How To Find The Best Compound Bow


The emergence of compound bows in the market has added a new category to hunting sports. It is claimed by compound bow enthusiasts that the advanced design of this bow permits those who love to hunt with the rifle to enjoy the excitement of learning how to hunt in a different way. Also, compound bows have the advantage of being lighter than rifles.  And many archers are not hunters at all, they simply enjoy archery for the sport.

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Crossbow Cocking Guide


A crossbow is an age-old weapon used both in hunting and warfare. The crossbow is now believed to be an ancient Chinese weapon, developed hundreds of years before Medieval Europe began to use it. The weapon is basically a mechanized bow. It uses simple machines mounted on a “gun-like” stock to easily pull back the bowstring and have a notch where the bolt is placed securely. It is fired by pulling on the trigger, and it is easier to use compared to the traditional bow and arrow. This guide covers the basics of crossbow cocking, loading, aiming and firing.

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Crossbow Crusader’s Broadhead Guide


When it comes to hunting effectiveness broadheads are probably the most important feature of your hunting kit after the crossbow and arrows of course, and they can be even more important in some cases. There are a lot of factors that influence which type of broadhead you’ll want to choose, such as the grain weight your chosen arrows can handle, what sort of game you intend to hunt, budget, and of course personal preference. In this guide we will cover these points as well as a few others so that you can be more confident in selecting one for yourself.

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How to Choose the Best Crossbow -2


Trying to find the right crossbow can be a time consuming task as no one wants to part with their hard earned money unless they are absolutely sure they are getting exactly what they want. In this crusader article we are going to go over the most important aspects of a crossbow and how to determine whether or not they are correct for your needs.

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Advice for New Crossbow Owners


First off always read the included safety guidelines and handling recommendations included in your crossbow’s manual, if for some reason your crossbow didn’t come with a manual you can usually find an online manual on the manufacturers website.

If your crossbow is not equipped with an anti-dry fire feature and even if it is, always be sure that the safety is engaged directly after you cock the crossbow and in addition to this always keep your fingers away from the trigger and the front of the crossbow pointed down until absolutely ready to fire.

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Crossbow Bolt Recommendations


Everyone from the beginner to the deadeye marksman understands the importance of quality ammunition, no matter how advanced or fine-tuned your crossbow may be if your bolts are junk you will find hitting your targets consistently to be an absolute chore if you’re able to hit them at all. On the flipside a top grade bolt can be exactly what you need to take your shooting to the next level. In this guide I will give a brief overview of some popular and high rated crossbows at different price ranges, hopefully this will help you pick the right bolts for your

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Compound Bows: Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some of the frequently asked questions about compound bows and their answers

Question: What is a compound bow and how does it differ from the traditional bows like the recurve bow, cross bow, and long bow?

Answer: A compound bow uses a system made up of cables, levers and cams to store energy and allow it to be released instantly when the weapon is fired. Unlike the recurve and longbows, the limbs of the compound bow are more rigid. The use of cams and the principal of leverage make it easier for the archer to draw the string despite the more rigid limbs. They also permit the storage of more energy so that the arrow can attain a longer distance.

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Parts Of A Crossbow: Knowing Your Equipment


One of the first steps in understanding how your weapon works is to get acquainted with its components. In this guide, we take a closer look at the parts of a crossbow to learn more about how it works.

Knowing the parts of a crossbow can be helpful when it comes time to assemble your own or if there is a need to replace and change any of the parts, whether due to damage or because you want to make an upgrade.

To the lower right is an image of a recurve crossbow labeled with its parts. We’ve decided to begin with this type of crossbow since it is the more basic of the two crossbow designs and has all the components of a basic crossbow.

Once we’ve understood the basic parts, we will then introduce the compound crossbow and explain which parts it has different from the recurve version.

Parts of a Recurve Crossbow

To make the explanation simpler, we shall begin from the tip of the bow and work our way towards the end of the stock which is where the shooter holds the weapon.

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Recurve vs. Compound Crossbow


Types of Crossbows

Below are the two main types of crossbows, the recurve and compound. They are very similar in many respects but differ in their construction and how they function. In this article, we compare the two types.

You can easily notice that the main difference between them is the way these two types of crossbows are strung. The compound on the left has a much more complex string system while the recurve on the right much simpler.


The Recurve Crossbow

The recurve crossbow is an offshoot of the recurve bow. It borrows the limb design from it, with the ends of its limbs curving away from the shoot. This curve serves a purpose which is to increase the amount of tension the string will have when fully drawn.

When stringing a recurve crossbow, all you need to do is insert the string loops into the limb tips using a stringer.

To the right is an picture of the top view of a recurve crossbow.

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Crossbow Maintenance and Care

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Taking Care of your X-Bow

Like all tools that contain moving parts weapons need to be taken care of to perform well when you need it. Crossbow maintenance and care is something that’s to be done on a regular basis, not once and forgotten about. Since you’re making a sizable investment on your weapon, you want it to maintain its good condition for many years to come which is what they’re made to do.

When should you do it?

Crossbow maintenance typically should be done before any shooting session. The extra care you put into it not only prolongs the life of the device but also the strings, cables, arrows. It also gives you the best possible performance in terms of speed and accuracy when it comes to shooting.

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