiness of the people who will participate in the activity, it is essential to remember the necessary tools to bring. Chest cooler is an essential tool on your list..... [ Read more... ]

How To Choose The Right Crossbow Broadheads

If you will be hunting, you will also need broadheads. Broadheads are essentially razors made to screw into the tip of an arrow to kill, take down, an animal when hunting and come in a few different styles. They usually have two to four sharp blades that cause massive bleeding in the victim... [ Read more... ]

10 Bowfishing Accessories You Must Have

Bowfishing is a more fun way to catch fish. The fisher is more active. He does not just sit there. He looks around and finds a fish to catch. He aims and shoots. If you want to try bow fishing, you will need bow, arrows and reel. It is better if you will have a spare arrow and reel. There are also plenty of accessories that you could buy... [ Read more... ]

3 Methods in Cocking Your Crossbow

It is important to cock your crossbow perfectly straight as it directly affects your accuracy. There are 3 methods in cocking your crossbow:Manual Cocking, Rope Cocking, and Crank Cocking... [ Read more... ]

Buying A Bow Sight

During the olden times, hunters used crude bows and aimed their targets using their instincts. Now, the hunting and shooting activity has been made convenient by using bow sights. For archery bows, there are many types of bow sights you might like to consider when buying. You have to consider the sight design and durability. Mostly, the prices are between the range of 20 to 300 US dollars. [ Read more... ]

What to Wear for Archery Practice?

Practicing archery with the right equipment and proper clothing is important, even when using a youth bow. Since there are children taking this sport as a hobby, most manufacturers have special gear designed for kids, and they vary depending on their draw length and draw weight. Archery clubs offer beginner lessons for children, and these lessons put a lot of emphasis on safety, since they have to deal with some lethal equipment. Besides gaining access to the clubs’ facilities and helping them improve their skills, enrolling in these clubs encourages them to practice and helps them gain helpful information from other members.[ Read more... ]

A Parker Crossbow: Your Finest Crossbow Companion

Crossbows are not the most difficult fighting machines on earth. However,the Wicked Ridge Invader Crossbow by Tenpoint Crossbow prides itself of its unmatched features. The Wicked ridge Invader crossbow is a more powerful alternative to the lighter crossbow also manufactured by Tenpoint, which is the Wicked Ridge Warrior. Ten Point has always been known in producing top notch crossbows. All the high-end crossbow products available in the market today include the Wicked Ridge Warrior and the Wicked Ridge Invader Crossbow [ Read more... ]

Wicked Ridge Invader Crossbow Review

Crossbows are not the most difficult fighting machines on earth. However,the Wicked Ridge Invader Crossbow by Tenpoint Crossbow prides itself of its unmatched features. The Wicked ridge Invader crossbow is a more powerful alternative to the lighter crossbow also manufactured by Tenpoint, which is the Wicked Ridge Warrior. Ten Point has always been known in producing top notch crossbows. All the high-end crossbow products available in the market today include the Wicked Ridge Warrior and the Wicked Ridge Invader Crossbow [ Read more... ]

America’s Top Crossbow Manufacturers: a Brief Overview

Crossbows are the weapon of choice for the outdoorsmen who want the convenience and the power of a pistol and the excitement of bow hunting. It isn't as restricted and regulated as guns (although there are strict regulations for hunting). It is also a fairly lucrative niche, what with the said hunting season and target competitions held all over the country. Crossbows are generally expensive though; the tactical ones can cost up to $1,600. However, you can always find beginner models for as low $50. Here are some of the world's well-known crossbow makers, producing gear for the beginners, expert marksmen and everything in between. [ Read more... ]

Barnett Crossbow Reviews

The Barnett brand has been around for the past 50 years. Thus, it has been the key figure in innovating bows, crossbows, arrows and bolts alike for the last half century. Weapon specialists and experts have given the Barnett name tons of very satisfactory reviews for the past decades, making it one of the most trusted brands in the history of weapon manufacturers both in the United States as well as other parts of the world. In order to know more about the Barnett brand, it is necessary to review some of the crossbows that it has released for the past 5 years, some of which are the following: [ Read more... ]

Hunting With A Crossbow, Compound Bow or Rifle?

Hunting is a great way to experience a thrilling, often challenging, and what can be a very highly rewarding sport during most times of the year, depending on where you live. Be it a high powered rifle, a crossbow or compound bow, whatever you choose, you will be able to go after game big and small. The potential rewards and the excitement gained in hunting are achieved differently with your choice of equipment. Being a responsible sportsman is of most importance, whatever firearm or device you are using, and as a responsible sportsman and hunter, safety and proper preparation before the season begins is very important. [ Read more... ]

Carbon Revolution for Crossbow

Many crossbow manufacturers are now using carbon materials for their products. Materials still used are various alloys and aluminum, wood and plastic. All of these materials have various positive and negative aspects. [ Read more... ]

Crossbow Accessories Introduction

Crossbows are in popular use amongst different hobbyists, from the shooter participating in competitions and target shooting to the regular and serious hunter. There is an incredible variety in crossbows, their material, design and price range. Along with this comes an incredible range of accessories aimed at customizing and maximizing the use of the owner's weapon. [ Read more... ]

Crossbow Package Buyer Guide

There are many crossbow packages available and at a wide variety of prices. These will cater to all types of users, from hunters to the target shooter, the advanced and the beginner. Packages can be less than $500 and reach well-over $1,500. The packages, despite prices, come from some of the most well known names, such as Barnett, TenPoint, Horton and Excalibur. [ Read more... ]

How to Customize a Sniper Crossbow

We recently had a customer purchase one of our most popular crossbows, the Man Kung Sniper MK-150A1PB Crossbow from Thecrossbowstore.com website in October, 2010. Since then our customer has made some self modifications and upgrades to enhance the accuracy and comfort level of the crossbow. [ Read more... ]

Wizard Crossbow Review

We recently received an email from one of our customers who purchased a Wizard Crossbow from us, and I would like to share with everyone here. [ Read more... ]

US Crossbow Hunting Regulation

Below is a summary of crossbow hunting regulations in the United States. This page is intended as a quick reference, and as such there may be details about regulations in your state that are not mentioned here (e.g. are scopes legal? can I use a crank? etcetera). Regulations can change frequently from state to state. Please contact your local DNR (or equivalent) office or click the link under your state for the latest information. [ Read more... ]

Crossbow Buyer's Guide

When deciding exactly what type of crossbow you are going to buy, there are many variables and criteria to consider. The world of these weapons, for those unfamiliar with it, has evolved incredibly, with experts and long-time users in the field sitting the last 20 to 30 years as showing a large jump in technological improvements. [ Read more... ]