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Are Crossbows Legal in California?

By Shooting Bow

You may be surprised to learn that in some nations around the world, crossbows aren’t subject to any specific regulations at all. In others, they are treated as a firearm, despite there being no combustion involved in propelling the projectile. For instance, in America, it is even more complicated as each state has its own set of […]

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How to Restring a Crossbow: A Guide for Recurve Bow Owners

By Shooting Bow

As a crossbow owner, knowing how to restring a crossbow is essential, especially if you want to avoid paying someone else to do it for you every time. Crossbow string replacement is unavoidable, as it’s recommended that you replace your bowstring at least every year. Also, there will be times when the string breaks or becomes too […]

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How Much Does a Crossbow Cost? The Ultimate Crossbow Buying Guide

By Shooting Bow

It’s thought that crossbows have been used for hunting since the fourth century BC in China and the fifth century BC in Greece. Still, advancements in engineering and recent market innovation meant they’ve changed more in the last few decades than they have in the previous 2,500 years. If you’re looking to buy a crossbow soon, then […]

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How to Make a Crossbow Easier to Pull Back

By Shooting Bow

Advances in engineering and innovative design over the last few decades have meant that crossbows are quite different today to what they once were. Any crossbow owner will tell you that while these incredible weapons are able to wield immense power, it can be very difficult to cock them. You can buy crossbows with lighter draw weight, […]

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Which Safety Guideline Is Unique to the Crossbow?

By Shooting Bow

Knowing which safety guideline is unique to the crossbow is important, especially when you plan on using one for hunting, target practice, or even competition. Before everything else, what you need to understand is that there are safety rules that apply to all types of archery. Still, there’s also no denying that a crossbow is different from […]

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Do You Need a License for a Crossbow in the USA and Canada?

By Shooting Bow

It’s common to ask, “Do you need a license for a crossbow?” Although they are different from handguns and rifles, crossbows do require licenses in some areas. Countries and states have different regulations for you to consider when applying. Quick Navigation Do You Need a License for a Crossbow?How To Apply for a Crossbow LicenseStep 1: Choose […]

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How Does a Crossbow Work: A Basic Guide

By Shooting Bow

Answering, “How does a crossbow work?” seems complicated in that it’s a powerful weapon with exceptional features. However, once you know its anatomy, understanding how they work is far more straightforward than you’d think. As a tool that dates back to the sixth century B.C., they are unique tools for hunting and archery. Quick Navigation Are Bows […]

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How To Repair Crossbows: Need-To-Know Tips

By Shooting Bow

Learning how to repair crossbows is essential for hunters and recreational archers. Over time, the mechanisms on your rig will show signs of wear and tear. Although you can avoid most issues with proper maintenance, there are many other common problems to consider. Quick Navigation How to Repair Crossbow ProblemsNot CockingNot FiringProperly Cocked and Loaded, but Still […]

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How To Quiet Down A Crossbow

By Shooting Bow

When you’re out hunting, stalking your prey, and taking aim, the last thing you want is for the noise of your crossbow to alert your target and make them move. Even an inch of movement can ruin a good shot and result in an animal getting hit where you didn’t aim. This can cause the […]

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How To Drop A Deer With A Crossbow

By Shooting Bow

If you’ve been trying to improve your hunting skills to such a level that you can expertly drop a deer with a crossbow, but you are not having a lot of success, you may just need a few tips and some words of advice to steer you in the right direction. Learning to drop a deer […]

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